Rs 40 million grants distributed to quake survivors

Babiyachaur (Myagdi), July 30: Grants amount over Rs 40 million were distributed to the earthquake survivors of Myagdi district for the reconstruction of private houses. The first-tranche of grants was deposited to the bank accounts of local beneficiaries whose houses were completely damaged in and aftermath of the 25 April 2015 earthquake. Information Officer at the District Coordination Committee Padma Bhandari shared that total amount of Rs 42.25 million was distributed to 845 households of Myagdi at the rate...

Rs 1.3 million handed over to set up Khairkendra Community Homestay

Kanchanpur, July 23: The Trishakti Buffer Zone Consumers Committee and the National Trust for Nature Conservation on Saturday handed over Rs 1.3 million for establishment of Khairkendra Community Homestay at Shuklaphanta municipality – 3. The Homestay will be set up as part of the Shuklaphanta Conservation Programme. Shuklaphanta municipality’s Mayor, Dil Bahadur Aire, handed over a cheque carrying the amount to Home Stay Chair, Puran Chaudhary. Aire said that homestay scheme is a medium of self-employment and that it...

Rs 10 billion graft case against three TSC members filed

Kathmandu, July 16: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) today filed an over Rs 10 billion graft case at the Special court against three members of the Tax Settlement Commission (TSC). TSC Chairman LD Mahat, member Umesh Dhakal and Member Secretary Chudamani Sharma, also the suspended Director General of the Inland Revenue Department have been accused of misappropriating revenue and tax settlement in a dubious way. Sharma is in CIAA’s custody at present while Mahat...

Finnish govt agrees to provide Rs 2.36 billion grant

Kathmandu, July 14: The Government of Finland has agreed to provide Rs 2.36 billion grant assistance (20 million Euro) for the implementation of School Sector Development Programme (SSDP). An agreement to this effect was signed and exchanged between Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Baikuntha Aryal and Finnish ambassador to Nepal Jorma Suvanto on behalf of their respective governments, amid a programme at the Ministry of Finance in Kathmandu today. The SSDP is a continuation of School Sector...

Revolving fund of Rs 200,000 set up in Tanahun

Kathmandu, July 14: A revolving fund of Rs. 200,000 has been set up in Tanahun district. A local of Rampurtar in the district, Nil Kumari Tiwari set up the fund in memory of her husband Yaba Nidhi and son Mukunda Tiwari. She set up the revolving fund targeting to help talent and privileged student of Tanahunchowk based Chok Secondary School in the district. It may be noted that Yabanidhi had served as the school management committee chair for a...

PAC instructs Finance Minister to immediately collect CGT from Ncell

Kathmandu, July 13: The Public Account Committee (PAC) under the Legislature-Parliament has directed the Finance Ministry to obtain capital gains tax from Ncell, a privately owned mobile network operator in Nepal, at the earliest. Today’s PAC meeting took a decision to this effect, asking the Ministry to collect Rs 60.71 billion Ncell has to pay in CGT as determined by Large Taxpayers’ Office (LTO) on June 27 and relay the information of the matter to the PAC. The PAC...

Nepali Ambassador to Korea, Singh, and DG Ryu Jeong-hyun meet

Kathmandu, July 12: Ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of Korea Arjun Jung Bahadur Singh today held a courtesy meeting with Ryu Jeong-hyun, Director General, South Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the latter’s Office in Seoul. During the meeting, matters related to enhancing bilateral relations and further strengthening cooperation between two countries in areas such as energy, trade, tourism, agriculture, education, infrastructure etc. were discussed. On the occasion, Ambassador Singh requested for...

Nepal-India Trade, Transit and Connectivity workshop organised

Kathmandu, July 12: The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi and the IDSA jointly organised a workshop on Nepal-India Trade, Transit and Connectivity as part of the Embassy’s economic diplomacy initiative at Vishakhapatnam, India, today. Inaugurating the workshop, Ambassador of Nepal to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyaya said Nepali traders are keenly assessing how they can make the best and most beneficial use of the highly modern port facilities available at Visakhapatnam for transit, and thereby it was logical to choose...

Bharatpur Hospital purchases Rs 300 million worth of medical equipment

Chitwan, July 12: Bharatpur Hospital has bought various 32 types of new medical and other appliances worth around Rs 300 million. Most of the purchased equipment have arrived while efforts are underway to bring the rest, said medical superintendent of the Hospital Dr Rudra Marasini. As a result, patients who would otherwise be forced to visit private hospitals for medical tests and other treatment, incurring high cost are expected to benefit from the government hospital. The process to buy...

Dozen pharmacies shut for failing to register

Rajbiraj, July 12: The Department of Drug Administration Biratnagar on Tuesday made surprise inspections of pharmacies in Rajbiraj and Rupani of Saptari. During the inspection, DDA took action against a dozen pharmacies for failing to register and keeping medicines haphazardly. At many pharmacies, the Department also found that the person in charge at the time of the inspection was not the actual owner of the outlet.

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