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  • Gagan Thapa’s advice to PM Oli: Stop acting like preacher

    Kathmandu, August 21 Nepali Congress leader and former minister Gagan Thapa has advised Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to stop making rounds to the provinces and acting like a preacher. Thapa, who was speaking in Parliament, said the Prime Minister must get to work instead of giving speeches and interviews. He added that the fate of the Prime Minister is linked with the success of federalism in the country. “If federalism fails, the Prime Minister will not be deemed...

    Compensation to the victim

    Inaruwa, Aug 21 : The Sunsari-based Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has provided compensation to the victim and affected families. Reserve’s Chief Conservation Officer Shyam Kumar Saha informed that compensation amounting to Rs 11.41 million was handed over to the families reeling under wild animal terror in the fiscal year 2074/75 BS. Five families who lost their members on animal attacks were provided with Rs 1 million each amounting total Rs 5 million while injured 18 were given a total...

    NAC disrespected Auditor General’s recommendation

    Kathmandu,Aug 21: Annapurna Post reports in its lead story that the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, is continuously ignoring suggestions extended by the Office of Auditor General and its financial transactions are breaching existing laws. The report claims that the recent purchase of two wide body aircraft produced by Airbus is also faulty as the Corporation did not make any attempt to seek discounts.

    Parliamentary committee tells govt to impose tax on Facebook ads

    Kathmandu, August 20 Development Committee in the House of Representatives has directed the government to impose tax on Facebook advertisements among other paid contents published on social media. Whereas the government is under fire from members of the public, stakeholders and lawmakers for expanding the tax range of late, the Committee today issued the directive that advertisements on Facebook, Twitter and other social media be brought under the jurisdiction of tax system as their market is expanding everyday. Ministry...

    NOC hikes ATF prices

    Kathmandu, Aug 20: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has hiked aviation turbine fuel(ATF) prices with effect from Monday. Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) has been increased by Rs 4.50 to Rs 104.5o per litre for domestic carriers and by $50 to $1125 per kilolitres for international airlines. Likewise, the NOC has increased the price of petrol by Rs.1 to Rs.111 per litre. It has increased diesel and kerosene prices by Rs 2 a litre, respectively. With the revision, diesel and kerosene will cost Rs...

    Buffalo pregnancy allowance in Kavre town

    Kathamandu,Aug 19:Panauti Municipality in Kavre district has decided to provide buffalo pregnancy allowance to farmers so as to promote animal husbandry, according to a brief story in Republica. The third municipality assembly of the local government has made the decision as the conservation of buffalo, also known as ‘black gold’, would bring commendable changes in the living standard of the farmers, according to the report.

    CAAN approves budget of 45 billion and 170 million

    Kathmandu, Aug 17: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved a budget of 45 billion and 170 million rupees for the current economic year. Spokesperson Birendra Adhikari said that CAAN would be using hte budget for infrastructure development projects to project studies as the office is responsible for the construction and operation of airports in the country. The budget also allocates 9.35 billion rupees for different works to be conducted at the Tribhuvan International Airport. CAAN has allocated...

    Finance Minister hopes to end poverty in Nepal within five years

    Kathmandu, August 17 Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada says Nepal will end poverty within next five years. Speaking at a meeting of Parliament’s Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of Parliament on Friday, the Minister said the government allocated sufficient budget for poverty alleviation programmes. Likewise, it had sufficient policies and plans for that, according to him. A hopeful Khatiwada said Nepal would achieve many targets of the Sustainable Development Goals before the deadline set by the United Nations (2030)....

    NAC to lease out 6 Chinese aircraft

    Kathmandu, Aug 15: Nepal Airlines is preparing to lease its 6 Chinese aircraft that have been incurring high losses due to not being used appropriately. The NAC currently owns 2 Chinese aircraft owned through donations and 4 purchased through loans. 2 of the Y-12 E purchased 5 months prior have yet to gain to Air Operation Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal while the remaining 2 MA-60 aircraft and 2 Y-12 aircraft have been grounded time and...

    NMA will collect again royalties from 27 mountains

    Kathmandu, Aug 14: The Nepal Mountaineering Association has regained permission to collect royalties from 27 mountains under 6500 meters after a year of problems with the renewal of its rights. The government has allowed the NMA permission to collect royalties from these mountains once again starting from this month for 5 years. The Office of the Auditor General had presented a report a year ago which pointed irregularities in the royalties collected by the NMA, which had lead the...

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