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  • 33.5 kilograms gold scam: Accused SSP Khatri appears in court

    Biratnagar, May 31 (RSS): Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Khatri, a suspect in the 33.5 kilograms gold scam, who had been on the loose, presented himself to Morang district court today. The District Police Office has registered a case with the court against 63 suspects including Khatri in the scam. Other 31 accused are still on the run. —

    State Minister Aryal enquires about health condition of Dr Devkota

    Kathmandu, May 4 (RSS): Minister of State for Health, Padma Aryal, has enquired about health condition of senior neurosurgeon, Dr Upendra Devkota, who is suffering from gall bladder cancer. State Minister Aryal today reached at Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital, where Dr Devkota is undergoing treatment, and enquired about Devkota’s health condition. On the occasion, Minister Aryal expressed commitment that the government would provide all possible support for his treatment. Earlier, Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and...

    Nepali Army to select consultant for fast track DPR in two weeks

    Kathmandu, May 3 The Nepali Army says it will select a consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the construction of Kathmandu-Terai fast track within next two weeks. Spokesperson of the national military organisation Gokul Bhandari says total 17 companies, one domestic and 16 international, have expressed their interest to prepare the DPR and the Army is currently studying the applications. According to Bhandari, the consultant will be sent to the field immediately after the selection so that...

    Nepal elected UN General Assembly’s Chair of the Committee on Conferences

    Kathmandu, April 24 Nepal has been elected by acclamation as Chair of the Committee on Conferences, a permanent organ of the United Nations General Assembly, for 2018. Nepal has served as a member of this committee several times and a few times in its bureau, on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Group, and this is the first time that Nepal has been entrusted to chair the committee. According to the Nepali mission in New York, the President of the General...

    Foreign investors register 194 industries

    Kathmandu, April 16 : As many as 194 industries with foreign investment have been registered at the Department of Industry during first eight months of the current fiscal year. According to the information provided by the Department, 10 large-scale, four medium-scale and 180 small-scale industries have been registered till March 14. Among the industries registered, 11 are related to agriculture, four related to energy, 17 related to information, broadcasting and communication technology, 39 production-oriented, one related to mineral, 62...

    Week-long campaign to conserve heritage sites launched

    Kathmandu, April 15 (RSS): A week-long campaign has been launched in a bid to develop historical and cultural heritage sites between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu as a heritage circuit and a tourist destination. The campaign was launched on occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites that falls on coming Wednesday this year. Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Under this drive, heritage locations between Hanumandhoka and Bhurungkhel were tidied up. In between the two world heritage places...

    PM’s Rara address makes tall promises

    Kathmandu,April 15:Newspaper reports inform that the Prime Minister’s New Year message is full of tall promises as he claimed the country would get a facelift in next five years. Gorkhapatra quotes the Prime Minister to say that the country now has an unprecedented opportunity for development and prosperity. Oli had spelled out his government’s plan for next five year, according to The Himalayan Times. The main opposition, Nepali Congress, however, comments that the PM’s address is full of emotional statements, but it...

    No, we’re not banning Facebook, says Nepal govt

    Kathmandu, April 13 Nepal’s Ministry of Communication says it is not planning to ban the use of the social networking site Facebook in the country. In a statement on Friday, the ministry said that a notice making the rounds on social media that Facebook would soon be banned in the country was fake. The ministry said its serious attention had been drawn towards the fake notice circulating on the internet. “We have requested Nepal Police’s Central Investigation Bureau to...

    Post-quake housing reconstruction project begins in Gorkha

    Gorkha, April 11: The post-quake housing reconstruction project funded by the Indian government has begun after more than one year of agreement. The three-year project worth $ 100 million was signed in August 2017 between Nepal and India, under which India is to provide monetary support to reconstruct 50,000 private houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts. As per the agreement that calls for the appointment of consultants to provide socio-technical facilitations for the project, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu...

    Province 4 Assembly seeks people’s suggestions on name, capital

    Pokhara, April 5 The Provincial Assembly of Province 4 has launched a campaign to collect people’s opinions about name and capital of the Province. While dividing Nepal into seven provinces, the province has been named Province 4 and its temporary capital has been named Pokhara. The constitution says the Provincial Assembly has the prerogative to name the Province and fix its capital. Accordingly, a special committee formed to fix the name and the capital has decided to collect people’s...

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