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  • LPG price hike by Rs 25 per cylinder

    KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation has increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas by Rs 25 per cylinder effective from Thursday midnight. Following the adjustment, LPG will cost Rs 1,350 per cylinder. “Indian Oil Corporation has raised its price for Nepal for February,” said Bhanubhakta Khanal, spokesperson for NOC, adding that increased prices of petroleum products in recent months have increased NOC’s losses. According to Khanal, NOC will face a loss of Rs 162.91 on the sale of each LPG cylinder...

    Shortage of medicines hits Taplejung District Hospital

    TAPLEJUNG: The Taplejung District Hospital is facing a shortage of essential medicines. The government health facility has not received the cost-free medicines for the last five months provided by the central authorities. The hospital does not have paracetamol and metronidazole tablets among other essential medicines. As the shortage has hit the district hospital itself, the concerned authorities have not been able to supply the medicines to the rural sector. The hospital had purchased 33 types of medicines in the district...

    Nepali migrant worker’s body yet to arrive from Saudi Arabia

    Rajbiraj, Feb 1: The body of a migrant worker from Saptari in Nepal is yet to arrive back home two months after his death in Saudi Arabia. Two months have gone by since Bahadur Mandal of Toppa area of Wabhangamakatti VDC – 3 of Saptari died, but the delay in the arrival of his body has further aggravated the sorrow of his family members. Mandal went to Saudi Arabia to earn money that could turn the thatched roof of...

    Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

    KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

    UDMF wants Constitution amendment before poll date

    KATHMANDU: The United Democratic Madhesi Front on Friday said it would not accept the local poll date announcement before endorsement of the proposed Constitution amendment bill. A meeting of the Front consisting of major Madhes-centric parties made a decision to this effect, the leaders informed organising  a press conference today. The meeting had begun in Kathmandu on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Front decided that it would hold demonstrations in major cities of the nation on Monday in order to protest...

    New wood technology may offer hope for struggling timber

    RIDDLE: John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood. Redfield’s fingers are scarred from a lifetime of cutting wood and now, after decades of decline in the logging business, he has new hope that his son, too, can make a career shaping the timber felled in southern Oregon’s forests.

    Education should be accessible to all: PM

    Kathmandu, December 29 Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said it was high time Tribhuvan University focused on developing competent human resource through quality education. Addressing the 42nd convocation of TU held in Lalitpur today, PM Dahal said it was imperative for TU to ensure that its graduates be more competitive and competent in the global arena. “The educated human resource should be skilled and technologically sound,” he said, adding that TU must lay emphasis on professional subjects. PM...

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