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  • NAC carrier exploring new destinations to bring in more tourists

    Kathmandu, Aug. 22: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) which bought two wide-body aircraft recently is exploring new destinations in Europe, North America and South East Asia to bring in more visitors to the country. With the new destinations, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) expects to increase its business and carry 400,000 tourists on board the NAC planes to Nepal every year. The NAC’s move is expected to serve largely for the government’s announcement to mark 2020 as...

    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.

    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...

    Northern Kathmandu to receive more drinking water

    Kathmandu,Aug 19:A three-column story in The Kathmandu Post reports that some areas in northern part of Kathmandu district will receive more drinking water from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepali Limited from now onwards. Consumers in Kapan, Saraswatinagar, Bouddha, Jorpati, Chabahil, Handigaun, Gyaneshwor, Naxal, Baneshwor, Anamnagar, Putalisadak, Dillibazaar, Bagbazaar, Maitighar, Triputeshwor and New Road will be supplied with drinking water five times a week, two hours at a stretch. Earlier, tap water was received only once a week.

    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.

    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)....

    Power trade with India easier as Dhalkebar substation comes into operation

    Kathmandu, August 17:  Nepal’s biggest power substation in Dhalkebar of Dhanusha district, near the Nepal-India border, has come into operation since last night, informs Nepal Electricity Authority. The substation is expected to facilitate two-way power trade between the two neighbours. It can import and export electricity from 270 to 300 megawatt. Currently, Nepal has been importing electricity from India, but it expects to export power during the monsoon season from next year. The Authority’s Managing Director Kul Man Ghising...

    NC President Deuba pays tribute to Vajpayee

    Kathmandu, August 17 : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of his own and his party over the passing away of the founder leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and well-wisher of Nepal, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Issuing a condolence message sent Thursday, NC President Deuba said the late former Prime Minister of India Vajpayee was a good friend of Nepal and Nepali people and a statesman with a good will towards Nepal and...

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