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  • ‘Guard of Honour’ offered to Indian PM Modi

    Kathmandu, May 11 : A contingent of Nepal Army (NA) offered ‘guard of honour’ to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a state visit to Nepal. At a special ceremony organized at Sainik Munch, Tundikhel, a 19-gun salute was offered in honour of the visiting Indian Prime Minster. There has been a tradition to offer ‘guard of honour’ to show respect to the special guests. Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli had welcomed Indian PM Modi at the...

    National Assembly starts pre-budget discussions

    Kathmandu, May 10 (RSS): The National Assembly has started discussions on the principles and priorities (except tax proposal) of the Appropriation Bill for the Fiscal Year 2018/19. Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented a proposal in the NA meeting on Wednesday seeking discussions on the Bill. Taking part in the discussions, Balram Prasad Baskota said the roadmap for building a prosperous and happy Nepal contained in the proposal presented by the Finance Minister was positive. Radheshyam Adhikari...

    NASA researchers found skiing on Everest illegally

    Kathmandu,May 7:An ‘exclusive’ story in The Himalayan Times today reports that two American climbers, who are also researchers associated with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, has made an illegal ski descent from the Camp III of Mount Everest to the Camp II last week. The report says the Department of Tourism has already taken a notice of the act by Willie Benegas and Matt Moniz and has summoned their expedition organiser for the clarification.

    Forests Minister vows employment for Nepalis at home

    Gulariya, May 6 : Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that Nepalis should not leave home for abroad in search of job if the constitution was fully implemented. At a programme organized by Black Buck Conservation Area in Bardiya today, Minister Basnet said that a stable government has been formed to implement the constitution and employment opportunities would be created for Nepalis at home in some times. He also committed to unveiling policy and programme...

    Nepal’s Hydropower investment environment weakest in South Asia

    Kathmanu,May6:Anchor story in Karobar says Nepal’s hydropower sector is the least attractive for investors in South Asia though it has a huge potential. The South Asia Initiative-Energy supported by the United States Aid has made the conclusion after a comparative study of various indicators representing investment risks in the sector. Among four indicators, Nepal fared bad in three and very bad in one, according to the report.

    Dahal hopeful of sooner breakthrough

    Kathmandu,May 6:CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal once again has stated that his party would forge a final deal on unification soon, reportsRepublica. According to him, only some minor differences over the wording of the draft documents including statute and organisational documents are yet to be resolved and the work on solving them will begin as soon as he would come back to Kathmandu. The report says Dahal was speaking at a function at his birthplace near Pokhara of...

    Por-syndicate transporters’ federation leader arrested in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, May 4 One of the key leaders of the ‘pro-syndicate’ group of public transport operators in Nepal has been arrested on Friday afternoon, police said. Saroj Sitaula, the general secretary of e Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE), was arrested in Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu, a few hours after home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ordered police to arrest the leadership of the Federation for going on strike illegally. According to a police source, Sitaula was on his way to...

    Transport entrepreneurs go on strike, thousands of passengers affected

    Kathmandu, May 4 A strike imposed by transport entrepreneurs supporting the ‘syndicate’ system has affected the daily life of people across the country. While the government has vowed to cancel the registration of transporters who go on strike, the transporters have demanded that the government not force them to operate their business as companies. In Kathmandu, public transport vehicles have been parked in the Bus Park area and ticket counters have been closed. However, private vehicles and few cabs...

    Pre-monsoon active

    Kathmandu, May 3 (RSS): Monsoon activities remain active in the country since the past week since the pre-monsoon came into effect. Moisture-laden winds originating from the Bay of Bengal and Westerly winds have resulted in a change in the weather conditions causing rainfall, according to the Weather Forecasting Division. As a result, many parts of the country are experiencing adverse weather conditions. “The change in the weather and occurrence of rain is a result of the pre-monsoon becoming active...

    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...

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