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French ‘bikini killer’ to have heart surgery in Nepal Friday, June 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A notorious French criminal who earned the nickname "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s, was in a Nepali hospital Friday, where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery, sources said. Charles Sobhraj, 73, who is currently serving a life..

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Women-Led Trekking Company Challenges Social Norms In Nepal Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In Nepal, a social enterprise is employing a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model to finance the country's first and only women-led trekking agency. Note, Nepal is ranked as one of the worst countries to be a female, and sits on the bottom of the Human Development Index, which measures for..

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Nepal torches valuable wildlife parts Monday, May 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire Monday in a symbolic gesture against the illegal wildlife trade. More than 4,000 animal parts, including endangered tiger skins and rhino hides, were burned in a large pyre..

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A Look at Nepal’s Progress in Earthquake Recovery Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from brick and stone were toppled within seconds. Only a small number have managed to rebuild since then, with the..

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Trade deficit increases by 71 per cent Friday, February 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The trade deficit has gone up by 71.3 per cent in the first six month of the current fiscal year, thanks to heavy increase in goods import despite normal rise in the exports in the country. According to a statistics released by the Trade and Exports Promotion Centre in the Capital on..

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ADB to provide loan assistance for SSDP implementation Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide US dollar 120 million loan equivalent to Rs 13,111 million for the implementation of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). More, the ADB is to provide technical assistance worth Rs 54.5 million for the capacity development technical..

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Ncell transfers Rs 9.97 billion to the government Monday, May 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Ncell a private telecom company in Nepal, transferred Rs 9.97 billion to the state coffers, as per the instructions issued by the government to pay applicable capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal. The amount deposited today, as per Ncell, is 15 per cent of the gains made by..

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Europe recouping losses, Asia muted after Belgian attacks Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

TOKYO, (AP): European share prices appeared headed to recoup losses that had followed the deadly bombings in Belgium, while Asian stock indexes mostly fell, although moderately, on Wednesday in cautious trading. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 recovered 0.6 percent in early trading to 4,456.18...

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Is flying business class from Dubai to Muscat worth the money? Monday, February 29th, 2016

While it might be difficult to be adversely affected by a 45-minute flight to Muscat from Dubai, flydubai’s business-class cabin made the short hop that much more comfortable and convenient. But at Dh1,300, it could be considered a little pricey for such a short trip. An economy ticket would set..

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Nepal Rastra Bank Governor proposes 4 names for deputies Saturday, January 30th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Four Nepal Rastra Bank officials have been recommended for the two vacant posts of Deputy Governor. The NRB Governor Chiranjibi Nepal recommended Chintamani Siwakoti, Narayan Paudel, Trilochan Pangeni and Shiva Nath Pandey to the posts. Paudel is from the Bank Supervision Department,..

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Agriculture Dev Bank to invest further investment in agro sector Thursday, January 21st, 2016

KATHMANDU: The Agriculture Development Bank is to invest special investment for the commercialization and modernization of agriculture of 14 quake-hit districts. The Bank has Rs 13 billion as authorized capital and Rs 9.86 billion as current capital. At a programme organised on the occasion of..

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Mewa micro hydropower to come to operation soon Sunday, January 17th, 2016

KHOTANG: The under-construction Mewa Rivulet Hydropower Project based in Khotang district will come into operation from coming mid-April. The construction of 1-MW hydropower project is almost in the final stage with possibility of its full-fledged operation after three months. Having total..

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Gold price increased, silver constant Sunday, January 10th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Gold price increased by a whopping Rs 2,000 per tola, while silver remained stable over the week, from January 3 to 8. According to BullionVault, over the 10 years since 2006, January has become gold’s single best month of the year, showing a fall only twice in dollar terms, and..

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Nobody Wants Trump in Office More Than Democrats Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Ordinary people who identify themselves as Democrats have a variety of mostly noble intentions and desires. Elected Democrats in Washington, D.C., are another matter..