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Malaysia agrees to implement MoU on labour supply from Nepal Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Ashok Ghimire, KATHMANDU: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on labour supply earlier signed between Nepal and Malaysia entered into force from today. The Malaysian government agreed to implement the MoU in a meeting of bilateral technical committee held for three days in Kuala Lumpur of..

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Electric bus operates first time in Nepal Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Sanchita Ghimire, KATHMANDU: Electric bus has come into operation for the first time in the country from today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwar Pokharel inaugurated two electric buses brought by Sundar Yatayat today. Each bus costing Rs 16.2 million has 60 seats. The..

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Video conference hall in Nepal’s central prison Saturday, September 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Inmates at central prison, the oldest prison of the country will now be able to record their statements before the court using a video conference. This has been possible with the construction of a 'video conference hall' in the Sundhara-based prison premises. Now the inmates will be..

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Kathmandu sluggish on post-quake reconstruction drive Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: It has come to revelation that Kathmandu – a district where the country's capital is located – was found sluggish in terms of post-earthquake reconstruction. Kathmandu district was the most laggard in the rebuild drive among the quake's hardest-hit 14 districts due to dense..

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Nepal’s central bank raises growth estimates to 7.1% Sunday, September 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's central bank, (NRB) has raised the economic growth estimates for the last fiscal year 2018/19 from earlier 6.8 per cent to 7.1 per cent. With this, Nepal has embarked on high growth course for the last three years with more than 6 per cent growth – 8.2 in 2016/17 and 6.7 per..

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‘CIAA minutely looking into 1,500 corruption complaints’ Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is probing in detail as many as 1,500 complaints of corruption. At a programme organized by the Transparency International Nepal here Tuesday, Chief Commissioner at CIAA, Nabin Kumar Ghimire, shared that CIAA had forwarded..

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Nepal’s first Expressway DPR awaits cabinet endorsement Monday, August 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: After remaining in limbo for four months, the expressway DPR is again being submitted to the cabinet meeting for its final endorsement for taking ahead all works of the national pride project The Ministry of Defence is all set to submit it to the cabinet. “We have received a reviewed..

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The ECB’s Beggar-thy-Trump Strategy Monday, September 16th, 2019

On September 12, the European Central Bank decided to launch yet another asset-purchase program, with plans to buy €20 billion ($22 billion) in new securities per..

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