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Nepal Airlines suggested to convert into Public Limited

KATHMANDU: The five-member task force formed to identify the issues plaguing the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has submitted its report to the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai. The task force, in its 54-page report, has furnished recommendations to convert..

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Incest rape one of major threats to girls in Nepal Friday, September 13th, 2019

Sushil Darnal, KATHMANDU: In the fiscal year 2075-76 BS (2018- 19), the National Child Rights Council (NCRC) recorded 654 cases about the violation of child rights. The finding of the Council is based on information it received from several districts and media reports in this period. A total of..

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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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