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Preparation underway to extend deadline for Melamchi tunnel construction

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Kathmandu / March 21: Preparations have been initiated to extend the deadline for the construction of much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project, as it was unlikely to be completed as per schedule. An agreement was signed with an Italian contractor, CMC, to complete the tunnel construction by mid-October 2016. Project’s Executive Director Ghanashyam Bhattarai shared that […]


6th memorial day of GP Koirala observed; Deuba says no point in joining government

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Kathmandu, March 20: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said there was no point in joining the government for power sharing. At a programme organised on the Sixth Memorial Day of former NC President late Girija Prasad Koirala, NC President Deuba said, “Collaboration and cooperation among us is imperative.” Inaugurating the seminar organised by […]


Nepal launches pathology test for Zika virus

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Kalpana Poudel / Kathmandu: Nepal has started lab test for Zika virus which has taken an epidemic turn in South America. The disease that is caused by the day-time active Aedes mosquitoes has largely affected the South American countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) provided ‘polymerase chain reaction kits’ to Nepal to undergo lab test […]


Initiate construction of Nijgadh international airport with Nepali investment

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Kathmandu / March 20: The Finance Committee of Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to construct Nijgadh International Airport and Kathmandu-Tarai Madhes fast track with its own investment. A committee meeting today directed the government to initiate the constructions at the earliest with the investment and skills of Nepal. The committee chairman Prakash Jwala said that […]


138 receive naturalised citizenship in Itahari after adoption of new statute

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Itahari / March 20: After the adoption of the new constitution in September 20, 2015; a total of 138 Indian-born women have got naturalised citizenship from the District Administration Office (DAO), Sunsari. The DAO said that the Indian women married to Nepali men in Sunsari district have taken the naturalised citizenship after quitting the Indian […]


Oxford University to support Nepal for poverty identification

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Kathmandu / March 18: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) under the Oxford University is to extend technical support to Nepal in its efforts for poverty identification. The Department in 2007 developed an index revealing multi-dimensional reasons for pushing a country into poverty. At a press meet here Friday, the Department shared that it […]


Working journalist to now get minimum salary of Rs 19,500

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Kathmandu / March 18: The government has been preparing to fix minimum salary of a working journalist at Rs 19,500 effective from coming April 13. Minister for Information and Communications, Sherdhan Rai, has said that proposal of the Minimum Wages Fixation Committee of making minimum salary of journalist as Rs 19,500 and Rs 1,000 as […]


NRB releases silver coin with statesman’s portrait

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Kathmandu / March 18: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) today launched a commemorative coin depicting a portrait of statesman Ganeshman Singh, the first of its kind. Coinciding with freedom fighter Singh’s birth centenary, the NRB issued the silver coin with the leader’s portrait at a joint programme organised by the NRB and the Ganeshman Singh Foundation […]


Minister Gajurel hints at special programmes for farmers

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Kalaiya / March 18: Minister for Agriculture Haribol Gajurel has said that the government was planning to unveil special programmes in agriculture sector to uplift the farmers’ living standards. Inaugurating a programme for the mechanization in paddy farming at Dumarbana in Bara district today, Minister Gajurel appealed to the farmers to use advance technology for […]


Solar street lights installation from Guheswhori to Gokarna

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Kathmandu / March 17: The installation of solar street lights along the Bagmati river bank at the side of road stretch from Gokarna to Guheswori and in public locations around it started today. Lawmaker, Rameshwor Phuyal, launched the installation of the solar lights in the area. The lawmaker had earlier said that solar lights would […]




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