Stories By ' Sangam Prasain'
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the Tourism Ministry to pay the money due to the Korean company for preparing a detailed feasibility study report of Nijgadh International Airport planned to be built in Bara, 175 kilometres south of Kathmandu.
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Nepal’s cereal imports swelled by double digits despite a record food grain harvest this fiscal year, as consumers asserted their preference for aromatic basmati rice from India over the local product.
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The Gurkha Everest Expedition reached the top of Everest on Monday, becoming the first to scale the world’s tallest peak this year. The 14 summiteers included soldiers serving with the Brigade of Gurkhas and high-altitude mountain guides.
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The government has decided to hand over the 76km Kathmandu-Nijgadh expressway project to the Nepal Army, putting all the controversy surrounding it to rest.
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An International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) team is slated to arrive in June to check the corrective measures taken by Nepal to address significant safety concerns (SSC) relating to operations and other aspects, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) said.
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Nepal’s travel and tourism sector pumped Rs177 billion into the economy and supported more than 427,000 jobs last year, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said.
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