Stories By 'SANJEEV GIRI'
The automobile market, which had long been centralised in the country’s capital city, has recently started witnessing an outward expansion, with vehicle sales outside Kathmandu increasing greatly.
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The arrival of Dashain, the most significant Hindu festival that witnesses a mass departure from the country’s capital city Kathmandu, has become a bargaining chip for transport entrepreneurs who seem hell-bent on getting the government to lift the freeze on their bank accounts.Holiday travel plans of over 2.5 million people are at stake as the private-sector players remain adamant about not starting advance bookings for the festival until their demands are fulfilled. The government authorities, on the other hand, appear to be clueless about what measures to take to open advance bookings ahead of Dashain.
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A number of diplomatic missions in Kathmandu have urged the government not to issue diplomatic notes to parliamentarians and the likes for obtaining travel permit through diplomatic passport even for personal programmes.
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A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Steering Committee decided on Thursday to designate rights of making recommendation and inspection of private home impacted by the 2015 earthquake to the local authorities.
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All is not well within the Nepal Communist Party as leaders of the ruling political group appear sharply polarised over the issue of Nepal’s participation in a joint military drill of BIMSTEC member states scheduled to commence in India next week.
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The Tatopani Customs at Nepal-China border in Sindhupalchok that has been shut following the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 could start official work as early as next year as China continues to pump investment into rebuilding the damaged infrastructure, Nepali officials said on Tuesday.
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