Stories By 'KALENDRA SEJUWAL'
The ordeal of Indian pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is still not over as more than 500 of them are still awaiting for their flights at Hilsa, the border point between Nepal and China, and Simikot, the district headquarters of Humla.
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Apple farming has been booming in the far west region of Karnali due to ever-expanding road network that has linked farmers to the markets. It all began with the construction of the Surkhet-Jumla road a decade ago, which paved the way for apple farming to take off. Now, more and more apple growers are becoming commercial and making handsome income from the business.
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Nepal is likely to see a jump in the number of Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash Manasarovar in China by way of Nepalgunj and Simikot this season. Tour operators said that 20,000 pilgrims had booked trips to the sacred mountain and lake as of mid-May.
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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on everyone not to harbour doubts over developing a prosperous Nepal and fulfilling the aspirations of people.
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