Stories By 'PARBAT PORTEL'
The sound of drums announces the entrance of Creon, ruler of Thebes, as Antigone, sister to the dead Polyneices, huddles in a corner.
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As the government recently imposed a flat Rs45 per kg import duty on betel nuts, opportunist traders have stopped importing the product and have shifted their focus to importing pepper.
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Nepal has been facing a widening trade deficit with Bangladesh and Bhutan in the last three years. In the past, Nepal used to have a surplus with these countries.
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Fertile farmlands in the eastern district of Jhapa, which is also known as the country’s grain basket, are being rapidly buried under concrete, and the effects of the land plotting are becoming visible in food production.
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Following the announcement of a box office tabulator in Kathmandu’s cinema houses, Nikita Poudel, the chair of the Nepal Film Development Board who assumed office in December last year, is currently on a nationwide tour to discuss the ambitious project.
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Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) pip hosts Jhapa XI in sudden death penalty shootout to clinch the Jhapa Gold Cup football tournament title at the Domalal Rajbanshi Stadium on Monday.
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