Stories By 'PRADIP MAYANGBO'
The wholesale price of orange has leapt more than 65 percent following a sharp drop in output as a hailstorm wiped out the citrus crop in the eastern hills. The fruit is being sold for Rs120 per kg wholesale and Rs180 per kg retail, said traders.
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Nearly two dozen workshops that specialise in making khukuris, popularly known as Gurkha knives, have been shut down in the eastern region due to the closure of the Nepal-China trade route at Tatopani in Sindhupalchok district.
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