Stories By ' Sangam Prasain'
In the budget for the current fiscal year, the government announced the 2020 Visit Nepal year with an aim to attract 2 million tourists, a significant chunk of them from India.
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The government has proposed legislation giving it sweeping powers to confiscate the personal property of tax defaulting casino operators.
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The Department of Tourism on Monday served a three-day ultimatum on three casinos and two mini-casinos to clear their dues or face legal action.
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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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