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Six companies have responded to the Expression of Interest call of the National Reconstruction Authority for reconstruction of Dharahara, the nine-storey tower built in 1832 by Bhimsen Thapa that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. According to the NRA, all the companies are based in Nepal and have proposed rebuilding the historic monument in a joint venture with a Chinese company.
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The government has introduced stringent measures to monitor the activities of non-government organisations and international NGOs.The Kathmandu District Administration Office (DAO) has notified the NGOs registered with it to comply with a number of newly introduced rules set by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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The House of Representatives on Sunday endorsed the government’s policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2017-18 unanimously.The motion to pass the policies and programmes was tabled at the House meeting for decision after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli responded to lawmakers’ concerns over the plans.
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A team of Chinese engineers has begun pre-feasibility study of the Kerung-Kathmandu railway weeks ahead of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s state visit to China.
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The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has started preparations to set up its Standing Committee. As per the understanding, the Standing Committee (SC) will have a total of 45 members, with 26 from the erstwhile UML and 19 from the former Maoist Centre.
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The newly-established Nepal Communist Party (NCP) started inducting new members in its 441-member Central Committee on Sunday, with the CPN-UML picking additional 45 leaders.
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