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India’s Chandrayaan 2 lifts off; moon landing on Sept 7

India has successfully launched its second lunar mission a week after it halted the scheduled blast-off due to a technical snag. Chandrayaan-2 was launched at 14:43 local time (09:13 GMT) from the Sriharikota space station. India's space chief said his agency had "bounced back with flying colors" after the aborted first attempt. India…
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Government raises Visa Fees for foreigners

The government has raised tourist visa fees for foreigners effective from Wednesday, also the starting of the new fiscal year – FY2019/20. The Department of Immigration (DoI) has increased the visa fees for tourist, students, non-tourist, business and residential visa types. It had already been a decade since the visa fee was last raised.…
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Secondary Education Examination 2019 results out

The Office of the Controller of Examinations today published the results of Grade X, also called Secondary Education Examination-2019, in letter grading system. The exams were held in March/April. As many as 459,275 students, including 449,642 from academic and 9,633 from technical schools, took the exams under regular category. Out of them,…
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Japan to hire Nepali Nurses in the first phase

Though there has been talk about Nepali foreign job aspirants being able to go to Japan to seek employment in various sectors, the Japanese government has said that only nurses will be hired this year. Bhishma K Bhusal, director general of Department of Foreign Employment, informed that the government and concerned Japanese authorities will…
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Nepal and Mauritius sign MOU on Labor Agreement

Nepal has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African country Republic of Mauritius on a labor agreement on Tuesday. The MoU was signed in Geneva on the sidelines of ILO centenary celebrations. Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista and Mauritian Minister for Labor, Industrial Relations, Employment and…
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Government issues Juvenile Justice Procedural Rules 2019

The government has issued Juvenile Justice Procedural Rules 2019 for effective adjudication of cases filed against minors. As per the rules, in case of information about an offence allegedly committed by a juvenile, a police investigator will have to register a complaint and initiate inquiry by maintaining his/her confidentiality. The rules…
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Korean Language Test by EPS scheduled for June 8-9

The Korean Language Test (KLT) conducted by the Employment Permit System (EPS) in South Korea for Nepali job aspirants has been scheduled for June 8 and 9. The EPS Korea Section at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) informed that necessary groundwork to hold the KLT in a fair manner simultaneously in Kathmandu and Pokhara has been…
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Nepal Telecom Authority to set up Rural IT Service Centers

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority has decided to set up IT service centres at 124 remote villages in a bid to provide integrated government services. The authority has already prepared the Information Service Centre Formation and Management Work plan. The move from the telecom authority has come a year after the government launched…
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Melamchi project gets Rs 7.39 billion for timely completion

The government has set a target to complete the remaining construction work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project within the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20. Unveiling the budget for the fiscal year 2019/20 in the federal parliament on Wednesday, Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada announced a budget of Rs 7.39 billion for the completion of…
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