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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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Kami Rita Sherpa does it again, breaks his own world record

Veteran mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has broken his own world record for the most number of Everest summit climbs in a week. Department of Tourism official Mira Acharya said Rita reached the summit on Tuesday along with several other climbers taking advantage of favorable weather. Sherpa, who had climbed Everest for the 23rd time a week…
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Ncell to support IOE with Scholarships and Excellence Awards

Ncell Private Limited has reached an agreement with the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus to give continuity to the coveted ‘Ncell Scholarships and Excellence Awards’ programme for the next 5 years, incorporating two more engineering faculties under this initiative. This initiative under Ncell’s Corporate Social Responsibility…
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Kami Rita Sherpa Conquers Mount Everest For Record 23rd Time

Nepal's mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has become the first person to climb to the top of Mouth Everest for the most number of times with his 23rd conquest on Tuesday of the highest summit on Earth. The climbing season runs from March through May. Kami Rita Sherpa started the climb from Nepal side, one of the two routes to the peak, the other…
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Anushka Shrestha crowned Miss Nepal World 2019

Anushka Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal World 2019 as she beat 24 other contestants at the grand finale of the pageant held in the Capital on May 9. Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal World 2018 crowned her 23-year-old successor, who hails from Kathmandu. Chief judge Ila Sharma asked the final seven contestants: “If we focus more on our…
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Yeti Airlines becomes first Carbon Neutral Airlines in Nepal

Yeti Airlines has become the first airline in Nepal, and most probably South Asia, to successfully reduce and offset its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 2018, replicating the UN’s ‘Greening the Blue’ approach to climate neutrality. The airline underwent an independent carbon audit process facilitated by the United Nations Development…
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Asian Development Bank vows to complete Melamchi project

The Asian Development Bank said it was committed to completing the Melamchi Drinking Water Project which has been a long time in the making, and that it would extend the completion deadline if necessary. Hun Kim, director general (South Asia) of the Manila-based multilateral lending agency, said the bank wanted to complete the project as early…
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42 errant taxi drivers booked in a day

Traffic police took action against 12 taxi drivers in Kathmandu valley yesterday for fleecing passengers or violating traffic rules. According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, they were caught operating taxis without mandatory seal on fare-meter, refusing to provide short distance service to passengers, tampering with and using…
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Cross-border petro pipeline-laying on full swing

The laying of underground petroleum pipeline from Motihari, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepalgunj is taking place in a high pace. Pipe-laying for the much-awaited cross-border petroleum project has remained only in 5-km area within the Parsa National Park. As of now, it has been carried out in 65-km out of 70-km pipeline. As 9-km of the…
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EarthQuake : 5.2 Richter scale earthquake strikes Dhading

Kathmandu and neighboring districts were hit by two earthquakes early morning today. The first jolt took place at 6:29 AM. It was followed by another aftershock in less than five minutes difference. According to the National Seismological Center, the first 5.2 Richter scale earthquake’s epicenter was Naubise, Dhading. On April 25,…
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