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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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MTPD books 809 taxis for fare evasion case in a month

Despite the recent police crackdown, cabbies continue to fleece passengers in Kathmandu valley. Metropolitan Traffic Police Division said it booked as many as 809 taxi drivers over a period of one month (mid-March to mid-April) for violating traffic rules. MPTD In-charge Senior Superintendent of Police Basant Kumar Pant said the law…
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Nepal receives $8.1 billion in remittances last year

Nepali migrant workers sent home $8.1 billion in 2018, making it the 19th biggest beneficiary of funds sent by migrants around the world, according to a report released by World Bank on Monday. The remittances were up 16.39 percent year-on-year despite a drop in the number of departures. As a share of the gross domestic product for 2018,…
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