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The Prithvi Highway is a vital link between the capital and the Tarai, through which passenger and goods traffic is by far the heaviest of all roads that lead to Kathmandu.

 

The Prithvi Highway is a vital link between the capital and the Tarai, through which passenger and goods traffic is by far the heaviest of all roads that lead to Kathmandu.

 

It is frustrating to hear that the petro dealers association has warned that it will continue its protest and will not collect petroleum products from Nepal Oil Corporation depots if it does not find government report on “technical loss” of the petroleum products convincing.

 

Although the National Human Rights Commission had recommended way back in 2005 to upgrade the amenities for prisoners nothing substantial has been done about it.

 

Days after the monsoon started some deaths and devastation has been left behind by floods and landslides. The rainy season is to stay here about three months, and the high monsoon period is yet to arrive.

 

Voting on the second phase of local level election in 35 districts of the province number 1, 5 and 7 went off largely peacefully except for  sporadic incidences of violence and clashes among rival parties’ cadres and a couple of deaths related to the election held almost after a gap of 20 years.

 

Two months after the first phase of local elections, Nepal has completed the second, and more tricky, phase. This week’s polling in provinces in the Terai plains and in the far-eastern and far-western parts completed the first elections to local bodies in two decades.

 

 

The Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma has come up with a Home Administration Reform Roadmap which, according to him, would ensure that the home administration is accountable.

 

Some remote districts produce far less food than their requirements, so they are labeled as food-deficit districts.

 

Private banks and financial institutions (BFIs) have urged Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank, to reduce Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by one percent through the monetary policy for the next fiscal.

 


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