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The Indian port of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) has been opened for Nepal for a year but there seems to be a poor response from traders who import and export goods.



Except for some sporadic incidence of violence, booth capturing and obstruction in some polling stations the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial elections for first-past-the-post (FPtP) and proportional representation (PR) went peacefully in 32 hilly and mountainous districts on Sunday.


There has been an inordinate delay in the issuing of smart driving licenses. There are over 150,000 people waiting to get such licenses as there is a shortage of smart cards throughout the country.


The trade deficit in the first four months of this fiscal year almost doubled as compared to the same period last fiscal year.


With just four days left for the federal and provincial elections to be held under the first phase on November 26 many people in remote hilly and mountainous districts complain that they did not have any idea on how to vote.


As per the directive of the Tribhuvan University Executive Committee (TUEC) the Institute of Medicine Examination Control Division has decided to cancel the MBBS entrance exams that were held on October 14.



A fully domestic funded 456-MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTHEP) has made a breakthrough by digging the main tunnel channeling water from headwork to the powerhouse.


“It was a usual morning and I was waiting for my school bus, standing some inches far from a muddy puddle. It had rained all night and there were puddles everywhere. I saw a lady dressed in a smart uniform looking quite nervous probably leaving for a job interview or a presentation.


Before the restoration of democracy in 1990 Nepalis used to go abroad for work on their own initiatives without any formal channels.


A cabinet meeting held Monday decided to scrap the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the government of Nepal and China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd (CGGC) to develop the 1,200-MW reservoir-based Bhudhigandaki Hydroelectric Project.


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