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    Budget has set ambitious targets: FNCCI Prez Murarka

    KATHMANDU, May 28: President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Pashupati Murarka has said that the new national budget for Fiscal Year 2016/17 presented by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel at the Legislature-Parliament on Saturday has set some ambitious targets such as achieving 6.5 percent economic growth rate, keeping inflation below 7.5 per cent and creating 400,000 new jobs in the new fiscal year and that it will be quite tough to meet these targets."If the government can spend the development budget it has allocated for the new fiscal year, then an economic growth rate of…
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Protest by Federal Alliance

Protestors affiliated with Federal Alliance stage protest at New Road, Kathmandu. Federal Alliance has protested and boycotted the budget for the fiscal year 20 ...

Republic Day parade

Participants at a parade organized to mark Republic Day at Tundikhel, Kathmandu. (Pratik Rayamajhi) ...

New budget

Minister for Finance Bishnu Prasad Poudel present budget for the fiscal year 2016/17 at Legislature-Parliament on Saturday. (Bijay Rai) ...

Republic Day 2016

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Finance bill presented at parliament

Finance bill presented at parliament

KATHMANDU, May 28: In the second meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Saturday, Finance Minister presented the copy of the statement of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2016-17 that he earlier presented before the first meeting. Similarly, the Finance...

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Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies

KATHMANDU, May 28: The mountain is speckled with corpses.Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain,...

Editorial

Impunity reigns

A strike and a kidnappingThe nationwide strike launched by transport workers and transport associations and the kidnapping of Suresh Kedia of Kedia Group from Bara district, both on Thursday, epitomize the state of impunity that prevails in Nepal today. Both the incidents are the result of the state's failure to impose its writ over its territories, which in turn has emboldened criminal elements and vested interests. The transport entrepreneurs had decided to enforce the strike to protest the sharp rise in fines for traffic violations...

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Cover Story: Data Revolution

Cover Story: Data Revolution

A small army of Nepali tech geeks engineered a way to collect six terabyte of data in three months from 11 districts.“We trained about 1,700 Nepali engineers on mobile data collection technology and deployed to 11 districts, collected 6.6 million...

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Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife

Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife

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