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Government raises tourist visa fees

KATHMANDU: The government has raised tourist visa fees for foreigners effective from Wednesday, also the starting of the new fiscal year – FY2019/20. The Department of Immigration (DoI) has increased the visa fees for tourist, students, non-tourist, business and residential visa types. It had already been a decade since the visa fee was last raised. Ram Chandra Tiwari, director at DoI, said: “We have raised the fee after much planning and a meticulous homework for almost three years.” After the hike, tourist visa fee for 15 days (multiple entry) is US $30, up from $25. Likewise, the fees for 30
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Ambassador Bhattarai presents credentials to Swiss President

London: Nepal’s Ambassador to Switzerland Mani Prasad Bhattarai presented his credentials to President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer on Tuesday. Ambassador Bhattarai conveyed greetings of President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for the good health and happiness of Swiss President and continued prosperity of the Swiss people, according to a press statement issued by Embassy of Nepal in Geneva. Following the presentation of credentials, the ambassador thanked the Swiss President for providing development assistance for Nepal. Bhattarai also shared the policy measures taken up by Nepal in the new federal set-up. Ambassador Bhattarai presented true
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UK won’t review tripartite agreement on British Gurkhas

KATHMANDU : Prime Minister KP Oli has indicated that the British government was not positive regarding Nepal’s proposal to review the tripartite agreement concerning the British Gurkha soldiers. Speaking at a press conference organized at the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival from a week-long trip to Europe on Sunday, Prime Minister Oli said that the issue was not incorporated in the joint communiqué after the British side did not positively respond to Nepal’s proposal. Prime Minister Oli said that the tripartite agreement reached between Nepal, India and the UK back in 1947 does not properly reflect
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Bollywood star Sunny Leone in Nepali song ‘Aaja Ko Saam’

Bollywood actor, sunny Leone featured Nepali song ‘Aaja Ko Saam’ was launched amid a special event organized in capital on Thursday. The item song of upcoming Nepali film ‘Passport’ features various prominent faces of Nepali film fraternity including Anoop Bikram Shahi, and Buddhi Tamang. Sung by Durga Kharel, the song is composed and penned by Bikram Joshi. The song was aired via official YouTube channel of ORS Digital on Thursday. The music video is choreographed by Bishnu Dewa, where Sunny danced with over 200 chorus members. The film will be made under banner of AB Entertainment, and directed by debut
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PM Oli urges Nepali residing abroad to return home

London: June 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged Nepali living abroad to wrap-up their business and return home. While speaking at a special program held at Nepali Embassy in London on his honor, PM Oli urged the Nepali residing in London to return to the country to work for the country. Stating that Nepalis are always at the forefront in learning, PM Oli argued that once they learn and earn in foreign land, it would be better for Nepali to focus on Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali campaign. He praised Nepali residing in the United Kingdom for their unity
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Prince Harry greets PM Oli at Kensington Palace (Photos Feature)

LONDON: Prince Harry welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Kensington Palace on Tuesday. Oli was joined by his wife Radhika Shakya for the private audience, British media reported. Oli is on a two-day visit to United Kingdom from Monday. He held a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May today. The prime minister also held separate meeting with Labor Party leader Mr Jeremy Corbyn at the west minister building today. He also delivered a lecture at Oxford University. PM Oli also addressed at the Confederation of British Industries at Cavalry Club and British Group Inter Parliamentary Union at
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British Prime Minister May quits as party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain’s tortuous departure from the European Union. Brexit is still scheduled for October 31 but while her rivals thrash it out, the project remains stuck, with the only divorce plan agreed with Brussels stuck in parliament. May took office after the 2016 referendum vote to leave
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PM Oli to visit UK, Switzerland, France

KATHMANDU : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will visit Switzerland, United Kingdom, and France from June 8 to 15, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali confirmed on Sunday. This will be the Oli’s second visit to Europe since he came to power in February 2018. In January this year, Oli had visited Davos, Switzerland to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Leading a high-powered Nepali delegation, the prime minister will leave home for Geneva, Switzerland on June 8. In Geneva, Prime Minister Oli will address an event to mark the centenary celebrations of the International Labor Organization on
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Dr Mahat to address G-20 Think-Tank Group Summit

Nepali Congress (NC) joint general-secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat left for Japan last night to attend the T-20 Summit. T20 Japan is an official engagement group of Japan’s 2019 G20 presidency chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). He is scheduled to provide recommendations to G-20, an international forum of developed countries, on pressing global challenges of sustainable and inclusive development. Dr Mahat, also the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, would address the four-day T-20 Summit to be held in Japan’s capital Tokyo from May 24-27. On the occasion, NC leader Dr Mahat would present views on behalf of
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At least 300 Himalayan yaks starve to death in India

NEW DELHI, Indian officials Sunday said that at least 300 yaks starved to death in a remote Himalayan valley after a bout of unusually harsh winter weather. Officials in the northeastern state of Sikkim said they received the first distress call from around 50 people cut off in the remote Mukuthang Valley in December. Following very heavy snowfall the residents asked for help providing feed for their herd of around 1,500 yaks, a source of local milk, milk products, transportation and wool. “We made several attempts to reach them but couldn’t. No roads or air transport could reach there because
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