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NEPAL PREPARES THE LAUNCH OF ITS FIRST SATELLITE IN SPACE

Nepal prepares the launch of its First satellite in space The BIRDS 3 project- UPDATE on Nepals space ambitions (Nepalese Voice, 2018)- Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), under the leadership of former Institute of Engineering (IOE) Dean prof. Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel signed an agreement with Kyutech on Nov 21, 2017, to start up plans for the launch of the countrys first satellite....


Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surge
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Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surge

Netflix Inc snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a market capitalization of more than $100 billion for the first time. Shares jumped 9 percent to over $248 in after-hours tr...


Indian ambassador to take initiative to open immigration office in Ilam

Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri has said that he would take initiatives for setting up an immigration office at east Pashupatinagar of Ilam. The Indian ambassador, who arrived in Pashupatinagar on Saturday in connection with observing the eastern border point here, said he would make initiatives to that end by taking the demand of the locals for keeping an immigration office at...


Melamchi: 8.3km tunnel works over

In a major breakthrough, the Melamchi Water Supply Project has completed digging of the 8.3-km tunnel along the Ambathan-Gyalthum stretch. The tunnel work was completed on Friday midnight after two controlled explosions, projects Information Officer Rajendra Panta said on Saturday. The walls of the tunnel are being plastered after the breakthrough, he added. The remaining 443 metres of tun...


FCC votes to repeal US net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order which protects net neutrality in the United States. The decision was taken during a much-anticipated meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Net neutrality requires all internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all data equally, without blocking, throttling or censoring services or websites. The vote - t...


TIA to add 13 aircraft parking bays
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TIA to add 13 aircraft parking bays

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) will have 13 new international parking bays within the next three years that are expected to ease congestion at the countrys only international air gateway. The addition will bring the number of parking bays at TIA to 22. The existing nine parking bays are severely strained due to increased flight frequency of foreign carriers. According to TIA, four ...


Alternative route for Narayangadh-Mugling being sought

Alternative to the Narayangadh-Mugling road section has been explored considering the growing traffic and the difficulties in course of the road widening. Eight thousand to 10 thousand vehicles ply this road section on a daily basis. It is estimated that this number will reach around 15 thousand in the coming five years. It is seen that the road being widened at present would not be able t...


Bhairahawa airport contractor shows progress, avoids contract cancellation
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Bhairahawa airport contractor shows progress, avoids contract cancellation

The government has decided to retain the Chinese contractor for Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa as the company has started to show satisfactory progress. Northwest Civil Aviation Airport Construction Group was hired to upgrade the airport in Bhairahawa, the gateway to Lumbini, and expand it into an international airport. The government had lately been contemplating firing the Chinese compan...


New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal
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New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that the countrys economic growth will be between 5.2 to 6.2 percent in 2017. The ADB shared this information organizing a news conference here today. It estimated that the GDP increase in terms of basic price in the Fiscal Year 2017/18 will be that much. The Bank also forecast that the inflation will remain be between 6.0 to 6.5 percent, less than th...


KUKL imposes water tariff without supplying water!
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KUKL imposes water tariff without supplying water!

Hello, General Manager! Is it mandatory for people to pay tariff though they are not supplied drinking water regularly? It was not a gross question by any irate customer, but the public grilling of the General Manager at Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) by Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Prem Bahadur Singh during a programme organizhed to mark the 10th anniversary of KUKL in ...


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