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Gas dealers warn of agitation

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KATHMANDU: At a time when consumers are facing acute but dubious shortage of cooking gas, the Gas Dealers' Federation Nepal on Friday stressed on the urgency of facilitating the ga ...Full story

BIZ BRIEFS: HBL's 22nd AGMheld KATHMANDU: Himalayan Bank organised its 22nd annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. It was chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Manoj Bahadur S ...Full story

Sindhupalchowk locals get 6pc stake in BPKC KATHMANDU: Locals of Sindhupalchowk district today allowed Bhote Koshi Power Company (BKPC) to start reconstruction works of transmission lines damaged or destr ...Full story

Government misses target to issue e-driving licenc ... KATHMANDU: The government has missed its target to start issuing new hi-tech driving licences from this month. After the contractor sought more time to ready th ...Full story

Foreign aid commitment soars KATHMANDU: Foreign aid commitment went up by over 500 per cent in the first five months of the current fiscal year as installment of an elected government and a ...Full story

International

Shares mostly higher in quiet holid ...

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TOKYO: Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday with most markets in the region and across the globe closed for Christmas holidays. Japan's benchmark edged lower after the government r ...Full story

Gold inches up in thin trade‚ eyes 2nd stra ... SINGAPORE: Gold ticked up in thin post-Christmas trading on Friday, but the metal was headed for a second straight weekly drop as strength in the dollar and equ ...Full story

China challenges India's polished diamond throne NEW DELHI: India's long-held position as the world's top diamond polisher is being challenged by soaring output from China, compelling the south Asian country t ...Full story

China's bankers enjoy first pay hike since global ... HONG KONG: Chinese investment banks have awarded pay rises to their staff for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, buoyed by a surge in China- ...Full story

Russian currency crisis over‚ inflation to s ... MOSCOW: Russia said its currency crisis was over on Thursday but warned that inflation is set to climb above 10 percent, adding to the problems facing President ...Full story