Nepal | May 29, 2020


Budget for Covid-19 response: Rs 6b for control measures, 12b for health infrastructure

Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has appropriated a budget of Rs 6 billion for cornonavirus pandemic prevention and control measures....


Nepali Army castigates Indian media reports undermining its institutional agency and accountability

The Nepali Army has, in strong words, condemned fabricated reports in some Indian media which claim that the Chief of the NA refused to take instruction of the Prime Minister of Nepal to provide a rebuttal to the statement of Indian Army Chief on Nepal-India border dispute....


China public security ministry pledges to 'guide and support' HK police

China's public security ministry pledged to "guide and support" the Hong Kong police force after China's parliament approved a decision to impose a national security law on the semi-autonomous territory, highlighting Beijing's intention to take a more hands-on law-enforcement role in the city....



Budget size reduced by 3.8pc to Rs 1.47 trillion

Amid uncertainties due to the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada on Thursday unveiled a federal budget of Rs 1.475 trillion for fiscal 2020-21 at the joint session of the House of Representatives and National Assembly....



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