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Published On: April 7, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

House panel directs govt to take necessary steps to regain 150 ropanis of land

A parliamentary committee has directed the government to take immediate steps to regain the 150 ropanis of land it had leased to Taragaun Regency Hotel Limited. The decision comes after the sub-committee found that the transfer of rights and land lease were against the provisions of Land Management Act, 2064 BS.  On April 3 recommended the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to look into ownership transfer after finding irregularities in share ownership transfer and land ownership transfer of Hotel Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu. 

Red Cross Society of China provides USD 50,000 to storm victims of Bara, Parsa

The Red Cross Society of China has provided USD 50,000 to those affected by the recent storm in Bara and Parsa districts. On behalf of Red Cross Society of China, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi handed over the amount to Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli on Saturday. 

21 Nepali nationals leave for Tibet to scale Mt. Everest from Chinese side

A group of 21 Nepali citizens left for Tibetan Autonomous Region of China to scale the Mt. Everest from the Chinese side. Immigration Office in Rasuwa facilitated those Nepali citizens who left for the TAR via Rasuwagadhi border point on Saturday. The climbers started to get permission to scale the world's highest peak through this route since last year. The climbers can reach the Everest Base Camp in two days from Rasuwagadhi.

Passengers stranded as landslide obstructs Karnali highway

Various sections of the Karnali highway had been obstructed due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain and hailstorm on Saturday night. The road was obstructed at Dahikhola in between Dullu municipality of Dailekh and Subhakalika rural municipality of Kalikot. 

Citizenship by descent as per constitution: Home Minister Thapa

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ has said the provision on the citizenship by descent came as per the court verdict and the constitution. Minister Thapa said that various problems had arisen as children of those people with citizenship by birth were deprived of citizenship. 

Pakistan says India preparing another attack this month

Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month. The attack could take place between April 16 and 20 said FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi. A suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on Feb. 14 and the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Feb. 27, when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.

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