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Published On: March 3, 2018 06:00 PM NPT

Vehicles sans green stickers will be banned from April 8

Lal Babu Pandit, minister of Environment has vowed to tackle the country’s pollution by booking polluters. The Ministry plans to ban vehicles without green stickers to ply in the metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities from April 8, non degradable plastic bag producers and promote organic bags.

Left Alliance bats for development, full representation in parliament

During orientation to new parliamentarians, chairmen of both CPN-UML and Maoist Center have urged the former to prioritize development. They also have stressed the need of full representation of the parliamentarians in the parliament as it would enable them to debate on crucial issues that could guide the country’s development.

Fin. Min toughens his grip on revenue collection  

The Finance Minister has issued stern directive to chiefs of customs office to immediately resolve loopholes in revenue collection. The Ministry of Finance has also issued a directive to control import of inedible food and those having environmental impacts. 

Fire guts 30 houses

A fire that sparked from a shed emblazed 30 houses at Tajakot rural municipality-1, Humla. The rural municipality had 50 homes altogether, 30 of which was gutted in the fire.

One person can’t hold two positions: Gagan Thapa

Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa said that it would be incorrect for the same person to hold the post of party chair and parliamentary party leader in the present situation. 

Scientists, researchers confirm pesticides harm the bees

A new, comprehensive report from European scientists confirms that a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids poses a danger to wild bees and managed honey bees.  Neonicotinoids (also called neonics) are used to coat seeds to protect them when they are sown.  





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