PALPA, Jan 19: Palpa district has been exporting bay leaf and cinnamon worth more than Rs 70 million a year to India for the past few years.

KATHMANDU, June 20:Ā Unsettled by their dismal performance in the first phase local elections, the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have Ā strengthened their electoral ties to check the main opposition UML.