KATHMANDU, July 15: Government employees have spent over a billion rupees on foreign visits in the last two months. The bill includes over 1,400 trips of civil servants since May 18 this year. Some of the visits are scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.

KATHMANDU, JULY 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday instructed newly-appointed Chief Secretary Rajendra Kishor Kshetri to bar top bureaucrats and other officials from going abroad to attend 'unnecessary' events.