Nepal Today

Thursday, February 28, 2013

GOVT. MAKES MORE APPOINTMENTS Kathmandu, 28 Feb.:: The government has decided to provide incentive to the employees of Office of Auditor General (OAG) on the basis of performance, RSS reports. A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday took a decision to that end. Similarly, the meeting has decided to accept loan assistance equivalent to Rs. 14.7 billion to be provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Government for the implementation of Tanahun Hydropower Project, government spokesperson Raj Kishor Yadav said after the meeting. Likewise, the meeting has appointed Laxmi Gautam as the Chairperson of Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project Development Committee and Sher Bahadur Shahi to the chairmanship of Nalsinghgadh Hydropower Project Development Committee with the tenure of four years. As per the meeting decision, Shiba Bahadur Basnet and Narayan Prasad Poudel have been appointed the members of the National Sports Council. Similarly, the tenure of a high–level commission-2069 BS constituted for the reinstatement of conflict-hit teachers has been extended by the next two months. The meeting has decided to table the waste management regulations, 2069 BS at the legislation committee for discussions. According to government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Yadav, the Cabinet has decided to remove the Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project from Humla and reinstate it to Jumla. Nnnn TIGER CENSUS BEGINS IN CHITWAN Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: The counting of the rare Royal Bengal Tiger has started in Chitwan National Park to formulate a long-term plan for its protection and boost its population, RSS reports from Ratnanagar. . The entire park area has been divided into different sectors for this purpose, Chief Conservation Officer Phanindra Kharel said. He said the census has been started from the Triveni area in the western part of the park. One hundred and sixty ultra-modern cameras have been installed and more than 24 technicians mobilized for the census. A dozen elephants have also been employed for the census being done by adopting the camera-trapping and paw mark method, according to the park office. The counting would be done by keeping the cameras in a single block for 15 days. It is said that it will take nearly three months for completing the field work. The Chitwan National Park is home to the largest number of tigers in the country. Works on protection of the tiger are under way here in line with the policy of doubling the tiger population around the world by 2022. A census conducted in 2010 counted 125 tigers in the park. Nnnn GOLD PRICE DROPS Kathmandu, 28 Feb.: The bullion price was down Rs. 500 per tola today [Thursday] as compared to its price on Wednesday. Hallmark gold traded at Rs. 56,300 per tola in the domestic market, today whereas it traded at Rs. 56,800 per tola on Wednesday, Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers' Association (NEGOSIDA) stated, RSS reports.. Former Chairman of NEGOSIDA, Tejratna Shakya, said gold price slightly came down in the local market following a fall in its price in the international market by 13 US dollars per ounce. The price of gold has fallen as the exchange rate of US dollar decreased to some extent, he added. Similarly, silver traded at Rs. 1,050 per tola today, against Rs. 1,055 per tola on Wednesday. Nnnn


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