Nepal Today

Monday, February 25, 2013

TASK FORCE MEET TO ADDRESS REGMI CONCERNS Kathmandu, 26 Feb.: A 8-member task force with representatives of four major political forces is meeting Tuesday to address address concerns of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi who has been asked to lead an election government. The meeting will address constitutional and legal issues raised by the chief justice for approval of the four forces meeting either Tuesday or Wednesday. The constitution has to be amended to meet the concerns without parliament. Nnnn REVENUE COLLECTION UP Kathmandu, 26 Feb.:: The government collected Rs 154.59 billion in revenue during the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2012/13, the finance ministry said. The revenue collection target was met, the ministry added. Government collected Rs 31.67 billion in customs duty  a rise of 38.87 percent compared to figures of same  period in the previous year.   VAT and excise duty collection increased 18.06  percent and 19.65 percent, respectively to  Rs 47.08 billion and Rs 20.16 billion.  Government collected Rs 20.02 in revenue,  including non-tax revenue of Rs 2.16 billion.  by mid-February.   Nnnn NEPAL HOSTING AFC CHALLENGE CUP Kathmandu, 26 Feb.: Nepal is hosting the Group D AFC Challenge Cup from Saturday. Teams from Bangladesh and Mariana Island have arrived and Palestine players are arriving Thursday. Nepal is also in the Group. Matches will be played 2,4, 6 March. Winner from five groups will qualify for the final round in Maldives next year. Hosts and two best runner-ups will join the final round.. nnnn.


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