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US to provide Rs 50-billion for sustainable development of Nepal

Kathmandu, Sept 14 (UNI) US Deputy Secretary of State and Nepali Finance Minister will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Washington for Rs 50-billion grant to Nepal.
Nepali Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki is in Washington to sign the MoU on behalf of the Nepal Government. The US side is being represented by the Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan.
According to the MoU, a fund of around Rs 63-billion will be set up, to which the Nepal Government is expected to contribute around Rs 13-billion. Rest of the money (Rs 50-billion) will come from the US Government.
Nepal's Ambassador to US, Dr Arjun Karki, said in Washington that the agreement will support the Sustainable Development of Nepal.
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UNSC Sanctions Monitoring Team to visit Pakistan

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21 Jan 2018 | 3:41 PM

United Nations, Jan 21 (UNI) A UN Security Council's Sanctions Monitoring Team is expected to visit Pakistan soon for an assessment of Islamabad's compliance with the world body's sanctions regime.

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Pak: Imran will end up in jail, says Nawaz

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21 Jan 2018 | 3:38 PM

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PM to stop private sector pension abuse

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21 Jan 2018 | 3:37 PM

London, Jan 21 (UNI) The government will stop workers' pensions being put at risk from "executives who try to line their own pockets", Prime Minister Theresa May has said, according to a BBC News report on Sunday.

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Pak: PM dares Opp to bring no-trust motion against him

Pak: PM dares Opp to bring no-trust motion against him

21 Jan 2018 | 3:36 PM

Islamabad, Jan 21 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has challenged the opposition parties to move a no-confidence motion against him in the National Assembly and dissolve their respective provincial assemblies, if they are prepared to face the people’s decision in the next elections, The Express Tribune report said on Sunday.

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