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200,000 Marigold Garlands Being Imported For Tihar
Myrepublica
LALITPUR, Oct. 21: Some 200,000 marigold garlands are being imported from India for the Tihar festival this year as well. Flowers from India were imported this year also as its blooming delayed here as Tihar came too early, even if the flower cultivation is good in the country.

Tihar or Deepawali, the second largest festival of Nepalese began from today and 200,000 marigold garlands worth Rs. 10 million have been already imported from India, said Chairman of the Floriculture Association Nepal, Loknath Gaire. Each garland costs from Rs. 50 to Rs.60.
Nepal, India Ink Final PTA
RUDRA PANGENI
KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepal and India have signed the final Power Trade Agreement (PTA) paving the way for implementation of the agreement on power exchanges.

Nepal and India had inked the preliminary PTA on September 4 at a secretary-level meeting in New Dehli.
AI Urges South Korea To End Exploitation Of Migrant Workers
SAGAR GHIMIRE
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: At a time when a large number of youth are scrambling to get a job in South Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS), a report of a reputed rights based organization has painted a bleak picture of the country’s migrant workers’ rights situation.

Releasing its report on ‘Bitter Harvest: Exploitation and Forced Labor of Migrant Agricultural Workers in South Korea’ across the world, including Kathmandu, on Monday, Amnesty International (AI) said that South Korea’s farming industry is rife with abuse and exploitation.
'Regulatory Hurdles Affecting Growth Of Small Retail Stores'
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Various regulatory hurdles are working as impediments to the growth of small retail stores in the capital, according to a study report.

An applied research on 268 small retail stores in the capital conducted by Samriddhi -- the Prosperity Foundation has revealed that such stores faced regulatory environment pertaining to registration, taxation and regulations.
PAC To Take Decision On NTB Irregularities On Wednesday
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of legislature-parliament will make public its conclusion of its investigation against anomalies in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Wednesday.

PAC had invited representatives of different organizations over the past week to study financial anomalies in NTB.
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