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NOC hikes fuel prices again

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Oil Corporation has hiked fuel prices effective from Tuesday.

The oil monopply has raised price of petrol, diesel and kerosene by one rupee per litre each and cokking gas by Rs 25 per cylinder. Likewise, NOC has increased aviation turbine fuel by three rupees per litre for domestic airlines and 50 dollars per kilolitre for international airlines.

As per the revised rates, petrol will now cost Rs 102 per litre, while diesel and kerosene will cost Rs 79 per litre each. Cooking gas will cost Rs 1,375 per litre and aviation turbine fuel Rs 90 per litre.

NOC decided to increase fuel prices in line with the revised rates sent by IOC on Monday, it said.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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