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NOC hikes fuel prices yet again

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Oil Corporation has increased prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel effective from Saturday midnight.

The state-utility has increased the price of petrol by Rs 3 to Rs 113 per litre and Rs 3 on diesel and kerosene which will now cost Rs 95 per litre.

Likewise, the corporation has increased the aviation fuel sold for domestic and international airlines by Rs5 per litre and $75 per kilolitre, respectively.

After the price hike, the cross-border difference between petrol and diesel prices in Nepal and India stand at Rs 22.72 per litre in petrol and Rs 24.95 per litre in Diesel.

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The price of cooking gas remains unchanged.

“The fuel prices were revised in the line with the price list forwarded by Indian Oil Corporation, NOC’s sole supplier,” NOC’s Spokesperson Birendra Goit said.

According to Spokesperson Goi, the corporation still bear a loss of Rs 139.39 per cylinder of cooking gas. The loss on sale of LPG cylinders is proposed to be absorbed through price stabilisation fund.

This is the ninth time that the NOC revised the prices of petroleum products this year.

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Man arrested for killing wife





BHADRAPUR- A person who was on the run after killing his wife Saturday has been arrested by the police.

He is Aaitaraj Pariyar of Kankai Municipality-1, Jhapa. He has admitted the crime before the police.

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He allegedly murdered his 40 year-old spouse Maya Pariyar on alcoholic stupor on the following day of the Bijaya Dashami festival.

He was arrested Sunday from Danabari of neighboring district Ilam, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Jitendra Kumar Basnet of the District Police Office, Jhapa.



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