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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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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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