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Yarsa collection charge increased

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TRIPURAKOT — Extra charge of Rs 500 has been slapped for collecting Yarsa in the mountainous district, Dolpa, from this year.

A discussion held at Se-Phoksundo National Park on the presence of local governments’ chiefs, district coordination committee, district administration office and other stakeholders took the decision that each Yarsa picker should pay extra Rs 500 from this year as per the Yarsagumba Management Directive.

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According to the Directive, the Buffer Zone Management Committee can charge extra Rs 500 from each Yarsa picker as a service charge, said Conservation Officer of Se Foksundo National Park, Ramdev Chaudhary.

The amount collected will be spent for conservation education, poaching prevention and various programmes on bio-diversity conservation, the National Park sources said.

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NEPSE stabilises

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index has stabilised to some extent as compared to the first trading day on Sunday when it suffered a sharp dip.

The NEPSE index increased 0.9 points to close at 1131.73. Likewise, the sensitive index, which measures the performance of group ‘A’ stocks has also risen 0.06 points.

Over 2 million shares of a total of 156 companies were traded at more than Rs 637 million. Of the total 11 subgroups, four made gains, and the rest seven declined.

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Development bank surged 4.7 points, while non-life insurance 92.1 points, life-insurance 13.57 points and others 0.43 points.

But, banking dipped 0.27 points, while trade 1.18 points, hotel 2.04 points, hydropower 2.17 points, finance 1.82 points, production 9.21 points and microfinance 8.31 points.

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