In Nepal, history of radio dates back to the Rana era. Media researchers believe that the Nepali people might have started to listen to radio when broadcasting began in India in 1923. However, until 1946, possession of radio was illegal in Nepal. In July that year, then Prime Minister Padma Shamsher Rana declared that the people could possess radio sets from then onward. Two years later, the Rana government established Nepal´s first broadcasting company, which unfortunately did not last long.
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