KATHMANDU, June 19: Sugar mills that have been delaying payment to sugarcane producers are next in line to face action from Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, according to the ministry.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Qatar Airways has announced its flights to Mykonos of Greece. Issuing a statement on Monday, Nepal office of Qatar Airways said that the airline will provide seasonal direct service to the Greek island four times a week from Doha by an Airbus A320 until September 30 this year.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The equity market maintained negative bias for most of the trading session on Monday. However, with a sharp pull back in the last trading hour, the index managed to finish faintly higher.

POKHARA, June 19: The no-vehicle zone policy that was introduced in Lakeside, Pokhara, has been removed. The government’s decision to designate the area as a vehicle free zone was subject to much criticism.

BUTWAL, June 19: The construction work of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa seems to have taken pace, overcoming various controversies and barriers. About 45 percent of construction work has been completed till now, according to officials.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Bankers have demanded the removal of credit to core capital and deposit (CCD) ratio, stating that the prudential lending limit set by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is the main culprit behind the ‘credit crunch’.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Nepali authorities and entrepreneurs have participated in a travel fair in Hong Kong for the promotion of Visit Nepal Year 2020.

FRANKFURT, June 18: German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.

MOSCOW, June18: China’s threat to slap tariffs on US crude, an upcoming OPEC meeting and Federal Reserve policy tightening have all weighed on international oil prices over the past few days

SARLAHI, June 18: Sarlahi-based Indu Shankar Sugar Mill has started making payments to sugarcane farmers at rates lower than that determined by the government. The mill has been paying Rs 70.64 less than the government's rate per quintal of sugarcane.