KATHMANDU, July 5: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has yet again called on vehicle owners to get embossed number plates for their vehicles. The distribution of embossed number plates drew a number of controversies in the past.

LAHAN, JANAKPUR, BARA, July 5: Though the government vows to carry out development projects sensibly every year, the authorities are yet to take a break from their yearly routine of constructing and widening roads in a rush in Asar (mid-June to mid-July), the last month of the Nepali fiscal year. A number of such projects are underway in the Terai districts. Workers are seen extremely busy filling potholes and widening roads even amid rainfalls. Drainages and sewers are also being repaired overnight. Locals have slammed ‘this heavy misuse of budget’.

Only 200,000 locusts intact with the swarm in Nepal

Published On: July 5, 2020 06:20 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 4: Though nearly eight million locusts had entered Nepal, the number that is still intact with the swarm has dropped down to 200,000, according to the Locust Information Center at Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Center (PQPMC).

KATHMANDU, July 4: At a time when the fate of the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is hanging in balance, Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Saturday said that the government has received positive response from the MCC headquarters in terms of extending the deadline for MCC ratification.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has agreed to provide Rs 51 million grant to the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) to rescue Nepali nationals stranded in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicken price skyrockets to Rs 460 per kg in the Valley

Published On: July 4, 2020 03:56 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, July 4: The price of chicken in the Kathmandu Valley has escalated by around Rs 150 per kg to cross Rs 400 per kg in the past few months, which the traders blamed on a heavy fall in production during the nationwide lockdown. Along with chicken, the price of eggs has also soared in recent days.

Naxal-based Kathmandu Marriott Hotel has already lost Rs 150 million during the lockdown

KATHMANDU, July 4: Sahadev Humagain, coordinator of the government-formed Locusts Prevention and Management Taskforce said that there is a slim chance for the new locust swarm to enter Nepal unless the direction and speed of the wind change dramatically.

KATHMANDU,July 3: Since the onset of the pandemic-driven slump from the first week of March, Nepal’s equity market has lost over 25 percent of its capitalization. The rout persisted for weeks ahead and amidst the lockdown, bringing the index close to its multi-year low. However, with the government relaxing restrictions on movements, the Nepal Stock Exchange restarted trading on June 29.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The tourism and aviation sector of Nepal has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 34 billion during the period of lockdown, according to a report produced by a committee formed by the government to study the loss incurred by the sector due to the enforcement of lockdown following COVID-19 outbreak in different parts of the world.