BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 17: Gautam Buddha International Airport at Bhairahawa, which is currently under construction, has witnessed the overall completion of 82 per cent works. It counts 82 per cent of the physical set-up and 18 per cent of electromechanical works of the project.

Food management, not famine, challenge for Nepal: Minister

Published On: October 17, 2019 10:28 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has said that for Nepal, like other South Asian countries, food management has been the real challenge, not famine.

Labor minister discusses welfare of Nepali workers in the UAE

Published On: October 17, 2019 10:27 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista has raised the issue of Nepali workers’ welfare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meeting his counterpart Nasser Bin Thani AI Hamali, Minister for Human Resource and Emiratization of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday.

BARA, Oct 17: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has started supplying diesel to sellers in Bhairahawa and Biratnagar from its Amlekhgunj depot, following the operation of the Motihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline.

Koshi Corridor: New hopes for north-south highway

Published On: October 17, 2019 09:39 AM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, Oct 17: It has already been more than a decade since the government started constructing the Koshi Highway connecting Jogbani in the southern border to Kimathanka in the northern border. But there has been no sign of progress so far.

61 percent Nepalis have bank accounts

Published On: October 17, 2019 09:22 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: At least 61% of Nepali citizens have bank accounts, according to a financial report recently released by Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal.

Nepse posts modest drop in thin Wednesday trading

Published On: October 17, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU: Local stocks struggled since the beginning of Wednesday's session and continued to see weakness throughout the day. The Nepal Stock Exchange dropped around three points in the initial trading hour and traded flat in the afternoon. Following a slight dip in the final trading hours, the benchmark index closed the day at 1,137.03 points – down 5.01 points against the preceding session.

Only a handful hotels in Pokhara have good occupancy

Published On: October 16, 2019 11:18 AM NPT By: Santosh Pokharel

POKHARA, Oct 16: The 68-room Temple Tree Resort has 95% booking for the month of October. The daily occupancy for the resort averages to 95%. With the onset of tourist season, the hotel does not have to bother about occupancy. It already has 70% pre-booking for November, and expects it to go up to 95% closer to the dates.

Nepal is a green field for investment: Finance minister

Published On: October 16, 2019 11:14 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada, calling investments from non-resident Nepalis (NRNs), said Nepal was a greenfield for investment.

CHITWAN, Oct 16: For poultry farmers and traders, properly disposing chicken droppings has always been a major challenge. For those who have invested huge amounts in chicken farming, this may become a really big problem.