Madhusudhan Guragain

The contributor for Republica.

Business incubation program restored after seven years

Published On: March 3, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, March 3: The government has restored business incubation program, after seven years of discontinuation, aimed at supporting young and prospective entrepreneurs in the country.

Nepali students to showcase prototype in Shell Eco Marathon Asia

Published On: February 14, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Feb 14: Nepal is participating in Shell Eco Marathon Asia 2019 for the first time. Students of School of Engineering of Kathmandu University are participating in this worldwide competition of energy effectiveness promotion entitled 'Make the Future' organized by Royal Dutch Shell – a British-Dutch oil and gas company.

Zip-line to attract adventure tourists to Dhulikhel ahead of Visit Nepal 2020

Published On: January 7, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Jan 7: Targeting the increasing numbers of domestic and international tourists who pass through Dhulikhel, World Wide Adventure Pvt Ltd is planning to launch the adventure sport of zip-line.

Construction work for Panchkhal SEZ to finally begin

Published On: January 5, 2019 09:49 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Jan 5: The construction work for Panchkhal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is finally set to begin, seven years after the forest area was acquired as government land.

Local bodies to develop unified settlements for quake victims

Published On: November 16, 2018 01:10 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Thursday decided to hand over the responsibility to the local bodies to develop the unified settlements containing at most 99 houses.

Three people including DIG and journalist die in Kavre road accidents

Published On: October 27, 2018 06:57 PM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KAVRE, Oct 27: Three persons died in road accidents in Kavre district on Saturday afternoon.

NRA to prioritize housing for the poor: Gyewali

Published On: September 25, 2018 09:14 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Sept 25: Even three years after the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, a majority of the extremely impoverished families of the 14 most-affected districts have not been able to rebuild their homes despite receiving housing grants provided by the government. To help such people out, the government has decided to provide a soft loan of Rs 300,000 to them.

Around 300 suffer food poisoning during Teej party

Published On: September 9, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Sept 9: Around 300 people have fallen ill after attending a pre-Teej party organized by a cooperative in Kavre on Friday. They are suspected to have become ill due to food poisoning after consuming contaminated food and are currently receiving treatment at various hospitals of Kavre and Kathmandu.

Construction begins at Panchkhal SEZ, finally

Published On: August 7, 2018 07:55 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Aug 7: The government has finally started works of infrastructure building for Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Panchkhal valley of Kavre after a hiatus of seven years after the land acquisition. The zone is primarily for setting up industries to boost the country’s export, which has seen a continuous deterioration for the past two decades, owing to decline of the manufacturing sector.

Flood wreaks havoc on major flower farm of Kavre

Published On: July 22, 2018 08:44 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

KATHMANDU, July 22: A farm that is a major supplier of cut flower to the capital city has been badly damaged by the recent floodwater in Punyamaa rivulet, in Shrikhandapur of Banepa Municipality.

Men and women to receive equal wages in Panauti

Published On: July 17, 2018 10:32 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, July 17: The third municipal council meeting of Panauti Municipality has concluded with the decision to stop discrimination on wages for male and female agricultural and construction workers. Due to the continuing wage gap between the two genders, the fiscal program of the financial year 2018/19 came to this decision. Panauti is the first of the 13 local units in Kavre district to adopt such a policy.

Local government registering Boddhichitta plants

Published On: July 1, 2018 05:19 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, June 30: Roshi and Temal rural municipalities of Kavre have begun registering the Bodhichitta plants of their region. This decision was made as local farmers had to risk their lives while plucking its seeds.

Farmers uninterested in raising broiler chicks

Published On: July 1, 2018 05:05 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, July 1: Last year, a day-old broiler chick used to cost between Rs 70 and Rs 90 per unit. Despite high price tag, hatcheries were struggling to meet the demand for chicks. However, farmers are not buying chicks this year even though price has come down by a half.

Solar incubators make hatching easier in rural areas

Published On: June 13, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, June 13: It is now possible to hatch eggs using incubators even in places that do not have grid electricity supply.

Subsidy for dairy farmers gets contiunity

Published On: May 7, 2018 05:45 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, May 7: The government has decided to continue its output-based subsidy worth Rs 70 million for farmers affiliated with dairy production and marketing cooperatives.

Tourism minister scouts three sites in Kavre to build 'alternative airport'

Published On: May 2, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, May 2: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is planning to build an alternative airport in Kavrepalanchok district in order to reduce traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Syndicates obstruct transportation on Araniko Highway

Published On: April 3, 2018 06:40 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

Locals stand up against syndicate, escort Mayur Yatayat's bus

Mayur Yatayat faces trouble for lowering transportation fare

Published On: March 31, 2018 11:35 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, March 30: As many as 14 transport committees have waged a fierce war against Mayur Yatayat transportation service in Banepa, Dhulikhel. As this newly introduced transportation service posed threat to their strong syndicate along the Araniko Highway, the other transport entrepreneurs have united against it. Demanding cancelation of its Kathmandu-Banepa route permit, the entrepreneurs have threatened to bring transportation service to a halt in several areas of Kavre in case their demand is not fulfilled.

Panauti hopes to lead through example in disaster preparedness

Published On: March 11, 2018 01:27 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, March 10: As disasters occur unexpectedly, stakeholders have often underscored the need for effective preparedness for disasters. The devastating earthquake of 2015 had led bare the country's unpreparedness to cope with such looming threats. Not just earthquakes, the country is also prone to floods, inferno and landslides.

Reckless driving of tippers blamed for increasing road mishaps

Published On: February 13, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Madhusudhan Guragain

BANEPA, Feb 13: Heavy tippers have emerged as a major concern for the safety of pedestrians in Kavre with the increase in number of accidents involving such vehicles.