Dilip Poudel

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Nepalis’ saving capacity declines: On average, Nepalis spend 91.1 percent of their income

Published On: March 14, 2021 12:14 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Due to the lockdown, loss of jobs and the ongoing pandemic, the saving capacity of Nepalis has decreased.

Importing oil through pipeline saves over billion rupees for NOC

Published On: January 8, 2021 12:16 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has imported 100 million liters (100,000 kiloliters) diesel in a single month. After the operation of Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline, the corporation imported 100 million liters of diesel from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in December alone.

NOC to distribute Rs 58 million as bonus to its employees

Published On: January 4, 2021 02:10 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is preparing to distribute a bonus amount of around Rs 60 million to its employees. The corporation has stated that it has started allocating a bonus amount of Rs 58.5 million for the last two fiscal years even though it has been allocating the amount for years. As per the provision in the Bonus Act, 2074 (Fifth Amendment), one percent of the corporation’s net profit is going to be distributed as bonus.

Paddy production increases by 70,000 metric tons

Published On: December 28, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Paddy production in the country has increased by 70,000 metric tons due to favorable weather and timely plantation this year. Although the government was unable to provide the required chemical fertilizer at the time of paddy plantation, the production has increased, compared to the previous years.

NOC’s profit increases by 4 billion rupees despite the pandemic

Published On: December 28, 2020 11:44 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: State-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has earned a profit of 12.87 billion rupees in the FY 2019/20, compared to a profit of 8.75 billion rupees in the FY 2018/19.

Nepal signs agreement to purchase 50,000 tons of urea fertilizer from Bangladesh

Published On: December 18, 2020 10:39 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has signed an agreement with Bangladesh to purchase 50,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer. An agreement between the government companies of the two countries was signed on Thursday at the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD).

Nepal’s agriculture lost more than 12 billion rupees during pandemic

Published On: December 6, 2020 12:42 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A government study has shown that the pandemic has caused about Rs 12 billion losses in agriculture and livestock sector. Although the impact on the agriculture sector is relatively low, a study conducted by the National Planning Commission (NPC) found that COVID-19 has seriously impacted the agriculture and livestock sector.

Govt gears up preparation to resume pesticide residue standard tests in fruits and vegetables

Published On: December 2, 2020 02:24 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

A pesticide residue standard in fruits and vegetables prepared by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) is currently under consideration in the cabinet for approval.

Vegetable price skyrockets, by as much as 300 percent

Published On: October 7, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The price of vegetables has skyrocketed with as much as 300 percent in a month.

Vishal Group also found manufacturing, supplying substandard steel bars

Published On: October 5, 2020 10:55 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

Latest revelations expose the business conglomerate Vishal Group’s business practices that put construction safety, human health at risk

NOC introduces one family one cylinder system to ensure smooth distribution of cooking gas

Published On: March 25, 2020 04:15 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, March 25: In a bid to ensure smooth distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, the Nepal Oil Corporation has introduced "One family one cylinder" system.

Nepal Oil Corporation slashes price of petroleum products

Published On: February 17, 2020 08:45 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Nepal Oil Corporation has slashed the price of petroleum products to be effective from today.

Two decades on, SEZ fails to impress investors

Published On: December 7, 2019 12:44 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

BHAIRAHAWA, Dec 7: The government established Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa two decades ago with hopes to attract investment, increase production, and boost exports. But the investors are yet to be impressed.

Five factories exit Bhairahawa SEZ

Published On: November 21, 2019 08:58 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nearly half a dozen industries, which were preparing to start operations in Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), have decided to move out, realizing that it would be impossible to meet the criteria to export at least 60% of their total productions.

Nine journalists arrested from Singha Durbar

Published On: September 16, 2019 03:46 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Sept 16:  Police have arrested nine journalists from Singha Durbar on Monday afternoon.

NOC adjusts price of petroleum products; slashes price of LPG

Published On: August 6, 2019 09:15 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has adjusted the price of petroleum products.

Import of goats halted for four months

Published On: July 20, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, July 20: The import of goats from India has been halted for four months now, after health examination certificates of the livestock was made mandatory for import.

NOC revises petro-price

Published On: June 16, 2019 08:45 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, June 16: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Sunday has revised downward prices of petroleum products effective from Sunday midnight.

NOC slashes petrol price

Published On: June 5, 2019 07:15 PM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, June 5: Nepal Oil Corporation has slashed the price of petrol.

Poudel appointed as executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation

Published On: January 8, 2019 11:02 AM NPT By: Dilip Poudel

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Surendra Poudel has been appointed as the executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).