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Muna Sunuwar

Muna Sunuwar is a business correspondent at Republica English Daily. She covers tourism, aviation and energy-related issues. She has been active in professional journalism since 2017.
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Nepal puts ban on taking pictures of other climbers in Sagarmatha without consent

Published On: March 11, 2021 03:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal has placed a ban on taking pictures of other climbers and circulating them on the internet without consent starting this season.

Hotel operators to pay minimum amount while staffers continue to stay home

Published On: January 27, 2021 03:57 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Hotel operators of Nepal have decided to pay its staffers a minimum amount while the staffers stay home until called upon by their employers.

Harley Fat Tyre: An e-scooter that provides a cruise experience

Published On: January 14, 2021 08:20 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: As a bike enthusiast Prajwal Tulachan, managing director of Harley Fat Tyre, was always fascinated by two-wheelers. He was always looking for opportunities to learn more about bikes and surfed the internet to enhance his knowledge on its functions and new upgrades.

NAC projected to make profit from 2024

Published On: December 15, 2020 10:34 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is projected to start making profit only from 2024, according to its 10-year integrated business plan.

Building authenticity and credibility through safe agricultural products (with video)

Published On: October 22, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The word ‘organic’ has become really popular among farmers, sellers and consumers in recent days. It has become a selling point for many sellers as it continues to charm people wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle. However, the production of organic food is costlier than commercially-produced food, limiting access to a larger portion of the population. And the ever looming problem of fair price remains stagnant in the market. This is where Safe Food Alliance Nepal (SFAN), a not for profit organization, comes in. It facilitates the production of safe food and also ensures the authenticity of any agricultural product.

Nepal’s domestic airlines to resume flights from today

Published On: September 21, 2020 08:05 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Domestic airlines in Nepal are all set to resume their flight services starting Monday.

Gautam Buddha International Airport sees 92.5 percent physical progress

Published On: September 12, 2020 11:25 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) has acquired 92.5 percent physical progress and 63 percent financial progress. The national pride project has achieved 4.5 percent physical progress even during the months-long lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Nepal.

DoT issues first mountaineering permit this year for autumn climbing activities

Published On: September 5, 2020 11:15 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued the first mountaineering permit to a team of six people for autumn season.

International air travel guidelines explained: Who can fly to Nepal, and how?

Published On: September 2, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The government has formally resumed regular flights to and from Nepal after a hiatus of over five months. While a regular flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) left for Narita Tuesday midnight,  a Malindo Airlines flight from Malaysia landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.

Govt’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory could put many migrant returnees into trouble

Published On: August 20, 2020 08:13 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory for the migrant workers returning home through repatriation flights could possibly put many Nepali migrant workers into trouble.

Hoteliers to attract domestic tourists for instantaneous revival

Published On: July 30, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: As the restriction on the operation of hotels comes to an end, hoteliers are working to draw the attention of domestic tourists for instantaneous revival of the country’s hospitality sector.

Mountaineering activities resume from today

Published On: July 30, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: The mountaineering activities that had been suspended by the government for nearly five months have resumed from today.

Hotel operators to attract domestic tourists for instantaneous revival

Published On: July 29, 2020 09:05 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: As the restriction on operation of hotels comes to an end, hotel operators are working to draw the attention of domestic tourists for instantaneous revival of the hospitality sector of the country.

Tourism entrepreneurs seek 50 percent waiver on electricity bills

Published On: July 26, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 26: As the tourism business continues to take the COVID-19 generated blow, tourism entrepreneurs have sought a 50 percent waiver on their electricity bills.

Gold price likely to go up; domestic market on the verge of collapse

Published On: July 20, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 20: With no trade in sight as a result of the COVID-19 impact, the domestic gold market has faced a loss of Rs 22 billion in four months.

Registration of over 300 manpower companies likely to be scrapped

Published On: July 8, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 8: Over 300 manpower companies are unlikely to have their licenses renewed as they have failed to send at least 100 Nepali migrant workers out of the country in a year as per the government’s requirement for license renewal.

Rescue for Nepalis stranded abroad due to COVID-19 ‘too little, too late’

Published On: July 2, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 2: Manish Khadka decided to shut down his screen printing business that he had been running in Patan as he was not certain when he would be able to return home from Indonesia. He had left for Indonesia on March 6 for a short trip but was left stranded for more than three months due to abrupt suspension of international flights to and from Nepal.

Thamel businesses start getting rent relief

Published On: June 24, 2020 08:01 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 24: Some businesses operating in the Thamel area have started getting relief on rents in response to their demand of 50 percent waiver on rents.

Hotel rooms to be kept vacant for 72 hours before every check-in

Published On: June 23, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 23: Hotel rooms in Nepal now require to be kept vacant for 72 hours before letting another guest check in the room.

Hotel quarantines underused amid govt’s decision to let abroad returnees be home quarantined

Published On: June 22, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 22: The hotel quarantines set by the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) have remained underused amid the government’s decision to let abroad returnees be home quarantined.