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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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Gold glitters at record high of Rs 66,300 per tola

Published On: August 5, 2019 09:34 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Gold marched to a record high of Rs 66,300 per tola (11.664 grams) in the domestic market on Sunday.

Rs 276b spent on post-quake reconstruction

Published On: August 5, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A total of Rs 276.3 billion has been spent on post-earthquake reconstruction that includes government buildings, educational institutions, health centers and archeological heritages, among others.

Paddy transplantation 80% complete

Published On: August 1, 2019 07:12 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, August 1:  Paddy transplantation has been completed on 80.18% of the rice field across the country as of Sunday.

Rs 10b collected in aviation development fund in 5 years

Published On: July 31, 2019 07:12 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 31: A total of Rs 10.25 billion has been collected from international flights passengers in the Aviation Development Fund (ADF) over the past five years.

Over 6,100 firms join VCTS

Published On: July 30, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: A total of 6,172 companies have signed up for vehicle, consignment tracking system (VCTS) as of Monday.

Things to know about PAN

Published On: July 28, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 28: The government has made Personal Account Number (PAN) mandatory for all salaried workers from the current Fiscal Year 2019/20.

Mutton and chicken prices rise

Published On: July 27, 2019 07:17 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 27: The price of goat and chicken meat has been rising for the last few months, following the government decision to make quarantine clearance mandatory for livestock imported from India.

Service providers withdraw 13% TSC levied on internet users

Published On: July 27, 2019 07:07 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Internet Service Providers’ Association of Nepal (ISPAN) has taken back its decision to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) after a week of deciding to collect it from its clients.

Rs 22 billion collected in RTDF

Published On: July 23, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 22: A total of Rs 22.162 billion has been collected in the Rural Telecommunications Development Fund (RTDF) of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) as of Fiscal Year 2018/19.

IRD issues nearly 100,000 PAN in 45 days

Published On: July 21, 2019 07:53 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 21: Almost 100,000 PAN cards have been issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) after the government made Permanent Account Number (PAN) card mandatory for all salaried workers from the current Fiscal Year 2019/20.

NOC's color-coded LPG cylinders in quandary

Published On: July 18, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 18: The Nepal Oil Corporation's (NOC) plans to distribute color-coded liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in the market has apparently failed as it has seen discontinuation for the second time.

Government raises tourist visa fees, after a decade

Published On: July 17, 2019 08:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 17: The government has raised tourist visa fees for foreigners effective from Wednesday, also the starting of the new fiscal year – FY2019/20.

Internet price to go up by 13% from Wednesday

Published On: July 16, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 16: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are set to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) to their users from the upcoming fiscal year- FY 2019/20.

NTA to set up IT labs in 1,000 public schools

Published On: July 15, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 15: Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is planning to set up information technology (IT) labs in nearly 1,000 public high schools across the country by the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20.

Yeti plane runway excursion shuts TIA for 8 hours

Published On: July 13, 2019 07:10 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 13: After an aircraft of Yeti Airlines skidded off the runway while landing at domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 11:05 am Friday, the only international airport of the country, and the domestic terminal within the TIA, remained closed for all international and domestic flights throughout the day.

617,252 yet to receive smart license cards

Published On: July 9, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 9: A total of 617,252 people are using payment receipts issued by the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) as substitutes of driving license as of Monday, due to inability of the department to provide smart license to the applicants on a timely manner.

Paddy transplantation completed on 15% of fields so far

Published On: July 8, 2019 09:20 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 8: Lack of sufficient rainfall takes toll on paddy cultivation as transplantation has been completed on only around 15% of paddy fields across the country, according to Department of Agriculture (DoA).

PAN mandatory for all income earners from mid-July

Published On: July 2, 2019 07:05 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 1: Suman Kumar Gupta, 23, recently applied for Permanent Account Number (PAN) at a taxpayer service office of Inland Revenue Department in Kathmandu. “I had to apply for PAN as my employer asked me to get PAN before joining them,” Gupta, who has recently been hired by a commercial bank, told Republica.

Homestay registration on the rise

Published On: July 1, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 1: The number of homestays across the country has gone up by 14.48 percent to 324 in 2018, Nepal Tourism Statistics 2018 shows.

Gold marches to record high of Rs 65,500 per tola

Published On: June 26, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 26: The price of gold climbed reached a record high of Rs 65,500 per tola (11.664 grams) in the Nepali market on Tuesday. The yellow metal was traded at Rs 65,000 per tola a day earlier.