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‘15 % growth rate needed to meet agro target’

July 29, 2018 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Ministry of Agriculture Development has said that to achieve the target of doubling agricultural produce in five years, which the government has stated in its annual budget for the Fiscal Year 2018/19, a growth rate of 15 percent has to be achieved on every agricultural product.

Govt moves against own promise of affordable internet

July 18, 2018 06:58 AM

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

Kalimati traders move court against government, hearing begins

July 17, 2018 08:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 17: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board and traders at Kalimati market have submitted their statements at Kathmandu District Court on Monday, regarding a case filed by the traders against the board. It is likely that the court will take one or two more days to give its verdict on the case.

Integrated mountain rescue centers remain limited to paper

July 16, 2018 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 16:The government’s plan to set up integrated rescue centers in Everest and Annapurna regions remains limited only to paper.

Paddy transplantation lower in eastern tarai

July 12, 2018 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, July 12: Paddy transplantation in eastern tarai districts is lower this season compared to other parts of the country. According to the report, paddy transplantation has been done on 30,625 hectares of land in Jhapa, 13,200 hectares in Morang, 11,000 hectares in Sunsari, 8,100 hectares in Saptari and 10,145 hectares in Siraha so far.

Plantation completed in 50% of paddy fields in 14 districts

July 4, 2018 05:25 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: Paddy plantation has been completed in 50 percent of paddy fields in 14 districts. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives, paddy plantation has been completed in half of the paddy fields in Kaski, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan, Bajhang, Doti, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur.

Five farmers to be honored with President Award

July 2, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 2: Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives is honoring five top performing farmers with ‘President Best Farmer Award’ on Wednesday. According to the ministry, Rajendra Raj Panta, who has been adjudged excellent farmer, will receive cash prize of Rs 200,000, while for others will receive Rs 100,000 each.

Paddy plantation completed on 20 percent of fields

July 1, 2018 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, July 1: According to the officials, plantation has been completed in 20.2 percent of the rice fields so far. Out of 1.5 million hectares of paddy fields across the country, plantation has already been completed in 311,000 hectares by Saturday.

Air, ground traffic halts for VVIP movement anger public

June 27, 2018 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, June 27: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)  halted all flights on Sunday while Prime Minister KP Oli was returning from his official visit to China. Both domestic and international scheduled flights were halted for 30 to 45 minutes. Some of the flights had to wait for an hour. Such disruptions caused by VVIP movements are always much resented by the public.

12-member team off to Toulouse to take delivery of wide-body aircraft

June 26, 2018 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, June 26: A 12-member team has left for Toulouse of France to take delivery of the wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).  According to Nepal Airlines Corporation, they team will take delivery of first of the two Airbus A330-200 aircraft ordered by the national flag carrier. The aircraft is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Thursday.

No takers yet for midnight slots at TIA

June 25, 2018 05:58 AM

KATHMANDU, June 25: It has been a month since Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) started operating 21 hours in a day i.e. till 3 am in the morning. The move was aimed at easing air traffic congestion at TIA by encouraging airlines to shift their day flights to night time or early morning. However, not a single airline has sought permission to operate night-time flights so far.

New air routes not enough

June 21, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 21: Although the agreement between Nepal and India for new air routes has been considered a big achievement for the country, the agreement has also been criticized for not being beneficial to Nepal as expected.

India permits new air entry routes over Biratnagar, Janakpur

June 17, 2018 05:45 AM

KATHMANDU, June 16: India has provided new air entry routes for Nepal over Biratnagar and Janakpur.

Govt says "to act tough against unscrupulous traders"

June 14, 2018 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 14: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board has said that monopoly of some traders at Kalimati vegetables market will end at any cost.

Average length of tourist stay drops to 7-year low

June 10, 2018 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 10: The average length of stay of foreign tourists in Nepal has dropped to seven-year low to 12.6 days in 2018, according to a report entitled 'Nepal Tourism Statistics 2017' compiled by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Budget gives Rs 730m for tourism infrastructure

June 3, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 3: With a motive of bringing two million tourists by 2020 and five million by 2030 into the country, the Ministry of Finance has allocated Rs 5.20 billion on tourism in the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Unorganized management of TIA causing air traffic congestion

May 28, 2018 08:17 AM

KATHMANDU, May 28: Air traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has become a major issue, threatening smooth operation of the country’s only international airport.

TIA to operate 21 hours a day from today

May 21, 2018 11:45 AM

Qatar Airways, Wataniya Airways interested to operate in extended slot

Expedition royalty exceeds Rs 412m this spring

May 20, 2018 08:12 AM

Mt Everest alone contributes Rs 361.4 million

2 die in Makalu Air plane crash

May 16, 2018 11:36 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: A Cessna 208B aircraft of Makalu Air flying to Simikot airport of Humla district from Surkhet airport  crashed on Wednesday, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The cargo flight of the light aircraft with call sign 9N AUJ went out of radar contact at 6:45 am.