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Trekking agents on receiving end of decision to shut TIA runway

February 27, 2019 09:03 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Trekking entrepreneurs have said that the decision to close runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) from 10 pm to 8 am from April 1 will affect Nepal’s adventure tourism business.

DoT holds back budget for peak profile project citing lack of work plan

February 24, 2019 04:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has refused to release budget to Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for Peak Profile project in the current fiscal year, citing unsatisfactory work progress.

TIA may ground Himalaya Airlines over non-payment of dues

February 18, 2019 10:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Tribhuvan International Airport Civil Aviation Office (TIA CAO) has asked Himalaya Airlines to clear all pending dues, stating that failure to do so would lead to grounding of all its aircraft.

Restaurants reluctant to remove service charge from customers’ bills

February 10, 2019 08:53 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Although the Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) had announced to remove 10 percent service charge on restaurant bills in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sauraha, some restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley are yet to implement the decision

NAC receives AOC for Japan flights; awaits Japanese nod

February 3, 2019 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received Air Operator's Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to conduct flights to Japan.

Govt starting riverbed farming program in three districts

January 20, 2019 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is all set to implement Riverbed/River Bank Farming Program from the current Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Poor weather badly disrupts domestic flights

January 13, 2019 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Domestic airline passengers have been caught up in flight delays for hours in the last couple of days due to bad weather.

NAC preparing to fly to Osaka from Feb

January 12, 2019 07:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has completed preparations to operate commercial flights to Osaka International Airport in Japan. As per the corporation’s business plan for the two new wide body Airbus A330-200 airplanes, flights to Osaka will start from February, said Madan Kharel, executive director of the NAC.

Tourist arrivals hit record 1.17 million in 2018

January 9, 2019 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Tourist arrivals hit a record 1.17 million in 2018 -- a growth of 24.77 percent compared to 2017.

Lawmakers divided over wide-body aircraft scam

January 5, 2019 09:36 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Lawmakers were divided on Friday over a report prepared by the sub-committee formed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for investigation of the controversial procurement of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.

'Wide-body probe should include aviation expert'

January 5, 2019 06:55 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Retired top officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) have said the government should have included at least one civil aviation expert in the judicial commission it formed to probe the controversial purchase of two widebody aircraft.

Food department prepares to replace 5-decade-old Food Act

December 24, 2018 11:52 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has prepared the draft of Food Safety and Standards Act 2018 to submit to the government. The draft, if finalized by the government and enacted by the parliament, will replace the existing Food Act that is in place since September 9, 1967.

Paddy production seen increasing to 5.4 million tons

December 19, 2018 13:37 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Paddy production is projected to grow by 4.8 percent to 5.4 million tons this year. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development had projected paddy production to grow to this level in 2017. However, only 5.15 million tons of was produced in the year due to late monsoon and floods in Tarai districts.

Minister unhappy with agri ministry’s work progress

December 18, 2018 09:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Unhappy with work performance of his ministry and subordinate offices in the first trimester of Fiscal Year 2018/19, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal has instructed officials to improve their performance or quit.

Minister unhappy with agri ministry's work progress

December 18, 2018 04:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Unhappy with work performance of his ministry and subordinate offices in the first trimester of Fiscal Year 2018/19, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakra Pani Khanal has instructed officials to improve their performance or quit.

A very Large number of Nepali population will use Nokia networks to connect to internet by 2020

December 4, 2018 06:00 AM

Vinish Bawa is the head of customer team of Emerging Business & Enterprise for Nokia Solutions and Networks India Pvt Ltd. He was in Nepal for the Nokia Innovation Day 2018.

Chobhar dry port is essential for country’s trade

December 3, 2018 10:24 AM

The government, through the budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14, announced plans to build an international-standard exhibition hall and a dry port on the land of the defunct Himal Cement Factory in Chobhar. But the project has failed to take off. Nepal Intermodal Transportation Development Board (NITDB), under the Ministry of Commerce, was assigned the task of implementing the project with financial support of US$ 22 million from the World Bank.

NAC officials dodge most PAC questions

November 26, 2018 10:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Officials of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) who were summoned at the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday for questioning over the purchase of two wide-body aircraft, faced a barrage of questions but shied away from answering most of them.

JCB leading heavy machine market of Nepal: Sondhi

November 23, 2018 02:30 AM

Vipin Sondhi is the managing director and CEO of JCB India Limited. He was in Nepal for CII conMac 2018, the largest construction equipment exhibition, taking place in Nepal for the first time.

12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine begins today

November 21, 2018 10:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: With the theme of “Mountain Medicine in the Heart of the Himalayas”, 12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine 2018 is set to commence from Wednesday in Kathmandu.