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After Lukla, NAC launches scheduled flights to Dang

October 8, 2018 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is beginning scheduled flights on Kathmandu-Dang route from Monday. The flight will be operated via Bhairahawa.

NAC to start Lukla, Dang flights before Dashain

October 6, 2018 09:28 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Air passengers travelling to Lukla and Dang, now can fly with scheduled flights of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). In the face of tourist season as well as the upcoming festival (Dashain, Tihar and Chhat Parva), NAC has announced to start the scheduled flights to Lukla and Dang before Dashain.

Six transport committees claim 66 million in expenses

September 27, 2018 05:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: On the call of District Administration Office (DAO) Kathmandu to submit their compulsory liability details, six transport committees have claimed expenses worth around Rs 66 million.

Packages abound as more Nepalis opt to travel

September 26, 2018 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: As an indication of the citizens' changing travel habits, more Nepalis are setting out for international tours in recent years, especially during the festivals and holidays.

‘Prime minister’s visit boosts tourist arrivals from China’

September 20, 2018 08:19 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The number of Chinese tourists visiting Nepal in August increased by a massive 63.9 percent year-on-year to 12,048. Officials of Nepal Tourism Board have attributed this rise in tourists arrivals from the northern neighbor to Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's China visit in mid-June.

51 more traders lose their stalls at Kalimati market

September 19, 2018 04:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board has scrapped stall license of 51 more traders.

Madan Kharel appointed executive chairman of NAC

September 18, 2018 07:51 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The government has appointed Madan Kharel as the executive chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). Kharel, a former managing director of the NAC, returns to the helm of the national flag carrier after a gap of three years. He was inducted to the board of directors of the NAC two days back only.

Gold in short supply ahead of Teej

September 10, 2018 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Gold is in short supply as the major festival season dawns nearer, jewelers say.

Six traders lose stalls, probe underway against 92 others

September 5, 2018 10:36 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board has scrapped license of six traders who were found leasing out stalls allotted to them to other parties. The meeting of the board held on Tuesday decided to scrap licenses of traders classified into a red category.

Qatar Airways adds flight after extension of TIA hours

September 2, 2018 09:52 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Qatar Airways has added a daily flight in the Kathmandu -- Doha sector, following extension of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)'s operation of its international terminal to 21 hours. Currently, the airline company has been operating five flights daily in the sector.

‘It is the team work that matters for success’

August 25, 2018 07:55 AM

Upaul Majumdar is the general manager of Soaltee Crowne Plaza since 2015. Having more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he won the title of best General Manager of Asia on July 31 under CMO Asia Awards 2018. Republica’s Arpana Ale Magar talked with him on various issues including leadership in the hospitality sector, and tourism development. Excerpts:

Kalimati veg market partially closed to protest govt action

August 22, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Kalimati vegetable market remained only partially open on Tuesday, after a monitoring team arrested Bharat Prashad Khatiwada, general secretary of the Federation of Fruit & Vegetable Entrepreneurs Nepal.

Traders obstruct govt monitoring at Kalimati vegetable market

August 21, 2018 08:42 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Traders at Kalimati fruits and vegetables market have obstructed market monitoring conducted by the Department of Commerce, Supply and Protection of Consumers, on Monday.

Government initiates action against guilty companies

August 21, 2018 08:12 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The government has barred chopper operator Manang Air from operating rescue flights in Gorkha, while Vayodha Hospital has been ordered to dismantle helipad at its premises that it had been using to fly tourists in need of medical treatment from different parts of the country.

Tourist arrivals up 18% in first seven months, entrepreneurs unimpressed

August 18, 2018 07:43 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Tourist arrivals in 2018 has continued to break the old records of the country. Recording a remarkable growth of 18 percent in the first seven month of 2018, tourist arrival reached 593,299, according to a report compiled by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The number was 502,544 in the corresponding period of 2017.

‘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.