Arpana Ale Magar

The contributor for Republica.

Nepal an important market for SML ISUZU

Published On: November 19, 2018 10:59 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

SML ISUZU India appointed Goldfish International Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Laxmi Group, as its authorized distributor for Nepal. The two companies signed an agreement to this effect in Kathmandu last week. Yugo Hashimoto, managing director and CEO of SML ISUZU India, was in Kathmandu to sign the agreement. Arpana Ale Magar of Republica talked to Hashimoto to know more about SML ISUZU and its plans for Nepal. Excerpts:

Nepal sees domestic tourism boom ahead of Visit Nepal Year 2020

Published On: November 1, 2018 07:59 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Surge in domestic tourist footfalls this year has come as good news for tourism industry of the country as it prepares to celebrate yearlong Visit Nepal Year (VNY) campaign in 2020.

Sugar mills start settling cane farmers’ outsanding dues

Published On: October 29, 2018 09:13 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Sugar mills have started releasing pending payments to sugarcane farmers after the Department of Industry (DoI) stopped providing government services like issuing letter of recommendations to the mills.

Govt collects Rs 37 million in expedition royalties

Published On: October 27, 2018 07:46 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The government has collected Rs 37 million in royalties from mountaineering expeditions in the autumn season of 2018, from 43 different peaks above 6000 meters.

After Lukla, NAC launches scheduled flights to Dang

Published On: October 8, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: October 6, 2018 09:28 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 27, 2018 05:45 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 26, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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’

Published On: September 20, 2018 08:19 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 19, 2018 04:15 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 18, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 10, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 5, 2018 10:36 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: September 2, 2018 09:52 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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’

Published On: August 25, 2018 07:55 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: August 22, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: August 21, 2018 08:42 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: August 21, 2018 08:12 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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

Published On: August 18, 2018 07:43 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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’

Published On: July 29, 2018 01:10 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

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.