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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.