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Bookstores in Nepal: The past, the present and the future

Published On: February 8, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Right in the heart of the bustling Kathmandu lies a sanctuary of sorts for a very rare breed of people: Mandala Book Point. In one recent afternoon, at his beloved book store, Madhav Lal Maharjan sits comfortably among the towering stacks of books in the storage room – the very place he sat when he started Mandala Book Store 29 years ago in 1988.

CAN Info-Tech attracts 150,000 visitors in three days

Published On: February 1, 2019 08:46 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The 25th iteration of CAN Info-Tech has attracted over 150,000 visitors over the first three days.

Tourist arrival in Bhaktapur yet to reach pre-earthquake level

Published On: January 21, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A little short of reminiscing the fourth year of the devastating earthquake the struck the nation in 2015, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is awaiting the number of tourists visiting the ancient town of Kathmandu Valley to bounce back to pre-earthquake figure.

‘Nepal offers huge opportunity for South Asian market’

Published On: January 15, 2019 10:32 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

Diego Graffi is the CEO and managing director of Piaggio Vehicles. He is associated with the company for more than a decade. A graduate in mechanical engineer, he formerly worked with Fiat and Moto Guzzi. A much-traveled man, with a rich experience in the Indian market, Graffi is looking forward to expanding three-wheeler vehicle market with a fresh take of his successful three-wheeler brand, Apé, in Nepal.

FHAN to build SAARC Design Center, Nepal Handicraft Village

Published On: January 12, 2019 07:38 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Federation of Nepal Handicraft Association (FHAN) is preparing to build SAARC Design Center and Nepal Handicraft Village.

Tourism breathing life into dying art of pottery

Published On: January 4, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Under a blazing winter sun in a corner of a maze of old buildings and temples, Dinesh Kumar Prajapati, 70, kneads lump of clay. His ancestors did the same. Knead clay, put it on wheels to mold them into desired shapes, bake them in furnaces, and sell them in the market.

14 companies show interest to operate bus service to Indian cities

Published On: December 25, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Fourteen Nepali companies have applied to operate cross-border bus service to different Indian cities.

Drivers and helpers still in want of appointment letters

Published On: December 13, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Transport entrepreneurs are required to produce appointment letters, one of the key requirements set by the government, of its staff including drivers and helpers when applying to register as company.

Heater sales increase thanks to strong domestic demand

Published On: December 11, 2018 08:27 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Heater sales have continued to increase in the Kathmandu Valley as winter season creeps in. Halogen heaters are the most popular out of the three types available in the market; the other two are oil and gas heaters.

Experts discuss draft proposal for agricultural education

Published On: December 9, 2018 09:25 AM NPT By: PAWAN KHANAL

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: National Farmers Group Association and Nepal Agriculture Journalist Academy jointly organized a talk program on Saturday to discuss a draft policy on inclusion of agricultural education in the primary education curriculum.