Sujita Pradhan

The author is a correspondent with Republica.

Govt intensifies market monitoring

Published On: October 2, 2019 09:40 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection (DoCSP) has fined 140 stores out of 298 in course of its market monitoring for the upcoming festive season.

FMTC starts selling goats for Dashain at concessional price

Published On: October 1, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has started selling mountain goats and goats for Dashain festivals.

FMTC likely to start selling goats for Dashain today

Published On: September 30, 2019 08:25 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: State-owned Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is likely to start selling goats for Dashain festival from Monday and mountain goats from Tuesday.

People throng NRB counter to exchange crisp banknotes for Dashain

Published On: September 28, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started to provide exchange facility for bank notes for the festival of Dashain, from Friday.

Discounts galore on smartphones this Dashain

Published On: September 26, 2019 07:18 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

Gifts, accessories, free holiday packages on offer

10 steps and some 15 days to repair one pothole

Published On: September 24, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Do you ever wonder how the potholes on our roads get repaired and by whom? Municipal workers are often to be seen repairing the roads and filling potholes. But there is more to it than that. Ten different steps are involved before a pothole gets patched up. These steps have to be approved by various individuals and departments in the municipal bureaucracy.

Veg prices up by up to 70%

Published On: September 24, 2019 06:59 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The price of vegetables has shot up by as much as 70% over the past month.

Advanced bookings for bus tickets for Dashain begins

Published On: September 23, 2019 08:50 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

Sufficient buses have been arranged, say transport entrepreneurs

Use of SIM cards registered under others’ names to be restricted

Published On: September 19, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) is making it mandatory to register the mobile SIM card under the user’s own name. The new rule that the NTA – the telecommunication market regulator – is introducing ‘soon’ will restrict individuals from using the SIM card registered under the ownership of another person.

Youngsters increasingly taking to social media for confessions

Published On: September 9, 2019 12:32 PM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Social media has become a new avenue for people to express their feelings without being judged or ostracized by others. Particularly, the 'confession' pages of some social media platforms are widely being used by the young people in Nepal. People express their feelings to a large group of unknown members. And many provide feedback and advice on such anonymous posts.

PM’s arrival at TIA delays flights one hour

Published On: September 7, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Arrivals and departures at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday were delayed for an hour because of the arrival of Prime Minister KP Oli at 12:30 pm from Singapore, where he underwent hospital treatment for the last 16 days.

Airbnb is thriving but hoteliers are worried

Published On: September 3, 2019 10:12 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Listing services like Airbnb, which connects travelers with property owners, are increasingly becoming popular among bag packers traveling to Nepal. Such services have quickly become a competitor to hotels in Nepal, leaving hoteliers worried.

Why are Gaijatra satire performances vanishing?

Published On: August 16, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: There was a time when Kathmandu's theaters and halls would be booked weeks in advance and jam-packed for months when Gaijatra performances were held by country's leading comedians.

Taxi association set to wage war against Pathao

Published On: August 12, 2019 10:46 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs’ Association (NMTEA), an umbrella organization of registered taxis, is mulling over operating app-based tax services like Pathao and Uber in the capital. Their move comes after Pathao, an app-based ride-hailing service, last week launched its taxi service by including registered cabs and private cars.

Are you on Insta? Lots of Nepali youngsters spend hours on it

Published On: August 10, 2019 05:27 PM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Are you crazy about Instagram? Do you spend hours on the app? How do Nepali youngsters spend time on the app? People spend three to four hours on it.

Newly-built hospital buildings handed over to govt

Published On: July 13, 2019 07:02 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, July 12: The newly-constructed buildings of Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital and Bir Hospital were handed over to the government on Friday. The buildings have been built with the financial assistance of the Japanese government.

Nursing license results stir debate on quality of training

Published On: July 4, 2019 06:44 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nursing institutes across the country found themselves at the receiving end of a scathing criticism on Wednesday after nearly two-thirds nursing graduates vying professional career in nursing failed the license examination.

Police initiate action against its staff amid further erosion of its credibility

Published On: June 30, 2019 07:21 AM NPT By: Sujita Pradhan

KATHMANDU, June 30: Nepal Police has come under fire over a viral video which shows a woman shaman assaulting another woman for allegedly being a witch.