In its first-ever National Economic Census, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) stated that 29.8 percent of the enterprises in the country are owned by women. As many as 247,880 enterprises are owned by women, according to the census. Director General at the CBS, Suman Raj Aryal, said that 30 percent of the total enterprises are run by women.
The fourth meeting of the SAARC agriculture ministers was held in Bhutan recently. The meeting reaffirmed its commitments to further strengthen regional cooperation by promoting cooperation in agriculture and rural Development for enhancing food, nutrition and livelihood security of the region.
Hundreds of trucks carrying vegetables and fruits that enter Nepal are stopped in custom points in course of testing vegetables if they have traces of pesticide that exceed safety limits. Vegetables and fruits that are sold in Kalimati are regularly tested in a laboratory to identify the amount of pesticide contained in them.
The meeting that took place at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar dwelt on the contentious issues such as finalization of the criterion for district in-charges and deputy district in-charges of the party, political document and naming party's standing committee members and heads of different organization committees, according to sources.
Former minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Paudel and chairperson of Nepal Olympic Committee Jib Ram Shrestha have warned that if local and provincial organizations working for the promotion of sports are registered without the recommendation of national sports organizations, it will lead to great conflict among them.
An air strike late on Tuesday hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said. The conflict is part of chaos in the oil-and-gas-producing nation since the NATO-backed overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.