KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Although the number of newspapers registered across the country has reached 7,874, no newspaper has been registered in Mugu and Manang districts, according to the 46th annual report published on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Press Council of Nepal.
The council's registration records up to the year 2020/21 show there are 744 dailies published across the country. Kathmandu is the district with the highest number of registered newspapers. By the fiscal year 2020/21, two thousand newspapers have been registered in Kathmandu. Parsa is the second district after Kathmandu in terms of the number of registered newspapers.
The report stated that not all registered newspapers are published regularly. Statistics shows that the publication of the newspaper has been delayed due to various reasons after the lockdown was issued across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.