KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has provided employment to nearly 175,909 people through 6,864 projects across the country run by various local units under the Prime Minister Employment Program in Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Only six youths have received subsidized loans so far for self-employment under the much-hyped scheme introduced by the government to give loans to educated youths against the collateral of their academic certificate.

ANKARA, July 27: Turkey has vowed to oppose US efforts to smother Iranian crude exports. Ankara is in a strong position to disobey Washington and has plenty of reasons not to start a quarrel with Tehran, experts have told RT.

KATHMANDU, July 1: A day after the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) concluded its common report on the 1950 treaty, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, coordinator of the Indian side met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Ishwor Pokhrel at the latter’s house in Dhapasi.

Considering its global reach, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the quadrennial FIFA World Cup is FIFA’s biggest source of income.

KATHMANDU, May 20: A storm is brewing in the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) amid allegation that some second-rung leaders from the erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) received “an unfair advantage” in the merger between the two parties.

BIRGUNJ, May 14: India's Kolkata port is building infrastructures to improve its service quality much to the delight of Nepali exporters and importers.

Benefit of doubt

April 6, 2018 12:49 pm

For a man with a perceived reputation for being “overly pro-Indian”--as painted by a section of Kathmandu’s scribing community--until he first donned the mantle of prime minister in the autumn of 2016, Khadga Prasad Oli attracts wide attention and intense interest from audiences both at home and abroad, especially in the immediate neighbourhood, as he begins, today, his first foreign visit after taking that office  for the second time.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nearly 32,000 flood-affected households in seven districts of the tarai region received recovery packages worth US$ 4 million as part of a post-flood recovery program launched by the United Nations Development Program with the financial support of the Chinese government.

Nepal can benefit from China

February 28, 2018 12:26 pm

China, our neighboring nation and a leading economic power, has been a faithful ally to Nepal since time immemorial. Despite cultural variation, the bilateral relations have always been cordial and welcoming.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Engagement of private sector in promoting climate smart agriculture can be beneficial for both farmers and private sector if the results of a pilot program for climate resilient agriculture are something to go by.

POKHARA, Jan 7: As many as 403 people underwent blood tests for detection of diabetes and thyroid at a free blood test camp here on Saturday. The blood test camp was jointly organised by United Reference Laboratory (URL) Pvt Ltd and Newa Misa Pucha, a local organisation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal should take benefit from its neighbors' economic development.

PARBAT, August 30: Members of the Majhi community, a tribe that makes a living by fishing, have always struggled to manage two square meals and proper shelter for their family. Poor economic condition has always compelled this tribe to live a miserable life. They have long been living in dilapidated tents and huts which neither can protect them from scorching heat nor from torrential downpour.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Domestic airlines are cashing in on the poor state of Mulging-Narayanghat road as more people prefer to fly rather than take the ordeal of traveling through the landslide-prone road which is undergoing expansion for past two years.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Members of the Kamlari community, who were once bonded laborers, are finally getting their identity cards after four long years of struggles and protests to get their identity.

LONDON, July 5: Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went 43.

MANCHESTER, June 5: Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Out of 35 public enterprises, 23 were found making profit, while 12 incurring loss this fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Small Farmer Development Bank (SFDB), in partnership with 636 affiliated cooperatives, has provided loans worth Rs 35 billion to 650,000 earthquake-affected people and small farmers.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat, who accompanies Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on his official visit to China, has viewed that Nepal wants to get as much as benefits from the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative proposed by China.

ACHCHHAM, March 3: Women in rural areas of the country generally choose to suffer in silence than to express their problems when it comes to health issue. Their 'hidden agony' comes to the surface only when the problem gets out of proportion.

BAJURA, Feb 20: Many women in rural parts of Bajura district, who were suffering from uterine prolapse for long, have benefited from a free health camp set up here since last Friday.

Benefit of doubt

November 24, 2016 00:45 am

Splits and mergers are common features of political parties in the developing world. Nepal is no exception

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Even though there are policies for economic and social empowerment of women, few women are taking advantage from them. Due to the lack of awareness, women are not inclined to take due help from the government regarding several health, economic and social benefits, said stakeholders during a program in the capital on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi, and Chinese Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Zhang Mao, today held bilateral talks at the former's office.

MORANG, Sept 7: The farmers in Morang district who are registered at the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Morang have been lately availing agricultural advisory services at a sms away.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Lawmakers elected under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category have accused Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa of attempting to curtail their rights for fulfilling his partisan interest.

LAHAN, July 4: Two months ago, Sobha Singh of Harkatti VDC in Siraha district gave birth to her first baby. But her happiness was shortlived as the baby died after a while the same day.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Chairman of Sadhbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato has said that they are waiting for meaningful talks with the government. Talking with Tek Narayan Bhattarai for Nagarik Show, Mahato refused to sit for talks that would yield no results.