LONDON, April 21: The price of a barrel of benchmark U.S. oil plunged below $0 a barrel on Monday for the first time in history, a troubling sign of an unprecedented global energy glut as the coronavirus pandemic halts travel and curbs economic activity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The government is making amendment to the Competition Promotion and Market Protection Act, 2007 at a time when authorities have been failing to implement provisions in the existing act, allowing unscrupulous traders a free hand to form cartels and exploiting consumers.

BARA, June 11: Consumers, who reached the Kalaiya-based distribution center of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday with their grievances, were beaten up by the staffers.

ILAM, Nov 25: Foreign consumers of Nepali tea, who used to be interested in buying any type of organic tea from Nepal, have started looking for diversity in products, according to tea entrepreneurs.

Electricity supply up by 12.79 percent; NEA’s income increase by 16.98 percent

KHOTANG, July 14: There are many cases where the officials of various consumers committee have been caught embezzling millions of rupees meant for development projects. Such irregularities have given a bad name to the consumers' committees.

KHOTANG, July 14: There are many cases where the officials of various consumers committee have been caught embezzling millions of rupees meant for development projects. Such irregularities have given a bad name to the consumers' committees.

JUMLA, Jun 9: District administration has said that it would not let anybody including consumers committees and defaulting contractors go scot-free.

Consumer's health widely neglected

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JHAPA, Feb 7: Despite being ware about the fact that vegetables imported from India have high level of pesticide residue, the government authorities have made no efforts to ban the import yet.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Agricultural Development Multipurpose Co-operative, or Krishi Group, which runs Krishi Fresh outlets at seven places in the Kathmandu Valley, is gradually gaining popularity among valley denizens.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has made clear that it does not have any plan of enforcing load-shedding in this winter season.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has collected Rs 13 billion from consumers for the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project in the past 16 months.

POKHARA, Sept 7: The electricity meter of Ambar Bahadur Gurung living in Nadipur-3 of Pokhara is broken. He had submitted a complaint about the problem but in the same month he received a new bill with charge more than the previous months.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The article of association of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) says that the sole objective of the corporation is to distribute petroleum products by adding administrative costs on import price and ensure smooth supply in the market.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has unveiled a plan to buy excess solar energy from household consumers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: It has been revealed that Time of Day (ToD) meters installed in big industries are not monitored regularly. Similarly, energy consumption data is not downloaded from these meters and analyzed as required by the law.

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: With winter approaching and power generation of run-of-the-river plants falling, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has appealed the general public to not use energy intensive equipment during morning and evening peak hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal and China on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the bilateral exchange of information on the areas of consumers’ rights protection, and trade and commerce relations.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the bilateral exchange of information on the areas of consumers’ rights protection, trade and commerce relations on Wednesday.

Coca-Cola has recently launched 'Mann Kholaun Coke Sanga' campaign -- a localized interpretation of Coke's global 'Share a Coke' campaign -- with 15 new labels to celebrate relationships, on the auspicious occasion of Dashain and Tihar festivals. In an email interview to Republica, Alok Kohli, Coca-Cola Country Director, Nepal, talked about Coca-Cola's first of its kind campaign in Nepal and the celebration of relationships. Excerpts:

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 24: While Indu Aryal, a housewife, was preparing shopping list for the upcoming Dashain festival, her daughter dropped in room and added few things to the list. Her demands included new dress, a pair of sandal and sunglasses.

BAITADI, Sept 3: Nepal Electricity Authority, Baitadi, has so far disconnected the power supply lines to 219 consumers in the district for not clearing their arrears within a stipulated time.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 30: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has disconnected power supply to a total of 3,411 consumers across the country, reasoning the owners failed to pay tariff for long.

Global use of antibiotics has increased steadily in recent years, driven by rising demand across low and middle income countries.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19:  Normal life in the capital has been hit due to the shortage of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Recent inspections conducted by different government agencies lay bare the extent of anomalies in the market. Food producers and traders are openly fleecing consumers in terms of quantity and quality.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Price of fresh vegetables in Kathmandu have started coming down in the wholesale market, thanks to improved supplies from different parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Price of fresh vegetables in Kathmandu have started coming down in the wholesale market, thanks to improved supplies from different parts of the country.