KATHMANDU, May 18: The prices of essential vegetables have spiked and a few of them have doubled over the last one month, according to a comparative analysis of retail prices at Kalimati vegetable market.

A double whammy

August 4, 2018 00:30 am

Hopes of seeing RA’s domestic front invigorated has sadly turned sour

With an annual inflation rate now projected to be 10,00,000%, Venezuela is experiencing extreme ‘hyperinflation’. India, in comparison, has an annual inflation rate (CPI) of just 4.87%, which means prices double every 14.6 years.

KAZAN, June 30: Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send a youthful France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday that sent Lionel Messi’s team home.

SOCHI, June 18: A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.

RAJBIRAJ, June 9: According to District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Saptari, the volume of mango production will finally increase this year after a continuing slowdown for five years. Officials speculate that should the weather remain consistent, the production will double this year as compared to the last fiscal year. Saptari, which is considered to be the 'mango capital of Nepal', had produced 61,700 tons of mango in the Fiscal Year 2011/12. But after that, the district has hardly produced a third of the quantity.

The government has also allocated budget to bring agro programs that could attract youth to agriculture. At the same time, continuity has been given to the program of providing subsidy to farmers based on production.

By 2035 the number of Brits with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 will approach five million, a new study shows.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has announced that it will take initiatives to modernize and commercialize agriculture with an ambitious target to double agricultural production in next five years.

MAHOTTARI, May 15: Province no 2 Minister for Agriculture, Shailendra Sah, has called for tapping into the organic agricultural technology for the development of the agricultural sector.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Double amputee Chinese climber Xia Boyu has finally reached the summit of Mount Everest (8848m), on his fifth attempt to stand on the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

NEPSE falls by double digit

May 14, 2018 17:44 pm

KATHMANDU, May 14: The Nepal Stock Exchange index continued to tumble with the market that today dipped 10.28 points to close at 1,338. The market saw a dip of 100 points in the past month.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa lashed out at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli saying that he blatantly surrendered to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his recent two-day state visit to Nepal.

ITAHARI, May 13: Jhapa’s Jessica Gurung has won the gold medal winning two titles in the seventh Pushpalal Memorial National Badminton Tournament on Saturday.

KABUL, April 30: A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, the Afghan police said.

MADRID, Feb 15: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, with the holders roaring back to life in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie after a dismal domestic campaign.

Double delight for Mayanka

February 14, 2018 09:10 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Mayanka Rana has registered two wins on the same day in the ongoing Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament Circuit Two on Tuesday.

Double delight for NPC

January 28, 2018 09:38 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC) has ended the first league round of the ongoing 13th Red Bull Dhorpatan UM Women’s Volleyball Double League Tournament with two victories on Saturday.

BAGHDAD, Jan 15: Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman says a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least 16 people.

BARCELONA, Jan 12: Lionel Messi scored twice as King’s Cup holders Barcelona moved comfortably into the quarter-finals by thrashing Celta Vigo 5-0 at the Nou Camp in their last 16 second leg game on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Road Boards Nepal has asked the Ministry of Finance to allocate the toll its collects for road maintenance purpose.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: MoneyGram has announced the first week's lucky winner of MoneyGram Double Happiness Extended Campaign.

DADELDHURA, Dec 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has lead with nearly double votes for the House of Representatives in Dadeldhura.

DHADING, Dec 8: Rajendra Prasad Pandey of CPN-UML has secured victory in Provincial Assembly Ka of Dhading-2. He garnered 27,332 votes.

BARDHIYA, Dec 8: CPN-UML senior leader Bamdev Gautam is leading with nearly double votes in Bardhiya-1.

PYUTHAN, Nov 20: Khopiram Dhedi of Tiram in Mandavi Rural Municipality-1 of Pyuthan returned home 25 years ago losing both his legs in an electric shock. The double amputee has now become an exemplary beekeeper in the entire district.

BEIJING, Oct 25: China will not set a target to double gross domestic product (GDP) from 2021, a senior Communist Party official said on Thursday, as top leaders pledge to focus on better quality economic growth in the long term.

POKHARA, Oct 17: The number of candidates applying for the posts of temporary police for upcoming parliamentary elections has doubled the number of vacancies announced.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: With two nominations, football will emerge itself as a strong contender when Coach of the Year will be unveiled in the Pulsar Sports Award at the Nepal Academy Hall on September 11.

WEMBLEY, August 21: Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium.

Nepse suffers double digit decline

August 15, 2017 17:08 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Flooding and landslides across the country have caused a severe affect on Nepal Stock Exchange as the benchmark index has suffered a double-digit fall on Tuesday.

Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is playing a double role in his upcoming movie A Gentleman, admits that portraying a dual role was really a fun experience.

RATNAGAR, July 29: Nepal's aim to double the existing number of tigers by 2022 is in the way of reality as its number has increased to 198 from 120 just within three years since the plan was made. The number of tigers may go higher as the count was carried out in 2013.

WASHINGTON, July 6: Scientists have found an extra charming new subatomic particle that they hope will help further explain a key force that binds matter together.

KATHMANDU, June 28: During the second constituent assembly elections held in 2013, the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal did everything it could to disrupt the elections. The rebel party bombed a truck plying the Mugling-Narayanghat road, attacked poll officers and threatened voters going to polling stations. When all this failed to disrupt the election, it attacked the security forces and poll officers and seized ballot boxes.

Double vision

June 22, 2017 00:25 am

The eighth amendment of the Education Act (2016) bars public school teachers from holding executive posts in political parties. The goal was to ensure that these teachers were not involved in active politics while they should have been teaching.

CHITWAN, May 24: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Gyan Prasad Khanal has been elected as ward chairperson of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-26.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) is doubling the budget for local units in the coming fiscal year compared to previous years.

Lionel Messi’s double strike helped Barcelona scrape a 3-2 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday to keep the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who needed a brace from Isco to beat Sporting Gijon by the same scoreline.

MUNICH, April 13: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

TURIN, April 12: Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse his illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Bayern Munich outclassed Borussia Dortmund 4-1 on Saturday with top scorer Robert Lewandowski netting twice to protect their 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, as they charge towards a record-extending fifth straight league title.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Per capita consumption expenditure in urban areas is double than in rural area, according to a recent survey.

Double trouble

March 21, 2017 00:45 am

Our Banks and Financial Institutions (BFIs) seem to be a law unto themselves, openly flouting central bank directives, cheating their customers and bullying those who default on their loans.

Double Break toffee launched

March 9, 2017 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, March 6: Asian Biscuit and Confectionery Pvt Ltd has launched its new product Double Break toffee in the Nepali market.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Development Committee at Parliament directed the government to double the percentage of the budget allocated for road construction in future.

Gabriel Jesus scored twice, including a 92nd-minute winner, as Manchester City climbed to third in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against a dogged Swansea City on Sunday.

A medical doctor and epidemiologist (MD-PhD) by training, Dr Carlos Dora, has a distinguished career in public health and environmental issues. At the World Health Organization (WHO), he is the coordinator of the unit ‘Interventions for Healthy Environments’ which is a part of the Department of Public Health and Environment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepal number one shuttler Ratna Jit Tamang has completed double hat-trick of Nationwide Krishna Mohan Memorial Open Badmintion title on Thursday after he secured top finish in the men's singles event at APF's court, Halchowk.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pledged double the amount the government has been doling out for the celebration of Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung community's New Year festival.