LONDON, July 31: Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, supported by a drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started the day on a higher note in the first trading hour on Thursday. However, the benchmark index declined throughout the latter session to close 3.15 points lower. The stock market index ended the week at 1,191.20 points.
MOSCOW, June 19: Argentina's 1-1 draw against Iceland in their World Cup opener left them with at least three certainties: They can (and need to) play much better; doubts persist regarding key positions; and "this is just the beginning," the phrase that has become the motto of both players and coach alike.
KATHMANDU, May 16: India has agreed to revise discriminatory regulations on power trading between Nepal and India and allow free flow of electricity in the spirit of the Power Trade Agreement signed between the two countries in 2014.
KATHMANDU, April 25: The drop in revenue from import of readymade garments, and tobacco products and its raw materials in the first eight months of current fiscal year, i.e. from mid-July 2017 to mid-February 2018, has left government officials worried.
KATHMANDU, March 29: A task force formed to determine ideological and organizational modality to merge the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) has proposed scrapping a provision which prohibits party members over the age of seventy from taking on leadership position.
KATHMANDU, March 22: The suggestion made by the European Union Election Observation Mission to exclude Khas/Arya from the "quota system" has drawn criticism from various quarters, including from top political leaders, former bureaucrats and ordinary people.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Paddy production is projected to reach 5.15 million tons this year.
The Ministry of Agricultural Development, which had earlier projected a record high production of 5.4 million tons, has now said that paddy production this year be lower compared to last year due to impacts of Tarai floods in August.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal is set to relegate in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 after rain played the spoilsport. The second match between Nepal versus Hong Kong in the sixth round of ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) was abandoned after rain washed away the reserve day on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Following public criticism, lawmakers pushing an amendment to the election law that would allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections have agreed to drop their amendment demand.
KATHMANDU, May 19: In a controversial move, the government has decided to withdraw criminal cases brought against the leaders and cadres of the Madhes-based political parties who were are accused of involvement in the lynching of at least eight on-duty security personnel.
Jagat Bahadur Shrestha, a farmer by profession, lives in Bijaya basti village in Nepal’s Parsa district. He and his family of five survive on less than a hectare of land from which they eke out a living. Water shortage is characteristic of Parsa district with many villagers abandoning farming of seasonal crops and opting for tobacco as the prime alternative given its need for less water.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Major political parties have backed away from their previous decision to take the existing ilaka as the main basis for restructuring local units under the new federal setup, following criticism from various quarters.
BERLIN, Oct 2: Bayern Munich's perfect Bundesliga start came to a screeching halt when they drew 1-1 with Cologne on Saturday but they still protected their three-point lead after rivals Borussia Dortmund lost 2-0 at Bayer Leverkusen.
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Human rights organizations and activists have urged the parliament to amend the recently tabled bill to criminalize torture by removing the provision of statute of limitations so that the perpetrators of torture during the armed conflict era could be booked under the new law with retroactive effect.
KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday has asked Nepal's embassies and the offices of consulate general around the world as well as other offices to use the word 'Nepali' instead of 'Nepalese' for all official purposes and strictly maintain uniformity in this case.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, July 12: Uncapped batsman Roston Chase has been included in the West Indies' 12-man squad for the four-test series against India, while veteran wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin correctly predicted his exclusion.