KATHMANDU, July 13: Following a warning from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government has backtracked on its decision to table the National Medical Education Bill in parliament for endorsement.
WASHINGTON, June 24: The United States military drops an explosive with a strength you can hardly comprehend once every 12 minutes. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported that under President Barack Obama there were “563 strikes, largely by drones, that targeted Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. …”
KATHMANDU, June 10: The average length of stay of foreign tourists in Nepal has dropped to seven-year low to 12.6 days in 2018, according to a report entitled 'Nepal Tourism Statistics 2017' compiled by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
KATHMANDU, May 6: Going against the past practice of suspending any lawmaker immediately after he or she is accused of a crime in a court, lawmakers on Saturday endorsed the provision of not suspending such lawmakers. Such members of parliament (MPs), according to a new parliamentary regulation, will remain in position until and unless the court convicts them of the crime they are accused of.
KATHMANDU, March 19: The price of onions has plummeted over the past week in the Kathmandu Valley. The wholesale price for a kilogram of onion hovered around Rs 33 and Rs 35 last Sunday at the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market. This Sunday, the price went down to an average of Rs 30 per kilogram.
KATHMANDU, March 5: Stocks rout continued on Monday as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged 16.69 points, or 1.23 percent, to close at a 13-month low of 1,287.74 points.
Earlier on Sunday, the benchmark index shed a whopping 42 points, or 3.09 percent. The decline on Monday -- the second trading day of the week -- was less steep.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Price of onion has started coming down to normal levels after reaching a record high level in the domestic market. In the past few months, price had risen exorbitantly due to curbing of onion export by India, which is the main supplier of onion in the country.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: In a major shift in its position, India has advised Nepal’s Madhes-based parties to settle the issue of constitutional amendment internally through negotiations with major political parties.
MANANG, Jan 8: Manang district's temperature has dropped to as low as minus 16 degree Celsius so far, said the Metrological Forecasting Division. With the mercury plummeting, life in the district has been affected largely.
Kathmandu, Jan 4: With the minimum temperature plummeting to 1.5 degree Celsius, Kathmandu valley today experienced the coldest day of this winter season so far, the Weather Forecasting Division stated.
RASUWA, Sept 24: Nepal has imported only 55 sheep and mountain goats from the northern Rasuwagadhi border point this year. The import has dropped in comparison to the previous year as the price of livestock has gone up and the sheep and mountain goats are consumed in Tibet itself.
KALABANJAR, Sept 23: Growing incidents of tiger menace had made the locals of eastern belt of Narayani river quite intolerant toward the beast. As tigers would kill and injure them, they would also trap the wild animal in retribution, which had taken toll on its population. The conflict lasted for almost 14 years. Now, the situation is quite different. Not only tigers, but even other animals in the jungle are safer at the hands of humans. Thanks to the steps taken to manage human-wildlife conflict, things are changing for good.
KATHMANDU, August 2: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) managed to bring down its annual loss to below Rs 1 billion in Fiscal Year in 2016/17, significantly down from a record high loss of Rs 8.89 billion in 2015/16.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said.
KATHMANDU, March 3: The government has changed its decision to nominate Aasha Lama as Nepal's envoy to the United Arab Emirates after the nomination courted a controversy. Sources said the government has also put off the parliamentary hearing of the ambassador-designate to Spain, Bharat Rayamajhi, until it receives concurrence from the Spain government to establish a residential embassy there.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Nepal has ranked 108 out of 159 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report, released on Thursday by Samriddhi Foundation in conjunction with Canada's Fraser Institute.
GENEVA, Aug 5: FIFA's ethics committee has cleared President Gianni Infantino of alleged misconduct relating to use of private flights, ending weeks of speculation in Swiss and German media that he would become the latest world football leader suspended from office.