KATHMANDU, July 15: Incessant rainfall across the country has contributed to minimize the effects of locust swarms that entered Nepal from India, according to agriculture officials.

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, July 6: U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect as a deadline passed on Friday, and with Beijing having vowed to respond immediately in kind, the two biggest economies were set on a risky path toward a full-blown trade war.

DUBAI, July 3: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said regional oil exports may be threatened if the United States tries to pressure its allies to stop buying Iranian crude oil, the official presidential website reported on Tuesday.

SINDHULI, June 9: The local administration of Sindhuli has completely banned the operation of heavy vehicles along the BP Highway four days after the Supreme Court (SC) issued an order to this effect.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Election code of conduct for presidential election slated for March 13 came into effect from Wednesday.

BEIRUT, Feb 27:  A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The government has brought the Directive on the Foreign Exchange Facility Recommendation for the Hydropower Projects- 2018 into effect.

Exposure to air pollution, even imaginative, may lead to unethical behaviour such as crime and cheating, according to a study conducted on adults in India and the US.

WASHINGTON, Dec 5: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) is allowing investors to trade six different products in the commodities exchange market of the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district has started levying entrance fee of Rs 2,000 (approximately $20) on every foreigner entering the rural municipality from October 1.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu district has started levying entrance fee of Rs 2,000 (approximately $20) on every foreigner entering the rural municipality from October 1.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government is putting Rs 1 million cap on cash transactions starting July 16.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that the election code of conduct issued in view of the upcoming local-level election shall remain in effect until June 14, the date set for a second-round election.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The constant sound of "peep-peep" from vehicles –  which have become the hallmark of the capital city's unregulated hustle and bustle –  will be tolerated no more by the government authorities starting Friday, the first day of the Nepali New Year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Rakesh Bista, an ambitious youngster, shook his head in great despair and disappointment after the results of the recent US presidential election. Bista, who aspired to have an American degree ever since he discovered his aim to be a successful computer engineer, thought the US election result could now affect his dream.

The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday rolled back a recent curb on cash deposits that had been put in place just 10 days before the end of the government's demonetization deadline of Dec. 30.

Art effect

December 15, 2016 23:15 pm

An artist of political and social conscience, Hit Man Gurung believes in growing as an individual and thus works to better himself through his art. Art for him is a practice that doesn’t have a definite shape. He says, “Art is the reflection of reality which may or may not be accepted by people. As an artist, I present the multiple reality of society through my discovery and try to understand it through my expression.”

Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus

October 26, 2016 11:28 am

NEW YORK, Oct 26: Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability — the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground.

Net effect

October 6, 2016 00:45 am

Greater spread of information and technology is often touted as the only surefire ticket to Nepal’s development. In fact, the notion that IT and national development go together is widely shared by the educated masses the world over. But this notion can be wrong. The internet brings a wealth of valuable information at your fingertips, but it also tubes pornography and bomb-making techniques right into your living rooms as well.

The Uri effect

October 4, 2016 00:45 am

Last week, we had in this space written about how Nepal’s tourism is still reeling from the aftereffects of last year’s twin disasters: first the earthquakes and then the five months of the border blockade. Hotel booking in the paradise city of Pokhara at this peak season has been around 30 percent, the same as last year.

Minor effect of banda on Lalitpur

July 25, 2016 17:44 pm

Lalitpur, July 25: The banda called by the CPN Maoist party had minor effect in Lalitpur today, with a significant number of private vehicles plying on the road.

KATHMANDU: A shock wave ran across the globe as Britain voted last week to exit from the European Union, the regional association to which the country was tied for four decades. Any country with small or large economy, or a tiny nation to the super power, the British severance from the EU did throw issues of various interests on them.

The sun effect

June 28, 2016 00:15 am

Solar radiation is one of the most important factors in predicting rice yields over a variety of locations

KATHMANDU, June 18: With more players in the market, cheaper call rates and growing consumerism, subscription to voice telephony services in Nepal has outnumbered its total population.