KATHMANDU, June 20: The government has massively increased prices of petroleum products effective from midnight Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The price of fuel has increased in the latest revised price list sent by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the sole supplier of fuel to the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

BIRGUNJ, May 26: Retailers in Birgunj (Parsa) have shut down all goods transportation services after the rise in prices of petroleum products. The goods carrier service has been shut as the price hike in petroleum products has directly affected the transporters, the Transport Entrepreneurs Association (TEA), Birgunj said.

NOC increases fuel price

March 17, 2022 08:35 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petroleum products.

Fuel prices hiked again

February 2, 2022 10:06 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petroleum products effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Sugar producers have raised the price of sugar by up to Rs 14 per kg citing an increase in sugarcane price by the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has recommended to the government to increase the price of processed milk by Rs 10 per liter, citing the need for benefits for the milk-producing farmers.

In this context, the market for petroleum products is so sensitive that fluctuations in the international market price may not take long to make a profit or loss in crores of rupees. Nepali private sector entrepreneurs are not in a position to take this risk.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Airline companies have hiked the airfares by up to Rs 220 per travel in the aftermath of the recent increase in fuel prices.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Airline companies have hiked the air travel fares citing the escalating price of aviation turbine fuel in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Travelers of public buses in the Kathmandu Valley now have to pay higher fare as the Bagmati Province government raised the passenger fare effective from Monday.

Oil Price Hike, Again!

August 29, 2021 17:25 pm

After the increase in consumption, the management cost per liter has to be reduced. What does the NOC do?  What is the function of the Price Stabilization Fund?  Why not use it?  Shouldn't the tax levied by the government be reduced in such a short time? Why charge more than the cost price?

KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has hiked the public transport fares by 28 percent effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: In yet another ‘unfair move’, sugar mills have raised the price of sugar, taking advantage of a ‘shortage’ in the local market.

Diary of a commitment-phobe

March 21, 2020 10:45 am

I don’t clearly know where I am headed (I feel out of this world, but I am not drugged), but I am sure I will find my way, my destiny, my destination. One thing is clear, though: I am leaving this city at least temporarily because it reminds me of so many things. You see, loads of memories are not a good thing when you are in an unenviable situation. On a pilgrimage?

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Consumers have expressed their dissatisfaction with Nepal government's decision to hike the internet price that is taking effect from today.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are set to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) to their users from the upcoming fiscal year- FY 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The average wholesale prices of vegetables including tomato small, tomato small (tunnel), local cabbage, local cauliflower, bitter gourd, and brinjal increased by almost 33 percent in a single day on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The price of gold has soared to a record high in Nepal in line with the spike in the price of the yellow metal in international markets.

NOC hikes petro price

May 2, 2019 21:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petroleum products on Thursday.

Trekking agencies’ association warns of protests

NEW DELHI, Aug 6: With the US imposing additional 25 percent duty on imports worth $34 billion from China, certain Indian products may become more competitive, CII said on Sunday.

BUTWAL, July 30: The members of the Province 5 assembly are all set to see hike in their pay and will get one personal assistant (PA) each as two bills to this effect tabled in the provincial assembly on April 24 were approved by the Economic, Business and Tourism Committee of the provincial assembly.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Tourist motor vehicle service providers are increasing vehicle rental costs from October 1.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal Students' Union (NSU) today staged a sit-in protest at Baluwatar against the rise in commodity prices.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government has clarified that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not allowed to raise price of Internet services that they are providing to consumers.

HAITI, July 15: Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests.

KATHMANDU, July 13: At a time when they are under criticism from various quarters for their failure to do anything substantial, the elected officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have begun efforts to have their salaries and perks increased.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers, speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

India will suspend trade concessions and raise import duties on 30 products from the United States by up to 50 percent, in a mirror response to Washington’s impetuous move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepal Communist Party led by Biplav, Nepali Communist Party led by Rishi Ram Kattel and Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary Maoist) jointly organized a protest rally at Shanti Batika, Ratnapark in the capital on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 13 :Demanding withdrawal of hiked prices of petroleum products, Nepal Students Union (NSU) affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress staged torchlight protests in different parts of the country on Tuesday.

BAGLUNG, June 7: Nepal Student Union (NSU), Baglung staged protests in various parts of the district on Wednesday against the recent hike in the price of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Yadav, has said the government increased the prices of petroleum products not by will, but it was a compulsion.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Deshbhakta Janaganatantrik Morcha Nepal has demanded the government to reduce price hike on daily essentials by withdrawing the hiked price of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Domestic private sector airlines have decided to hike airfare. The hiked airfare will be effective from coming Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has done nothing to implement the agreement reached more than two weeks ago to scrap the fee hike by private schools. As a result, the deal is unlikely to be implemented this year too like in the previous years.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Student unions protesting against the 'illegal' hike in tuition fees by private schools staged demonstration by blowing whistles in front of the offices of local body chiefs and deputy chiefs on Friday. The unions demand, among other things, revocation of the hiked fees.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Agitating joint student unions on Friday demonstrated against school fee hike charged by private schools by blowing whistles in front of  local government offices across the nation.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Three student unions affiliated to different political parties have submitted memorandums to all 753 local bodies demanding revocation of the "illegal fee hikes" at private schools.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Demanding implementation of the Education Directives 2015, student unions affiliated with all major parties encricled the Department of Education (DoE) on Wednesday.

KATHMANDu, April 24: A joint student unions' meeting has announced programmes of fresh protests against the decision of private schools to increase fees in the academic session.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Three student unions affiliated to various political parties have decided to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Oli on Tuesday demanding action against the private schools that hiked their tuition and annual fees against the rules.

KATHMANDU, March 30: As in previous years, private schools have hiked their fees, up to 30 percent this time, breaching the rules set down by the government.


March 29, 2018 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 29: On weekends recently, around the hills of the Kathmandu Valley, we can see people in different shades of blue T-shirts, walking in groups or lines exploring the hills, the surroundings and the lives of people beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. One of such groups with a dark navy blue T-shirt is Hike4Lyf.

CHITWAN, March 26:  Business community of Chitwan have protested rise in tax rates and other fees by Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

TERHATHUM, March 19: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women. As per the decision, an additional Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 -- depending on the distance of their homes from the birthing centers or health institutions- will be provided to such women.

TERHATHUM, March 18: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women.