Gold price drops by Rs 3,400 per tola

November 10, 2020 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The price of gold dropped by Rs 3,400 per tola (11.66 grams) in the domestic market on Tuesday.

Education sector was comparatively quick to search for an adjustment to address the challenges COVID-19 posed to the system thanks to the information and communication technologies (ICT) capable for the purpose. Private schools and universities starteddelivering online while government has been promoting alternative methods to continue teaching and learning activities through radio and television as well. Nevertheless, the pandemic pedagogy put in place also needs to ponder over the gender concerns to ensure inclusiveness and meaningful participation of the female students.

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to form our ideas of a new normal, a daily topic of discussion in most households revolves around speculating about the shape and future of the economy. Theories are rife and forecasting models are being created and shattered on a daily basis, but the fact remains that the world has never witnessed such an unprecedented economic upheaval and therefore there is no accurate way of predicting how the world economies will evolve post-COVID-19.

KAILALI, April 19: Dairy shop owners in Kailali district have suffered the loss of million rupees since the lockdown was extended with the rise of COVID-19 patients in the country.

PANCHTHAR, April 11: Chudamani Kafle, a farmer from Phidim-2, Samdi was found to have been working at his vegetable field. He was desperate to sell his cabbages, which are ready to be harvested. But finding a customer for sale has been difficult for him these days due to lockdown enforced nationwide as an attempt to control the spread of global pandemic of novel coronavirus.

With gyms, airports and film studios out of bounds for Bollywood stars amid coronavirus scare, celebrity photographers in the city say they are struggling to come up with newer ways to keep their followers happy.

The environment children grow up in and the things that surround them during their childhood shape their lives to a great extent. But out of all the things that move and inspire us, everyone has that one moment, book, person, movie, quote or experience that stays with them forever. It is what we turn to when things look bleak or what motivates us to keep going when we think we can’t. Here, some people share their secrets.

A recent analysis by Moody's Analytics focused on the economic impact of climate change. The research looked at four different scenarios, entailing temperature increases of 1, 1.9, 2.4 and 4.1°C up to 2100.

The movie “Green Book” explores racial inequality, “Roma” reveals the emotional toll placed on domestic workers, and “RBG” chronicles the fight for women’s rights.

(Reuters) - Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.

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.

Aug 2: Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus for a longer time than adults who are not obese, potentially increasing the opportunity for the infection to spread to others.

KAZAN, July 3: South Korea hammered the Germans, and Japan very nearly did the same to Belgium, but Asia’s representatives are once again heading home before the business end of the World Cup gets going.

Increasingly, climate scientists are calling for climate models to focus more on CO2 levels and less on temperature.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Dolma Impact Fund, a private equity fund dedicated to investing in Nepal, has entered the Nepali e-commerce market with investment in the online shopping platform -- Sasto Deal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The government piled pressure on project managers to publish tender notices for 12 various road projects worth Rs 10 billion as part of the postal highway scheme just a month before the local level elections in Province 2 on  September 18.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepal's permanent representative for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ambika Luitel has highlighted the need to implement appropriate programmes to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming on Nepal's Himalayas.

Humble beginning, big impact

November 3, 2017 11:15 am

Jatayu got their big break from the cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You that they uploaded on their self-titled YouTube channel (Jatayu Records) in early June this year. As of now, the video, which features vocals from Palsang Lama, has about 1.2 million views and counting. Niran Dangol, producer and phonic engineer of the Jatayu team, says they never imagined the band’s humble beginning would lead to such popularity, that too in a short span of time.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: While the World Bank has recently revised its economic growth forecast for Nepal down to 4.6 percent for the current Fiscal Year 2017/18, partly due to the impact by recent floods, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has, however, played down such worries.

Trump’s impact

September 10, 2017 00:30 am

Would structural forces have brought about the same era of US global leadership under different presidents?

KATHMANDU, August 20: Dolma Impact Fund, a private equity fund from Europe, has now become a shareholder of Swet Ganga Hydropower & Construction Public Limited Company, promoted by Sanima Hydro Group, as a foreign investor.

Social impact investment paid off

August 6, 2017 00:30 am

Progress usually occurs incrementally, bit by bit. But sometimes a big idea can thoroughly transform our view of what is possible

KATHMANDU, July 11: The classes in the private schools of the Kathmandu Valley have been affected with the nationwide general strike called by Netra Bikram led Communist Party of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Both the private sector and the government of Nepal are clueless about the impact the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that India introduced Saturday will have on Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Both the private sector and the government of Nepal are clueless about the impact the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that India introduced Saturday will have on Nepal.

The National Climate Change Impact Survey (NCCIS) report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) last week showed how climate change is badly affecting our agriculture, forests, biodiversity, water resources and energy security. Is the impact of climate change really that serious for Nepal? If so, what can we do to cope, as a country and as individuals? Laxmi Dutt Bhatta, a climate and ecosystem management expert with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), shared his views with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala.

BEIJING, June 26 : A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend, setting a new record in China's publication history in 40 years with over 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide.

NEPALGUNJ/MAHOTARI, June 13:  General strike imposed by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) in Terai districts has created fear among people living there though its impact has no turned significant enough to bring normal life to a complete halt yet.

CPN-UML candidate Bidya Sundar Shakya was elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Sunday, defeating his nearest rival Raju Raj Joshi of Nepali Congress. With Shakya all set to assume the top post in the country"s largest city, Republica"s Gyan P. Neupane talked with him about his vision and his plans to make the capital “a beautiful, safe, prosperous and lively city” as promised in the election manifesto. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, March 16: A statutory provision requires that the warning ‘smoking is injurious to health’ should appear on every packet of cigarettes. However, the people of Kathmandu Valley are unknowingly inhaling fumes equivalent to the smoking of 10 cigarettes every day.

Kathmandu, March 10: The impact of the general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has been minimal in the Kathmandu Valley with considerable number of vehicles plying the roads.

Impact of general strike significant

March 10, 2017 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, March 10: The general strike imposed by Federal Alliance has significantly affected the normal lives througout the country.

As the International Women’s Day is being celebrated across the world with slogan #BeBoldForChange, women in Palpa are seen chopping firewood, as if they untouched by it.

Infographics: Food impact in environment

February 13, 2017 00:05 am

Food impact in environment

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Amid concerns that the decision to scrap high value Indian banknotes by the Indian government is also likely to weigh on economic growth of Nepal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played down such risk.

BAJURA, Jan 10: A total of 15 village development committees of the district have been selected for protecting the drinking water resources from global warming.

Partial impact of Valley banda (video)

January 4, 2017 11:08 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: There has been a partial impact of the Valley banda announced against the road-widening drive on Wednesday.

Bandh inflicts partial impact on capital

December 22, 2016 10:40 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A valley bandh called by Netra Bikram Chand –led CPN (Maoist) has left partial impact in the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday.

NEW YORK, Nov 14: Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is "extremely unlikely" news hoaxes changed the outcome.

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is "extremely unlikely" news hoaxes changed the outcome.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: The orientation and training given to pharmacy workers on using of abortion pills have accordingly resulted negative impact at a time when scores of women are losing their lives due to incorrect consumption of abortion pills.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma on Monday said that the filing of an impeachment motion against suspended Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki will not impact the ruling coalition.

MANCHESTER, Aug 15: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is garnering quite the fan club in the Manchester United canteen since his offseason move to Old Trafford.

Every day I see people of my locality burning waste materials like plastic bags, papers and old clothing. I have seen thick clouds of dark smoke rise into the sky.

Rio 2016

KATHMANDU, June 25:The effects of the United Kingdom's referendum vote to leave the European Union are yet to be felt in Nepal, apart from a jump in the price of gold in the local market. The yellow metal rose Rs 3,000 per tola on Friday soon after the Brexit poll results came out.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Former Finance Minister Madhukar SJB Rana has said that the separation of Britain from the European Union (EU) will not have any economic and financial impact on Nepal.