KATHMANDU, Aug 6: People rushed to the gold dealers and jewelry shops on Monday to sell gold as price of the precious metal marched to record new high of Rs 67,800 per tola (11.664 grams) in the domestic market on Monday. The price increased by Rs 1,500 per tola in a day.

RANJHA, August 4: The Bheri Hospital at Nepalgunj is witnessing the increasing number of kidney patients visiting hospital for dialyses services.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Although the law strictly prohibits polygamy, the practice of polygamy is common in the Karnali state. In most of the districts of Karnali state, the number of polygamous marriages has increased drammatically.

DHADING, June 28: On June 23, Kali Mijar, 34, a member of Dhunibesi Municipality committed suicide by consuming a chemical fertilizer. Police are still investigating to find out the reason behind her suicide.

MORANG, Mar 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has underscored the need for increasing agricultural products to boost country's income. Once reality of Nepal as an agricultural country must be restored, he reminded.

Gold price swells to Rs 62,200 a tola

January 31, 2019 10:32 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: On Monday, the gold price reached 62,200 per tola (11.333 grams) up from 61,500 per tola – the market price of the previous day. The gold price has increased by 1.63 percentage points, from Rs 61,200 to Rs 62,200, this week.

NOC hikes price of petroleum products

August 19, 2018 20:49 pm

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

KATHMANDU, JULY 31: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of more than 15 percent in road accidents in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18 from the previous fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Mahakali and West Seti River basin on Tuesday as the water level of the river seems to be increasing.

July 11: Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is increasing the size of the refinance fund from the monetary policy for the upcoming fiscal year -- FY2018/19 that the central bank is unveiling this week.

POKHARA, July 8: Stakeholders have urged the government to take needful initiative for increasing tourist spending in the country. They said that Nepal will continue to be known as a ‘cheap destination’ if tourist spending does not increase.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The total turnover in the domestic share market this week was 133.73 billion, which was more by 28.39 percent compared to the previous week. According to Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE), a total of 4,254,550 units of share from 184 companies were traded in the week.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Temperature in the Kathmandu Valley witnessed a sudden rise due to occurrence of less rains in the past three days.

KATHMANDU, June 7: International passenger movement of the country has been projected to increase by six times in the next two decades compared to the current year. This estimate was presented to the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Monday by an expert team formed by the ministry.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada claimed that the budget is in favor of all-round developments of the country which will help lead the country toward socialism through prosperity

CHITWAN, April 3: Mayor of Bharatpur Municipality, Renu Dahal, has defended the metropolitan city’s recent decision to hike tax rates, stating that the new rates are justifiable considering the current situation of the country.

CHITWAN, March 24: The Narayangarh-Mugling road widening costs are to increase at least by Rs 430 million.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav, has urged Nepali private sector to focus on increasing production capacity rather than holding a discussion on increasing exports.

NUWAKOT, Feb 28: The Minimum Wage Fixing Committee has been making preparation to increase the minimum wage of working journalists.

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (RSS): Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance.  Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Although firewood and briquettes as well as gas heaters were a popular way of keeping oneself warm until a few years ago, Nepali citizens have been attracted toward electric heaters this winter, say traders.

Plan to expand fund was announced in the monetary policy for Fiscal Year 2017/18

KAKADVITTA, Jan 7: The number of tourists entering Nepal via eastern check point, Kakadvitta, has increased in 2017.

NAC to increase domestic air routes

January 6, 2018 15:49 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is to add (new) destinations toward the domestic flight services. With the decision to expand the domestic air routes, it has geared up for the management of required aircraft and human resources including pilots.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Agricultural loans disbursed to flower and fruits cultivation, bee-keeping and poultry sectors provided by banks and financial institutions throughout the nation have increased substantially in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the country's apex medical body, has rejected  a proposal submitted by Kathmandu University (KU) for increasing seats of MBBS students in two medical colleges affiliated to the university.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 23: Stakeholders have expressed worries over growing dependence on food imports due to shrinkage of fertile land in the name of development and urbanization.

DHADING, Nov 22: With very little time left for the parliamentary and provincial polls, the voters in rural parts of Dhading are still unaware of the voting process. Locals in northern parts of the district are deprived of voter education, raising concerns over the number of invalid votes.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has said that price of dry fruits won't go up this Tihar.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal has welcomed around 500,000 tourists in the first half of 2017, signifying an increasing trend in tourist arrival over the past few years.

UDAYAPUR, August 20: Heavy rainfall since the past week, which has caused physical damage and loss of property across the country, has not spared Udaypur either.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has urged China to increase investment in physical infrastructure development in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 12: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called for increased investment in empowerment of the youth, who are the medium of socio-economic and political change of the society.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The import of diesel-operated three-wheelers has jumped by nearly seven times in Fiscal Year 2016/17 as compared to the previous year.

HUMLA, July 30: After introducing multimedia classes instead of day-to-day lecture, Maandhara Higher Secondary School (MHSS) of Kharpunath Rural Municipality has seen an increase in attendance of students.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Chief of Army Staffs (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri visited the head office of UNO in New York last Friday to take part in Chief of Defense Conference. He insisted on giving opportunities to Nepal to take extensive roles in future assignments on account of contribution, bravery and duty in past for UNO.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has not raised the salary of government employees this fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Election Commission (EC) has turned down Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's request to increase the number of local units in tarai districts before second round of local elections.

MAHOTTARI, May 2: District Police office (DPO), Mahottari has confiscated smuggled goods worth Rs 7,54,230 within a week.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Bowing to pressure from the opposition alliance, the government has withdrawn its controversial amendment proposal that would increase the number of local units in 11 select districts in the Tarai-Madhes.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Grappled with shortage of lendable funds, bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have tweaked their credit expansion strategy.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Domestic Workers Concern Society has said the directive of the Parliamentary International Relations and Labour Committee to prevent domestic workers from going abroad for employment would increase incidences of women trafficking in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 18: A report entitled Demographic Changes in Nepal: Trends and Policy Implications made public on Friday stressed on the need to increase investment in health and education for early childhood development in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 6: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against the government's decision to increase the number of local units.

KATHMANDU, March 4: A task-force formed by the government to review the number of local units proposed by the local level restructuring commission (LLRC) has proposed to increase the number of local units by 25, making the total number of local units 744.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: One of the key demands of the people’s movement in 2006 was increased representation of women, Dalits and people from marginalized communities in various state structures. The local elections scheduled to be held on May 14 are set to largely address this demand.

Nepse records increase by 76 points

February 4, 2017 18:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) that had been experiencing a decline since the past few weeks increased by 76 points this week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Parliament is set to endorse the Local Level Election Bill that sets out criteria to significantly increase the representation of women, Dalits and marginalized groups in local bodies from the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Ministry of Finance has permitted to merge the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation and Rastriya Banijya Bank.