KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is considering a hike in electricity tariffs ranging from 10 to 15 percent.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has increased the limit of foreign currency migrant workers bound for a number of European countries and the US can carry to USD 500 from the existing USD 200.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The Nepal Rastra Bank has temporarily increased the limit for depositing funds in e-wallets operated by digital payment service providers.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The government has projected to increase the per capita income (PCI) of the country to US $1,935 per year in the next three years.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A majority of consumers expect the inflation to increase further in the next three months, while almost all the consumers expect the price level to increase over the next one year.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Airline companies have hiked the airfare by up to Rs 1,020 per travel citing recent increase in prices of petroleum products.

NEPALGUNJ, June 15: Despite the government spending billions of rupees on maternal safety programs, the maternal mortality rate has not decreased in Banke. According to the District Public Health Office, 14 women lost their lives in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2021/22 while 35 people each had died in the last fiscal year 2020/21 and 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Airline companies have hiked their airfares by up to Rs 445 per travel, to be effective from Wednesday, citing the recent hike in fuel prices.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Taxis plying in Bagmati Province will be increasing their fares by up to Rs 3 per kilometer effective from the Nepali New Year 2079 that falls on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Cabs operating in Bagmati Province are increasing their fares by around 20 percent effective from January 15 after the provincial government approved the new fare rates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The National Cooperative Bank Limited (NCBL) is mulling to increase its share capital more than two and a half folds to Rs 8 billion, in order to increase its lending capacity to the cooperatives.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Nepal imported mobile phone sets worth Rs 22.97 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, which was 10.37 percent more than the imports during the same period in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Export earnings of Nepali coffee soared by 66.37 percent to Rs 96 million in fiscal year 2020/21 despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has grappled the global economy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Despite Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)’s effort to curb interest rates on loans, the base rates of commercial banks have soared as high as 9.81 percent, which has made borrowing expensive.

KATHMANDU, September 12: The government has claimed that it has planned to speed up capital expenditure to utilize the funds allocated for the development projects this year.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal’s remittance earnings in the first nine months of the current fiscal year rose by 16.5 percent compared to that of the same period of the last fiscal year, despite a massive drop in the outgoing number of migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government is all set to raise the amount for allowance of senior citizens from the next fiscal year starting from July 16.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 14,753 individuals received permission for foreign employment in the Nepali month of Paush (mid-December to mid-January). This is the largest number in a month’s time since the coronavirus hit the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Remittance inflow increased by 10.9 percent to Rs 416.81 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year despite a fall in the number of outbound workers during the period.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal’s paddy production is estimated to stand at around 5.6 million metric tons this year, which is an additional 50,000 tons on the production of the last year.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The height of Mount Sagarmatha, world’s highest peak has not decreased from its current height of 8,848 meters. Instead, a source in the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has said that it has increased a little. According to sources at the ministry, the height might have increased by a meter from its current height 8,848 meters.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 7 : The Tribhuvan University (TU) has increased the amount of medical expenses being given to its students by hundred percent beginning from the current fiscal year.

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.