KATHMANDU, March 10: In the last five years, cybercrime cases have increased six-fold.

Suicide cases on the rise in Nepal

March 2, 2023 11:30 am

BHAKTAPUR, March 2: The incidence of suicide in Nepal is on the rise and this fact was brought to light during a meeting of stakeholders to discuss strategies to prevent and reduce the cases of suicide. The District Health Office, Bhaktapur presented data to support this claim

KATHMANDU, August 12: The import of electric vehicles increased by more than 600 percent after the government reduced the excise duty and customs duty on electric vehicles in the last fiscal year - 2021/22. In the FY 2020/21, after the former Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada imposed excessive tax on electric vehicles, the import of electric vehicles had decreased.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Although the government has been saying that by putting efforts into creating an appropriate environment, it has prioritized encouraging domestic and foreign investment into the country, the reality is quite the opposite. Documents such as the constitution, plans and policies of the government, and budget, emphasize supporting the private sector. In addition to this, the government has always stressed that development in the country is/will be possible only through collaboration with the private sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The country’s consumer price inflation soared to 4.35 percent in the first month of the current fiscal year, due to a hike in prices of ghee and oil in particular.

NEW DELHI, March 14: India on Saturday increased taxes on petrol and diesel in a desperate attempt to increase government revenue at a time when tax collections have fallen amid the weakest economic growth in over six years, with the coronavirus impact yet to come.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The government increased customs duty on gold by Rs 2,000 per tola (11.664 grams) from Sunday.

CHITWAN, July 9: The price of egg has been increased. A crate of big egg now costs Rs 280. Its price was Rs 200 before this. Similarly, the price of small egg has gone up from Rs 115 per crate to Rs 230 per crate.

KMC hikes school fees by 27%

April 11, 2019 07:42 am

KATHMANDU, April 11: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set standards for the private schools operating within its jurisdiction. According to the new standards, the fee structure fixed for the new academic year is 27 percent higher than that of the last year.

INDIA, Aug 4: Indian authorities decided in June to increase import levy from August 4 on some US goods, including almonds, walnuts and apples, however, the move was later delayed.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepal’s stock market failed to extend gains from the previous week as index ended all five trading days lower. Despite opening with strong gains on Sunday, the market pulled back sharply to close marginally lower. Similarly, the index experienced significant weakness in all following session of the week. As a result, Nepse closed at 1,191.98 points with a drop of 32.43 points compared to preceding week.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The stock market showed a lack of direction for the first trading hour on Wednesday's trading. However, the benchmark equity index declined throughout the latter session to close over 8 points lower for the second day straight.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal national volleyball team open spiker Man Bahadur Shrestha’s rise as a professional player has put the national prodigy among the top candidates to win the upcoming People’s Choice Award in Pulsar Sports Award slated for May 17.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The government aims to increase electricity consumption per person by about five times from existing 129 units (kWh) in five years.

KATHMANDU, Mar 8: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that participation of women would be increased in the party's internal structure and policy-making level.

Kathmandu, Mar 8: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that participation of women would be increased in the party's internal structure and policy-making level.

Aaha-Rara prize money increased

January 10, 2018 11:12 am

POKHARA, Jan 10: The prize money of the 16th edition of the Aaha-Rara Gold Cup, one of the most popular football tournaments in Nepal, has been increased.

KATHMANDU, August 6: The investment made by the Government of Nepal to help farmers adapt to climate change is having positive impact on the income level of the farmers, reveals new study reports.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Army (NA) has taken a decision to adopt necessary security alertness after reviewing the recent turn of events in the country.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The permit of permission seeker to scale the Mount Everest has increased this year. 365 mountaineers have already got the permit to climb the highest peak of the world.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is currently on a visit to Europe, has called the European Commission for enhanced level of support in infrastructure building and skills development in Nepal.

TIKAPUR, Jan 17: The declaration of Kathmandu Valley as a load shedding-free zone elated the residents of the capital but locals of various other parts of the country are still battling with this problem. Locals of Lamki took to the streets for the reduction of load shedding hours accusing the government that it is giving priority only to some places and neglecting others.

CHITWAN, Nov 20: Minister for Education, Dhaniram Poudel, today said the government would increase investment in the technical education.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 3: The domestic leather industry is facing trouble after the increase in trafficking of raw leather -- the export of which has been restricted -- out of the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the government should invest a significant amount of budget in the education sector due to damages of physical infrastructure in education sector by earthquake as well as high demand of quality education.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Monday that the government will soon take a decision regarding increasing the house reconstruction grant for quake victims by Rs 100,000.