KATHMANDU, August 27: Nepal’s per capita debt reached Rs 68,907 as of mid-July, which was an increase of Rs 5,597 per person just in around four months’ period.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government’s public debt has reached Rs 1.848 trillion as of mid-March this year, with the government relying more and more on borrowing to meet its financial liabilities due to low revenue collection amid soaring expenditure.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) on Tuesday rose by 17.42 points, backed by a soaring demand for the stocks related to the hydropower companies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Cooperatives look forward to raising their reference interest rate to 16.22 percent from the current 14.75 percent per annum, citing a surge in the banks’ interest rates in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The COVID-19 infection rate, which has been rising daily for the last one week, reached 7.1 percent on Saturday. The infection rate was 2.61 percent last week. The infection rate went up by 4 percent in the last five days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal’s trade deficit in the first four months of the current fiscal year widened by 56.83 percent compared to the same period in 2020/21 despite a notable rise in the export earnings during the period.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Around 55,000 job seekers went for foreign employment in one month during mid-October and mid-November amid an increasing demand for migrant workers abroad.

Remittance up by Rs 100 billion

August 25, 2021 16:20 pm

KATHMANDU, August 25: The remittance flow to Nepal increased by about Rs 100 billion in the last fiscal year 2020/21, compared to the previous year. Although the number of people going for foreign employment decreased due to the COVID pandemic, the inflow of remittance increased.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepal’s trade deficit in the last fiscal year rose 27.26 percent to Rs 1.398 trillion despite a notable rise in export earnings during the period.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Nepal’s trade deficit rose by 24.61 percent in the first eleven months of the current fiscal year on the soaring imports compared to the slow export growth.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Nepal’s trade deficit that was on the path of correction mode in the past several months has started to worsen again with escalating imports following a decline in the negative impacts of the COVID-19.

Cold increases grip throughout country

December 19, 2019 17:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Cold has increased throughout the country including in Kathmandu valley due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

PARBAT, Aug 5: Continuous rains for some days have increased water level in the Kaligandaki River, said the district administration office (DAO).

WASHINGTON DC, June 8: Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problems in later life, finds a study.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, argued that the budget would increase burden of tax and loan on the people.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The fiscal budget has made provisions to levy tax on alcohol, cigars, sanitary, electronics and construction materials.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The amount of fine for small micro-buses and three-wheelers carrying passengers more than their capacity has been raised in Kathmandu Valley.

DANG, May 27: Consumption of polluted water from a contaminated drinking water supply source has spread diarrhea in two wards of Shantinagar rural municipality in Dang.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Banking institutions that are facing shortage of lendable fund are now feeling a sigh of relief with the recent rise of stock of deposits as the government expedites development expenditures at the end of the fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The use of various subsidized loans provided by the government has increased in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.

ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.

Yarsa collection charge increases

April 16, 2018 08:51 am

TRIPURAKOT,  April 16 (RSS): Extra charge of Rs 500 has been slapped while collecting Yarsa in the mountainous district, Dolpa, from this year.

KAILALI, April 12: The investment over the cricket players is increasing in the City of Cricket, Dhangadhi.

POKHARA, Feb 13: The consumption of sugarcane has increased in the district during Maha Shivaratri.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: With the arrival of Valentine's Day and the celebrations that urban youths start a week prior to this day, the sale of rose has increased drastically in the Kathmandu Valley, according to traders.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A significant cut in power outage in the country had led to the increase in industrial capacity by 9.1 percent.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A significant cut in power outage in the country had led to the increase in industrial capacity by 9.1 percent.

Import via Birgunj dry port increases

February 3, 2018 09:23 am

BIRGUNJ, Feb 3: Imports through Birgunj dry port is seen to be on the rise in recent months. The dry port based in Sirsiya, Birgunj, is the major port for importing goods from third countries.

TIKAPUR, Jan 14: Foggy weather conditions created by prolonged cold in Kailali district has led to an increase in road accidents of late.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The net profits of almost half of the commercial banks who have published their financial results have gone up in the first quarter of the current Fiscal Year 2017/18.

SINDHULI, Oct 29: Sweet orange, the famous fruit of Sindhuli district, has become costlier this year, with traders selling it for Rs 90 to Rs 120 per kilogram. The best price last year was Rs 50.

Apple production increases in Mustang

October 10, 2017 08:27 am

MUSTANG, Oct 10: Western mountainous district of Mustang has produced 5,300 tons of apples this year, recording an increase by 800 tons compared to the previous year.

Karnali apple supply increases this year

September 10, 2017 07:23 am

JUMLA, Sept 10: District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Jumla has recently brought a provision to provide certificate of origin to supply apple produced in Jumla to other districts.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Locals residing near the Tinpiple-Sisdole landfill site are dealing with various kinds of health hazards due to unmanaged waste disposal.

KATHMANDU, September 3: Locals residing near the Tinpiple-Sisdole landfill site are dealing with various kinds of health hazards due to unmanaged waste disposal.

CHITWAN, August 30: Milk production in Chitwan has increased by over 10,000 metric tonnes in the past five years, said the District Livestock Service Office (DLO). The increment is 4,414 metric tonnes in the last fiscal year alone, said DLO Chief Dr Dilliram Sedain.

CHITWAN, August 23: A recent study has shown a significant increase in the number of Bengal tigers in Parsa National Park (PNP). Parsa Wildlife Reserve, which was established in 1984, got the status of a national park in April 2017.

Tobacco import via Birgunj increases

August 13, 2017 09:08 am

BIRGUNJ, Aug 12: The import of tobacco via Birgunj border has increased by 68 percent in Fiscal Year 2016/17, in comparison with the previous fiscal year. According to the Birgunj Custom Office, 7, 803 tons of tobacco entered via Birgunj border in FY2016/17 while only 1,128 tons had entered in FY2015/16.

JHAPA, August 10: Number of cancer patients has doubled in Jhapa during the past four years.

CHITWAN, August 5: Re-polling at Ward-19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City has proved to be fruitful for the ruling alliance. All the candidates representing Nepali Congress have emerged  victorious in the re-election that was held at Ward-19 on Friday. It has increased the possibility of the CPN(Maoist Center) mayoral candidate Renu Dahal emerging victorious in the race for the mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

POKHARA, July 19: The Upper Madi Hydropower Project based in Sildujure of Kaski has increased its capacity to generate power.

KATHMANDU, July 11: NIC Asia Bank has increased the interest rate of its new savings account 'Samunnati Bachat Khata' that the bank launched in April, 2017.

KHOTANG, April 18: The parties in Khotang district have been facing difficulty finalizing the list of their candidates for the local polls slated for May 14 following unprecedented surge in the number of candidate aspirants.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Foreign investment has surged four folds in the eight months of the current fiscal year. The Current Economic Situation Report released by Nepal Rastra Bank today states that Rs 8.35 billion foreign direct investment flowed into the country during this period.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: South Korea has increased quota for Nepali migrant workers for 2018. Korea, which is taking 3,100 Nepali migrant works through Employment Permit System (EPS) in 2017, has decided to increase the number by three times in 2018.

NEPSE index increases by 4.78 points

December 22, 2016 16:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Having suffered a gradual fall in the recent past days, the Nepal Stock Exchange index on Thursday witnessed a slight improvement with the index increasing by 4.78 points to close at 1475.41 points.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) increased the price of petrol, diesel and kerosene on Sunday citing rise of price of the crude oil in the international market.

Intensity of cold increases

November 6, 2016 08:11 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The intensity of cold has increased across the country as opposed to last year, with the atmosphere effects being the main reason, said the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

Sugar price increases by a third

August 25, 2016 08:32 am

Supply will be normal in festive season, prices will be stabilized by Salt Trading shops: Government officials.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: State-owned telecommunication service provider Nepal Telecom (NT) is slowly losing any remaining brand loyalty it may have commanded in the market following the telco’s failure to assure proper services.