KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The construction of the first-ever underground electricity transmission line of the country has completed its 48 percent work. One thousand three hundred nine meters long underground line is to be made at Matatirtha under Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 KV double circuit transmission line.
BIRGUNJ, Aug 5: Though the country has adopted a policy of using mass transit, the import of small vehicles is seen to be growing unabated.The import figure of the three-wheeler, locally known as tempo, via Birgunj jumped by 74 percent to 8,682 units in the Fiscal Year 2017/18, compared to the previous year. The total cost of these vehicles was Rs 1.28 billion. In the previous year, 4,989 units were imported.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Following widespread criticisms from the public over the decision to charge 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on internet service, a committee formed by the government to review the decision has decided not to increase cost for Internet users.
BIRGUNJ, July 20: The number of containers coming to Sirsiya Dry Port in Birgunj from third countries via Indian ports increased by nearly 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2017/18. This suggests a healthy growth in the country's third-country imports via the dry port.
SINDHULI, July 11: After more than three years of the devastating Gorkha earthquake, about 20 percent of the reconstruction works have completed so far in Sindhuli, according to the National Reconstruction Authority.
KATHMANDU, July 9: Milk consumption has come down by around 30 percent after the government's inspection found presence of coliform bacteria and soda in milk processed by dairy plants, according to food technicians.
KATHMANDU, July 1: According to the officials, plantation has been completed in 20.2 percent of the rice fields so far. Out of 1.5 million hectares of paddy fields across the country, plantation has already been completed in 311,000 hectares by Saturday.
SYDNEY, June 1: Australia’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) has raised the minimum wage by 3.5 percent from July 1, it said on Friday, an increase almost double the current industry rate but half what unions had lobbied for.
MAKWANPUR, April 30: In Province 3's 13 districts, which are among the most affected ones by the devastating 2015 Gorkha earthquake, only 364,476 beneficiaries of housing reconstruction grant have started rebuilding their houses. This is only 61.4 percent of the total quake victims of 593,516 in the province.
KATHMANDU, April 28: The Saving habits of Nepalis is expected to improve significantly in the current fiscal year, indicating that people are investing more than they used to about two and half decades ago.
KATHMANDU, April 26: Gross Value Added (GVA) by hotel and restaurant sector has increased significantly over the past one and half decades, the National Accounts Statistics of Nepal (2017/18 Annual Estimates) shows.
KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal's fuel imports surged by a massive 39.2 percent in first eight months of the current fiscal year compared to same period of Fiscal Year 2016/17, according to Department of Customs (DoC).
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said over 70 percent beneficiaries of 14 districts severely affected by the 2015 April earthquake have been associated with the private housing reconstruction program.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested eight operators of investment companies for their involvement in banking fraud and charging an exorbitant interest rate of over 24 percent on loans.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nine commercial banks have earned net profits of over Rs 1 billion in the first half of the current Fiscal Year 2017/18. Not only half-dozen new commercial banks have joined the one-billion profit earners' league, the net profits of most of the commercial banks have also gone up in the review period.
The Taliban fully control four percent of Afghanistan and are openly present in another 66 percent, a BBC study has found. The estimate is significantly higher than assessments by the NATO-led coalition.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The government's failure to take a timely decision has thrown the task of distribution of the second tranche of the housing grant to the earthquake victims into uncertainty. Over 80 percent of the earthquake victims eligible for the second tranche is being deprived of it due to the government's indecision now.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: While Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport of the country, is being criticized for its terminal capacity and space, passenger movement has been increasing each year.
KHOTANG, Jan 7: Khotang has seen a 20 percent fall in orange production. While the previous fiscal year saw production of 8,250 tons of orange, it fell to 7,380 tons this year, according to District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Khotang.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Market inspection and quality test conducted in the first four months of Fiscal Year 2017/18 has found that 17 percent of food and beverages available in the market are unfit for consumption.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The third and fourth Annual General Meeting of United Modi Hydropower Limited has approved a proposal to offer 5 percent cash dividend (Rs 57.5 million) to its shareholders, a statement issued by the company on Friday said.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Total trade deficit of the country jumped 11.86 percent in the first quadrimester of the current Fiscal Year 2017/18 as imports continue to climb at a faster rate amid a sluggish growth of exports.
KATHAMANDU, Dec 18: Vegetable Development Directorate (VDD) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) is sending teams to eight different districts for selecting recipients of its agri tourism grant.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Election Commission has said that the voter turnout for Thursday's second phase of election to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies was more than 67percentt. The highest turnout was recorded in Gulmi with 71 percent.