KATHMANDU, Jan 1: In a eight year long dispute between five-star hotels and Nepal Recreation Centre (NRC) regarding paying the royalties and income tax for the operation of casinos, the Supreme Court on Sunday directed the NRC to pay over Rs 1 billion in taxes to the government.
It seems that customers are always wrong in Nepal. I hailed a cab and asked the driver to take me to the airport. It was early in the morning. I was probably his first customer. Our cab drivers rarely use their meters. Our traffic police go after faulty meters and cheating cabbies at least once a year like they go after jaywalkers in the middle of the city.
MUMBAI, Sept 5: ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ and ‘Baadshaho’ have brought welcome relief to the dry spell at the Bollywood box office this year. Their release clash not with standing, both movies have fared well in their opening weekend with collections of Rs 144.6 million and Rs 433 million, respectively.
BIRATNAGAR, August 13: Torrential rainfalls since Friday evening which triggered several floods and landslides and claimed dozens of lives in the eastern parts of the country have finally stopped, offering some respite to the victims. As there is no more heavy rain, the water level has started receding in the flooded areas.
In a welcome development, Nepal Rastra Bank’s headline inflation rate in November climbed down to 4.8 percent, the lowest it has been in the past one decade. The last time we had under-5 inflation was back in June, 2007.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Kathmandu Valley and major cities across the country have got a respite from power cuts since Dashain, thanks to closure of many industries due to festive season coupled with supply of additional 100 MW in the grid.
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Aware about the government authorities' failure to stop pesticide-laced vegetables from reaching the market, and ultimately to their kitchens, many people are consciously choosing to buy organic vegetables.