KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The price of gold escalated by Rs 6,800 per tola (11.663 grams) in the past one month in the domestic market, which is due to the soaring price of the precious metal in the international market.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Nepal Telecom (NT) earned net profit of Rs 2.25 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year, which was 49 percent more than the amount that the state-owned telecommunication company earned in the same period last year.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal’s trade deficit surged by a whopping 70.75 percent in the first two months of the current fiscal year on the back of the country’s soaring import expense.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal’s imports which had remained comparatively low for the past few months owing to the measures implemented to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country have now started to rise compared to the slow export growth.

Gold rises by Rs 600 per tola

December 26, 2019 09:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The price of gold increased by Rs 600 per tola (11.664 grams) and traded at Rs 72,800 per tola on Wednesday.

CALIFORNIA, Nov 15: As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies.

Snakebite cases on the rise in Itahari

August 26, 2018 03:30 am

ITAHARI, Aug 26: With each passing year, the number of people seeking treatment for snakebite at the Community Snakebite Treatment Center (CSTC) of Itahari has been increasing. In the four months after the beginning of the Nepali New Year, 810 patients have come to the center to get treated for snakebites.

SAKA, July 9: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose on Monday (Jul 9) to nearly 100, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

QUEBEC, July 7: Quebec health officials say there are now at least 54 reported deaths that have been linked to a heat wave that blanketed the province over the last few days.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Trading resumed in Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) in the second half Wednesday's trading session after investors withdrew their protest against the new capital gains tax (CGT) calculation method enforced by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

DHANUSHA, June 6: The normal life in the central and eastern tarai has been affected due to scorching heat for the past four-five days now. With the rise in temperature, the heat wave has blown affecting the normal life badly.

UDAYAPUR, June 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Katari of Udayapur has deepened. Though water was always scarce in Katari market and nearby areas, even drinking water has become a challenge now.

DOLAKHA, June 3: Of the settlements that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake three years ago, some are yet to reconstructed. Owing to the lethargic reconstruction process, some of the earthquake victims are still living in huts, both in towns and villages.

BEIJING, April 3: Asian stocks fell for a second day Tuesday amid jitters about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies.

SYDNEY, Mar 5: Strong aftershocks rocked Papua New Guinea’s remote and rugged highlands on Monday, as the death toll climbed to 55 from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake a week ago, and is expected to rise further.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Import of cement has been on a decreasing trend, at a time when talks about the country becoming self-reliant on cement are going on. Cement imports decreased by about 24 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deposit collection of commercial banks in the first month of the third quarter has fallen, while loan disbursement is on the rise, a recent data of Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) shows.

LONDON, Feb 21: Britain’s unemployment rate rose unexpectedly for the first time in almost two years in the three months to December, official data showed on Wednesday.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 18: With the death of three more people including a newborn in Rautahat, the toll of people dying of cold has climbed to 23 in the district. People, especially of the Tarai belt, have lost their lives in the last one month due to the harsh winter.

CALIFORNIA, Jan 14: The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said.

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Domestic airlines have increased fuel surcharge, citing the rise in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price by the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

Export growth to China rises, India falls

November 20, 2017 08:28 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal’s export to China has seen a sizable growth in the first three months of Fiscal Year 2017/18, while export growth to India remains slow.

HARARE, Nov 18: President Robert Mugabe’s own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Saturday to make the point.

DHADING, Oct 28: The death toll of Dhading bus accident has reached to 30. Nine women, 11 men and six children are among the dead, according to SP Dhruba Raj Raut of Dhading District Police Office.

KATHMANDU, Oct, 8: Nepal is gradually becoming self-sufficient in flowers. According to Dilip Bade, senior vice president of Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN), import of flowers is falling in recent years, thanks to rising in flower production.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, August 15: The death toll in flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 218, while millions of others have been displaced.

Floods, landslides toll rises to 66

August 14, 2017 07:38 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past three days has risen to 66, according to the Home Ministry. At least 53 people remain missing in various districts, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday.

Death toll rises to 8 in Darjeeling

July 11, 2017 15:42 pm

ILAM, July 11: One person has succumbed to injuries in Darjeeling on Tuesday. Ashok Tamang, 36, who sustained bullet injury fired by the police on July 8, died while receiving treatment in Sikkim.

GORKHA, June 17: The rise in infrastructural works in Gorkha has increased the demand for aggregates by a huge number and has helped the district authority to collect two times more revenue compared to past previous years.

LONDON, June 13: Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia said it would make significant export cuts in July amid signs of a draw down in U.S. crude inventories, though increasing U.S. output continues to weigh on the market.

Nepse rises by 21 points

June 10, 2017 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, June 10: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index went up by 21.38 to close at 1,615.19 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

CAIRO, May 27:  Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29.

CAIRO, May  20:  A spokesman for Libya's army says the death toll from a militia attack on an air base in the country's south has increased to 141, including two civilians.

DHANGADI, May 15: Wheat production in the far-western region of the country has increased year-on-year by 11.6 percent.

Foreign trade rises by 36%

May 9, 2017 21:45 pm

KATHMANDU, May 9: Country's foreign trade increased by 35.9 percent to Rs 781.28 billion in the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2016/17 compared to the import data of the same period of the last fiscal year.

A 20-year-old Venezuelan protester died on Friday after being shot in the head, authorities said, taking fatalities from a month of anti-government unrest to at least 37 as the opposition geared up for more demonstrations.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, April 22: As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

CANBERRA, April 18: Australia will tighten temporary skilled migration visas, scrapping the current 457 program used by almost 100,000 people, as the country’s labor market weakens and anti-immigration sentiment spreads among developed nations.

JHAPA, April  14: More people in Jhapa took the medication preventing elephantiasis in 2073 BS compared to the previous year.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Price of goods and services has not gone up in the current fiscal year as much as it had in the last fiscal year, the data of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) shows.

The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.

BANEPA, March 2: Dhulikhel Hospital has courted controversy after the death of a patient who was admitted there for the treatment of aliments related to uterus and gall bladder.

Voters' list rises in Mugu

February 20, 2017 22:30 pm

MUGU, Feb 20: Four thousand new voters have been added to the voters' list in Mugu district since the Constituent Assembly election 2014. There were 23, 821 voters in 24 VDCs of the district. The number of voters has increased to 28,000, according to the district office of the Election Commission.

SRINAGAR, India, Jan 27:  The Indian army says the death toll from an avalanche has risen to 14 as the bodies of four more soldiers who went missing in the accident were recovered in the highly militarized Line of Control area in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Rescuers workers have pulled five more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche one week ago, bringing the death toll to 23, the national fire brigade said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4: Gold prices rose 1 percent to a near 3-week high on Tuesday as early gains in stocks and other assets perceived as risky gave up gains and investors fled to save-haven bullion.

Bank credit growth rises, deposits fall

December 19, 2016 03:50 am

KATMANDU, Dec 19: Deposit mobilization by commercial banks is falling in recent weeks, while loan disbursement is increasing.

Death toll in Turkish attack rises to 38

December 11, 2016 08:25 am

ISTANBUL, Dec 11: The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium. Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the death toll from twin blasts near an Istanbul stadium had risen to 38.

MEUREUDU, Indonesia, Dec 8: The Latest on a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local):