KREMLIN, July 31: There are no conditions yet for holding another top-level meeting in the Normandy format, since the previous agreements between the four leaders have not been implemented, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. He made the statement addressing the participants at the Territory of Meanings National Educational Youth Forum in Russia’s Vladimir Region.

Nepse sees modest drop

July 27, 2018 07:44 am

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started the day on a higher note in the first trading hour on Thursday. However, the benchmark index declined throughout the latter session to close 3.15 points lower. The stock market index ended the week at 1,191.20 points.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Income tax collection saw a shortfall of 7.33 percent against the target of Rs 149 billion in the last Fiscal Year 2017/18. The revenue collection stood at only Rs 140 billion that had witnessed a whopping growth of 18 percent in the previous Fiscal Year 2016/17.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 27: Diego Maradona sensationally gave a double middle finger salute to the crowd after Marcos Rojo scored a dramatic late winner to send Argentina through to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.

CHITWAN, June 22: Chief Information Commissioner, Krishnahari Baskota, has spoken of the need of establishing information commissions in all seven provinces to ensure the people's right to information (RTI).

RATNANAGAR, Chitwan, May 31): Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has insisted on launching a sting operation against the corrupt people.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The departmental team Armed Police Force Club (APF) and Province 7, showing excellent batting and bowling performances respectively, have registered wins in the curtain raiser of the Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup One Day Cricket Tournament on Sunday.  At the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, APF defeated Province 4 by five wickets, while Province 7 beat Province 6 by 48 runs at the Mulpani Cricket Ground.

BAITADI, April 19: Mahakali Customs Office, which had been surpassing revenue collection target with ease in the past years, is struggling to meet revenue target set by the government in the current fiscal year.

SURKHET, March 10: Four years ago, massive floods from Bheri River had completely washed away all the family members of Sarjan Tamatta, a local of Panchapuri Municipality-10 in Surkhet district. At that time, he was in India working as a daily-wage laborer, and became the sole surviving member of the family.

RUKUM, Feb 18: Daniel Mayor, a Swiss national, thinks that Rukum has great potential for paragliding.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 17: The Martyr Dharmabhakta National Human Organ Transplant Centre, Bhaktapur has successfully undertaken transplant of over 400 kidneys.

LAHAN, Feb 5: Madhesi people's continuous struggle for federalism has finally borne fruit after the country adopted the federal setup, said  people in the plains.

CHITWAN, Jan 30: Despite of the poor shape of Mugling-Narayanghat road, which affected movement of tourists, as well as Rapti River floods, the number of tourists visiting Chitwan National Park increased over the first half of the current fiscal year.

GULMI, Jan 21: The five-day Ridi fair that took place at Ridi of Gulmi district has witnessed financial transaction of Rs 370 million this time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that growth is expected to accelerate or remain broadly stable in South Asia except Nepal.

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KAPILVASTU, Jan 11: Excavation has begun again to identify the main part of King Suddhodan's Royal Palace where Gauram Buddha was brought up.

HETAUDA, Jan 10: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has underlined the need of systematizing the transport sector as per the need of time with the use of developed technology.

BERLIN, Dec 31: Germans have rarely been so divided about the changes taking place in their society, the country’s long-time leader Angela Merkel said Sunday, adding in her New Year’s address that she is committed to helping tackle the challenges of the future by swiftly forming a new government.

Patan Museum sees influx of visitors

December 18, 2017 02:15 am

LALITPUR, Dec 18: The flow of visitors in Patan Museum has towered since Fiscal Year 2016/17 and this is mainly because of the new entry fee policy put in place by the Lalitpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepal offers $46 billion worth of investment opportunities by 2030 while fully meeting the national climate targets it has set under the Paris Agreement, according to a report by International Finance Corporation (IFC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Supply of domestic oranges to the Kathmandu Valley has plunged by about a half this year compared to the last year, according to the statistics of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board (KFVMDB).

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Coming down heavily on the government for its failure to provide security to poll candidates, the left alliance has accused it of inciting the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist to foil the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

ITAHARI, Nov 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has claimed that there was no other political party capable of defeating the Nepali Congress in the upcoming elections as the party had already won the people's hearts by its works and activities.

GORKHA, Nov 6: The number of visitors to the historical Gorkha Museum is on the rise. According to Suchana Bhadel, the spokesperson of the museum, more than 16,000 people have already visited the museum in the first three months of the current fiscal year, compared to 11,000 tourists in the same period of the last fiscal year.

TIKAPUR, Nov 1: Tikapur Park in Tikapur of Kailali is becoming a destination among domestic tourists. The number of visitors to the park has increased significantly after the Dashain and Tihar festivals.

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 15: With an increase in the number of tourists visiting Solukhumbu, number of flights operating at Khumbu Airport has increased. There are more than 100 flights operating from the airport every day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Bijaya Dashami festival, observed on the 10th day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashwin as per the lunar calendar, was marked with much fervour by Nepalis across the country and overseas as well today.

iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia

September 23, 2017 08:59 am

SYDNEY/TOKYO, Sept 22: Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.

KATHMANDU, September 9: Nepal's stock market witnessed a trading of shares worth 2.4 billion this week. A total of 4,499,810 units of share of 171 companies were traded, according to the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse).

DANG, Aug 12:  Flooding triggered by heavy rainfall since Friday has claimed two lives and displaced 300 locals in Dang district.

MYAGDI, July 29: Almost 70,000 foreign tourists have visited Myagdi the last fiscal year, which is an increase by 26,000 compared to the previous year.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The stock market this week saw transaction worth Rs. 5.53 billion. Altogether 9.58 million shares of 170 companies were traded during the week, according to Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse).

TIKAPUR, July 25: In view of the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections, a large number of people are seeking citizenship in Kailali district.

LONDON, July 22: Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.

WASHINGTON, July 20: President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach a deal on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Institute for Strategic Socio-Economic Research (ISSR) has expressed its doubt whether the monetary policy unveiled by the Nepal Rastra Bank last Sunday for the upcoming fiscal year would be a help in building investment-friendly atmosphere in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Institute for Strategic Socio-Economic Research (ISSR)has expressed its doubt whether the monetary policy unveiled by the Nepal Rastra Bank last Sunday for the upcoming fiscal year would be a help in building investment-friendly atmosphere in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has said a lingual policy which will be acceptable for all should be formulated as the constitution has equally recongised all languages that are spoken in the country.

POKHARA, June 24: The country is seeing shortage of fresh milk due to lack of grants for farmers and dairy producers, according to dairy stakeholders.

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POKHARA, June 13:  The number of self-drive tourists in Pokhara is on the rise in recent months.

SALLERI, May 15: The Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, witnessed a successful ascent of this season Monday, with an expedition team comprising 11 people including the Sherpa guides reaching its top.

KATHMANDU, March 22: At a time when the government is prodding the banking industry to increase lending to productive sector, loan flow toward agriculture sector over the first seven months of 2016/17 grew by only 8.1 percent.

POKHARA, March 21: Japan's former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has insisted on the need of building an investment-friendly atmosphere in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Indian Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, has said that Nepal holds tremendous potential as a destination for investment. Speaking at the Nepal Investment Summit 2017 in the capital on Thursday as the keynote speaker, the Indian Finance Minister also said that Nepal can utilize its vast natural resources for the development of the country.

POKHARA, Jan 30: The number of trekkers in the Annapurna Region increased by a whopping 45 percent in 2016 compared to figures of 2015.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Amid concerns that the decision to scrap high value Indian banknotes by the Indian government is also likely to weigh on economic growth of Nepal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played down such risk.

Donald Trump took over as U.S. president on Friday in the same way he conducted his upstart campaign, with a mixture of blustery salesmanship and naked contempt for the established political order.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16 : Nepal witnessed illicit outflows amounting to $ 5.674 billion in the last 10 years, according to a report published by Global Financial Integrity, a US-based think tank.