689 climbers of 84 teams so far acquire permits for climbing various peaks this spring seasonBy RSS
A total of 84 mountaineering teams have obtained permits till April 13 to climb mountains and peaks in Nepal in this spring season. These expedition teams have 689 members. Through the issue of mountain climbing permits, the government collected royalty of over Rs 373 million.
How the rising cost of living crisis is impacting NepalBy BBC
The Himalayan nation's foreign exchange reserves dropped more than 16% to $9.59 billion (£7.36 billion) in the seven months to the middle of February because of the surging cost of imports - the supplies it ships in from other countries.
Work resumes on developing Nepali teaBy The Rising Nepal
It has been 158 years since tea cultivation began in Nepal. Governor (Bada Hakim) Gajraj Singh Thapa planted the first saplings in Ilam in 1864 and since then, tea has grown to become arguably the most popular drink in the country. However in all this time, Nepal has not developed its native variety of tea – until now.
Lhakpa Sherpa to climb Everest for 10th timeBy The Rising Nepal
Lhakpa Sherpa is set to break her own record and climb Mount Everest for the 10th time. Sherpa, who already holds the record for the highest number of successful Everest ascents by a woman, arrived in Kathmandu from the United States of America on Friday and was feted by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on Monday. The Association wished her the best for her attempt at scaling the world’s tallest mountain a historic 10th time and handed her an NMA flag to hoist at the top.
Preparations for CAN Infotech 2022 in final stageBy The Rising Nepal
Preparations for the IME Pay CAN Infotech 2022 slated for April 20-25 have reached final stage. The six-day event will be held at the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Centre in Kathmandu.
Nepal's economy in far better position than Sri Lanka's: former Governor NepalBy TRN Online
He made it a point that Sri Lanka's foreign debt has risen to 60 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) while in comparison Nepal's foreign debt consists of only 22 per cent of the GDP.
Prioritize agriculture and livestock sectorBy RSS
The Nepal Goat Farmers Federation has called for the government to prioritize agriculture and livestock sector at policy and programme level.
Kailali farmers busy harvesting wheatBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in Kailali are now busy harvesting wheat, the second main crop after paddy. While the local level election activities are increasing with hoards of party leaders entering the villages, the farmers can be seen harvesting wheat since early in the morning. “There is work in the farmland as the wheat has ripened. There is no time with us to engage in other things,” said Ballu Chaudhary of Bangara in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City-9. The farmers are either threshing or cutting the wheat...
'Microfinance vital for rural development'By The Rising Nepal
The 3rd National Microfinance Members’ Summit kicked-off in Kathmandu Monday. Inaugurating the summit, Acting Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Dr. Neelam Dhungana Timsina said that microfinance was the foundation of rural development. She said that microfinance had helped to rehabilitate the poor and the target community, reduce gender inequality, support women's empowerment and reduce economic inequality. "Microfinance refers to financial services provided to a group of people deprived of financial...
Overall economic indicators are positive: Ministry of FinanceBy RSS
Country's economy that was marred by global COVID-19 pandemic for over two years was returning to normalcy, according to the government.
Office of Nagdhunga tunnel project vandalisedBy TRN Online
Sudip Giri, senior superintendent of police (SSP) at the Metropolitan Police Range, informed that the locals of the Dahachowk-Sisnekhola tunnel have vandalized the project office blaming the project has led to the drying of their drinking water sources.
22 mountaineers climb Mt. DhaulagiriBy TRN Online
21 mountaineers, 14 men and 7 women from two different expeditions, have taken permission to summit Mt. Dhaulagiri this year, according to the department.
Economy in need of positive intervention: Former ministersBy The Rising Nepal
Main opposition party - CPN-UML - has said that the country's economy will deteriorate further if effective measures are not adopted immediately. Three former finance ministers of the main opposition party CPN-UML on Sunday made public a 12-point joint statement on the latest economic situation of the country. Organising a press conference on present economic issues, former finance ministers - Bishnu Paudel, Surendra Pandey and Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada - said that the country's economy was heading...
Rs. 20 million provided to Nepal Police HospitalBy The Rising Nepal
Families of former and serving police officers have provided Rs. 20 million as assistance to Nepal Police Hospital, Maharajgunj. According to the Police Headquarters, Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa Kshetri handed over a cheque to Additional Inspector General and chief of the Hospital Asha Singh. Visiting Consultant Dr. Bikal Ghimire and the Metropolitan Armed Police Force, Maharajgunj were awarded certificates and shields for their significant contribution in the service delivery of...
Nepal to earn 45m US dollar from carbon tradeBy Indira Aryal
At a time when the world leaders are discussing the reduction of deforestation, Nepal is going to earn 45 million US dollars by selling nine million tonnes of carbon equivalent (CO2e) by 2024 from its forests.
Former Finance Ministers draw government's attention to economyBy RSS
Three former Finance Ministers have drawn the attention of the government to pay attention to economic stability, development and good governance.
Self-reliant economy essential in evolving scenario: Speaker SapkotaBy TRN Online
Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has emphasized the self-reliant economy in the evolving scenario. Speaking at the 71st annual general meeting of the Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) he said that the world economy has been gonging through an unprecedented scenario due to challenges arising from COVID-19, advancements in technology and climate change.
Influx of devotees in Muktinath (Photo Feature)By TRN Online
The Muktinath Temple, a famous pilgrimage site in Mustang, has been seeing an increase in the number of visitors lately. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the daily crowd has increased in the Muktinath.