Private sector urges NEA to solve power problemBy The Rising Nepal
The private sector’s umbrella organisations have asked the concerned authorities to solve the problem seen in power supply. Issuing a joint statement, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and Nepal Chamber of Commerce on Friday, they have requested the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to make public the schedule of power cuts in the industries if supplying uninterrupted electricity to the industries is not possible. The...
Bird flu detected in eight places of ChitwanBy TRN Online
According to Bharatpur-based Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Expert Center, bird flu was confirmed at the poultry farms of Kiran Prasad Kandel based in Kharahani municipality-2, Madan Krishna Manandhar at Bharatpur metropolis-8 and Khemlal Bhusal and Chandra Bhusal at Bharatpur-23.
PM Deuba, Indian PM Modi to ‘flag off’ and launch Kurtha-Jayanagar railway serviceBy RSS
All necessary preparations have been completed for the regular operation of the railway from Kurtha of Dhanusha to Jayanagar of India. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, are scheduled to inaugurate the operation of the railway jointly from New Delhi, India.
Gold price increases Rs 800 per tola to reach Rs 99,700By RSS
Gold price today has increased Rs 800 to reach Rs 99,700 per tola. The yellow metal was traded at Rs 98,900 per tola on the previous trading day. A tola is equivalent to 11.66 grams.
Low visibility affects domestic flights at TIABy TRN Online
Following the bad weather domestic flights have been affected at Tribhuwan International Airport. According to the airport, due to insufficient visibility, planes connected to the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) system have not been able to fly since this morning. To fly from the VFR system at least 5,000 meters of visibility is needed.
Russia sets gas deadline for WestBy BBC
More than five weeks into Russia's war on Ukraine, Moscow has threatened to cut off Western nations from natural gas supplies - something that could affect energy prices across Europe. Vladimir Putin has followed through on weeks of threats by signing a decree that foreign countries must start paying for gas in Russian roubles or it will halt supplies.
Rise In Export Yet Trade Deficit WidensBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal's export trade has improved significantly over the past two years despite the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Export trade has set a historic record this fiscal year. The country exported goods worth Rs. 147.74 billion during the first eight months of the current fiscal year, a record-high export from Nepal.
Plan on electric vehicles still in limboBy The Rising Nepal
The government had set an ambitious plan in fiscal year 2014/15 to ride 20 per cent electric vehicles within five years. For this, an environmentally friendly vehicle and transport policy was adopted and brought into enforcement the same year to bring at least 25 per cent of the total electric vehicles and means of transportation by 2020.
Rani Mahal becoming a tourist centreBy The Rising Nepal
Have you been to Rani Mahal? If not, get ready today. There you will find the happiest moment of your life. This place is so charming that you will enjoy it no matter the age, choice and emotion. Rani Mahal, also known as the Taj Mahal of Nepal, is famous for its scenic views. There is a crowd of people exchanging love at Rani Mahal, which is considered a symbol of love. Rani Mahal was built in 1954 BS (1898). Khadga Shamsher built it in Yuyani style according to the design of a British engineer....
Transport fares to increase by 11-14%By RSS
Following this, transport fares could see 11 to 14 percent increment, said Namraj Ghimire, Director General of the Department. Price adjustment will be carried out scientifically and technically and its decision would be taken on coming Sunday.
Ministry of Finance calls for suggestions on upcoming budgetBy RSS
The Ministry of Finance has requested one and all to provide their suggestions for the preparation of the budget for the coming Fiscal Year 2079/080. To this end, the ministry has launched toll free number 1138 to collect suggestions and recommendations.
Pokhara Metropolis determines standard for nine lakesBy RSS
The Pokhara Metropolitan City has fixed the benchmark of the nine lakes in the Pokhara Valley. This issue had been lingering on for a long and was disputed.
Mt. Everest route fix team at camp oneBy TRN Online
This year's Mount Everest route to the first camp has been prepared. Chief Administrative Officer of the Everest Pollution Control Committee, Chhiring Sherpa, said that a team of icefall doctors had reached the first camp on Thursday by hanging a rope from the Khumbu Icefall.
Preparations in full swing to inaugurate Nepal RailwaysBy The Rising Nepal
The Nepal Railway Company has directed its officials to prepare the inaugural ceremony of Jayanagar-Kurtha railway services with great pomp. The 35-km-long train service from Jayanagar of Bihar, India to Kurtha of Janakpur, Nepal, has been scheduled to be jointly inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of Nepal and India virtually on April 2. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will be in India on April 1 for a three-day official visit. He will be inaugurating the railway service from Delhi, India, alongside...
Prachanda inaugurates East Chitwan substationBy The Rising Nepal
The 132/33/11 kV East Chitwan substation – constructed at Hardi in Rapti Municipality-6, Chitwan, with the joint investment of the government and Nepal Electricity Authority – has been inaugurated. Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' inaugurated the substation at a programme organised in Hardi on Wednesday, according to a press statement of NEA. The substation, constructed at a cost of Rs. 633 million, aims to make the power supply reliable in Rapti, Khairahani and Kalika municipalities...
Agricultural census to be undertaken in 144 areas of BaitadiBy RSS
Agricultural census is to be undertaken in 144 areas of Baitadi under the National Agriculture Census. The agricultural census will be undertaken in all 84 wards of 10 local governments of Baitadi.
APPON clarifies on Cetamol productionBy The Rising Nepal
The Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal (APPON) stated that they will be producing both 500mg and 650mg paracetamol. Issuing a statement on Monday, APPON revealed that they had no plan to stop the production of 500mg paracetamol tablets. There had been rumours that the pharmaceutical companies were planning to introduce 650mg paracetamol in a bid to increase its price. APPON denied the rumours and claimed that they would produce both the doses.
NOC proposes tax cut on fuel, two-day weekly public holidaysBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), which has been running in losses because of rising fuel prices, has submitted 10-point suggestions, ranging from reduction of fuel consumption to removal of tax imposed on petroleum products.
Strong institutions key to economic progress: SharmaBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said that weak institutions are the main cause for poor development and economic progress. “Institutional strengthening should be our focus. They should be strong in transparency, programme implementation and meeting the demands of the people,” he said while addressing an interaction on ‘current economic status and forthcoming budget of fiscal year 2022/23’ jointly organised by Nepal Economic Association (NEA), Confederation of Banks and Finance Institutions...
Cost of borrowing rises as deposit rises by only 4% against 12% rise in lendingBy TRN Online
The Nepal Bankers Association’s (NBA) data showed that the credit flow rose by 12 per cent while deposit collection went up by only 4 per cent in the period between mid of July to March end of the current FY.