Handicraft training for Damak womenBy The Rising Nepal
The Damak Municipality of Jhapa has intensified handicraft training programme for women of the city to make them self-reliant. The municipal office has been conducting the training under its 'Women of Damak City, First in Entrepreneurship’ programme. Within a month, the municipality has engaged 50 women in production by organising two such trainings.
Disucusson between Energy Ministry and ADB RepresentativeBy TRN Online
Discussion took place between Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal and Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for South Asia, Kenichi Yokoyama.
Fruits worth around Rs 7 billion importedBy RSS
Fruits of various kinds worth Rs 6.6 billion have been imported in the first seven months of the current fiscal year 2021/22, according to the Department of Customs.
Discussions underway to control bank interest rates: FM SharmaBy The Rising Nepal
Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that discussions have been started for controlling the rising interest rate of the banks. The Finance Minister made these remarks after the businessmen started complaining about it while addressing the 55th establishment day of the Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday.
Record-breaking suspension bridge set to open in Yunnan, ChinaBy TRN Online
Travelling in China's scenic Yunnan province is about to get a bit easier -- and more thrilling -- with the world's first single-tower, single-span suspension bridge set to open next month. Stretching 798 meters over a river valley, Lvzhijiang Bridge's mere length may not sound all that extreme when compared to some of the world's longest bridges. But the complexity of the project is earning its recognition as an engineering marvel.
Efforts underway to revitalize COVID-19 hit economy: Minister SharmaBy RSS
Minister for Finance Janardan Sharma said that the government has taken forward various plans to get the COVID-19 hit country's economy back to its rhythm.
Farmers opt for potato cultivation in groupBy RSS
Potato cultivation in group has been expanded in Raghuganga Rural Municipality in Myagdi district.
Icefall doctors head to Everest Base CampBy The Rising Nepal
A team of icefall doctors has left the base camp to pave the way for the 'spring' season of climbing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. A team of nine youths from Namche has left for Mt. Everest. There are three icefall doctors in the team. A team including three icefall doctors has gone to build the path as the season of climbing Mt. Everest is about to begin, said Yangjidoma Sherpa, information officer of the Mt. Everest Pollution Control Committee (EPCC) Namche.
Industrialists unwilling to set up industries in Bhairahawa SEZBy The Rising Nepal
Entrepreneurs are unwilling to set up industries in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bhairahawa. Due to the export criteria brought by the government, industrialists are not attracted to SEZs. There is a provision that industries established in SEZs should export at least 60 per cent of their production. So far, six industries have been set up there but one of them has met the export criteria. Disputes between the SEZ and the industrialists have been rising due to non-export as per the standards,...
Talks to India underway for electricity export: Minister BhusalBy RSS
Minister Bhusal said it while inaugurating the 220/132 substation at Sunwal Municipality-13 in Nawalparasi West on Thursday. “Government has aimed at ensuring every household’s access to electricity within two years. Now, environment is created that every sector consumes electricity,” she said, adding that the electricity is however wasted in rainy season.
Fed spending only 41% of annual target in 8 monthsBy TRN Online
According to the Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO) data, the government has spent Rs. 680.5 billion in aggregate in eight months of this FY which is slightly up from Rs. 576.2 billion that was spent in the same period of the previous FY.
NAC acts in full swing to restore international flightsBy RSS
Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag carrier, has prioritized the restoration of its international flights services suspended with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Janakpur-Jayanagar train to run 15 days in a monthBy TRN Online
The Jayanagar-Janakpur train, which has been running regularly for a month now, will now run only 15 days a month.
Increase in imports from Rasuwagadhi transitBy RSS
Import of Chinese goods entering Nepal through Rasuwagadhi transit has increased. As per the agreement reached between the border officials of Rasuwa and Jilung provinces in Kerung a few days ago, the volume of goods imported has started increasing.
NOC to suffer Rs. 10.60bn loss a monthBy The Rising Nepal
The state-owned petroleum supplier - Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), has projected its monthly loss at Rs. 10.60 billion from the sale of petroleum products. Owing to significant price hike of petroleum products in the international market, monthly loss on the sale of petroleum products of the NOC has been rising and will reach Rs. 10.60 billion, said Binitmani Upadhyay, spokesperson of NOC, on Wednesday.
Number of tourists increasing at Shukla PhantaBy The Rising Nepal
The number of tourists visiting the Shukla Phanta National Park in Sudurpashchim Province has started increasing – raising hope that the region’s tourism stifled by the COVID-19 pandemic may be regaining momentum. “With the coronavirus pandemic subsiding, the number of visitors has started going up,” Kishor Kumar Mehta, chief conservation officer at the national park, said. “But it’s not much. Many of those coming are domestic tourists.”
Budget preparation beginsBy Laxman Kafle
The government has started the homework of preparing the budget for the coming fiscal year 2022/23. The Ministry of Finance has started discussion with the ministries and concerned bodies and started collecting suggestions to formulate a budget by making programmes effective for the upcoming fiscal year.
Excess liquidity fluctuates around Rs. 12 billion, challenges for BFIs loom largeBy TRN Online
The Current Macroeconomic and Financial Situation of the mid-February revealed that the balance of payment (BoP) remained at a deficit of Rs. 247.03 billion, imports increased by 42.8 per cent, remittance decreased by 4.9 per cent in the NPR terms.
IOC issues fresh price list of petro products, over 10 billion loss projected for NOC in monthBy RSS
As per the IOC new price list, the NOC shall pay Rs 182.81 for petrol per liter, Rs 169.44 for diesel, Rs 113.49 for kerosene, Rs 131.94 for avian turbine fuel (domestic), Rs 114.51 for avian turbine fuel (international), Rs 2,240.34 for per filled cylinder of LP gas to IOC for the import and the figures include the import tax.