Agriculture homestay starts in JhapaBy The Rising Nepal
A female-run cooperative ‘Maharanijhoda Sana-Kisan Cooperatives’ in Gauradaha Jhapa began agriculture home-stay targeting the tourists in the sector across the country. The concept of modern homestay was launched by the women in the cooperative under ‘Model Integrated Cooperative Farming’ programme for the first time in Nepal to promote agro-tourism. Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the homestay on Monday and extended his best wishes to the women in the cooperative. “I...
Off-season buffalo breeding successfulBy The Rising Nepal
Experts in Nepal have succeeded in providing off-season breeding of buffaloes reared for milk and meat. A long research conducted by the Agriculture and Forestry University on off--season breeding of buffalo has been successful, said chief researcher Prof. Dr. Bhuminandan Devkota. "We have succeeded in breeding off-season buffaloes," said Prof. Dr. Devkota, who is also the chairman of the organising committee of the Asia Buffalo Conference in Chitwan. Devkota said, “In the last five years, we...
Country records Rs 500 billion foreign trade in three monthsBy RSS
The foreign trade of the country has increased by 68.13 per cent in the first three months of the current fiscal year. It was worth Rs 323 billion 315 million 953 thousand in the first three months of the last fiscal year. This year, it has reached Rs 543 billion 576 million 54 thousand in the corresponding period, the Department of Customs stated.
Australia confirms end to citizen travel banBy BBC
Australia has confirmed it will lift a ban next week that has prevented its own citizens from traveling overseas without permission. Australians have spent 19 months under some of the world's strictest border rules, in an effort to keep out Covid.
Drop in bullion priceBy RSS
The price of gold has dropped by Rs 600 per tola today. A tola is equivalent to 11.66 grams. The price of hallmark gold is Rs 92 thousand per tola in the domestic market today. The price of gold and silver had been increasing since the time of Dashain festival.
Gundu farmers busy picking flowers and threading garlands for TiharBy The Rising Nepal
As Tihar, the second biggest festival of Nepali people, is around the corner, the farmers of Gundu in Suryabinayak Municipality-7 in Bhaktapur are now busy picking and threading garlands of Makhamali flower for Bhai Tika, the main day of the festival.
FDI inflow in first two months encouragingBy TRN Online
A report “ The Current Macroeconomic and Financial Situation” of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) revealed that in the first two months of the current FY the FDI inflow has been raised to Rs. 3.2 billion. However, during the same period of the previous FY, the amount of the inflow had remained at Rs. 2.4 billion.
MoF puts on hold 10-day tourism leave scheme for civil servantsBy TRN Online
The replacement budget does not mention this issue and the draft tourism work procedure 2078 drafted by the MoCTCA states that a lump sum budget should be provided to the Ministry of Tourism. However, voices have been raised from all government staff that the budget needs to be distributed in each ministry.
Remittance inflow down by 6.3% in first two monthsBy TRN Online
The data provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank showed that the remittance in the first two months has slipped to Rs. 155.37 billion from Rs. 165.7 billion in the same period of the previous FY.
Unseasonal rain damages over 3,000 metric tonnes of paddy crop in GandakiBy RSS
The incessant rainfall that occurred from October 17 has damaged more than 3,000 metric tonnes of paddy crop in Gandaki province.
One billion business continuity loan for COVID-19 affected tourism, cottage industriesBy RSS
The government has till the second month of the current fiscal year provided a loan worth one billion rupees for the payment to the employees and workers of tourism and cottage industries.
Heathrow air traffic may not recover until 2026By BBC
The boss of Heathrow Airport has warned air traffic may not recover completely until at least 2026 despite signs of huge pent up demand for travel. John Holland-Kaye told the BBC that Britain's busiest airport was still making losses even though international travel rules were easing.
Paddy worth Rs. 8.2 billion damaged by floodsBy The Rising Nepal
Paddy worth about Rs. 8.26 billion has been lost to floods and landslides caused by the post-monsoon rains across the country. According to a preliminary report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, paddy grown in about 85,580 hectares of land in all seven provinces was damaged by floods and rains. The ministry said that around 325,258 tonnes of paddy worth Rs. 8.26 billion produced in 85,580 hectares has been damaged by the unseasonal rains. The highest loss of 161,223 tonnes...
Trade deficit up by 58.28% in the first quarterBy TRN Online
In the first quarter of this FY, imports amounted to Rs. 478.5 billion whereas exports amounted to Rs. 65.05 billion.
Rs 7 billion worth rice crop damagedBy RSS
The highest damage is reported in Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Banke and Rupandehi districts of Lumbini Province. The damage in these districts is put at Rs 4.51 billion. The rain damaged 161 thousand223 metric tonnes rice cultivated on nearly 42 thousand hectares.
NAC starts test flights to Doti, BajhangBy RSS
The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has launched its services to the hilly districts in Far Western Nepal.
Dhaka cloth trade down with Corona VirusBy RSS
Kamala Rayamajhi of Chhahra in Rainadevi Chhahra Rural Municipality-4, was very excited when she started a shop in Silkhantol, Tansen five years ago to trade in Dhaka cloth. But is now very disappointed with the business slowing down due to non-arrival of tourists into district, due to the spread of the Corona Virus.
Farmers likely to face fertiliser shortage for winter cropsBy Laxman Kafle
Farmers may face fertiliser shortage even in winter crops due to the inability of the authorities to manage needed fertilisers in a timely manner. The season for planting winter crops, including mustard, wheat and potatoes has started across the country, but there is no management for the adequate availability of chemical fertilisers required for winter crops till date, said the officials.
Scores of tourists stranded in Mugu due to flight suspensionBy RSS
Many domestic tourists visiting Mugu district on the occasion of the Dashain festival have been stranded as flights from and to the district have been suspended due to rain since October 18.