11 stranded tourists rescuedBy The Rising Nepal
As many as 11 foreigners stranded in different parts of the country amid the enforced prohibitory order have been rescued and brought to Kathmandu by the Crisis Management and Communication Cell (CMCC) with the coordination of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday.
Rhododendrons waiting for tourists at Ghorepani (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
On the foothills of the Annapurna in Ghorepani and Poon hill the national flower of Nepal, Rhododendrons have been blossoming.
'Supply chain of construction materials affected'By RSS
The Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) has stated that the construction entrepreneurs and stakeholders are having difficulties to carry out the construction works due to ongoing prohibitory order issued in the capital city and other districts.
Climbing resumes on Mt EverestBy The Rising Nepal
Climbing expeditions on Mount Everest, which had been stopped due to bad weather, are beginning from Thursday. With the road construction team at the fourth camp to prepare a pathway for climbers, the expeditions are set to resume after a gap of 10 days. The road construction team led by renowned climbing guide Kami Rita Sherpa left for the camp on Wednesday to clear the obstruction that are blocking the climbing route at an altitude of 7,800 meters.
Industry registration increasing in Gandaki; over 10,400 firms registered in current FYBy The Rising Nepal
The registration of cottage and small scale industries is increasing in Gandaki province. As the country moved towards federalism, province governments were established. In the last three years since the establishment of the province government, the number of industries has increased.
Economic scenario challenging due to COVID-19: PaudelBy Laxman Kafle
Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has said that the economic scenario in the near future is challenging due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The path to inclusive and sustainable economic recovery is hampered by the extensive impact of the COVID-19. The economic outlook remains challenging in the near future, despite efforts to keep the economy in track,” he said while addressing an informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers Wednesday.
Essential supplies enough in stock, says MinistryBy The Rising Nepal
The present stock of essential commodities is sufficient to meet the demand for at least next six months, said government officials. “The stock of essential goods is enough to meet the demand for at least six months. The government is facilitating to ease the supply of commodities in the market and import as well,” said Urmila KC, assistant spokesperson at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.
World's highest infinity pool opened in DubaiBy The Rising Nepal
There are few feelings as liberating as swimming in the open air, below blue skies that stretch all the way to the horizon -- and now in Dubai, you can do it nearly 1,000 feet above sea level.
Karki brothers begin multi-purpose farm with investment Rs. 72 millionBy The Rising Nepal
The Karki brothers, who have returned home after one and a half decades of foreign employment, have brought a multi-purpose agricultural farm into operation by investing Rs. 72.5 million.
Chartered and rescue flights to take place during prohibitory periodBy RSS
CAAN Spokesperson, Raj Kumar Chhetri, said that domestic and international chartered and rescue flights would be operated by taking permission on the basis of necessity.
Power may go waste due to delay in construction of transmission lineBy The Rising Nepal
The construction work of about 40 km transmission line from Singati of Dolakha to Lamosangu of Sindhupalchowk has not picked up speed. Although it was said that the single circuit would be operational by mid-May 2021, the operation of the transmission line has been postponed due to the slow pace of work. Due to this, electricity generated from the 25 MW Singati, 10 MW Sipring and 5 MW Ghattekhola hydropower projects has reached the point of being unused. Rajan Dhungel, chief of the Singati Lamosanghu...
Banking services from 25 per cent staffsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has issued a directive for the banks and financial institutions to provide services through the maximum presence of 25 per cent staff
Tenzing Hillary Memorial Park built at JiriBy The Rising Nepal
It was at 11:15 am of May 29, 1953 when Nepali national Tenzing Norgay and New Zealander Edmund Hillary succeeded to become the first individuals to reach a top Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world. After it, names of Tenzing and Edmund were penned in history as they paved the way for other people around the world to climb the highest peak. In a bid to honour the feat made by Tenzing and Edmund, a park has been constructed at Ward 4 of Jiri Municipality in their names. “Edmund and Tenzing...
Social media is a lifeline for desperate Indians. And a threat for Narendra ModiBy The Rising Nepal
New Delhi's intervention has put the social media companies in a difficult position in one of their biggest markets, wedged between their users and a government that recently introduced new rules that could make them liable for not removing controversial posts.
Pensioners no need to appear in bankBy The Rising Nepal
The Financial Comptroller General Office has removed the provision of appearing in the bank for the pension till the end of Ashad citing the spreading of COVID-19.
35 tonnes of Dhupi leaf collected in TaplejungBy The Rising Nepal
Local businessmen have collected 35 tonnes of Dhupi leaves (Juniperus communis) in Taplejung this fiscal year. According to the Division Forest Office (DFO), businesses collect the herb, which is only found in mountainous regions of the district, and sell them in markets inside and outside the district. Forester Sita Yogi informed that individuals were required to pay Rs. 2 for each kilogram of the Dhupi they collected as permit fees. “Many people have applied for the permits and we have already...
Bandipur becomes deserted again, entrepreneurs demand relief packageBy The Rising Nepal
Bandipur, one of the most popular sites both for domestic and international tourists, once again wears a deserted look, after the second wave of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the country. The second wave of the virus has already affected all business and service related sectors. The tourism of Bandipur had gradually revived after the country lifted the restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector during the first wave of pandemic. If it were normal times, Bandipur would be abuzz with visitors...
Pakistan cuts inbound international flights by 80%By The Rising Nepal
The NCOC said 80 per cent of incoming international flights between May 5 and May 20 will be cancelled, with inbound air traffic operating at 20 per cent capacity.
Stone park built in Jiri to attract touristsBy The Rising Nepal
In an effort to attract tourists, a stone park has been constructed in Pumpa, Jiri Municipality–1. According to Tanka Bahadur Jirel, Mayor of the Municipality, the park, located at the bank of the Khimti River, contains naturally big and beautiful rocks. “We constructed a few more structures like a wire fence, waiting area, cottages, restrooms, helipad, swimming pool and a recreational spot to make the park lively and comfortable for people,” he said. “The road leading to the park has also...
All petrol pumps in Valley to remain openBy The Rising Nepal
All the petrol pumps in the Kathmandu Valley will remain open even during the time of prohibitory order. Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) issued a notice stating that the official pumps of the Corporation, including the Bagmati Province Thankot depot office will remain open for fuel distribution. According to Binitmani Upadhyay, spokesperson of the Corporation, the Corporation will keep all the petrol pumps in the valley, including the Province office, Thankot depot, open to facilitate the supply and...