Baitadi women begin community potato farmingBy The Rising Nepal
A total of 33 women from Panchakoti Women Group of Dasarathchand Municipality-19, Tirkhadeni started potato farming after the irrigation facility reached the district from the Mahakali River via a lifting system.
NEPSE in bearish trend, index slips by 204 points in three daysBy The Rising Nepal
The benchmark of the share market index, NEPSE, which declined with the highest points Monday, has further dropped by 70.01 points on Tuesday, the third transaction day of the week.
Tourists in Manang receive warm welcome, entrepreneurs gear up to restore businessBy RSS
Manang, the trans-Himalaya district, in the Gandaki Province observed the 42nd World Tourism Day. Tourists who arrived here were welcomed and honoured amidst a special programme organised here Monday.
Scandinavian country moves into 'very high' risk category for travelBy The Rising Nepal
Norway on Monday moved into the highest-risk category on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of travel advisories for destinations around the world. The Scandinavian country moved up to "Level 4: Covid-19 Very High" just as the country relaxed most of its domestic Covid-related restrictions over the weekend.
Milk consumption only 75 litres per person per yearBy RSS
Milk consumption is only 75 litres per person per year in the country as against the recommended 92 litres, statistics shows.
World Bank is proud to be Nepal’s partner in development: VP SchaferBy The Rising Nepal
World Bank Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer, concluded his five-day visit to Nepal, reiterating the World Bank’s commitment to support Nepal’s resilient recovery from the pandemic. In separate meetings with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Minister of Finance Janardan Sharma, Schafer commended the government’s effective COVID-19 response, including the swift rollout of vaccines and strong focus on economic recovery.
Long route bus ticket booking opensBy The Rising Nepal
The government has opened advance booking of bus tickets targeting the passengers who go home to mark Dashain. Advance ticket booking has opened from Monday to facilitate the people living in the capital go home during the festival. According to Information Officer of the Department of Transport Management Dr. Lok Nath Bhusal, advance ticket booking for the long-distance vehicles has been opened from today after holding discussions with transport operators, consumer rights activists and traffic...
Buddha Air flight with 73 passengers onboard makes normal landing despite initial landing gear failureBy The Rising Nepal
Buddha Air's call sign 9N-ANI flight that flew from Kathmandu to Biratnagar at 8:33 am carrying 73 passengers including three infants, two children and 68 adults returned to Kathmandu after efforts to land the aircraft despite four to five times attempt to land the plane at the Biratnagar airport. There were four crew members in the aircraft.
Finance Minister Sharma directs secretaries to make action plans on budget implementationBy The Rising Nepal
Addressing a high-level discussion about the effective implementation of the budget at the Ministry of Finance on Monday, he expressed his commitment that there would be no delay in the work to be done by the Ministry of Finance regarding budget implementation and capital expenditure.
NEPSE suffers landslide, index drops below 2,700 pointsBy RSS
Sub-index of non-life insurance group saw the highest fall of 439.28 points (3.62 per cent) followed by life insurance and development bank group whose indices decreased by 437.17 points (2.85 per cent) and 194.1 points (3.81 per cent) respectively.
Dry port customs office, Birgunj collects revenue exceeding targetBy RSS
The dry port customs office, Birgunj has collected more revenue amount than its target of over Rs 707 billion in two months in the fiscal year, 2021/22. It collected Rs 855.08 billion in two months, Saun and Bhadra, a 20.96 per cent increment than the target.
Five must-know tourism facts of NepalBy RSS
Today, the entire world is in the festive mood of World Tourism Day 2021. The slogan for this years' celebration is 'Tourism for Inclusive Growth'. World Tourism Day celebration began in 1980.
Kiwi farmers in trouble due to loss of over Rs. 45 millionBy The Rising Nepal
Farmers in Ilam are in trouble after the hailstorm damaged the kiwi fruit, which is becoming a reliable source of income. Farmers are in trouble after the production of kiwi is to reduce by 90 per cent due to the hailstorm that hit last April. This season is also the main season of 'Red Kiwi' picking. Farmers have also been deprived of good price as the production of red kiwi has declined.
Chamber of Industry Morang begins industrial surveyBy RSS
The Chamber of Industry has started undertaking Industrial Survey-2078 of Sunsari-Morang Industrial Corridor and Morang district.
NEPSE falls by 61.27 points, turnover shrinks to Rs. 6.5 billionBy The Rising Nepal
The sensitive index which measures the performance of group ‘A’ companies declined by 10.70 points (2.02 per cent) to close at 519.36 points.
Above 1,000 containers carrying goods for Dashain stopped at KhasaBy The Rising Nepal
Ashok Kumar Shrestha, president of the Nepal Himalayan Cross-Border Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that the containers carrying clothes, electrical goods, apples, garlic and other items for the Dashain festival have not entered Nepal and fruits are likely to decay.
1,600 persons recommended to work as caregivers in IsraelBy The Rising Nepal
The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) recommended 1,600 names to Isreal to work as caregivers on Sunday. A total of 9,699 youth had applied to go to Israel for employment.
Safe Citizens Shelter Programme hit by budget shortageBy RSS
The Safe Citizens Shelter Programme initiated since the Fiscal Year 2018/19 is facing a shortage of budget for implementation. One hundred fifty-seven thousand houses were selected under this scheme for replacing their thatched roofs with that of corrugated zinc sheets. There is a provision of providing a grant of Rs 50 thousand per house for this purpose under this programme.
Government earns 16% of annual target, bu t spends only 6% in 70 daysBy The Rising Nepal
The government income and expenditure has witnessed a vast difference in the first 70 days of the current fiscal year 2021/22. About Rs. 185.46 billion revenue is collected by the government while the expenditure is just Rs. 97.4 billion. The income is 16.1 per cent of the annual estimate of Rs. 1151.6 billion while the expenditure is 5.91 per cent of the total budget of Rs. 1647.57, according to the statistics of the Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO).
Govt, donors join hands for green, inclusive developmentBy The Rising Nepal
The government of Nepal and development partners endorsed the landmark ‘Kathmandu Declaration’ yesterday to develop a strategic action plan for Nepal towards Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development (GRID). The Declaration was endorsed by the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the government of Nepal, Asian Development Bank, Australia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, International Monetary Fund, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States,...