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MoALD starts importing fertilisers for next season

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 14 The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) has started importing fertilisers targeting the plantation season for next year. According to the ministry, the stock of fertilisers for Chaite Dhan is enough…

Mobile data users abandoning Ncell for NT

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 14 Mobile data users in the country are increasingly abandoning Ncell and subscribing state-owned Nepal Telecom. At least that is what the data compiled by Nepal Telecommunications Authority reveals. According to the Management…

IMF approves $34.4 mln disbursement for Central African Republic

JOHANNESBURG: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board approved a disbursement to Central African Republic of about $34.4 million after completing the first and second reviews of its $115 million loan program, the Fund said…

Round table meet

KATHMANDU: A round table meeting on ‘Business and Investment Opportunities in Nepal’ concluded on Tuesday. The meeting was organised by Nepal-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the presence of Indian BPO Company Vertex Global…

Tourism board to open provincial offices

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 12 Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has started preparations to expand its offices at the provincial level. The board is preparing to open offices in the provinces with an aim to decentralise its activities.…

Industries crawling back to normalcy

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 12 Less than 54 per cent of industries have resumed full operation compared to the pre-pandemic situation. According to a survey report issued by Nepal Rastra (NRB) today, industries are slowly returning…

Nine foreign firms submit proposals to instal satellite

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 12 Nine foreign companies have submitted proposals to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) for the installation of satellite. Issuing a notice on December 8, NTA had sought expressions of (EoIs) from interested companies.…

‘Refinancing not being effectively implemented for tourism industry’

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 11 Even though the government has brought a policy of refinancing for the recovery of private industries, tourism entrepreneurs say that the policy is not being implemented effectively. Lengthy process, and lack of…

Sugarcane farmers yet to recover due payments

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 11 Even though two weeks have passed since the sugarcane farmers inked an agreement with the government to end their protest, they are still struggling to get their dues cleared. The government and…

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Europe’s push into electric cars is gathering speed — despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the market ahead of…

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