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Kushal Basnet

Kushal recently completed Grade XII from Golden Gate International College, Kathmandu.

LP gas bottlers on track after NBSM raid

January 20, 2018 08:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Liquefied Petroleum (LP) gas bottlers are on track after an aggressive raid by Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM).

Indian, Chinese fruits dominate Nepali market

January 13, 2018 07:39 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Nepali fruit market is dominated by fruits imported from India and China as domestic production is far less than the market demand.

'Nepal Power Investment Summit 2018' from Jan 27

January 12, 2018 01:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Energy Development Council (EDC) is organizing Nepal Power Investment Summit 2018 in Kathmandu on January 27-29. The event is being organized with the slogans '40,000 MW in 10 years' and 'Assemble Electric in Nepal'.

Expiry date of LPG cylinders lacks monitoring

January 6, 2018 08:56 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The government’s monitoring agencies have not been inspecting the expiry date of LPG cylinders -- the household cooking gas cylinders -- in the market, which is an obligatory safety practice for such cylinders, it has been learned.

Use of pesticides still rampant

January 3, 2018 08:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Awareness programs aimed at curbing use of pesticides and insecticides have largely been a failure.

Only 4 out of 55 LP gas plants have received NS certification

December 27, 2017 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Only four out of 55 Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas industries in the country have received quality certification from Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM).

Blame game between govt agencies affects investigation

December 25, 2017 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: A case of tax evasion and fraud against promoters of nine outlets of branded goods in Durbar Marg has suffered due to differences among two government agencies.

Veg prices drop in the capital

December 18, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Prices of vegetables like tomato, onion, cabbage and cauliflower, among others, have come down in the market, an analysis of retail prices in the Kalimati market shows.

Loan flow to three agri sectors rises substantially

December 17, 2017 08:18 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Agricultural loans disbursed to flower and fruits cultivation, bee-keeping and poultry sectors provided by banks and financial institutions throughout the nation have increased substantially in the last fiscal year.

Three agri sectors see substantial increase in loans

December 17, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Agricultural loans disbursed to flower and fruits cultivation, bee-keeping and poultry sectors provided by banks and financial institutions throughout the nation have increased substantially in the last fiscal year.

Local units undermine agriculture and livestock in budget

December 16, 2017 10:18 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The newly formed local bodies have allocated budget for agriculture and livestock far lower than the local units in the past.

Area of cultivated land in a decreasing trend

December 16, 2017 10:01 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Area of cultivated land in the country has been in a decreasing trend for the last three fiscal years, according to a report on economic activities by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).  The total land used for cultivation came down from 2,579,097 hectares in Fiscal Year 2015/16 to 2,548,763 hectares in the last fiscal year, decreasing by 30,334 hectares.

Buyers place higher priority on cameras while choosing phones: Traders

December 13, 2017 08:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Demand for camera-based phones has increased in recent years in Nepal, according to mobile phone traders. The launch of new mobile phone brands with attractive features has increased the competition among mobile phone sellers.

Quantity of active ingredients in pesticide on the rise

December 3, 2017 09:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The quantity of active ingredients in pesticides used in the country has been increasing for the last few fiscal years, according to a report by Plant Protection Directorate (PPD).

No pesticide residue testing at most vegetable markets in Valley

December 2, 2017 08:45 AM

Other major vegetable markets of the Valley including the ones at Balkhu, Baneshwar, Koteswar, Balaju, and Chabahil, let alone the many small markets, are yet to acquire such testing labs, according to observations made by Republica.

Supply of domestic oranges to Kathmandu sees dramatic fall

November 30, 2017 09:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Supply of domestic oranges to the Kathmandu Valley has plunged by about a half this year compared to the last year, according to the statistics of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market Development Board (KFVMDB).

Onion productivity on constant decline

November 27, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Onion productivity is declining with each passing year. According to statistics of Vegetable Development Directorate (VDD), onion productivity declined to 12.03 tons per hectare in 2014/15, down from 12.98 per hectare in 2013-14. It further fell to 11.88 ton per hectare in 2015/16.

Onion price soars to Rs 115 per kg

November 26, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Onion price has increased by Rs 30 to Rs 115 per kg on Friday. The retail price was hovering at around Rs 85 over the week.

15th handicraft trade fair kicks off in Kathmandu

November 18, 2017 09:18 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Fifteenth Handicraft Trade Fair, organized by the Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal (FHAN), has kicked off at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall in Kathmandu on Friday.

Middlemen hike veggies prices, not farmers: Market observers

November 14, 2017 09:44 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Farmers in Bhaktapur sell one kilo of big tomatoes to middlemen at Rs 60, while the same tomatoes cost Rs 115 per kilo at Kalimati retail market in Kathmandu, according to farmers and traders Republica talked to. Red potatoes fetch Rs 32 a kilo for Bhaktapur farmers  and are sold at Rs 55 at Kalimati retail market.