KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Although firewood and briquettes as well as gas heaters were a popular way of keeping oneself warm until a few years ago, Nepali citizens have been attracted toward electric heaters this winter, say traders.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The price of fruits and vegetables in the Nepali market is generally at a higher end throughout the year. While the consumers in the capital and other cities often complain about the high price of fruits and vegetable, the case of farmers producing vegetables is different as they make only nominal money despite the hard work they put into their products.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Nepali electronics market saw introduction of a plethora of high-end mobile phones costing over Rs 50,000 on 2017. While comparatively newer brands such as Oppo and Vivo also gained market the past year, traders say the consumers usually go for brands such as Apple and Samsung when it comes to expensive models. Despite that, less known brands like OnePlus also gained popularity in the Nepali market in 2017.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Agricultural Development Multipurpose Co-operative, or Krishi Group, which runs Krishi Fresh outlets at seven places in the Kathmandu Valley, is gradually gaining popularity among valley denizens.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: A skills-based Training of Trainers program was held in the premises of Balaju School of Engineering and Technology in Kathmandu between November 28 and December 15, aiming to provide quality training to potential trainers. The program aims to train over 1,000 workers under Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) standards over the next 18 months.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Seventeen new mid-sized buses are set to replace 26 micro buses and 35 three wheelers in Kathmandu starting New Year 2075, according to the Bikram Sambat calendar, which falls on April 14, 2018. The buses will run between Sinamangal and Gongabu.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Jenish Shrestha had to walk home after a tiring day at work. Although he attempted to strike a deal with a cabbie to get home, it was all in vein as the driver was demanding excessive fare by refusing to go with fare meter on.
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Reconstruction works of heritage site in Kathmandu valley and elsewhere have been hit hard by the shortage of long timber logs, authorities said.
Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has said that it has no stock of long timber logs to provide for reconstruction of heritage sites damaged by the 2015 earthquake.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Before the reconstruction of earthquake-damaged heritage began, Tirtha Ram Shilpakar’s days were spent in making small wooden handicraft for tourists. Rarely did he get to work on bigger projects. But as the work of reconstructing Patan Durbar Square has gathered pace, his schedule has changed drastically.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transport Project (KSUTP) and a group of microbus and three-wheeler operators have entered into series of agreements to replace microbuses and three-wheelers with larger buses.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The government has repeatedly announced, since Fiscal Year 2012/13, that it would help to increase pashmina wool production in Nepal by giving special emphasis to improve conditions for chyangra (mountain goat) farming in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Official figures of pashmina exports in the Fiscal Year 2016/17 show a decline of 11.31 percent year on year. However, traders claim that real foreign currency earning through pashmina export is rising steadily.