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Fruit and flower 'mega market' construction misses deadline

January 23, 2018 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Only around 20 percent of work of fruits and flowers 'mega market' being built in Chobhar has completed so far even though project completion deadline expired in December 2017.

Sales of electric heaters increase as power cuts end

January 21, 2018 09:07 AM

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.

Transportation blamed for inflated vegetable, fruit prices

January 20, 2018 11:59 AM

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.

Television sales up by 20 percent: Traders

January 11, 2018 08:21 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: End of power cuts and availability of television with advanced functionalities have given a boost to sale of television sets, traders say.

The feature phone is not dead

January 9, 2018 07:19 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Bar-shaped phones in which input was given through a physical keypad were popular among users even till late 2000s.

Sale of high-end phones rose in 2017: Traders

January 2, 2018 09:08 AM

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.

Battery import dwindles as load-shedding ends

December 30, 2017 10:27 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The import of dry-cell batteries has plummeted since the launch of the 'Ujyalo Nepal Project' of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in October 2016.

Krishi Fresh outlets draw consumers in droves

December 28, 2017 07:52 AM

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.

Bhaktapur attracts most tourists among Ktm Valley’s Durbar Squares

December 26, 2017 08:14 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Not all foreign tourists coming to the Kathmandu Valley visit all three Durbar Squares of the Valley -- Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan -- according to tourist records.

Patan Museum sees influx of visitors

December 18, 2017 02:15 AM

LALITPUR, Dec 18: The flow of visitors in Patan Museum has towered since Fiscal Year 2016/17 and this is mainly because of the new entry fee policy put in place by the Lalitpur Metropolitan City.

1,000 construction workers to get skill-based training

December 16, 2017 09:44 AM

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.

17 new mid-sized buses to run on Sinamangal-Gongabu route in April

December 13, 2017 08:09 AM

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.

Sarathi gaining ground in Kathmandu taxi market

December 11, 2017 01:15 AM

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.

Shortage of timber hits reconstruction of monuments

December 6, 2017 09:31 AM

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.

Over 1,000 carpenters rejoice as reconstruction picks up

November 25, 2017 09:50 AM

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.

Tempo, microbus operators form company to operate larger buses

November 21, 2017 03:30 AM

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.

Processing center sought to reduce pashmina wool imports

November 14, 2017 08:51 AM

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.

Traders claim pashmina exports on the rise

November 8, 2017 03:15 AM

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.