JOMSOM, Dec 6 : Sea-buckthorn berries - locally known as Tora fruits - were not of much use for local women of Jharkot in Mustang district until 2008. Though they used to collect berries to produce massage oil, they were not aware of the benefits that the wild fruit could bring to them.
But things changed when the local Gurung and Thakuri women underwent a training to prepare squash from sea-buckthorn berries that were going to waste. Today, the squash prepared from sea-buckthorn berries is supplied to department stores in capital and other urban centers.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6 : Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) gained 55.45 points to close at 707.12 points on Thursday - the last trading day of the week.
This is the largest weekly gain in five years, according to Anjan Raj Poudel, former president of Stock Brokers Association Nepal.
Similarly, average daily transaction topped Rs 500 million this week, up from the normal daily transaction of Rs 200-250 million.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that it would address all concerns of the European Commission (EC) and persuade the latter to lift ban on Nepali airlines from flying in European skies within six months.
Terming the ban a big setback for Nepal´s aviation and tourism industry, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, director general of CAAN assured that the aviation regulator will spare no effort to improve aviation safety standard.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Private sector representatives met with top leaders of major political parties before and after the election for the Constituent Assembly (CA) with a key demand -- restoration of business climate in country.
Just ahead of the election, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the private sector´s representative body, urged the political parties to prioritize economic agenda in their election manifestos.