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मंगलबार, माघ ११ , २०७३  |  
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
English
  • Vegetable imports from India on rise Jan 23, 2017 Arthatantravegetables
    KATHMANDU. Vegetable imports from India have continued to increase even as the far-western region has seen a rise in commercial vegetable farming. According to recent statistics, the region imports vegetables worth around Rs55 billion every year. Exports volume, however, is negligible. According to Regional Plant Quarantine at Gadda Chauki, potato worth Rs370 million is imported on an annual basis. Green vegetable ...
  • Remittances growth continues to slow Jan 19, 2017 Arthatantraremittance Nepal
    KATHMANDU.  Remittances inflow recorded a slower growth of 6 percent to Rs 287.66 billion in the first five months of the current Fiscal Year 2016/17. In the corresponding period last year, remittances inflow had increased by 19.4 percent to Rs 271.37 billion. The central bank has attributed the slower growth to decline in the number of outbound workers and demonetization of ...
  • Country fails to buck low capex trend again Jan 15, 2017 Arthatantranumber-at-glance-15012017081213-1000x0
    KATHMANDU. If the government’s spending pattern is anything to go by, capital expenditure (capex) will most likely bunch towards the final quarter this fiscal year as well, resulting in construction of sub-standard infrastructure projects. The government’s capital spending hovered around Rs 35 billion in the first six months of the fiscal year, which is only 11 percent of the total budget ...
  • In the empire of birds (Photo Feature) Jan 12, 2017 Arthatantrachitwan birda
    CHITWAN. On Wednesday afternoon, after seven hours of boating from Sikhrauli to Amaltari of Nawalparasi district, I chanced upon an enchanting view of colorful and beautiful birds along the Narayani River in Chitwan National Park (CNP). The Park is indeed a paradise for bird lovers as exotic birds from all over Asia visit it. But, not many tourists take this ...
  • Govt promises 17 percent returns on equity investment Jan 10, 2017 ArthatantraHydroPower Production
    KATHMANDU. Investors of hydropower projects in Nepal can earn a maximum 17 percent return on equity investments. The new energy rate announced by Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma on Monday is calculated on the basis of 17 percent return on investment, according to the energy ministry officials. This is the first time that the government has announced return on equity investments ...
  • Country to have 719 village and municipal councils Jan 8, 2017 Arthatantranepal
    KATHMANDU. Ten months after its formation, the Local Level Restructuring Commission has finally submitted its report to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The LLRC recommends 719 local units in the federal set-up. In its 1,700-page report, the commission has restructured the local bodies into four metropolitan cities, 12 sub-metropolitan cities, 241 municipal and 462 village councils. PM Dahal, who had been ...
  • Govt ‘decides’ to sack NRA chief Gyewali Jan 5, 2017 ArthatantraSuhil gyawoli
    KATHMANDU. The government is preparing to remove chief executive officer of the National Reconstruction authority (NRA), Sushil GyewaIi. According to Minister for Population and Environment, Jay Dev Joshi, almost all members of the Council of Ministers have agreed to dismiss Gyewali. “The Cabinet is going to consult the Attorney General about the legal implications that could arise after Gyewali is removed. After ...
  • Dishonest traders may be fined up to Rs100k on the spot Jan 2, 2017 ArthatantraLaw crime court
    KATHMANDU. Dishonest traders may be fined up to Rs100,000 on the spot under a new Consumer Protection Act the Supplies Ministry is currently preparing. Concerned by proliferating incidences of adulteration, arbitrary pricing and sales of expired products, the government has planned to give teeth to the law as wrongdoers have been getting away most of the time. Gokul Prasad Dhital, director general ...
  • Land revenue offices most corrupt: TI-Nepal study Dec 28, 2016 Arthatantralandrevenue
    KATHMANDU. Service seekers in Nepal are compelled to pay the maximum amout of bribes at the land revenue offices to settle land-related matters, according to a recent study. Other offices where people have to bribe officials  to get their work done in time and avoid the involvement of middlemen .are the offices related to transportation and health services and local bodies ...
  • India begins building world’s tallest statue at cost of $530 m Dec 25, 2016 Arthatantraworld's tallest statute
    NEW DELHI. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday laid the foundation stone for what is set to be the world’s tallest statue, as its projected multi-million-dollar cost sparked criticism and an online petition against the project. The statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a 17th-century Hindu ruler who fought the Muslim Mughal dynasty and carved out his own kingdom, will be more than ...