Rs 8.11 bn assured for local elections

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Finance has secured a budget of Rs 8.11 billion for the local level elections scheduled for April. Speaking on the sidelines of a regular press meet organized by the Election Commission on Thursday, Election Commission spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel said that the commission has secured a budget of Rs. 8.11 billion.… Continue reading Rs 8.11 bn assured for local elections

20,000 tourists visit Nepal in February

file photo; Tourists enjoying sightseeing at Chitwan National Park. Photo courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu: In the second month of 2022 (February), about 20,000 tourists have visited Nepal. According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), 19,766 tourists visited Nepal in February. In the same month last year, 9,146 tourists had come to Nepal. In the first month of 2022, 17,000 tourists visited Nepal. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, a… Continue reading 20,000 tourists visit Nepal in February

Ambassadors light candles in Bouddhanath praying for peace in Ukraine

Kathmandu: Wishing for peace in Ukraine, ambassadors of various countries including the United States have lit candles at Bouddhanath in Kathmandu. As Russia continues its attack on Ukraine, ambassadors of various countries to Nepal have lit candles wishing peace. US Ambassador Randy Berry, ambassadors from Germany, France, Switzerland and Finland also arrived in Bouddhanath on… Continue reading Ambassadors light candles in Bouddhanath praying for peace in Ukraine

As Russia batters Ukraine, both sides ready for more talks

Local militiaman Valery, 37, carries a child as he helps a fleeing family across a bridge destroyed by artillery, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2. 2022. Photo Courtesy: AP

KYIV, Ukraine (AP): Russia renewed its assault Wednesday on Ukraine‚Äôs second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. The escalation of attacks on crowded cities followed… Continue reading As Russia batters Ukraine, both sides ready for more talks

Govt assures not to allow other countries to misuse Nepali land

Kathmandu: The government has expressed its commitment to maintain friendly relations with all countries. Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has made public the decisions taken by the cabinet on Wednesday. Minister Karki said that the government is committed to prevent the use of Nepali land against any other friendly country including… Continue reading Govt assures not to allow other countries to misuse Nepali land

NRNs allows opening bank account in Nepal with $1,000 deposit

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Kathmandu: Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) are now able to open foreign currency accounts in Nepali banks for as little as one thousand dollars. Earlier, a minimum of $5,000 or equivalent was required to open a dollar account. On Wednesday, the NRB issued a circular to the banks asking them to make arrangements for opening dollar accounts… Continue reading NRNs allows opening bank account in Nepal with $1,000 deposit

NOC wants 4 bn from govt to pay for fuel

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Kathmandu: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has again demanded money from the government to pay the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for petroleum products. The corporation has stated that it has written a request letter to the government to provide four billion rupees as they do not have enough money to purchase petroleum. The corporation has asked… Continue reading NOC wants 4 bn from govt to pay for fuel

Nearly 1.7 Million Devotees Visit Pashupatinath on Mahashivaratri

Kathmandu: It is estimated that around 1.7 million devotees visited the Pashupatinath temple on the day of Shivaratri. Five thousand volunteers were deployed to manage the crowd on Shivaratri. Pashupati will have various poojas associated with Shivaratri even today. Similarly, the administrative work including counting of donations collected yesterday will start after 12 noon, as… Continue reading Nearly 1.7 Million Devotees Visit Pashupatinath on Mahashivaratri