Remittances increased by 24.3 percent in the last six months

Kathmandu: Remittance inflows increased 24.3 percent to Rs.585.08 billion in the review period against a decrease of 5.0 percent in the same period of the previous year. According to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) number of Nepali workers (institutional and individual-new) taking approval for foreign employment increased 64.6 percent to 275,643 in the review period.… Continue reading Remittances increased by 24.3 percent in the last six months

Grammy Awards 2023: Beyoncé makes history and Harry Styles wins album of the year

Kathmandu: Beyoncé won a record-breaking 32nd Grammy Award, while Harry Styles won album of the year, at this year’s ceremony in Los Angeles. Beyoncé made history as she won best dance/electronic album for her euphoric dance opus, Renaissance. In doing so, she overtook Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 Grammys had stood for… Continue reading Grammy Awards 2023: Beyoncé makes history and Harry Styles wins album of the year

Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; scores dead, many trapped

Rescuers try to pull out a survivor from a collapsed building following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey February 6, 2023. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Kathmandu: A major earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing scores of people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapsed, and triggering searches across the snowy region for survivors trapped in rubble. The quake, which struck in the early darkness of a winter morning, was also felt in Cyprus and… Continue reading Major earthquake strikes Turkey, Syria; scores dead, many trapped

Rabi Lamichhane’s party ‘RSP’ decides to move out from government

Kathmandu: Rashtriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has decided to leave the government. Chairman of the party, Rabi Lamichhane informed that the party has decided to move out from ruling government, organizing a press meet today. Soon after the press meet, three ministers from the party has submitted their resignation letter to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal… Continue reading Rabi Lamichhane’s party ‘RSP’ decides to move out from government

First Governor of NRB Himalaya Shamsher JBR passes away

Kathmandu: Himalaya Shamsher JBR, the first governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), has passed away. 95-year-old JBR died in the morning during treatment at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu. JBR was the first governor and former finance secretary of Nepal. He was also the founder of Himalayan Bank. After passing matriculation in 14 years, he became… Continue reading First Governor of NRB Himalaya Shamsher JBR passes away

Nepal to mark ‘Safer Internet Day 2023’ on Feb 7

Kathmandu: Nepal is all set to celebrate ‘Safer Internet Day 2023’ on February 7. Safe Internet Day is being celebrated on Tuesday, around the globewith the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.’ Safer Internet Day is celebrated in February each year to promote the safer and positive use of… Continue reading Nepal to mark ‘Safer Internet Day 2023’ on Feb 7

Protest against CAN for lifting Sandeep’s suspension

Kathmandu: A protest has been conducted against the decision of lifting suspension on cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane, accused of rape. On Saturday afternoon, there was a demonstration against the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) at Maitighar Mandala. CAN, including cricketer Lamichhane, who was accused of rape, called 20 people to the close camp for the match… Continue reading Protest against CAN for lifting Sandeep’s suspension

China urges calm over ‘spy’ balloon in US airspace

Kathmandu: China has urged “cool-headed” handling of a dispute over a giant Chinese balloon heading for the eastern US. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier called off a visit to Beijing, saying the “surveillance” balloon’s presence was “an irresponsible act”. Later the US reported a second Chinese balloon floating over Latin America. China expressed… Continue reading China urges calm over ‘spy’ balloon in US airspace

NAC begins online ticketing for domestic flights

Kathmandu: National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started online ticketing for domestic flights. According to the corporation, domestic flight tickets can now be purchased through e-service. With this, both the domestic and international air tickets of NAC now can be purchased via online. The corporation had already started online ticketing for international flights.… Continue reading NAC begins online ticketing for domestic flights