Passengers returning from abroad bring illegal gold: DOC

Kathmandu: Department of Customs (DoC) has stated that illegal gold are being imported in Nepal through passengers returning from abroad for who were migrated for foreign employment and other work. The department published a notice on Sunday stating that gold was being hidden in flashlights, irons, mixers, radios, speakers and water pumps without the knowledge… Continue reading Passengers returning from abroad bring illegal gold: DOC

NRB signals to tighten silver import

Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has signaled to halt increasing silver imports. The central bank today reviewed the monetary policy for the current fiscal year and indicated that it will tighten silver imports. NRB has stated that provision has been made to provide an exchange facility for importing silver only up to… Continue reading NRB signals to tighten silver import

US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

File Photo Hiring sign is displayed outside of a retail store in Vernon Hills, III, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (AP): The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession. Jobless claims dropped by 71,000 to 199,000, the lowest since mid-November 1969. But seasonal adjustments around the… Continue reading US jobless claims hit 52-year low after seasonal adjustments

Nepal Sales Mission to Bangladesh Concludes

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Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in association with the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has successfully completed the Nepal Sales Mission to Bangladesh in the capital city of Bangladesh on Nov. 23, 2021.Fourteen Tour Operators from Nepal interacted and exchanged business propositions with more than 50 Bangladeshi Tour Operators in a one-day… Continue reading Nepal Sales Mission to Bangladesh Concludes

Apple production in Mustang increased by 9 percent

A farmer picks ripe apples at his garden in Kowang of Thasang Rural Municipality, Mustang district, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Photo Courtesy: RSS

Mustang (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): Apple production has increased in Mustang this year. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Center, apple production in Mustang has increased by nine percent compared to last year. Chief of the office, Prakash Bastakoti, said that Mustang produced 5,100 metric tonnes of apples last year and 5,564 metric tonnes of apples this… Continue reading Apple production in Mustang increased by 9 percent

President Bhandari stress on operation of electric vehicle

Kathmandu: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that electric vehicles should be operated for the prosperity of Kathmandu. President Bhandari also clarified that the use of electric vehicles is essential to reduce the burden of petroleum products in the country, reduce air pollution and make Kathmandu clean and tidy. Inaugurating the reconstructed Gyanmala Bhajan Khala… Continue reading President Bhandari stress on operation of electric vehicle

UK govt proposes to take 10,000 Nepali nurses for employment

Kathmandu: The UK Government has expressed its desire to employ skilled staff nurses from Nepal. Discussions have been initiated with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security regarding the transfer of around 10,000 nurses to the UK for employment. According to the ministry, coordination is underway as the UK only wants to bring in… Continue reading UK govt proposes to take 10,000 Nepali nurses for employment

US Assistant Secretary of State urges Prachanda to take quick decision on MCC

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Kathmandu: Chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and visiting US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu have held a courtesy meeting. During a meeting at Singha Durbar on Friday, US Assistant Secretary of State Lu urged President Prachanda to reach an early decision on the US Grants Agreement… Continue reading US Assistant Secretary of State urges Prachanda to take quick decision on MCC

Indian govt proposes to operate 8 daily flights on Nepal-India route

Aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation parked at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Kathmandu: The Government of India has proposed Nepal to operate 8 daily flights between Nepal and India. In response to such a proposal from the Indian Embassy, ​​the Government of Nepal has proposed to increase the number of destinations by approving the number of flights. At present, there are two daily flights on the Kathmandu-Delhi… Continue reading Indian govt proposes to operate 8 daily flights on Nepal-India route

Airline operators raise airfare up to Rs 220

Aircraft of Yeti Airlines parked at Pokhara airport. Photo: Vishwanews

Kathmandu: As the government has increased the price of aviation fuel, the airline operators have also increased the price of fuel for air tickets. The government has increased the price of air turbine fuel by Rs 5 per liter to Rs 101. Accordingly, passengers have to pay a maximum of Rs 220 more for air… Continue reading Airline operators raise airfare up to Rs 220