Australian woman climbs world’s 10th highest peak without oxygen

Kathmandu: In a remarkable feat of endurance and determination, an Australian woman has achieved a historic climb of the world’s tenth highest peak without the aid of supplemental oxygen. Allie Pepper, 48, hailing from the Blue Mountains in Sydney, along with her climbing partners Mingtemba (Mikel) Sherpa and Ngima Wanadak Sherpa, reached the summit of… Continue reading Australian woman climbs world’s 10th highest peak without oxygen

Nepal declares Orange as national fruit

Kathmandu: Nepal government has officially designated the orange as the nation’s official fruit. The decision was made during a recent Cabinet meeting held on Friday, following a proposal put forth by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development. Rekha Sharma, Minister for Communication and Information Technology, confirmed the decision, highlighting the significance of the orange… Continue reading Nepal declares Orange as national fruit

Daraz to lease 10 acres of land in Kathmandu Valley for logistics infrastructure

Kathmandu: In a significant move aimed at bolstering its logistical capabilities, e-commerce behemoth Daraz is poised to lease over 10 acres of land in the Kathmandu Valley. The land lease, spanning a period of 10 years, is intended to facilitate the construction of essential infrastructure to support the company’s operations. Daraz has outlined specific requirements… Continue reading Daraz to lease 10 acres of land in Kathmandu Valley for logistics infrastructure

Nepali honey industry in crisis as local producers struggle to compete with Indian imports

Kathmandu: In a brewing crisis for Nepal’s honey industry, local producers are grappling with dwindling sales and the looming threat of leaving the sector altogether. The root cause of this distress lies in the dominance of Indian honey in the Nepali market, leaving indigenous honey largely unsold. Expressing their grievances, farmers are pointing to the… Continue reading Nepali honey industry in crisis as local producers struggle to compete with Indian imports

Muslims nationwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr with joyous festivities

Kathmandu: Today, Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr with great fervor. This festival holds immense significance in the Muslim community, marked by special Namaz recitations, prayers in mosques, seeking blessings from elders, and exchanging blessings with younger ones. In recognition of the importance of Eid al-Fitr, the government has declared today, Wednesday, a… Continue reading Muslims nationwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr with joyous festivities

Thamel to operate around the clock starting April 13

Kathmandu’s main touristic area, Thamel, will remain operational 24 hours from April 13 onward. According to Thamel Tourism Development Council, preparation has been made for the announcement of full-time (24 hours) business operations in Thamel and Durbar Marga areas from the Nepali New Year i.e. April 13 onward. Council Chairperson Bhabiswor Sharma said all necessary… Continue reading Thamel to operate around the clock starting April 13

ADB projects Nepal’s economy to grow by 3.6% in 2024

Kathmandu: In its latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) for April 2024, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected a growth rate of 3.6% for Nepal’s economy at market prices in the year 2024. This marks a significant increase from the estimated growth of 1.9% in fiscal year 2023. ADB Country Director for Nepal, Arnaud Cauchois,… Continue reading ADB projects Nepal’s economy to grow by 3.6% in 2024

Nepal govt to brighten up major cities with modern lighting

Kathmandu: In a bid to enhance urban infrastructure and promote energy efficiency, the government has announced a comprehensive plan to illuminate major cities across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley. The initiative entails the installation of modern street lights along main city thoroughfares, as well as the implementation of contemporary traffic signal systems on bustling… Continue reading Nepal govt to brighten up major cities with modern lighting

Ministry of Foreign Affairs restricts NRNA activities

Kathmandu: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has issued a directive to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), urging them to refrain from engaging in non-routine activities. Following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on April 3, the MoFA dispatched a letter on Wednesday, instructing the NRNA Secretariat to abstain from undertaking any tasks beyond regular… Continue reading Ministry of Foreign Affairs restricts NRNA activities

Zambia uncovers ‘sophisticated’ Chinese cybercrime syndicate

Kathmandu: A “sophisticated internet fraud syndicate” has been uncovered in Zambia, leading to the arrest of 77 people, including 22 Chinese nationals. It was a “significant breakthrough in the fight against cybercrime”, the authorities said after a multi-agency raid on a Chinese-run company. The firm employed Zambians who believed they were to be call-centre agents.… Continue reading Zambia uncovers ‘sophisticated’ Chinese cybercrime syndicate