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  • Number of tourist increased in Annapurna trail

    Number of tourist increased in the off season for Annapurna trail trekking this year. Previously in off-season only few tourists arrive for trekking. The increase of tourist in the area is due to warmer weather. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) informed more than thousand tourists arrived through Lamjung. September, November and February is taken as good time to trek in Annapurna circuit. Increase in domestic tourist also helped in the increase of the tourist in the area. Lamjung is taken...

    LPG price hike by Rs 25 per cylinder

    KATHMANDU: Nepal Oil Corporation has increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas by Rs 25 per cylinder effective from Thursday midnight. Following the adjustment, LPG will cost Rs 1,350 per cylinder. “Indian Oil Corporation has raised its price for Nepal for February,” said Bhanubhakta Khanal, spokesperson for NOC, adding that increased prices of petroleum products in recent months have increased NOC’s losses. According to Khanal, NOC will face a loss of Rs 162.91 on the sale of each LPG cylinder...

    Nepal’s PM Prachanda in the mood to announce election date on Tuesday

      Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is in the mood to announce dates for local elections on Tuesday, sources close to the PMO say. Dahal, who has in his words “caught between two khukuris” due to pressure from the Madheshi Morcha and the UML, will hold consultations with major political forces on Monday, and announce dates for election to villages and municipalities, sources tell Onlinekhabar. Dahal became Prime Minister in August 2016 after his party UCPN-Maoist pulled...

    Japanese grant assistance for TUTH reforms, food security

    KATHMANDU: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide a grant assistance of around Rs 1.013 billion (Japanese Yen 1.104 billion) to the government. A grant aid of approximately Rs 692 million (Japanese Yen 754 million) pledged by JICA is meant to be used for the Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment (PIME) at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) while another portion of the aid of around Rs 321 million (Yen 350 million) is under the...

    China to provide Rs 15.7bn assistance

    Kathmandu, December 29 China has agreed to provide grant assistance of Rs 15.7 billion (one billion yuan) to Nepal for the implementation of three key infrastructure projects. The financial support will be used for the repair and improvement of Syaphrubesi-Rasuwagadhi Highway; upgradation and renovation of Civil Service Hospital, and other post-disaster reconstruction projects as agreed upon between the two sides earlier. The Embassy of Nepal in China has said in a statement that the projects aim to improve the...

    Nepal’s envoy to UN Vienna office presents credentials

    KATHMANDU: The newly appointed Permanent Representative of Nepal to the Vienna-based United Nations Office, Prakash Kumar Suvedi, submitted his letters of credence to the UN Director General of the Vienna Office, Yury Fedotov. Amid a function on Wednesday, Fedotov received the credentials on the behalf of the UN Secretary General, according to a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations and International Organisations. In a courtesy meeting after the submission of the letters, DG Fedotov said that...

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