15 entrepreneurs honoured with agro award

  Kathmandu, Aug 29: As many as 15 entrepreneurs have been honoured with ‘Agro Times Agriculture Award 2074’ for their untiring contribution in commercial agricultural sector of Nepal. Minister for Livestock Development, Santa Kumar Tharu, conferred the awards on the individuals on Monday during the fifth anniversary of a magazine, Agro Times Monthly. The magazine is published by the Agro Times Media network. Agro entrepreneur Dhalu Ram Mahji was conferred the outstanding award. Among the other best award recipients...

Korean peninsula crisis to trim Chinese airline profits

August 28,SHANGHAI: Beijing’s curbs on travel to South Korea are expected to take some shine off the first-half results of China’s top-three airlines, which have slashed seat numbers on flights between the countries amid tensions over North Korea. Air China (601111.SS), China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) and China Southern Airlines (600029.SS) are expected to report higher earnings this week on the back of foreign exchange gains, but cuts on lucrative routes to South Korea could crimp yields.   Data compiled by...

Fire breaks out at NBL branch office at Prithvichowk

Pokhara, Aug 25: Fire broke out at Nepal Bank Limited (NBL) branch office at Prithvichowk of Pokhara – Lekhnath Metropolitan City – 9 at 10 pm last night. The branch office’s counter caught fire after an electrical short circuit following which the security guard immediately informed the city’s fire brigade. The fire could not spread as the fire engines arrived in time, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Khagdga Bahadur Khatri of District Police Office, Kaski. The fire has...

Nepal, India sign eight agreements on bilateral cooperation

  Kathmandu, August 24 Nepal and India on Thursday have signed eight agreements on bilateral cooperation on the occasion of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s state visit to the southern neighbour. Officials of the two countries signed and shared the agreements in the presence of Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi today. Four of the agreements are related to post-earthquake reconstruction activities in Nepal whereas other agreements are about construction of...

I-cube and Rockstart Impact call for application

Aug 24, 2017- Two business development programmes, I-Cube by Nepal Communitere and Rockstart Impact by One to Watch, both of which aim to support entrepreneurship development in Nepal, have kicked off in the capital on Wednesday. The programmes that focus on business development, will incubate and accelerate high potential Nepali companies for growth, and eventually groom them for investment. I-Cube, which will incubate 12 entrepreneurs for a year, and Rockstart Impact, which will enrol 10 entrepreneurs for their fourth...

Japan offers flood relief

  Aug 24, 2017- Japan has provided emergency relief goods worth Rs23.4 millions to the government as support to the victims of the recent floods in the southern plains. Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa handed over the materials to Home Minister Janardan Sharma amid a ceremony held at the Humanitarian Staging Area of the Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday. The first shipment of emergency relief supplies include 3,000 blankets, 100 plastic sheets, 2,000 sleeping pads, 100 tents and...

Relief items distributed to 2060 flood victims in Saptari

Rajbiraj (Saptari), Aug 24: Around 2,060 flood victims have received relief materials in Rajbiraj Municipality-9 in Saptari. A local organisation Aasaman Nepal handed out relief materials to around 560 flood victims in collaboration with an organisation World Wield Consultant and People In Lead amid a programme in the district on Wednesday. The relief items include rice, pulse, packets of salt, cooking oil, sugar, soap, bucket, mosquito nets and sanitary pad. Likewise, another organisation Dear Walk Foundation, Kathmandu distributed Rs...

Seek experts’ advice to formulate policies: former minister Pandey

Kathmandu, Aug 23: CPN (UML) leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has said the government must introduce a cooperative policy at the earliest for management of the cooperatives. At the 19th Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Biswash Multi-purpose Cooperative Ltd on Tuesday here, Pandey warned that formulation of policies by excluding the opinions of the experts would result in introduction of weak policies. He stressed on the fact that the cooperatives must seek alternate avenues of investment to...

Nepal’s gradation from LDC rank possible by 2022

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Nepal’s gradation from the least developed countries into the ranks of developed countries by 2022 does not seem a far cry. At the National Consultation Seminar held by Least Developed Countries (LDC) Watch, National Planning Commission’s Joint Secretary, Lal Shankar Ghimire, stressed on the fact. The Joint Secretary noted that the commission in its 13th periodic plan has set a goal of upgrading Nepal from the LDC group by 2022, a step forward from its previous...

Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation provides relief materials to landslide victim family

Sindhuli, Aug 22: Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has today distributed relief to a person who lost family members in landslide in Sindhuli district. The Foundation provided relief materials including food stuffs, clothes and utensil to Uday Bahadur Khadka of Kamalamai Municipality-6, said Proprietor of the Foundation, Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus). Udaya’s spouse, two sons and a daughter were killed in landslide on 12 August. Udaya’s family had been residing in the land owned by Federation of Nepali Journalist in Sindhuli. Dhurmus has...

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