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  • NAC lends planes without competition

    Kathmandu,Oct 09:The country’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, has been found lending its aeroplanes to private companies without competition, Nagarik reports in a snippet. Newly appointed Executive Chairman of Madan Kharel has lent the aircraft to travel agencies for chartered flights at a cheap rate, the report claims.

    Nepal-China Energy Meet To Kick Off In Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,Sept 28:Karobar reports that a key meeting of energy sector officials from China and Nepal is taking place in Kathmandu on Friday. The report says that the five-day meeting will discuss energy demand and supply projections in both the countries. According to the paper, discussions will also be held on the possibility of building cross-border power lines and hydels such as Nalgadh, Naumure, Sun Koshi 2 and 3, Tamore, Fukot and Karnali.

    Nepalis establish bank in US

    A group of Nepalis currently living and working in the United States have established a ‘community bank’ named Everest Federal Credit Union last month and the bank is authorised to extend its service to all states of the country, Annapurna Post reports in its anchor story. The bank plans to open at least 10 branches within next five years.

    Taxi is costlier than aeroplane

    Kathmandu,Sept 06:Kantipur reports in its lead story that per kilometre fare of taxi in Kathmandu Valley is more than the fare of an aeroplane. Lawmaker Bharat Kumar Shah during a meeting of the House of Representatives raised his concern over the high taxi fare, claiming people are being cheated by the cabbies. Shah also presented statistics to support his claim.

    China interested to buy Nepali electricity

    Kathmandu,Sept 03:Karobar reports in a two column story that China has expressed its interest to buy electricity upto 1,000 megawatt from Nepal every rainy season. During a bilateral meeting held recently, the Chinese side expressed the interest to buy power regularly, the report claims quoting Komal Aatreya, who had led the Nepali delegation.

    Chinese officials in Kathmandu to discuss West Seti

    Kathmandu,Aug 28;Representatives of Three Gorges International Corporation have come to Kathmandu on Monday to discuss the stuck West Seti Hydropower Project with Nepal’s Investment Board. The Board had signed an agreement with the company to build the project, but the Chinese company has raised some serious concerns delaying the ambitious project.

    Balancing people and energy in the Karnali Basin

    Kathmandu,Aug 27:The Karnali region of western Nepal has huge hydropower potential and significant development needs. But with a large number of proposed hydropower projects, how can we decide which projects should move forward and which should not? Researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) carried out a survey of communities across the Karnali basin to explore the social and cultural importance of rivers for local people, as part of USAID’s Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) project. They carried out 260 social surveys and 5 focus...

    Northern Kathmandu to receive more drinking water

    Kathmandu,Aug 19:A three-column story in The Kathmandu Post reports that some areas in northern part of Kathmandu district will receive more drinking water from Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepali Limited from now onwards. Consumers in Kapan, Saraswatinagar, Bouddha, Jorpati, Chabahil, Handigaun, Gyaneshwor, Naxal, Baneshwor, Anamnagar, Putalisadak, Dillibazaar, Bagbazaar, Maitighar, Triputeshwor and New Road will be supplied with drinking water five times a week, two hours at a stretch. Earlier, tap water was received only once a week.

    Dus Din Dilli Ke food festival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,June 28: Food festivals are a good way to experience the culinary culture of a particular country or a region. They serve as platforms for sharing agro-biodiversity, and are a cultural expression of traditional food and agricultural patterns. And to showcase the rich culinary heritage of Delhi, The Café at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is hosting a food festival that offers lip-smacking food from North India. Studying in Delhi, I spent most of my time eating from local eateries around...

    Nepal Communist Party accused of ignoring inclusion

    Kathmandu,May 23:Annapurna Post, Nagarik, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times have analysed the composition of newly unified Nepal Communist Party’s Central Committee to conclude that it is not inclusive so as to represent different social and cultural groups of the country. Women cover just around 17 per cent share of the 441-member Committee though the statute of the party itself has made it mandatory to have at least 33 per cent women in the Committee, according to newspaper reports. Likewise, participation of Janajatis, Dalits,...

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