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  • Nepal prepares to give back Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba

    Kathmandu, September 23 Yet in another controversial decision about an ambitious project, the government of Nepal has initiated a process to assign China Gezhouba Group Company for the construction of 1,200 megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project. A Cabinet meeting held on Friday night directed the Ministry of Energy to revive the conversation with the company in a bid to give the award back. The government spokesperson Gokul Banskota, however, did not make the decision public, apparently fearing criticisms from the...

    Rudrakasha farms under CCTV surveillance

    Kathmandu,Sept 21:Rudraksha farmers in Bhojpur district of eastern Nepal have begun deploying CCTVs for surveillance of their cultivation as thieves began attacking the lucrative product used for religious purposes, reports Kantipur anchor story. The farmers would guard the farms themselves till last year, but they have embraced the modern technology spending some thousand rupees now as the monetary benefit of the plant increased with the rise in its use, the report informs.

    PM directs Nepal’s oldest uni to produce globally marketable human resources

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses a meeting of Tribhuvan University officials in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Kathmandu, September 18 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday directed Tribhuvan University, the country’s largest and oldest university, to produce qualified human resources that sell in the global market. He also suggested that the university concentrate its efforts on academic revival and qualitative development. He said the university should understand sentiments of the new generation as it is smarter...

    Kathmandu will not get Melamchi water this Dashain too

    Workers constructing pipelines for the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, in Babarmahal of Kathmandu, on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Photo: RSS Kathmandu,Sept 16: Naya Patrika reports in a snippet that the government’s target to complete the construction works of Melamchi Water Supply Project by upcoming Dashain festival next month is being missed as a 12 kilometre section of a tunnel is yet to be fixed with concrete. The project’s Executive Director Surya Raj Kandel, however, has claimed the works are going...

    Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

    As Springs Across Nepal Falter And Fail, The 13 Million People That Live In Nepal’s Hilly Areas Face The Brunt Of A Water Crisis That Is Only Now Being Understood Sharada Bogati of Bidur-9 cleaning dishes beside her home. Unlike many neighbourhoods in Bidur, families in her neighbourhood get enough water for their daily use and also for vegetable farming Every month, women from Thumka Women’s Group for Change in Bidur municipality in Nuwakot district...

    Nepal-China energy cooperation mechanism to hold maiden meeting

    Kathmandu, September 10 Officials of Nepal and China have agreed to hold the first meeting of a joint mechanism formed to promote energy cooperation between the two countries in the last week of September in Kathmandu. According to the Ministry of Energy, the meeting shall take place on September 27 and 28 in Kathmandu. Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun’s press coordinator Roshan Khadka says a meeting on Sunday finalised the agenda for the meeting and decided to send it...

    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.

    Biryani from the old city comes to Kathmandu

    Almost every new restaurant in Kathmandu, these days, has something unique to offer. While one restaurant has a robot as its server, others have good music. For Hyderabad House, its USP is its biryani, brought all the way from Hyderabad. India’s diverse landscape has given birth to different types of food, which varies as you travel from north to south–each state provides you with a chance to try something different. One such cuisine is the biryani, which can be...

    Kathmandu all set to host BIMSTEC summit

    Kathmandu,Aug 28:Newspaper reports inform that the government has expedited preparations to host the BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu on Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, the foreign secretaries of BIMSTEC member states will hold a meeting in Kathmandu on Tuesday as a part of the summit, according to newspaper reports. Gorkhapatra informs that the officials have already arrived in Kathmandu on Monday and Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi received them at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Another report in the same newspaper informs...

    CRJ 200 aircraft to bring for Dashain

    Kathmandu, Aug 27: Saurya Airlines is bringing in a new aircraft in time for Dashain. Having stopped operation due to financial issues for a month, the airline is planning to bring in a new aircraft on an investment of 1 billion rupees, informed Market Chief Mukesh Khanal. Khanal informed that the airline is planning to purchase a 70-seat Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft. Saurya Airlines will have 3 aircraft of the same model after the purchase. It is currently conducting...

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