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Tihar triggers brisk business of Dhakatopi
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Tihar triggers brisk business of Dhakatopi

With the arrival of Tihar, sale of a traditional cap, popularly known as Dhakatopi in Pokhara is in rise. Though Dhakatopi is not much popular among youths during other times, the demand goes very high in Tihar, according to salespersons. Youngsters who usually snigger at the prospect of get fond of Dhakatopi during Tihar, the festival of lights, says Rajeshman Palikhe, local businessman. ...


NTA allows NT to launch 4G service
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NTA allows NT to launch 4G service

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has authorised state-run Nepal Telecom (NT) to launch 4G service in Kathmandu and Pokhara from January 1, 2017. The countrys telecom sector regulator approved NTs 4G plan on Friday, according to NTA Chairman Digambar Jha. In the plan submitted to NTA in the second week of October, NT had sought permission for commercial launch of 4G service in Kathmandu ...


Treasury surplus soars to Rs191b as capital spending slacks

The governments savings has soared by 50 percent since the beginning of this fiscal year, as capital budget could not be utilised on time. The governments treasury surplus, which had stood at around Rs127 billion until mid-July, has jumped to around Rs191 billion at the end of the first quarter of this fiscal year-it , according to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). The treasury surplus widened largel...


Biratnagar Jute Mill closed for last 25 months
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Biratnagar Jute Mill closed for last 25 months

The Biratnagar Jute Mill has remained out of operation for the last 25 months owing to defective power supply system. The countrys first jute mill has not been able to function properly as it has to rely on 11 KV electrical line service. The Wilson International Pvt based in India had taken the mill on lease from the government with an agreement to provide Rs 13.5 million in annual rent th...


Biratnagar Customs Office to remain close only for two days during festivals

The Biratnagar Customs Office, which used to remain closed for a week during the Dashain festival earlier, will observe normal working hours throughout festival except for two days on October 10 and 11. The decision to operate this Customs Office with India during remaining days has been taken to facilitate the import and export operation during the festival, according to Biratnagar Customs Of...


8 economic bills passed by parliament in less than 4 months
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8 economic bills passed by parliament in less than 4 months

As many as eight bills related to the economic sector have made it through the parliament in recent months and a few more are in their last legs of discussion in the parliaments committees. These moves have been widely hailed by the private sector. Acceleration in the speed of approval of much-awaited bills is expected to boost economic growth and also address binding constraints in investments...


Festive shoppers throng Valley malls
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Festive shoppers throng Valley malls

Shopping spree has started in the Kathmandu Valley ahead of the Dashain festival, with malls witnessing a rise in the flow of customers. Shopping malls like Civil Mall, United World Trade Centre, Kathmandu Mall and KL Tower, among others, are seeing an upsurge in crowd, as people have started buying new clothes, footwear and accessories for Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindus. What is also...


Misappropriation of migrant workers' fund setback to foreign employment sector

Like every government of the past, the present government too began with a pledge to carry out reforms in the foreign employment sector. One of the pledges made by the government was to rescue migrant workers stranded and languishing in various jails in different destination countries. However, anything substantial is yet to be implemented. Many migrant workers continue to cry for help to retu...


25% of migrant workers' earning goes to repay loans: NRB report
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25% of migrant workers' earning goes to repay loans: NRB report

Nearly 52.1 percent of Nepali migrant workers still rely on informal channel like local landlords and traders for loans to finance their foreign employment trip, requiring them to allocate a major chunk of their earnings for the repayment. A report prepared by the Research Department of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) shows that 4.4 percent of migrant workers borrow from cooperatives, while 3.5 pe...


Govt to lift Afghanistan, Iraq ban for Nepali workers: Minister Gurung

Minister for Labor and Employment Suryaman Gurung on Monday said that the government is preparing to lift the ban on Nepali workers for Afghanistan and Iraq. According to him, a next meeting of the Council of Ministers will take a decision to this effect. He claimed that the US and British Ambassadors for Nepal have pressed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to lift the ban on Nepalis working i...


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