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Does importing from China really pays off?

By Nirjala Khanal, KATHMANDU: Chinese market is becoming increasingly popular among traders and consumers across Nepal. Chinese imports are in part responsible for thriving retail businesses, some local experts question the effect that these goods have on the economy. Nepal’s trade deficit is..

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“Bangladesh wants to be close to Nepal” Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Shyam Rimal, KATHMANDU: The Nepal-Bangladesh Friendship Association (NBFA) has suggested strengthening other relations alongside diplomatic ones with Bangladesh. The Association has expressed the hope that there could be progresses in the area of education, health, agriculture and trade of Nepal..

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‘Email phishing’ emerging as new form of cybercrime Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: 'Phishing' has been emerging as a new form of cybercrime with the growing use of social networking sites. The Metropolitan Crime Division said lately it has been receiving 10-15 complaints about 'email phishing' on a daily basis. The Oxford Learner's Dictionary defines the..

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Bangladesh proposes Nepal for collaboration in hydropower Monday, November 11th, 2019

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: Nepal and Bangladesh will be collaborating in the sector of energy and hydropower with long term goals. Bangladesh has proposed Nepal for a joint venture at the government and private level with the goal of purchasing around 9,000 megawatts electricity from here by..

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Nepal-EU Joint Commission for strengthening partnership Friday, November 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 11th meeting of the Joint Commission between Nepal and the European Union (EU) underlined the importance of further strengthening the political partnership, development cooperation and promoting global and regional engagement on matters of common concern, such as climate change,..

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Foreign investment increases in Nepal’s hotel sector Thursday, November 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Foreign investment has invariably increased in hotel and restaurant sector of the country with the Visit Nepal Year-2020 campaign coming near. According to the Department of Industry, foreign investment amounting to Rs 5.77 billion has entered into the country through 39 tourism..

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Nepal’s Weather: Cloudy weather forecast

KATHMANDU: Partly to generally cloudy conditions will prevail throughout the country due to the influence of the Westerly wind over the next few days, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has said. There are also chances of snowfall in the high hills and mountainous region along with the..

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Nepal-Bangladesh economic ties being expanded Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Prakash Silwal, Ashok Ghimire, KATHMANDU: Bilateral trade, investment and exchange of high-level meetings between Nepal and Bangladesh among other factors have paved a way for the expansion of economic ties between the two countries lately. The geographical proximity has also been another..

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60% of Mid-hill highway in west section completes Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Prakash Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Sixty percent of the construction of Midhill Highway in the western sector has been over. The roadway stretching 700km from Baglung to Jhulaghat of Baitadi has been over, according to the project. Information Officer of the West Sector Office of the project, engineer..

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Nepal-UAE JWC Meet from November 3

Ashok Ghimire, KATHMANDU: The very first meeting of the labour-related Joint Working Committee (JWC) comprising representatives of Nepal and the United Arab Emirates has been scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on November 3-4. It is expected to pave the way for the enforcement of bilateral..

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Rape survivor Puja says no politics in justice delivery Monday, October 28th, 2019

BAITADI: Puja Bohara of Patan municipality-1, Baitadi who was (gang) raped some eight years ago when she had been appearing the School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SEE) has finally won the case against her perpetrators. Sagar Bhatta, the owner of Jagannath Book Store and Amar Awasthi, the..

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Gai Puja, Goru Puja being observed Sunday, October 27th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Gai Puja, Goru Puja or ox worship and Govardan Puja are being observed throughout the country today on the fourth day of the five-day-long Tihar festival celebrated by the Hindus in the country. This year, Gai Pooja and Goru Pooja have fallen on the same day, today. The cows are fed..

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18th NAM Summit ends with Baku Declaration Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Manoj Karki, BAKU: The 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) concluded here this afternoon issuing the Baku Declaration with the resolve to increase the effectiveness of the Movement by making it a dynamic and effective mechanism to represent, coordinate and..

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Is Nepal’s tourism hub Thamel integrating into China Town? Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: In the Capital city of Kathmandu over Thamel area constantly Chinese business has been rising up according to the demands of the market, has..