Nepal receives Rs 2.1 billion reconstruction grant from India

Kathmandu, July 27 Nepal has received a grant of Rs 2.1 billion from the government of India for reconstruction of private housing under the cooperation pledged for post-earthquake reconstruction projects. In an event held here today, Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of the said amount to Finance Secretary
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KATHMANDU: An apprenticeship (industry-based skills training) programme was launched in Province 1 on Thursday. The programme was inaugurated by Minister for Social Development of Province 1 Jeevan Ghimire, in the presence of other ministers from the state, Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elisabeth von Capeller, representatives of local government, representatives from industries and experts from Technical and
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The Department of Transport Management says it is resuming collection of applications for and distribution of driving licences, which was halted for last one week, from Sunday. The activity was halted ‘to settle accounts of the recently concluded fiscal year’ last month. The Department says all of its offices across the country except those in
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Pre-summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is taking place in Kathmandu next week, prior to the fourth Summit. The objective of the establishment of BIMSTEC, a sub regional body comprising seven countries–Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Bhutan– is to achieve socio-economic development by assimilating the
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The hundreds of local farmers in Jhapa district involved in black pepper plantation are concerned as their produces go unsold due to the dominance of imported black pepper in the local markets. The commercial farming of black pepper is done in Arjundhara, Mechinagar and Buddha Shanti in the district and produced in abundance yet the
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The size of drugs market in Nepal is expanding every year, said people of the field concerned. As stated by domestic drugs dealers and manufacturers, medicine market in Nepal makes an annual business of worth Rs 70 billion and the supplies are on the rise every year. According to the Department of Drug Administration (DDA),
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KATHMANDU: Mega Bank has completed its eight years of operation. During an event to mark its anniversary, the bank’s Chairperson Bhoj Bahadur Shah shed light on the various achievements of the bank, including its paid-up capital, number of staffers and network.   According to Shah, Mega Bank will build its own corporate building within the next
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BEIJING: China and Bhutan should work together to ensure peace along their border and keep pushing talks on the issue, a senior Chinese diplomat said during a rare visit to the country, following an ugly spat with India last year over the frontier. China and India almost came to blows last year at the Doklam plateau
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Kathmandu, July 24 The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division says it has launched a crackdown on taxis and private light vehicles providing rental services, after it received complaints galore that they cheated customers. The Division has mobilised police in civvies and total 57 vehicles have been booked for overcharging passengers in past one week. Each of
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The Department of Foreign Employment says it has received as many as 2,129 complaints about fraud cases with assurances of foreign employment in the recently concluded fiscal year 2017/18 (from mid-July 2017 to mid-July 2018). The complainants have claimed that they have been deceived of Rs 1.522 billion in total. In the previous year, the
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