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Bada Dashain festival begins today

"Navaratri Parba" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced from Wednesday. The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called "Ghatasthapana" that falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Ashoj. On the day of Ghatasthapana,…
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Tourist arrivals in September jumped to 33.8 percent

Nepal tourism started the peak autumn season with a flourish, recording a 33.8 percent jump in arrivals in September, thanks to strong growth from India and China. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the country received 91,820 foreign visitors in September. Nepal has four main seasons—spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Autumn…
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‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ Nepali Edition to air soon

Coca-Cola is all set to bring the international television game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ Nepali edition (को बन्छ करोड्पती) to Nepal. The original U.S. version aired on ABC from August 16, 1999 to June 27, 2002, and was hosted by Regis Philbin. According to Coca-cola, the show has been named ‘Ko Bancha Crorepati’ and will be…
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Malaysian employers to bear all costs of Nepali migrant workers

Prospective Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia might not have to bear hefty departure amount if a draft agreement between Nepal and Malaysia is to be inked. The draft agreement agrees that Malaysian employer will bear all the costs of going on employment to Malaysia, a popular destination of Nepali migrant workers. Nepali youths seeking job…
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Taxi drivers booked for overcharging and cheating on commuters

Traffic police have booked as many as 1,288 cabbies in the past two months for cheating commuters and engaging in unethical business practices. According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, it was part of a special operation launched by traffic police to make the cabs systematic in Kathmandu valley. On-duty personnel and plainclothes…
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Nepal ranks 102nd in Economic Freedom of the World 2018 report

Nepal ranked 102nd out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2018 Annual Report, released today by Samriddhi Foundation in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute. Last year, Nepal had ranked 107th. Samriddhi Foundation is releasing the report in Nepal for the 11th consecutive year. Economic…
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Public Transportation fares go up by 10% from today

The government has decided to increase public transportation fares by 10 percent across the country effective from Sunday. The transport entrepreneurs earlier had halted advanced booking of tickets for Dashain putting pressure on the government to either increase the fares or to slash the price of petroleum products . The government has…
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