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Testing of equipment at Bhairahawa airport to start soon
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said that barring any unforeseen delays, Nepal’s second international airport would start handling flights by January.
Remittance drops for the third straight month
The fall has sparked concern that any significant decline could disturb the structure of the economy at the macro level.
Aviation officials at their wits’ end as budget still elusive
Insiders say the minister wants to make revisions to the budget which is why he has been holding back.
Nepal unbans import of genetically modified crops
The move has sparked protest with scientists and lawyers questioning the government’s intention behind allowing controversial products into the country.
Bodies of missing French climbers found under snow
The three climbers—Thomas Arfi, Gabriel Miloche and Louis Pachoud—were reported missing on October 31.
Aviation fuel price hike likely to hurt aviation, travel rebound
The fuel surcharge that is added to the cost of a plane ticket has been raised from Rs45 to Rs440, depending on the distance.
Hopes fade for three French climbers missing in Everest region
Search team is returning to Kathmandu as mission looks difficult.
Nepal sees highest post-Covid monthly arrivals in October
Total foreign tourist arrivals by air reached 100,148 in the first 10 months of this year. The figure, however, represents another depressing year for the tourism industry.
Three French climbers reported missing in Everest region
Inclement weather hinders search mission.
Nepal announces record Rs5.52 billion payout for paddy farmers
A guideline for the identification of farmers and relief distribution criteria will be formulated within five days as per the Cabinet decision.
Nepal seeks deal with India for flight inspection services
Airport and flight inspections have to be conducted every year, but Nepal has not been able to conduct the tests for the last two years due to Covid-19.
Paddy damage by freak rains estimated at Rs8.26 billion
According to preliminary estimates by the agriculture ministry, 325,258 tonnes of ready-to-harvest paddy on 85,580 hectares have either submerged or swept away in seven provinces.
Aviation agency may be hamstrung by delayed passage of budget
The budget was in limbo for three months for lack of a civil aviation minister who chairs the board.
Unseasonal October rains to shave up to 0.6 percentage points off GDP
Losses could be in billions of rupees as heavy rains damage paddy crops across the country.
Nepal’s luxury hotels struggle to recover amid massive losses
The hotel industry has posted the highest-ever losses in the last fiscal year ended mid-July.