Nepal | June 20, 2019

CBS report brings to fore huge gender pay gap

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

A Central Bureau of Statistics report has brought to light wide disparity between male and female workers in Nepal — women earn 29.45 per cent less than their male counterparts on an average, even if the level of education among both the genders is the same....

  • Hydropower

    Second Nepal-Bangladesh JSC meeting begins

    A two-day joint steering committee (JSC) meeting on energy cooperation between Nepal and Bangladesh kicked off in Dhaka from today. ...

  • TIA to resume 21-hour operation from July

    Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is preparing to resume operation for 21-hours-a-day from July. ...

  • BoP under pressure as trade deficit widens

    Owing to rising imports amid slower exports, country’s trade deficit widened by 19.7 per cent to Rs 1,099.6 billion in the first 10 months of the cu...

  • Falling fertility rate to lower Nepal’s population

    Nepal’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the mid of this century due to falling fertility rates whereas the life expectancy will ...

Kathmandu

Thousands of Newars gather against Guthi Bill in show of strength protest

Thousands of people from the Newar community gathered at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu on Wednesday to protest the government’s move to undermine Newari culture and tradition by introducing a new law on guthi. Elderly people, children, politicians, artists and people of all ages took part in the ...

  • Hospital staffer found hanging

    A cleaning staffer of Samata Hospital in Bouddha was found hanging in the hospital building on Tuesday....

  • Massive protest held in the capital demanding scrapping of Guthi Bill

    Thousands of people have gathered at Maitighar Mandala right now demanding the government to scrap the controversial Guthi Bill....

  • Nepal’s first satellite starts revolving around Earth

    Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1 started revolving around the Earth’s orbit  after it was successfully deployed from the International Space ...

  • Home minister directs DIGs to step up vigilance

    Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has directed the police chiefs of all seven provinces to step up vigilance against criminal activities in t...

Nepal

Everest summits smash records amid deadly bottlenecks

A record 885 people climbed Everest in May this year, figures showed, capping a deadly traffic-clogged season that also saw 11 climbers die on the world’s highest mountain....

World

China’s Xi heads for North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about his nuclear program while negotiations have stalled with Washington....

Opinion

  • EDITORIAL: Hold fresh talks

    The row over who – the Prime Minister or the main opposition leader – should have first addressed the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday co...

  • Health for all: Meeting the challenge

    The global health environment is becoming complex in the recent years. Social, demographic and epidemiological transformations have profound impacts o...

  • EDITORIAL: Risky travel

    Given the frequency with which fatal accidents involving public vehicles are taking place in the country, long distance travel is likely to cause some...

  • EDITORIAL: Hold fresh talks

    The row over who – the Prime Minister or the main opposition leader – should have first addressed the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday co...

  • Health for all: Meeting the challenge

    The global health environment is becoming complex in the recent years. Social, demographic and epidemiological transformations have profound impacts o...

  • EDITORIAL: Risky travel

    Given the frequency with which fatal accidents involving public vehicles are taking place in the country, long distance travel is likely to cause some...

Business

US, China rekindle trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi G20 meeting

China and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, cheering financial markets on hopes that an escalating trade war between the two countries would abate....

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