Bullion price decreases

KATHMANDU: The price of gold in the local market has decreased this week, according to the Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’ Association (NEGOSIDA). The precious yellow metal has been cheaper by Rs 50 for per 10 gram on the closing day against its opening price on Sunday. The market opened at Rs 9,690 per 10 gram on Sunday, while it closed at Rs 9,640 on Friday. Likewise, silver price has also declined by Rs 13, as compared to the opening price of Rs 180 per 10 gram on Sunday. The market closed at Rs 167 per 10 gram on Friday. The decline in price is mainly due to improvement in US dollars value in the international market as well as fall in price in the Indian markets, NEGOSIDA stated. — HNS

Business show turns 11

KATHMANDU: Artha ko Artha, a business news and feature programme on Nepal Television is celebrating its 11th anniversary on April 25. The first weekly programme to present business news, views and ideas was started in 1994 by a group of young media personnel. Artha ko Artha is produced by Independent Business News and is telecasted every Sunday at 9:35 pm. — HNS

Traders’ release urged

SINDHULI: Sindhuli Chamber of Commerce and Industries has demanded the safe release of the three businessmen kidnapped by the Maoists. The three businessmen Ananda Karki, Shanker Karki and Khojmani Devkota of Lampatar VDC-4, Sindhuli were kidnapped on April 19 and 20. In the statement released on Friday, the chamber has said that the businessmen were involved in humanitarian services through the supply of daily consumable goods, food, medicine and clothes in the remote areas of the district. — RSS

Agriculture training starts

POKHARA: A two day long training for farmers began here on April 24 under the auspices of Reiyukai Nepal 20th branch. A total of 20 farmers of Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones have been providing training on off-seasonal vegetable farming, fruits, bee keeping management, orange farming and soil management. Inaugurating the training, director at the regional agriculture directorate, Beni Bahadur Basnet stressed on the need for farmers to develop skills. — RSS

Action against brick kilns

LALITPUR: Lalitpur small and cottage industry office has taken action against 11 brick kilns, which were being run illegally. The office has taken action against Bhumipati Brick Industry, Jorganesh Chimney Kiln, New Karyabinayak Chimney Kiln, Bagalamukhi Chimney Brick Industry, Karya Binayak Brick Industry, SK Brick, Haratimata Brick Industry, Chundevi Brick Industry and Himalayan Brick Industry. Action was initiated against these brick industries in accordance with the environment protection act 2053, the office stated. — RSS

Vegetable farming liked

DHUMRICHAUR: Local farmers have started off-seasonal vegetable farming in the hills of Dumrichaur where there is scarcity of drinking water. Local people have started to make good income from such vegetable farming. Local farmers have been able to earn around Rs 90,000 from the farming of tomato, beans, pumpkin, cucumber, cauliflower, and various other vegetables. Many people, including teachers have given up their jobs and have started farming vegetables. — RSS