KATHMANDU, JUL 14 - Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat on Sunday presented the annual budget of Rs 618 billion focusing on economic reforms, energy, infrastructure and agriculture.

Nine persons have died in floods and landslides in Sindhupalchok, Lalitpur and Chitwan districts within the past 24 hours.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $ 180 million loan to help Nepal overcome crippling power shortage s and export surplus power to neighbouring India.

Solar energy will be given a major priority in the budget for the next fiscal year, with the National Planning Commission (NPC) proposing a number of initiatives in the sector.

Having kicked off the greenery campaign along the Maitighar-Tinkune road, the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority ( KVDA ) is set to take it on to other major roads under the “City Beautificatio

The newly formed Rastrapati Chure-Tarai Mades Conservation Development Committee (RCTMCDC) has started incorporating scientific information into the conservation strategies to make the Chure conser

The inhabitants of upper Dolpa have demanded a ban on yarchagumba collection arguing that the over harvest of the parasitic fungi prized for its medicinal values had ravaged the highland pastures,

Two new bird species have been found in the Annapurna Conservation Area, the country’s largest sanctuary located in the western region.

KATHMANDU, JUN 19 - Community Forest Users’ Groups (CFUG) have protested the government decision to ban activities like foraging, tree felling and excavation of sand, stones, and minerals in Chure

KATHMANDU, JUN 19 - Amid concerns over health hazards of pesticides, the government has set up a lab to test the level of chemical inputs in vegetables sold in the Kathmandu valley.