KATHMANDU, June 25: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index moved slightly lower in the opening hour of Sunday's trading session before reaching intra-day high of 1,227.74 points. However, the index pulled back sharply during the last trading hour to close with a meager gain of 1.35 points at 1,219.81 points.

RASUWA, June 25: Farmers of Rasuwa are being attracted towards use of modern technology in agriculture. Farmers of Naukunda Rural Municipality are using equipment for plowing the field and de-cobbing maize, among others. Farm equipment has come as a boon to farmers who were facing hard times arranging laborers for farm works.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Civil Bank Ltd has launched its smart website which can be easily operated from both mobile devices and personal computers. Issuing a statement, the commercial bank said that Civil Bank customers can use this website to use all services and facilities provided by the bank.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Shree Airlines has started scheduled flight to Rajbiraj from Kathmandu from Sunday. The airline used its CRJ 200 series aircraft having 9N AMA call sign for the flight, according to a statement issued by the airline on Sunday.

GORKHA, June 25: Preparations are being made to reopen nearly a century old out-of-use copper mine in Gorkha district. The mine is located in the jungles of Khanigaun of Palungtar Municipality-8.

POKHARA, June 25: Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City (PLMC) has unveiled its programs and policies for the Fiscal Year 2018/19 giving continuity to old ambitious programs. The metropolitan city has named a dozen programs including Fewa lake sewage diversion project and study on highly ambitious Fewa-Begnas monorail.

BARA, June 25: Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan City of Bara district has unveiled a budget of Rs 1.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/019. The office of the sub-metropolis presented the budget during the second municipal meeting that started on Sunday.

MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.

KATHMANDU, June 24: In a bid to share information about Chinese universities to the Nepali students and provide quality education, 'Beijing Education Fair' has been organized in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Office of the Auditor General is including use of motor vehicles in its performance audit for the current fiscal year for providing an in-depth analysis of the use of motor vehicles by government agencies.