BEIJING, Aug 21: Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits.

Minister Pun urges Japanese govt for investment in energy sector

Published On: August 21, 2019 08:15 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to further invest in Nepal's energy and water resource.

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

Published On: August 21, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TEHRAN, Aug 21: Iran’s president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.

HONG KONG/NEW YORK, Aug 21: China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Nepal Telecom expands services to remote ares

Published On: August 21, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: RSS

KHANDBARI, August 21: Nepal Telecom has erected four additional BTS towers in far-flung area of Sankhuwasabha.

Canoeing festival to take place for tourism promotion

Published On: August 21, 2019 10:30 AM NPT By: RSS

LAMJUNG, August 21: The first cannoning festival 2076 BS is taking place in Besishahar municipality-1, Dalal for unleashing tourism potentials.

Safety training for travel guides

Published On: August 21, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, August 21:  Korea Tours and Trekking Operator Association Nepal (KTTOAN) organized a one-day-long training for tour and trekking guides and assistant guides, in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Nepal Airlines set to fly to Osaka

Published On: August 21, 2019 07:36 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has completed preparations to operate its scheduled commercial flight on the Kathmandu-Osaka-Kathmandu route on August 29.

Khotang farmers suffer as armyworm destroys crops

Published On: August 21, 2019 07:25 AM NPT By: Republica

KHOTANG, Aug 21: Farmers in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality of Khotang district are worried as their crops are destroyed by armyworm. The pest that was identified three weeks ago has started to damage crops and forest areas in Bahunidada, Dikuwa, Chyasmitar, and Rajapani of the municipality.

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 21: About 35 megawatt of hydroelectricity from eastern Nepal is being connected to the national transmission line soon. This includes 9.9 megawatt from the Iwa Khola and 25 megawatt from the Kaveli B-1 hydropower projects.