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Massive slump in demand during the peak season has the nursery industry on edge

Kathmandu, Sept. 13 -- This time last year, SR Nursery in Dhumbarahi was bustling with activity. There was a constant flow of customers coming in and out, and throughout the day, the nursery's staff r... Read More


Good samaritans continue to provide free meals to the needy

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- Every day at eight in the morning, twenty-seven-year-old Shila Magar and her twenty-one-year-old husband, Suman Rimal, both daily wage workers, leave their rented room in Balkum... Read More


For some, the pandemic is an opportunity to start new businesses

Kathmandu, Sept. 6 -- By six every morning, Kinchu Lhamo Bhutia is out of her house to buy chicken and buffalo meat. Buying the meat herself is one of her quality control measures for her business Kin... Read More


With economy hit by Covid-19, sales of motorcycles and cars down by up to 50 percent, dealers say

Kathmandu, Aug. 31 -- In 2014, Bikash Oli bought his first motorcycle-a Bajaj Pulsar 150. For Oli, then an undergraduate student, the motorcycle became his primary mode of transportation. When Oli gr... Read More


Old age homes on high alert to prevent coronavirus spread

Kathmandu, Aug. 26 -- A walk to the Matatirtha temple was the highlight of the day for the residents of Matatirtha Old Age Home. They would also enjoy the interactions with volunteers that came to tal... Read More


Schools can't pay teacher salaries as they are not allowed to collect fees

Kathmandu, Aug. 20 -- On March 19, when the government announced the closure of schools to curb the spread of Covid-19, Akash (name changed), a mathematics teacher at a private school in Kathmandu, wa... Read More


Bike sellers struggle to fulfil swelling demand amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- Demand for bikes is so high that Himalayan Single Track-a Thamel-based mountain bike company that organises mountain bike tours and also sells and services bicycles-has already r... Read More


Nepal's battered mountaineering tourism's autumn hopes are fading fast amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- On February 20, when Pasang Tendi Sherpa landed in Nepal, he had just wrapped up a two-month-long climbing expedition on Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. The next mountain on his li... Read More


Stuck at home after losing job to pandemic, Nepali migrants from districts where monsoon has wreaked havoc face a difficult road to recovery

Kathmandu, Aug. 6 -- For the past three weeks, the only thing that has been on Hom Bahadur Thapa's mind is a massive boulder sitting on a sloping hill, roughly 100 metres above his house. The boulder ... Read More


Nepal-made clothing brands were enjoying a great run and then the pandemic hit

Kathmandu, July 31 -- When news of coronavirus first started appearing in early 2020, Sonam Dolkar Nepali, chief operating officer of Sonam Gears-a made-in-Nepal clothing brand, had no inkling that th... Read More