The private sector internet service providers on Friday slammed the Nepal Electricity Authority’s (NEA) proposed hike in rental charges of utility poles, stating that the move will raise the cost of fixed broadband service by more than 50 percent.
With the temperature starting to inch upwards, clothing stores in the Kathmandu Valley have started introducing a range of new summer apparel in the market. And shoppers are thronging shopping centres in hopes of buying new apparel to stay and look cool.
Load-shedding has become history, and people now have no qualms about splurging on electrical home appliances like refrigerators, electric fans, air conditioners and coolers, and demand has taken off accordingly, traders said.
Imports of wooden furniture between mid-July and mid-April soared 45 percent year-on-year, a trend traders attributed to Nepali buyers turning to foreign products for their elegant looks and fine workmanship.