January 15, 2018| Rudra Pangeni

Contractors, officials collude to steal Rs 8-14 billion
Contractors, officials collude to steal Rs 8-14 billion

In Nepal, half a dozen contractors exercise monopoly over construction contracts. The cartel holds sway over entire construction administration and political sector. They huddle together...
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December 26, 2017| Bishnu Prasad Aryal

Some drugs supplied by govt, pvt sector are substandard: NHRC
Some drugs supplied by govt, pvt sector are substandard: NHRC

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Life-saving drugs supplied to the health facilities and to the market by both the government and the private sector have been found...
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December 25, 2017| Rudra Pangeni

Contractors, suppliers paid Rs 20 billion in bribes last year
Contractors, suppliers paid Rs 20 billion in bribes last year

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: In the last fiscal year 2016/17, the government spent Rs 204 billion in capital expenditure injected in infrastructure projects, purchasing machinery and...
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December 22, 2017| Bhadra Sharma

Dalit presence in Parliament still seen as tokenism
Dalit presence in Parliament still seen as tokenism

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: When the Nepali Congress (NC) proposed Nripa Oda as the party’s mayoral candidate in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City last summer, a section of leaders...
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December 21, 2017| SURENDRA PAUDEL

Govt expedites process to buy two army choppers
Govt expedites process to buy two army choppers

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Less than a month after the Ministry of Finance (MoF) released a budget for procuring a helicopter and a cargo aircraft, Nepal...
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November 15, 2017| Rudra Pangeni

Projects worth Rs 10 b in limbo as contractors hijack parties
Projects worth Rs 10 b in limbo as contractors hijack parties

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Among thousands of candidates vying for public offices in the upcoming elections are dozens of contractors who have won bids to build...
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November 7, 2017| Rajan Shah

Govt plans to close thriving cricket ground to build quarters
Govt plans to close thriving cricket ground to build quarters

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: People were in awe when Karan KC delivered one of the most brilliant displays of fast bowling in recent memory against Hong Kong...
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