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Rudra Pangeni

He is senior reporter with Republica and reports on economy, infrastructure, industry, trade, agriculture etc

Haze forces domestic flight delays, cancellations

April 15, 2017 08:35 AM

KATHMANDU, April 15: Delays and cancellations of domestic flights have lately become routine events at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), thanks to poor visibility due to increased levels of fine dust particles in the air, and a surge in air traffic.

Taxmen defining tablet PCs as mobile sets, refunding VAT: OAG

April 14, 2017 00:35 AM

KATHMANDU, April 14: Tablet personal computers (PCs) are different from smartphones. But tax officials have defined tablet PCs as smartphones and given value added tax (VAT) reimbursement to importers. “

Finance Ministry most indisciplined with Rs 39b arrears, says audit report

April 13, 2017 02:23 AM

KATHMANDU, April 12: Failure to recover capital gains tax (CGT) from telecom operator Ncell has put Ministry of Finance (MoF) at the top of the list of government agencies in terms of financial indiscipline in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

‘Six days left for collecting Ncell capital gains tax’

April 10, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 9: Only six days remain for the government to collect capital gains tax (CGT) from the Ncell share purchase deal, according to a commitment made by the finance secretary and other officials under his ministry on January 15.

NAC inks largest ever deal to buy two jets

April 8, 2017 07:58 AM

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal’s aviation history.

Nepal Airlines inks largest ever deal to buy two jets

April 7, 2017 18:49 PM

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal's aviation history.

Ministers to learn from Malaysian experience in project management

April 7, 2017 03:33 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: All the ministers, ministers of state, planners and few lawmakers will gather at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on Sunday to learn from Malaysian experience in handling development projects.

Expressway project to be awarded to Nepal Army

April 6, 2017 10:41 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak has said that he would soon table a proposal in the cabinet meeting to award the Kathmandu Tarai Expressway Project to the Nepal Army (NA).

Govt brings back environment fee lifted by K P Oli govt

April 4, 2017 09:27 AM

KATHMANDU, April  4: A one percent fee that was being charged separately for environment services for hydropower project companies lifted by the previous government led by K P Sharma Oli using a cabinet policy decision has been brought back by the current government.

Democracy becomes much dearer

April 3, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 2: The upcoming election is going to be about twice as costly as that of 17 years ago, even after adjusting for inflation. Government data shows that spending for the parliamentary election in 1999 was Rs 2.75 billion while the estimated spending for the upcoming local election is projected at Rs 20 billion. Adjusting Rs 2.75 billion for an average annual inflation rate of 8 percent over 17 years would result in a figure of around Rs 10 billion.

Zimbabwe wants to learn remittances management from Nepal

March 28, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: A visiting Zimbabwean minister has said that African country wants to learn from Nepal to organize remittances inflow to improve its GDP.

Rs 5.05 billion distributed to woo voters

March 25, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has distributed a total of Rs 5.05 billion to finance different projects in order to woo voters ahead of upcoming election for local bodies.

Preparatory work of Upper Arun begins

March 24, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Preparatory work to build Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project has begun.

Work on Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport to resume next week

March 22, 2017 09:36 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22: Work on Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport is resuming from next week.

Women outpace men in self-employment in 18 districts

March 9, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 9: Women have outpaced men in 18 districts in terms of self-employment.

Bill to regulate electricity prices approved by cabinet

March 2, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 2: The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill 2017, paving way for the tabling of the much awaited bill in the parliament for approval.

PAC directs government to build fast track by 2020/21

February 28, 2017 13:37 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Public Account Committee in the Parliament directed the government to start working on the Kathmandu-Trarai Fast Track Project so as to finish it in less than 5 years time.

Electricity imports up by 23 percent

February 27, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Electricity imports increased by 23 percent to 785 million units over the first half of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

ToD meters of NEA's large consumers not monitored for months

February 22, 2017 10:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: It has been revealed that Time of Day (ToD) meters installed in big industries are not monitored regularly. Similarly, energy consumption data is not downloaded from these meters and analyzed as required by the law.

Melamchi water will put pressure on Kathmandu's sewage system

February 21, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Melamchi water is expected to come to Kathmandu Valley this October. But the government has not made any concrete plan for proper management of surge in wastewater in the Valley.