KATHMANDU, Feb 4: A board meeting of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) held on Wednesday has agreed on mediation on a court case filed by its chairman Suresh Basnet, allowing Basnet to remains as chair.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 1: More than 200 laborers and technicians from Nepal’s southern and more western districts of Banke and Jajarkot have flooded into quake-hit districts to rebuild houses. Some of those laborers interviewed in Sindhupalchowk report that they earn more in Nepal than they would working in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
SINDHULI, Jan 31: When he received the first installment of the reconstruction grant in September, Jhamka Bahadur Thapa planned on moving into a new, warm house before winter arrived. He, his wife, and four-year-old daughter have been living in a makeshift shelter of corrugated metal sheets since the April 2015 earthquake.
His daughter often sneezes from frequent colds, made worse by the damp that seeps through the roof and soaks all their belongings.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday directed the government to restrict Ncell from introducing its 4G wireless internet service without first clearing the capital gains tax (CGT) on a share transaction worth Rs 143 billion.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Ministry of Irrigation is preparing to transfer the budget allocated for Bheri Babai Diversion Multi Purpose Project to fund petty projects in election constituencies of home and irrigation ministers in Dhanusha and Dang, respectively, officials privy to the issue say.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested 12 employees of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) including two retired officers on the charge of tampering electricity meters at factories and businesses and issuing lower electricity bills in exchange for kickbacks. The arrested are meter readers and technicians and they were found tampering electricity meters of big electricity consumers.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A Chinese private firm has bagged two major contracts to build hydropower plants in Nepal. This is the first time that a private Chinese firm has entered into the Nepali hydropower sector, according to government officials and the company which hired the firm.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The government has so far spent Rs 30.93 billion to bring water from the Melamchi water to the Kathmandu Valley and plans to spend Rs 30 billion more on it by 2020. The additional amount includes the laying of pipeline for the distribution system.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has been able to spend less than 20 percent of the Rs 55.96 billion allocated for building roads and bridges in the first five months of the current fiscal year. But the minister for physical infrastructure and transport, Ramesh Lekhak, does not appear serious about expediting the roads and bridges projects, instead, he is busy making trips to lay foundations stones for roads and bridges in different districts, mostly in the tarai.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma endorsed directives at midday Wednesday, opening license applications for over 150 hydropower projects in 'government reserves'. But the information had already been leaked to some hydropower developers, it has come to light.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Pipelines being laid down in the Kathmandu Valley to distribute water from Melamchi to consumers may be vulnerable to earthquakes of intensity greater than that of 2015 quakes, a report shows.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Among the five development regions in the country, the central development region is the largest royalty recipient from the hydroelectricity projects in last six years, the royalty distribution database at the Department of Electricity Development shows.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government has decided to pay price of electricity to a foreign developer, even if Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) fails to do so, giving preferential treatment to projects with foreign direct investment.