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Dilip Poudel

Fewer fuel trucks compounding flight delays at TIA

April 4, 2018 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Limited aircraft refuelers at Tribhuwan International Airport is one of the reasons behind flight delays at the only international airport in the country.

Farmers at receiving end as govt drags feet on sugarcane price

March 7, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The government has not yet fixed the minimum support price for sugarcane although the crushing season is nearing conclusion.

Petro-products to cost more from Thursday midnight

February 1, 2018 20:52 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petroleum products on Thursday citing the rise in the price of crude oil in the international market.

NOC allocates Rs 770m bonus, decides not to distribute it

January 25, 2018 09:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state-run oil monopoly of the country, has allocated Rs 770 million as bonuses and other incentives for its staff.

Gas plants operating against government standards

December 24, 2017 07:40 AM

Regulatory authorities in blame game against each other

Progress of road projects dismal in first four months

December 5, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: At a time different candidates have been promising to build roads, among other things, to attract voters, progress in road construction, however, has remained very poor.

NOC collects Rs 13b for Budhi Gandaki project from consumers

November 21, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has collected Rs 13 billion from consumers for the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project in the past 16 months.

CIAA begins probe into NOC land deal

November 2, 2017 07:12 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has started field study regarding the issue of irregularities in buying land plots for setting up fuel storage facilities by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in four districts.

NOC hikes price of petroleum products

November 1, 2017 21:03 PM

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petrol, diesel and kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Wednesday citing rise of price of the crude oil in the international market.

NOC's Gopal Khadka transferred to ministry

October 31, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Ministry of Supplies has transferred Gopal Khadka, executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), to the ministry for fear that he may cause further losses to the NOC if allowed to work there.

Proposal to sack NOC’s Khadka to be tabled in cabinet today

September 18, 2017 07:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A proposal to sack Gopal Khadka, the controversial managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), is set to be tabled in the cabinet meeting on Monday. Khadka faces charges of financial embezzlement in the purchase of land plots to build storage facilities for NOC in various parts of the country.

Leaders meddled in House panel to clear NOC chief: Lawmakers

September 12, 2017 04:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has failed to take a decision as per the recommendations of the panel formed to probe  embezzlement of millions in buying land for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), and this despite the fact that most of the committee members clearly stood for recommending  legal action against the officials involved.

House panel finds NOC paid thrice the price received by landowners

September 7, 2017 08:19 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: A parliamentary panel has prepared a report concluding that there was embezzlement by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in its land purchase deal in which it paid out triple the  amount that the land owners received.

Minister ‘yet to learn about PAC decision’ on NOC scam

September 4, 2017 07:09 AM

KATHMANDU, September 4: Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal has said he has not yet officially received information about the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) conclusion that there had been massive irregularities in the land procurement process at Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

Lawmaker probing NOC land buy scam feels security threat

September 2, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: A lawmaker involved in probing corruption  in the procurement of land by state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has complained of security threat.

Supplies ministry reluctant to investigate NOC land scam

August 31, 2017 06:47 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 30 :The Ministry of Supplies (MoS) appears to be reluctant to initiate investigation into the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC)’s land purchase scam despite separate calls from the Prime Minister’s Office and two parliamentary committees to probe into the multi-billion deal.

Minister Mandal defends the controversial land purchase deal

August 31, 2017 01:32 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Ministry of Supplies (MoS) appears to be reluctant to initiate investigation into the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC)'s land purchase scam despite separate calls from the Prime Minister's Office and two parliamentary committees to probe into the multi-billion deal.

Former supplies minister ‘involved’ in NOC land scam

August 30, 2017 07:11 AM

KATHMANDU, August 30: Lawmakers have claimed that they have found the involvement of former supplies minister Deepak Bohara and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Executive Director Gopal Khadka in the controversial land purchase for setting up fuel storage facilities in various districts.

‘NOC brass pockets Rs 30 million from fuel transporters’

August 23, 2017 12:31 PM

KATHMANDU, August 23: Senior officials at Nepal Oil Corporation receive commissions in the tune of Rs 30 million annually from petroleum product transporters. Transporters are compelled to pay a portion of the amounts they receive from NOC for their services, NOC sources said.

Why is no one taking action against Khadka?

August 23, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, August 23: Executive Director of Nepal Oil Corporation, Gopal Khadka faces several accusations. The latest of such accusations is his involvement in the Rs 670 million land deal scam. But nobody has dared to take any action against him.