Nepal govt preparing stricter law to curb cyber crime

Kathmandu, January 17 The government of Nepal is preparing a new cyber law in a bid to control potential misuse of social media. The new law will have stricter provisions for punishment in relation to cases of crimes committed through social media. The law will also apply to online news portals. If anyone is found to have disseminated fake news on the internet, they will also be booked. Depending on the nature of offence, the offenders can be fined...

Paragliding tested successfully

Bejhad,Jan 15– Paragliding has been successfully undertaken at Rampur of Palpa district. Its successful test was done on Monday at Rampur Municipality-7, Bahundanda which has abundant opportunity for paragliding. Some 16 paragliding flights took off from Rampur Municipality-7, Bahundanda and Losdi of Purbakhola Rural Municipality-1, Siluwa.  The first paragliding initiated from Bahundanda was landed at Kisanbari sports ground. Test operation of paragliding was carried out under the leadership of Sanubabu Sunuwar – who was successful in keeping his name in...

House panel finds minister guilty in wide body purchase

Kathmandu,Jan 02:The subpanel of the Public Accounts Committee has recommended action against Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, his predecessors Jitendra Narayan Dev and Jeevan Bahadur Shahi for their involvement in irregularities in the purchase of two aircraft for the National Airlines Corporation. Likewise, it has sought the suspension of 38 government officials involved in the anomalies, according to the Nayapatrikareport. It adds that there was corruption of Rs 4.34 billion in the deal as concluded by...

Cyberattack hits US newspaper distribution

Kathmandu,Dec 30: A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co (TPCO.O) such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. The cyber attack appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. The attack led to distribution delays in the Saturday edition of The Times, Tribune, Sun and other...

Apex court orders Fewa banks cleared within six months

Kathmandu,Nov 23:The Supreme Court has ordered the government to remove within six months all structure build within 65m from the banks of the Fewa in Pokhara. The Himalayan Times says that the court has also ordered the government to build check dam within three years on the Harpan river and other rivers that flow into the lake. Republica reports that with the publication of the full text of the apex court ruling over a writ petition filed by advocated Khagendra Subedi on January 24,...

NAC lends planes without competition

Kathmandu,Oct 09:The country’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, has been found lending its aeroplanes to private companies without competition, Nagarik reports in a snippet. Newly appointed Executive Chairman of Madan Kharel has lent the aircraft to travel agencies for chartered flights at a cheap rate, the report claims.

Nepal-China Energy Meet To Kick Off In Kathmandu

Kathmandu,Sept 28:Karobar reports that a key meeting of energy sector officials from China and Nepal is taking place in Kathmandu on Friday. The report says that the five-day meeting will discuss energy demand and supply projections in both the countries. According to the paper, discussions will also be held on the possibility of building cross-border power lines and hydels such as Nalgadh, Naumure, Sun Koshi 2 and 3, Tamore, Fukot and Karnali.

Nepalis establish bank in US

A group of Nepalis currently living and working in the United States have established a ‘community bank’ named Everest Federal Credit Union last month and the bank is authorised to extend its service to all states of the country, Annapurna Post reports in its anchor story. The bank plans to open at least 10 branches within next five years.

Taxi is costlier than aeroplane

Kathmandu,Sept 06:Kantipur reports in its lead story that per kilometre fare of taxi in Kathmandu Valley is more than the fare of an aeroplane. Lawmaker Bharat Kumar Shah during a meeting of the House of Representatives raised his concern over the high taxi fare, claiming people are being cheated by the cabbies. Shah also presented statistics to support his claim.

China interested to buy Nepali electricity

Kathmandu,Sept 03:Karobar reports in a two column story that China has expressed its interest to buy electricity upto 1,000 megawatt from Nepal every rainy season. During a bilateral meeting held recently, the Chinese side expressed the interest to buy power regularly, the report claims quoting Komal Aatreya, who had led the Nepali delegation.

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