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  • Cost of Bhairahawa airport up by 335 per cent

     Nov 7:Karobar reports that the government had set aside Rs 8 billion for the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport, but the project is expected to overshoot its budget by a whopping 335 per cent. The report says that although a big plot of land is required for the new airport, the government has not acquired necessary land for the purpose. The price of land in the area has shot up due to the development of the airport, and the...

    Checkpoints With India ‘Sensitive’

    Nov 3:Karobar reports that Ministry of Home Affairs has classified over six dozen border crossings with India as ‘sensitive’. According to the report, illegal weapons seized from different parts of Kathmandu in the past few weeks have been traced to India. The report quotes a home ministry official to say that police presence has been stepped up along the border in the wake of the threats.

    Three killed in motorcycle accident in Tanahu

    Damauli, Nov 2 (RSS): Three persons died when a motorcycle knocked down a pedestrian and overturned at Eklephaant in Aanbhukhairini rural municipality-2 in Tanahu along the Dumre-Muglin road section on Wednesday evening. The deceased were identified as Nikesh Singh, 20, and Sabin Adhikari of Kailashpur in Bhaktapur district and Nanumaya Rana, 60, of Chayngling, Palungtar Municipality-1 in Gorkha district, according to the District Police Office, Tanahu. Among the deceased, two were riding on a motorcycle and another was the...

    EV Charging Station To Be Set Up In Kathmandu

    Kanchanpur, Oct 24:Gorkhapatra says the Nepal Electricity Authority is preparing to set up EV charging station at his head office in Kathmandu. The paper says that such charging stations will be established in different parts of the city and taken outside of the valley as well.

    Rs 300 million ‘stolen’ from NIC Asia Bank during Tihar vacation

    Nepal Samacharpatra and The Kathmandu Post have reported today that around Rs 300 million with the NIC Asia Bank was stolen during the Tihar vacation as unidentified cyber criminals hacked the SWIFT system. Whereas The Kathmandu Post report does not specify the amount, Nepal Samacharpatra says the bank officials found that the bank’s balance was reduced by Rs 300 million from the day of Laxmi Puja (Thursday) to Sunday. The Kathmandu Post says the central bank of the country has confirmed the reported cyber theft and quotes...

    Man arrested on rape charge

    Bhojpur, Oct 18 (RSS): A man was arrested on rape charges from the district on Tuesday. Dipak Kumar Rai, 21, of Aamchowk rural municipality-3 has been accused of raping a 17 year-old neighbour a few days ago. The police acted on the complaint filed by the rape survovor’s family. Investigations were on, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Dipendra Panjiyar.

    28 injured in road mishap

    Nawalparasi, Oct 14 (RSS): As many as 28 passengers were injured when a vehicle met with an accident at Binayi Triveni rural municipality of Nawalpur district along the East-West Highway. The Nepalgunj bound bus (Na 5 Kha 3964) from Kathmandu fell down 30 metres off the road nearby Biswokarmababa Temple at Binayitriveni rural municipality-2, Ghewkhola. According to the Area Police Office, Dumkibas, all the injured are at moderate risk. The injured are being treated at Bharatpur in Chitwan.

    Hydro Projects Damaged By Quake Await Reconstruction

    Kathmandu,Oct 6-Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says that most of hydropower projects in Sindhupalchowk district damaged in the 2015 quakes have not been fully repaired.  According to the report, this has left 72 MW of installed capacity unutilised in the district.

    Government acquires Bishal Bazar shares worth Rs 4 billion 7 years after court verdict

    Kathmandu, October 4 The government has finally acquired shares of Bishal Bazar Company Limited, worth Rs 3.96 billion, after the company started implementing an order of Supreme Court regarding the share dispute. The company’s Board of Directors last month decided to implement the order delivered around seven years ago. Chairman of the Board Lawa Raj Joshi says a letter has already been sent to the Office of Company Registrar to transfer the ownership of shares and memorandum of association...

    Myagdi’s historic Mallaj Kot temple rebuilt

    Babiyachaur (Myagdi), Oct 2(RSS): Reconstruction of the historic Mallaj Kot Temple based in Jaljala Rural Municipality-3, Myagdi has been carried out while the construction of additional new infrastructures at the site has neared the completion. The temple of Hindu Goddess Bhagawati is believed to have been built some 500 years ago when there were 22/24 principalities in the country. It has abundant potentiality of being developed into a religious tourist destination, locals said. Locals realised the need of its...

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