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  • Contractors failing to complete assignments on time should pay the price: Kul Man Ghising

    Kathmandu,May 20: Nepal Electricity Authority Managing Director Kul Man Ghising says contractors who fail to complete their transmission line assignments on time should pay a penalty to the Authority for the unforeseen delay incurs a huge loss to the government-owned utility. When contractors responsible to construct transmission lines fail to do their job on time, electricity produced from hydropower projects cannot be used properly; and the Authority has to pay a penalty to project promoters in this case. Now...

    Apex Bank embezzlement: 148 persons face banking offence case

      Kathmandu, May 20: Prosecutors have filed a case against as many as 148 people for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of more than Rs 1.50 billion from Apex Development Bank while it merged with Nepal Commerce and Credit Bank. The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police submitted the recorded statements of the suspects at the Lalitpur District Attorney Office. The Office then filed the case at the District Court. Of the defendants, 127 are still on the run. The...

    Province 3 Infrastructure Minister vows to make all streets dust-free

    Kathmandu, May 20: In a bid to provide a sigh of relief to the public from everyday dust and pollution, the government of Province 3 has put forth a proposal to make streets here pollution-free. Provincial Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development, Keshav Sthapit, has proposed the plan and the provincial government is preparing to sign an agreement with an American company for the same. According to the Ministry, the government is in contact with Steadfast to use an eco-friendly...

    Tenth grader found hanging in hostel

    Kathmandu,May 20:  A student was found dead this morning at a school in Janakpur Sub Metropolitan City. 16 – year –old, Dhirendra Sah, was found hanging at Mithila Montessori Boarding School at Bhanuchowk of Janakpur, police said. The tenth grader, son of Rup Narayan Sah of Kuwarampur in Janakpur Sub Metropolis – 15, had been living in a hostel. He was found hanging on a noose tied to grill at the hostel at night by his friends who immediately...

    3rd Edition of TAAN International Langtang Marathon Kicked off

    Kathmandu, May 20:  TAAN organized 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon 2018 in Langtang region on May 19 with the slogan “Adventure Sports for Sustainable Tourism”. The event successfully disseminated the message that Nepal is one of the international destination for sports and sporting events. The marathon has helped to promote Nepal with Langtang in particular as one of the major destinations for adventure tourism among both international and national tourists through mass media. In the Chairmanship of TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal, the...

    Madheshi lawmakers complain of difficulties in obtaining citizenship

    File: A meeting of House of Representatives Kathmandu, May 18:  Lawmakers representing the Terai-Madhesh region have complained that chief district officers are depriving children of those who received citizenship by birth in 2006-07 of their right to obtain citizenship. Owing to multiple complaints by Madhesh-centric parties, the government in 2006-07 had distributed citizenship certificates to thousands of people at once. Now, their children are facing difficulties in obtaining their citizenship, according to lawmakers. Speaking at the House of Representatives...

    Bishwa Prakash Sharma: Nepali Congress will be ‘good opposition’ after communist merger

    Kathmandu, May 18: Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma says the party does not believe that opposition parties have to resort to agitation and strikes. As the two ruling parties recently merged into one, Sharma clarified that his party would continue to be a ‘good opposition’ despite the challenge it faced with the unification. He argued that the unification between the two large communist forces would strengthen democracy, and that his party viewed the unification in the same light....

    Govt to reuse old traffic lights in Kathmandu Valley

      Kathmandu, May 18:  After successfully testing the operation of old traffic lights in Naya Baneshwor and Maharajgunj, the Department of Roads has said that it will soon repair old traffic lights and install them at various other junctions of the Kathmandu Valley. The Department has already concluded a study for the reuse. Earlier, the Department had tried to install an ‘intelligent traffic control system’ with the financial and technical support from Asian Development Bank. The attempts, however, failed....

    Unification between communist parties also a message for democratic parties

    Kathmandu, May 18:  The unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have been lauded as heralding a new message for the democratic parties. The individuals from different quarters of the society have called the unification a significant step forward for Nepal’s political stability and development. Former Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Ananda Raj Mulmi – who believes that high number of political parties has a direct impact on Nepal’s political stability and prosperity –...

    IOM donates bus to school

    Kathmandu, May 18:  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has donated a bus for the Himalaya Secondary School based at Damak – 1 of Jhapa. The bus was handed over to facilitate the travel of students coming from far-flung areas to study in the school which has gained a reputation of being one of the best in the country. The school said IOM – which has been engaged in Bhutanese refugees’ resettlement in the third country – donated the...

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