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  • NAC Airbus procurement: CIAA looking for clues of corruption

    NAC’s second wide body aircraft getting a cannon salute at Tribhuvan International Airport.Kathmandu, October 3 Nepal’s anti-corruption watchdog CIAA says it is investigating the NAC’s Airbus procurement deal after allegations of corruption surfaced. CIAA chief Nabin Kumar Ghimire told Parliament’s State Affairs and Good Governance Committee that an investigation was launched after the Auditor General’s Office raised questions of the two aircraft’s price tag, the procedures adopted during the bidding and the load capacity of the two planes. “We...

    Parliamentary committee directs to begin work on Nijgadh International Airport

    Kathmandu, Oct 03: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to begin work on Nijgadh International Airport. In a meeting of National Concern and Coordination Committee of parliament held on Monday directed the ministry to start construction work immediately by addressing the issues related to the airport raised by publics. The airport project is on the headlines these days with environment experts and general public questioning the rationale of building airport by clearing valuable forest and destroying habitat of...

    Kathmandu Police prepares special security plan for Dashain

    KATHMANDU, NEPAL, KATHMANDU, NP, NEPAL – 2016/10/29: Nepal police officer along with their dogs after performing puja during the Kukur Tihar, a dog festival. Tihar is a Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal for 5 days. Nepalese people worship dog, feed delicious food on second day of tihar. Dog is a trustworthy guard of human being. Tihar mark as the festival of lights, as people decorates their resident by using various flower garlands, oil lamps and colorful light bulbs. (Photo...

    Effort to revive greenery in Kathmandu

    When Kathmandu hosted the fourth BIMSTEC Summit last month, empty spaces of the city turned into gardens. But the places got their original form back after a week. This, however, is not a concern for normal Kathmanduites. But, for artist Milan Rai, the withering of plants after the conclusion of such events is a matter of dismay. “When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu in May this year, I posted a live video on my Facebook from Tinkune,...

    Traders hike price of flour and oil in the run-up to Dashain festival

    Kathmandu, September 26 As Nepalis are waiting for their biggest festival of Dashain, traders have hiked the price of daily consumables including flour an cooking oil. Retailers say the prices have skyrocketed in past 10 days. For example, a kilo of refined wheat flour would cost Rs 45 around 10 days ago, now it costs Rs 55. Likewise, the price of non-refined wheat flour has increased by Rs 10 to reach Rs 50. A litre of soyabean oil costs...

    Nepali town turns to the past for solutions to current water crisis

    Kathmandu,Sept 25: Experts hope that reviving an ancient water system of canals, ponds and rainwater harvesting can help Bhaktapur resolve its water shortages and better cope with floods in the crowded Kathmandu valley On a Saturday afternoon in Bhaktapur, once one of the three historical kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Sita Laxmi Kilambu and her neighbours are not at home enjoying their weekend brunch. Instead, they are donating their sweat to a cause that they hold dear—revitalising a near-dead...

    Taste ‘authentic’ burgers in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,Sept 24:Kathmandu is a city where you get all types of food. But there are a few items that restaurants have not perfected yet. One such food item is the burger. Even though it is available at almost all restaurants, there are only a few that serve good and tasty ones. Handmade Burger Restaurant in Kupondol of Lalitpur is one such place that specialises in burgers. Opened this July, the restaurant serves a variety of burgers. The restaurant’s name...

    Country still needs Rs 600 billion for reconstruction

    File: Post-earthquake reconstruction works Kathmandu,Sept 17: Nepal still needs Rs 600 billion more in order to complete the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction works, Rajdhani reports in a three column story. The report quotes National Reconstruction Authority’s CEO Sushil Gyewali to inform that the Authority is taking initiatives to collect the money from international donors as many of them are yet to implement the promises they made on different occasions.

    PM wants INGOs to concentrate efforts on economic growth

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli receives the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Martin Junge at his office on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Photo: LWF Kathmandu, September 17 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says international non-government agencies working in Nepal should concentrate their efforts on economic growth of most marginalised people in the society. Receiving the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Martin Junge at his office on Sunday, the Prime Minister said the support provided by INGOs should help them...

    A Division League to commence on September 29 after a gap of five years

    Kathmandu, September 16 Nepal’s football governing body, All Nepal Football Association, says it is organising the Martyrs’ Memorial A Division League from September 29. This is the first A Division League tournament of domestic football in past five years. The tournament could not be held in last four years owing to internal disputes in ANFA. Organising a press conference in Kathmandu, ANFA General Secretary Indra Man Tuladhar announced the date. According to him, the winning team will get a...

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