Government to install RFID technology at Kathmandu entry points

Kathmandu, November 20 In a bid to help police arrest people involved in various criminal incidents, the Department of Transport Management is planning to install radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology at major entry points of Kathmandu Valley. The new system will enable officials to track movement of vehicles after reading the radio-frequency information kept on their embossed number plates, informs DoTM spokesperson Tokraj Pandey. It means the system works only when the vehicles have embossed number plates. The government has...

West Seti Paperwork Moves Forward

Nov 17:Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and China Three Gorges Corporation signed an agreement to establish a JV, West Setu Hydro Power Company, to construct the 750 MW West Seti hydropower project. Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says the agreement was signed five years behind schedule. The paper reports that the NEA will have 25 per cent stake in the company and the rest will go to Three Gorges. The report says that Three Gorges has agreed to give...

Electric vehicles on parties’ priority list

Nov 21-Karobar says political parties have accorded a high priority to development and promotion of electric vehicles in the country in manifestoes they have prepared for upcoming elections. The joint manifesto of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre reads that they will allow e-vehicles only to play Kathmandu roads within next three years. Likewise, the Nepali Congress has said it will replace ‘pollution-causing’ vehicles as soon as possible. Experts, however, have said the plans look very good; but what matters more is...

Grant programme of TEVT capacity support project begins

Pokhara, Nov 9 (RSS): The Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) capacity support project’s regional grant programme has begun. The British Council is operating the project funded by the European Union for the improvement of technical education and vocational training sector in the country. A programme was organized on Wednesday to inform the stakeholders on the objective, process, criteria and requirements of the grant and impart knowledge to the potential grant applicants on primary application and submission procedures. At...

‘Kathmandu Metro’ app launched

Kathmandu, Nov 7 (RSS): The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched the ‘Kathmandu Metro’ app in a bid to promote transparency of information through the use of information technology and getting closer to the Kathmandu denizens. KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya launched the apps at a programme on Monday. Addressing the function, mayor Shakya expressed the hope that the apps would play a significant role in disseminating the development works carried out by the metropolis to the people quickly and...

NTC’s mobile phone service halted in Khotang for one month

Khotang, Nov 5 (RSS): Nepal Telecom’s mobile phone service has come to a halt in southern and northern part of the district for the past one month as the tower of Namaste and Sky phone has broken down, the locals said. The malfunctioning of a battery installed in a repeater at Chisapani in Jantedhunga rural municipality has caused disruption in the service, said an NTC official. The areas that have faced a halt in phone service include Kahule, Chipring,...

Int’l conference on cancer kicks off, Live operation taking place

Chitwan, Nov 2 (RSS): An international conference on cancer has begun in Chitwan from today. The SAARC Federation of Oncologist Nepal has organised the conference where specialists from different countries of the world have been participating, said secretary of the Organising Committee Dr Umesh Nepal. Dr Nepal said that a ‘live operation’ was now taking place in the conference started from 10:00 am. Experts have been studying and watching the live operation at the conference hall of the Cancer...

Torch light distributed to ward off wild elephants

Kanchanpur, Nov 1 (RSS): The Laljhadi rural municipality has distributed torch lights to the local residents in order to help minimize the damage caused by herds of wild elephants coming from across the border. The municipality has invested Rs. 61,000 to purchase 60 units of torch lights to scare off the wild elephants that inflict damage to human life and property, including crops and vegetation. “Torch lights have been distributed to residents of ward no. 1 to 6 considering...

Some 60 percent fund in impoverished citizen treatment fund goes to kidney patients

Kathmandu, Oct 25 (RSS): Of the total budget that the government allocates every year to provide monetary assistance for the treatment of eight types of chronic diseases, some 60 per cent is being spent for kidney-related diseases. Heart, kidney, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, head injury, spinal injury and sickle cell anemia patients get monetary assistance Rs 100 thousands from the government for treatment. According to the Management Division at the Department of Health Services, dialysis service for kidney patients is...

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.

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