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  • Kathmandu city to launch free wifi service at heritage sites

    Kathmandu, April 1 Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will launch the free wifi service at various heritage sites of Kathmandu including Hanumandhoka Durba Square, Pashupatinath area, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balaju and Shankhapark. The KMC and internet service provider WorldLink signed an agreement to launch the service today. KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and the company’s director Bijaya Kumar Jalan signed the contract. The company will provide free wifi service on its own expenses within next two months now....

    Kathmandu’s analogue TV channels shut down

    Kathmandu,March 29:The government, after repeated efforts, has finally switched off all analogue television channels operating in the Kathmandu Valley and it is planning to shut down such channels in other parts of the country too. The report says it is a part of enforcing digital cable television broadcasting system in the country.

    Govt preparing to scrap Department of Drug Administration

    Kathmandu,March 5:Naya Patrika says that government is preparing to scrap the Department of Drug Administration as it has been hit by a manpower crunch. Citing sources, the paper says that the government is preparing to form a sub-unit under the Department of Health Services to replace the DDA.

    4.6 magnitude aftershock in Dolakha

    Kathmandu, March 2 (RSS): The National Seismological Center (NSC) at the Department of Mines and Geology today recorded a 4.6 magnitude aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake of April 25, 2015. The epicenter of the aftershock was Shyama, near Jiri. Earlier on February 27, aftershock measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded at the same place. Chief at the Centre, Lok Bijaya Adhikari, said that a total of 491 aftershocks measuring above 4 on the Richter scale have been...

    Lalbabu Pandit fines Soaltee, Dwarika’s for flouting environment protection rule

    Kathmandu, February 25 The government has decided to fine some big hotels of the capital Rs 100,000 each for providing services without conducting the environmental impact assessment. New Environment Minister Lalbabu Pandit has hinted that he will become quite strict in implementation of set standards for mitigating environmental hazards. The hotels booked for the offence include Ravibhawan-based five-star Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza and Battisputali-based Dwarika’s Hotel. Likewise, Thamel-based Kathmandu Guest House and Ravibhawan-based City Hotel have also been fined....

    Left govt may operate medical colleges through government hospitals

    Kathmandu, February 18 The new left government may operate medical colleges on its own, through government hospitals, so as to provide medical education to students at an affordable cost. A task force formed by the Party Unification Coordination Committee involving leaders from the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre has drafted plans and programmes that the new government should bring forward in order to implement the joint election manifesto of two parties. The panel led by UML Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam...

    PM to inaugurate Chameliya Hydropower Project on February 10

    Darchula, Feb 7 (RSS): Chameliya Hydroelectricity Project, a project of national pride based at Balach, Shailya Shikhar Municipality-1 of the district is to be formally inaugurated on February 10. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to inaugurate the project on February 10, Project chief Ajaya Dahal said. The 30-Megawatt-capacity project is constructed at a cost of Rs 16 billion with government investment. The PM will be accompanied by Minister for Energy Kamal Thapa for the inauguration. The Ministry...

    Traffic lights to be installed in three places of Lalitpur

    Lalitpur, Feb 6: Preparation is underway to install traffic lights in three places of Lalitpur district. Earlier, there was not a single traffic light in the entire Lalitpur district, shared Metropolis Traffic Police Lalitpur Chief Sitaram Hachhethu. As per the plan, the traffic lights are to be set up in front of Alka Hospital and Minister Quarter Pulchowk and at Kandevtasthan, Kupandole. The traffic light installation is to be carried out in collaboration with the Lalitpur Metropolis. He said...

    It is now ‘illegal’ for minors to use mobile phone in this Siraha town

    Lahan, February 2 Local representatives of three wards in Kalyanpur Municipality in Siraha district say it will now be ‘illegal’ for minors to use mobile phones or ride motorbikes. Representatives of Wards 4,5 and 6 say they have also banned locals from playing Bhojpuri songs, which have earned a reputation for ‘disrespecting’ women, in public places, said Ward 6 chief Motibul Rine. According to Rine, if a minor is found using a mobile phone, he/she shall be fined Rs...

    Why most of China-assisted public service utilities failed in Nepal?

    Kathmandu, February 1 The recent government decision to scrap National Trading Limited has been taken as an example of how China-assisted ventures are being attacked in order to serve interests of India. In the meantime, some stakeholders have identified the need to reflect on why most of China-assisted public service utilities failed in the country. Before the National Trading, the PSUs that were established with the Chinese support but were shut down later were Bhrikuti Paper Factory, Gorakhkali Rubber...

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