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Rudra Pangeni

He is senior reporter with Republica and reports on economy, infrastructure, industry, trade, agriculture etc

NEA chief says LED lamps instrumental for demand-side management

May 10, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 10: Kulman Ghising, the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), on Tuesday said that the power utility was buying energy-efficient LED lamps from India to enhance its demand-side management.

‘Misuse of resources rife in Dhanusha schools’

May 8, 2017 08:03 AM

JANAKPUR, May 3: On her way to school, fifth-grader Priti Kumari Yadav carries an empty sack to use as a mattress to sit on in her class. Yadav and her 33 classmates do the same because there is no furniture.

Govt assigns fast-track road project to Army

May 5, 2017 07:41 AM

KATHMANDU, May 5: The government has decided to entrust the task of building Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway Project to the Nepal Army (NA).

Cabinet entrusts NA to build Expressway

May 4, 2017 18:36 PM

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government has decided to entrust the task of building Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway, popularly known as Fast-Track, to Nepal Army.

NEA offers better energy rates for peaking power projects

May 4, 2017 09:31 AM

KATHMANDU, May 4: Changing the existing flat energy rates for dry months, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has offered to pay developers better rate if the latter reserve water in the daytime and generate more energy during peak hour.

Will every Nepali earn Rs 515,000 a year by 2027?

May 3, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 3: Two major political parties-Nepali Congress and CPN UML-- have unveiled their election manifestos for the local elections, and most of the promises made in those documents are  unrealistic. The targets of high per capita income, double-digit economic growth, and generation  of up to 15,000 MW  hydropower in 10 years are far from achievable because these are not backed by concrete plans and identification of the 'engine of growth' that will drive  economic activity.

Nepal for selecting contractors for road projects on its own

May 1, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal has refused a proposal that authorizes India to select contractors for implementing different road and bridge projects to be built by its line of credit.

TIA shop owners refuse to vacate space, move court

April 26, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, April 26: Shop owners at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) are refusing to vacate their spaces, citing cases pending in different courts.

Dev partners spending more money outside govt system: Report

April 17, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, April 17: Money disbursed by development agencies outside the government system increased significantly in fiscal year 2015/16, despite the government's effort to bring such spending into the government channel.

Haze forces domestic flight delays, cancellations

April 15, 2017 08:35 AM

KATHMANDU, April 15: Delays and cancellations of domestic flights have lately become routine events at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), thanks to poor visibility due to increased levels of fine dust particles in the air, and a surge in air traffic.

Taxmen defining tablet PCs as mobile sets, refunding VAT: OAG

April 14, 2017 00:35 AM

KATHMANDU, April 14: Tablet personal computers (PCs) are different from smartphones. But tax officials have defined tablet PCs as smartphones and given value added tax (VAT) reimbursement to importers. “

Finance Ministry most indisciplined with Rs 39b arrears, says audit report

April 13, 2017 02:23 AM

KATHMANDU, April 12: Failure to recover capital gains tax (CGT) from telecom operator Ncell has put Ministry of Finance (MoF) at the top of the list of government agencies in terms of financial indiscipline in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

‘Six days left for collecting Ncell capital gains tax’

April 10, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 9: Only six days remain for the government to collect capital gains tax (CGT) from the Ncell share purchase deal, according to a commitment made by the finance secretary and other officials under his ministry on January 15.

NAC inks largest ever deal to buy two jets

April 8, 2017 07:58 AM

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal’s aviation history.

Nepal Airlines inks largest ever deal to buy two jets

April 7, 2017 18:49 PM

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal's aviation history.

Ministers to learn from Malaysian experience in project management

April 7, 2017 03:33 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: All the ministers, ministers of state, planners and few lawmakers will gather at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on Sunday to learn from Malaysian experience in handling development projects.

Expressway project to be awarded to Nepal Army

April 6, 2017 10:41 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak has said that he would soon table a proposal in the cabinet meeting to award the Kathmandu Tarai Expressway Project to the Nepal Army (NA).

Govt brings back environment fee lifted by K P Oli govt

April 4, 2017 09:27 AM

KATHMANDU, April  4: A one percent fee that was being charged separately for environment services for hydropower project companies lifted by the previous government led by K P Sharma Oli using a cabinet policy decision has been brought back by the current government.

Democracy becomes much dearer

April 3, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 2: The upcoming election is going to be about twice as costly as that of 17 years ago, even after adjusting for inflation. Government data shows that spending for the parliamentary election in 1999 was Rs 2.75 billion while the estimated spending for the upcoming local election is projected at Rs 20 billion. Adjusting Rs 2.75 billion for an average annual inflation rate of 8 percent over 17 years would result in a figure of around Rs 10 billion.

Zimbabwe wants to learn remittances management from Nepal

March 28, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: A visiting Zimbabwean minister has said that African country wants to learn from Nepal to organize remittances inflow to improve its GDP.