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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. “
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.