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Rudra Pangeni

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

Rs 5.05 billion distributed to woo voters

March 25, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has distributed a total of Rs 5.05 billion to finance different projects in order to woo voters ahead of upcoming election for local bodies.

Preparatory work of Upper Arun begins

March 24, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Preparatory work to build Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project has begun.

Work on Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport to resume next week

March 22, 2017 09:36 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22: Work on Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport is resuming from next week.

Women outpace men in self-employment in 18 districts

March 9, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 9: Women have outpaced men in 18 districts in terms of self-employment.

Bill to regulate electricity prices approved by cabinet

March 2, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 2: The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed Electricity Regulatory Commission Bill 2017, paving way for the tabling of the much awaited bill in the parliament for approval.

PAC directs government to build fast track by 2020/21

February 28, 2017 13:37 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Public Account Committee in the Parliament directed the government to start working on the Kathmandu-Trarai Fast Track Project so as to finish it in less than 5 years time.

Electricity imports up by 23 percent

February 27, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Electricity imports increased by 23 percent to 785 million units over the first half of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

ToD meters of NEA's large consumers not monitored for months

February 22, 2017 10:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: It has been revealed that Time of Day (ToD) meters installed in big industries are not monitored regularly. Similarly, energy consumption data is not downloaded from these meters and analyzed as required by the law.

Melamchi water will put pressure on Kathmandu's sewage system

February 21, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Melamchi water is expected to come to Kathmandu Valley this October. But the government has not made any concrete plan for proper management of surge in wastewater in the Valley.

Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line to come into use from May

February 14, 2017 21:15 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal and India have agreed to bring Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line into use from May.

IBN for awarding Tamakoshi III through international bidding

February 11, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has proposed to launch an international bidding for Tamakoshi III Hydropower Project.

NEA revenue up by 32 percent

February 8, 2017 09:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) mobilized Rs 18.28 billion revenue from sale of electricity in the first five months of the current fiscal year, 32 percent more than what it had mobilized in the corresponding period of last fiscal year.

‘Incompetent’ KUKL board chair to remain in power

February 4, 2017 08:54 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: A board meeting of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) held on Wednesday has agreed on mediation on a court case filed by its chairman Suresh Basnet, allowing Basnet to remains as chair.

Migrant laborers from Western Nepal throng quake-hit districts (with video)

February 1, 2017 07:34 AM

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 1: More than 200 laborers and technicians from Nepal’s southern and more western districts of Banke and Jajarkot have flooded into quake-hit districts to rebuild houses. Some of those laborers interviewed in Sindhupalchowk report that they earn more in Nepal than they would working in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Rebuilding Sindhuli houses could take more than a century (with video)

February 1, 2017 03:54 AM

SINDHULI, Jan 31: When he received the first installment of the reconstruction grant in September, Jhamka Bahadur Thapa planned on moving into a new, warm house before winter arrived. He, his wife, and four-year-old daughter have been living in a makeshift shelter of corrugated metal sheets since the April 2015 earthquake. His daughter often sneezes from frequent colds, made worse by the damp that seeps through the roof and soaks all their belongings.

PAC wants Ncell barred from going 4G until capital gains tax cleared

January 25, 2017 07:28 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday directed the government to restrict Ncell from  introducing its 4G wireless internet service without first clearing the capital gains tax (CGT) on a share transaction  worth Rs 143 billion.

Bheri Babai could see budget cut to fund petty projects

January 24, 2017 10:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Ministry of Irrigation is preparing to transfer the budget allocated for Bheri Babai Diversion Multi Purpose Project to fund petty projects in election constituencies of home and irrigation ministers in Dhanusha and Dang, respectively, officials privy to the issue say.

12 NEA staffers held for tampering electricity meters

January 23, 2017 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested 12 employees of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) including two retired officers on the charge of tampering electricity meters at factories and businesses and issuing lower electricity bills in exchange for kickbacks. The arrested are meter readers and technicians and they were found tampering electricity meters of big electricity consumers.

Chinese private firm makes debut in Nepali hydropower sector

January 23, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A Chinese private firm has bagged two major contracts to build hydropower plants in Nepal. This is the first time that a private Chinese firm has entered into the Nepali hydropower sector, according to government officials and the company which hired the firm.

About Rs 31 billion spent on Melamchi Project

January 21, 2017 10:01 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The government has so far spent Rs 30.93 billion to bring water from the Melamchi water to the Kathmandu Valley and plans to spend Rs 30 billion more on it by 2020. The additional amount includes the laying of pipeline for the distribution system.