Dilip Poudel



Poudel appointed as executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation

January 8, 2019 11:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Surendra Poudel has been appointed as the executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

CIAA files illegal wealth amassing case against ex-chief Khadka

January 7, 2019 17:17 PM

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of illegal wealth amassing against former managing director Gopal Khadka on Monday.

Nearly 50 percent of petroleum pipeline works completed

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nearly 50 percent of works related to laying petroleum pipeline between Nepal and India have completed in seven months since beginning of the construction work.

FDI pledges down by Rs 1.5 billion

October 14, 2018 07:31 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) commitment to Nepal has fallen over the first two and half months of the current fiscal year.

Farmers continue to reel under shortage of chemical fertilizers

September 8, 2018 07:33 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Farmers in most parts of the country are now facing shortage of chemical fertilizers as the government has failed to ensure that the market demands are met. The shortage of fertilizers, at a time when farmers need it most while weeding their paddy fields, has left them worried.

3.1 million motor vehicles on Nepali roads: DoTM

July 4, 2018 08:40 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: The total number of motor vehicles plying across the country reached nearly 3.1 million as of mid-May, according to a data of Department of Transport Management (DoTM).

Gopal Khadka steps down after failed bids at comeback

June 8, 2018 06:45 AM

KATHMANDU, June 8: After his attempts to return to his previous position failed, the managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Gopal Khadka, who has been accused of embezzling over a billion rupees while procuring land plots to set up oil storage facilities in various districts, relinquished the post on Thursday.

Fewer fuel trucks compounding flight delays at TIA

April 4, 2018 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Limited aircraft refuelers at Tribhuwan International Airport is one of the reasons behind flight delays at the only international airport in the country.

Farmers at receiving end as govt drags feet on sugarcane price

March 7, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The government has not yet fixed the minimum support price for sugarcane although the crushing season is nearing conclusion.

Petro-products to cost more from Thursday midnight

February 1, 2018 20:52 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petroleum products on Thursday citing the rise in the price of crude oil in the international market.

NOC allocates Rs 770m bonus, decides not to distribute it

January 25, 2018 09:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state-run oil monopoly of the country, has allocated Rs 770 million as bonuses and other incentives for its staff.

Gas plants operating against government standards

December 24, 2017 07:40 AM

Regulatory authorities in blame game against each other

Progress of road projects dismal in first four months

December 5, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: At a time different candidates have been promising to build roads, among other things, to attract voters, progress in road construction, however, has remained very poor.

NOC collects Rs 13b for Budhi Gandaki project from consumers

November 21, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has collected Rs 13 billion from consumers for the Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project in the past 16 months.

CIAA begins probe into NOC land deal

November 2, 2017 07:12 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has started field study regarding the issue of irregularities in buying land plots for setting up fuel storage facilities by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in four districts.

NOC hikes price of petroleum products

November 1, 2017 21:03 PM

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petrol, diesel and kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Wednesday citing rise of price of the crude oil in the international market.

NOC's Gopal Khadka transferred to ministry

October 31, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Ministry of Supplies has transferred Gopal Khadka, executive director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), to the ministry for fear that he may cause further losses to the NOC if allowed to work there.

Proposal to sack NOC’s Khadka to be tabled in cabinet today

September 18, 2017 07:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A proposal to sack Gopal Khadka, the controversial managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), is set to be tabled in the cabinet meeting on Monday. Khadka faces charges of financial embezzlement in the purchase of land plots to build storage facilities for NOC in various parts of the country.

Leaders meddled in House panel to clear NOC chief: Lawmakers

September 12, 2017 04:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has failed to take a decision as per the recommendations of the panel formed to probe  embezzlement of millions in buying land for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), and this despite the fact that most of the committee members clearly stood for recommending  legal action against the officials involved.

House panel finds NOC paid thrice the price received by landowners

September 7, 2017 08:19 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: A parliamentary panel has prepared a report concluding that there was embezzlement by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in its land purchase deal in which it paid out triple the  amount that the land owners received.