Farmers seek Rs 9b in crop damages

December 17, 2018 08:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Last month, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal reportedly received a report from the National Farmer’s Commission in which the commission had sought Rs 9 billion from the government to pay the farmers in damages for crops failure caused by various natural calamities.

ROLPA, Nov 28: Of the 407 community schools in Rolpa, 232 do not have even a single government teacher’s quota and only a very few of the schools have proper building or classrooms. In the lack of such resources schools here are operated in a pathetic condition that is affecting the education of thousands of children.

DANG, July 29: Lamahi Municipality in Dang fixed the salaries of its elected officials through the municipal assembly right after the local elections last year, but kept the matter secret as the move ran counter to the policy of the federal government.

The company was sued by more than 9,000 women who claimed asbestos in the talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

KATHMANDU, July 13: At a time when they are under criticism from various quarters for their failure to do anything substantial, the elected officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have begun efforts to have their salaries and perks increased.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The lawmakers have drawn attention of the government to control possible monsoon flooding of Tarai, and provide appropriate price to the sugarcane farmers for their production.

JUMLA, May 26: With a sudden increase in the number of schools in Jumla, the trend of hiring private teachers has also grown. However, as the schools are not in a position to pay salary of the teachers on their own, they urge for help from the guardians.

Department of Immigration assures matter will be resolved soon

TAPLEJUNG, May 14: Rupa Limbu of Taplejung's Fungling Municipality ward-10, works as a laborer and earns Rs 200 per day. While male laborers are paid Rs 400 on a daily basis for labor, women are paid only half of the amount. "We should all get paid as per our capabilities not on the basis of our gender," says Limbu.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Newly-appointed vice-president of Nepali Congress (NC) Bimalendra Nidhi on Tuesday reached Dumja, the birthplace of the late BP Koirala, to pay homage to the founding leader of the NC. Nidhi had reached Janakpur immediately after being elected through the party's Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting as the party's vice president on May 4. He had offered homage to his late father Mahendra Narayan Nidhi at his cremation site.

GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with  door-to-door campaigns.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Public transport operators have invested over a trillion rupees [Rs 1,000 billion] in the industry but they have not been paying any taxes on their profits, according to government officials. All the public transport operators including bus operators and truckers in the country are registered with one or another "transport enterpreneurs committees", which operate as non-profit organizations.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) and Photojournalist club Nepal on Wednesday lit candles in Maitighar Mandala to pay tribute to the journalists who lost their lives in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

JAJARKOT, April 17: Mukti Basnet Oil Suppliers of Jajarkot has not been able to operate petrol refilling pump in the district despite receiving license from Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) 16 months ago.

ITAHARI, April 15: There is a dumping site in the western side of a local river in Duhabi ward no.3. As the river lies in the Sunsari-Morang border area, the garbage released from various factories of both the districts is dumped here.

POKHARA, April 6: Pay perks for the elected representatives of the local units have been determined 11 months after the elections of the local units on Friday.

DAMAK, March 19: Himalaya Mahalaxmi Tea Garden based in Damak Municipality, which is owned by Gyanendra Shah, has not paid tax worth over Rs 40 million. Shah has not paid the tax even after he was stripped of all his kingly power and reduced to a common citizen.

BIRATNAGAR, March 17: The Province-1 gathering of Women Forum Nepal concluded on Friday had called for the implementation of equal pay for equal work.

Pay the compensation

March 17, 2018 01:09 am

If any passenger gets injured or dies owing to crash, victim or victim’s family can claim compensation from the air carrier.

International Women’s Day this year was marked numerous events such as protests in South Korea in support of the #MeToo movement and a feminist strike in Spain.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Patients visiting government health facilities in all 77 districts are going to be deprived of essential medicines for at least the next three months as the government has failed to purchase and supply the drugs meant to be distributed free of cost.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: A recent decision of the Ministry of Energy has paved the way for hydropower producers, particularly those developing Run of River (RoR) type projects, to sign power purchase agreement with Neal Electricity Authority (NEA).

KATHMANDU, Jan 26:  Following warning from Nepal Resident Doctors Association (NRDA) to halt services except emergency in teaching hospitals, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has forwarded documents to the concerned authorities to pay the resident doctors at teaching hospitals across the country.

DHANGADHI, Jan 19: Patients in Dhangadhi and neighboring districts have been struggling in lack of treatment as nurses and health workers of Seti Zonal Hospital (SZH) have been staging protests since a few days against the low pay and perks.

DHANGADHI, Jan 18: Patients in Dhangadhi and neighboring districts have been struggling in lack of treatment as nurses and health workers of Seti Zonal Hospital (SZH) have been staging protests since a few days against the low pay and perks.

JUMLA, Jan 17: Protesting against their low pay, the nurses of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) and Teaching Hospital have been boycotting their duties for three hours a day.

KHOTANG, Jan 13: Five Nepalis, including two from Khotang, have been stuck in Qatar after not getting salary and work as per the agreement under which they reached the country for job.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Air Asia X, which had promised to pay Rs 100 million it owed to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), paid only Rs 13 million on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After repeated follow up, Malaysia-based Air Asia X has paid Rs 20 million of the total Rs 230 million it owes to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in various services including passengers service charge, airport development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The KIST Medical College of Lalitpur remains closed for the past 18 days after its employees padlocked the college and its teaching hospital demanding pay raise.

ICELAND, Jan 2: A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: In a eight year long dispute between five-star hotels and Nepal Recreation Centre (NRC) regarding paying the royalties and income tax for the operation of casinos, the Supreme Court on Sunday directed the NRC to pay over Rs 1 billion in taxes to the government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Around a dozen international airlines operating flights to Nepal owe the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) around Rs 1.35 billion in various services including passengers service charge, air development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.

SARLAHI, Dec 26: Ram Binaya Raya of Khairwa Boharwa village, in southwestern part of Sarlahi district, has not received his payment for sugarcane worth Rs 125,000 from Annapurna Sugar and General Industries for the past three years. Yet Raya delivered fresh lot of sugarcane to the industry this year.

Rukum locals pay Rs 30 for salt

December 2, 2017 16:49 pm

EAST RUKUM, Dec 2: A packet of salt costs nine rupees. However, residents of East Rukum, one of the youngest districts of Nepal, are forced to pay three times the amount as the district lacks a storage facility.

Oli, Dahal pay tributes to Pakhrin

November 22, 2017 15:34 pm

Last respects were offered to CPN (Maoist Centre)'s central advisor and a "people's singer", Khusiram Pakhrin at the Maoist Centre party office here this morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Supreme Court today directed government authorities to ensure equal remuneration for male and female workers in various enterprises and monitor the situation properly.

Whose gamble will pay off in Dolakha?

October 30, 2017 05:00 am

DOLAKHA, Oct 30: As the day for the upcoming elections nears, Dolakha district too is gripped by the election fever which is spreading across the country. An interesting and intense battle will be unfolding at the polling centers in the district, the locals expect.

Crime does pay

October 28, 2017 00:37 am

There are no blurry lines between crime and politics in Nepal. They are inseparable bedfellows.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 26: Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi district has decided to help farmers by providing additional subsidy on crops and livestock insurance as part of its efforts to promote commercial agriculture.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today paid final tributes to Sharad Kumar Gauchan, chairman of the Federation of Contractors Association Nepal (FCAN). Gauchan was shot dead by an unidentified group in the capital on Monday.

WASHINGTON, Sept 28: How do you pay for an estimated $5.8 trillion tax cut? For President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders, that is the mostly unanswered $5,800,000,000,000 question.

MELBOURNE, August 3: Cricket Australia has proposed taking their pay dispute with the nation's elite players to arbitration if there is no resolution by early next week, chief executive James Sutherland said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepalis going abroad for employment will now have to deposit up to Rs 2,500 in the Migrant Workers’ Welfare Fund (MWWF), depending on the duration of their work tenure, according to a revised regulation on foreign employment unveiled on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal Art Council has kept a condolence book at its premises for paying tribute to its Executive Member, the late Dr. Dina Bangdel.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepali Congress top leaders including party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the party central office, Sanepa today to pay tribute to party senior leader and former minister Ramhari Joshi who passed away on Thursday evening.

SYDNEY, July 13: The chairman of Cricket Australia has heavily criticized the country’s top players for their stance in a long-running pay dispute, and accused their union of a “reckless strategy that can only damage the game.”

BRISBANE, Australia, July 6:  A development tour of South Africa has become the first casualty of the Australian players' pay dispute with Cricket Australia, and the Ashes series in November is also at risk.

JAJARKOT, June 29: A rural municipality in Jajarkot district has decided to stop the salaries of teachers at government schools in its area if they do not send their children to government schools.

BARCELONA, Spain, June 23: Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said Friday.