GORKHA, July 31: The reconstruction of school buildings ravaged by the devastating earthquakes of 2015 has slowed down again in Gorkha, compelling thousands of students to study under tents since the last few years.
KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index rallied on Thursday – the last trading day of the week, recouping all the losses of the past two weeks. The benchmark index closed at 1242.41 points, posting a gain of 36.01 points compared to Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 5: Some high scoring matches, some nerve-wracking penalty shootouts, some dominating attacking performances and some early disappointments, the Round of 16 had no short of excitement and last-minute drama.
ROLPA, July 2: Home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has been speaking of penalizing contractors who do not complete work on time. However, there are some contractors who have not received payments for works completed on time.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Distribution of digital driving licenses has been a problem ever since the new system was introduced in December 2015. Over 200,000 people are yet to receive their digital driving licenses from the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) due to the shortage of smart cards, according to officials of the department.
DHADING, Jan 5: While waiting for the post-quake reconstruction grant from the government, Shree Ram Gurung of Khaniyabas-4 in Dhading district has already spent two-and-a-half years, living in a temporary shelter.
KOHALPUR, Dec 29: Even five months after after they were hit by devastating floods in the Rapti River and Daduwa stream, the flood victims of Daduwa Rural Municipality are yet to be provided any relief by the government.
CHITWAN, Dec 10: With more than two third votes counted, former prime minister Puspha Kamal Dahal is leading his competitor, Bikram Pandey of Rastriya Prajatantrik Party by 8413 votes in constituency-3 of Chitwan. Of the 62,132 counted votes, Dahal has received 32,673 while Pandey has received 24,260.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Contractors handling small road projects in several towns and rural areas are yet to receive payments for works completed in the last fiscal year. Some have not received payments for multi-year projects completed in the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which promised conflict victims expeditious justice through transitional justice mechanisms within six months, marked 11 years on Tuesday. But the victims of the decade-long Maoist armed insurrection still await satisfaction.
PHALEBASH(PARBAT), July 31: The mortal remains of a couple who committed suicide by jumping off the country's highest suspension bridge awaits identification by relatives at the Parbat District Hospital.
KATHMANDU, July 22: A total of 19 companies are awaiting approval of the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) to float 135.75 million units of rights issue. According to the Sebon, these 19 companies plan to raise Rs 13.56 billion from the rights issue.
DHANGADHI, July 21: When most of the children of his age would go to school, Tej Ram Tharu worked at somebody else’s home as a Kamaiya (bonded laborer). At age 27, he became a free man when the government declared all Kamaiyas free. At that time, he had dreamt of starting a new life and having a house of his own. But even after waiting for 17 long years, he has not yet been able to live his dream.
DHADING, July 15: Purna Bahadur Chepang, an earthquake victim in Lautak, has been waiting for nine months for the second tranche reconstruction aid to complete his half-rebuilt house. “They told us that if we don't start rebuilding after taking the Rs. 50,000 we would be punished,” said Purna Bahadur adding, “We built the foundation and even put up the walls but now I don't have money to continue and I'm tired of waiting.”
SAPTARI, July 4: Floods which hit over a dozen villages in Saptari on Saturday have rendered thousands of people in the district homeless. While the flood victims are crying out for help and relief, the government mechanism seems in a sorry state. According to the victims, they have not been provided even food since the disaster hit them. Among the affected, the squatters are the hardest-hit. They complain of being ignored by the state completely.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, handing Republican President Donald Trump a victory that could prove short-lived as the healthcare legislation heads into a likely tough battle in the Senate.
GORKHA, May 5: Two years have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25, 2015. Yet, the wounds it inflicted are still fresh on the minds of the quake survivors of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the quake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured about 22,000 others, not to mention the tens of thousands it made homeless.
DHADING, Feb 14: On Saturday, Tara Air successfully conducted a test flight at the airfield at Kotbada in Kalikot district, but the families of 35 laborers who were shot dead there by the Nepal Army during the Maoist insurgency are still waiting for justice.
LAPRAK, Jan 12: In the past three weeks, Laprak received two heavy snowfalls that left the area covered in thick layers of snow. With the temperature continuously dipping down, there is no sign of the snow melting. The biting cold has made life very hard for the quake victims who are still living in tents that are thatched with snow.
SURKHET, Nov 28: Iman Nepali of Hariharpur Sisneri feels that he is an unlucky person after he lost all of his family members to a massive flood in 2014. His father, mother and younger brother were washed away by the mighty flood. Iman, who survived the devastation, has been living in a temporary shelter in Girighat along the Surkhet - Jumla highway since then, along with other landslides and flood victims.
DADELDHURA, Sept 17: Over 200 families in Dadeldhura displaced by floods in 2003 are forced to live in a pitiable condition as government's promise to relocate them hasn't materialized even 12 years after they were displaced from their settlements.
MAHOTTARI, Aug 23: Mahottari district does not lack historical and religious sites of great archeological importance. However, many of those sites are in the verge of extinction in lack of proper conservation.