DOLPA, July 31: The government has been distributing subsidized rice to the people living in the remote and mountain districts since long. However, the locals of the mountain district Dolpa have stopped buying the rice distributed by the government stating that it is expensive in comparison to the locally available rice.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Nepali Embassy in the United States is all set to buy a new residence for ambassador Arjun Karki in Washington DC for US$ 7.25 million (Rs 750 million) which is almost equal to the price of former US President Barak Obama’s residence.

WASHINGTON, June 14: The process, which was initiated by the Nepal government 40 years ago, for buying a building for Nepali embassy in the United States of America has come to a final stage.

KATARI, May 13: In the past, women health and hygiene was never a matter of concern especially for the people living in rural areas. In fact, even the girls and women were ashamed of talking about their problems. But the boys of Shree Secondary School, Maruwa in Katari Municipality-4 of Udayapur have done something that has raised a lot of eyebrows.

One particular dam project, the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki project, on a river by the same name in central-western Nepal, is increasingly becoming the centrepiece of this tug-of-war between Delhi and Beijing.

Manchester City are reportedly ready to put together a stunning £305million transfer package to beat Manchester United and Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

NEW YORK, March 1: Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.

JUMLA, Jan 20: Farmers of Patarasi Rural Municipality have been delighted to welcome traders at their doorsteps, who travel all the way to buy potatoes.

25 gifts to buy for Merry X-mas

December 25, 2017 07:20 am

It’s time for Christmas. Gift shops are filled with Christmas gifts of different price tags. Republica Online brings you 25 gifts to choose from for tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Less than a month after the Ministry of Finance (MoF) released a budget for procuring a helicopter and a cargo aircraft, Nepal Army (NA) has expedited a process to buy two MI-17 V5 helicopters.

'Lavish feasts can't buy our votes'

November 19, 2017 02:30 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nov 19: On Saturday, some Majhi youths of Jamune village of Sindhupalchowk were found placing flags of various political parties in their tents. Some others were found sticking pamphlets and banners of parties in Eklebesi.

A phone to buy? How about a Drone Phone?

November 12, 2017 11:37 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Korean phone manufacturer, LG has is coming up with its newest drone phone, the LG U+. This new tech drone phone will be able to glide during video calls or taking a selfie in the air. LG has developed this LG U+ in such a way that it is able to drift at 360. LG called this project 505 BY LGU+. T

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered some respite to the locals at least till the elections, but not anymore.

TEXAS, Nov 7: The gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a Texas church was able to buy weapons because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, authorities said Monday.

Selling dreams to buy votes

September 13, 2017 04:30 am

RAUTAHAT, Sept 13: The day is not far when the locals of Rautahat will cast their votes for their favorite candidates in the third phase of local election on September 18. But the promises and pledges made by various candidates have made it difficult for them to choose which candidate to vote for.

KATHMANDU, September 11: Transparency International Nepal (TIN) has called on the government to issue a white paper on the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) land procurement scam right away.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) has set aside Rs 332 million for the purchase of goats and mountain goats for the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: A lawmaker involved in probing corruption  in the procurement of land by state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has complained of security threat.

GORKHA, August 26: The route to Tibet via Ngula Pass opens only once a year.

SARLAHI, August 25: Members of a parliamentary committee have said they found that at least Rs 170 million was embezzled when the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) procured land in Sarlahi district for the purpose of setting up fuel storage facilities.

JHAPA, August 24: Members of a parliamentary committee have concluded that at least Rs 400 million has been siphoned off while buying land for  state-owned Nepal Oil Nepal Corporation (NOC) in Jhapa district alone.

KATHMANDU, August 9: The parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has started a probe against the national flag carrier's decision to buy two wide-body jets.

ILAM, July 22: The market places have remained closed. However, the movement of Indian customers has not seized yet. They come all the way from Indian hill town Darjeeling to purchase goods of daily necessities at Indian border Pashupatinagar.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Parliament’s Finance Committee has started probing alleged embezzlement in the purchase of land by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for building new storage facilities in four different places.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has not received any proposal from the Office of the President regarding the purchase of new fleet worth Rs 160 million.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Office of the President has sought Rs 160 million from the state coffers to buy an armored car and a fleet of vehicles to escort President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest government hospital in the country, is again planning to buy a radiotherapy machine at a cost of US$ 4.1 million, an amount that is enough to  purchase three such machines.

Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang has agreed to buy a 60 percent stake in Italian side Parma, which has just been promoted to the second tier, the club said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university of Nepal, is planning to buy plagiarism detection tools by spending more than US$ 20,000 when such software is available free of cost.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has arranged funds for procuring two wide-body aircraft.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university of Nepal, is planning to buy plagiarism detection tools by spending more than US$ 20,000 when such software is available free of cost.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines  to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself  procure and supply  medicines  for  government hospitals and health institutions across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 7:: A government decision to procure 20 million units of energy-efficient LED lamps has brewed controversy.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has unveiled a plan to buy excess solar energy from household consumers.

Govt to buy 20 million LED bulbs

May 5, 2017 07:48 am

KATHMANDU, May 5: The government has decided to purchase 20 million LED bulbs in a bid to save some 200 MW electricity in the country.  The meeting of the Council of Ministers held Thursday took the decision to this regard.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The government has decided to stand as a guarantor for Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to secure a loan for purchasing two wide-body aircraft. The cabinet meeting held on Thursday took the decision, according to Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma.

Where Dalits can’t buy milk

April 18, 2017 08:13 am

BAJHANG, April 18: Though Kalpana Nepali is aware her caste can put her in difficult position, it’s not possible for her to avoid it. A resident of Patadeval village last week she was once again traumatized for being a Dalit. A milk seller in the district’s headquarter Chainpur refused to sell milk to her just because she is a Dalit.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal’s aviation history.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepal Airlines on Friday signed a final deal to purchase two Airbus passenger jets, in what is the largest-ever such deal in Nepal's aviation history.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Pressure to purchase a specific radiotherapy machine for Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest hospital in the country, has deprived cancer patients of treatment for more than a year and a half.

JAJARKOT, March 22: Seven-year-old Laxmi Nepali of Bhagwati Aulagurta VDC of Jajarkot district wakes up early in the morning and rushes toward a nearby school. While most of the children of her age carry books and other educational materials, she is seen holding a sack on one hand and a hammer on the other en route to Nepal National Secondary School.

Moves to buy EVM stirs controversy

February 9, 2017 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: As the ‘quiet’ negotiations by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav for the purchase of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) start courting serious controversy, it is learnt that  Smartmatic, the company with which the negotiations are being held, was found to have a questionable background.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: An American aircraft providing company has proposed to the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to provide two brand-new wide-body aircraft at Rs 11.31 billion each.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Although the government had decided last July to purchase three helicopters--one medium and two light--for disaster response and rescue operations, the purchase of medium-size twin-engine helicopters has been put off as the price ceiling exceeded an earlier deal.

Americans who experience hot weather are more likely to believe global warming is real, while those in colder climates are more likely to be doubters, said a US study Monday.

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 19: The cost of a kilo of iodized salt at Rs 180 is a compulsion for the locals of the remote Forche village at Khumjung – 9 in Solukhumbu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Foreigners will soon be able to buy apartments in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Buddha Air has announced to invest Rs 1 billion to add an ATR 72-500 aircraft in its fleet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is inviting global tender to purchase two wide-body aircraft.

NAC to buy two widebody jets

September 12, 2016 01:50 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: If everything goes as planned, national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will have a new Airbus  in its fleet by next September. "We are planning to bring one widebody aircraft by next September while a second one will arrive by April 2018," according to Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Managing Director Sugat Ratna Kansakar.