KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The estimated cost of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (UTHP) has been projected to increase by an additional Rs 3 billion this year due to delays in the completion of the 456 MW hydropower project caused by the impact of lockdown and coronavirus, timely availability of related equipment and dilly-dallying by the contractor.
KATHMANDU, June 26: The price of gold climbed reached a record high of Rs 65,500 per tola (11.664 grams) in the Nepali market on Tuesday. The yellow metal was traded at Rs 65,000 per tola a day earlier.
TOKYO, Oct 18: Asian stocks were capped and the dollar rose to a one week-high in early Thursday trade after the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed broad agreement among board members on the need to raise borrowing costs further.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Prospective Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia might not have to bear hefty departure amount if a draft agreement between Nepal and Malaysia is to be inked. The draft agreement agrees that Malaysian employer will bear all the costs of going on employment to Malaysia, a popular destination of Nepali migrant workers.
KATHMANDU, June 13: End of transportation syndicates was expected to promote fair competition among truck and transport operators, bringing down transportation cost. But this has not happened, industrialists say.
KATHMANDU, April 19: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) did not submit the details of around Rs 10 million spent in travel by two teams led by the then minister Gopal Man Shreshta and then secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha respectively.
WASHINGTON, April 6: China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
When people in poor countries go hungry, it’s often because food is unaffordable. A report from the World Food Programme (WFP) analyzed the glaring gap in food costs around the world, finding that in many cases, people living in poor countries have to spend the bulk of their wages on basic nourishment.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The cost of operation of all the seven provincial parliament secretariats is estimated to be around Rs. 2.55 billion annually, according to a study carried out by the Legislature-Parliament Secretariat.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Lal Babu Pandit, the CPN-UML leader who was recently elected to parliament from Morang-6, has wound up all his poll campaign activities, spending only about half the amount that the Election Commission (EC) allows per candidate.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A committee formed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to produce estimated cost to construct Budhi Gandaki Hydro Power submitted its draft report to the government. The team, led by Swarnim Wagle submitted the report to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Kamal Thapa today.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Expenditures for the two houses of parliament and the provincial assemblies will be at least three times that of the previous constituent assembly-turned parliament. The annual expenditure of the 601-member parliament was around Rs 1.40 billion, and this expenditure will now soar to Rs 4.25 billion, according to a study of all legislatures and their secretariats prepared in July by the parliament secretariat.
The first lady Dr. Arju Rana Deuba is buying house at Dhangadhi, cost thirty million. she is buying that house to avoid the blame of opposition party's of being tourist candidate.
Candidate of the constituency-5 for House of Representative from Nepali Congress is in the election campaign having to counter of tourist candidate. After giving the loud voice as tourist candidate by Opposition party, she decides to buy that house.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Local representatives from across the country have joined hands to press the government to provide at least three cars to each local unit. The four-wheelers were demanded for chief, deputy chief and secretary of each municipality and rural municipality, according to the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD).
BAGLUNG, Sept 6: In what we call a blatant negligence on the infrastructure development, the blacktop applied along the three kilometer-road has come off immediately after one and a half months in the district.
HUMLA, August 9: A pick-up jeep was airlifted by a helicopter to Simikot, the district headquarters of Humla, after it was not possible to take the jeep through the road which has opened recently. It took Rs 1 million to airlift the jeep from Surkhet.
CHITWAN, August 7: The newly elected Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, on Sunday announced a decision on making the tickets to Out – Patient Department (OPD) services at state – run hospitals for women and elderly citizens cost – free
BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Stakeholders have opined that if the current trend of Nepali youths going for overseas employment continues for 10 more years, it will have a negative impact on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the country.
KATHMANDU, July 11: Government employees have spent over a billion rupees on foreign visits in the last two months. The bill includes over 1,400 trips of civil servants since May 18 this year. Some of the visits are scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.
KATHMANDU, July 10: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) had initially estimated the security costs of holding the local elections at around Rs 7.5 billion. However, circumstances changed on April 26 when the government announced to hold the elections in two phases. The government decided to hold the first round of elections in provinces 3, 4 and 6 on May 14 and the second round of elections in provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 on June 14. Following the government's decision, MoHA on May 22 decided to demand an additional amount of Rs 2.69 billion from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) citing the extended tenure of security personnel and officers deployed for the elections.
ILAM, July 5: A few days before the second phase of local polls, Nepali Congress" (NC) Ilam district Secretary Khagendra Dewan claimed that his party would sweep all ten local units of the district. His prediction didn't materialize as the result was exactly the opposite of what they were expecting.
URLABARI, April 19: Minister for Information and Communications and Government spokesperson Surendra Bahadur Karki has said that the government is focused on holding the local-level elections on May 14.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after Sunday's referendum handed him the reins of his country's governance. But success did not come without a cost.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Two ruling parties --Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) - have reached an informal understanding to hold the local level election on the stipulated date even if the agitating parties united under the Federal Alliance (FA) do not come on board.
SAPTARI, March 30: Rajiv Rawat of Bhardaha was a happily married man. He was a commoner who never had affiliation with any political party. On Tuesday, 18 August 2015, Rawat was shot down by security forces during a scuffle with Madhes movement protesters. He died on the spot.