JANAKPUR, June 5: A year ago, Janakpur was declared temporary capital of Province 2 amid protest against the decision. Residents of Birgunj protested against the decision while pitching their own city for getting the status. Though the protests have not completely simmered, Janakpur is struggling to get a makeover. Despite having rich cultural and historical heritages, the city continues to be plagued with dilapidated roads, garbage mismanagement and messy market areas, among others.
KATHMANDU, May 18: The government has intensified crackdown on those contractors who have either failed to complete development projects on time or done substandard work.On Friday, police briefly detained two contractors, who have been delaying road construction projects under various pretexts in Pokhara.