NAGARKOT, Aug 11: Hundreds of Bhaktapur locals led by lawmakers staged a demonstration on Saturday demanding action against the contractor of the Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road widening project.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Nepal Army has shown concern over the delayed detailed project report (DPR) of the fast track linking the Kathmandu Valley to Tarai/Madhes.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Paddy transplantation has been completed on 23.76% land as of July 7 this year, which is 29.19% less than the figure of the corresponding period last year.

KHOTANG, July 9: The lack of irrigation facility has severely affected paddy plantation in Khotang. In Diktel, only two percentage of paddy plantation has been done, while in the entire district it's just 10 percentage, according to officials.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Lack of sufficient rainfall takes toll on paddy cultivation as transplantation has been completed on only around 15% of paddy fields across the country, according to Department of Agriculture (DoA).

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) had made it mandatory for local units across the country to unveil the budget before June 25. However, around 118 local units are yet to do so despite missing their deadline. The dispute between local representatives, lack of manpower and coordination between the officials have been learnt to be the major reasons behind the delay.

KATHMANDU/ POKHARA, June 28: A group of ward chairs affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress padlocked the Office of the Pokhara Metropolitan City on Thursday to protest allocation of what they called more budget to certain wards in an attempt by the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to influence the upcoming by-elections in the area.

Monsoon enters Nepal

June 21, 2019 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 21: The annual monsoon, which brings the season for paddy cultivation in the country, has officially entered Nepal on Thursday, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD). This is almost 10 days late than normal.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Hundreds of people from different areas of the three districts of the capital valley - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur - staged a protest at Thapathali chowk in Kathmandu on Saturday, demanding the completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) at the earliest.

SURKHET/JUMLA, June 11Although the current fiscal year is nearing end, many local units in the Karnali province have not yet readied the details of unemployed youths for the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP).

KATHMANDU, June 10: Monsoon particularly begins in Nepal from the first week of June. But this time, it has not appeared till June 10.

MEXICO CITY, May 26: Mexico’s environment minister resigned on Saturday after causing a commercial flight to be delayed, making her the second top official to depart from the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in less than a week.

Cause of delay

May 16, 2019 01:00 am

Reconstruction process in Kathmandu Valley has been affected mainly due to urban poverty. Poverty incidence in Kathmandu has risen to 11.5 percent

DHADING, April 25: Before the April 25 earthquake in 2015, Sun Bahadur Tamang of northern Dhading lived a happy life with his family. Though not prosperous, his family was living happily.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Transitional Justice (TJ) bodies are likely to be left without any commissioners, at least for a certain period after mid-April, given the government’s delay in forming a recommendations committee as provisioned by law. Mid-April is when the terms of the commissioners expire.

MAKWANPUR, Feb 3: It was an unusual day when Dor Mani Poudel, Chief Minister of Province 3, officially inaugurated the track connecting Chainpur to Manahari, a section of East-West Highway, on Thursday.

Justice delayed, denied

January 16, 2019 01:30 am

Why is the state so indifferent toward cases of sexual violence even as it has totally undermined rule of law, justice system, national security and good governance?

CHITWAN, Jan 15: President of the National Concern and Coordination Committee under the National Assembly Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa has said that the Committee has been piling pressure for the timely completion of the national pride projects.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The reconstruction of the historical Rani Pokhari damaged by the earthquake of April, 2015, three years ago, will further delay, thanks to various reasons.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Delay in amendment of the Vehicle and Transport Management Rules 2054 by the cabinet has resulted in a halt to new registrations of two-wheelers in Bagmati Zone as the registration of such vehicles hit the one million mark on Tuesday.

Aug 6: A company that makes semiconductors for Apple iPhones says it is recovering from a virus outbreak but expects the incident to delay shipments and raise costs.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Members of a tripartite plus task force on quality tea have stressed the need to implement the recently announced minimum wage for workers.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

NEW DELHI, July 29: Expressing dissatisfaction over the delay in the appointment of Lokpal at the Centre, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he will launch a hunger strike from October 2 against the Union Government.

SAN DIEGO, July 7: A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases.

Flash flood is common in Dharan-3, Kailash Path, since the last monsoon.  This is caused by a clogged drain resulted when crushed-stones, sand, and stones abrupt the water flow.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Although the parliament finally endorsed the parliamentary regulations six months after the commencement of parliament, the process of forming various parliamentary committees remains stuck with the main opposition party demanding leadership positions in some of the committees and the ruling parties rejecting the demand.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A committee responsible for Kasthamandap reconstruction has decided to postpone the reconstruction work by a month citing the monsoon and a design flaw in the blueprint prepared by the Department of Archeology (DoA).

KATHMANDU, June 22: The government with a two-thirds majority in parliament is likely to miss another deadline to endorse four bills to replace ordinances issued six month ago.

KHOTANG, June 11: With the onset of monsoon, a section of Diktel-Hurlung road of the Mid-hills Highway has been left muddy after the contractor delayed in blacktopping the road.

GORKHA, May 28: Many multi-million rupee projects in Gorkha district have remained incomplete even months after crossing the deadline. In fact, there are hardly any projects that could be listed as meeting completed within the deadline. Infrastructure projects including road, drinking water, building construction among others are plagued alike by the same problem.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Standing committee has been still incomplete due to delay in picking memmbers from the former party CPN (Maoist center) by Communist Party of Nepal's Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Yuba Raj Bhusal has asked Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit not to transfer top officials of the authority without consulting with the authority, arguing that rampant transfers were likely to impede the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.

KATHMANDU, May 4: CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has insisted that no further delay should be made in uniting the party and CPN (UML).

KATHMANDU, May 2: More than a month and a half has already passed since then chief justice Gopal Parajuli was ousted from his post. But the appointment of a new chief justice looks  uncertain still as the government does not seem to consider this a priority.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The provincial governments have not been able to formulate necessary laws to carry out their regular parliamentary and administrative duties owing to the failure of the central government to provide them sample bills.

DOLAKHA, April 12: The country is suffering a loss of around Rs 1.2 billion per month due to delay in the construction of the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, according to project officials. The national pride project was initially expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Much-anticipated high-level talks between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) planned for Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday and then postponed again signaling possible delays in likelihood of a final deal on  left unification on the proposed date.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the planned unification between their party and the CPN-UML could be delayed by a few weeks, or even a few months, due to widening distrust between the two sides.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the unification between the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) would take place with no further delay with the goal of socialist-oriented economy.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Even though the High Court Patan had issued an interim order to stay the election of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) slated for March 28, members of the panel led by Karma Chirring Sherpa, a candidate for the presidential post, said that it paved the way for the central elections as process to conduct election in Bhaktapur district chapter has already begun.

DHANGADHI, March 23: Chief Minister of Province 7 Trilochan Bhatta said that the provincial government has not been able to work in a full-fledged manner due to delay on the part of the federal government to delegate executive powers to the provincial governments.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Victims of US-Bangla air crash are likely to receive less amount in compensation than they are supposed to receive, as both Nepal and Bangladesh have delayed adopting the Montreal Convention 1999.

Delay it not

March 4, 2018 02:30 am

Cabinet expansion

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Those foreign workers employed at Tiger Palace Resort in Rupandehi without getting work permit are preparing to flee the country as the government authority has shown reluctance to take action against them and their employer.

JAJARKOT, Feb 12: Construction work on Mid-Hills Highway in Jajarkot district is not moving ahead because of the lackluster attitude of government agencies in expediting such work.

DOLAKHA, Jan 31: Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (456 MW) is facing the risk of missing its completion deadline due to the negligence of Indian company Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd - the contractor of the mega project's hydro-mechanical works.

Delay in Sunkoshi Bridge construction

January 30, 2018 02:30 am

KHOTANG, Jan 30: The construction of a bridge over Sunkoshi River at Phoksingtar, which links Khotang and Udayapur districts, has remained stalled for the past five years. The only visible progress made during the period is the construction of a foundation pillar.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Fearing further delays in the project execution, locals of far-western region have demanded that the government takes a concrete decision on West Seti hydroelectricity project.

Betrayed by delay

January 14, 2018 11:50 am

Many houses would have been rebuilt by now if the government had not promised reconstruction grants