KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The monsoon cloud leaving the country is expected to be delayed by a few more days, while there is a possibility of heavy rainfall in the next few days.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has directed the secretaries of the government to implement the current budget without any delay.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Even after the third week of Asar (June/July) has passed, only one-fourth of the paddy planting has been completed.

A worrisome delay

March 30, 2023 07:30 am

The ruling parties have agreed to expand the cabinet in two phases with a few ministers scheduled to join the cabinet by Thursday evening, but this process has been delayed for far too long.

BANKE, July 6: This year, paddy plantation has been delayed in Banke district. The plantation was delayed due to the incessant rain. According to Sagar Dhakal, Chief of Agricultural Knowledge Center, Banke, only about five percent of paddy has been transplanted till June end.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Narayanghat-Butwal road expansion project, which should be completed by the first week of August this year, according to the contract signed for the road project, has witnessed only 18 percent work progress so far.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Insurers have been found dilly-dallying to settle insurance claims of their clients with the Insurance Board (IB) receiving an increasing number of complaints in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has given permission to five companies to float their primary shares this week.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government’s plan to operate the electric public vehicles in the valley is set to fail again this year as the Bagmati Province government decided to put on hold the procurement of electric buses.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: A total of 31 local governments have failed to unveil their annual budget even when almost four months of the current fiscal year have passed.

KATHMANDU, September 2: Chairman of the newly-formed CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the expansion of the Cabinet is less likely before September 8.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The 'indecisiveness' of the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML over whether to join the government has caused an inordinate delay in the expansion of the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led Cabinet.

Government officials say domestic politics and regional rivalry at play

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Experts and private sector organizations have expressed worry that the unfolding political development and the subsequent unrest in the country could delay the process of economic recovery.

RASUWA, Dec 21: The upgradation of Syafru-Rasuwagadhi road section connecting Rasuwagadhi checkpoint has not started yet. The work has not seen any progress as the Nepali side has been delaying the process.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The completion of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydro Electric Project (UTHEP) is likely to be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

BEIJING, Feb 17: The Chinese parliament’s top committee will meet on Feb. 24 to discuss whether to delay the annual March meeting of the full parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Jan 18:  Bad weather forced Elon Musk’s SpaceX to delay until Sunday a test in which it will destroy one of its own rockets in a trial of a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 14: The six-lane Birgunj-Pathlaiya Road still remains incomplete even though it has already been one and half months since the construction deadline expired.

The psychology of procrastination

November 1, 2019 11:11 am

You know you need to have that slightly aching tooth checked out before it gets worse. But you dread going to the dentist. And so you put it off, promising yourself you will go next week. Before you know it’s been six months and you are consciously using the right side of your mouth to chew.

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.