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, Jan 13: Domestic airline passengers have been caught up in flight delays for hours in the last couple of days due to bad weather.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: With inordinate delay on the part of the federal government to enact Federal Civil Service Act that would pave the way for the adjustment of civil servants and the formation of a Provincial Public Service Commission (PSC) to recruit employees in vacant positions, provincial governments have lately initiated a process to recruit civil servants on contract basis.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Upendra Yadav threw tantrums at the Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday. Yadav showcased his stature of being a minister and threw tantrums to board a flight without a passport, thereby delaying the takeoff by 45 minutes.

GORKHA, April 29: Two years ago, land acquisition deal for the Budhigandaki Hydro Project was finalized and the land to be acquired for project was blocked from sales. However, the owners of the land have still not received the compensation for the land. Let alone distributing compensation, the government has not yet fixed rate of the land in some cases.

GORKHA, April 27: As April 25, 2016, marked two years of the deadly Gorkha earthquake, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari reached Barpak, the epicenter, to lay the foundation stone for an earthquake memorial park. As per the plan, 28 quake-damaged houses of a dalit community would be conserved in the park along with the debris. The whole intention was to allow tourists to observe and revisit the situation of earthquake. But that has not been possible till now due to the differences in opinion of locals.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Limited aircraft refuelers at Tribhuwan International Airport is one of the reasons behind flight delays at the only international airport in the country.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Leaders of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) said that the party would join the government once there is a written agreement on constitution amendment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's efforts to expand the new cabinet failed to materialize  Wednesday amid intraparty wrangling over ministerial berths and delays in allocation of ministries between the partners in the ruling coalition.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A conflict has surfaced within the CPN (Maoist Center) over the nomination of ministers in Province 4, thereby failing to appoint a ministerial candidate.

GORKHA, Jan 16: Mangal Bahadur Gurung of Siranchowk Rural Municipality-6 has been waiting for second installment of the housing grant since several months. Every time he visits the office of District Coordination Committee (DCC) for it, he is told to wait a bit longer. “I am tired of this now,” Gurung laments. “They always say I still need to wait.”

The real culprits of flight delays

January 10, 2018 17:27 pm

Every airliner, whether it is domestic or international has faced flight delays. These delays do not occur intentionally. An airport needs to run smoothly and efficiently so that they can handle all the passengers and cargo in a scheduled manner.

NEW YORK, Jan 8: Flooding from a water main break forced the temporary suspension of some flights at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, adding to the misery of travelers after a winter storm canceled or delayed hundreds of flights in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Even a month after the conclusion of the provincial elections, the formation of provincial government in Province 2 still remains uncertain as the two biggest Madhes-based parties in the race for chief minister have yet to start formal discussion on power-sharing.

DADELDHURA, Dec 22: It has been more than nine years since the government abolished the Haliya (indentured plowman) system and freed the agricultural bonded laborers. However, not much has been done to address their problems and issues.

Narrow road delays ICP operation

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BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: While arrangements are being made to initiate the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Nepal-India border in Birgunj, its operation is delayed due to lack of proper road in the Nepali side.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The process to endorse law on the formation of the National Assembly (NA) has been stalled in lack of consensus among the political parties.

KOLKATA, Nov 16: Light rain has delayed the toss and start of play in the first test between India and Sri Lanka at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Thursday.

DHANGADHI, Oct 27: Ram Gulabi Chaudhary is worried these days after irrigating the land that he had leased to cultivate barley and mustard. It has already been a while after irrigating the land, but he cannot sow the seeds in lack of fertilizers. Now he fears the land will dry and he has to spend money again for irrigation.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 24: Vessels have not been able to unload Nepal-bound cargoes at the Kolkata port thanks to port congestion. Freight forwarders say vessels have to wait a minimum of a week to 10 days to get their turn for unloading cargoes.

Katy Perry says she’s pushing back the start of her new tour because of 'unavoidable production delays.'

LONDON, August 16: Daniel Craig has delayed the specter of retirement as 007.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The delayed expansion of the cabinet has been deferred yet again following a dispute between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and  rival leader Ram Chandra Paudel over the sharing of ministerial portfolios.

BUTWAL, June 28: Rain has delayed voting in some polling stations while people have queued up for voting with umbrella and other kind of shades in some other places.

BIRGUNJ, June 2: The plan to bring Birgunj Integrated Check Post (ICP) along Nepal-India border in Alau of Parsa has been delayed due to delay in construction of access road.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Vote counting is underway of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). However, the counting is underway in slow pace that could delay in the final outcome of the KMC.

KATHMANDU, April 22: A coffee shop and a first-floor restaurant at the departure hall of  Tribhuwan International Airport domestic terminal  have no price menus. The two establishments charge  passengers exorbitant prices for food and drinks while they awaiting their flights.

RAUTAHAT, April 17: Failure of the Garuda-based Shreeram Sugar Mill to release payment has outraged local sugarcane farmers.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Delays and cancellations of domestic flights have lately become routine events at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), thanks to poor visibility due to increased levels of fine dust particles in the air, and a surge in air traffic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Editors of leading national dailies, magazines and news websites on Thursday met with hunger striking Dr Govinda KC at the TU Teaching Hospital and expressed their solidarity with his demands.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) put the process to approve the Draft of Trade Guarantee Fund Bylaws and Auction Trading Working Procedure submitted by Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) three months ago, citing procedural flaws.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Since the government had announced Rs 100,000 in addition to the previously announced Rs 200,000 housing grant for earthquake victims but has not amended the directives accordingly, earthquake victims remain deprived of the second tranche of the grant.

KATHMANDU, NOV 19: Following the suspension of Lokman Singh Karki as chief of the CIAA, internal feuding between Karki and the new leadership of the anti-graft body has deepened, damaging the reputation of a key constitutional body.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The ruling coalition Nepali Congress has witnessed mounting dispute on the selection of leaders to join the government.

PANCHTHAR, Aug 3: Pachthar -Tehrathum road expansion project that is supposed to link road network between Chiwabhanjyang VDC, Chyangthampu in East Panchthar district to Baitadi district has been witnessing slow progress since its inception. Although the deadline for the project completion is to 2075, progress so far does not make it a promising one.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The cost of Chameliya Hydropower Project (30 MW) is likely to increase further, owing to delay because of the intervention by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The post of member secretary at the University Grants Commission (UGC) has remained vacant for the last 15 months owing to differences over sharing of position among political parties.