KATHMANDU, Jan 8: An inquiry into the distribution of smart licenses in Nepal over the past seven years has uncovered irregularities, with 73,584 out of 4 million licenses distributed under suspicion. A total of 30,000 of these licenses were granted to individuals who did not successfully pass the required written exams and trials.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The process of diverting the water of the Melamchi River has been started. The process of diverting Melamchi's water started after the people of Kathmandu held protests demanding Melamchi's water supply.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started distributing new currency notes to the banks and financial institutions targeting Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Lack of proper planning for energy management has led to wastage of large amounts of produced electricity, while the needy people have been deprived from having adequate availability of energy in their areas.

Chitwan, Nov 1: Krishi Samagri Company Limited has started selling chemical fertilizers. The sale of DAP and potassium fertilizers has been started across the country from Monday through the local governments.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to expand and improve the electricity transmission and distribution system in the urban areas of the Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara with the concessional loan from the Japanese government.

BIRGUNJ, August 11: Chemical fertilizers (Urea) procured by the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited through global bidding is being supplied to 16 districts.

KATHMANDU, June 19: It has been nine months since Sunil Bada of Bungamati, Lalitpur received his renewal chit. But he has not yet been provided with the ‘smart license’.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The parliamentary Development and Technology Committee has directed the government to implement its plan to start temporary operation of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) to ensure water supply in the Kathmandu Valley during this winter.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The first phase of underground laying of electricity wires, which was targeted to be completed in two and a half years in Kathmandu, has witnessed a progress of only 40 percent in 20 months.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The resumption of Melamchi drinking water supply to Kathmandu Valley has fallen uncertain as the massive flood on Sunday caused further damages in the infrastructures of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project.

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KATHMANDU, April 2:  The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), water supply authority in Kathmandu Valley, has begun distributing Melamchi water at Balaju area in Kathmandu starting Friday.

USA, Jan 3: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 4,225,756 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 13,071,925 doses.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The distribution of driver’s license form is going to be reopened from December 29 that was suspended some 10 months ago due to the sudden outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

NEW YORK, Nov 10: Work to distribute the experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE is gearing up after the companies announced successful interim data earlier on Monday, but it will not be coming to local pharmacies for the general public any time soon.

NAWALPUR, March 24: As the fear of COVID-19 outbreak looms large, a local level in Nawalpur district has started distributing social security allowances to the beneficiaries by visiting their doorsteps.

GORKHA, May 14: Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Plant has begun distribution of compensation for private land acquired.

PYUTHAN, May 8: As promised during the local election campaigns, Naubahini Rural Municipality of Pyuthan has started distributing social security allowance at the doorsteps of the locals.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has drafted a new bill to further restrict the sale, advertisement, production and distribution of alcohol.

MUGU, Nov 24: Chhayanath Rara Municipality that recently announced ban on the sale, distribution and consumption of alcohol has started taking action against rule violators. Officials said they arrest the rule violators and those found guilty are made to pay certain amount in bail and are freed.

Funds shortage delays housing grants

November 19, 2018 10:04 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The distribution of the housing grant to quake victims has been halted since September after the amount which was previously sanctioned for the purpose was used up.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 27: The distribution of the housing grant for earthquake victims has been halted in Sindhupalchowk district since the beginning of new fiscal year as the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) fails to operate as per the new federal system.

PARSA, July 22: Those injured in the Madhes movement have accused Province 2 government of discrimination in handing out relief to the movement's victims.

PALPA, July 5: Each year budget is allocated to poor, differently able, woman groups, children, madhesi, Muslims and for the marginalized groups however, there won't be any proper utilization of the allocated budget. It is always used for less important issues. In order to make proper use of the allocated budget, one ward of the district initiated the budget upon creative things.

NUWAKOT, June 28: The District Administration Office, Nuwakot continues distribution of relief amount to those abducted and displaced during the Maoist decade long insurgency. Each person who was abducted and kept in confinement for more than 30 days during the rebel is entitled to Rs 25,000 in relief.

MYAGDI, June 7: Police arrested four for vandalizing the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Beni Distribution Center for enforcing power outage for more than eight hours for past three days.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started necessary preparations to shorten the process for the distribution of housing grant to the victims whose houses were damaged by the 2015 earthquakes.

REPUBLICA, April 27 Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Yuba Raj Bhusal has said that NRA will complete the housing grant distribution to all the earthquake victims whose houses were completely damaged by the earthquake by July 2019.

KATHMANDU, April 2: While the syndicate system prevailing in the public transport sector in Nepal has drawn the attention of many, including the government agencies concerned, the 'syndicate' which exists in Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is hardly even talked about, let alone being brought to public scrutiny.

Nearly three years after devastating earthquakes that destroyed thousands of private homes and public properties, and two years after formation of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), hundreds and thousands of earthquake survivors are still languishing under temporary shelters. Why such insensitivity? What are the problems? What is NRA actually doing? Mahabir Paudyal and Sagar Ghimire talked to Yubaraj Bhusal, Chief Executive Officer of NRA, who completed his 100 days in office on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20:  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office has fallen far behind other local bodies in buying medicines for free distribution out of the budget allocated by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

In Pictures: Voter ID distribution

December 5, 2017 13:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Distribution of voter identity cards has begun from today for the second phase election of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly held on coming Thursday in 45 districts.

Voter ID card distribution begins today

November 24, 2017 12:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Distribution of voter identity cards is beginning from today for the first phase election of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly held on coming Sunday in 32 districts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: When the Nepali Congress (NC) picked senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel as the party’s official candidate for the federal parliament polls from Tanahun-1, hundreds of leaders and cadres in his home district took to the street demanding a rethink of the decision. The biggest opposition came from another powerful NC leader Govinda Raj Joshi, one of the several aspirants for the ticket. Joshi and his aides have warned to boycott Poudel if he doesn’t give up his claim on the seat.

SINDHULI, Sept 11: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his party is likely to emerge victorious in the third phase of local elections.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Government of Nepal has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank to receive a loan of US$ 150 million (approximately Rs 15 billion) to implement electricity transmission lines and distribution efficiency enhancement projects. Likewise, the ADB has also provided grants of US$ 2 million from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to the government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, September 8: A total of 215 students received Nepal Bidhyabhushan Padak 'A', while 82 were given away the Nepal Bidhyabhushan Padak ' B' and 28 were awarded the Nepal Bidhyabhushan Padak 'C'.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Members of the Kamlari community, who were once bonded laborers, are finally getting their identity cards after four long years of struggles and protests to get their identity.

Relief distribution starts in Dhanusha

August 16, 2017 03:40 am

JANAKPUR, August 15: Distribution of relief to the flood victims finally started in Dhanusha district on Monday after the incessant rainfalls for the past three days finally stopped.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Twenty flood-hit districts are facing crisis similar to the one created by the earthquakes of 2015. Some people are voluntarily collect relief materials in major cities and private sector also wants to provide relief materials promptly. But the absence of needs assessment and the direction to channel support through the government channel has created confusion among the good Samaritans.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Twenty flood-hit districts are facing crisis similar to the one created by the earthquakes of 2015. Some people are voluntarily collect relief materials in major cities and private sector also wants to provide relief materials promptly.

BARDIYA, August 14: A team led by Minister for Livestock Development, Shantaram Tharu, on Monday distributed relief to the flood victims in several areas of Bardiya district. However, many are yet to get it.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 13: The composite fiber LPG cylinders, imported in Nepal after a delay of four years since the government issued a related policy, is now facing problems of distribution.

KATHMANDU, August 8: As many as 171.92 million units of electricity is wasted from the eight distribution centers under the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA)'s Hetauda distribution center alone.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Lawmakers have demanded no more delay in distribution of grants to earthquake survivors for house re-construction.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Famous cine actress Manisha Koirala on July 3 posted her picture with the founder of Maiti Nepal Anuradha Koirala in her twitter handle. The caption read-- With Padhma Shree Anuradha Koirala.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Some lawmakers, taking part in the deliberations on various topics incorporated in the Appropriation Bill-2017 in the Legislature-Parliament meeting today, expressed their concern over what they called allocation of development budget on the basis of political access and political influence.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) has approved a US$ 150 million loan to help improve the reliability and efficiency of Nepal's electricity supply and distribution.

KATHMANDU, June 24: As part of its final preparations to conduct the second round of elections, the Election Commission (EC) is distributing voter identity cards from Sunday morning.