KATHMANDU, June 9: The government has defended its controversial decision to hike the taxes on electric vehicles, arguing that it had to revisit the tax rates and electricity tariffs to finance Rs 11.62 billion that the budget has announced in subsidies to the electricity users.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and irrigation Barshaman Pun has requested the World Bank to make an investment in the Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, said Thursday that the utilization of available resources was a must to make electricity affordable.

DUBAI, Sept 8: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman replaced the country’s energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the country as oil prices remain stubbornly below what is needed to keep up with government spending.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to further invest in Nepal's energy and water resource.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun reiterated that all the controversy over bills including Media Council Bill presented to the federal parliament would be settled through extensive talks with concerned stakeholders.

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