BHAKTAPUR, May 22: The government has started expanding the Suryabinayak-Dhulikhel road into a four-lane road in full swing 25 years after starting the expansion work. This road is being expanded as the section from Suryabinayak to Dhulikhel is narrow and traffic jams have increased along this vital route.

MADRID/HELSINKI, June 29 (Reuters) - NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other's security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The CPN (Unified Socialist) has formed its working committee in 55 out of 77 districts. It is reported to expand the committee to remaining 22 districts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Provincial police are all set to acquire the authority to investigate criminal cases in a given province and submit the findings to the public prosecutor.

BHARATPUR, April 15: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has directed revenue employees for a quality increase in revenue by expanding the scope of taxation.

CHITWAN, Feb 22: Even after two years of commencement, the expansion work for 4.49-kilometer-long bypass road connecting Aaptari to the Central Bus Terminal in Bharatpur is yet to complete. The project had started with a 15-month deadline for completion.

PANCHTHAR, Feb 6: Trilochan Adhikari of Panchthar district is quite happy that reaching Kathmandu, the capital city, from his village is going to be quite easy now.

LALITPUR, Dec 15: As the construction of the Koteswar-Kalanki road section of the ring road is nearing for completion, a study has begun to expand the Kalanki to Maharajgunj section of the same ring road.

POKHARA, July 9: Pipeline expansion project in Pokhara has been halted due to insufficient funds. Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC), Pokhara had started the works for installing DI pipes of 20 inches in Pokhara bazaar to address the increasing need for drinking water in the city.

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.

BIRGUNJ, May 14: India's Kolkata port is building infrastructures to improve its service quality much to the delight of Nepali exporters and importers.

Narrowing expansion

April 11, 2018 08:06 am

It seems like every time I abstain from using social media for more than eight hours, something drastic and terrible happens. When the US-Bangla plane crashed in Kathmandu, I was busy at work and was away from social media.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Suryabinayak-Dhulikhel road will be upgraded to eight lanes. Concerned authorities have stressed the need for starting the construction work at the earliest.

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.

FRIDAY, Feb 7: The Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order staying a planned demolition of over a dozen houses in Katunje of Bhaktapur district.

EU's biggest expansion in two decades

February 4, 2018 00:50 am

The EU Commission publishes a paper setting out the prospect of membership  to six new countries by 2025 as it seeks to breathe new life into the bloc, tighten controls on migration and counter Russian influence in the Balkans - Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo

MAHOTTARI, Jan 26: Ongoing expansion of the Samsi-Maisthan road has rendered around 200 families residing along the roadside homeless.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) terminal expansion work is all set to begin.

KATHMANDU, OCT 15: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's decision to expand the cabinet just a few days ahead of elections has fuelled speculation about the possible expulsion of the CPN (Maoist Center) ministers from the government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has strongly objected to the prime minister's move to appoint eight more ministers in 'violation' of the election code. The prime minister, however, wasn't touched by his objection.

KATMANDU, Oct 15: Despite the series of warnings it earlier issued against the government's plans to expand the cabinet, the Election Commission (EC) has given its go ahead for the induction of eight ministers from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party into Sher Bahadur Deuba's cabinet.

BRICS-PLUS: What to expect from the bloc's expansion?

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Hours after the newly-appointed ministers assumed office on Monday, the Election Commission (EC) said it was seriously concerned over Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s expansion of the cabinet in violation of the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Election Commission (EC) said that the government has violated the election code of conduct by expanding cabinet on Monday.

EC warns against cabinet expansion

September 11, 2017 05:15 am

KATHMANDU, September 11: Taking strong exception to the government's plan to expand the cabinet, the Election Commission has said that it amounts to violation of the election code of conduct.

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 2: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the chair of this year's BRICS Summit, said that the BRICS countries should now move ahead with BRICS plus cooperation model by integrating emerging markets and developing countries in order to give impetus to the world economic growth and diffuse risks and challenges posed by the rise of protectionism.

BAJHANG, Aug 13: Landslides have destroyed the paddy fields of dozens of farmers in the district, turning them into riverbanks. With their farms lost, the farmers have become landless.

BUTWAL, July 25:Industrial Districts Management Ltd (IDML) has initiated the expansion of Butwal industrial area in response to pressure from industrialists.

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.

Cabinet expansion likely today

July 25, 2017 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 24: Amid criticism from various quarters over the prolonged delay, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has decided to expand his cabinet on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that the cabinet would be expanded soon after the conclusion of ongoing central committee meeting of the party.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The inordinate delay on part of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to give full shape to the cabinet has brought dissatisfaction within the coalition partners.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has reasoned the second phase of local level elections for the delay in cabinet expansion.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The lack of co-ordination among government authorities has stalled the Dholahiti road expansion project again, compelling the locals to struggle with dust and mud for more than past two years.

CHITWAN, July 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara said the government would be expanded only after the amendment of the constitution.

BHAKTAPUR, July 6: Spokesperson of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pampha Bhusal said the internal dispute of the Nepali Congress has delayed the cabinet expansion.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is planning to expand his eight-member cabinet early next week, a month after his election as the head of government.

BHAKTAPUR, June 17: National Information Commission (NIC) Chief Krishnahari Baskota has stressed the need of establishing the Commission's provincial-level units.

LAMJUNG, May 13: The expansion of the national transmission line in the trans-Himalayan district of Manang is gaining momentum.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Kalanki-Koteswor road expansion project has failed to achieve its goal of completing  the expansion within the predetermined time period.

LALITPUR, Jan 20: The ongoing work of revamping and redesigning the four motorable bridges along the Kalanki – Koteshwor stretch of the Ring Road is near completion.

BABIYACHAUR (Myagdi), Jan 10: The ongoing expansion of the Beni – Jomsom road has posed an existential threat to the natural hot spring in Bhurung locality of Myagdi.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The excitement brought about by the Kathmandu Valley road expansion drive nearly five years ago has now waned as the ambitious project falls victim to snail-pace progress, a common fate of almost all governmental projects.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Central Committee member of Chinese Communist Party and its Publicity Department Chief Liu Qibao called on Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has instructed the government bodies to speed up the road expansion drive in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Uninterrupted power supply in the Kathmandu Valley since past couple of weeks has boosted the confidence of industrialists and hoteliers. With their operating cost coming down significantly, they are already chalking out expansion plans.

RAMPUR (Palpa), Nov 21: The upgradation and expansion of the motorway linking Tanahun's Bhima locality to Palpa's Rampur Municipality through Ghiring Deurali section is continuing with support of a foreign donor.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26:  Google’s parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.

BABIYACHAUR, Oct 14: People from Myagdi district who are living and working abroad have collected a fund of five million rupees for the expansion of Internet service to all the settlements in the district.