KATHMANDU, January 20: The merger of the lower committees, various departments and sister wings of the erstwhile CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) which united in May last year to form the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been stalled for months as the panel tasked to determine the criteria and lay the ground for the merger has failed to work as mandated by the party's Standing Committee meeting last month.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday morning failed to pick new chief justice and heads of other constitutional bodies. Now the meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday.

POKHARA, Oct 9: Prithvi Subba Gurung, chief minister of Gandaki Province, on Monday stated that lack of policies and work plan as well as labor crunch have made it challenging for the province to spend the budget.

JUMLA, Sept 5: There are four government health institutions in Chandanath Municipality of the district headquarters Khalanga. Sadly, all of them are facing a medicine crunch at the moment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: China Three Gorges International is on the verge of walking away from the 750-MW West Seti Hydroelectric Project.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) held at Singha Durbar has yet again failed to decide the fate of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi as the new chief justice of the country.

MALAYSIA, Aug 1: A meeting between Bestinet Sdn Bhd and Nepal government officials to reverse a decision to bar its workers from coming to Malaysia has failed to yield any result.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has yet again failed to endorse acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as the country’s new chief justice.

KATHMANDU, July 27:  On the eve of the local elections last year, Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya proclaimed in a famous Twitter post that he would ‘make Kathmandu the best city of the world’ within the first hundred days of his tenure if elected to the office.Fourteen months on, Shakya seems to have forgotten those election promises.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index maintained a slightly positive bias during morning trading session on Thursday. However, stocks came under pressure mid-day and continued to decline throughout the remaining sessions. At the close, the index stood at 1,191.98 points -- a drop of 13.66 points, or 1.13 percent, compared to Wednesday.

Sheikh fails to impress

July 9, 2018 08:17 am

KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal batsman Aasif Sheikh who selected by the Malaysian Premier League outfit Kuala Lampur has failed to make his impression with the bat hitting eight runs off five deliveries including two fours in a six-wicket win over Penang on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) failed to provide the detailed results of the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) even on Sunday, a day after the results were made public. According to OCE officials, detailed SEE results will be possible only after about a week.

BIRGUNJ, June 21: The Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Birgunj whose operation kick-started after being formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not been as effective as expected for Nepal. Importers claim that the transportation of goods through the ICP has been inefficient and costlier than before.

KHOTANG, June 6: Until a year ago, political party leaders were wandering through the villages and cities with their election agendas. In order to bring voters on their side, they reached the doorsteps of the locals with their best agenda.

REPUBLICAKATHMANDU, June 1: A month-long enrollment campaign launched by the government targeting the children of school-going age could not impress about 72,000 children across the country.The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) citing last year's data said that 88,207 children aged between 5-9 years and 313,289 children aged between 5-12 years were out of school.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Former chief of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Gopal Khadka, who tried to avoid final hearings in a defamation case by alleging kinship between the promoters and journalists of Nepal Republic Media Pvt Ltd and a judge at Kathmandu District Court (KDC), has ultimately failed to prove the kinship.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The stock market witnessed a volatile trading session on Wednesday as the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index swung between gains and losses to end the day on a negative note. The index lost 4.94 points to close at 1,322.27 with a turnover of Rs. 439 million.

KATHMANDU, May 30: In contrary to expectations, the budget of Fiscal Year 2018/19 has just given continuity to the old plans and programs for the development of tourism sector of the country. Presenting the Rs 1.315 trillion budget for the FY2018/19, finance minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada said that a total of Rs 5.20 billion has been allocated for the tourism sector of country.

UDAYAPUR, May 11: For years, private schools have been preferred to public or community schools for enrollment of children. But a community school in Udayapur has set a different example.

Nepal fails to win medal

April 28, 2018 09:07 am

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nepal has failed to win a medal in the fourth AVC Central Zone Men’s Volleyball Tournament after facing a 3-0 straight set defeat at the hands of Kyrgyzstan in the third place match on Friday.

BEIJING, April 25: China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India's prime minister.

PAANCHTHAR, April 18: Animal husbandry has a long history in high mountainous and hilly regions. However, residents in this region are slowly switching to other professions in recent days, which have resulted in the decline of animal husbandry.

Bhairahawa ICP fails to commence

March 18, 2018 07:23 am

BUTWAL, March 18: Although the land acquisition process for the Integrated Check Post at Bhairawaha was completed seven years ago, its construction work has not yet begun. With the aim to ease cross border trade between the two nations, Nepal and India had agreed to set the ICP at Bhairahawa in 2064 B.S.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: ​Export incentive program, which was introduced by the government in FY2011/12 to ramp up exports, has failed to achieve desired results, an analysis of country's export and incentive distribution shows.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: CPN-UML has failed to strike deal on the election of Provincial Chief Ministers.

Only 5.65 percent of bond subscribed: NRB

Only 5.65 percent of the bond subscribed: NRB

SARLAHI, Dec 26: Ram Binaya Raya of Khairwa Boharwa village, in southwestern part of Sarlahi district, has not received his payment for sugarcane worth Rs 125,000 from Annapurna Sugar and General Industries for the past three years. Yet Raya delivered fresh lot of sugarcane to the industry this year.

POKHARA, Dec 15: Nepali Congress (NC) heavyweights who contested the parliamentary and provincial elections from Province 4, including the party's senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel, faced humiliating defeats.

Nepal defeats China, but fails to qualify

November 27, 2017 08:39 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Nepal women’s national cricket team has failed to qualify for the global qualifiers despite defeating China by 50 runs in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifying Series Asia Region on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Even a month and a half after a defamation case was filed against him, the Kathmandu District Court has failed to locate the house of Gopal Khadka, former chief of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Even after spending more than a billion rupees for the voter education program for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, the program could not be taken to the remote parts of the country, leaving the voters there unaware about how to cast error-free votes.

Coffee production fails to rise

November 18, 2017 09:03 am

KASKI, Nov 18: Though the area of coffee farming has increased, the production has not gone up much. Coffee is farmed in most of districts of the western region except the mountainous areas. However, the production of coffee has not risen as expected.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: House meeting on Friday failed to pass key bills due to lack of quorum as lawmakers remained busy in meetings at securing candidacy for upcoming parliamentary elections from their respective parties.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Interest-free loan on group guarantee for earthquake survivors to rebuild their houses has become uncertain.

SINDHULI, Sept 5: Disappointed with the sluggish pace of work, the locals of Sindhuli have started questioning the accomplishments of the newly elected people's representatives as they completed 100 days in office without delivering their promises made during election campaigns.

KATHMANDU, Sep 5: Rastriya Janat party Nepal (RJPN) has finalized its candidates for the post of chief of 109 local units and deputy chiefs of 78 of the total 136 local units in eight districts of Province-2 for the September 18 local polls amid rows and disputes. The largest Madhes-based political party is yet to finalize its candidates for 22 local units though there just a day to go before the candidacy nomination date set by the Election Commission.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Kathmandu metropolitan city mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya broke one promise each day since he assumed the office, Republica's follow-up of Shakya's election commitments show. In his poll manifesto released before the polls, Shakya had promised to make Kathmandu "the smartest city" of the world.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The government plan to utilize part of the Indian Line of Credit (LoC) of US$ 750 million, or nearly Rs 75 billion, announced in April 2015 faces roadblock as a condition of the LoC requires Nepal to utilize India's content, consultant and contractor services in project funded by such assistance.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The meeting of the Legislature Parliament held on Monday evening could not endorse the Bill relating to the second amendment to the Constitution of Nepal, 2073.

SAAYAD 2 fails to impress

July 30, 2017 11:17 am

After the success of 'Sayaad', movie goers had much expectation from 'Saayad 2'. The movie, however, fails to impress.

Miss Palpa fails to invite media

July 25, 2017 11:09 am

PALPA: The Miss Palpa pageant was successfully held at Municipal Hall in Tansen on Saturday, amid the absence of media. The pageant was organized in Tansen for the first time ever by MV Entertainment, Butwal.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell 1.48 points this week to close at 1,582.67 points on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

ITAHARI, July 3: Sajha Party(SP) elated over its unprecedented performance in the first phase of local level elections held on May 14 have failed to surprise the general public with a similar performance again.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday sought Rs 3 billion as bail  from suspended Inland Revenue Department chief Chudamani Sharma after preliminary investigations established his  involvement in a tax waiver scam.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday failed to recommend chief justice at the Supreme Court.

KATHAMANDU, June 6: Nepali migrant workers continue to pay exorbitant fees to manpower agencies and agents to get employed in the Gulf and Malaysia due to the Nepali government's abject failure to properly enforce the low cost recruitment scheme, popularly known as free-free-ticket-policy, according to a new report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Although the CPN (Maoist Center) made considerable gains in the  local elections as compared to its performance  in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election held in 2013, the former rebel outfit seems to have largely failed to impress urban voters.

WASHINGTON, May 11: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.

KATHMANDU, May 1:  The government’s attempt to get the much-awaited constitution amendment bill endorsed through parliament failed after over a dozen lawmakers from the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Nepali Congress (NC) deliberately skipped the House meeting on Sunday.