KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) have demanded that rescue operation for tourists be made easier and faster.

CARACAS, July 31: The Indian government decided to frame a scheme to set up an "appropriate" number of fast-track courts to try rape cases across the country's states. India is planning to implement over 1,000 'fast-track special courts' for swift justice in cases related to the rape of children and women, according to the law ministry's statement.

Actor Vanessa Kirby will join the cast of the Fast and Furious spin-off along with actor Jason Statham and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is all set to begin his 15th fast-unto-death  from Friday, in Jumla, as the government has failed to listen to his frequently repeated demand for the immediate endorsement of the Medical Education Replacement Bill  by parliament.

Hold fast to reality

June 11, 2018 01:30 am

What kind of prosperity and development are we aiming for? Where do quality infrastructure and efficient human resources feature in this development narrative?

BAITADI, May 31: An elderly citizen has been holding a fast – onto – death demanding a blacktopped road in his village for the past four days.

KATHMANDU May 2:  Defense Ministry has prepared a draft of a separate act related to Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to sort out legal and technical hassles, said the Ministry.

Rethinking fast fashion

April 27, 2018 08:34 am

All of us love wearing fashionable clothes and we are really happy if we are able to get them for cheap. But not many of us think about the ones who make our clothes and the amount they are paid for it. According to Sunaina Singh Shrestha, country coordinator of Fashion Revolution Nepal, clothes have to go through a long route before they are actually displayed at the various showrooms across our country.

LALITPUR, April 11: Local representatives of Khokana have urged the government to provide appropriate compensation while acquiring the land for the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast track.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Nepal Army (NA) has decided not to purchase the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhes Expressway prepared by an Indian consortium, citing technical shortcomings and exorbitant price.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14:  The Nepali Army (NA) is to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) of the Kathmandu- Terai Madhes fast track on its own.

MANCHESTER, Nov 7: Manchester City’s eight-point advantage after 11 games is leading to talk of the Premier League title race is over in November, but as Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho noted - English football has a habit of throwing up surprises.

Dengue spreading fast in Jhapa

October 23, 2017 07:49 am

JHAPA, Oct 23:  A month ago, only a few cases of dengue were recorded in Jhapa district. However, the disease is spreading like an epidemic in the district in the recent days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Dr Govinda KC has ended his 13th fast-unto-death after 14 days on Wednesday evening following a 10-point agreement with the government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday has decided to allocate the responsibly of deciding the purchasing price of the detailed project report (DPR) of Nijgadh-Kathmandu fast track project prepared by Indian Company IL&FS to the Directive Committee after studying the report's utility.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 8: Get ready to be more 'Fast' and 'Furious' as the release date for a 'Fast and Furious' spin-off has been decided. Universal has set a release date of July 26, 2019, for the next entry in the billion-dollar franchise, which is being eyed as a starring vehicle for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Chris Morgan, who has shepherded the script chores since 2006's 'Toyko Drift', is now writing the spinoff.

Price of Fast Track DPR jumps 66 pc

September 5, 2017 07:28 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The price of the Detailed Project Report for the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway was Rs 600 million (Indian Rs 380 million) in January this year, but  the DPR price is now Rs 1 billion,  an increment of 66 percent.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: After the government took the initiative to address almost all his demands, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), postponed his 11th fast-unto-death on its 23rd day Tuesday. This has been his longest hunger strike so far.

NEW JERSEY, August 12:  President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

KATHMANDU, August 4: On the 12th day of his latest fast-unto-death, the condition of Dr Govinda KC, professor and senior orthopedic surgeon at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is said to be critical and getting worse.

KATHMANDU, July 11: A report prepared by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that the fertility and mortality rates in Nepal have been fast declining in the recent years.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The meeting of the Council of the Ministers Thursday approved the procedure regarding the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track in the stipulated time. The government earlier had decided to give the responsibility of constructing the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to the Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Parliament on Thursday amended a provision of the Local Level Election Act through a fast-track process, smoothing the way for the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate in the second phase local polls scheduled for June 28.

NIJGADH (BARA), May 28: Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today laid foundation stone for the construction of of the fast track – the strategically important national pride project that connects Terai region with capital city of Kathmandu.

NIJGADH, May 28: Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today laid foundation stone for the construction of of the fast track – the strategically important national pride project that connects Terai region with capital city of Kathmandu.

The 'Fast & the Furious' franchise might be expanding into a Cinematic Fury-verse as Universal is reportedly planning a spin-off film centred on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham's characters.

A person with peroxide/platinum blond hair, some amount of digital prowess, and fuzzy ideas about bringing the superpowers to their knees – should Julian Assange have got himself a plane (big), dreadlocks (many) and acquired lissome inches (several), he could have had ideas regarding The Fate of the Furious, aka the eighth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. As the case is, we have ourselves a Charlize Theron as the digital whiz-kid ‘Cipher’. She is wicked, she is evil, she is stunning, and she rules this one, without even getting behind a wheel. Yes, Ms Theron appears like she is here to stay. And about time too.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Public Account Committee in the Parliament directed the government to start working on the Kathmandu-Trarai Fast Track Project so as to finish it in less than 5 years time.

Water sources fast drying up

February 20, 2017 01:20 am

SIRAHA, Feb 20: Located on the east-west highway near Lahan, Lalpur village is famous for vegetable farming. When the village was merged into Golbajar municipality a few months ago, the villagers were elated, hoping to receive more services to boost their businesses. However, unlike what they had thought, they are now faced with the serious problem of water shortage. Let alone water for irrigation, the locals do not have adequate water even for drinking. The water crisis has bothered everyone in Golbajar now, thanks to the fast drying water sources.

He came down the road with cigarette in his hand. I waved at him; he smiled at me and threw away the almost finished cigarette inhaling the last puff. As we sat down to talk, he lit up another cigarette; with its smoke surrounding us he began his story.

CHAUTARA, Feb 7: The sweet whistling sound of sparrows and drongos is continuing to recede with increasing urbanization and use of harmful pesticides in farming.

Not so fast

January 23, 2017 00:25 am

Accessing internet won’t suffice. We also need to tailor content as per the needs of local school children whose medium of learning is Nepali

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has started carrying out a study of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to pave the way for its construction.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The government has decided to construct Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track road on its own.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The government has decided to build the much-talked about Kathmandu-Tarai fast track on its own.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The government has constituted a seven-member task force with the National Planning Commission (NPC) vice-chairman as the coordinator for the infrastructure study for the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Madhes Fast Track.

Fans of the ‘Fast and Furious’ racing film franchise got a taste of the latest installment of the popular series with an action-packed trailer for the upcoming ‘The Fate of the Furious’ film.

The eighth installment in the popular franchise The Fast and the Furious is officially called The Fate of the Furious. The film, directed by Straight Outta Compton helmer F Gary Gary, will hit theatres on April 14.

London, Dec 2: Actor Paul Walker's "Fast and Furious" co-stars, including Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Rapper Ludacris and Jordana Brewster have paid tribute to him on his death anniversary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Members of Parliament have endorsed a bill to increase their own salary and perks through a fast-track process while putting the deliberations on impeachment motion filed against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki on hold.

Nepal to build Fast Track itself

November 21, 2016 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has decided to terminate all agreements and contracts that the government has signed with the Indian consortium led by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) regarding the development of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has forwarded a proposal to the Cabinet to scrap the agreement earlier reached with Indian consortium IL &FS and the Detailed Project Report (DPR) it prepared for the development of the Kathmandu-Terai Fast Track.

PALPA, Nov 12: The invaluable Shaligram shells found in the Kaligandaki river of Nepal are fast disappearing with people seeking the fossilized stones for religious and commercial use increasing by the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Issuing a six-point demand, Dr Govinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital has threatened to stage another fast-unto-death if the government does not appoint the dean at the Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the basis of seniority.

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will be fasting along his fiancee Rukmini Sahay on the occasion of Karwa Chauth.

MANCHESTER, Sept 23: With his "headteacher" aura and astute offseason recruitment, Ronald Koeman is making an immediate impact at Everton and getting the best out of the club's strongest squad in a generation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Development Committee of parliament has directed the government to prepare a clear roadmap to implement Kathmandu Tarai Madesh Fast Track and Second International Airport projects.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that he will consult with experts on the issues of national importance before he leaves for India visit.

Fast and loose

August 1, 2016 00:45 am

To internalize the great risk of speeding in our highways one need only board an outbound microbus at Kalanki. Hop on board one bound for Pokhara or Butwal. Then be prepared for a ride to hell. No sooner has the microbus left Kalanki, the driver guns it, madly twisting and turning the vehicle at unseemly speeds to avoid the rush of oncoming traffic. The most dangerous bit is not the demonic speed