KATHMANDU, March 28: Amid pressure of scanty financial resources as a result of low revenue collection, the government has cut down heavily the budget allocated for development projects, while transferring allocated budget to running projects and to meet recurrent liabilities.

WASHINGTON, March 5: Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on Feb. 1, prompting U.S. officials to put a freeze on the funds, according to three people familiar with the matter, including one U.S. government official.