KATHMANDU, May 23: The government has utilized only one-third of the allocated budget under capital expenditure while the end of the current fiscal year is only two months away.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The government has spent only 27.45 percent of the capital budget allocated for the development projects as of the third-quarter of the current fiscal year that ends on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu has said that solutions to the problems of price increment of the petroleum products and its transport and supply would be resolved scientifically by prioritizing the interests of the consumers.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Home Minister Balkrishna Khand, also the Acting Prime Minister, has directed the authorities concerned to immediately fix the problems surfaced recently in the supplies of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Economists and experts have accused the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the pivotal government agency to look after the economic health of the country, of focusing on populist programs and acting as a revenue collection organ rather than solving the real problems of the economy.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday directed the government bodies concerned to forward policies and programs that could help reduce the country’s widening trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has received overwhelming demand for transferring Rs 368 billion under non-budgetary cash transfers from various government bodies, which has raised the concern over the fiscal discipline in the government mechanism.

The government has allocated Rs 146 billion for health infrastructures development in the current fiscal year. But the budget remains largely unspent even after six months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The government has announced to provide up to 90 percent subsidy on the production of renewable energy in the area that is deprived of connectivity to the national grid.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Yak & Yeti Hotel Limited, in response to the government move to scrap the operating license, has said the hotel does not have any financial liabilities due to the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government is mulling to raise the maximum limit on hard cash of Indian currency (IC) from existing INR 25,000 that can be exchanged by individuals traveling to India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has urged the government to simplify the policy and procedural difficulties in taxation.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The government has issued an order to remove legal obstacles and facilitate procurement of more than six million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines directly from the US manufacturer.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The government in association with the World Bank (WB) has launched the Nurturing Excellence in Higher Education Program (NEHEP). USD 60 million has been allocated for the program.

KATHMANDU, September 18: The government was able to spend 5.46 percent of its earmarked budget of Rs 1.64 trillion in the first two months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center),  Pushpa Kamal Dahal has maintained that the Cabinet will get its full shape as soon as the newly-registered party of Madhan Kumar Nepal, the CPN-UML (Socialist), gets approved by the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, August 1: The government has appointed Madhu Kumar Marasini as the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The government has collected revenue worth Rs 26.46 billion in the first two weeks of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Election Commission (EC) has suggested to the government to conduct the midterm elections announced for November 12 and November 19 in a single phase.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The CPN (Maoist Center) has officially withdrawn its support to the KP Oli-led government.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Office of National Food Bank was inaugurated at New Baneshwar in the capital on Thursday. The food bank was established a few months ago under the slogan 'Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrient-Rich Food' in order to give priority to organic production.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government is all set to raise the amount for allowance of senior citizens from the next fiscal year starting from July 16.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The government and the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal have reached a three-point agreement.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), a key body to address public health concerns, has not been proactive to share the detailed information about COVID-19 funds, its allocation and records of spending by different government bodies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The government has been facing a massive rise in demand for non-budgetary funds for the preparation of mid-term elections and procurement of vaccines against COVID-19 along with the unhealthy competition to extend the institutional structures and more recruitment of staff.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: In an effort to help the people impacted by coronavirus, the government, on Monday, launched telemedicine in all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: As the government has decided not to bear the cost of PCR testing and COVID-19 treatment, a conflict has arisen between the local units and the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) over conducting PCR tests, resulting in delayed contact-tracing.

Who can get free COVID-19 treatments?

October 20, 2020 09:17 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has unveiled the terms and conditions for the people to obtain free COVID-19 treatment services from the government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The government has decided not to bear the cost of treatment and PCR testing of COVID-19 patients effective from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government has urged people in Kathmandu Valley to be extra-cautious as the Valley is witnessing the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepali Congress (NC) Joint General Secretary Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is also a coordinator of Corona Monitoring Committee of party, has urged the government to arrange isolation and quarantine facilities to those COVID-19 infected people living in rent in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Sajha Party has expressed deep concern over the government’s unwillingness to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on a fast-unto-death strike for the last 21 days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Refuting media reports about the alleged encroachment of Nepali territory by China in Humla district, Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali has said that there is no dispute over territory between Nepal and China.

His health deteriorates, government silent about his demands

KATHMANDU, Sep 10: The government has given a green signal to private schools to collect fees for online classes run at the time of global pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The government has decided not to resume the operation of domestic flights and long distance bus services until September 16.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Medical doctors who recently completed their undergraduate degree (MBBS and BDS) have been impatiently waiting to put their skills to use. Thousands of students who completed their medical internships have been waiting for the government to deploy them to work on frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The federal, provincial and local government bodies have been directed to observe the upcoming Civil Service Day by maintaining adequate health safety. The meeting held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi has urged the government employees to compulsorily maintain lockdown rules and adopt health safety.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory for the migrant workers returning home through repatriation flights could possibly put many Nepali migrant workers into trouble.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Supreme Court (SC) has said that the government does not have the authority to issue travel bans on any citizen unless it is clearly permitted by the laws.

Govt set to pick new IGP today

July 7, 2020 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, July 7: With the incumbent Inspector General of Police (IGP) Thakur Prasad Gyawaly retiring from the service on Wednesday, a cabinet meeting scheduled for later today is set to appoint the new chief of Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The government which is struggling to manage funds for the recurrent expenditure is seriously looking for budget transfers to pay the remunerations of the civil servants.

NEW DELHI, June 26: The government of India has appointed Samant Goel as the new Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief and Arvind Kumar as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

KATHMANDU, March 8: Secessionist campaigner CK Raut has renounced the movement he has been leading, striking an 11-point agreement with the government on Friday.

11-pt deal between govt and CK Raut

KATHMANDU, March 4: Police have failed to book key leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party Nepal (CPN) as the former do not have any orders to do so from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Senior NCP leaders also appear divided over a possible solution. NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said the government was looking for 'administrative solutions' to the problem without further explanation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The government has announced a public holiday tomorrow to mourn the death of those killed in the Air Dynasty chopper crash.

CIAA arrests govt employee taking bribe

February 22, 2019 21:14 pm

HETAUDA: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday held a government employee red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 75,000.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: At a time when the government is drawing flaks from all quarters for allegedly removing Pashupati Sharma’s satirical song from YouTube, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli defended saying that the government has no hand in removing it.