KATHMANDU, August 28: Saying that some “fake” developers were holding licenses for hydropower projects worth some 1,600 MW but doing nothing in terms of power production, the government has said it will scrap such licenses as the developers have shown apathy to build these projects.
KATHMANDU, August 15: At a time when Nepali insurance companies are largely focused on expanding their business in Bagmati Province, the finance minister has reiterated the government’s priority to increase insurance accessibility in rural areas.
KATHMANDU, July 15: While the rice transplantation season has already begun, the government is just giving assurances to farmers to make adequate supply of chemical fertilizers instead of acting promptly to maintain the supply.
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 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.
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, 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, 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, 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 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.
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, 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.
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.