KATHMANDU, Dec 8: As many as 2,000 farmers, or five times more than the available, have applied for grants to run model farm in Gandaki Province. The application call was announced by the Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperatives for receiving grants and building farmhouse. The grants are toward the entire operation costs of the initial year.
KATHMANDU, June 24: Former foreign minister Prakash Saran Mahat has said that Nepal should ask both India and China to build railway links to the country on grants instead of investing national budget in such projects.
KATHMANDU, June 1: Seven months have passed since the government announced housing grants for the victims whose houses were damaged by last year's flooding in the tarai region. According to the announcement, they were to receive grants on par with the earthquake victims. But not a single flood victim has received the grant so far.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid protest from the public and various human rights organizations, murder-convict Bal Krishna Dhungel has been granted amnesty. Upon the recommendation from the government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to 816 jailbirds including Dhungel marking the Republic Day.
REPUBLICA, April 27 Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Yuba Raj Bhusal has said that NRA will complete the housing grant distribution to all the earthquake victims whose houses were completely damaged by the earthquake by July 2019.
SURKHET, April 17: A meeting of the council of ministers of Karnali Province on Tuesday decided to grant permission in principle to the Internal Affairs and Law Ministry to formulate a bill relating to province level public records certification procedures.
KATHMANDU, April 10: Local units and provinces may not get the matching and special grants from the federal government for the next fiscal year, too, government officials say. The provinces and local units are required to table a detailed study of any project they want to implement, justifying that they have no resources to implement the project alone. Only then can they seek matching grants from the federal government.
NEW DELHI, April 8: A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan while he appeals his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago, a welcome development for thousands of fans who greeted their hero with songs and firecrackers.
KATHMANDU, March 27: A total of US $ 70 million has been disbursed by the European Union (EU) for various ongoing projects but there are hardly any infrastructure projects that can help in capital formation.
DHADING, March 8: Kedarnath Adhikari of Gajuri Rural Municipality-6 has already received Rs 50,000 from the government as the first tranche of relief for the reconstruction of his house. However, he has no plans to start the construction anytime soon.
Nearly three years after devastating earthquakes that destroyed thousands of private homes and public properties, and two years after formation of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), hundreds and thousands of earthquake survivors are still languishing under temporary shelters. Why such insensitivity? What are the problems? What is NRA actually doing? Mahabir Paudyal and Sagar Ghimire talked to Yubaraj Bhusal, Chief Executive Officer of NRA, who completed his 100 days in office on Wednesday.
GORKHA, Jan 16: Mangal Bahadur Gurung of Siranchowk Rural Municipality-6 has been waiting for second installment of the housing grant since several months. Every time he visits the office of District Coordination Committee (DCC) for it, he is told to wait a bit longer. “I am tired of this now,” Gurung laments. “They always say I still need to wait.”
LIMA, Dec 25: Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Despite public and media outcry, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has released millions of rupees for the Election Commission (EC) to purchase luxury vehicles for election commissioners.
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.
CHITWAN, August 29: Following the devastating April 2015 earthquake, government had announced to aid quake victims in rebuilding their homes. It pledged housing reconstruction grants to help the victims to commence the rebuilding process.
KATHMANDU, August 20: At a time when Dr Govinda Kc was staging his indefinite 11th hunger strike, it has been reported that Senate and Executive Council of Tribhuvan University has given the affiliation to Ghattekulo-based Kathmandu National Medical College.
BERLIN, April 3: Germany's Foreign Minister thanked his Turkish counterpart Monday for granting consular access to a German-Turkish journalist detained since January, the first positive development between the two NATO partners after weeks of acrimony.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govinda Raj Pokharel has suggested to the prime minister different plans for relocating earthquake-hit settlements to safer locations.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that it will provide the total housing reconstruction grant of Rs 300,000 to earthquake victims whose houses were partially damaged by last year's earthquakes but are willing to go for full reconstruction rather than just repairs.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Various INGOs have informed the government in writing about their inability to provide Rs. 300,000 housing grants to earthquake victims, saying they have been facing difficulties arranging the necessary resources for that.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Earthquake victims eligible for housing grants themselves have halted the grant signing agreement process in many places of the Kathmandu Valley, demanding that other genuine victims left out in the list also be provided the grant amount.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct 6: Shovaram BK lost his house to the great earthquake last year. He cleared the remains of the fully destroyed house and was thinking to build new house when a landslide washed away the land, too.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: During his recent Nepal visit, the Adjutant General of Indian Army Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma on behalf of the Ministry of Defense of India announced a cash grant of Rs 320,000 for each of the 6,832 quake-affected former servicemen.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Aug 30: The much awaited first installment of government-promised quake grants is finally starting to reach the victims of Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts by the catastrophic earthquake last year.
IMPHAL, India, Aug 9: An Indian court granted bail Tuesday to a hunger-striking political activist who has been force-fed for nearly 16 years, after she assured the judge that she planned to end her fast.
KATHMANDU, July 19: The Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is to provide the first installment of house rebuilding grants announced by the government for the earthquake survivors before the upcoming Dashain festival.
KATHMANDU, July 13: Nepali lawn tennis player Samrakshak Bhusan Bajrachary and Mahika Rana have received $ 1000 each as travel grants from International Tennis Federation's grand slam development fund.
SINDHUPALCHWOK, July 9: Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk district have been facing problems getting their reconstruction grants even though the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started the grants distribution process.
KATHMANDU, July 27:The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the parliament meeting for the third consecutive day on Sunday, demanding immediate release of house rebuilding grant assistance to the quake victims in lump sum.