Diary of a commitment-phobe

March 21, 2020 10:45 am

I don’t clearly know where I am headed (I feel out of this world, but I am not drugged), but I am sure I will find my way, my destiny, my destination. One thing is clear, though: I am leaving this city at least temporarily because it reminds me of so many things. You see, loads of memories are not a good thing when you are in an unenviable situation. On a pilgrimage?

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Consumers have expressed their dissatisfaction with Nepal government's decision to hike the internet price that is taking effect from today.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are set to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) to their users from the upcoming fiscal year- FY 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The average wholesale prices of vegetables including tomato small, tomato small (tunnel), local cabbage, local cauliflower, bitter gourd, and brinjal increased by almost 33 percent in a single day on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The price of gold has soared to a record high in Nepal in line with the spike in the price of the yellow metal in international markets.

NOC hikes petro price

May 2, 2019 21:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petroleum products on Thursday.

Trekking agencies’ association warns of protests

NEW DELHI, Aug 6: With the US imposing additional 25 percent duty on imports worth $34 billion from China, certain Indian products may become more competitive, CII said on Sunday.

BUTWAL, July 30: The members of the Province 5 assembly are all set to see hike in their pay and will get one personal assistant (PA) each as two bills to this effect tabled in the provincial assembly on April 24 were approved by the Economic, Business and Tourism Committee of the provincial assembly.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Tourist motor vehicle service providers are increasing vehicle rental costs from October 1.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal Students' Union (NSU) today staged a sit-in protest at Baluwatar against the rise in commodity prices.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government has clarified that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not allowed to raise price of Internet services that they are providing to consumers.

HAITI, July 15: Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests.

KATHMANDU, July 13: At a time when they are under criticism from various quarters for their failure to do anything substantial, the elected officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have begun efforts to have their salaries and perks increased.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers, speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Lawmakers speaking in the special time of the House of Representatives today, drew the government's attention towards the control of price hike and black marketing.

India will suspend trade concessions and raise import duties on 30 products from the United States by up to 50 percent, in a mirror response to Washington’s impetuous move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepal Communist Party led by Biplav, Nepali Communist Party led by Rishi Ram Kattel and Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary Maoist) jointly organized a protest rally at Shanti Batika, Ratnapark in the capital on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 13 :Demanding withdrawal of hiked prices of petroleum products, Nepal Students Union (NSU) affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress staged torchlight protests in different parts of the country on Tuesday.

BAGLUNG, June 7: Nepal Student Union (NSU), Baglung staged protests in various parts of the district on Wednesday against the recent hike in the price of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Yadav, has said the government increased the prices of petroleum products not by will, but it was a compulsion.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Deshbhakta Janaganatantrik Morcha Nepal has demanded the government to reduce price hike on daily essentials by withdrawing the hiked price of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Domestic private sector airlines have decided to hike airfare. The hiked airfare will be effective from coming Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has done nothing to implement the agreement reached more than two weeks ago to scrap the fee hike by private schools. As a result, the deal is unlikely to be implemented this year too like in the previous years.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Student unions protesting against the 'illegal' hike in tuition fees by private schools staged demonstration by blowing whistles in front of the offices of local body chiefs and deputy chiefs on Friday. The unions demand, among other things, revocation of the hiked fees.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Agitating joint student unions on Friday demonstrated against school fee hike charged by private schools by blowing whistles in front of  local government offices across the nation.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Three student unions affiliated to different political parties have submitted memorandums to all 753 local bodies demanding revocation of the "illegal fee hikes" at private schools.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Demanding implementation of the Education Directives 2015, student unions affiliated with all major parties encricled the Department of Education (DoE) on Wednesday.

KATHMANDu, April 24: A joint student unions' meeting has announced programmes of fresh protests against the decision of private schools to increase fees in the academic session.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Three student unions affiliated to various political parties have decided to submit a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Oli on Tuesday demanding action against the private schools that hiked their tuition and annual fees against the rules.

KATHMANDU, March 30: As in previous years, private schools have hiked their fees, up to 30 percent this time, breaching the rules set down by the government.

HIKE WITH CAUSE

March 29, 2018 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 29: On weekends recently, around the hills of the Kathmandu Valley, we can see people in different shades of blue T-shirts, walking in groups or lines exploring the hills, the surroundings and the lives of people beyond the hustle and bustle of the city. One of such groups with a dark navy blue T-shirt is Hike4Lyf.

CHITWAN, March 26:  Business community of Chitwan have protested rise in tax rates and other fees by Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

TERHATHUM, March 19: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women. As per the decision, an additional Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 -- depending on the distance of their homes from the birthing centers or health institutions- will be provided to such women.

TERHATHUM, March 18: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women.

KATHMANDU, March 15: A team of the Federation of Contractors' Association of Nepal (FCAN) has drawn the attention of the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) toward unnatural hike in prices of some construction materials in the market.

CSIT students demand rollback of fee hike

February 16, 2018 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Students of Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) protested in front of the Office of Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU) on Thursday demanding proper implementation of the academic calendar and a reduction in hiked tuition fees.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority's (NRA) steering committee chaired by the prime minister turned tense on Friday after CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal and Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki engaged in a heated exchange over the government's recent decision to increase the housing grant.

Airlines decide to hike airfare

February 3, 2018 08:27 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Private airlines have decided to increase the airfare in the domestic sectors, starting Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Cement manufacturers have not yet reduced the hiked price of cement, disobeying the government’s direction to do so. The three-day deadline given by the government to the cement manufacturers for reducing the hiked prices expired on Thursday.

DHADING, Jan 26: The government's decision to provide addition of Rs 100,000 as quake reconstruction grant has brought happiness among earthquake victims who are struggling to rebuild their houses.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has directed cement factories to rollback the decision to increase the price of cement within three days.

SINDHULI, Jan 22: The long-delayed reconstruction process which had finally picked up pace has again been halted with the sudden hike in the prices of construction materials.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Civil work contractors have blamed cement and steel manufacturers for arbitrary rise in price of cement and steel rod - key construction materials.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The student unions affiliated with the Left Alliance have continued their protest against the recent price hike in petroleum product for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The KIST Medical College of Lalitpur remains closed for the past 18 days after its employees padlocked the college and its teaching hospital demanding pay raise.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2:  Students unions associated to Left Alliance have burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to protest against the price hike of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Domestic airlines have increased fuel surcharge, citing the rise in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price by the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Plunge in tomato production in India is one of the several factors behind its price hike in the market of Kathmandu, wholesalers in Kalimati have said.