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, May 27: Small and medium-size civil contractors have accused the big contractors of tarnishing the image of the sector by not doing their work in time and by lobbying bureaucrats to land  contracts.