Chitwan, Aug 22: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said a power trade agreement will be soon reached with Bangladesh.

Listen up folks, Nepal is gearing up to unleash the next national budget, and the country’s National Planning Commission (NPC) is back in the spotlight. The NPC is akin to "Fishy" Dhamala — always in the media, but about as useful as a waterproof towel! The NPC has been busy concocting grandiose plans for Nepal's development while the rest of us are left scratching our heads, desperately trying to catch a decent Wi-Fi signal in our humble abodes! I mean, seriously, have you taken a gander at how much progress the country has made over the decades? It's like observing a sloth endeavoring to ascend a tree — agonizingly sluggish and downright painful!

KATHMANDU, September 8: Nepal has faced a shortfall of investment worth Rs 558 billion annually to achieve its targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Plan now for the best tomatoes next year

September 12, 2019 09:24 am

A myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste best. Not true! The best varieties of tomatoes are what taste best, whether they’re grown on a farm or in a backyard.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The fourth Five-Year Strategic Plan being implemented in the judiciary from Wednesday has set a goal of settling all three-year-old writ petitions within the first year of its implementation.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The United Nations World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July. The day was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989 to focus on the urgency and importance of population issues.

WASHINGTON, May 17: Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs.

Know your life

April 10, 2019 12:05 pm

As I’m a management student, I’m thinking of where I want to be in the next 5 to 10 years in my life.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Supreme Court has stayed the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City to demolish the historic Bag Durbar to develop a new building.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with a three-phase plan for solid waste management in the Kathmandu Valley where garbage disposal has become a herculean task due to the unavailability of space at the Sisdol landfill site in Nuwakot.

NEW YORK, Aug 4: Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday — but from outside the White House in protest.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: An independent group of youths from Dolpa district has vented their ire against the plan of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field senior leader Bam Dev Gautam in a re-poll after forcing the elected lawmaker from the district Dhan Bahadur Budha to resign.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has forwarded ambitious plan and programs with an objective of attracting 2.5 foreign tourists within next five years.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Aug 2: U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

POKHARA, Aug 1: The provincial government of Gandaki is moving forward with a plan to establish a 1000-bed hospital providing facility to treat five major diseases.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government is busy in formulating a new plan for educational elevation in the country.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20: Heritage conservation activists have staged a protest against the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to demolish Bag Durbar, a neoclassical architectural palace in the capital that also served as KMC's main office, instead of retrofitting it. About 40 conservation activists gathered in front of KMC office on Friday, demanding that the metropolis withdraw its decision to demolish the building.

BIRGUNJ, July 17: The 'educate daughter; save daughter' plan floated by Province-2 government to increase access of children and adolescents to education is gaining popularity in Parsa and Bara districts.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Following a warning from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government has backtracked on its decision to table the National Medical Education Bill in parliament for endorsement.

NEW YORK, July 12: The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government passed a master plan that prohibits child labor in all work sectors on Sunday’s meeting of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government’s plan to put the crown of former Shah kings of Nepal on public display has been postponed multiple times. This decision was first made some eight years ago when the Narayanhiti Palace Museum was first opened to the public.

The term ‘superfoods’ entered our collective lexicon a few years ago, and has been thrown around by health and wellness experts. To put it simply, superfoods are rich in antioxidants, which reduce cell damage, and nutrients that boost overall health. It’s important to note that while your diet must consist of superfoods, they cannot replace a balanced diet which is necessary to fuel your body.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to formulate a six-month long action plan to save the Bagmati River and submit its report to the apex court. A division bench of justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Sapana Pradhan Malla issued the order on Tuesday.

MCALLEN, June 20: Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to formulate a six-month long action plan to save the Bagmati River and submit its report to the apex court. A division bench of justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Sapana Pradhan Malla issued the order on Tuesday.

SINGAPORE, June 12:  President Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday that his momentous summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had gone “better than anybody could have expected” and announced that the leaders planned a signing ceremony shortly. He offered no details on what was being signed.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party, Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, has challenged the government to present the implementation plan for its policy and programs for the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator and lawmaker Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the government's policies and programs do not have concrete plan.

SOUTH KOREA, May 13: North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture."

KATHMANDU, May 10: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Nepal on Friday, has announced to extend support to implement "Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali" plan unveiled by the KP Oli government.

RUPANDEHI, April 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said Lumbini has been the pilgrimage site for Buddhists from across the globe.

Plan International Nepal has proposed a project of Rs 8 billion allocating only about 10 percent of the budget for physical infrastructure development.

KATHMANDU, April 16:  On the occasion of completion of his one month in office, Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel unveiled his ministry's 30-point work plans for the next three months on Sunday.

DANG, April 10: On Sunday, the provincial government of Province 5 unveiled its plans and policies in which it focused mostly on the development agricultural and industrial sector as the basis economic development.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Ministry of Youth and Sports unveiled a 37-point action plan for 100 days on Friday. The plan included the construction of infrastructure, settling disputes in sports association and the preparations for the eighth National Games to be organized in Nepalgunj in December and 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Kathmandu in March next year.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Although 7.7 percent of children of school-going age are not in school, the government does not have any sound plan for bringing them into the classroom.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed government's support to the plan of Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation to construct an international cricket stadium in the country.

JANAKPURDHAM, March 27: Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut, today unveiled the government's 100-day action plan which aims to lead the province towards prosperity.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has told commercial banks to come up within three days commitment to open branch offices in 116 local units where they have become reluctant to expand their presence so far.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has to unveiled his action plan on today at 1:00. He will prepare to make public his action plan with organizing press meet at the Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON, Mar 12: The White House is forging ahead with a plan to give firearms training to teachers while pulling back from moves opposed by gun lobbyists such as raising the age limit for purchasing some weapons.

Government adopting austerity plan

March 8, 2018 09:26 am

KATHMANDU, March 7: In a bid to address unlimited responsibilities emerged with the implementation of the federalism, the government is to cut down recurrent expenses and adopt austerity policy on resource flow under capital spending.

MORANG, Feb 28 : Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Province no 1, Indra Bahadur Aangbo, has said that the provincial government would move ahead in a planned manner to make this province prosperous.

FLORIDA, Feb 19: Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the decision of the government to relocate the headquarters of East Rukum.

KATHAMNDU, Jan 6: Utilizing resources to optimum capacity is the rule of thumb  while fixing the installed capacity of any hydropower plant. But fixing such capacity for Tamakoshi-3 Hydropower Project has caused controversy.

Lionel Messi's plan B for Barcelona

December 31, 2017 16:02 pm

BARCELONA, Dec 31: Barcelona are yet to replace Neymar following his £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Plan International aid to 9,000 families

December 26, 2017 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Plan International Nepal has provided emergency shelters and non-food items for 9,000 most vulnerable households affected by 2017 floods in various tarai districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Mayors of three major tourist destinations of the country have unveiled their plans and strategies for development promotion of tourism in their respective areas.