KATHMANDU, May 9: Bhaktapur District Court has ordered the authorities to transfer 131 ropani [6.66 hectares] of government land to the family of Diwakar Rana.

NEPALGUNJ, April 21: Swimming competition that is to begin today under the 8th National Games is going to be held in a private swimming pool. The swimming pool of a Hotel in Nepalgunj is being used as the swimming pool in the Nepalgunj stadium premises was not ready on time.

LAHAN, July 25: There are around 40 private health institutes in Siraha district that are operating illegally. However, as the regulatory body of the government is keeping mum on the issue, their illegal functioning continues unhindered.

JHAPA, July 24: Twelve different social organisations of Mechinagar area have demanded to nationalize or transform all private medical colleges of the country into non-profit trust.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against 57 taxis and private cars operating at Tribhuvan International Airport. The Division rounded up these many vehicles from July 20 to 23.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The sister wings of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have demanded to nationalize all private medical colleges.

CHITWAN, July 18:The Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Rampur has made it clear that it had granted its affiliations to eight private colleges through a due process.

KATHMANDU, July 16: An international conference on Role of Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal held in Toronto, Canada, has concluded by issuing a 15-point Toronto Declaration. The conference has suggested developing Nepal's private institutions of higher education on non-profit model.

Majority of private schools remain shut after All Nepal National Independent Students Union called astrike.

A one-day national consultation, “Roles and Responsibilities of Private Sector in Public Services for Achieving SDGs in Nepal” was held in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The program, which was jointly organized by Resource Center for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC), LDC Watch and South Asia Alliance for Poverty Alliance (SAAPE) had the speakers discussing on potential areas for Nepali private business fraternity to contribute in achieving the national SDGs 2030 goal.

Budget disappoints private sector

May 31, 2018 09:50 am

KATHMANDU, May 31: The provincial heads of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and businesspeople across the country have termed the new budget  underwhelming. Though apparently  grand, it lacks substance, they said.

ILAM, May 27: The Maijogmai rural municipality in Ilam will be depriving its representatives and employees of three percent of their salaries if they admit their children in private schools.

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.

May 21: The private wealth of Indians shot up 25 per cent between 2016 and 2017, taking the country to the sixth spot among the world top 10 wealthiest countries - one rank higher than in 2016.

KATHMANDU, May 7: After persistent pressure from student unions, the private schools have finally agreed to refund the hiked fees to the guardians.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Private schools have agreed to refund illegally raised fees after continuous pressure of joint students unions after a five point agreement.

SANKHUWASABHA, May 1: The president along with handful of teachers, government workers and few members were able negotiate their way to open a private school in Himalaya Kiran community college, Khadbari.

BHAKTAPUR, April 27: Unitized Students' Organization has launched a campaign to submit memorandum to all local levels demanding rollback of recently-hiked fees in private schools. The organization today submitted the memo to Bhaktapur Municipality Mayor Sunil Prajapati to this effect.

KATHMANDU, April 27: With private schools continually charging inflated price for education, student unions have jointly drawn attention of local governments today.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Prime Minister KP Oli has come down heavily on government officials for their failure to expedite the post-earthquake reconstruction even as individual initiatives have yielded impressive results.

The 18-year-old aspiring golf pro from Nepal attended the weekend premiere in New York of a film made about her life learning the game while living in a shed alongside a golf course in Kathmandu.

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.

SURKHET, April 19: Bandana Khadka of Birendranagar-3 recently admitted her two sons to one of the oldest community schools of the district. She took an unusual decision to switch their school from a boarding school to a community school.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Private schools all over the country have collected an estimated  Rs 15 billion from  guardians under the head of annual fees for the academic session that begins from April 14. An estimated Rs 5 billion is collected under this head in Kathmandu Valley alone.

CHITWAN, April 12: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the education quality of the community schools should be improved and the private schools should be controlled.

What private colleges can do

April 10, 2018 01:30 am

Without greater advancement and integration of research, academic and professional development support, and innovation in teaching, private colleges can no longer justify their cost or define their social contribution

KATHMANDU, April 5:  Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel on Wednesday directed private schools not to charge exorbitant fees from the students.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Country’s private sector will have something to cheer about if a proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs to slash public holidays is endorsed by the cabinet, business leaders have said.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Country's private sector will have something to cheer about if a proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs to slash public holidays is endorsed by the cabinet, business leaders have said.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The government has been providing official residences to sitting ministers at the Ministers' Quarters in Pulchowk since the Panchayat era.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26:  The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said over 70 percent beneficiaries of 14 districts severely affected by the 2015 April earthquake have been associated with the private housing reconstruction program.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Engagement of private sector in promoting climate smart agriculture can be beneficial for both farmers and private sector if the results of a pilot program for climate resilient agriculture are something to go by.

Deuba moving to private resident today

February 16, 2018 13:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Outgoing Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is moving out of the Prime Minister's official residence Baluwatar today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10:  After four years of formulation of the directives to regulate fees at private health facilities, the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday formed a task force for fixing the treatment fees ceiling at private hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Department of Supply Management and Protection of Consumers Interest has started monitoring the private schools also in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Although the government has arranged temporary residences for the newly-appointed governors in their respective provincial headquarters, most of them have chosen to stay either in the capital or at their private houses.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Photo journalists from private media outlets were barred to enter the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas and capture the swearing in ceremony of provincial chiefs. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had administered oath of office and secrecy to seven newly-appointed province governors earlier today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Promoters of private education in the country has invested Rs 500 billion in their institutions. The investment is for physical infrastructure and human resources. The annual total income of private institutions (fees received from students) has reached Rs 200 billion.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: TCL has launched 'Premium QLED Private Theatre X6 TV' in this year's Consumer Electronic Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. Issuing a statement, TCL said that it launched the TV in this year's CES -- the world's largest gathering place for consumer technologies.

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, Nov 17:  Eight individuals who are owners of  private schools are contesting the  upcoming  elections  scheduled for November 26 and December 7. These  private school operators are now busy in electioneering activities and have handed over the management of their schools to others. Among the eight candidates, seven belong to the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) while one belongs to the National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal (NPABSAN).

Among the eight candidates, seven belong to the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) while one belongs to the National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal (NPABSAN).

LONDON, Nov 6: The Queen's private estate, Bono and one of Donald Trump's closest advisors are among those whose offshore investments have been revealed in one of the largest ever leaks, dubbed the "Paradise Papers".

KATHMANDU: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has demanded the opening of economic and financial institutions even during holidays. Issuing a statement on Friday, the umbrella organization of businessmen and merchants, said that it was concerned that numerous holidays by the government to celebrate festivals was affecting the economy of the country.

KATHAMDNU, Oct 10: The private sector of the country has condemned the murder of Sarad Kumar Gauchan, chairman of Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN).

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The two leading umbrella organizations of the private sector are now intensifying their lobbies for the protection of their members of Durbar Marg who have been accused of fleecing consumers by charging exorbitant prices on ‘branded goods’.

Research conducted by the Guardian has found that half of the planet’s population lives in countries where there are more private security workers than police officers. India and South Africa have glaring disparities while in the U.S., there are over 1.1 million private security guards compared to 666,000 police officers. Things are far more even in Germany, though private security still has a slight edge over the Polizei by a margin of 2,000.

BAJURA, September 3: The children of governmental, non-governmental staff and people's representatives have been barred from studying in private boarding schools.

Mahendranagar (Dhanusha), Aug 25: Health Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel has directed doctors working at government health facilities not to operate private clinics.