KATHMANDU, March 2: While being criticized for delaying the implementation of pesticide testing standards for vegetables imported from India, the government has said that the standards for measuring the quality of all imported and indigenous vegetables are the same.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday asked the government to continue with the old standards in cement manufacturing, reversing the ministry's recent move to implement the new rule that allows the manufacturers to produce and sell the construction material in low quality.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection Management is preparing to revise the list of essential commodities to ensure smooth supply, price stability and adherence to quality standards.

Toward quality journalism

August 26, 2019 01:00 am

Buddha’s teachings carry much relevance in journalism as well. Journalists should explore these values to promote quality and deepen their journalistic insight

KATHMANDU, July 8: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said the curriculum would be updated to improve the quality of education.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on community and private schools to work for the enhancement of quality education so that no Nepali have to go aboard in search of quality education.

Schools without quality

February 28, 2019 00:30 am

We have a shared responsibility to improve education quality by rooting out ills that plague both government and private schools

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Construction experts have stress on the usage of the quality materials including cement for better construction works.

Where quality meets affordability

October 5, 2018 08:30 am

Being a part of the family business is great, but often times you will wish to pursue your own ideas and dreams, and take matters in your own hands. This is what happened to brothers Aman Gautam, 27, and Prashanna Gautam, 30. While they were involved in shoe making industry before the launch of Caliber Shoes as they worked for their dad’s company that had been established around 25 years ago, they wanted to start something new, on their own. That’s when they deliberated and came up with the idea and concept for Caliber Shoes.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Former Health Minister and Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa has questioned Prime Minister KP Oli’s statement to make the country a medical hub by establishing more medical colleges in the Kathmandu Valley and outside.

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KATHMANDU, July 8: The government is learnt to have been planning to come up with clear policies regarding forest and environment sectors with an objective of improving the people's living standard through the means of community forest.

JHAPA, July 7: Youth Association Nepal Jhapa Chapter has padlocked the office of a tar industry located at Kankai Municipality of Jhapa district, reasoning that the tar produced there was of low quality.

KATHMANDU, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has said that his ministry has prioritized ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali’, a goal set by the incumbent government.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Parliamentarian from Nepal Communist Party, Yogesh Bhattarai has lobbied for quality development measurement indexes against quantity allocation.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Clean Energy Nepal in collaboration with the US Embassy in Nepal held a workshop entitled 'Open data for policy formulation, decision making and citizen-government partnership to improve air quality' on Tuesday with the aim to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of data-based decisions.

CHITWAN, May 29: Disproportionate tea-cher-student ratio, lack of infrastructures and poor management committees are common problems of community schools in Madi. However, Madi Municipality is now set to change this. With an aim to ensure quality education in schools, the municipality office has decided to merge them.

Tribhuvan University (TU) is one of the oldest universities of the nation. It was also known as the backbone of the country's educational sector. But it won’t be wrong to say that it is only the oldest university of nation and not the backbone anymore. It is due to the old teaching style along with political involvement of students and teachers, which is degrading the quality of education.

Somebody recently asked me about my studies. When I replied, “I study in Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus,” I could see the instant cringe on his face.

NBSM takes action against seven industries

Search for quality growth

February 7, 2018 00:50 am

It will not be easy to realize vision of “people-centered development” that Xi announced. But China is on right track.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has directed the Nepal Telecom (NT) employees to do their best to guarantee directs benefits to people, providing quality services to customers.

DHADING, Jan 23: Every morning Sonisa Chepang has to walk for two hours to reach her school. Despite her toils, the pain she takes to reach her school does not ensure that she will have teachers to teach at the school. Most of the times, teachers remain absent at her school and sometimes she herself stays home.

CHITWAN, Jan 22: A two-day assembly of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal (NAP +N) concluded here on Sunday, issuing an 11-point Chitwan Declaration.

PALPA, Dec 17: Students of Palpa Engineering College burned tyres and vandalized the compound premise and infrastructure after the administration turned a deaf ear to their demands.

We should enhance our service quality

November 29, 2017 04:00 am

Nava Raj Dahal is the newly elected president of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) and managing director of Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd. The seasoned trekking entrepreneur recently talked to Arpana Ale Magar of Republica on different aspects of Nepali trekking industry and future plans of TAAN. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called upon the government, educational institutions and the guardians to pay attention to the quality of education in the coming days for 'happier Nepalis and prosperous Nepal'.

DOLAKHA, September 3: Newly-elected people's representatives have started acting tough to improve the quality of education in Dolakaha in recent days. Shailung Rural Municipality has decided to close down various community schools which were running without enough students and adjusted the 'irrelevant teachers' quota.

It is always fun to watch prominent actors like, and not limited to, Kiran KC, Shivahari Paudel, Rajaram Paudel, Deepak Raj Giri, Manoj Gajurel, Sangita Gurung and Deepa Shree Niraula on stage. Punch lines delivered by these actors are based on issues pertaining in the society and oftentimes an amalgamation of thoughts that has passed an audience’s mind. However, owing to the binding constraints of society, they remain unsaid.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed on scientific, qualitative and practical education, while pointing out the need to reach higher education to people of all sections of the society.

KATHMANDU, August 6: The Agriculture and Water Resources Committee (AWRC) under the Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to measure quality of milk and dairy products being produced and distributed across the country including Kathmandu valley at the earliest and take action against those found producing or distributing substandard dairy products.

LONDON, August 2: A failure to recruit quality signings that will help increase competition within the squad could leave Tottenham Hotspur struggling to end their trophy drought, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.

KATHMANDU, July 31: It is found that only news on education related to policy, political leaders and formal programmes has been getting space in the national media.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has insisted on creating an atmosphere so that the entire people could have an easy access to treatment from all hospitals across the country.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Gopalman Shrestha has said that the right of every student of getting quality education has been secured.

KATHMANDU, June 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that ensuring easy and affordable health services was still a challenging task in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Government has estimated the economic growth of the current fiscal year to increase by 6.94 per cent.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Inside a big hall of Tri-Chandra Campus at the heart of the capital city, teachers and students were recently communicating but they could not hear each other's words.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The number of people registering complaints on the quality of food stuffs available in the market has decreased significantly over the past few years, the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQ) says. Despite adulteration of foodstuffs being present in the market, the number of complaints has been very low, the department said.

BANEPA, March 23: After becoming self-sufficient in dairy products, dairy stakeholders of Kavre have said that they would now focus on improving quality of milk produced in the district.

BANEPA, March 23: After becoming self-sufficient in dairy products, dairy stakeholders of Kavre have said that they would now focus on improving quality of milk produced in the district.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Pollution in Delhi and other Indian cities, which receives a lot of media attention, has a big impact on the health and wellbeing of Nepal's population also, according to experts.

KATHMANDU, March 15: As a part of the ambitious plan to establish a comprehensive network of air quality monitoring stations across the country, two more air quality monitoring stations have been set up on Tuesday -  one at Ratna Park and the other at the US Embassy's recreational centre at Phora Durbar.

Quality education

March 10, 2017 00:55 am

In the recent years, there has been significant improvement in the number of people who have access to education in Nepal: primary, secondary and higher education. But the 21st century Nepal is still grappling with the question of whether or not people have access to education as we struggle to move the conversation forward to question whether or not people have access to quality education.

KATHMANDU, March 3: In a bid to ensure the people’s right to health services provisioned in the constitution, the government is all set to establish the Nepal Health Institutions Quality Certification Council soon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control on Wednesday monitored street food stalls in 20 different places of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts.

BUTWAL, Feb 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the citizens should be availed of benefits from the state investments in education sector.

DANG, Jan 17: A state-run primary school, Ratri Primary School, in Ghorahi - 3 decided to enhance the quality of its education by adopting private school policies in terms of grading of classes, medium of instruction, extra-curricular activities, among others, six years ago. Newly added classes- Nursery, LKG and UKG - got quite popular among parents instantly.

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JUMLA, Nov 8: Palke Nepali, 45, an asthma patient was having difficulty to breathe on Sunday morning. Within an hour villagers rushed her to a private medical clinic on a stretcher.