Time to declare EVMs’ end

April 26, 2024 07:30 am

The massive scale of resource waste incurred by a single project, the Election Commission's electronic voting machine (EVM) endeavour, has been outlined in a recent report by this daily. The now stagnant project began with the purchase of 1.50 lakh EVMs at a cost of Tk 3,825 crore ahead of the 2018 national polls to reduce the use of paper ballots. We are now left with 1.05 lakh out-of-order EVMs, worth Tk 2,467 crore of taxpayers' money.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Most of the commercial banks have reduced the deposit interest rates for the month of Baisakh (mid-April to mid-May) as well. According to the new interest rate table published by the banks on Friday, the maximum average interest rate for personal term has decreased by 0.19 percentage points compared to Chaitra (mid-March to mid-April).

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government has put forward various schemes to reduce recurrent expenditure in the current financial year. The Ministry of Finance has made some points public by issuing the 'Recurrent Expenditure Reduction Standards, 2079'.

Nepal embraced a federal system of governance with three tiers of governments, namely federal, provincial, and local government, in 2015. Each level of government has its own set of responsibilities and powers, as outlined in the constitution promulgated through the Constituent Assembly in 2015. Provincial governments, in particular, play a crucial role in delivering public services and acting as bridges between federal and local governments to implement plans and policies of the federal government.

There are simple ways that you can do every day in order to help our environment. All these things are easy to accomplish on a day to day basis, and perhaps you can encourage your friends and family to do the same. The smallest of these changes create the biggest of effects on the environment. Good luck.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The government has curtailed fuel allowances being provided to civil servants by 20 percent as a part of its effort to reduce import of petroleum products amid depleting foreign currency reserves in the state treasury.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been able to reduce electricity leakage in its distribution system to 9.10 percent during mid-July and mid-December this fiscal year.

9 Ways to reduce stress

December 23, 2019 08:48 am

Avoid, or at least reduce, your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Kuwait is planning a massive crackdown on undocumented workers in a move which is likely to affect thousands of expat workers in what has been seen as the beginning of a series of efforts to reduce migrant workers.

'Refreshment Rooms' into operation

October 11, 2018 19:20 pm

DOTI, Oct 11: Police have set up 'refreshment rooms' for drivers of long route vehicles to help reduce road accidents.

Bill aims to reduce SC case load

June 15, 2018 06:43 am

KATHMANDU, June 15: With the aim to reduce the case load of the Supreme Court, the government has brought a bill in parliament on Thursday to expand the jurisdiction of the Administrative Court (AC).

KATHMANDU, May 7: Minister for Agricultural, Land Management and Cooperatives, Chakra Pani Khanal, has said that making the country self-sufficient in most of the agricultural products will be the main agenda during his five-year term.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The government has shelved the decision of the previous government to lower age threshold for elderly allowance to 65 years.

MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 29: CPN (UML) leader and former Minister Lalbabu Pandit has claimed that he would reduce crime by 50 per cent were he to get the Home Ministry portfolio in the new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The government should move away from import-based taxation by lowering tariff rates if it wants to improve the import-to-export environment in the country, a recent report prepared by the World Bank Group states.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The government has repeatedly announced, since Fiscal Year 2012/13, that it would help to increase pashmina wool production in Nepal by giving special emphasis to improve conditions for chyangra (mountain goat) farming in Nepal.

Surya Prasad Shrestha was the chief Election Commissioner both during the last Panchayat election of 1986 and during the first parliamentary election of 1991. In the historical context, how does this old observer of Nepal’s election process see the upcoming federal and provincial elections? Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him at his Maharajgunj residence Tuesday evening.

Fifty one people were killed in four separate accidents in the past three days. These accidents, often times are blamed to reckless driving and poor road conditions. But what does the death of 51 people have to tell about Nepal’s road accidents?

NEW YORK, Oct 29: Researchers have found that participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking.

Are you one of those people who can't stay dry? Are you often embarrassed of your sopping wet armpits and constantly stained undershirts? Basically: Do you feel like you're sweating too much? If so, here is a list of simple and inexpensive methods you can try that might control, or reduce your sweating.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been able to reduce its losses significantly by Rs 7 billion in the last fiscal year (2073/074 BS) and its loss now stands at Rs 970 million only.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The newly appointed Minister for Commerce, Min Bishwokarma, has expressed commitment to introduce programs to bring down country's trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) officials have hinted that the central bank may further reduce interest spread for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) from the monetary policy of the upcoming fiscal year 2017/18.

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a setback ahead of their one-season tenure at Wembley after the Premier League said they cannot alter the dimensions of the playing surface, the Times reported on Tuesday.

BANEPA, June 19: Hatchery operators have reduced price of one-day old Cobb 500 broiler chicks to Rs 70 per unit.

KATHMANDU, April 29: A meeting between the agitating student unions and the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Friday has agreed to reduce within 15 days the fees illegally increased by the private schools. Signing a four-point agreement, the ministry has expressed its commitment to scrap the licenses of those schools that refuse to roll back the fees hiked in violation of the  Education Regulations.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4 : Buddha Air is reducing airfare on Kathmandu to Janakpur flights. Issuing a statement, the airline said passengers can start traveling at the lowered fares once it starts operating its newly-acquired ATR-72 aircraft on that route.

PARSA, Jan 7: Minister for Energy Janardan Sharma has said that the Ministry was working out to extend the load-shedding free zone to industrial corridor as well.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Ministry of Energy has sacked three board members of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) for their non-cooperation to the campaign to reduce power cut.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi has reaffirmed government's commitment towards enacting gender-friendly policy aimed at reducing disaster risks.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: It has already been four days since the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) started supplying electricity throughout the country round the clock even after industries resumed operation after the festive holidays.

An egg a day can reduce risk of stroke

November 3, 2016 15:29 pm

Consuming an egg -- nutrient-rich source of high quality protein -- per day may lead to a 12 per cent reduction in risk of stroke, a new research shows.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The government has decided to issue an instruction to the concerned ministries to work for the reduction of load shedding hours in accordance with the action-plan prepared by the previous government.