KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal Rastra Bank has granted a license for the payment system operator to Chinese company--UnionPay International to provide its services in Nepal recently.

Tool is one of the few remaining holdouts as more and more artist catalogs continue to hit digital music streaming platforms.

Patients hit hard at Bir

April 11, 2019 07:54 am

KATHMANDU, April 11: Patients coming to the government hospitals in the capital after being referred by hospitals in their districts faced difficulties as doctors have boycotted their duty except for emergency services for the last six days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Max Healthcare, an Indian healthcare provider,has established its Patient Assistance Center in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tri-Chandra Military Hospital has resumed medical services from Friday. Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri inaugurated the reconstructed hospital building and started medical services amid a function on Friday.

DANG, Aug 2: Lamahi Hospital, which is visited by dozens of patients from towns and rural villages of Dang, has stopped providing x-ray, ambulance and several other kinds of health services in lack of staffs. The hospital became unable to provide such services after nine of its staff members’ employment contract was not renewed by its development committee. The institution was already struggling with the shortage of doctors and nurses.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Out Patient Department (OPD) services at hospitals were not shut down but were partially affected Tuesday as doctors and health workers are in protest supporting the agitation staged by Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has decided to shut down health services except for emergency in all public and private hospitals across the country on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Although the government formally transferred power of various 18 district bodies following the implementation of federalism to local units from Tuesday, local units have complained that they are still not ready to provide the services of the district bodies due to shortage of manpower and resources.

As long as Dr. Govinda KC's demands are addressed, OPD services will be halted.

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.

Air services to Karnali halted

July 3, 2018 11:01 am

BANKE, July 3: Air service to the mountainous districts of Karnali from Nepalgunj has closed due to the incessant heavy rains.

BAGLUNG, June 17: Nepal Telecom has expanded its 3G service to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone, an increment from 21 earlier.

JUMLA, June 8: Health workers said that they’d be forced to disrupt all health services in Jumla if the government failed to release their due salaries and incentives by the end of this month.

Sagar Ghimire of Republica caught up with Sameer Khatiwada, an economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department to understand how Nepal can prepare itself for what lies ahead in terms of technological revolution. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, April 18: It has been revealed that four projects under the Ministry of Agricultural, Land Management and Cooperatives having a combined budget of Rs 18.29 billion spent nearly Rs 2 billion for consultation services.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Himalayan Rescue Association has deputed nine physicians for providing health services to the mountaineers in emergency.

BAJURA, April 7: Badimalika Municipality has come up with a noble idea in a bid to enforce old-age security. It will deprive those, who are found staying away from their responsibility to look after their old parents, of administrative facilities like birth and death registrations it provides.

DHULIKHEL, April 4 :Transport shutdown held at the call of various transport service committees in Kavrepalanchowk providing services to the east of Koteshwar affected the normal life in the district.

ARGHAKHACHI, March 28: Some of the local bodies have allocated very low budget to purchase medicine that is distributed free at public health posts. While some locals are concerned that such low budget would further deteriorate already sorry health scenario in the district, local body representatives are confident that they can address the shortage after analyzing the situation.

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: The 'Hello Sarkar', the hotline public grievances handling service, operated by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at five various places of the country has been closed.

SURKHET, March 9: Eight years ago, 72 years old Kalu Giri moved to Beureni of Pokharidanda after being displaced from Simali of Lagaam. He has a single-storey wooden house built in four Katthas of land provided by the then seven political parties. He has been sharing this house with 17 other members of his family. Four of his sons have gone to Kalapahad (India) for employment.

DOTI, Feb 26: Health services across Doti have been badly affected since the last four days after the doctors working at the District Hospital left the district on Wednesday citing security concerns.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The functioning of regional office of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQ) in Dhangadi in far-western Nepal is sure to be affected as a provincial minister’s quarters will soon move into the office.

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.

Sajha Yatayat expanding its services

February 1, 2018 10:57 am

LALITPUR, Feb 1: The Sajha Yatayat is adding 29 buses to its fleet. The public transport company is bringing this number of buses for operation on new routes in the Kathmandu Valley and other destinations outside the Valley.

BAITADI, Jan 24: Obstetrical services remain closed since a year at the Talladehi health post located at Purchaundi Municipality-9 in the district due to shortage of water.

BUTWAL, Jan 19: Sadhu Ram Kewat, who reached the District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Rupandehi, for soil test two months ago, had to return empty-handed. DADO officials turned Kewat, a resident of Rohini Rural Municipality-3, Dhakdhai, back, stating that the office does not have technicians to carry out the test.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Minister of State for Finance, Udaya Shamsher Rana has said the government banks should be able to give the message to the people that they are capable of giving outstanding services and facilities.

MUGU, Jan 4: Locals of Mugu had rejoiced after a doctor of Medicine-General Practice came to the district hospital a year ago.

ROLPA, Jan 4: Local level elections were held in Rolpa with equal fervor as in any other part of the country. People had eagerly waited for the local level units to be in place with anticipation to get quicker and better service right in their locality.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The services of bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are still largely concentrated in and around the capital city though the country has moved toward a federal set-up.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Two dozen international airlines operating in Nepal have yet to pay around Rs 2.5 billion to  Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) for using various services at Nepal's only international airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20:  The government has said it is ready to provide necessary health services at the polling booths in the upcoming federal parliament and provincial assembly elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Milan Pandey, candidate of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) has expressed the party’s commitment to serve the public with dedication. Pandey has registered his candidacy for the House of Representatives under First-Past-The-Post (FTPT) election from Kathmandu-9.

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan’s telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.

DHADING, Nov. 4: The Nilkantha Municipality in Dhading has managed free internet connectivity in 20 locations within the municipality including Municipality Office, 14 ward offices and four parks to be constructed by the municipality.

KHOTANG, Nov 4: Telecommunication services in Khotang are in a halt since the last three months. Thousands of Nepal Telecom (NT) users have been affected after both its networks -- Namaste and Sky phones -- were obstructed in the northern and southern parts of the district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Taxmen raided the Lakeside-based office of Pokhara Heli Services -- a helicopter tours provider on Tuesday.

Mobile services disrupted in Dolpa

October 7, 2017 10:35 am

DUNAI,Oct 7: Mobile phone services of Nepal Telecom (NT) in remote Dolpa district have been suspended for two weeks as the towers of Namaste and Sky Mobile services have gone dysfunctional.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help improve the delivery of urban services and infrastructure in eight municipalities in the southern parts of Nepal, including in Province 7 in the far west.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The meeting of the Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament here today has instructed bodies concerned to ensure that all the wards of rural municipalities would have an access to free internet services within October 31, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has directed the government bodies to ensure smooth public service delivery during the festivals.

BIRATNAGAR, August 19: The Biratnagar airport has resumed its services partly from Saturday, more than a week after it was inundated by flood water. The runaway including the check-in counters were all covered by mud and sand due to inundation caused by incessant rainfall last week.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 17: Nepal Army personnel have been mobilized to clear the runway of Biratnagar airport as it was completely covered by mud and sand due to inundation caused by incessant rainfall. The Biratnagar Airport has shut down its all air services due to runway inundation.

CHITWAN, August 7: The newly elected Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Renu Dahal, on Sunday announced a decision on making the tickets to Out – Patient Department (OPD) services at state – run hospitals for women and elderly citizens cost – free

KATHMANDU, August 6: Minister for Health Giriraj Mani Pokharel made public the 26-point commitment paper aimed at further streamlining the healthcare services in the country.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Residential doctors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital(TUTH) have made a decision to shun  the OPD services from Wednesday in protest of the government ’s cavalier attitude toward Dr Govinda KC’s demand for the overhaul of medical education system.

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, July 19: Nepal Telecom (NT) has said that its customers do not have to pay additional charge while activating different supplementary services.