LONDON, August 18: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Although the construction of a new 100-bed building of the country's old hospital, Bir Hospital, was completed two weeks ago, it has not come into operation in a lack of staffers to run the building and render the services.

JAJARKOT, July 27: The Jajarkot Hospital operated by Karnali state government is facing the shortage of medicines as medical supplies to it have been largely halted. Medicine for gastritis, jeevanjal (oral rehydration powder), diclofenac ointment, wound ointment and so on are in short supply in the hospital.

PARASI, June 8: Sunawal area in west Nawalparasi is facing a shortage of drinking water these days as most of the water sources in the Chure hills have dried due to the over-exploitation of natural resources.

BHADRAPUR, May 28: Seventy-three tankers carrying petroleum products heading to Nepal have been stuck at the Panitanki custom of West Bengal, India, for the past four days, creating shortage of fuels in the eastern Nepal.

BHARATPUR, May 5: The locals of Kalika municipality ward no 6, 7 and 8 in Chitwan district have been reeling under drinking water shortage owing to crushers run nearby water resources illegally and without meeting the criteria.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Air passengers flying to New Delhi or vice versa will have to face problem due to shortage of tickets for at least a few days as airlines operating on the route have said that they cannot increase flight frequency immediately.

SIRAHA, April 17: The district hospital in Siraha, the Tarai/ Madesh district in State 2 has experienced an acute shortage of drugs as the supply has been stopped here since a year

DHARAN, March 17: Hari Kumari Rai, a nursing supervisor at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), says that she 'does not have time even to breathe.'

JUMLA, Feb 27: Dhanendra Bohora of Tila Rural Municipality - 2 went to a nearby health post to get paracetamol tablets following a severe headache last week.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 22: Wheat is the second major crop of Nepal after paddy. However, farmers of Parsa are not getting chemical fertilizers needed by the crop.

CHITWAN, Oct 25: Ramesh Sapkota of Tandi in Ratnanagar Municipality on Tuesday wandered from one place to another in search of petrol. After having his meal in the morning, Ramesh was preparing to go to Gorkha along with his wife and children to put Tika from his in-laws.

Beer is the prom king of alcoholic beverages, winning the popularity contest in terms of total volumes drunk.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), only state oil monopoly, has said that there will be no shortage of petroleum products during the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav has claimed that there was no shortage of sugar in the market. At a program organized on Sunday, Minister Yadav said, "The rumour of shortage of sugar in the market is untrue. There is no shortage of sugar in the market."

PACHTHAR, June 23: A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

KHOTANG, June 10: Availabilty of fuel, daily consumables and construction materials has been affected in three districts after the Supreme Court issued an interim order that has barred heavy vehicles to ply on the BP Highway.

SURKHET, May 31: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one ~Igagri~I (vessel) of water. “Most of my time from dawn to dusk is spent in the transportation of water,” she said, “I don't know when this water shortage will end.” There is a water source downhill the village.

SURKHET, May 30: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one gagri (vessel) of water.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: With the rise in temperature, the number of people suffering from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases has increased significantly in Rautahat. But unfortunately, all health posts of the district are currently dealing with the scarcity of Jeevan Jal, the most popular brand of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the country. This has added to the woes of the patients.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The already sluggish reconstruction work of Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, has been further slowed down due to acute shortage of traditional construction materials and skilled manpower.

KATHMANDU, April 13: At a time when government ministers including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel are campaigning for school enrollment accepting guardianship of a few students, complete sets of school textbooks are yet to be provided to the students even in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 13: At a time when government ministers including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel are campaigning for school enrollment accepting guardianship of a few students, complete sets of school textbooks are yet to be provided to the students even in the Kathmandu Valley.

MUGU, May 7: The locals of Karti Gaun, ward no. 4 of Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality, have been reeling under an acute shortage of drinking water for the past several months.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Unlike in the previous years snake-bite patients will not have to face a shortage of anti-snake venom this year, government officials have said.

NUWAKOT, April 13: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lal Babu Pandit, has announced that the scarcity of employees would be addressed in two weeks. "The province and local governments would have adequate mobilization of employees in 15 days," he added.

KATHMANDU, April 10: A consignment of medicines meant for Dolpa district has remained stranded at Nepalgunj-based Rajha Airport since the past two weeks. Airway is the only viable transportation method to take the medicines to the far-flung Dolpa. However, 156 cartons of medicine have been stuck at the airport due to delay in chartering helicopters or planes.

LONDON, April 3: India is among the countries which are at the greatest risk of food insecurity due to weather extremes caused by climate change, a global study suggests.

SINDHULI, March 22: After assembling workers and managing construction materials, survivors of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015 had just started rebuilding their houses in the district when scarcity of water stalled their dream to move to their new houses again.

SALYAN, Mar 20: Settlements in the high hills of Salyan district are reeling under acute shortage of water with the onset of summer.

MYAGDI, Feb 5: The only health post at Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 is reeling under shortage of medicines.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 3: The district hospital of Udayapur has been reeling under severe medicine crunch of late. The hospital lacks many of the life saving drugs for common ailments, including the government-provided free medicines for the needy.

HUMLA, Jan 21: For the past 10 days, the Biplav led Maoist faction have seized daily food supplies and 300 mules in Humla and Mugu.  The move comes after local administration collected tax during transportation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index plunged 24.58 points to close at 1,406.52 points on Wednesday, the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A committee formed by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to recommend measures to address the shortage of lendable funds has concluded that the government does not need to offer any relief for the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) at this moment.

SAPTARI, Jan 11: Many government health institutions in the district are facing a shortage of medicines provided for free by the government, affecting the patients.

Bankers are panicked at the possibility of huge withdrawal of deposits from the system over the next few days for income tax payment and repatriation of profit by Ncell.

JAJARKOT, Jan 11: While the influx of patients has increased in Jajarkot District Hospital due to cold, the hospital is facing a severe crisis of medicines. Patients visiting the hospital hardly get any free medicines provided by the government.

BAJURA, Jan 8: Shortage of medicines has been reported in the government health facilities in Bajura, a district in the Province 7.

BANKE, Jan 5: Binauna Health Post of Banke district is 24 kilometers far from Nepalgunj. It is visited by over 60 patients on a daily basis. However, the health post has not been able to provide medicines to its patients due to the shortage of the same.

JUMLA, Jan 2:  Jumla prison which is considered an exemplary prison in Province 6 is dealing with an acute shortage of drinking water. As a result the inmates, security personnel and officials of the prison are compelled to rely on the contaminated water of the Tila River. As a result, they are suffering from water-borne diseases.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Interest rates are climbing up again as banks are facing shortage of lendable fund.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Reconstruction works of heritage site in Kathmandu valley and elsewhere have been hit hard by the shortage of long timber logs, authorities said.   Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has said that it has no stock of long timber logs to provide for reconstruction of heritage sites damaged by the 2015 earthquake.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has been facing difficulties in the Kathmandu Valley's traffic management these days in the absence of sufficient human resources.

BAITADI, Oct 8: Over a dozen of patients reach Melauli health post everyday for check up. At the health post, they are not only supposed to get free treatment but also free medicine. However, neither they ask for it, nor do the officials offer it as the health post lacks medicine. The hospital has been operating for a long time without even common drugs.

BANEPA, August 27: Poultry farmers in Kavre have been facing shortage of layers chicks. Bachhuram Thapa of Setidevi Poultry Farm at Panauti-5 has been waiting for arrival of layers chicks for four months now. During this time last year, Thapa had bought 2,500 layers chicks paying Rs 45 per head. But hatcheries have not been able to provide chicks to farmers like Thapa since April.

BAITIDI, August 2: More than 200 households of Pancheshwar Rural Municipality-1 off Baitadi are compelled to spend half their day fetching drinking water as water crisis deepens in the remote part of the district. All the water sources in the rural municipality have dried up reported the y in lack of periodic maintenance.

RUKUM, July 23: Health posts in remote areas of Rukum district are facing severe shortage of life-saving drugs. Health officials informed that lack of transportation during monsoon has led to this dire situation.

BANEPA, June 5: Farmers of Kavre and Sindhupalchowk districts are in deep trouble as Agriculture Inputs Company Ltd (AICL) and Salt Trading Corporation Ltd (STCL) have failed to supply sufficient chemical fertilizers there.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Shortage of lendable fund, which nearly brought credit flow to a halt since the beginning of the current fiscal year, did not seem to have affected profit of banking industry.