POKHARA, Feb 9: The Pokhara-Mugling section of the Prithvi Highway is currently undergoing expansion, with the road from Pokhara to Abukhaireni being widened.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The government achieved only one-third of the targeted upgradation of roads in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Department of Roads (DoR) was unable to utilize Rs 58.17 billion allocated for the construction of roads in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Even as Finance Minister Janardan Sharma earlier announced in public to expedite capital expenditure, there is not much he can take credit for.

The government has allocated Rs 146 billion for health infrastructures development in the current fiscal year. But the budget remains largely unspent even after six months of the current fiscal year.

A new android smartphone you purchase operates fast initially. Nevertheless, you recognize that the phone is likely to slow down after usage of a few months.

ISLAMABAD, July 26: Pakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan and his party were maintaining a commanding lead Thursday amid slow and tedious counting of ballots from a historic election the previous day that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

POKHARA/ROLPA, July 8: Preliminary investigation by security authorities has blamed accident-prone area and sluggish rescue work for the death of construction workers in the tragic tipper accident in upper Mustang on Friday.

GORKHA, April 25: Hundreds of houses were reduced to rubble in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015. Three years on, only 509 out of the 1,400 houses destroyed have been reconstructed. Another 429 houses are under construction while the inhabitants of the others are still under makeshift tents.

GORKHA, April 23: As the epicenter of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake of 25 April 2015, Gorkha's Barpak was devastated. While 14 different districts were severely affected, destruction was naturally most severe in Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, March 28; Though bank executives say that they have slowed down lending in recent months due to shortage of funds, data suggests otherwise.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Though bank executives say that they have slowed down lending in recent months due to the shortage of funds, data suggests otherwise.

REPUBLICA, March 20: Happiness is a skill, and people can learn it in a matter of few hours. And meditation is a way to learn that skill.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Slow deposit growth has not restrained banks from ramping up their loan disbursements, indicating that lendable funds in the banking industry will soon dry up if the situation does not reverse.

Bhairahawa Gladiators won the toss and elected to bowl first in the sixth match of the Everest Premier League 2017. Dipesh Shrestha, who picked up three wickets in last match, continued his fine form by removing half-centurion of Lalitpur’s last match Pawan Sarraf and Jaykishan Kolsawala in his opening spell.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Banks have again been aggressively expanding their loans even when their deposit growth has slowed down.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Remittance growth is on a decline for the past few months, raising concerns that slow growth of money sent by migrant workers abroad could build pressure on the country's external sector stability.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Policymakers and experts of South Asia have rued the slow pace of economic integration in the region, leading to failure to create a common market for nearly 2 billion population of the region.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) is negotiating Project Development Agreement (PDA) with Nepwaste for waste management of Kathmandu district (Package 1).

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Only about 25 percent of works of Gautam Buddha Airport has completed even though the project completion date is only two months away.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Commercial banks pursued aggressive lending policy in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017/18 even though their deposit growth in the period remained tepid, data compiled by Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) shows.

LEEDS, August 28: England edged to an 82-run lead at lunch on the fourth day of a fascinating second test against West Indies at Headingley on Monday, reaching 251 for four and losing just skipper Joe Root in the opening session.

LONDON, July 4: When Victoria Azarenka got going, she got going good. The two-time Australian Open champion was playing for only the third time since giving birth in December, and despite a slow beginning, she managed to beat CiCi Bellis 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 Monday in the first round at Wimbledon.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Senior officials of Asian Development Bank (ADB) have expressed worries over slow progress in implementation of the projects financed by the regional development bank in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Lower than expected growth in deposits over the past two weeks has shattered hopes of bankers who were expecting that the local level polls and surge in capital expenditure at the end of the fiscal year would pump more money into the banking sector that is grappling with shortage of lendable funds.

POKHARA, May 17: The delay in vote counting has disappointed the voters who are desperate to see their new representatives assume their offices.

SURKHET, May 16: Vote counting in Birendranagar Muncipality began at 2 pm, Monday. Hardly 100 votes could be counted by 5 pm. The main reason behind such a delay in vote counting is: the complicated ballot paper and rigidity of all political parties to count the votes at a single location.

KATHMANDU, May 16: As the counting of votes for Sunday's first phase local elections  begins at various local units, this task  has turned out to  be painstakingly slow, indicating that it may take weeks  if  the authorities don't find a way to speed  up the process.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Vote counting is underway of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). However, the counting is underway in slow pace that could delay in the final outcome of the KMC.

MOSUL, Iraq, May 6:  Aliyah Hussein and the 25 family members sheltering with her in Mosul’s western Mahatta neighborhood are surviving by picking wild greens growing in a park near their home. Hussein mixes the vegetables with small amounts of rice and tomato paste to make a thin soup that is often her family’s only meal.

4G subscribers rue slow data speed

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KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Telecom's 4G subscribers have started voicing dissatisfaction over service quality even though it has only been four months since the high-speed next generation telecommunications network was rolled out.

Reasons to slow down at work

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Growing up, we are told countless times to be patient and slow down.

Remittances growth continues to slow

January 19, 2017 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Remittances inflow recorded a slower growth of 6 percent to Rs 287.66 billion in the first five months of the current Fiscal Year 2016/17.

Slow and unsteady

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As the country rang in Christmas and New Year, each to great fanfare in its many urban settlements, one group of people would have found nothing to celebrate.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 29: Construction work of Gautam Buddha Airport is going on at a disappointingly slow pace.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: Anger rose across India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash after the government withdrew large denomination notes in a shock move aimed at uncovering billions of dollars of unaccounted wealth hidden from the taxman.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed grave concern over 'slow implementation' of the ADB-funded development projects in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has said that local authorities' have been compelled to put the grant distribution process in districts worst-hit by the last year's earthquakes to back burner due to the overload of administrative tasks they are required to complete before the current fiscal year winds down in mid-July.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has criticized the government and the political parties for unnecessary delay in relief distribution, reconstruction and rehabilitation for earthquake victims, and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for lack of transparency and publicity stunts.