The Sikta Irrigation Project, a project of national pride, hogged the headlines recently after its main canal was damaged during a test.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: The monopoly of contractors over the construction of roads and sewers has added further problems to the already struggling locals of Rautahat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26:  Life-saving drugs supplied to the health facilities and to the market by both the government and the private sector have been found substandard and a danger to public health.

KATHMANDU, September 5: Key foreign airlines operating in Nepal have alleged that the Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) sold by the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has been of poor quality.

BAGLUNG, August 30: The hasty and poor quality of work done in the name of development has given more troubles than benefits to the locals of Baglung district. A good example of this is the sorry state of many of the roads in Baglung Municipality.

KATHMANDU, August 10: About 13 percent of 2,864 food products tested by the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) in its laboratory were found to be substandard.

KATHMANDU, April 9: A parliamentary panel has proposed revisions in the Drugs Act 2035 BS, proposing up mto life imprisonment for pharmaceuticals owners if they are found manufacturing or selling sub-standard drugs or drugs that have exceeded their shelf-life.

KAPILVASTU, July 17: Lawmaker Narsingh Chaudhary has said the road construction under Constituency Infrastructure Development Special Program (CIDSP) at various locations in the Kapilvastu constituency – 5 did not meet the required standard.

NEPALGUNJ, June 30: Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district has been receiving hundreds of millions of rupees from the government every year. Despite the allocation of such massive budget for the national pride project, locals accuse the government of not monitoring the project's progress.