A gay couple was allegedly asked to give up their seats to accommodate a straight couple during an Alaska Airlines flight from New York City to Los Angeles.

The company was sued by more than 9,000 women who claimed asbestos in the talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has asked all hydropower companies to furnish an updated report of construction works in their project site within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed the government to store enough food for the needy people keeping in mind the natural disasters hitting the country every year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government has directed cement factories to rollback the decision to increase the price of cement within three days.

KUKL told to tackle dust pollution

January 11, 2018 08:25 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Amid huge public outcry regarding air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation has instructed the Project Implementation Department (PID) of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) to speed up its pipe laying works and to take concrete measures to mitigate the environmental hazards arising from it.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: High-Powered Federal Administration Restructuring Committee is preparing to recommend to the government to integrate all skill development programs and training, and introduce programs based on classification of skills for effective utilization and production of skilled manpower

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari on Sunday asked ministries to identify potential projects under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and submit names of the projects, which are in the process of development, to the Ministry of Finance within five days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: CDS and Clearing Ltd has given a 35-day to stock investors to close their multiple demat accounts. Issuing a statement on Thursday, CDSCL -- the company that provides centralized depository, clearing and settlement services, has asked the investors to close their multiple demat accounts within 35 days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The parliament’s Development Committee has instructed the government to take telecommunication/telephone services to school, health post, post office, hospital and other public service providers in all local units by the end of October.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: A joint meeting of the parliament’s Agriculture and Water Resources Committee (AWRC) and Finance Committee has instructed the government to halt the process of allowing China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), a Chinese government undertaking, to develop Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: A joint meeting of the parliament's Agriculture and Water Resources Committee (AWRC) and Finance Committee has instructed the government to halt the process of allowing China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC), a Chinese government undertaking, to develop Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The parliament's Development Committee has directed concerned government agencies to ensure that all meter taxis have bill printing system within three months.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Travelers to India except for treatment should use electronic cards or other banking instruments for exchange of currency above Indian Rs 50,000 from the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Nepal Medical Council (NMC) has directed private colleges to cancel the admissions in the postgraduate (PG) studies taken against the set norms and rules.

Central budget-preparation process replicated at the local level

BASEL, May 2: Euro 2024 hosting candidates Germany and Turkey have been told that they must meet specific criteria for human and labor rights and anti-corruption measures for their bids to be considered.

Bizmen told to use banking channels

April 19, 2017 08:05 am

KATHMANDU, April 19: In its bid to ensure political transparency, the Election Commission has asked business people to make donations to the parties for the upcoming local-level elections only through formal banking channels.

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: The Ministry of Finance has started the process to withdraw budget from projects that have failed to spend till the end of the eighth month -- by March 13 -- of the current fiscal year.

BIRGUNJ, March 9: It has been revealed that container handling agents (CHAs), who represent Nepali importers at Kolkata port, are involved in fraudulent activities.

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NOC told to rollback price hike decision

December 22, 2016 20:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A sub-committee under the parliamentary Industry Commerce and Consumers Welfare Committee has directed the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) not to implement its decision to increase price of petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to prepare a strategy for diversification of petroleum products including liquified petroleum (LP) gas.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has directed the concerned local bodies to distribute first tranche of housing grant to all the quake victims before Dashain festival that begins in the first week of October.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Following widespread criticisms over the trend of VVIPs and VIPs going to foreign countries for medical treatment on government cost and the misuse of the facility, the Finance Committee of the parliament has directed the government to provide assistance only to those who are not in a position to foot the medical bills themselves.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Development Committee of parliament has directed the government to prepare a clear roadmap to implement Kathmandu Tarai Madesh Fast Track and Second International Airport projects.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has instructed commercial banks to disburse at least two percent of their total loans to the deprived sector directly by themselves.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Overturning the government's decision to allow liquefied petroleum (LP) gas bottlers to procure gas bullets, the parliamentary Commerce, Industries and Consumer Welfare Relation Committee has directed the Ministry of Supplies (MoS) to facilitate bottlers in the procurement process.

KATHMANDU, June 27:At a time when the government has been struggling to hire sufficient staff at the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Parliament's State Affairs Committee has asked the NRA to set up its branch offices in each of the 14 most-affected quake-hit districts.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has directed health workers not to take frequent leaves during monsoon as the chances of an outbreak of communicable diseases are really high during the period.