Will the Electricity Bill be passed?

September 3, 2023 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 3: The fate of the long-pending Electricity Bill 2080 BS, which has been repeatedly introduced in parliament, remains uncertain as it faces another deliberation in the Federal Parliament.

SUDURPASCHIM, Dec 2: Formation of the government in Sudurpaschim province has become uncertain for now when the Nagarik Unmukti Party came up with a stance not to support any force and also avoid participation in the formation of the government unless their demands and agenda were addressed.

DHORPATAN, Dec 12: The construction works of the Mid-Hill Highway has fallen into limbo as a contractor who was awarded the contract for blacktopping the Baglung-Akshyate-Ghodabandhe road section, the part of the national pride project, has gone out of contact.

Jussie Smollett walked out of a Chicago jail after serving six days and walked into months, if not years, of uncertainty — from what’s next for his career as an actor and performer to whether he’ll eventually be back behind bars

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is mulling over taking action against Himalayan Bank Limited (HBL) and Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL), which have failed to conclude their merger plan despite signing officially an agreement for unification.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The much-hyped merger between Himalayan Bank Limited (HBL) and Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) has fallen uncertain after the majority of shareholders of HBL did not give consent to the bank’s prior plan.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The ongoing political wrangling has thrown the enactment of the annual national budget into uncertainty even as the constitutionally-defined date for budget announcement, May 29, is just a week away.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Corruption against promoters of Pappu Construction Pvt Ltd Hari Narayan Rauniyar and Sumit Rauniyar over the substandard construction of Jabdighat Bridge in Bardiya district has been hailed widely.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The cabinet decision to appoint ambassadors to India and Malaysia has become uncertain following dilly-dallying by the Prime Minister's Office in writing to parliament for confirmation hearings. Even three weeks after the cabinet decision, the government has yet to write to the Parliamentary Hearings Committee for the hearings.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The much-awaited reconstruction of Dharahara has fallen into uncertainty as the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has not been able to verify the authenticity of Chinese firms which have partnered with Nepali civil contractors in the bidding process for rebuilding the tower.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Although the agitating Dr Govinda KC was brought to the capital from Jumla on Thursday amid deterioration of his health condition,  talks with the government to resolve his demands and end his 21-day  fast-unto-death have fallen into uncertainty as both the government on one hand and Dr KC and his supporters on the other are sticking to their stances.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Talks between the side representing Dr Govinda KC and the government have become uncertain as the government has not yet decided on how to address his demand.

Global economy’s uncertain future

July 18, 2018 00:30 am

As long as China and the US are doing fine, the global economy can be expected to sustain annual output growth of around 3.4 percent

KATHMANDU, July 4: The formation of the parliamentary committees is still uncertain as the ruling and opposition parties are wrangling over choosing the heads of these committees.

Summit’s uncertain legacy

June 18, 2018 00:30 am

Missing was any definition of what denuclearization might entail, a timeline for implementation, or a reference to how any actions would be verified

TEPC and NPIA have different priorities

LALITPUR, April 1: Kedar GC received Rs 50,000 rupees as his first installment housing grant just a month ago, nearly three years after the devastating earthquake of 2015 that killed around 9,000 people and left many more injured.

FSFN participation in govt uncertain

March 20, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 20: Participation of the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) in the government has become uncertain as differences have surfaced over the content of the political agreement the FSFN seeks to ink with the government before joining it.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The participation of ministers representing Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in the Province 2 cabinet scheduled to be formed on Thursday has become uncertain after serious intra-party differences cropped up within the RJPN over the power sharing deal.

MOHOTTARI, Dec 1: The electoral race in constituency-3 of Mahottari district has become more intriguing after the top leader of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), Mahantha Thakur, fielded his candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary polls at the eleventh hour.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Leave tourism allowance, a program introduced by the government to support domestic tourism industry, has fallen into uncertainty due to differences between the cabinet and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA).

Fate of 80 high court judges uncertain

October 12, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday is set to decide the fate of 80 high court judges who were appointed nine months ago.

LANCASHIRE, August 10: Burnley are hoping to capitalize on early-season uncertainty as they bid to emerge from a visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a surprise win over Premier League champions Chelsea, the Lancashire club's defender Ben Mee has said.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Overseas trips involving over 300 government employees have become uncertain following a new direction issued by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to stop foreign junkets. PM Deuba on Thursday directed newly-appointed chief secretary, Rajendra Kishor Kshetri to stop government officials from attending unnecessary events overseas.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down from the government to pave ways to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become new prime minister is still yet limbo as the main opposition CPN-UML said that it would obstruct parliament meeting citing controversial government decision to increase 22 local units in various Tarai districts.

RASUWA, April 6: The mountainous rural people are still struggling to survive their lives in a smooth manner as it has been almost two years since the earthquake occurred.

MELAMCHI, March 12: The earthquake survivors of Sindhupalchowk district are still unaware on second tranche of grant even after 22 months have elapsed since the tremor massively devastated lives and properties of people in the district.

Imja River bridge still uncertain

February 8, 2017 00:00 am

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 8: Work to build a suspension bridge over Imja River, which lies along the trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp, has not begun even though locals formed a consumers' group to facilitate the work two years ago.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The prospect of holding local elections has become uncertain, with the government tying up the constitution amendment bill tabled in parliament with the local elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Election of the parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson scheduled for Wednesday was canceled at the last hour following a dispute between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) over divvying up the chairperson positions of various 14 parliamentary committees.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Despite Nepal's repeated requests to India to provide exchange facilities for the demonetized Indian currency notes of 1,000 and 500 denominations that are being legally held in Nepal, there has been no official response from India.

NSU voting process still uncertain

August 11, 2016 22:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Election process during the general convention of Nepali Congress (NC)'s student wing Nepal Students Union (NSU) has become uncertain again after disputes resurfaced on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The closed session of the 11th General Convention of Nepal Students Union (NSU) has become uncertain as disputes over the selection of convention representatives from 11 districts are yet to be sorted out.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Even though almost 500 settlements in over 18 worst quake-hit districts are at risk of landslides during the ongoing monsoon, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is yet to devise any plan for relocating the risky settlements to safer sites.

GORKHA, June 13: Even after over a year since the devastating earthquakes, many locals of Gorkha district, the epicenter, are not certain about receiving the government-promised grants for rebuilding their damaged or destroyed homes.