KATHMANDU, July 29: According to the latest data of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), commercial banks have opened their branch offices in 631 local units so far, leaving 122 local units without their coverage.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Ekdarwa village of Sakhuwa Prasouni Rural Municipality in Parsa district is yet again being terrorized by tigers entering the settlement from the Parsa National Park.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The talks held between the representatives of Dr Govinda KC and the government team could not strike a deal after both the sides did not budge from their stances.

GERMANY, July 5: Germany has deported 69 Afghan nationals, whose asylum requests were rejected, back to their home country, German and Afghan officials say.

KATHMANDU, June 28: A task force formed by the Ministry of Finance to resolve the dispute over levying capital gains tax (CGT) on bonus and rights shares is yet to come up with its report.

KATHMANDU, June 27: High-profile businessmen are being arrested one after another in connection with the infamous 33 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, June 25: It has been a month since Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) started operating 21 hours in a day i.e. till 3 am in the morning. The move was aimed at easing air traffic congestion at TIA by encouraging airlines to shift their day flights to night time or early morning. However, not a single airline has sought permission to operate night-time flights so far.

The sausage vine plant, a huge hit among gardeners in the United Kingdom (U.K.), originates from the jungles of Nepal, yet it remains in relative obscurity there due to lack of awareness and proper promotion.

MCALLEN, June 20: Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.

KATHMANDU, June 10: With the parliamentary regulations now in hand, work has started on the formation of the 10 committees under the House of Representatives.

New directive formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs mandates central and district level cross-agency committees to keep a close watch on foreign nationals and take them under control if they are found involved in suspicious or illegal activities

KHOTANG, June 5: The provincial and federal elections were held months ago but five candidates of those elections in Khotang district have not submitted their election expense details till date.

DHADING, Jun 1: Families of the bus accident victims in Gajuri rural municipality have not received relief packages yet.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government has not taken any action against 43 officials involved in irregularities while issuing affiliation to the controversial Kathmandu National Medical College.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The textbooks of at least three subjects are yet to be provided to students in various schools even after six weeks of the beginning of the new academic session which started from April 15.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Chief Minister of Province 2, Lal Babu Raut said that while the Madesh was part of Nepal, its residents continued to feel discriminated.

MAKWANPUR, April 30: In Province 3's 13 districts, which are among the most affected ones by the devastating 2015 Gorkha earthquake, only 364,476 beneficiaries of housing reconstruction grant have started rebuilding their houses. This is only 61.4 percent of the total quake victims of 593,516 in the province.

CHITWAN, April 28: The upgradation work of Narayanghat-Mugling road section is unlikely to meet even the fourth deadline, according to the project's senior divisional engineer Govind Khanal.

“I used to have lots of fun during my childhood in Bodh Gaya, India. I came to Nepal 10 years ago in search of work. Since then I am working as an embroidery artisan.

Dhangadhi, April 23: The lawmakers of the Provincial Assembly of Province No. 7 have said that the budget unveiled by the government was challenging to implement despite it being good at large.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they were yet to get confirmation regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal this May 11.

Registration as companies is expected to widen net

Biratnagar Messy yet perfect

April 2, 2018 10:05 am

Biratnagar, the industrial hub of Nepal, is a fast-paced city. At first glance, I thought I would never like this place. Bumpy roads, dusty atmosphere and polluted air— an infrastructural mess—is how I described Biratnagar initially. But the more I lived here, the more I learned about the city and its people, and my dislikes changed into likes. Today, it would not be wrong to say that unexpectedly I have fallen in love with this messy yet perfect city.

ITAHARI, March 30: Yet another child has become victim of gang rape. In the latest incident, a group of three men allegedly raped 12-year-old mentallly-retarded girl, a local of Itahari-13.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A single bench of Justice ordered to register the case filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against the oath taking administered by former Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, arguing that it was unlawful.

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SEE exams being conducted under makeshift tents

KATHMANDU, March 22: Despite government's warning of legal action, over 500 government employees deputed by the federal government to the offices in the provinces are yet to reach their new offices.

Upper Karnali works yet to resume

March 21, 2018 04:30 am

DAILEKH, March 21: All works at the construction site of Upper Karnali Hydropower Project have been affected for more than a month.

POKHARA, March 9: The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is primarily known for trekking -- a popular adventure activity for tourists.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Prime Minister KP Oli has failed to give full shape to the cabinet even three weeks after he took charge of the government, and this is due to lack of any breakthrough in talks to bring the two Madhes-based parties on board the ruling coalition.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Pakistani Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Nepal for a two day state visit.

Prez candidate not fixed yet: Bhim Rawal

February 28, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: At a time when the party's establishment faction is in favor of continuing with the current president, a senior leader of the CPN-UML has said that the presidential candidate will be finalized after holding negotiations with the CPN (Maoist Center).

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27: Apple Inc is preparing to release three new smartphones later this year, including the largest iPhone ever, a device that may have a bigger display than arch-rival Samsung's flagship phone, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the products.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Reluctance of government agencies to pursue the case of tax evasion against nine outlets of 'branded' goods in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, has been putting off the case from being closed.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The new school session has started in five mountain districts from Wednesday but the textbooks have yet to be supplied to the districts.

CHAUTARA, Feb 5: Thirty-five per cent earthquake-affected people in Sindhupalchok district have not yet reconstructed their houses. Sindhupalchok is one of the worst affected districts from the April 25, 2015 devastating earthquake.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed yet another corruption case against Chudamani Sharma, the suspended Director General of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), accusing him of accumulating property worth over Rs 40 million through illegal means.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Not a single earthquake victim has been able to benefit from the government's scheme of interest-free housing loan of up to Rs 300,000 due to the government's half-hearted approach to the scheme.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A large mass of protesters gathered at Maitighar Mandala in the capital on Saturday, demanding action against the charge-sheeted principal of the Nainital-based Sherwood College, whose negligence apparently caused the death of a Nepali student Shaan Prajapati in 2014.

RASUWA, Jan 18:  Dry landslides following the devastating earthquakes of 2015 had swept away several houses and schools in Rasuwa. Even after so many months, those schools have not been reconstructed and this has badly affected the education of the students in the district.

Are we there yet?

January 10, 2018 00:31 am

If Nepal takes decision for graduation, it will change trade partnerships and fiscal financing facilities enjoyed by the country

Plan to expand fund was announced in the monetary policy for Fiscal Year 2017/18

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: After repeated follow up, Malaysia-based Air Asia X has paid Rs 20 million of the total Rs 230 million it owes to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in various services including passengers service charge, airport development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.

Jan 5: To kick off the new year, Kareena Kapoor covers Vogue India’s January 2018 issue. She reinvents herself for her first magazine spread since son Taimur Ali Khan’s birth in 2016, and, somewhat unsurprisingly, looks absolutely breathtaking. Scroll through to see some of her best shots.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Around a dozen international airlines operating flights to Nepal owe the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) around Rs 1.35 billion in various services including passengers service charge, air development fee, landing, parking and the fees involving the use of navigational equipment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: With the historic elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies over, the nation has now entered into a new political course of constitution implementation per se.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Brokerage firms have not been able to start margin trading facility because of the delay in issuance of working procedure for the facility by the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse).

Not lame, but I’m yet to take aim

December 14, 2017 09:03 am

I often hear that aim is a drive to live and achieve success in life. The more I become knowledgeable, the more I am confused, incapable, inarticulate, and weak to reveal my aim. Unlike a child who could easily speak that s/he wants to become doctor, or engineer, or pilot, or a nurse, I do not know and cannot speak about my aim. I do not have drive, but you see, my life is not paused.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 12: Rajbiraj has earned the reputation of a city with well-managed settlements.