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Plan to punish contractors dropped after pressure from higher-ups

Kathmandu, Jan. 14 -- When the government launched a crackdown on contractors with dismal performance about eight months ago, under-performing companies with a number of road projects were expected to... Read More


Government plans to crank up abandoned cars

Kathmandu, Jan. 13 -- The government plans to refurbish more than half of the vehicles laying abandoned inside Singha Durbar. The repaired vehicles could be used by ministries, government agencies an... Read More


Over Rs 6b released to local units to implement lawmaker-led projects

Kathmandu, Jan. 13 -- The federal government has released Rs6.56 billion to local units for projects under the controversial Local Infrastructure Development Partnership Programme, which is implemente... Read More


Roads to nowhere

Kathmandu, Jan. 12 -- Until two-and-a-half years ago, the Akasedhara-Ram Mandir section in Kapan was a narrow stretch of road, but at least it was blacktopped. Area residents were satisfied with the r... Read More


Anti-graft body drags Shrestha to court

Kathmandu, Jan. 10 -- The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against Chandra Man Shrestha, a joint-secretary at the Min... Read More


Provinces to appoint police up to DSP

Kathmandu, Jan. 7 -- Schedule 6 of constitution gives provincial governments exclusive right to oversee their security affairs Jan 7, 2019-The federal government plans to keep both the federal and pr... Read More


Graft case filed against former Nepal Oil Corporation chief Khadka

Kathmandu, Jan. 7 -- The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a corruption case at the Special Court on Monday against former Nepal Oil Corporation Managing Director Gopal K... Read More


Kathmandu, provinces differ on CDO's role

Kathmandu, Jan. 6 -- According to the bill, the chief district officer reports the law and order situation to the Federal Home Ministry and provincial Internal Affairs Ministry Jan 6, 2019-A month af... Read More


Government signs deal with official trade union

Kathmandu, Jan. 5 -- Despite reservation from the Nepali Congress-affiliated trade union, the government and the Official Trade Union (OTU) signed a nine-point agreement on Thursday to resolve the sta... Read More


Government, agitating civil servants fail to ink deal

Kathmandu, Jan. 3 -- Earlier, after a two-day marathon meeting afternoon, the two sides had reached a nine-point understanding, with the government promising to address key demands Jan 3, 2019-Despit... Read More