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Power utility gets go-ahead to chop down 38,545 trees

Kathmandu, Aug. 24 -- The Nepal Electricity Authority has received clearance to chop down 38,545 trees on the route of the planned Hetauda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi transmission line in Rautahat and Bara distr... Read More


Parliamentary committee postpones implementation of Clean Feed Policy

Kathmandu, Aug. 22 -- In a reversal of talk on immediate implementation of the Clean Feed Policy which bans screening of non-Nepali advertisements on foreign pay channels, the parliamentary Developmen... Read More


Energy Ministry proposes check on power consumption by businesses

Kathmandu, Aug. 21 -- The Energy Ministry in a draft bill related to energy consumption and saving has proposed to form a Nepal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Board which will monitor the energy c... Read More


The Nepal Electricity Authority stages a dramatic turnaround

Kathmandu, Aug. 21 -- Nearly a decade ago, the Nepal Electricity Authority faced severe financial strain and was on the brink of unsustainability caused by high overheads, generation losses, massive d... Read More


Telecom regulator revokes licence of the Sumargi-owned Nepal Satellite

Kathmandu, Aug. 19 -- The Nepal Telecommunications Authority on Monday revoked the licence of Nepal Satellite, a telecom service provider owned by controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi, after th... Read More


Energy royalty soars 94 percent as hydel schemes age

Kathmandu, Aug. 17 -- In the fiscal year 2018-19, the Department of Electricity Development received Rs 1.49 billion in energy royalties paid by both state-owned and independent power projects in comm... Read More


Nepal Telecom's profit falls 42 percent to Rs10.20 billion

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- Nepal Telecom saw its net profit tumble 42 percent year-on-year for the fiscal year 2018-19 ended July 16, which it attributed to a steep licence fee, foreign exchange losses, an... Read More


European donor to audit power utility's compliance with rules

Kathmandu, Aug. 15 -- The European Investment Bank has decided to investigate claims of trampling on the concerns of indigenous communities of Lamjung by the Nepal Electricity Authority while building... Read More


Team leaves for Malaysia to study solar technologies at Bhairahawa airport

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- A team comprising energy and aviation officials left for Malaysia on Monday to study ways to transform huge tracts of land at Gautam Buddha International Airport into a 10-megawa... Read More


House Accounts Committee orders revoking 50-year land lease deal with Huaxin-Narayani cement

Kathmandu, Aug. 12 -- The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on Sunday directed the government to cancel a controversial 50-year lease for 169 ropanis of land in Dhading, signed by the local gove... Read More