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Corruption watchdog tells government to either terminate sick contracts or speed up construction works

Kathmandu, Dec. 9 -- The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority has asked the government agencies either to terminate public construction contracts identified as chronically sick or carry ... Read More


Revenue collection growth rate plunges amid reduced imports

Kathmandu, Dec. 9 -- Nepal saw a massive slump in revenue collection during the first four months of the current fiscal year, with import-based revenue decreasing alongside a fall in imports. With do... Read More


Patan Campus procured goods without tenders for two consecutive years, says National Vigilance Centre

Kathmandu, Dec. 7 -- Patan Multiple Campus procured goods for the college for two consecutive years without inviting bids, the National Vigilance Centre has said in its probe findings which suggested ... Read More


Impact of a slowing Indian economy begins to appear on some local sectors

Kathmandu, Dec. 6 -- Indian tourists' stay in Nepal has significantly decreased over the last six months, with hotels in growing numbers reporting that vacation lengths have fallen as low as three day... Read More


Rendered without work, Poverty Alleviation Fund is now seeking money to run climate change-related programmes

Kathmandu, Dec. 4 -- The Poverty Alleviation Fund, which the government had earlier decided to scrap, is seeking a new role in the environment sector by applying for funds under "Green Climate Fund" f... Read More


Social Welfare Council tightens noose on local NGOs

Kathmandu, Dec. 3 -- The Social Welfare Council has tightened the noose on the local non-governmental organisations by putting a number of conditions before getting their project proposals approved. ... Read More


Central Bureau of Statistics says next census will be the most comprehensive one ever

Kathmandu, Dec. 2 -- In a first, the Central Bureau of Statistics will be accumulating data on livestock, housing facilities for the animals, and community infrastructure in what it says will be the m... Read More


Pappu Construction beset by a series of setbacks after its owner was suspended as a lawmaker

Kathmandu, Dec. 2 -- The suspension of Hari Narayan Rauniyar, founder of Pappu Construction, from the position of lawmaker last year over corruption charges, has appeared to be a turning point for his... Read More


Centra Bureau of Statistics says next census will be the most comprehensive one ever

Kathmandu, Dec. 2 -- In a first, the Central Bureau of Statistics will be accumulating data on livestock, housing facilities for the animals, and community infrastructure in what it says will be the m... Read More


After public shaming, road authority warns contractors to rush remaining work

Kathmandu, Nov. 30 -- When the people of Dolakha protested against the prolonged delay in blacktopping the Mudhe-Charikot section of the road by plastering the images of the contractor on public vehic... Read More