SLC questions to be printed in India; JEMS smells rat

KATHMANDU, FEB 14 - Despite the import of hi-tech Japanese printing machines four months ago by the Examination Controller Office, this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) question papers will be printed in India.

After Haiti, Nepal braces for big quake

KATHMANDU, FEB 10 - As Haiti counts the cost of last month's devastating earthquake, experts are warning of the potential for an even greater disaster in another of the world's poorest countries, Nepal.

Nepal, Singapore ink new air services agreement

Nepal and Singapore on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement with Nepal which allows air carriers of both countries to operate 28 weekly passenger services apart from 14 weekly cargo services.

Electricity tariff to go up soon

The government will soon declare increment in electricity tariff. Energy Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said that the electricity tariff commission would recommend the increment rate in a “scientific manner”.

Drinking water being supplied without treatment in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has admitted about half of the water it has been distributing in Kathmandu is distributed without proper treatment, Nagarik daily reported.

Govt preparing to ban import of inverters

The government is preparing to ban the import of inverters citing aggravation in the ongoing power crisis due to overuse of inverters.The energy ministry has written to the supply and commerce ministries to stop the import of inverters Tuesday.

Nepal students rail against British visa suspension

KATHMANDU, FEB 02 - Students in Nepal on Monday reacted angrily to a British decision to suspend their visa applications, accusing the authorities in London of “playing with people's lives”.