Corruption case filed against 19 individuals over irregularities in MDMS purchase

Kathmandu: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has initiated legal proceedings against 19 individuals on charges of corruption related to the purchase of the Mobile Device Management System (MDMS). According to Dhan Bahadur Karki, spokesperson for the special court, key figures implicated in the case include former Chairman of Nepal Telecommunication Authority… Continue reading Corruption case filed against 19 individuals over irregularities in MDMS purchase

Nepal renews agreement to import 554 MW electricity from India

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Kathmandu: Nepal has recently inked a crucial agreement with India to import 554 megawatts (MW) of electricity, as confirmed by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). This renewed electricity import pact between Nepal and India spans a duration of three months, effective from March 30. Chandan Kumar Ghosh, head of the NEA’s load dispatch center, revealed… Continue reading Nepal renews agreement to import 554 MW electricity from India

783 million people face chronic hunger. Yet the world wastes 19% of its food, UN says

Kathmandu: The world wasted an estimated 19% of the food produced globally in 2022, or about 1.05 billion metric tons, according to a new United Nations report. The U.N. Environment Programme‚Äôs Food Waste Index Report, published Wednesday, tracks the progress of countries to halve food waste by 2030. The U.N. said the number of countries… Continue reading 783 million people face chronic hunger. Yet the world wastes 19% of its food, UN says

European flying car technology sold to China

Kathmandu: The tech behind a flying car, originally developed and successfully test-flown in Europe, has been bought by a Chinese firm. Powered by a BMW engine and normal fuel, the AirCar flew for 35 minutes between two Slovakian airports in 2021, using runways for take-off and landing. It took just over two minutes to transform… Continue reading European flying car technology sold to China

Department of Drug Administration directs cease of online pharmacy operations

Kathmandu: Department of Drug Administration has issued directives to halt the operation of online pharmacies. Narayan Prasad Dhakal, Director-General of the department, revealed that the decision to shut down online pharmacies was made after discovering the sale and distribution of counterfeit and misleading drugs under the guise of online pharmacy services. Dhakal further highlighted instances… Continue reading Department of Drug Administration directs cease of online pharmacy operations

Nepal partners with WHO to bolster childhood cancer treatment access

Kathmandu: In a significant move aimed at enhancing access to essential childhood cancer medicines, the Ministry of Health and Population-Nepal has inked an agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to join the Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines (GPACCM). This initiative, led by St Jude Global and WHO, seeks to address the… Continue reading Nepal partners with WHO to bolster childhood cancer treatment access

Shree Airlines expands fleet with acquisition of two dash 8 aircraft

Kathmandu: Shree Airlines, a prominent private sector airline in Nepal, has augmented its fleet with the acquisition of two additional 80-seater aircraft. The newly procured planes, ‘Dash 8,’ are manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (DHC), further solidifying Shree Airlines’ position in the aviation industry. Anil Manandhar, the institutional manager of Shree Airlines,… Continue reading Shree Airlines expands fleet with acquisition of two dash 8 aircraft

CAAN demands clarification from Nepal Airlines Corporation

Kathmandu: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has initiated a significant inquiry into the operations of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), the national flag-carrier, citing various concerns over its performance. On March 27, CAAN issued a directive outlining 27 points requiring clarification from the NAC, highlighting areas of weakness and deficiencies within the organization.… Continue reading CAAN demands clarification from Nepal Airlines Corporation

Former DIG Ramesh Kharel resigns from Rastriya Swatantra Party

Kathmandu: Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ramesh Kharel has made headlines today as he officially announced his departure from the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP). His decision comes amidst growing dissatisfaction over a recent request made by the party’s authority for clarification. Taking to social media, Kharel revealed his resignation from the RSP, citing a shift… Continue reading Former DIG Ramesh Kharel resigns from Rastriya Swatantra Party

China hits out at US and UK over cyber hack claims

Kathmandu: China has hit back at accusations from the US and UK that it is behind a state hacking operation targeting millions of people in Western countries. A foreign ministry spokesperson said Washington and others should stop their own cyber attacks, accusing them of “political manipulation”. He added that Britain’s evidence for alleging its electoral… Continue reading China hits out at US and UK over cyber hack claims