The government has geared up its effort to distribute biometric national identity (NID) cards to as many as 117,000 citizens within the next 18 months.
Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prakash Aryal has said that only stern legal action against reckless drivers can help reduce number of road accidents, which has been increasing at an alarming rate.
The Ministry of Industry (MoI) has prepared a draft to set criteria for excavating sand and aggregates in various parts of the country with a view to end series of controversies about sand mining and excavation of construction materials.
The ministry prepared the draft a month after the deadline set by the government for the task.
A representative of contractors who have been working on various development projects has told a parliamentary committee that they have to pay up to 20 percent of their total contract amounts as bribes to top government officials.
Sixteen months after the collapse of the historic Dharahara tower in last year’s devastating earthquake, the government has made public a detailed design for a similar tower to be built right in front of the ruins of the origional structure.
The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has asked all the ministries to provide details of civil servants who went abroad for study, training or visit purpose under government quota but didn’t return to the country to resume their job.
The Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) has finally initiated the land pooling and land development process for the outer ring road project in the Kathmandu Valley. The project had remained in limbo for the past 11 years.
As part of the government’s plan to rescue and rehabilitate street children, the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) has so far rescued 200 children languishing in various streets of the Kathmandu valley this year.
The government has increased the fee for receiving new license for all categories of vehicles and also for their renewal, effective from Sunday.