ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, December 9Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 9, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 9, 2019).
High cost of jet fuel in Kathmandu airport is keeping foreign airlines away
The high cost of aviation fuel at Kathmandu airport is affecting Nepal's tourism industry, a government committee has reported.
Airlines pay $1 per litre for aviation fuel at Tribhuvan International Airport, compared to $0.55 per litre in Delhi and $0.46 per litre in Hong Kong, Nepal Airlines said in its first quadrimester report submitted recently to the Tourism Ministry.
Nepal storm into final with a 1-0 win over Bangladesh
Defending champions Nepal went a step closer to retaining the South Asian Games football title after overcoming the challenge of Bangladesh 1-0 in their last league match at the Dashrath Stadium on Sunday.
The hosts, who came into the match on seven points, needed at least a point to book their place in the final but a decisive first-half strike from Sunil Bal gave them all three points. They will take on Bhutan in the final on Tuesday. The match kicks off at 3pm.
Gaurika completes golden hat-trick at the South Asian Games
Nepali swimmer Gaurika Singh became the first Nepali athlete to win three gold medals in a single edition of the South Asian Games on Sunday, as she added the women’s 400m freestyle title to two other victories in the competition.
SAARC turns 35 but has very little to show for its age
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation might have turned 35 but its three-and-a-half decades of existence has largely failed to advance its own central tenet—regional cooperation.
As SAARC marked its 35th anniversary with a flurry of congratulatory messages from heads of government, expressing their commitment to regional cooperation, many analysts and diplomats wonder if these promises will ever translate into action. The regional association has failed to hold its 19th summit, ever since 2016 when India suddenly decided to pull out of a planned meeting in Islamabad, accusing Pakistan of failing to control cross-border terrorism.
Corruption watchdog tells government to either terminate sick contracts or speed up construction works
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 out construction works immediately.
A study report ‘Status of the contract management of the construction works under the Nepal government and Analysis’ unveiled in January, identified 1,848 contracts worth Rs 118 billion related to seven ministries as sick. Of them, 1,032 contracts of various construction projects had remained idle without extension of their deadlines.