Stories By 'SANJEEV GIRI'
The government has decided not to extend subsidy to the earthquake survivors who have acquired a permit to operate taxicab in Kathmandu valley.
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The process of acquiring internet bandwidth from China has been temporarily suspended, as the provincial government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has stopped laying optical fibre cable along Nepal-China border stating workers hired to complete the job were unable to work in extreme conditions.
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Around 58 percent of the country’s population has access to internet service compared to 16 percent five years ago as widespread availability of smartphones at affordable prices tears down digital barriers.
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STM Telecom Sanchar may be granted a unified licence allowing it to provide mobile service using CDMA and GSM networks if it clears all outstanding dues and complies with specified conditions, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) said.
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The government’s plan to distribute 1,500 taxicab permits to earthquake survivors as part of a relief package has lain in limbo due to opposition from several quarters.
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Days after tax authorities asked Sweden-based Telia to clear its tax liability on the Ncell buyout deal, the European telecommunications giant said that it wasn’t required to pay taxes in Nepal.
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