Eternal wait

July 2, 2017 00:45 am

After much criticism of the painfully slow vote-counting process following the first round of local election, the Election Commission had promised to rev things up for the second round.

People power

June 29, 2017 00:25 am

Many had doubted the feasibility of the second round of local election that had been scheduled in the middle of the monsoon season.

Stamp of approval

June 28, 2017 00:45 am

It is a history day today. In the second phase of local election to be held across Provinces 1, 5 and 7, as many as 6.5 million people will cast their ballots.

Nightmare

June 27, 2017 00:45 am

The 36-km Narayanghat-Mugling road is considered as one of the most vital road links in Nepal as it connects the country’s southern, eastern and western parts with its two main urban hubs: Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Birth pangs

June 26, 2017 00:45 am

According to the new constitution, in federal Nepal the existing 75 districts will each have only five government offices: the District Court, the District Attorney Office, the District Police Office, the District Administration Office, and the District Treasury Controller Office.

Hell on wheels

June 25, 2017 02:00 am

Election code violation

Double vision

June 22, 2017 00:25 am

The eighth amendment of the Education Act (2016) bars public school teachers from holding executive posts in political parties. The goal was to ensure that these teachers were not involved in active politics while they should have been teaching.

Pick and choose

June 21, 2017 00:45 am

The pledge of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to invest around Rs 114 billion ($1.14 billion) for infrastructure development in Nepal can be seen as part of the implementation of China’s flagship foreign policy initiative now popularized as One Belt One Road (OBOR).

Snake oil

June 20, 2017 00:45 am

The spokesperson for Nepal Oil Cooperation (NOC) Sitaram Pokhrel was clearly trying to cover up for his bosses. He recently told Republica that NOC was unable to lower price of petroleum products significantly since “the price of petroleum products is cheaper in Nepal compared to India" and "further deduction in price will encourage cross-border smuggling”.

So far, so good

June 19, 2017 00:45 am

The festive atmosphere witnessed on Sunday during the candidate registration of the second phase of local election—now being held in Provinces 1, 5 and 7—was indicative of how eagerly people and the political parties had waited for this election.