BP: Relevant as ever

December 29, 2016 01:19 AM

BP’s old fears about fast-changing geopolitical currents in South Asia and the world have become even more pronounced today

Infographics: Countries with most people living in slavery

December 28, 2016 23:12 PM

Modern slavery is a brutal reality around the world. The 2016 Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation estimates that 45.8 million people are in some form of slavery in 167 countries. 58 percent of people in slavery are living in just five countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan. The report estimates that North Korea has the world’s highest prevalence of slavery at 4.4 percent of its population, followed by Uzbekistan (4.0 percent) and Cambodia (1.6 percent).

The Siraha model

December 28, 2016 00:25 AM

In all future national budgets at least half the development expenditure should be earmarked for quick-yielding projects

Poisoned greens

December 28, 2016 00:15 AM

Farmers’ tendency to spray banned pesticides on vegetables poses grave health risks to consumers

Infographics: Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis in 2016

December 28, 2016 00:05 AM

Last year more than 1 million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe, many fleeing wars in Asia and the Middle East. Below are some facts.

Dancing with the dragon

December 27, 2016 00:35 AM

Dahal government hasn’t been able to handle the sensitivities of our northern neighbor with the seriousness the issue deserves

Yes, we can!

December 27, 2016 00:25 AM

We need urgent structural reforms in order to encourage investments from the general public in productive sector

MH370 quandary

December 27, 2016 00:15 AM

Prolonged action of sea water, constant exposure to sun and changing weather will have corroded many of the aircraft parts, which only adds to the challenge

How world’s top universities are distributed

December 27, 2016 00:05 AM

Oxford has won the accolade of world’s best university, according to the latest Times Higher Education Rankings. It is the first time an institution from outside the United States has topped the list.

Bonds of unity

December 26, 2016 00:25 AM

Much of our debate is focused on whether to dismantle or retain five development-regions set up in federal model