No taxation without service delivery

August 16, 2018 02:00 am

A year after local governments were constituted and started functioning, and nearly half a year since provincial and federal governments came into existence, the people’s aspirations that the governments formed as per their mandate will correct years of misrule and set the new course for prosperity, accountability and pro-people governance seem to be fading away.

The Oli government’s long list of achievements in the first five months appears like a basic list of job that a government has to do on a regular basis.

Stop misuse of ID cards meant for poor

August 14, 2018 02:00 am

The idea behind issuing poverty identity cards is to enable the people falling below the poverty line (those earning less than Rs 20,000 per year) to access to basic needs such as education, health, transportation and food among others.

Implement agreements with Dr KC

August 13, 2018 02:00 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Dr Govinda KC met on Saturday to discuss the implementation of the nine-point agreement reached two weeks ago.

Local govts failing on education

August 12, 2018 02:30 am

One of the reasons the local governments were endowed with sweeping powers in matters of health, education and infrastructure development, among others, was the belief that they know the local realities better than other institutions and they would be able to handle these basic ser-vices more reliably than provincial and federal governments.

The Sikta Irrigation Project of Banke district of Province 5, which can irrigate almost all the low lands of the district and first conceptualized in 1975, is in the wrong course.


August 8, 2018 02:00 am

National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is still waiting for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Oli government fired Yubaraj Bhusal last month. The vital administrative and managerial works of reconstruction body are in limbo.

Kidnapping and murder in Bhaktapur

August 7, 2018 02:00 am

The child does not come home on scheduled time from school, making the parents deeply worried. They telephone everyone they know about to enquire if they saw the child, search in every possible place the child may go to, but to no avail.

Rage further against rape

August 6, 2018 02:00 am

Rape devastates girls and women, causing great physical and psychological harm on them. And yet this heinous crime against our sisters and daughters continues unabated.

Stop politicization of judiciary

August 5, 2018 00:25 am

For the first time in Nepal’s history of vetting nominees for higher constitutional posts, the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Friday rejected the candidate nominated by Constitutional Council for the post of chief justice of the Supreme Court.