'16th five-year plan to have separate chapter on climate change'

Published On: February 22, 2024 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica

It has been almost seven decades since planned development began in Nepal. To date, Nepal has implemented 15 periodic plans, and the draft of the 16th Plan is currently in the final stages of preparation. This five-year plan is set to commence from the next fiscal year.

'Think before you click the buy button'

Published On: February 11, 2024 09:55 PM NPT By: Sara Pahari

Cristina Vittoria Egger Bertotti, an Italy-based fashion stylist and advisor, known fondly as the ‘Grand Dame of the Royal House of Savoy,’ was recently in Kathmandu. ¹With a career journey spanning decades Bertotti’s journey in the fashion industry began alongside esteemed companies like Versace, Gucci and Etro.

Fusemachines, a company established by a Nepali-origin entrepreneur working in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dr Sameer Maskey, is poised to make history by becoming the first company led by a Nepali origin entrepreneur to be listed on the esteemed US stock exchange NASDAQ.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: As the temperature of the earth is increasing, it has invited various climate related disasters around the world. In terms of climate risk in the world, Nepal is on the leading list. Every year, floods, landslides, melting and exploding glaciers, heavy rains, floods and fires are increasing.

Groundwater is a crucial component for sustaining water resources, especially in countries like Nepal, where surface water availability can be seasonally variable. However, groundwater assessment in Nepal is still in its early stages, marked by a lack of comprehensive data on groundwater levels, recharge rates, and aquifer capacities. This knowledge gap poses challenges in effectively managing groundwater resources, with an increasing reliance due to the unpredictability of surface water sources, particularly for irrigation and drinking water in both rural and urban areas.

Dedicated ministry needed to tackle climate change: Experts

Published On: November 27, 2023 03:30 PM NPT By: SHREE RAM SUBEDI

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Our shared home, Earth, is in crisis due to climate change. The rising temperatures are disrupting the natural systems of our planet. This crisis extends beyond the challenges faced by human existence, affecting animals that depend on Earth as well.

Nepal-EU relations have a robust history of cooperation and collaboration, underpinned by a shared commitment to mutual development and regional stability. These diplomatic bonds are continuously evolving and deepening across various sectors, making a substantial contribution to Nepal's prosperity and well-being.

Tata Motors unveiled the Tiago EV in Nepal, alongside the fuel-powered Punch model and Tata Nexon EV Max during the ongoing NADA Auto Show 2023. Republica had the opportunity to sit down with Mayank Baldi, Head of International Business for Passenger Vehicles at Tata Motors, who was on a visit to Nepal to launch the new products.

Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari has held the position of Executive Director at the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework at the World Trade Organization in Geneva since October 2013. Before assuming this role, Dr Adhikari served as the Chief Executive Director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE), a prominent regional think tank based in Kathmandu.

Binod Raj Gyawali, chairman of Nepal Republic Media Limited, has been active in Nepali media industry for more than three decades. In his conversation with Republica, Gyawali shares his thoughts on various issues including the plan of Nepal Republic Media Limited to float its shares to the general public, possible consequences of this in Nepali media landscape and future prospects of media industry in general.