Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is facing tough times these days.  While India’s claim on Nepal’s Kalapani area in its political map has triggered public outrage and pressure on the government to resolve the issue, the performance of the government has always been under question.  How is the ruling NCP and the government thinking about it? What will it do? Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Mahabir Paudyal sat down with NCP General Secretary Bishnu Poudel to discuss various political and governance issues.

Interview: Diversifying financing is critical for Nepal

Published On: November 12, 2019 03:05 PM NPT By: Republica

Samantha Custer is the Director of Policy Analysis at Washington DC based research institute AidData, which produces analysis of development investments and results and experiences of decision-makers in low- and middle-income countries regarding the impact of external money. During her recent visit to Nepal, she shared her insights on foreign aid, aid effectiveness and changing patterns of foreign assistance with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala.

Customers look for cars with higher ground clearance

Published On: November 11, 2019 10:19 AM NPT By: Sujeeta Pradhan

Subaru is one of the fastest growing car brands in Nepal. The Japanese automaker officially entered Nepal in 2006. Vijay Motors Pvt Ltd is the authorized dealer of Subaru in Nepal. Sujeeta Pradhan of Republica talked to Shailaj Bdr Singh, sales and marketing department head of Vijay Motors Pvt Ltd, to talk about Subaru's journey in Nepal and automobile business in Nepal, among other issues.

‘Premium phones sell really well in Nepal’

Published On: October 23, 2019 10:59 AM NPT By: Republica

Xiaomi is one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in Nepal. It officially entered Nepal in October 2018, and has been seeing unprecedented growth ever since. Sujeeta Pradhan of Republica talked to Sourabh Kohtari, country general manager of Xiaomi Nepal, to know more about the brand and its future plans.

Bülent Uyaniker, director of academic affairs and senior AI researcher at Fusemachines, an artificial intelligence talent and education solutions company, leads the AI curriculum research and development team at the company. The curriculum with an input of his experience of over 20 years as data scientist is geared towards enabling the students understand the real world problems and apply their knowledge to solve them.

Nepal is not tilting in any direction

Published On: October 2, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday, where he raised issues ranging from climate change to terrorism to development. There, he also met with various leaders coming from different countries. What did they say about Nepal? Republica’s Ashok Dahal caught up with him on the sidelines of UNGA in New York to discuss various aspects of Nepal’s foreign relations.

Nepal is significant market for us

Published On: September 15, 2019 10:13 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

Having two decades of experience in marketing, brand management and sales team management, Sabrina Chan joined MoneyGram in 2004. The Marketing Head of Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East, Chan has expanded her remit to cover more regions including South Asia and the Middle East region developing and leading the regional initiatives for more than 25 countries.

Mass rapid transit needed to end transportation hurdles

Published On: September 1, 2019 09:52 AM NPT By: Nikeeta Gautam

Ritu Singh Vaidya, managing director of United Traders Syndicate, has said that the government should urgently work toward bringing mass rapid transit system into the country rather than establishing vehicle assembly plants. Nikeeta Gautam of Republica talked with Vaidya about ways in which Nepal could focus on sustainable automobile growth.

Nepal established diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1960 and ever since the two countries have enjoyed cordial relations based on goodwill, mutual cooperation and friendship.

Talking Nepal’s health with Dr Bhagawan Koirala

Published On: August 1, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

When Nepali leaders go to Singapore or Bangkok for health examination, they become the subject of huge public criticism. If they improved services in public health institutions, all Nepalis would benefit and they would not have to leave the country for treatment, goes the refrain in our discourse on public health.