‘Nepal should invest in its human ingenuity’

Published On: September 20, 2016 04:10 PM NPT By: Krishna Dhungana

Professor Dan Shechtman, the Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2011, is an Israeli engineer and material scientist. He was recently in Kathmandu to participate in the 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (His Nobel Prize winning discovery) organized in Dhulikhel.  Akhilesh Tripathi and Krishna Dhungana of Republica Online caught up with Professor Shechtman for an interview.

Meizu products are the best

Published On: September 19, 2016 11:25 PM NPT By: Republica

Meizu, a smart device designers and makers which expanded into the smartphone market in 2008, has forayed into Nepali market with its two smartphone models after building a global presence in Hong Kong, Israel, Russia and Ukraine, among other countries.

‘Live your life with compassion’

Published On: September 16, 2016 10:00 AM NPT By: Prayog Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Born and raised in Kalimpong, India, Bipul Chhetri is probably one of the most popular figures in the contemporary folk genre.

Let there be no illusion, Madhesh has never been India’s priority

Published On: September 14, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

President of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, believes that the new constitution cannot be implemented without first addressing the concerns of the agitating Madheshis and Janajatis. Yadav, the former foreign minister and the undisputed leader of the first Madheshi Uprising in 2007, talked to Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal about constitutional amendment, the prime minister’s upcoming India visit and various Madheshi issues in an extensive interview.

'We are not in Nepal to keep an eye on India or China'

Published On: September 7, 2016 04:05 AM NPT By: Republica

The US Assistant Secretary of the State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal oversees US foreign policy in 11 countries, including Nepal. She has closely followed developments in Nepal since her appointment in 2013.

Regular board meetings very important for family-run businesses

Published On: September 6, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Republica

Reg Athwal is the chairman of RAW Group & TAO-Inc Family Office, and the founding partner and MD of RTS Global Partners, the leading family business advisory firm in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

Foreign policy institution building not state priority

Published On: September 1, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica

Coordinator and Associate Professor of Tribhuvan University’s Master’s Program in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD), Khadga KC, is of the view that Nepal need not have sent special envoys to India and China. In an interview with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal, KC shed light on Nepal-India-China dynamic and various aspects of Nepal’s foreign policy. Excerpts:

Nearly 30% of govt revenue comes from automobile sector

Published On: August 29, 2016 08:49 AM NPT By: Republica

The 11th edition of NADA Auto Show is beginning in Kathmandu from Tuesday. The auto show, the largest automobile event in the country, is said to be playing a crucial role in the expansion of automotive sector.

'Not possible to hold three elections together'

Published On: August 23, 2016 12:15 AM NPT By: Prasanta Lamichhane

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav says all elections are possible within January, 2018. Here are excerpts of Yadav’s interview with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal, Krishna Dhungana and PrashantLamichhane.

Caste discrimination stronger in Nepal

Published On: August 15, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Republica

Sukhadeo Thorat, Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University since 2014, is the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. He also served as Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. Republica’s Kamal Pariyar caught up with Thorat while he was in Kathmandu to participate in Darnal Award for Social Justice and other lectures.