More than two months after rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, Nepal Police has not been able to identify the culprits and arrest them. Instead, very investigation process, including the DNA tests of suspects, has come under question. Where did this process go wrong? How should such investigations be handled? Professor Dr Harihar Wasti, Chief Consultant at Forensic Medicine Department, explained various steps of forensic and post-mortem investigation process in an interview with Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal. Edited excerpts:

The decision of the government not to participate in BIMSTEC military drill and Nepal signing protocol to Trade and Transit Agreement with China may have been appreciated within Nepal but the two developments have also drawn attention of many quarters including India.

Gopal Krishna Agrawal is the National Spokesperson on Economic Affairs for ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of India. How does he see Nepal-India economic relations? How can this relations be enhanced? Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala spoke to him on Nepal-India economic ties and other aspects of bilateral relations while he was in Kathmandu last week.

Govt will keep its promises: Devendra Paudel

Published On: September 7, 2018 05:49 PM NPT By: Republica

Central committee member of Nepal Communist Party, Devendra Paudel believes that the government won't just be selling dreams.

Alice G Wells is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US Department of State.

Former finance secretary and economist Rameshore Khanal argues that federalism is not the cause of current anomalies in local taxation and that federalism has not raised government expenditure.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Nepal national cricket team is back home after squaring the two-match series one-all against the Netherlands in Amstelveen. Nepal defeated the Netherlands by a run in the second ODI match on August 3. The closed camp for Asia Cup Qualifiers is set to begin on August 14.

Former minister, political analyst and member of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) from Nepal, Nilamber Acharya knows Nepali politics inside out. What is his assessment of current politics and debate on authoritarianism? How should the government and opposition conduct themselves? What is the progress in EPG? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him to discuss.

Mini-IPO aims to give users the first investment opportunity

Published On: July 22, 2018 08:57 AM NPT By: Republica

Sagoon Inc, a US-based company that runs www.sagoon.com, which, the company claims, enables users to make a ‘true connection’ with others. The company also claims that it will eventually be able to provide its user base the ability to monetize time spent on the website through a revenue-sharing model. The company is currently on the closing phase of funding as part of its mini-IPO to collect a total of $20 million from the public.

Chinese company Chongquin Machinary & Electronics Holding (Group) Co Ltd (CME) has partnered with People’s Energy Ltd (PEL) to construct the Khimti-2 Hydroelectricity Power Plant in Nepal. The 48.8 megawatt project of US$ 88 million is to be constructed in the Khimti River situated in the bordering areas of Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. The two companies signed a contract for this purpose on Friday.