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Sukhdev Shah

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Tough times for immigrants

Published On: May 16, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Tightening of US visa regulations will have severe impact on Nepal which receives the largest portion of remittance money from the US-based immigrants

Failing on water

Published On: April 30, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Has the water and sanitation situation in the country improved in comparison to what was promised and the amount of money spent for that purpose?

Developing Madhes

Published On: April 17, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

If Prime Minister Oli and Chairman Dahal are truly concerned about Madhesi welfare, they should work to tame Koshi floods and put in place a mechanism to harness Kosi water

Nepal as tax-free zone

Published On: March 30, 2019 12:25 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

It has been a long time when this historical event took place but the old timers among us may recall the sensation created in 1975 when late King Birendra announced to the international community his proposal of Nepal to be recognized as Zone of Peace. He asked the country’s foreign missions to work vigorously with their host countries to push the United Nations to declare Nepal a Zone of Peace country.

What next for CK Raut?

Published On: March 27, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

CK Raut’s party can take up irrigation as main agenda for ending extreme poverty in Madhesh and turning agriculture into the pivot for region’s growth and modernization

Agriculture in distress

Published On: March 19, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Is agriculture-led growth possible in Nepal? Only if we follow the Chinese experience of the reforms in agriculture through farmland consolidation

Why Nepal lags?

Published On: February 19, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Attracting foreign investors to Nepal will require a mapping out of competitive edge over other countries that compete with Nepal for the foreign money

Tax exploitation in Nepal

Published On: February 6, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

High taxation policy pursued by Nepal has worked as a powerful drag on the economy by hurting private sector incentive and discouraging foreign investment

Solar over hydro

Published On: January 22, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Without a massive and concerted effort to develop solar power, unmet electricity demand will continue to plague the energy sector, the economy, and the nation at large

Wrong economic vision

Published On: December 2, 2018 02:00 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Prosperity doesn’t come just from wishing or planning for high growth. But this is precisely what the governments of Nepal have been doing

Fear and loathing

Published On: January 28, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

There is a high chance that DV will be eliminated hurting countries like Nepal that are heavy user of this visa category

Walking through poverty

Published On: January 8, 2018 04:35 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

The living condition of people in Madhes is no different to how it was some 50 years back. The same straw and mud dwellings and dirt roads pervade the region

Fuzzy federal math

Published On: November 5, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Neither will the central government agree to downsize, as local units want, nor will local governments be self-reliant on funds, at least in the foreseeable future

Root canal

Published On: September 10, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

One way to control floods is to dig up a national canal spanning the length of the country just below the edge of the hills touching Madhes.

Existential crisis

Published On: August 20, 2017 07:23 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

With an electoral rout of small Madhesi parties in Province 2, the struggle for separate Madhes province or Madhesi-only province would be meaningless.

Province 2 manifesto

Published On: July 30, 2017 12:45 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Poverty is the biggest challenge and it would be on the minds of the electorate when they go to the polls on September 18

Third time unlucky

Published On: July 18, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

There is a chance most Madhesi parties will go out of business, which could help Madhesi public unite behind a common cause.

Forgotten roots

Published On: June 28, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

BP and his Congress party prevailed in the 1959 general election, winning 72 of 109 seats. Congress won nearly all its seats in Madhes

Flights of fancy

Published On: June 6, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Our economic numbers aren’t what they appear to be because of a phenomenon economist John Maynard Keynes called Money Illusion

Night train to Beijing

Published On: May 25, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Sukhdev Shah

Rail connectivity with China, if it gets India’s approval, will boost economic growth and reduce income inequalities in the region