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Mahabir Paudyal



Nepal Investment Summit 2019: ‘Nepal has high potential in emerging market for infrastructure development’

March 28, 2019 18:46 PM

KATHMANDU, March 28: Investors have said that Nepal has high potential in an emerging market for infrastructure development.

Rage and reason

March 28, 2019 01:30 AM

We need to bring around every actor from the plains as well as the hills to agree on some basic fundamentals of citizenship. Otherwise, citizenship debate will prolong indefinitely

Secessionism is dead

March 17, 2019 02:00 AM

The overwhelming rage against referendum that was not even mentioned in the deal with CK Raut is the strongest evidence of how the whole country stands united against secession

Memorializing history

November 25, 2018 02:00 AM

Nepal’s struggle to safeguard independence and march to democracy and federal republic make for hundreds of stories to be told, recorded, filmed and visualized

'America has always stepped up to support Nepal. That's going to continue'

August 28, 2018 00:30 AM

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

Tapping into sustainable energy

March 9, 2018 09:00 AM

“It’s a wonder,” he said, pointing at a small solar device laid on top of a tin roof of a makeshift shed he has been living in for more than two years. Megha Nath, 70, has lived through the darkest and the brightest of times in this village of Bahrabise of Sindhupalchok district, around 90 kilometers away from Kathmandu. “There was a time when there was no source of light. When children had to do homework, they did it during the day,” he said speaking of the ‘dark’ days.

After the fall

January 24, 2018 01:30 AM

When country watched Dhanaraj Gurung break into sobs in front of television camera while explaining how the party shunned him, people had decided

We have won

December 11, 2017 00:34 AM

These are the celebration times in Nepal, not because everyone is assured of much needed economic development that political parties have promised, and not because Left Alliance has swept federal parliament and provincial assembly elections (the constituent parties of this alliance have been tried, tested and found wanting for the last 20 years).

In memoriam

November 22, 2017 01:30 AM

When I heard about his passing on November 11, I was not only shocked. I was also troubled that I had failed to meet him again, as I had promised

Only sound and fury

November 13, 2017 01:28 AM

It reeks of hypocrisy when Deuba and his followers say source of threat on democracy lies only in communist camp

Faults of Madhes narrative

November 4, 2017 00:25 AM

When we talk about sufferings of the hills, why can’t we also talk about the pains of Madhes?

Reviving public education

October 18, 2017 01:30 AM

From education minister to education secretary to educationists to teachers, no one wants to enroll their children in public schools if they have option of private schools.

Destroying public education

October 10, 2017 01:30 AM

Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha and his henchmen are responsible for what experts call ‘coordinated murder’ of our public education system. History will not forgive them easily.

Yes, they can

September 20, 2017 00:31 AM

Our major donors should ensure that the funds they contribute to Nepal’s development do not end up in pockets of corrupt politicians

Misreading Nepal

September 12, 2017 01:30 AM

Nepalis know that they cannot afford to be anti-India but when they witness open Indian meddling they won’t stay quiet either.

With 20 percent weight for ‘geography’, all three regions would have benefitted

September 7, 2017 01:00 AM

The Constituency Delimitation Commission (CDC) recently presented its final report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. While Madhes-based parties have criticized the report for under-representing Madhes, others argue that it does the opposite: over-represent Madhes and under-represent hills and mountains.

Nepal is doomed if the corrupt are allowed to contest elections

August 31, 2017 00:30 AM

Member of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee and Nepali Congress Central Committee member Dhan Raj Gurung is a strong voice against corruption. But lawmakers from his own party are looking to amend electoral laws to allow even corruption-convicts to contest elections. What does Gurung make of this? Here are excerpts of his interview with Mahabir Paudyal.

Why amendment failed

August 29, 2017 01:30 AM

A constitution amendment bill needs to be judged on whether it is welcomed by domestic constituencies, not on whether it gives ‘face saver’ to outsiders.

We sensed Tarai floods three days in advance

August 17, 2017 00:15 AM

When Republica met Rajendra Sharma, Chief of Flood Forecasting Section at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, in his office, he was monitoring water flow in our major rivers on various computer screens. He could not take a break lest he missed an important alert. But if we have such a sophisticated system to monitor floods, what explains such widespread death and destruction witnessed in the past few days in the Tarai? The senior hydrologist shared his insights with Mahabir Paudyal.

Comedy of amendment

July 26, 2017 01:30 AM

The claim that only Nepali constitution has rigid provisions on federal boundary changes is a big lie. The problem is that we tend to cite only Indian constitution.