Narayan Prasad Ghimire

The contributor for Republica.

Ensure basic needs before talking of smart city

Published On: July 22, 2017 08:23 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU: "Speed and effectiveness to guarantee quality are the prerequisites of service providers to make any city a smart city," said economist Achyut Wagle, adding that 'infrastructure auditing' is essential to know there is solid foundation to transform any city into a smart city.

Make foreign employment respected

Published On: January 25, 2017 04:10 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was informing at a press conference the other day that the family of migrant Nepali worker who dies during foreign employment would get up to Rs 2.7 million as temporary life insurance.

Where is federalism heading?

Published On: December 24, 2016 04:20 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The constitution amendment bill has been stuck at the Legislature-Parliament for the past two weeks. The major opposition, CPN-UML, along with some fringe parties, have been obstructing the parliament business arguing that the bill has jeopardized the geographical unity and integrity by hiving off some hill districts from the province No 5, and by making easy provisions on acquisition of naturalized citizenship.

Female journalists yet to fare well in Nepali media

Published On: December 10, 2016 03:38 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: "I did journalism for more than a decade combining the stints at an FM radio and a television. But I did not like to return to this profession after a break. Actually, I had no option but to quit it for me entering the motherhood, because I was neither paid during the leave nor guaranteed of job at the media house after the leave. Rather, I felt guilty- why I stuck to that field for such a long time. I even pity on the male colleagues- how they manage their family, as they too are paid meager salary!"

Commentary: A Decade Of Peace Process: What's the achievement?

Published On: November 23, 2016 11:59 AM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: It has been a decade since Nepal entered into the formal peace process with the signing of Comprehensive Peace Accord in November 2006.

Bureaucracy intertwined with politics ruins public service delivery

Published On: September 10, 2016 03:45 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Sept 10:  "It's because of unstable governments that the development activities have failed to accelerate thereby severely affecting the country as a whole. We (bureaucracy) are compelled to work with three governments in a year. Furthermore, as civil servants are unnecessarily indulging in politics, public service delivery has become ineffective. However, we are bound to work".

Testing times ahead for the Deuba-Dahal alliance

Published On: July 16, 2016 05:19 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU, July 16: The sudden alliance between the main opposition Nepali Congress and one of the ruling partners CPN (Maoist-Center) against the KP Oli-led government took many by surprise, as a similar attempt just in the recent past had failed to bear fruit.

The Brexit shock, but no effect in Nepal

Published On: July 2, 2016 05:02 PM NPT By: Narayan Prasad Ghimire

KATHMANDU: A shock wave ran across the globe as Britain voted last week to exit from the European Union, the regional association to which the country was tied for four decades. Any country with small or large economy, or a tiny nation to the super power, the British severance from the EU did throw issues of various interests on them.