Kiran Bhattarai

The contributor for Republica.

Karnali Corridor Highway, the way to Karnali’s prosperity, on track

Published On: January 24, 2017 04:25 PM NPT By: Kiran Bhattarai

KALIKOT, Jan 24: With the works on opening the track of the Karnali Corridor Highway gearing up, hopes have risen that one of the remotest corners of the country – Humla district in the far northwest – would get connected to the national road network.

Nepal becoming a transit hub for drug peddlers

Published On: September 7, 2016 03:37 PM NPT By: Kiran Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: With a steady rise in the number of drugs abusers every year in Nepal, the number of people arrested on the charge of its smuggling is noticeably increasing of late in the country. The statics of the past six years (2011-2015) made available by the Nepal Police show that a total of 15,496 drugs smugglers were arrested in the country in this period.

Embassies in 9 foreign countries accused of misusing migrant workers' welfare fund

Published On: August 29, 2016 04:38 PM NPT By: Kiran Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Amid reports of scores of Nepali migrant workers in foreign land particularly Gulf countries and Malaysia awaiting repatriation for various reasons, millions of rupees meant for their welfare in foreign countries are reported to have been misused.