Balkrishna Gyawali

The contributor for Republica.

FinMin Sharma under scanner over his decision to waive taxes on sponge iron

Published On: September 18, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Balkrishna Gyawali

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: It is suspected that Finance Minister Janardan Sharma’s controversial decision  to provide a waiver on customs and excise duty on the import of sponge iron could be a case of policy corruption. Finance Minister Sharma has introduced this controversial decision through the substitution bill presented in parliament last week.

PM threatens to sack ministers not expediting development projects

Published On: September 28, 2019 07:09 AM NPT By: Balkrishna Gyawali

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: While Prime Minister KP Oli has been warning ministers who do not make satisfactory progress in executing development projects that they will face the sack, development expenditure by the government so far this fiscal year has remained the lowest in recent years.