KATHMANDU, April 29: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Development Fund has entered into the tenth year of its inception.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Amid widespread criticism of the government decision to hike the development fund for lawmakers, Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Thursday defended the 'distributive' budget saying that the government cannot ignore voices of elected representatives in a democratic system.