KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Prime Minister KP Oli has said both India and China are ready to extend support for the development of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel has said that the government is willing to learn from the experiences of the Chinese government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Top guns of the major political parties have stressed forging unity among key political parties in the country for economic prosperity and development as they did for the political changes in the past.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Major streets in Kathmandu have been repaved overnight. Dusty and dirty roads now are now clean and shining. Road sidewalks are painted and well-decorated.

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October 2, 2019 18:00 pm

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OKHALDHUNGA, Oct 2: Although contractor Rajendra Construction Company won the bid of constructing a bridge over Molung river at Mandre Dovan in Okhaldhunga along Okhaldhunga-Saghutar road section some six years ago, the bridge has not been completed yet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Prime Minister KP Oli has directed all ministers and secretaries to be coordinative to bring visible progress for economic prosperity and development.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday said the next decade will be the period for prosperity and development.

JANAKPUR, Aug 3: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota has opined that the media should prioritize the issue of progress, good governance and development.

ILAM, July 31: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader and former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal said that there were no longer any obstructions to carry on the development works.

Expediting development

July 21, 2019 08:29 am

A follow-up interaction session between National Planning Commission (NPC), attended by a senior member of the commission, and Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) was held in Bangkok on May 29 this year. During the session, NPI recalled priority issues which were proposed as development planning goals in areas of (1) food security, for Nepal’s imports of basic food items have not abated (2) lifting restrictions on foreign direct investment and (3) inducting economic diplomacy as top foreign policy instrument.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Taking a leadership role in ensuring the effectiveness of the foreign aid which reaches the underdeveloped countries, Nepal is co-hosting a side event ahead of the Senior Level Meeting (SLM) of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in New York.

PARASI, July 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Iswar Pokharel has said the KP Sharma Oli-led government has created a development wave in Terai-Madhes.

Think beyond planning

July 1, 2019 09:49 am

It is more than six decades since Nepal started planning process for development. In six decades, nine five-year plans and five three-year plans have been implemented. In case of agriculture, the first long term plan (Agriculture Perspective Plan) was implemented from 1995 to 2015 and the second one (Agriculture Development Strategy) is at its third year of implementation.

JUMLA, June 29: In its policy and program for the Fiscal Year 2019/20, Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has prioritized infrastructure development, education, health, and tourism sectors.

JANAKPUR, June 26: While unveiling its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City, the capital of Province 2, has introduced policies to develop the local unit into a cultural city.

JANAKPUR, June 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a grant of Rs 1 billion Indian currency for the development of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City during a visit to the city in May 2018. Almost 13 months later, the grant for developing this major destination for Hindu pilgrims looks less likely to come through any time soon.

Media for development

June 12, 2019 00:30 am

News, features, commentaries, analyses, pictures, cartoon, interviews and round table discussions should be focused on development needs of Nepal

NEPALGUNJ, June 9: Stakeholders from State 5, Karnali State and Far West State have stressed the need for accelerating development activities without creating environmental imbalance.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government has approved the new development cooperation policy, outlining the areas of national needs and priorities for the mobilization of international support for development.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has increased the budget for sports development by Rs 1.96 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The National Planning Commission (NPC) has finalized the standards for classification and separation of projects and programs to be implemented by three tiers of government in the new federal set up.

Doctors and development

May 26, 2019 01:00 am

Some doctors are not sympathetic to their patients. They launch their stethoscopes at private clinics and hospitals against their patients to make quick bucks

Red Circle in collaboration with Child Safe Net, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, and International Telecommunications Union and with the support of International Youth Media Summit, Khalti and Oscar International College of Film Studies organized a 10 Days Video Editing Certification Course as a Girls in ICT Day Initiative.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has stressed on the need of proper laws paving way for development and prosperity.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has urged the development partners to collaborate and coordinate with it while carrying out any development work.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Carrying out mega projects without the approval of the  Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report or in breach of the report will incur hefty fines for mega development projects or industrial ventures, following the endorsement of the Environment Protection Bill by  parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Development Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday instructed the government to complete the remaining tasks of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project.

Planning for development

May 1, 2019 01:25 am

Last March one event related to the preparation of long-term periodic development plan for Nepal was discussed at the Development Council chaired by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Earlier to that, Nepal Policy Institute (NPI), together with some Nepali diaspora scholars, had organized an interaction program in Bangkok with Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission (NPC) and senior government officials.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, has described the education as a foundation infrastructure for nation's development.

SURKHET, April 24: Chief Minister of Karnali State government Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the country would not achieve prosperity without the promotion of the national capital.

Developing Madhes

April 17, 2019 01:30 am

If Prime Minister Oli and Chairman Dahal are truly concerned about Madhesi welfare, they should work to tame Koshi floods and put in place a mechanism to harness Kosi water

UNITED NATIONS, April 16: The 2019 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) financing for development forum opened here Monday and its participants called for efforts to reform the multilateral trading system.

No middle-income trap for China

April 4, 2019 01:00 am

The daunting challenges that China faces at this point in its economic development are far more important than whether its slowdown is a gap or a trap

RUKUM, April 3: The Bafikot Rural Municipality of Rukum has started preparing a five-year master plan for tourism development.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that peace must be addressed as a multidimensional precept including the personal or mental peace that encompasses an inner state of tranquility. Social peace is reflected in the form of social justice and development.

RUPANDEHI, March 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said development campaign had begun in the country and it would be accelerated in the days ahead.

KAILALI, March 19: Chief Minister of Far-West State, Trilochan Bhatta, has said that the role of media persons was significant in encouraging people in development construction as per the wish of the people and nation.

Yes! Idea matters!

March 17, 2019 20:12 pm

Your ideas never die, but the people would call you mad when it comes to making your ideas into a new kind of an avatar or bringing out an extraordinary theory in it.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The government has forwarded a bill to parliament for bringing development projects of national priority under the supervision of the prime minister.

ROLPA, March 11: Thabang of Rolpa has a special relationship with the former Maoist guerrillas and the armed insurgency. It was here, where the Maoist guerrilla prepared strategies, planned attacks, trained their armies, among others during the insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is launching a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has cautioned the government to stand vigil against those who tend to oppose development and are promoting corruption. Oli expressed concerns on how certain forces were confusing the general public by proposing options to change governments and systems.

PYUTHAN, Feb 11: Jhimruk Rural Municipality has allocated Rs 5 million from its current budget for the construction of roads in Kauche, Wange, and the Bauda-Arghakhanchi road section. Last year, the local unit had allocated Rs 2.4 million for the same roads, which falls under its top priority project even this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that opening of new trade routes with China will help in Nepal’s infrastructure development.

In the name of development

February 1, 2019 07:39 am

They say you can get a sense of the beauty of any city from the air – the bright lights, the roads, houses, greenery, landmark monuments and the like. If you are the sort of person who likes the window seat on airplanes (which I do) you would have noticed these details as you come in to land at most airports around the world. When it comes to Kathmandu, it’s a bit, err, different, for lack of a better word. Whereas in other cities you might see neat streets at right angles, well lit roads, and some semblance of planning, over here what greets you is just a grey jumble of concrete houses like Lego blocks and what can only be described as a textbook case of haphazard, unchecked urbanization. And all of this visibility is only during daylight hours. At night, it’s near impossible trying to spot anything from the air.

BANIYANI, Jan 29: Three local levels of Jhapa district are set to collaborate for development and prosperity.

RATNANAGAR, Jan 1: The Chepang communities in the Kalika Municipality Ward No-11 in Chitwan are elated that their isolated locality is being connected to road network lately as the existing roads were being upgraded and the new tracks being opened.

RUKUM WEST, Dec 28: Two police personnel and eight locals were injured in a clash between locals and the police at Chaurjaheri municipality. Locals had stalled construction work after individual houses were being destroyed to build the Mailanauli road.