The results of India’s biggest parliamentary election are talks of town across the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured astounding back-to-back victory in the lower house of parliament since 1984.
One of the focused promises of the government has been improving Nepal’s economy by enhancing spending, bringing in more foreign direct investment and thereby expediting Nepal’s overall development process.
These are the best times for mountain climbing in Nepal, which is why a good number of climbers—foreigners and Nepalis alike—are waiting to scale the world’s highest peak Mt Everest and other mountains.
It need not be emphasized how important Gautam Buddha International Airport is for Nepal—for alternative airport, for tourism and economic development of Province 5 and rest of the country and for capitalizing on Lumbini—the birthplace of Lord Buddha—as the international hub of Buddhist tourism.
Tribhuvan University has been in the news this week again, again not for good reasons. Most of the candidates to pass written examinations of Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) have been the close relatives of politicians linked mostly with ruling Nepal Communist Party or top officials of the university.
It’s becoming official: The government of K P Sharma Oli is turning hostile toward press. One after other press-related bill being registered or under deliberation in the parliament gives this impression.
It’s already two weeks since the new academic session began. The school enrolment campaign that started in the first week of Baisakh with the aim of bringing all out-of-school children to education system has concluded and classes have started.
The glaring government apathy toward rising cases of public land grab and encroachment is deplorable. Such cases are being reported with troubling frequency. Republica reported about Lalita Niwas scandal.
Sri Lanka is in mourning. In the worst violence since the end of the civil war a decade ago, at least 290 people, including 27 foreigners, have been killed and hundreds injured in eight blasts in churches and hotels in and just outside Colombo on Sunday.
At a time Nepali Congress has been criticized for failing to play the role of constructive opposition in the parliament and national politics, it has announced ‘public awareness campaigns’ to be held across the country starting from next week.
More than 600 participants from 40 countries will participate in the Investment Summit to be held in Kathmandu from Friday. Nepal Investment Board (NIB) has prepared a list of 77 projects (50 public and 27 private) to be presented at the Summit.
The decision of Constitutional Council to pick former Secretary Dinesh Thapaliya as chief election commissioner and Bisnhu Maya Ojha as a member of the National Inclusive Commission without participation of the leader of the main opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepali Congress (NC) has again raised some concerns about the intent of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
The government of K P Sharma Oli on Friday signed an agreement with secessionist leader CK Raut paving the way to bring him into mainstream politics from the treasonous movement that he was leading for the past six years. Prime Minister Oli and Raut shook hands and praised each other.
The latest report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development shows that the import of major crops has increased significantly. We imported rice worth Rs 16.99 billion in first half of the Fiscal Year 2018/19.
Disturbing reports are coming from Kashmir. Indian media are flooded with news of airstrikes at training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group in Balakot, Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which lies around 190 kilometers from Pakistani capital Islamabad.
Unmanaged city planning, haphazard road digging and dust pollution have defaced beautiful Kathmandu. Our city is in a mess. Electric pylons dangling overheard or even lying along the roadside, hindering mobility, posing greater risks of accidents and short circuits have made the matters worse.
One of the hallmarks of post-2007 governments came to be promising to fulfill every single demand coming from virtually all sections, even forming commissions to study those demands and thereby to address them. In the last 12 years, there have been dozens of agreements between the governments of the day and dissenting groups which remain unimplemented.