GENEVA, May 14: Myanmar's military commanders should be financially "isolated" and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya minority, UN investigators said Tuesday.

BIRGUNJ, Feb 24: The government of Province 2 has sought advice from experts to formulate new policies and revise existing ones related to key economic sectors.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 14: An Australia two-member team of experts has returned home after inspecting the western main cannel of under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Economists and experts have warned that the growing ‘fiscal anarchism’ at the center if shifted to provincial and local levels, will be disastrous. They have also called for fiscal discipline at all levels of the government to achieve effective and productive public expenditure.

Expats and experts

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KATHMANDU, Aug 3: There are various criticisms arising after Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of the new chief justice.

ANKARA, July 27: Turkey has vowed to oppose US efforts to smother Iranian crude exports. Ankara is in a strong position to disobey Washington and has plenty of reasons not to start a quarrel with Tehran, experts have told RT.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Experts have warned that several development activities have brought about disasters in the river basins, raising serious environmental concerns.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Foreign relations experts have said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's official visit to the People's Republic of China this time has proven a historic in terms of bringing investment, adding a new dimension to the bilateral ties and preparing for the construction of the trans-Himalayan railway.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Nepal officially started building the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway in 2017. The government recently announced it is to build a railway line along the same  route,  extending all the way to Raxaul across the Indian border.

KATHMANDU, June 7: International passenger movement of the country has been projected to increase by six times in the next two decades compared to the current year. This estimate was presented to the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Monday by an expert team formed by the ministry.

Experts hold diverse talks

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Nepal Business Gabfest 2018 -- A panel discussion on the topic ‘Business Ethics and Ethical Self’ was held in the Thames International College premises, on Wednesday.

Experts take on budget fy2018/19

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KATHMANDU, May 22: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government's policies and programs.

CHITWAN, May 20: Preliminary investigation by a team of five from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division found that bird flu had not been transmitted to humans yet in Sutarni of Khairbani municipality-9 of east Chitwan.

MITHILESH YADAVJANAKPUR, May 11The first Nepal visit by Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on August 3, 2014 created a buzz across the country. Modi became the talk of the town. People sang his praise. Four years later, he has made his third visit to Nepal but via a different route.

MOSCOW, April 10: A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow is willing to help arrange a visit this week for experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog to the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Foreign policy experts have argued that China should be granted full membership of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to give new life to the almost defunct regional body owing to the rivalry between India and Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Chief Ministers of all seven provinces have complained to the prime minister that they have been reeling under shortage of resources, budget, expert manpower and they also lack proper coordination from the central government.

WASHINGTON, Mar 14: The State Department had billed Secretary Rex Tillerson's first diplomatic trip to Africa as a mission to reaffirm U.S. collaboration with the continent on counterterrorism, development and good governance.

KATHMANDU, March 10:  Banking experts and stakeholders have said that promoting digital finance system will help bring a large number of the country's population into the formal financial system.

KATHMANDU, 8 Feb: A team of experts has stressed national security and neighbourhood policy as top priority of Nepal's foreign policy. The experts were also for mainstreaming the economic diplomacy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal has been elected as the chair of the Experts' Committee of Least Developed Countries under the climate change convention.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: With the successful completion of local, provincial and central level elections, Nepal has moved toward implementation of federal system.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: All three tiers of government can manage the financial resources required to run their administrative set ups in the federal structure by taking key measures such as increasing the tax base, cutting recurrent expenditure and achieving high growth through investment - particularly private and public investment in infrastructures - politicians and economists have said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prepares to arrive in Kathmandu on Thursday as the emissary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there is a cautious optimism in Nepal that the bilateral relations between the two countries would move smoothly even as the leftist parties are poised to form a new government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: In what has been described as the first serious attempt to overhaul the ailing bureaucracy, the government has issued a decree urging public servants on the brink of retirement to seek voluntary departure if they wish not to be integrated in the new federal setup.  In a notice published in Nepal Gazette on January 12, the Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has asked public servants of above fifty years to decide whether they want to continue the service or retire with a handsome incentive.

POKHARA, Dec 31: Instead of depending on the muscular force to row boats, boat entrepreneurs in Fewa Lake of Kaski district can harness solar energy to operate their boats in a more convenient manner without harming the surrounding environment, according to experts who concluded their feasibility experiments on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: As the leftist parties -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- prepare to form a new government after their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, media reports speak of discomfort in India and 'cautious optimism' in China.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Experts and senior government officials have said that fiscal federalism is going to become the biggest challenge in the coming days as the transition to the new system will come at a massive cost.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the constitution  clearly stipulates that a new government needs to be formed within 30 days of the publication of final result for the elections, legal experts are divided over the process for its formation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: A group of UN human rights specialists has issued an urgent call for action to ensure a future based on equality, justice and solidarity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Just ahead of the 2013 Constituent Assembly elections, the then UCPN (Maoist) proposed that its leader Khim Lal Devkota  contest  from Kaski-4. While offering  him the ticket, the party   set the condition that he should invest at least Rs 10 million in the campaign.

Experts rap EC's flip-flop stance

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KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Election experts, civil society leaders and political analysts have slammed the Election Commission (EC)'s 'flip-flop' stance on crucial decisions saying that such inconsistencies have caused serious complications for effective enforcement of the election code of conduct and maintaining basic electoral standards.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Doctors in Nepal who are into teaching are found sporadically to be plagiarizing research papers in order to get promoted to professor or to get scholarships for further studies. However, no one has faced action for plagiarizing due to lack of a record keeping system.

The Election Commission (EC) is engaged in a meeting with legal experts following Supreme Court’s (SC) order on Wednesday to print separate ballot papers for upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Province.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and  Industry (FNCCI) on Monday organized an interaction on the importance and challenges of mediation in commerce and the industrial sector.

Chinese officials in Beijing and Kunming last week expressed skepticism over Nepal's intention to wholeheartedly endorse the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). While many Chinese officials said they understood Nepal's tricky balancing act between India and China, they insisted that Nepal fully embraced BRI for its long-term prosperity.

CHITWAN, September 3: Land newly purchased by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC)  in Rapti Municipality-1, Piple of Chitwan in order to construct an oil storage depot, is at risk of inundation by the Lothar Khola river of Mahadevsthan.

KATHMANDU, August 30: After claiming to have successfully converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into energy using dark reaction, researchers and scientists in Nepal said that there needs to be more research centers and Technology Transfer Division(TTD) so that research and investigation done by academicians can be secured and protected from being infringed upon.

KATHMANDU, August 23: CPN (UML) leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey has said the government must introduce a cooperative policy at the earliest for management of the cooperatives.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Fiscal federalism experts have raised concerns over the two bills related to formation of a national natural resources and fiscal commission and distribution of sources of revenues to the central, state and local levels, stating that they have taken a centralized approach that may lead to concentration of resources at the central level.

KATHMANDU, August 17: Experts and environmentalists have blamed a host of man-made problems including deforestation, sand and gravel mining along the Chure region for the devastating impacts of the monsoon-induced disaster in the tarai.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Election experts have said that at least five to six billion rupees in election expanses could be saved if both the provincial assembly and parliamentary elections are conduct on the same day.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Experts on water resources Thursday called for establishing of an institution to govern water transport in Nepal to develop navigation as an alternative mode of transport here.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Members of a panel formed to work on reforms in the medical education sector have raised serious concerns over the fees charged by private medical colleges for MD/MS courses.

KATHMANDU, June 7:Experts have underlined the need to adopt Middle-Term Evaluation Framework (MTEF) and follow practical approach of setting budgetary programs for improving public finance management.

WASHINGTON, June 6: Memo from legal experts to President Donald Trump on resurrecting his stalled travel ban: Put down the Twitter.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara unveiled the annual budget for the fiscal year 2017/18 amounting to Rs 1278.99 billion on Monday. Experts in economic field have reacted to the budget from various viewpoints. Their comments are as follows:

KATHMANDU, May 25: Few months before the constitution was promulgated, the erstwhile government, through its policy and programs, had announced an incentive package for merger of village development committees (VDCs).