Talking about the kind of projects she wants to do, in a recent interview, she said that there are a lot of social issues on which she wants to do a film.

Focus on yourself

September 18, 2019 19:00 pm

These days there are many opportunities in Nepal. You just have to be willing to work hard and not give up easily. No matter what people say, I feel like it is much easier to start a business, to get a job here in Nepal compared to a foreign land.

Coping up with Thalassemia

October 8, 2018 06:45 am

CHITWAN, Oct 8:  Mahesh Chaudhari of Ratnanagar Municipality-8 was diagnosed with Thalassemia when he was just four-year old.

July 24:  Jose Mourinho believes the World Cup environment helped bring out the best in Paul Pogba and the Manchester United manager wants the France midfielder to show the same focus and intensity at the Premier League club.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A senior official of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has said that central bank put economic growth in priority while preparing Monetary Policy for Fiscal Year 2018/19.

REPUBLICA KATHMANDU, July 4 Commercial banks have slowed down their loan investment as they prepare to close their accounts at the end of the current fiscal year. Deposit flow in the banking system, however, has increased amid rise in government spending. Data compiled by Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) shows that 28 commercial banks extended Rs 17 billion in the past three weeks (between June 8 and June 29), while their deposit rose Rs 41 billion in the same period. With this, total outstanding deposit and loans of these commercial banks has reached Rs 2,377 billion and Rs 2,080 billion as of as of June 29. The recovery in deposit mobilization by commercial banks, who have been suffering from the shortage of lendable fund since long, comes in the wake of the rise in government expenditure at fiscal year-end. Increased government spending pumps more cash into the banking system. According to the data of Financial Comptroller General Office, the government has so far spent 54.26 percent of the capital budget allocated for the current fiscal year. The government has spent Rs 181.88 billion out of Rs 335.18 billion allocated for development spending for FY2017/18. A lion's share of such fund was spent in the past two months. Despite deposits growth, bank lending has slowed in recent days. Bankers say that the slowdown in lending at the fiscal year-end is a natural phenomenon in the banking industry. “Since most of the banks focus on recovery of their loans in the last month of the fiscal year, lending slows down during this time,” Bhuvan Dahal, CEO of Sanima Bank Ltd, said. According to bankers, many investors also do not seek loans during this time when business firms close their book and accounts. Banking industry has been seeing shortage of lendable fund in recent months due to mismatch in their deposits and loan growth. As banks expanded their lending investment sharply despite slow growth in deposit, the credit to core capital cum deposit (CCD) ratio of many banks have reached a saturation level. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) requires banks to maintain CCD ratio of 80 percent. Many banks even saw their CCD ratio touching the upper limit, leading to a sharp rise in deposit rates. However, even the increment in deposit rates to over 13 percent failed to bring adequate deposits into the banking system. The skyrocketing interest rates prompted bankers to cap their saving rate at 7 percent and fixed deposit at 12 percent.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The government is anticipating a massive industrial and agricultural expansion this year as it has set growth target for these sectors at 12 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively, in Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada tabled a budget of Rs 1.31 trillion in parliament Tuesday. This first full-fledged federal budget has emphasized job creation, allotted a third of the total budget for the provinces and local units.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gywali has said that the government gives high priority on amicable and evenhanded relation with the neighboring countries.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Prime Minister KP Oli, who is paying a three-day state visit to India next week at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, has directed government officials to prepare a brief agenda including expediting implementation of agreements reached between the two countries in the past.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal is set to face Hong Kong in the last match of group stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe on Monday.

MOSCOW, Mar 1: President Vladimir Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has directed the Nepal Telecom (NT) employees to do their best to guarantee directs benefits to people, providing quality services to customers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the country should focus its attention on building a prosperous Nepal along with sustainable economic development.

UML meeting to focus unification talks

December 22, 2017 11:27 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The CPN-UML has called its standing committee meeting today to discuss recent political development and agendas for the party unification with CPN(Maoist Center).

The local focus

November 29, 2017 01:00 am

If we grow what is locally possible and eat what is locally available, food shortage areas can be shortly self-reliant.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: With the focus squarely on social welfare and security, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has unveiled its election manifesto for the upcoming federal parliament and provincial assembly polls on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The final squad of Nepal U-19 cricket team for upcoming ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2017 was announced on Sunday. The tournament will be held at Malaysia from 9-20 November 2017.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Election Commission (EC) officials Saturday called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas.

LONDON, Oct 5: England are focused on getting the best out of their players and beating Australia during the Ashes tour and will not be distracted by the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, seamer James Anderson has said.

KATHMANDU, September 2: CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli has directed the party cadres to focus on the upcoming third round of level elections taking place in Province-2 on September 18 with a target of ensuring party's victory.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is paying a five-day state visit to India from August 23, with the main agenda of bringing the agreements reached between the two countries on various occasions into implementation.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Nepal is not new to flooding and other natural disasters that are brought about by annual monsoon. In fact, if we go down historical records there are instances of flooding almost every year in the tarai, and also mudslides and avalanches in the hills/mountains areas.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) held its 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Wise choice and use of household electrical devices is crucial for energy saving, Managing Director of CG Corp Global Nirvana Chaudhary has said. Highlighting the long-term benefits of using energy-efficient items, he said energy saving movement can start from home.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepali Congress (NC) has announced an ambitious plan to reduce the percentage of people living below poverty line to 3 percent of the total population in the next 10 years.

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepal has proposed  joint military exercises between the Nepal Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) with the focus on disaster management and enhancing the skills of both militaries.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Former ambassadors and foreign affairs experts suggested Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to focus on implementing the agreements and treaty signed with China in the past rather than focusing on signing new ones.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 7: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Mogadishu Tuesday to start of what he calls an emergency visit to Somalia to highlight the country's famine crisis.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to make it mandatory for NGOs working in the field of reconstruction to focus their activities on certain areas instead of working at multiple locations.

Prez urges parties to focus on polls

February 13, 2017 21:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: With the constitutional deadline to hold three tiers of elections fast approaching and the political parties still divided over amending the constitution, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has asked the chiefs of the seven main political parties in parliament to concentrate on holding the poll.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The 23rd Asian Regional conference of Interpol began in Kathmandu on Wednesday, bringing together senior law enforcement officials from various 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Madhes-based parties are preparing to start negotiations with the ruling coalition and other parties to review the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament on Sunday and pass it from the parliament by two-thirds majority.

Kathmandu, Jan 6: Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki has said the government is ever committed to the development and promotion of community journalism.

I would not say there is anti-India sentiment among the people. But this sentiment is certainly prevalent in certain sections of the society and in some geographical areas, mainly around the capital city.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: After an alarming rise in ATM fraud in America and Europe in recent years, Romanian skimming gangs are found to be active in Nepal of late, prompting bank operators, law enforcement agencies and consumers to take immediate precautions to avert possible risk.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the focus of Nepal's Constitution which was promulgated last year is to safeguard and consolidate the democratic gains which Nepal has made in recent times.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Independent Power Producers' Association, Nepal (IPPAN) is organizing Power Summit 2016 on December 15-16 with the objective of expediting power generation targeting generation of 10,000 MW in next 10 years.

Focus on understanding

October 26, 2016 10:15 am

I have been with my girlfriend for about six months now. Just last week we were on a date at a restaurant. She left her phone at the table while she went to the restroom. I know I shouldn’t have been too nosy but I checked her phone and found out that she still talks with her ex-boyfriend.

MANCHESTER, Oct 22: Glance at the Champions League standings and it would seem all is just fine at Leicester City this season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his state visit to India will focus on developing mutual trust between the two countries and effectively implementing the project agreements reached in the past, without, however, compromising the national interest.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his four-day India visit will focus on bolstering ties between the two countries.

NEW YORK, Sept 11: Ground zero has become a rebuilt World Trade Center, a place forever marked but greatly changed since Sept. 11, 2001. The nation around it is different, too.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The newly-elected office-bearers of Nepali Congress students’ wing-- Nepal Students Union (NSU) have pledged to work with a focus on educational issues rather than on political ones.

KATHMANDU, July 19: With senior Nepal Police personnel cornering the lion's share of the training provided and the huge numbers of rank and file sidelined, the National Police Academy (NPA) has now come up with a new training module to shift the focus of training to the lower ranks.

KATHMANDU, June 29:A parliamentary sub-committee has suggested to the government to focus on beautification of Singha Durbar area.

KATHMANDU, June 12:A new party, Naya Shakti Nepal, under the leadership of former Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai, has been formally announced amidst a gathering of thousands of people convened at Dasharath Stadium here on Sunday. Former prime minister Bhattarai, while addressing the gathering, announced that the singular focus of the new party would be on ensuring speedy development and economic prosperity in the country within a matter of years.

KATHMANDU, May 3: World leaders, at the United Nations Sustainable Summit held in September 2015, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.