PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkley, Biswo Poudel, has closely studied Nepal’s economic trends. What does he think of this year’s budget? Where will Nepal be headed to economically in the days to come? Mahabir Paudyal and Raj Kumar KC met with him to take his insights.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Population, which was the top factor in delineating village councils and municipalities last year, has again been given the highest weightage – 70 percent – in allocating resources to the local levels and provinces. Human Development Index carries only 5 percent value in revenue distribution.
MALYASIA, May 16: Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance’s stunning election victory.
KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has intensified its crackdown on the transport committees by ordering the District Administration Offices to collect property details of all the erstwhile transport committees within 15 days.
KATHMANDU, May 10: Two weeks after the prime minister lashed out at concerned authorities for the delay in the reconstruction of the Dharahara tower, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has given a 15-day deadline to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City office to vacate all its rental properties in the periphery of Dharahara.
KATHMANDU, April 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has given a week to the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force to recall all the police personnel provided to VIPs and former top police officials for 'household chores'.
MILAN, Nov 24: An Italian court sentenced former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.
KATHMANDU, Nov. 8: The civil servants have warned of agitation if they are prevented from voting in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for coming November 26 and December 7.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Two separate task force constituted following the agreement among the CPN (UML), CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Nepal to forge an electoral alliance for the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections have been given the deadline to complete the assigned task.
GAUSHALA, September 10: Local voters here are sad that the martyr family of Jaleswar municipality-8, Mahottari that lost two members in last year's Madhesh movement was not given tickets to stand in the upcoming local level elections.
KATHMANDU, August 31: Speakers attending an event here today have stressed that political parties should field women candidates for the post of mayor and chief in the third phase of local elections to be held in the province no 2 on September 18.
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: It has come to light that the Waterfront Resort being run on the banks of Fewa Lake in Pokhara by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya was built and operated without permission from the government bodies concerned.
KATHMANDU, August 11: An official of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), who earlier investigated a complaint against Sajha Prakashan but gave a clean chit to Sajha, has been assigned again to probe into the alleged irregularities at the publishing house.
KATHMANDU, July 20: The government on Thursday formed a five-member Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC) in view of the remaining two sets of elections – provincial and parliamentary – that have to be conducted within the deadline set by the Constitution.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Education Minister Dhaniram Poudel has said preparations are on to entrust the responsibility of printing school textbooks, which the Janak Education Materials Centre Limited (JEMC) has not yet managed to print, to the Sajha Prakashan.
With all developing teams, there are areas which need improvement. There are always ways of improving and getting opportunity. There are quite good players in Nepal. They need to be identified, groomed and given opportunity. The game is played in the head.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11: Classified documents that the heads of four U.S. intelligence agencies presented last week to President-elect Donald Trump included claims that Russian intelligence operatives have compromising information about him, two U.S. officials said Tuesday evening.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has directed wholesale microfinance institutions microfinance companies that lend only to other microfinance companies and large groups or institutions to hit their Rs 600 million-paid-up target by mid-July 2018.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Ministry of Energy (MoE) has clarified that there has been no any formal decisions made yet regarding granting one of the biggest hydroelectricity projects in the country- the Budhi Gandaki -to a Chinese company.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Lalit Krishna Shrestha was posthumously conferred the Special Award during Pulsar Sports Award ceremony on Thursday. Shrestha, the then acting president of All Nepal Football Association, was electrocuted on June 12 last year.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Rasuwa district is one of the popular destinations for foreign tourists. Based on foreign tourist footfall, the district should have been in government's priority while allocating budget for district-wise tourism infrastructure development projects. But such is not the case.
KATHMANDU, June 21: A sub-committee formed under the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee of Parliament to study the facilities provided to former ranking officials has stated that the former top brass of all the three security agencies--Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army--have been misusing the facilities provided them by the government.