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Money can’t buy love

July 3, 2019 00:30 am

Palestinians still cling to the hope that demographic trends mean time is on their side. But, in the meantime, prospects for peace in the region seem vanishingly slim

KATHMANDU, May 19: Acting on a tip-off, a team of police has raided in a flat in Chabahil Ganesthan and arrested three people involved in Hundi, the illegal money transfer system.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Tribhuvan University, the country's oldest public university, has arrears amounting to over Rs 21.12 billion to be cleared in the two fiscal years, fiscal year 2017/18 and current fiscal year 2018/19, according to a report made public by the Office of the Auditor General.

Managing money

January 25, 2019 09:15 am

If you want to find out how other people approach finance management and gain another perspective on this then the best way to do so would be by reading a book on the topic. There are thousands of books written on this topic and because money is a very personal matter, not every book resonates with everyone. However, here are a few books that have apparently helped a lot of people manage their money better.

Money and life

January 1, 2019 18:14 pm

What is money? Does your job reflect values in terms of monetary rewards? Are you at peace with your money? Yes, indeed. All these questions matter a lot when it comes to money and life. Needless to say, money alone will not solve most of our problems. In fact, it is not surprising to say that a healthy relationship with money is most often just a by-product of living a happy and a healthy life.

CHITWAN, Nov 18: Raman Mukhiya of Rautahat landed in Chitwan a month ago. He is going to stay a few more weeks and intends to return only after making ‘good money’. “This time of year is for earning money. I am working hard day and night,” said Mukhiya.

Money on my mind

August 17, 2018 07:54 am

When I was single all I cared about was how and where to spend my salary on Friday get-togethers with friends. My biggest worry was if I could afford a fancy place that my friends wanted to go to and still have enough leftover for the Fridays to come. Usually my salary was enough to last for two Fridays in a row and after that I just stayed home during the later part of the month because I didn't have much money to spend on chicken chili, whiskey, and the same snacks offered by most of the restaurants in town. Nepal is indeed an expensive place.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister KP Oli has warned of blocking what he called ‘ill-intended aid’ coming to Nepal. Speaking at a program organized in the capital, the prime minister said he would stop the money coming to Nepal with wrong motives.

KATHMANDU, July 24:Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has spoken of the need of paying attention to the implementation of standards against money laundering.

KHOTANG, July 14: There are many cases where the officials of various consumers committee have been caught embezzling millions of rupees meant for development projects. Such irregularities have given a bad name to the consumers' committees.

BEIJING, July 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised a massive financial package of loans and aid to Middle Eastern nations, aimed at boosting the region's economy and stability, while US influence in the region is seemingly fading.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The United States President Donald Trump argued that a peaceful Korean peninsula would “save tremendous amount of money” and bring American soldiers home. In 2017, the United States spent $818 billion in its military, up from $761 billion in 2016.

KATARI, May 13: In the past, women health and hygiene was never a matter of concern especially for the people living in rural areas. In fact, even the girls and women were ashamed of talking about their problems. But the boys of Shree Secondary School, Maruwa in Katari Municipality-4 of Udayapur have done something that has raised a lot of eyebrows.

Managing money

May 11, 2018 07:47 am

I’m a spendthrift. Girls usually are. But I’m someone who usually plans how to spend money before the actual cash even comes her way. My mother thinks this is a very bad thing and is always telling me to save and then save some more. I tell her the worst thing would be to die with money in the bank.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has provided millions of rupees in grants to various organizations in a suspicious manner in the current fiscal year. It has also failed to monitor the use of and progress made with those grants meant for social development.

COLUMBIA, April 17: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said Monday. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other.”

NEPALGUNJ, April 17: A large number of farmers in the villages around Nepalgunj are overjoyed with their new-found love. They have switched to herbs farming. And this has brought significant change in their lives.

NEPALGUNJ, April 8: People often do weird things to become successful overnight, but many a times their dreams come crashing down to the ground. In want of earning quick money, they not only lose the money they have, but also invite bad consequences. Many Nepalgunj denizens have experienced it when their dreams to earn big money in a short time were shattered.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Trade and Export Promotion Center (TEPC) has said that Nepali traders are indulging in under-invoicing at customs points while exporting hand-knotted carpet to China, raising suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion by the carpet industry.

Oli for legalizing 'underground money'

January 30, 2018 06:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that  'underground money' should be allowed to come to the surface.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Special Court on Wednesday acquitted gangster Chakre Milan alias Milan Gurung in a six-year-old money laundering case.

LONDON, Jan 22: Manchester United (MANU.N) have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain’s Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Kantipur Media Group (KMG) has demanded that the government step up efforts to stamp out money laundering in Nepal.

SIRAHA, Jan 14:​ Parmeshwor Paswan of Sitapur, Laxmipur Patari-6, lost his wife to cold after being unable to buy her warm clothes. But he doesn't have the money for her funeral. After the death of his wife, it has been a real challenge for Parmeshwor to collect money for her funeral.

Across Europe, many people have bid their dusty old incandescent lightbulbs farewell and replaced them with modern LEDs. They tend to use up to 75 percent less energy than conventional lightbulbs and last up to 25 times longer.

Aaha-Rara prize money increased

January 10, 2018 11:12 am

POKHARA, Jan 10: The prize money of the 16th edition of the Aaha-Rara Gold Cup, one of the most popular football tournaments in Nepal, has been increased.

BAGLUNG, Dec 15: Seventeen year-old Sabitra BK, who has been suffering from blood cancer, has been stranded in Kathmandu.

The money trail

December 4, 2017 01:30 am

In economies where informal sector dominates and political protection is a profitable racket, return on investment in politics is invariably more lucrative than any other business or industry

Financial viability of the federal model has been a big concern of Nepali policymakers and economists in recent times. Many argue that Nepal simply cannot sustain the ‘costly’ federalism. Uma Shankar Prasad, Associate Professor at Tribhuvan University’s Central Department of Economics, thinks the opposite is true: that federalism is the perfect antidote to Nepal’s underdevelopment. But how? Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with Prasad, who has carried out extensive studies on fiscal federalism in Nepal.

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered some respite to the locals at least till the elections, but not anymore.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7 : A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation’s first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

Post demonetization the hunt for black money continues

Associated Press, Nov 4: The man who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month had been depressed after losing a significant amount of money in the past two years and that may have been a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the city’s sheriff said.

EC bars ex-MPs from spending CDF money

October 30, 2017 02:45 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Election Commission (EC) has barred former members of parliament from spending funds from the state coffers allotted in the name of the Constituency Development Found (CDF). An estimated Rs 10 billion is said to be released for MP's projects.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: NIC Asia Bank Ltd has claimed that it was less likely to lose money from the recent cyber attack against it, stating that all international banks where it maintains accounts have been requested to stop processing payment instructions made on the day of hacking.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct12: A newborn that was found abandoned in bushes with its placenta attached is critically ill. It has not been able to get proper treatment due to the lack of money.

TANAHUN, Oct 4: While Hindus across the country are busy celebrating Dashain with their family members and have also started preparing for Tihar, inmates of district prison of Tanahun are having sleepless nights worrying how their loved ones are managing for the occasions in their absence.

Inmates send home money for festivals

October 4, 2017 03:22 am

TANAHUN, Oct 4: While the Hindus across the country are busy celebrating Dashain with their family members, inmates at the District Prison, Tanahun are having sleepless nights worrying about how their loved ones are managing the festive season in their absence.

PUERTO RICO, Sept 28: First, Hurricane Maria knocked out power and water to Puerto Rico. Then diesel fuel, gas and water became scarce. Now, it’s money.

Who’s got the money?

September 1, 2017 17:34 pm

Priyanka Chopra’s crossover to Hollywood seems to have worked out well for the star. According to Forbes, she made $10 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. That’s Rs 64 crore.

Migrating in Search of Money

August 26, 2017 10:35 am

Gafur is 42 years old and sells flutes for a living. He is originally from India and currently lives alone in Chaiti Chowk, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, August 22: Some 88 per cent of migrant workers in Nepal have said that they preferred to use formal channels, mainly money transfer services or bank transfers, to remit money.

Money for nothing

August 20, 2017 07:33 am

Monitoring vital projects

PARIS, August 4: Money was never the motivating factor for Neymar's record 222 million-euro (200 million pounds) transfer from Barcelona, the world's most expensive footballer said on his arrival at Paris St Germain on Friday.

Money for misuse

August 2, 2017 02:00 am

Migrant Workers’ Welfare Fund

KATHMANDU, July 19: Depositors will now have to show their identification card if they are depositing cash in others' bank account. Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) may not accept cash if depositors fail to show identification documents.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Government employees have spent over a billion rupees on foreign visits in the last two months. The bill includes over 1,400 trips of civil servants since May 18 this year. Some of the visits are scheduled to take place in the next few weeks.

Money to burn

July 8, 2017 00:35 am

The aim of lighting up South Asia with Nepal’s hydropower can wait

Understanding Money Matters

July 3, 2017 15:17 pm

Prakash Koirala is the founder and director of Finlit Nepal Pvt Ltd – an organization under Nepal Prosperity Institute, a think tank based in Kathmandu – which provides financial literacy to the school students and communities. Koirala, who founded Finlit back in 2015, has provided financial literacy training to more than 45,000 people of 43 districts.