BHAKTAPUR, Dec 11: Speaker of the Bagmati Province Assembly, Bhuwan Kumar Pathak claimed that the Bagmati Province is ahead in making provincial laws, policies, rules and Acts.

Number of single women increases in Nepal

November 25, 2023 21:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The number of single women in Nepal has increased of late, according to the latest report. In 2011, single women accounted for 1.5 percent of the total population in Nepal, but by 2021, this percentage has reached 7.3 percent.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said Nepal has its own economic policies and they may differ from those of donor agencies.

Kathmandu, Sept 21: The meeting of the High-level Financial Sector Coordination Committee has directed the regulators and related sectors to submit within two weeks an action plan for reforms in the financial sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government is committed to formulating and implementing long-term policies and programs on research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and on integrating the related national system.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed all stakeholders to resolve the problems and challenges created by climate change by managing and implementing appropriate policies and programs.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the policies and programmes presented by the government in the parliament are focused on increasing production and creating employment.

KATHMANDU, May 23: CPN-UML lawmaker Gokul Prasad Baskota has urged the ruling parties not to make allegations during discussion on government's policies and programmes.

KATHMANDU, May 21: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the government’s policies and programs presented for the upcoming fiscal year 2023/24 do not reflect ground reality.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The government’s policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2023-24 have received mixed reactions from the members of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: After a number of microfinance institutions (MFIs) were found exploiting their customers by slapping exorbitant interest rates, NRB has enforced stringent policies for the sector.

KATHMANDU, May 12: A total of 7,712 insured individuals surrendered their life insurance policies in the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday directed the government bodies concerned to forward policies and programs that could help reduce the country’s widening trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has stated that it is not possible to operate hotels as per the exit laws and policies.

WASHINGTON, Jan 19: President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.

Paradox of republic

June 18, 2020 08:00 am

Impartiality has been one of humankind’s longest and the most elusive pursuits. Despite a variety of reforms enacted throughout history, none of them seem to be enough to get us past the finish line. One would assume that a democratic framework, through increased representation, would gradually bridge the divide in society—and it does to a certain extent—but when the pace of progress appears to be sluggish, there is the risk that passive public participation might end up being the same as compliance to an unjust regime.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The government has decided to continue with the development construction works although it has extended the lockdown till May 18 to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

In quarantine, in America

May 3, 2020 12:41 pm

Too much freedom spoils a country and its characters. I have evolved as an unstable character since I started working from home beginning mid-March because of stay-at-home orders owing to the coronavirus pandemic. My workspace keeps changing from couch to study table to dining table to the kitchen island to deck depending on my mood. I can occupy any space I want anytime. Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would be working from a space that is neither assigned nor reserved to me.

HONG KONG – There is nothing like a pandemic to expose systemic differences. For China and the United States, which were locked in an ideologically driven competition even before the COVID-19 crisis, those differences are stark. But the two countries have at least one thing in common: when this is all over, they will need to rethink their social contracts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Policy-makers, experts and practitioners of technical vocational education and training (TVET) have highlighted the need of its reforms in terms of institutions, policy and programme so as to broaden its discernible contributions to the country's development.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has unveiled a 72-point Policy and Program for Fiscal Year 2019/20 for the development of the securities and commodities exchange market.

Ailing public health facilities

July 11, 2019 02:00 am

Health service has always figured as the top priority of the state in its policies and legal framework.

Why GDP still matters

June 25, 2019 00:30 am

GDP remains the single best indicator to guide government policies. Ignoring it in favor of alternative measures of wellbeing is likely to lower people’s overall quality of life

KATHMANDU, May 6: A today’s session of the House of Representatives continued preliminary discussions on the government's policies and programes for the upcoming fiscal year (2076/77 BS). Taking part in the deliberations, the Lower House members representing opposition parties viewed the fresh policies and programs as abstract and scattered.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Saturday registered an amendment proposal on the annual policies and programs tabled by the government in the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that her recent visit to China was productive to take bilateral ties with the northern neighbor to a new level.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday said that the fiscal year 2019-20 will be historic for rapid economic development in the country.

KATHMANDU, March 7: A top UN official has said Nepal is a very progressive country in terms of formulating policies favorable to address issues related to women empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, adolescents and the concerns of LGBTI and other minority groups.

Mechanization challenges

December 16, 2018 00:25 am

Inconsistent government policies, inaccessibility of credit in remote areas and scarcity of machinery are among the major challenges of agriculture mechanization

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Authorities and experts on migration and gender have stressed on the need of evidence-based gender-responsive policies to tackle the problems of unsafe migration and reintegration of migrant women.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Governments of least development countries (LDCs) must prioritize dynamic enterprises and enact policies to help them thrive, create jobs, innovate and transform their economies, recommends a recent report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

RUPANDEHI, Oct 4: In a bid to tighten security in Province 5, Ministry for Internal Affairs and Law has started discussions with the chief district officers (CDOs) of all 12 districts, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Central Investigation Bureau regarding security strategies.

JUMLA, Sept 29: Tila Rural Municipality of Jumla has put in place strict rules and policies against the representatives and locals promoting and practicing the ill-traditions of Chhaupadi and untouchability.

Makings of 2020 recession

September 17, 2018 01:00 am

The current global expansion will likely continue into next year but by 2020, the conditions will be ripe for a financial crisis, followed by a global recession

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has given pace to the formulation and implementation of laws and policies to systematize the foreign employment, migrant workers' problems and society security.

On anti-poverty policies

June 26, 2018 01:00 am

In fighting poverty, we should be skeptical of silver bullets and ensure that every policy, however well intentioned, receives deep scrutiny

LAS VEGAS, June 24: President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.

DANG, June 20: Bangachuli Rural Municipality of Dang district recently passed a policy on education. The policy states that the management committee of each community school of the rural municipality shall be chaired by the ward chairperson concerned.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The National Assembly members have viewed that the issues missed in the policy and programs the government brought recently should be incorporated in the budget.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed another bleak trading session on Wednesday, shedding 4.55 points, or 0.34 percent. The benchmark index closed at 1,328.27 points.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Six amendment proposals have been registered seeking an amendment to the policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19. The government had presented the policies and programs in the parliament on May 21.

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

KATHMANDU, May 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is presenting the policies and programs for upcoming fiscal year at joint session of Federal Parliament and National Assembly for the first time after the promulgation of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The government is all set to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The government is all set to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

WASHINGTON, May 15: President Donald Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict.

KATHMANDI, May 2: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to present the government's policies and programs on May 15.

RAUTAHAT, April 26: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the left alliance government was preparing the government policies and programs to facelift the country.

SURKHET, April 25:  The government of Karnali Province on Monday unveiled its plans and policies prioritizing tourism, infrastructure, herbs and hydropower sectors. Presenting it in the parliament, Governor of the province Durga Keshar Khanal stated that rapid development of the region is possible by focusing on the prioritized sectors.

DHANGADHI, April 16: The meeting of the Province Assembly of Province No. 7 on Monday endorsed its policies and programs for the current fiscal year with an aim to achieve prosperity through the development of various sectors.