Saving the Nation in Peril

November 7, 2023 08:30 am

Founded on transcendental heritages and religious and spiritual faiths of origin as a Hindu State, Nepal is an independent and indivisible sovereign state never been colonized. Diversities of hill topography, multiethnicity, multilingualism, multiculturalism and multi-religious values and system ensembled the idea of unity in diversity fostering a sense of shared purpose, identity, nationhood, unity, valor and patriotism.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The newly-appointed Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar has pledged to bring reforms within the organization.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Politicians and other stakeholders concerned have called for reforms in the electoral system to ensure more participation of women lawmakers in the federal parliament.

MOHRANIYA, India, Nov 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have caved in to farmers' demands that he scraps laws they say threaten their livelihoods.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai expressed his commitment to making reforms in the Tribhuvan International Airport within one month.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Newly appointed minister of culture, tourism and civil aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has formed a five-member team to bring reforms in Nepal Airlines Corporation.

SIRAHA, Dec 11:  Known for his crusade for reforms in the country's medical education, senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has conducted free health camps in poverty-stricken settlements in Siraha district. Dr KC who arrived here in Lahan on Sunday, provided free health check-up to the locals in two nearby settlements of poor and marginalized communities on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has formed a 15-member taskforce, seeking suggestions on the recently enforced Criminal Code 2074 in view of its criticism that various provisions curtail freedom of expression.

Hearing for reforms

July 25, 2018 01:30 am

The parliamentary hearing committee is preparing to conduct hearing on chief justice, CIAA chief and ambassadors. Will it be able to break the past trend?

KATHMANDU, May 1: In a move that could benefit nearly half a million Nepali migrants, Qatar is mulling crucial changes in its sponsorship system which 'subjugates' the expatriate workers to their employers

Call for reforms in Valmeeki Campus

April 3, 2018 14:18 pm

KATHMANDU, April 3: The Valmeeki Campus (previous Tindhara Pathshala) that was established during the Rana regime to impart education on 'karmakanda' (conduction of religious rituals) in the country is gradually losing its charm among students.

CPN-UML Secretary Gokarna Bista had earned a lot of appreciation during his short stint as Minister for Energy in 2011. He is a Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security in K P Sharma Oli’s government

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has insisted on the need for policy-level reforms in the education sector.

Student unions seek educational reforms

February 7, 2018 15:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Various students' unions have demanded that problems existing in the education sector be addressed.

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.

Struggle for reforms

January 15, 2018 00:29 am

The voice for reforms in judiciary that Dr Govinda KC is raising would not be construed as contempt of court in any liberal democracy

Tao Zhang, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is visiting Nepal this week on the invitation of Nepali authorities. The visit of the senior IMF official comes in the wake of a forecast that Nepal's economy will grow at a moderate pace after achieving 7.5 percent of real GDP growth rate in the last fiscal year.

JACKSON HOLE,  August 27: Janet Yellen delivered a message to President Donald Trump on Friday, making it clear that if he re-nominates her as Federal Reserve chair she will not turn her back on the raft of US financial reforms that Republicans want to roll back.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Govinda has started his hunger strike for the 11th time demanding reforms in medical education sector including edorsement of Medical Education Bill and sacking of some Tribhuvan University office bearers.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing Nepal US$ 21 million in policy-based loan to support the government's efforts to simplify, harmonize, and modernize the country's trade processes to meet international standards.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Home Affairs, Janardan Sharma, has said that a plan has been forwarded in order to set up health centre at jails on the basis of number of jailbirds.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has unveiled the home administration reforms road map-2074 BS on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump’s plans for sharp cuts to corporate taxes will lead Israeli technology companies, a lynchpin of Israel’s economy, to consider shifting their domicile to the United States, industry and accountancy executives say.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The World Bank has warned that Nepal may not achieve the status of a lower-middle-income country by 2030 if it does not pursue and implement comprehensive reforms to address long-standing challenges of the country.

DUBAI, May 2: The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday oil exporting countries in the Middle East continue to have the world's largest energy subsidy bill and that additional reforms are still needed to curb government spending.

KATHMANDU, April 3: A high level coordination committee on foreign direct investment (FDI) has decided to move forward with both policy and procedural reforms to attract FDI to the country.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Setting limits to ostentation during  social functions such as weddings, a parliamentary panel has endorsed the Bill Related to Reforms in Social Conduct to replace a 40-year-old law which had become irrelevant.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has directed the director general at the Department of Customs Shishir Dhungana to reform the Tribhuvan International Airport Custom office even after changing its all staff.

Board of Control for Cricket(BCCI) president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke were removed by the Supreme Court on Monday for not complying with its order to implement administrative reforms within the body.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Health Minister Gagan Thapa has vowed to bring about major improvement in the health sector by introducing some technological reforms that, he claimed, would also lay the grounds for good governance in his ministry.

CHITWAN, Sept 22: Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa has reaffirmed his commitment to address the demands put by Dr Govinda KC who has already staged fast-unto-death eight times, fighting against the anomalies and aberrations in the medical sector in the country.