KATHMANDU, July 19: Lack of clarity on the policy of foreign direct investment (FDI) and procedural flaws existing at the bureaucratic and political fronts has appeared as a major hindrance to attract foreign capital, said experts.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Amid preparation of the government to take various measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, various stakeholders have asked the government not to take any decision to suspend physical classes in schools and colleges.
KATHMANDU, May 3: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota on Sunday held consultations with the officials of the federal parliament regarding conducting House meetings by ensuring risk reduction in view of COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has reiterated that the government will not introduce any bill in the parliament without consulting concerned stakeholders.
POKHARA, Oct 16: A tragic incident in Gurja Himal of Myagdi district on Thursday claimed nine lives -- five South Koreans and four Nepalis. Authorities knew about the incident only after two days and it took another two days to retrieve all the bodies.
ITAHARI, July 19: When Saptakoshi floods wreaked havoc in 1966, the then government relocated the victims of Baharahkshetra to a forest area. Since 1966, massive Saptakoshi floods have been recorded 13 times.
KATHMANDU, June 13: Clean Energy Nepal in collaboration with the US Embassy in Nepal held a workshop entitled 'Open data for policy formulation, decision making and citizen-government partnership to improve air quality' on Tuesday with the aim to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of data-based decisions.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Coffee entrepreneurs claim that Nepali coffee industry is not growing as expected due to lack of training and awareness among farmers regarding coffee farming, pulping and processing. They also say that many farmers are not aware of the right time to pluck cherries from the trees and are uninformed about the varieties of coffee seeds available in the market.
KATHMANDU, April 20: Various stakeholders have urged the government to amend protectionist migration law and policies which restrict women from going aboard to work as housemaids. They argued that the government’s decision to ban women from going aboard to work as housemaids has escalated gender inequality and forced women to reach labor destinations illegally.
KATHMANDU, March 23: Government officials, stakeholders and civil society members as well as representatives of development agencies have stressed on the need of open government data policy and work plan in federal Nepal.
KATHMANDU, March 22: Newly-appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has set two key targets for his tenure - welcoming 1.5 million tourists by 2020 and starting construction of second international airport in Nijgadh of Bara.
NUWAKOT, Feb 16: During the dry seasons of last year, large areas of community forests in Nuwakot district were gutted by wildfires. Stakeholders and concerned authorities in the district are adopting precautionary measures this time to prevent similar incidents from happening.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Tourism stakeholders of Lumbini have stressed the need to enhance connectivity and ensure smooth and hassle-free services at Nepal-India border for bringing more foreign tourists to Lumbini -- birthplace of the Buddha -- via India.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Tourism stakeholders of Lumbini have stressed the need to enhance connectivity and ensure smooth and hassle-free services at Nepal-India border for bringing more foreign tourists to Lumbini – birthplace of the Buddha – via India.
KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Policymakers and experts of South Asia have rued the slow pace of economic integration in the region, leading to failure to create a common market for nearly 2 billion population of the region.
BIRATNAGAR, Nov 6 : Stakeholders have stressed the need for the government to become serious to stop ongoing incidents of violence and murder against journalists.
While acknowledging the important role of the free press in taking democracy at the doors of the people, they viewed that impartial, balanced, and objective news can be disseminated only when the government becomes serious in ending violence against journalists. They were speaking at a programme organised with the theme of 'end impunity relating to violence against journalists' on Sunday in Biratnagar by Freedom Forum and the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Morang.
CHITWAN, Nov 5: Massive flooding this monsoon has polluted Chitwan National Park (CNP) by dumping piles of garbage. Plastic bags, bottles, slippers, shoes, clothes and even utensils are dumped within the park’s forest and water resources near the eastern side of Sauraha.
CHITWAN, Nov 56: Massive flooding this monsoon has polluted Chitwan National Park (CNP) by dumping piles of garbage. Plastic bags, bottles, slippers, shoes, clothes and even utensils are dumped within the park’s forest and water resources near the eastern side of Sauraha. Since the area is home to wild animals like rhino and elephants and many aquatic animals, the garbage is posing risk to their health.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: With an objective of discussing how the country's secondary level education system can be upgraded, the National Examinations Board (NEB) in collaboration with the Council of Boards of School Education, India (COBSE) is organizing a 3-day conference titled 'Innovation in Evaluation'.
KATHMANDU, August 30: The US Embassy organized a ‘Farm to Table’ event on Tuesday, highlighting Nepal’s agriculture sector to identify opportunities for maximizing the economic potential of its market.
KATHMANDU, July 23: In a program organized by the Federation of Community Forest Users, Nepal in the capital on Saturday, stakeholders of various governmental and non-governmental organizations urged the government to form a local body for the management of community forests.
KATHMANDU, July 20:The newly-elected local representatives and other stakeholders have opposed some of the provisions in some local-level related bills currently in parliament for curtailing the constitutional rights of the local government.
KATHMANDU, June 27: The United States and the United Kingdom (UK) have urged all stakeholders to work to create favorable environment for the people of provinces 1, 5 and 7 to peacefully exercise their democratic rights during the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, June 13: Professional bodies of contractors, consultants and engineers have said that the government itself should select contractors for roads projects being financed by utilizing Indian line of credit (LoC).
KATHMANDU, May 3: Basanta Chaudhary, coordinator of the Advisory Committee formed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to solve dispute of Nepali cricket, has said that the vested interests of stakeholders have been a major stumble block to solve the contentious issues.
LAHAN, Feb 9: National Reconstruction Authority’s (NRA) to lift ban on excavating construction materials in the Chure forest range to aid in the reconstruction of earthquake affected areas has alarmed conservationists and stakeholders. They have expressed concerns that the step would be exploited to further damage the already fragile Chure ecology.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal Bankers' Association (NBA), in association with Microsoft, on Friday organized a gathering of banking and financial services industry stakeholders, including the Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Chiranjibi Nepal, to create awareness and discuss the increasing importance of 'Cyber Security and Trust in Technology'.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: European Union Delegation to Nepal with the support of DAI Europe and Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) on Friday organized a regional seminar entitled "Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia" in Kathmandu to discuss over how to overcome growing challenges faced by migrant workers in South Asian countries.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Various stakeholders of Nepali cricket on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Sripali asking him to release budget for making the ground condition of Mulpani cricket ground playable.