KATHMANDU, April 16: In a survey conducted by a team of researchers, 60% of Nepalis say they are “anxious and worried about [themself] and [their] family”. Similarly, 58% of the respondents say they “experienced sadness following the pandemic”.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Taking strong exception to the reaction of a section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others over the government’s proposed integrity policy, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that organizations that function in a transparent manner need not worry about measures to regulate the NGOs and INGOs.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Taking strong exception to the reaction of a section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others over the government's proposed integrity policy, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that organizations that function in a transparent manner need not worry about measures to regulate the NGOs and INGOs.
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.
KATHMANDU, April 25: The drop in revenue from import of readymade garments, and tobacco products and its raw materials in the first eight months of current fiscal year, i.e. from mid-July 2017 to mid-February 2018, has left government officials worried.
KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of ballots in both phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Just ahead of the 2013 Constituent Assembly elections, the then UCPN (Maoist) proposed that its leader Khim Lal Devkota contest from Kaski-4. While offering him the ticket, the party set the condition that he should invest at least Rs 10 million in the campaign.
ITAHARI, Oct 5: For Bikash Nagarkoti of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City - 3, Dashain has always been his best festival since childhood. No matter what he would always enjoy the festive season to its fullest. This year, however, he was helpless. “Dashain is the greatest festival of Hindus and we value it no less. However, this time we could not manage to celebrate it,” he lamented.
Folk singer Prajapati Parajuli expressed concern over the degrading quality of Nepali music and lyrics. Speaking at the 6th Sports and Teej Fest organized on Tuesday in Baglung, he shared that the Nepali music industry was in peril due to ignorance on the part of music professionals.
KATHMANDU, May 4: Bhoj Raj Pandey, Chairperson of Kathmandu Association of Blind (KAB) was extremely happy when the government announced the local level elections after a gap of 19 years. Pandey, blind by birth, cannot see but that does not mean he is unaware about the crises and problems facing the country.
While the government has upped diplomatic initiative with the Indian government to provide exchange service for Nepalis holding demonetized Indian currency, there has not been any progress in this direction so far. Sagar Ghimire of Republica talked to Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Tuesday to know what the government is doing to resolve the issue. Excerpts: