Shaken up

The recent spate of attacks on candidates should be a matter of serious concern. As of Saturday, there have been over a dozen bomb attacks on candidates across the country. The government and security officials need to step up their game; there is absolutely no excuse for laxity.

Nov 20 2017

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Breaking records

Nepal’s tourism sector was hard hit by the double whammy the country was faced with in 2015-the devastating earthquake and the crippling trade embargo imposed by India.

Nov 17 2017

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At least five candidates have become the target of bomb attacks since last Friday. The latest attack was on CPN-UML leader Sher Dhan Rai in Bhojpur, on Tuesday.

Nov 16 2017

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Is Nepal well?

Indicators released in 2016 health survey show that province specific intervention is needed

Nov 15 2017

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Tame runaway prices

The household budget has come under tremendous pressure once again, as vegetable prices are soaring. The price of vegetables has jumped by up to 53 percent in the last two weeks, with a number of green produce recording price hikes of up to Rs40 per kg, official data shows.

Nov 14 2017

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New roadmap

The election campaign for the two phases of elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies is now in full steam. Political leaders have fanned across the country to convince the population of the contents of their manifestos and their own individual utility for the voters.

Nov 13 2017

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Slaving away

Govt has proven toothless, instead of taking strong position to protect migrant workers

Nov 10 2017

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Trauma in transition

Tenures of toothless transitional justice bodies need to be renewed; given greater independence

Nov 09 2017

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Money for nothing

The Election Commission has set candidate expenditure ceilings for the upcoming federal parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, which are to be held in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

Nov 08 2017

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Repeating history

Last week, the central bank reported that inflow of money sent by Nepalis working abroad went up by mere 0.7 percent to Rs115.6 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year. This is not good news for a country which was witnessing double-digit remittance inflow growth rate until two years ago.

Nov 07 2017

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(Un)easy alliances

Both of the country’s two largest parties—the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML—have formed alliances for the upcoming elections.

Nov 06 2017

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