Buck the trend

On Thursday, the US government formally agreed to extend a grant of $500 million to Nepal to strengthen the energy and transport network.

Sep 19 2017

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Race to the end

Lawmakers yet to pass important legislation, even as Dasain will make Parliament inactive

Sep 18 2017

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The road ahead

This monsoon, extreme levels of torrential rainfall over much of Nepal caused significant damage and suffering. The Nepali government’s swift deployment of relief efforts following the initial onset of the flood-induced disasters was commendable.

Sep 15 2017

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Excessive security personnel in Tarai during Province 2 polls could do more harm than good

Sep 14 2017

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Musical chairs

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has once again increased the size of his Cabinet. With the induction of three ministers and one state minister, the size of the Council of Ministers now stands at a monstrous 54.

Sep 13 2017

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Mucky business

Last week, market monitoring teams of the government sealed eight branded stores in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu’s high-end shopping street, accusing them of charging exorbitant prices.

Sep 12 2017

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The state of the race

Holding elections without addressing concerns is not sufficient to placate the population in the Tarai

Sep 11 2017

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The next step forward

TU’s decision to rescind its misinformed decision on KNMC was much needed

Sep 08 2017

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Learn the lesson

The government has formed a High Level Education Commission to formulate an education policy that will suit Nepal in its new federal structure.

Sep 07 2017

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Muted voices

Parliament on Monday finally endorsed the much awaited election bills. One bill is related to the conduct of federal polls, while the other is related to provincial elections.

Sep 06 2017

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Trade talks

The government is mulling over increasing cash incentives to exporters from the existing two percent to four percent of the total value of exported goods. This is a welcome step as it will promote export, helping the country narrow down a ballooning trade deficit.

Sep 05 2017

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