Stories By 'Narayan Manandhar'
The forthcoming World Development Report 2019, a brand publication of the World Bank, is focusing on The Changing Nature of Work. The publication will reiterate the fact that there is a global concern over the changing nature of work in the 21st century. The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland is already occupied with analysing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on the world of work. Similarly, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) through its Global Commission on Future of Work is also focusing on the same issue.
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On the eve of Prime Minister Oli’s recent state visit to New Delhi, sections of the Indian media reported that one of the items on the agenda was the issue of exchanging INR950 crore ($146 million) worth of demonetised Rs1,000 and Rs500 Indian currency (IC) notes remaining in Nepal.
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TeliaSonera’s tax evasion took place despite the integrity pact for ethical business practices signed between Transparency International’s local chapter and Ncell.
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Given that political parties are labelled as the most corrupt institutions all over the world, regulating political party finances has become a matter of concern and discussion in global politics.
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There is a popular saying in statistics that there are three types of lies—lies, damn lies and statistical lies.
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Hisila Yami’s reasoning that political instability is a primary factor behind Nepal’s development ills in a recent op-ed published in these pages was an interesting read.
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