Stories By 'PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA'
The government is preparing a 25-year Long Term Vision of Nepal, aiming to transform the country into a developed nation by 2043. Nepal hopes to graduate to a middle-income economy by 2030 and take another leap to a developed country in the next 13 years.
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Brahmins and Chhetris, two dominant classes in Nepali society, continue to lead in terms of landing civil service jobs despite an inclusive hiring policy reserving quotas for Janajatis, Dalits and other disadvantaged groups.
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Repeated collapses of the main canal of the multi-billion-rupee Sikta Irrigation Project were due to the failure to spot dissoluble soil during project design, a probe has found.
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In yet another case of substandard bridge construction by the Pappu Construction, the Department of Roads (DoR) has refused to accept the newly built bridge over Bishnumati River in Teku, Kathmandu.
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The National Reconstruction Authority is in a dilemma over awarding the contract for constructing a Nepal Rastra Bank building to a joint venture involving the Pappu Construction due to the controversy surrounding the contractor which has quoted the lowest price for the post-earthquake rebuilding project.
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The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has said that there is no legal vacuum for holding by-elections to fill the vacant posts of ward chairperson, deputy chief and member of District Coordination Committee.
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