INTERVIEW

Will the new Acts help—or hurt—foreign direct investment in Nepal?

The Post’s Mukul Humagain talked with some of the stakeholders who deal with FDI to know whether the new laws address investors' concerns, whether they will entice them into investing in Nepal and whether they are on a par with regional standards.

MUKUL HUMAGAIN, Mar 22 2019

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We'll tell investors that legal and institutional reforms have been made: Maha Prasad Adhikari

‘Investors make investment only when they see good returns. If we look at Nepal's history, foreign investors who've invested here have been getting good returns on their investments. This attraction will remain there if we back this process up with a sound legal and institutional regime.’

MUKUL HUMAGAIN, Mar 12 2019

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Alicia Partnoy: All we can rescue of our humanity is in our art

Alicia Partnoy is currently in Kathmandu for the adaptation of her memoir into a play—being put on by One World Theatre from March 9-17 at Kausi Theatre in Teku. In a conversation with Pranaya SJB Rana, Partnoy spoke about writing, memory and the pursuit of justice.

Pranaya SJB Rana, Mar 05 2019

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This government has been ineffective not because of incompetence, but because of its design: CK Lal

The Post’s Mukul Humagain spoke with CK Lal, a political analyst and columnist, about Oli’s first year in office and a wide range of issues ranging from his government’s performance, foreign policy conduct and Nepal’s political fault lines.

Mar 05 2019

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Reading has no negative effects whatsoever

Dinesh Adhikari is a famed poet and lyricist whose poetry collection ‘Atirikta Abhilekh’ was awarded the Madan Puraskar, Nepal’s most prestigious literary award in 1999. Adhikari has received more than two dozen awards in his lifetime for his contributions to Nepali literature and music.

ASMITA MANANDHAR, Mar 02 2019

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'Nepal conducts an independent foreign policy. But this does not mean we want to remain in isolation.'

Ahead of his trip to Geneva, the Post spoke with Gyawali about Nepal's future foreign policy strategy, relations with India, China and the United States, and the transitional justice process, among others.

ANIL GIRI, SANJEEV SATGAINYAFeb 25 2019

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Business climate is extremely important for private sector participation: IFC Vice President Nena Stoiljkovic

Nena Stoiljkovic is International Finance Corporation’s Vice President for the Asia-Pacific region. She is responsible for all IFC operations in the region’s 29 countries.

Feb 24 2019

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We have overcome almost every challenge to put the economy back on track: Finance Minister

‘Our immediate priorities in the last one year were enabling laws, putting administrative and budgetary set-up in place, and ensuring division of roles and accountability in the context of fiscal federalism.’

Feb 12 2019

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‘People-to-people exchange between Nepal and Japan will further increase’

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is arriving in Kathmandu today on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali. Kono’s visit comes less than two months after Gyawali’s trip to Tokyo and is the first visit to Nepal by the top Japanese diplomat in seven years.

Jan 09 2019

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Health Profession Education Policy sets a precedent for future public policies

With growing consensus on the declining quality of medical education in the country, the government had formed the Mathema Commission in 2015, an expert panel, to formulate a policy on medical education. The commission advised the government to form a Health Profession Education Commission to deal with issues of medical education including their university affiliation and quality control.

Jul 09 2018

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Draft amendment to Transitional Justice Act adheres to court’s verdict and international practices

Almost three years after the Supreme Court verdict, the government has drafted a bill on the amendment of acts of Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Jun 25 2018

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