सदाचार सूचकमा तीन अंक सुधार भए पनि नेपाल भ्रष्टाचार व्यापक रहेको मुलुकको श्रेणीमै

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ट्रान्सपरेन्सी इन्टरनेस्नलले बिहीबार सार्वजनिक गरेको विश्वका १ सय ८० देशको भ्रष्टाचार सूचकांकमा नेपाल ३४ अंकसहित १ सय १३ औं स्थानमा छ । गत वर्षको तुलनामा ११ औं स्थान माथि उक्लिए पनि भ्रष्टाचार घट्यो भन्ने अवस्थाचाहिँ छैन । ट्रान्सपरेन्सीले सार्वजनिक पदको दुरुपयोग तथा भ्रष्टाचारमा कारवाही, कर असुली सम्बन्धी निर्णय लगायत कारण माथि उक्लिए पनि राजनीतिक क्षेत्र […]

प्रधानमन्त्री ओलीको सम्झौतामुखी बाटोमा

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संसदमा करिब दुई तिहाई मत भए पनि सत्तारुढ दल नेकपामा सभामुखको उम्मेद्वार तय गर्न झण्डै एक महिनाभन्दा लामो रस्साकस्सी चल्यो । त्यसको एक मात्र कारण थियो, प्रधानमन्त्री एवं अध्यक्ष केपी शर्मा ओली र अर्का अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहालको आफू अनुकूलको व्यक्तिलाई सभामुख बनाउने अडान । अन्तिमसम्म प्रयास गरे पनि पार्टी समीकरण नै प्रतिकूल देखिँदा अन्तत प्रधानमन्त्री […]

PM Modi and PM-Sharif meet in Kathmandu

In BIMSTEC, push for SAARC

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It marked a terrific moment in history when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart of the time Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu. It raised the hope for better relations between two nuclear rivals. Nepal had mediated this handshake and it was covered widely by the media at home, across the region and beyond.

China seeks to break Indian monopoly in Nepal on hydropower and other infrastructure development projects

Avoiding debt trap

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Two months ago, my Sri Lankan friend at Pondicherry University told me: “Hambantota was an ambitious project for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was a development lover and he was in a mood to make his constituency a second largest city after Colombo.” He first approached India for this, which when it rejected, he turned to China. Rajapaksa begged China for development infrastructures in coastal land, explained.

Following the Renjo, Missing the Gokyo

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If you plan to trek Himalayan range to have exotic experience in life, Gokyo trail offers more than you would expect. The Rejo La commonly known as Renjo pass lies in an altitude of 5,360 meters in the middle of the trail, but it’s like a final destination. The reasons: You have the majestic Himalayan range around you, and the Ngpzumpa glacier as well as Gokyo Lake in the background.

Govt asks Kathmandu Valley municipalities to register company to operate large buses

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Four months after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced in the parliament to operate 100 city buses in major cities of the country, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has asked four municipalities based in the Kathmandu Valley to register a joint company to operate large buses across Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

Locals’ participation helps speed up monuments reconstruction in Bhaktapur

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Septuagenarian Saila Poju, a local of Byasi of Bhaktapur, has been constructing the wall of the historic Vatsala Devi Temple in front of the 55-Window Palace at Bhaktapur Durbar Square since the last two months. His son and some other locals have been helping the 72-year-old in reconstructing the temple, which was damaged by earthquakes last year.