Cold hearts

January 25, 2017 00:45 am

The Burn Violence Survivors (BVS)-Nepal, an NGO, has documented the case of every burn patient in Nepal since 1998. They have repeatedly shared their data with nearly all big and small political parties, hoping for more victim-friendly policies.

Good omen

January 24, 2017 00:45 am

Since his appointment as the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) back in September, 2016, the new management under Kulman Ghising has done a wonderful job of vastly reducing load-shedding hours.

The big bloat

January 23, 2017 00:35 am

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is well on his way to forming the biggest cabinet, ever. With the two new ministers inducted last week, the 43-member team will likely see a few more new additions in the coming days.

Big is beautiful

January 21, 2017 00:35 am

Although a little late, the government decision to replace small public vehicles (like tempos and microbuses) in Kathmandu with large buses is the right one.

The long wait

January 19, 2017 00:45 am

How can we believe that the government is committed to the three sets of elections planned for the next 12 months, something Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal never tires of promising, when it has failed to clear the first big hurdle to timely elections: appointment of election commissioners?

Wrong debate

January 18, 2017 00:45 am

There is a controversy whenever the Judicial Council appoints new judges, to the Supreme Court or other lower courts. The controversy is mostly centered on political  connections of appointed judges.

Carefully now

January 17, 2017 00:45 am

A change in leadership of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) seems to have heralded a definite shift in the authority’s working style as well.

System error

January 16, 2017 00:45 am

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) had in 2015 suggested that capital expenditure in Nepal needed to reach around 10 percent of the GDP for Nepal to be able to successfully bridge the ‘infrastructure gap’.

Halfway there

January 14, 2017 00:35 am

The year 2015, marked first by the devastating earthquakes and later by the border blockade, represented one of the lowest points for Nepali tourism.

Fingers crossed

January 12, 2017 00:25 am

It is true that the outgoing chief of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Sushil Gyewali, had little to show for his year in office. As we have repeatedly written in this space before, there seemed to be a big gulf in Gyewali’s words and actions.