Good ten months

May 25, 2017 00:25 am

Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s second inning as prime minister got off to a rocky start. He had become prime minister with the support of Nepali Congress on August 4, 2016, after his immediate predecessor as PM, KP Sharma Oli, was deemed unwilling to amend the constitution to the liking of the protesting Madhesi parties.

Tricky climb

May 24, 2017 00:45 am

Part of the charm of climbing Mount Everest has always been the danger associated with the herculean endeavor. With plenty of steep slopes and deep gorges, and the always imminent likelihood of unplanned snow storms, there is always an element of risk.

Worth its salts

May 23, 2017 00:45 am

Jeevan Jal, the one-time signature product of Nepal Drugs Limited (NDL), has hit domestic markets again.

Let’s do this

May 22, 2017 00:45 am

As the country gears up for the second phase of local election on June 14, there continue to be doubts if the scheduled election will take place on time.

Pardoning murder

May 20, 2017 00:45 am

Both the Supreme Court and the National Human Rights Commission have unambiguously said, and repeatedly, that the government cannot withdraw criminal charges against those accused of serious human rights violations

Old story

May 18, 2017 00:45 am

Even in normal times, Janak Education Material Center (JEMC), the state-owned publishing house, struggles to print the 20 million textbooks required for students of Grades 6 to 10.

Better and better

May 17, 2017 00:45 am

Forecasts about the economy should always be taken with a pinch (or two) of salt. Nonetheless, it is hard not to be optimistic when credible international institutions repeatedly increase the country’s growth forecast.

Long road

May 16, 2017 00:45 am

Nepal is now an official member of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR).

Stamps of approval

May 15, 2017 00:45 am

No election in Nepal has been completely peaceful so sporadic clashes, likes the ones that took place on Sunday, resulting in the death of one person in Dolakha, were to be expected.

Go vote

May 13, 2017 02:00 am

Every way you look at it, Sunday will be a historic day in the annals of Nepali democracy. Local level election is being held in Nepal after a gap of 20 years and in the first phase on May 14, up to five million eligible voters will go to the 6,642 polling booths spread across three federal provinces.