Double vision

June 22, 2017 00:25 am

The eighth amendment of the Education Act (2016) bars public school teachers from holding executive posts in political parties. The goal was to ensure that these teachers were not involved in active politics while they should have been teaching.

Pick and choose

June 21, 2017 00:45 am

The pledge of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to invest around Rs 114 billion ($1.14 billion) for infrastructure development in Nepal can be seen as part of the implementation of China’s flagship foreign policy initiative now popularized as One Belt One Road (OBOR).

Snake oil

June 20, 2017 00:45 am

The spokesperson for Nepal Oil Cooperation (NOC) Sitaram Pokhrel was clearly trying to cover up for his bosses. He recently told Republica that NOC was unable to lower price of petroleum products significantly since “the price of petroleum products is cheaper in Nepal compared to India" and "further deduction in price will encourage cross-border smuggling”.

So far, so good

June 19, 2017 00:45 am

The festive atmosphere witnessed on Sunday during the candidate registration of the second phase of local election—now being held in Provinces 1, 5 and 7—was indicative of how eagerly people and the political parties had waited for this election.

Wait and SEE

June 18, 2017 02:00 am

Grade 10 results

On June 28

June 15, 2017 01:30 am

Second-phase election

Figure that

June 14, 2017 02:00 am

7.5 percent growth

Calm and ready

June 13, 2017 00:45 am

Many factors are at play in the unfolding diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The history of geopolitical tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia—the two main actors in the escalating crisis—is also long.

Ruinous path

June 12, 2017 02:00 am

RJPN’s election boycott

Not enough

June 11, 2017 00:45 am

In the annual budget brought by the outgoing government of Pushpa Kamal Dahal, it committed to transferring some Rs 225 billion (or 17.6 percent of total budget) to local bodies