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.
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.
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.
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?
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’.
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.