Fishy, fishy

March 23, 2017 00:45 am

The Home Ministry is looking to buy around 1,000 new vehicles for the upcoming local election slated for May 14, at an estimated cost of Rs 4 billion.

Feel-good trip

March 22, 2017 00:45 am

Neither Nepal nor China expects much from the week-long China trip of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. There have been next to no preparations from Nepal’s side, and even two days ahead of the visit the government is still unsure of Dahal’s itinerary in China.

Double trouble

March 21, 2017 00:45 am

Our Banks and Financial Institutions (BFIs) seem to be a law unto themselves, openly flouting central bank directives, cheating their customers and bullying those who default on their loans.

Money for votes

March 20, 2017 00:45 am

The code of conduct that has been enforced ahead of the local election slated for May 14 is being egregiously flouted.

Populists, hark

March 18, 2017 00:45 am

Geert Wilders is in a league of his own when it comes to fanning xenophobia and playing on people’s fears.

Off the ground

March 16, 2017 00:35 am

With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday formally announcing that the newly-delineated 744 local level units have become functional across the country, Nepal has taken a major stride towards implementing  federalism.

Public disgrace

March 15, 2017 00:45 am

In 2004 the District Court, Okhaldhunga, had convicted Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel of killing Ujjain Shrestha in cold blood and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Debased polity

March 14, 2017 00:45 am

The Election Commission must speak up against the anomalous expansion of the size of the Pushpa Kamal Dahal cabinet. The number of deputy prime ministers alone has reached three after the induction of RPP’s Kamal Thapa to the post.

Jail them

March 13, 2017 00:45 am

Talking to Republica, Khadga Biswokarma, the spokesperson for the small Maoist outfit led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab', clarified on Saturday that it was not his party’s policy to destroy public property.

Déjà vu

March 11, 2017 00:45 am

It’s an open and shut case. According to eyewitnesses, Arbind Kumar Shukla, an officer of India’s Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), fired on a crowd of Nepalis who were protesting against the intervention of the Indian side in the construction of a culvert by some Nepalis.