| May 28, 2016


  • | Saturday, 28 May 2016 18:47

    Budget has set ambitious targets: FNCCI Prez Murarka

    KATHMANDU, May 28: President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Pashupati Murarka has said that the new national budget for Fiscal Year 2016/17 presented by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel at the Legislature-Parliament on Saturday has set some ambitious targets such as achieving 6.5 percent economic growth rate, keeping inflation below 7.5 per cent and creating 400,000 new jobs in the new fiscal year and that it will be quite tough to meet these targets."If the government can spend the development budget it has allocated for the new fiscal year, then an economic growth rate of…
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New budget

Minister for Finance Bishnu Prasad Poudel present budget for the fiscal year 2016/17 at Legislature-Parliament on Saturday. (Bijay Rai) ...

Republic Day 2016

President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, among other distinguished personalities, attending a special func ...

Our culture

Rai men and women perform Chandi Naach to mark the Ubhauli festival in Itahari this week. Ubhauli marks the movement of this farming community and their livesto ...

Republica Survey

A survey shows that members of the intelligentsia are optimistic about the implementation of the new Constitution even though the major political parties, inclu ...


Prez Bhandari attends republic day function

KATHMANDU, May 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari graced a special function organized at the Army Pavilion (tundikhel) to mark the Republic Day 2016 on Saturday morning.Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Onsari Gharti, Acting Chief Justice...



Social security allowance increased twofold

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to increase the social security allowance by hundred percent from the upcoming fiscal year. According to the budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 that was presented by Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel at...


Impunity reigns

A strike and a kidnappingThe nationwide strike launched by transport workers and transport associations and the kidnapping of Suresh Kedia of Kedia Group from Bara district, both on Thursday, epitomize the state of impunity that prevails in Nepal today. Both the incidents are the result of the state's failure to impose its writ over its territories, which in turn has emboldened criminal elements and vested interests. The transport entrepreneurs had decided to enforce the strike to protest the sharp rise in fines for traffic violations...


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