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Rudra Pangeni

He is senior reporter with Republica and reports on economy, infrastructure, industry, trade, agriculture etc

Ghost hunting in Dhanusha

June 24, 2017 00:15 AM

One person has passed SLC from the village of Amaresh. The sole graduate is now toiling away in the Middle East

AIIB to finance two mega projects totaling Rs 20b: Minister

June 20, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has assured Nepal it will finance two mega projects, each costing about Rs 10 billion (US$ 100 million) through soft loans, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said. The bank will charge 2 percent interest per annum, according to the minister.

Local units told to table budget on July 9

June 14, 2017 03:15 AM

Central budget-preparation process replicated at the local level

Nepali firms should be allowed to bid, say stakeholders

June 13, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Professional bodies of contractors, consultants and engineers have said that the government itself should select contractors for roads projects being financed by utilizing Indian line of credit (LoC).

Half of the damaged houses were less than 20 years old

June 12, 2017 02:15 AM

KATHMANDU, June 11: More than half of the houses damaged by the 2015 earthquakes were less than 20 years old.

Application of MTEF can make budget more realistic: Experts

June 7, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, June 7:Experts have underlined the need to adopt Middle-Term Evaluation Framework (MTEF) and follow practical approach of setting budgetary programs for improving public finance management.

Britannia to produce biscuits, bakery items in Nepal

June 6, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: India's Britannia Industries Limited has received permission to produce its biscuits and bakery products in Nepal.

Development partners to be asked to spend funds through local units

June 4, 2017 01:45 AM

KATHMANDU, June 3: The government is mulling over requesting development partners for delegating projects being implemented with foreign assistance to local units.

New Road losing its charm

June 3, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 3: New Road is losing its charm as a major shopping hub in Kathmandu Valley.

Ministries still hesitant to delegate authority to local units

May 31, 2017 09:49 AM

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has allocated 17 percent of the total budget, or Rs 225 billion, to 744 local units for the coming Fiscal Year 2017/18.

1.28 trillion rupees

May 30, 2017 07:02 AM

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has tabled a budget of Rs 1.278 trillion for the Fiscal Year 2017/18, and this budget is  different from past ones as it has allocated sizable resources to the federal units for the first time. As part of implementation of the new constitution, the central government has allotted Rs 225 billion to 744 local units and another Rs 1.02 billion for each of the seven provinces.

Average income of Nepalis doubled in 11 yrs: Survey

May 29, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepal's economy has bounced back after two bad years punctuated  by earthquake and the Indian blockade. Tabling the economic survey report in  parliament on Sunday, Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the  economy, which contracted because of the earthquake and supply disruption in the boarder areas, has now fully rebounded.  The survey is  based on data for the first eight months  of the current fiscal year.

Local units unfeasible, say experts

May 25, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 25: Few months before the constitution was promulgated, the erstwhile government, through its policy and programs, had announced an incentive package for merger of village development committees (VDCs).

Govt moves to award Budhigandaki Project to Chinese firm

May 24, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 24: With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “all set to resign”, the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday decided to award the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese company. But the decision, according to government officials, to award the reservoir project to China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) has a rider - CGGC will have to come up with a technically and financially viable proposal within a year.

Govt decides to award Budhigandaki Project to Chinese company

May 23, 2017 16:41 PM

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government has decided to award Budhi Gandaki hydro project to a Chinese company.

Govt preparing to table full-fledged budget on May 29

May 19, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 19: The government is preparing to present a full-fledged budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18 in the parliament on May 29.

Equitable distribution of resources for local units unlikely

May 18, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, May 18: Different ministries are preparing budget for all 744 local units for the coming fiscal year.

Constituency Development Fund to be discontinued

May 17, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: Two budgetary programs allocated for development projects directly picked by parliamentarians will be discontinued in the new budget, according to officials involved in preparation of budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18.

Spending in poll campaign different this time

May 11, 2017 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 11: Candidates  in the three provinces going to local polls in the first phase  are using a different publicity modality than in past election campaigns. The use of pamphlets and brochures is sparse  this time  and the demand for paper for publicity purposes is very low, according to Nepal Printers Association.

NEA chief says LED lamps instrumental for demand-side management

May 10, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 10: Kulman Ghising, the managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), on Tuesday said that the power utility was buying energy-efficient LED lamps from India to enhance its demand-side management.