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Current Fiscal Year Will Be Better For Banks
Arun Kumar Ahluwalia is the CEO of Everest Bank Ltd since July 2013. Prior to EBL, he was working as Deputy General Manager at India-based Punjab National Bank. CEO Ahluwalia has three-decade long experience in the banking sector and has key expertise in credit and recovery. Punjab National Bank holds 20 percent stake in the EBL which has been serving its clients through 53 branches, 80 ATMs, 5 extension counters, 24 revenue collection counters in Nepal and a representative office in New Delhi. Sagar Ghimire of Republica recently talked with CEO Ahluwalia about the financial performance of the bank, its plan to raise capital, liquidity problems of the banking industry and role of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), among other issues. Excerpt:

How do you assess the bank´s performance in the last fiscal year 2013/14 as well as the first half of the current fiscal year?
Parties In Government Run Parallel Governments
Constituent Assembly member and CPN- UML youth leader Rabindra Adhikari has been active as a Chairperson of Parliamentary Development Committee. He is also a key member of cross-party dialogue team formed to break the constitutional deadlock. What in his view are our main development hurdles? And where is their effort at consensus constitution headed? Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal caught up with him at Singha Durbar Monday afternoon.

To start with, will you update us on the progress of Development Committee?
Government Can Seize Money Without Legitimate Source
Parties Will Sit For Talks In The Next Few Days
Nepali Congress Co-General Secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka has been involved in intra-party negotiations on contentious constitutional issues and is a key member of Constituent Assembly’s Questionnaire Committee, which has submitted its report to the CA. But opposition demand for the committee’s dissolution as a condition for talks has raised question of its validity. What will happen now? How likely are opposition parties to come back to negotiating table? Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala caught up with Khadka Tuesday afternoon at CA’s Secretariat premises at Singha Durbar.

Opposition has set dissolution of Questionnaire Committee as a condition for talks.
The Mandate Of Revolution Bigger Than Election Mandate: Bhattarai
Baburam Bhattarai has been at the heart of the peace and constitutional process since its starting days. Most recently, he has served as chairman of the Constituent Assembly’s all-important Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC). In an extensive interview with Biswas Baral and Ashok Dahal, the veteran Maoist leader shares his insights on constitution making, the planned protest programs of opposition alliance and the ideological divide between ‘old’ and ‘new’ forces in Nepali politics.
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