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Standard for recommendation of municipalities

Formation of a municipality is the first condition for well-managed urbanization, and it also provides structure for governance of cities. Life in cities is easier, in principle, than that in villages. There are transportation, drinking water, electricity, health and other facilities, and higher employment opportunities in cities. People, therefore, migrate…

Intention of roadside eateries

Road transportation is considered to be the easiest, cheapest and most reliable mode of transportation in any country. The governments, therefore, first invest on road networks for infrastructure development. Construction of the 1,034-kilometer East West Highway in 1965 with Indian assistance did wonders for the development process of Nepal. Prithvi…

International flights by Nepali airline companies

Nepal has become a center of attraction for foreigners and the trend of Nepalis flying abroad has also increased in the recent years. Around 450,000 youths go abroad for employment every year while 22,000 to 25,000 students fly to America, Europe and Australia for higher studies. An equally high number…

Conservation of yarchagumba

Nepal is no longer known merely as the land of Mt Everest and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Rich culture and medicinal herbs are priceless treasures, and there is no doubt that Nepal can achieve economic prosperity through that. The most expensive out of the medicinal herbs, yarchagumba, has now…

Positive urgency against corruption

Corruption, financial irregularities and unaccounted expenditure have been continuously rising in Nepal despite intensifying of corruption-control activities in the past few years. The pile of complaints registered with the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is rising by the year with around 10,000 to 11,000 complaints filed every…
NEA unions call for review of share allocation

Trade unions at the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have demanded review of share allocation for Upper Tamakoshi Project stating that they have been cheated.

Parties lobby to reduce share allocation to staffers

Political parties have put pressure to reduce allocation of shares of Upper Tamakoshi Project to staffers of Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) and Rastriya Beema Sansthan (RBS) accusing them…

'Staffers were allocated more shares under pressure'

The then managing director (MD) of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Arjun Kumar Karki, recently promoted to secretary by the government, has conceded that staffers of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) have…

Staffers of EPF, CIT, RBS to become millionaires

Locals of Dolakha district had to protest to get 50 shares of Upper Tamakoshi Project to be constructed in their district but staffers of the major investor for the project, Employees Provident…

More Upper Tamakoshi shares for Lamabagar

Locals of remote Lamabagar Village Development Committee (VDC) in Dolakha district, who can hardly earn two square meals for three months with their income of a year, will get shares of Upper…