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Jul 05
2018

Why heritage sites?

Why heritage sites? Imagine, there are no literature works of Laxmi Prasad Devkota and there is nothing as such Muna-Madan, because in the 21st century there is no such Silk Route where Madan goes to Lhasa and Muna waits for her love. Imagine there is no Indra Jatra and nothing as such chariot procession, because […]

Jul 05
2018

Ignorance versus propaganda: Fatuous debate about the PM’s resignation

An office which is already vacant need not be vacated again (and that too, by insanely invoking an Article of the Constitution which has already been exhausted).  The elections to the House of Representatives (also to the Province Assemblies) have been held and the results are quite discernible. The winners-to-be (‘to-be’ – because the results […]

Jul 05
2018

Before weaning the economy off remittance

In the last two decades, Nepal has endured a 10-year Maoist armed insurgency, a royal massacre, a revolution that led to the abolition of 240-year-old monarchy, unstable government led by multiple prime ministers, a massively destructive earthquake, devastating floods and an Indian blockade. In order to find better economic opportunities, many working age Nepalis have […]

Jul 05
2018

Hope of tomorrow is bigger than present suspicions, left leaders

He who goes slowly goes far, goes an old saying. CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN-UML initiated the talks of electoral alliance and party unification with distant objectives. Their destination was finally achieving socialism through stability, development and prosperity in the country by winning the election and forming a stable government for five years. Other issues […]

Jul 05
2018

Miss Nepal, first lady and Marx

 Miss Nepal World-2018 title winner Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal Universe Manita Devkota, Miss Nepal Earth Priya Sigdel, Miss Nepal International Ronali Amatya pose for a group photo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Capital. Lately, I came across two female communist leaders who merited recognition for themselves as we are bracing ourselves for the communist […]

Jul 05
2018
Jul 05
2018

Disappointing in transformative projects, reforms; good in infrastructure development, plugging revenue leakages

Budget outlay The total expenditure outlay for FY2019 is Rs 1.3152 trillion (an estimated 38.7% of GDP), which is 25.7% higher than the revised expenditure estimate for FY2018. The government expects to spend 81.8% of Rs 1.279 trillion allocated—in others words, this is the revised estimate for FY2018. The FY2019 outlay comprises of Rs 845.40 […]