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Parliamentary Finance Committee chairman Prakash Jwala has obliquely admitted that his committee made a blunder in the Bill relating to Banks and Financial Institutions (BAFI) drafted by the Finance Ministry and Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).


The term managerial civil service is not new. It came into notice in the late 1970s when East Asian Tigers were being born with the brilliant statesmanship of Lew Kwan Yew, who is strategic thinking par excellence and is known to have guided Deng Tsiao Ping’s own economic miracle : even more miraculous than that innovated by the Japanese and East Asian Tigers.


The Bill seeks to amend the Judicial Council Act, 2047 in order to address the requirements of the new federal setup of the judiciary of the country. This mainly deals with the criteria for appointing judges and other provisions for filling the judicial vacancies.


Extending financial services to the door-steps of the poor people would create opportunities for the rural people to be involved in income generating activities and improve their well-being.


The sub-committee formed to work on the Civil Code Bill under the Parliamentary Legislation Committee is discussing whether wife should have the right to a share of her husband’s property in case of divorce.


The newly-passed eighth amendment bill to the Education Act, 2028 has generally been taken in a positive light by many, including educationists.


There are approximately 22,000 cases pending in the Nepal Supreme Court, according to official estimate and the acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki insists people will continue to be denied of justice as long as judge vacancies exist.


The newly-passed eighth amendment bill to the Education Act, 2028 has generally been taken in a positive light by many, including educationists.Not because the amendment is perfect or adequate, but because it marks a good start in correcting some of the anomalies that have existed in school education. There are certain things to be clarified yet.


Half a year has elapsed since the historic Constituent Assembly promulgated a new federal cum republican constitution and brought it into effect.


Economic prosperity is the prerequisite to peace and stability. Unemployment, livelihood problems and economic insecurity are perennial sources of conflict, political instability and social tension the world over. 


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Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra Shah has regretted that the country has lost its Hindu identity and said despair and unhappiness among the people might lead them to revolt once again. 


The first India-Palestine Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) signifies New Delhi’s commitment towards economic development and well being of Palestine writes Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor

Intensifying searches is good. But with all this only about 15% of the tax-defaulters have been caught. Therefore the government must address the major sources of black money, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor. 


BRICS meet in Goa

sites/default/files/Vignettes ThumbImage/1_8.jpg India-China differences and their discord over Pakistan are among differences in the BRICS that could “capsize” the grouping if the member nations fail to address competition and disagreements among them, Chinese media said today.

Well that should be it. Game, set and match. The three presidential debates — now mercifully over — have not been kind to Donald Trump, not least the constant use of the split screen which means his peevish, glowering and frequently interrupting persona is permanently on display to viewers.

In the afternoon of October 13, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, passed away at the age of 88, in the 70th year of his reign. I ran to a café in Sukhumvit to watch the announcement, as streets in Bangkok grew quiet, people huddled around television screens, many sobbing in disbelief....


Address by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs on Regional Integration and Prosperity at Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (October 5, 2016). Read more inside...

The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different points of view, conflicting ideological tendencies, and a misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict are all relevant issues to be in...

On a sunny morning a young shepherd takes his cattle across the lovely winding Namka Chu into the dense pine forests on the ridge above. The cold wind blows in from the north and the boy looks up at the steep mountain ahead of him covered by rhododendrons.


The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...


The book, written in the manner of a series of case studies, also points to the lack of a clearly enunciated national security strategy, a defence situational review, a defence strategy and a joint strategy for the armed forces -- all of this h...


The book ‘Pakistan at crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures’  is one of the few books in recent years which fixes spotlight on various aspects of Pakistan; the internal flummoxing situation and external forces wh...


In a region which is unexplored as an asset class, performance will be the kingmaker. This book includes the author’s CDCF Portfolio basket for the SAARC asset class, which selects the best fundamental-p...


Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

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