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The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has released statistics of remittances inflow into the country during the first ten months of the current fiscal year, indicating a declining rate of increase compared with the previous year.


Buoyed by the government policy on the energy sector, various banks and financial institutions have signed financial closures with a number of hydropower projects generating around 500 MW of electricity recently.


Things seem to have started in the positive direction after an agreement between the three biggest parties in Parliament – the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML, and the CPN-Maoist Centre.


The government has given the Department of Industry (DoI) more teeth when it comes to dealing with inviting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country.


In the few weeks preceding his resignation as prime minister and as “caretaker” executive head, the one message Pushpa Kamal Dahal has tried to send out is that he is not “India’s man”.


Over the years, the contribution of agriculture to the country’s composition of the gross domestic product (GDP) has been going down. Government statistics, as included in the latest Economic Survey Report, show the constant downward trend of agriculture’s contribution to GDP, particularly over the past seven years (2010-11).


In a country like Nepal where menstruation is taken as a taboo and shameful phenomenon, chhaupadi is still strongly intact in many places and discussing menstrual hygiene is still an icebreaker.


Several parallel and contradictory trends are clearly visible in Nepal’s politics, an area which has been a victim of a prolonged transition process and the resultant adhoc-ism over the years.


Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who came to power on August 3 last year with Nepali Congress’s backing, resigned yesterday as per the “written” but never disclosed agreement reached between him and the NC.


Results of the local body elections held in three of Nepal’s seven provinces on May 14 are still trickling in, but the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and the Nepali Congress (NC) will be reasonably satisfied with their performance.


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