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About 65 percent of the farmers own just 15 percent of land and only 5 percent of the total farmers have access to institutional credit facilities. More than 36 percent of the households face food deficit in a year  
 

Are critiques against foreign meddling mere stuffs of imagination? Is it that we do not see what others see or others do not see what we see?

 
Giving political parties a say in appointing judges undermines the judiciary.  
 

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal seems torn between two rival groups with contradictory demands but both equally crucial for his survival.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal seems torn between two rival groups with contradictory demands but both equally crucial for his survival.

 

The term “disaster risk reduction” was in part coined right here in Nepal during the early 1990s, based on several pilot projects

 

NRB again is in jeopardy this time — to intervene or not to intervene. Do they have choices? No. Hence, it is better to act sooner as the 2008 global meltdown has already proved that profits are private and the losses public

 

Make no mistake: solid and credible policy options are available. After years of mediocre economic performance, there is widespread agreement that a shift away from excessive dependence on unconventional monetary policy is needed

 

Things start falling apart when the centre cannot hold because it is too busy dividing up the spoils.

 
Almost all the parliamentary panels give directive to the government on areas that do not fall under their jurisdictions  
 

Last week, Nepal’s Supreme Court settled two major cases. A three-member bench annulled the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki, chief of the anti-graft constitutional body, inferring that he lacked the necessary qualification and the “high moral character” the office called for.

 


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