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Kathmandu Valley now has five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Plans are afoot to add more, including outside the Valley. This effort by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) should be lauded; it will not only bring relief to EV owners in the Valley, but will also incentivise news ones  to purchase such vehicles.


Nepali economy has entered 2018 in better health. Nepal’s economic growth rate topped a 23-year high of 6.9 percent in the fiscal year 2017, inflation stood at 3.9 percent in November (the latest data available), and foreign exchange reserves have adequate funds to finance merchandise imports of up to 13.5 months.


The resolution of the dispute over the National Assembly (NA) election ordinance came as a pleasant surprise. After months of holding on to the draft ordinance and asking the Nepali Congress to reach a compromise with the other parties, President Bidya Bhandari suddenly ratified the ordinance on Friday.


The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) marked its two years of establishment on Wednesday, seeing three chief executive officers in operation.


Nepal became eligible to receive a $500 million grant from Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) by passing 16 of the 20 indicators in its scorecard for 2017.


A large number of people voted for the left alliance in the recent elections because they promised a new era of stability in Nepal. But the chain of political events since the elections reveals that very little has changed and things are much the same.


In blatant disregard of the views long espoused by conservationists and locals, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has used concrete to build up a portion of Rani Pokhari’s boundary wall.


A massive fire that broke out at the Birgunj-based Super Gas, a cooking gas bottling plant, has raised serious questions on safety measures embraced by factories that store and handle highly flammable products like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).


Over the course of the past week, both the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML hardened their positions over the National Assembly (NA) ordinance and the path towards forming a new government.


Political parties rarely talk about foreign policy in their election campaigns. However, the manifestos of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML issued before the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections have discussed in detail their foreign policy priorities.


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