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After the country entered the federal structure – federal, provincial and local level – the federal government is under pressure to manage resources to meet recurrent and development expenditure.

Two persons, two eras

At a time when far right political parties are on the ascent around the world, the Left Alliance in Nepal has garnered a two-thirds majority in the federal Parliament. The enormity of this opportunity rests on one man, soon-to-be prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli. But this will not be the first time in the country’s short practice of democracy that any political leader has been awarded such a chance.

Cold shouldered

 

Now in the grip of winter, Nepal has been experiencing a constant drop in temperatures country-wide. Meteorologists expect that the cold wave  will continue in the days to come, as such drops in temperature are normal this time of the year.

Plugged on

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.

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