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Good for exports

Although belatedly the Parliament has endorsed the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bill which would benefit the nation by attracting both private and foreign investment, particularly in export-oriented industries.

Can Nepal come out of its government-toppling games?

For long, the game of toppling and forming governments has dominated the national political arena and has badly hampered Nepal’s development and economic growth. Moreover, there is deep conflict of interest on investigating cases relating to war-era excesses, and it remains to be seen whether Nepal is able to reconcile the demands of political stability and continuity, on the one hand, and deliver justice for war era crimes, on the other, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

For safer roads

The number of road accidents and the numbers of the dead and the injured in the past one month alone are enough to appall anybody.The causes of the accidents have included driver’s negligence or recklessness, road condition, overloading of vehicles, etc.

 

Inclement weather in Kathmandu

Pushpa Kamal Dahal managed to give shape to his cabinet on Friday, almost a month after he took over as prime minister. However, the intra-party tussle in the Nepali Congress (NC), the largest party in the ruling coalition, over the choice of ministers is a sign of the troubles that lie ahead.

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