Nepal

Nepal, China to discuss hydro projects

The first Nepal-China joint steering committee (JSC) meeting to discuss development of hydropower projects will be held in Kathmandu later in September, a Nepali official has said.

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Power to the people

Nepal has an economically feasible hydropower capacity of approximately 40,000 MW, but the fact that electricity imports from India have surged by about 20 percent in the last two weeks and are projected to jump further to 26 percent shows just how miserably we have failed to exploit this potential.

Post Thimphu summit

When the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) was launched in 1985, a key issue in its integrated programme of action was environment and meteorology.

Follow the Negombo example

The photo caption appearing in a vernacular newspaper showing candidates representing all major political parties at the upcoming Local Government Elections taking a pledge at a church service in Negombo to refrain from violence during the election campaign, no doubt, would have warmed the cockles of all those who saw it who desire a change in the violent political culture in this country.

Responsibility

 

The promulgation of the constitution and the holding of elections to all three tiers of government were meant to usher stability and peace into this land. But events have not unfolded as intended by the major parties. There is still discontent in the Madhes region, which could manifest again once provincial assemblies are formed.

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