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Accounting for it

Project implementation has been always weak in Nepal, and this has always led to low spending of capital budget, affecting development no matter how much money may be increased in the national budget every year.


Cut VIP security

After much criticism from all walks of life over the misuse of security personnel for the security of former holders of high government posts the Home Ministry has drafted a bill to regulate the security and other benefits to them.


Madhesh blues: What to expect?

In the autumn of 2006, after the spring revolution in Nepal, this writer was in Saptari’s Nepal-India border region; the landscape was smoky, virtually due to haze or sometimes like an isolated barren village portrayed in some 16th century fairy tales, symbolic though truest, chaotic and restive, scary and barren because seemingly life seemed not to exist.


Tip of the iceberg

In recent months, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has made several arrests of professionals who allegedly used totally fake certificates for SLC or Intermediate levels of education, or who despite having genuine certificates with lower marks, used fake certificates with higher marks just to be able to get a scholarship or admission to engineering or medical colleges

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products

In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.