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Archive for February, 2014


The lord that taketh

Our photographer Bikram Rai went around Pasupatinath this week as devotees prepared for Shiva Ratri. Every year in late February or early March, thousands of devotees throng to Kathmandu to pay homage at one of the most significant Shiva temples in the world. Read also: In the name of the destroyer

Saving lives

USAID has awarded Government of Nepal on Wednesday for its efforts to save newborns through implementation of Chlorhexidine Cord Care Program. Visiting USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah presented the USAID Pioneers Prize to the Government of Nepal for its leadership in usage of chlorhexidine to decrease neonatal mortality rates. The award was accepted by Praveen Mishra, […]

Meet the new cabinet of ministers

Two weeks after being elected the prime minister of the country, Sushil Koirala has finally formed his cabinet of ministers today. Prime Minister Koirala administered the oath of secrecy to new NC and UML ministers in presence of President Ram Baran Yadav at Shital Niwas on Tuesday evening. Nepali Congress leader Ram Sharan Mahat, who […]

Economy first

Nepal Economic Summit 2014  organised by the Nepal government and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI)  kicked off today in Kathmandu to promote Nepal as a  destination for investment. The summit which has brought government and private sector representatives from over 12 countries including India and China, is the first of its kind event […]

Almost there

Two weeks after electing the Prime Minister, the country is likely to have a cabinet of ministers by the end of the day. After late night talks on Sunday, the two largest parties, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML were able to chart the tentative shape of the new government and the portfolios the parties will head. […]

Back to business

The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today approved the Finance Ordinance 2012 and the Ordinance to Mobilise Internal Loans with a majority. On behalf Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Minister without portfolio Dr Ram Sharan Mahat presented the ordinances in the meeting seeking approval from the House. Before this, the House rejected by a majority the proposal […]

Whose Home?

Nepali Congress General Secretary, Krishna Prasad Sitaula has claimed that the dispute between NC and CPN-UML over the portfolio of Home Ministry will be settled by this Friday. Speaking with journalists in Biratnagar Wednesday, Situala said that the cabinet will be expanded after resolving the outstanding issues including the Home Ministry row with the UML. […]