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Archive for March, 2014


Immigration check

Minister for General Administration Lal Babu Pandit has revealed that almost 1100 high ranking officials in the civil service have received ‘green cards’ and ‘permanent residencies’ (PR) of foreign countries including US and Australia. He further said that the name-list of those government officials who have received PR and Green Cards while still being part […]

Polio free Nepal

Nepal has been formally declared a polio-free country. The seventh meeting of the World Health Organisation’s South-East Asia Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication has declared eleven countries of South-East Asia, including Nepal, polio-free in New Delhi on Thursday. Regional Director of Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh handed over the certificate to Nepali Health Minister Khag […]


The Australian High Commission in New Delhi stopped processing visas of almost 2,000 prospective Nepali students and even wrote to Australian universities to cancel applications. Students are suggested to get loans from Nabil Bank or SBI Bank for visa applications. But according to a source, Nepali education consultancies convinced prospective students to take loans from […]

Wasim Zaman, 65

News that among the nine people brutally slain by the Taliban at the Serena Hotel in Kabul on 20 March was Wasim Zaman came as a shock to the many friends the Bangladeshi population expert had made in Nepal. Zaman, 65, was the Central and South Asia head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) based in Kathmandu […]

Same circle

The government has set up a body similar to the past High Level Political Committee (HLPC). It has been named as the Coalition Government Coordination Committee (CGCC) and has leaders of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML. On behalf of NC, PM Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahdur Deuba, Ram Chandra Poudel, Prakash Man Singh and Krishna Prasad Sitaula […]

Lessons from Malaysia

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad has said that Nepal should first focus on maintaining political stability and then engage in ways to bring about rapid economic growth for overall development of the country. Addressing the opening ceremony of the Nepal Business Conclave 2014 organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and […]

Ending on a high note

Nepal defeated Afghanistan by nine runs* in its final group stage match at the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh on Thursday. However, Nepal failed to qualify for the next round as Bangladesh topped the group with highest run rate. Nepal won two of its three group matches “The two wins in this tournament mean a lot […]