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The good news is that male MPs don't file maternity claims. The bad news is that ministers are not paying their phone bills.

Nation
As evening approaches, Dhana Shrestha gets out large plastic covers and spreads them across her small pasal in Kupondole. The birds are about to come home for the night.
SALIL SUBEDI

The reason the death toll in this year's annual encephalitis epidemic is not higher has nothing to do with preventive measures by public health authorities.

A hundred years after Ekai Kawaguchi (left) travelled across Nepal and Tibet looking for the Buddha 's original teachings,a Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita (above)who retraced his footsteps is back in Nepal to see how development is faring under democracy.
SALIL SUBEDI

Irregularities add up to Rs 25.7 billion, an amount almost equal to what the government plans to spend on the social sector this year.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Kathmandu may soon become famous not only for its electric tempos, but also for the women who drive them.
RAMYATA LIMBU

Nepal now has a remittance economy, money sent home by workers abroad equals the annual budget.
RAJENDRA DAHAL

Forty years after it was first conceived, the East-West Highway may finally link Nepal's far west into the national mainstream.
HEMLATA RAI IN DHANGADI

Interview

Culture
This week Kathmandu celebrates Indra Jatra which is fused together with the festival of the Virgin goddess, Kumari.
DESMOND DOIG

Domestic Brief









Nature
Tourism is driven by fads. Last year it was Easter Island, this year it is Koh Samui. In Nepal itself, the flavour of the season is Dolpo.
PADAM GHALEY IN PHOKSUNDO

Nepali Society

Technology
SUJATA TULADHAR and ANIL KARKI

Business
Trade is essential for Nepal's survival. But Nepal must do more than survive, it needs to prosper.And to prosper quickly there is really no other way than to let trade flourish freely.
RAKESH WADHWA

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
State Of The State
by CK LAL
Do we speak the same language?

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
South Asia’s IT blues

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
Funny Side Up

LETTERS

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BIZ NEWS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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