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Archive for June, 2012


Two AML bills passed

Nepal has finally endorsed two anti money laundering bills that is expected to save the country from being blacklisted  by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global anti money laundering watchdog. President Ram Baran Yadav issued the two bills on Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition through ordinance on Monday. President Yadav certified the bills […]

Buck stops at the top

All eyes are on Shital Niwas after the government forwarded two ordinances to the President for approval. Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav confirmed that the cabinet has passed the two bills on Sunday and requested President Ram Baran Yadav to officially bring out the ordinance. “The government is compelled to bring the […]

“Parliamentary elections more appropriate”

Kantipur, 12 June Mahesh Acharya of Kantipur interviewed former Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shanker Mukherjee in New Delhi. Kantipur: The dissolution of the Constituent Assembly without a new constitution marks the end of the road Nepal took after the 12-point agreement signed in New Delhi in November 2006. Do you see that as a […]

Smoldering Madhes, parched valley

The soaring temperature and delay in monsoon has reigned havoc in various districts across the country. From Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the far west, every eye is now fixed towards the sky , but not just with hope and anticipation, some in fear and distress. The strings of fire this year have […]

Iron gate opens

The Office of the Controller of Examination has published the result for this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams. A total of 419,019 regular candidates had appeared in this year’s exams out of which 197,638 cleared the test. The per cent of candidates clearing the test has gone down by 10 per cent this year. […]

Economic affairs

President Ram Baran Yadav has met group of eminent economists on Tuesday to seek their opinion on various issues including government’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2069/70. Six leading economists and former officials with the Finance Ministry including Bishwambhar Pyakurel, Bimal Koirala, Bidhyadhar Mallik, Prithivi Raj Ligal, Shambhu Saran Kayastha and Madan Kumar Dahal […]

Green from the Grassroots

ELINOR OSTROM in BLOOMINGTON The goal now must be to build sustainability into the DNA of our globally interconnected society. (Elinor Ostrom died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday morning, having battled it for nine months. Nepal’s traditional systems of managing local forest and water were recognised when Ostrom was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2009 for her […]