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Archive for July, 2012


Budget unveiled

Minister for Finance Barshaman Pun has presented one-third budget for the first four months of the Fiscal Year 2012/13, on Sunday. Minister Pun read out a budget of Rs. 161.24 billion public for the first quarter of the FY 2012/13 at the National Planning Commission, Singha Darbar. The government has presented only one-third budget as […]

Healthy numbers

For those of us who worry that the political crisis in the country has taken its toll on the economy, it may come across as a surprise that the country registered 4.6 per cent growth rate in the current fiscal year. Although it misses the government’s target of 5 per cent growth by a margin, […]

PM miffed, Dahal calls an all party meet

An all-party meeting convened by UCPN-M chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached an understanding to bring out a partial budget. This is a clear departure from the previous position taken by ruling coalition to bring out a full budget. The meeting convened at Birendra International Convention Centre included among others major parties like Nepali Congress, […]

PM calls for an all party meeting

After being criticised for running the country without a political consensus in the aftermath of CA dissolution, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has called for an all party meeting. The meeting which has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at 8 am at Singha Durbar is a crucial one and it is expected to finally end two […]

Janajatis to launch a new party

The leaders and intellectuals from various ethnic and indigenous background have declared they would soon register a new party to unite the cause of their people under a political banner. After a two days convention in the capital, the participants issued a collective press release with 11 points declaration which says they would launch a […]

Integration halted

The selection process for the integration of the ex-combatants of the Unified CPN (Maoist) in the Nepal Army (NA) has been put off. The integration process of the ex-rebels in the NA was stalled after a dispute surfaced over the difference in the names of ex-combatants in the UNMIN verification, academic qualification and citizenship certificates. […]

CAAN questioned over TIA management issue

The nation’s only international airport has grabbed headlines mostly for wrong reasons. If immigration hassles aren’t embarrassing enough, monkey terror and pot-holes in the runway make it one of the most detested airports in the world. So given the pitiable state, privatising the management in order to improve its condition is not such a bad […]