Published on: Aug 18, 2018
It is a big disappointment that, contrary to the information provided by the Ministry of Finance, revenue collection suffered a setback, which had been exceeding the target each year in the last decade. It may be noted that the ministry had stated in a press conference that revenue collection last year had exceeded the target by Rs. 2 billion to reach Rs.732 billion but data made available by Nepal Rastra Bank and the Financial Comptroller General Office show that revenue collection in the year was only Rs. 726 billion, clearly showing that it fell sort of target for the first time in a decade. It would be unfair to put the entire blame for the debacle on the current dispensation because most parts of the last fiscal year, Oli and Khatiwada were not managing state affairs but they definitely owe public an apology for the misleading information formally provided in a press conference organized by the ministry soon after the annual closing.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal | Aug 18, 2018
In Europe there is awareness about recycling of plastics. The Guardian reported recently that the figure of recycling of plastic in Norway was as high as 95%. Norway recycles each used plastic bottle twelve times. Germany claims to do a lot of recycling too and claims that its efforts are more successful than that of the Scandinavians
By Hemang Dixit | Aug 18, 2018
Traitors infest the Nepalese political class and voters think all politicians are corrupt. The voters' low ideological alignment with the parties, especially in municipal elections, is another reason that guarantees a politician with a few agitators when it comes to changing parties or even position.
By Deepak Raj Joshi | Aug 18, 2018
It was introduced with the aim of nurturing a small group of clerical Indians who could serve the British’s interests and act as interpreters. The British left India with a literacy rate of only 16 percent (female literacy rate was 8 percent) showing that they did not really do much to educate the masses. The case of Indian railways is even worse.
By Abijit Sharma | Aug 18, 2018
Bhola Prasad Dahal, PhD, Country Director at Search for Common Ground Nepal, has extensive knowledge on good governance and development issues in Nepal. As Search for Common Ground recently released SINGHA DURBAR II, a public television show related to the contemporary issues of good governance, accountability, federal structure, civil society, service delivery, migration and SDGs, Dahal spoke to New Spotlight on related issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent | Aug 18, 2018