Published on: Dec 20, 2019
The Nepalese opposition movement in Indian soil against the Ranas did not seek British support or mediation in working out a democratic deal with the Ranas. Rather, the opposition movement found common interests with the Indians fighting against the British. This gave a golden opportunity to Jawaharlal Nehru to broker a deal between the Ranas and the opposition leaders. The move had several consequences for the future of Nepal. Because the parties relied on Nehru and Padma Shamsher realized there is no escaping Nehru's good office, both the Ranas and opposition leaders also lost the opportunity to ask the British before their return to restore the Nepalese territories lost to Britain during Anglo Nepal War 1814-16.
Having worked for long in the banking sector, Chief Executive Officer of Himalyan Bank Ashoke Sumsher Rana is of the most experienced CEO of any commercial bank. Leader of the country’s oldest private sector bank as CEO, Rana recently spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues related to banking sector. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent | Dec 20, 2019
Nepal has made a history by securing the highest number of medals in South Asian Games, the 13th South Asian Games saw swimmer Gaurika Singh winning four gold medals. Nepal’s overall performance in long distance running was quite well as Nepal bagged three gold medals, including one in marathon and 10,000 meters. Along with floods of medals in marshal art, Nepal’s winning football final was highly important. In between grand opening and closing ceremonies, India, as usual, retained its dominance securing over 312 Medals, including 174 gold. At the closing ceremony, Nepal handed over the flag to Pakistan as a host to the 14th South Asian Games. Sports lovers hope SAG will not face the fate of SAARC.
By Keshab Poudel | Dec 20, 2019