Published on: Jan 03, 2020
As noted by constitutional lawyer Ganesh Raj Sharma, initially, the Indian government attempted to echo the British way of adjusting with the Rana regime, which was by accommodating each other's interests. With Padma Shamsher in his confidence, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru pressurized Nepali politicians in exile to forego the agitation in favor of cooperating with Padma Shamsher’s three-tiered partyless Panchayat system. Then, during the time Padma Shamsher announced the basic outlines of his reforms on 28 May, 1947, Nehru had an interesting conversation with M.P. Koirala and Ganesh Man Singh, NNC leaders at the time.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari | Dec 23, 2019
As Nepal has celebrated Visit Nepal Year 2020 with ambitions goals to bring two million tourists, there are opportunities and challenges as well. Nepal's cultural, natural and religious diversities offer opportunities. The challenges are related mainly with their management. Unexpectedly high airfare, lack of adequate international flights by national flag carrier and dependency on foreign airlines are huge challenges. The first two tourism promotional activities, Visit Nepal Year 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011, have produced good results, increasing the number of visitors. How Visit Nepal Year 2020, a third major tourism promotion program, will work remains to be seen
By A Correspondent | Jan 02, 2020
Those advocating for developing environment-friendly and sustainable airport along with minimum adverse impact on forests and biodiversity have also challenged the approved EIA report and its alternative analysis.
By Batu Uprety | Jan 03, 2020
Rajesh Kazi Shrestha is a well-accepted and honorable name in Nepal's business community. During the last fifteen years, Rajesh Kazi has established himself as a consensus President to lead the Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Nepal's premier, and old business organization. Although many business organizations break away due to the dispute over the leadership, NCC has remained intact under Shrestha's leadership
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE | Jan 04, 2020
Although Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) grant assistance is crucial to build high voltage energy expansion and distribution infrastructure in Nepal, the politburo meeting of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which takes a soft stand on loan projects under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), put the ratification of the grant project under uncertainty. Signed by Nepal during the first tenure of Prime Minister and co-chair of NCP K. P. Sharma Oli, second co-chair of the party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has raised questions on the agreement
By Keshab Poudel | Jan 05, 2020