Published on: Nov 26, 2017
Loktantra of today is no longer a democracy where a person with public service in mind can apply: it is popularly described as loot-tantra of three Ds that are the primary hallmark of candidates from all major (and minor) political parties – Don, Dalal and Dampati (musclemen, shady business fixers and husband-wife teams, not counting nephews, nieces and in-laws).
By Dipak Gyawali | Nov 26, 2017
Paul I. Norton, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, has worked in Nepal for quite a long time in the process of repatriation of Bhutanese Refugees. The IOM chief of Nepal mission spoke to New Spotlight on various issues on migration and refugees. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent | Nov 26, 2017
Although the government nationalized many Rana Palaces, including Subarna Mahal or Lalita Niwas, which used to possess a vast land in Baluwatar, the large portion of the western part of old Subarna Mahal or Lalita Niwas has already been sold and transferred to individuals as a private property. A petition filed by a lawyer in District Land Office seeking to scrap the land deal, which was made violating the land ceiling, stopped the construction and the land still remains open. The fate of the land will be determined by how the petitions will be settled
By Keshab Poudel | Nov 26, 2017