When KUL MAN GHISING was appointed a year ago as the Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal was amidst an energy crisis with up to 14 hours of power cut. With Ghising at the helm of NEA, everything changed. Ghising spoke to New SPOTLIGHT on various issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Sept. 24, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Supporting Various Programs in civic education, democracy human rights, workers’ rights and gender, Annette Schlicht Resident Representative Friedrich Ebert Foundation has been supporting Nepal for long time. Annette Schlicht, Resident Representative of Friedrich Ebert Foundation Nepal spoke to New Spotlight on various issues regarding the role of the FES in coming years. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Sept. 24, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Gautam SJB Rana is well known for showing a way to go in preserving the Rana Palaces. Gautam Shumsher renovated a small shed of Babarmahal, which is now the grand Babarmahal Revisited. A great, great grandson of Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher; great grandson of Babar Shumsher, grandson of Mrigendra Shumsher, and son of former Major General Aditya SJB Rana, Gautam Shumsher spoke to New Spotlight on various issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Aug. 27, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Young and dynamic, joint secretary Yam Lal Bhoosal is the spokesperson of the National Reconstruction Authority. As a hard working bureaucrat, Bhoosal spoke to New Spotlight in response to the complaints about the lackluster reconstruction process and on various related issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Aug. 27, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
As the election date has already been announced and the Election Commission is preparing for the next elections, Begendra Raj Sharma Poudel, member secretary of the Electoral Constituency Delineation Commission, spoke to New Spotlight. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Aug. 27, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
For over two years, Utpal Jha also dealt with Line Production services intended for foreign channels and film-makers filming in Nepal through his own film company but has returned to freelancing recently
By A Correspondent Aug. 13, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
With almost two decades in the legal business, Gandhi & Associates, a Nepali law firm, has proven itself as a modern corporate law firm, manned by young and old lawyers of note. With a renowned person like RAJU MAN SINGH MALLA, former law secretary, behind it, the law firm has a jewel in its crown. At a time when Nepal is asking foreign companies to come and invest in Nepal, Malla spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Aug. 13, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
At a time when everyone is concentrating on the preservation of heritage sites built during the Lichchhavi and Malla periods, the palaces built during the period of Tapas and Ranas are gradually vanishing along with the political history of the period. However, environmental activist CHANDA RANA, who has been taking the lead to save Rana Palaces and heritage, is fighting a lonely battle.
By A Correspondent Aug. 12, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Having worked for women's empowerment and in reducing maternal mortality through Marie Stopes Nepal and other organizations for over two decades, KAMALA THAPA is now the Chairperson of Sunaulo Parviar, an implementing partner of Marie Stopes Nepal. Thapa spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues related to women's empowerment and role of Marie Stopes in Nepal. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent July 24, 2017, 8 p.m.
As the issue related to abuse of drugs is growing in Nepal Joint Secretary and head of Narcotics Control Division of Ministry of Home Affairs KEDAR NEUPANE spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on related issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent July 23, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Dr. Shabnam Koirala-Azad, the first Nepali-American woman dean of an American university, is the daughter of the renowned Magsaysay award winning journalist and media educator of Nepal, Bharat Dutta Koirala. Dr. Shabnam Koirala-Azad graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Education. She received her Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, in Social and Cultural Studies in Education. She began her career as an assistant professor of international and multicultural education at the University of San Francisco (USF). Within a few years, she became the department Chair and Associate Dean of the School of Education, where she now is the Dean, which is a very prestigious position in the American education system. Dr. Shabnam Koirala-Azad talked with DEEPAK RAJ JOSHI of New Spotlight about her education, career, experience and home country. Excerpts:
By Deepak Raj Joshi July 23, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
As Nepal is celebrating World Population Day, SOPHIE HODDER, Country Director OF Marie Stopes International Nepal spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues like roles of youth in family planning, sexual reproductive health. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent July 9, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Although he spent just two years of his tenure in the top job in bureaucracy, he got to work with four different prime ministers and three different governments. As Dr. Som Lal Subedi is leaving, he spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT at his office. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent July 6, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
As Nepal is transforming from a unitary to the federal structure, previous district and regional level government institutions need restructuring, TEJ RAJ BHATTA, Director General of Department of Water Supply and Sewerage, spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on what the future of district level offices of DWSS will be. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent July 4, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
The year 2016 has been a very important milestone in Nepal's diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom. It marked two hundred years since the establishment of the bilateral ties. The British ambassador to Nepal RICHARD MORRIS played a major role to make the bi-centenarian year a great success. Excerpt of his written interview to NEW SPOTLIGHT:
By A Correspondent July 3, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Completing his three-year tenure in Nepal, German Ambassador Matthias AJ Meyer has retired from his diplomatic service of 37 years. Before leaving Nepal, Ambassador Meyer spoke to KESHAB POUDEL on various issues, including his future plan. Excerpts:
By Keshab Poudel June 25, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Serving as the Chief of Army Staff of Nepal Army at a crucial phase of Nepal’s history, COAS General Rajendra Chhetri has contributed his best and gained a rich experience. In his recent interview with Image Television Channel, COAS General Chhetri spoke about various issues in that light. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent June 22, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
As Nepal is celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5 with various programs, Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary at the Ministry of Population and Environment, spoke to New Spotlight on the importance of the day in Nepal’s context. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent June 4, 2017, 5:26 p.m.