CIB probes into Lalita Niwas and gold smuggling cases are non-partisan
Additional Inspector General of Police Kiran Bajracharya, who is also the chief of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), which is investigating the Lalita Niwas land grab scam and 60 kg gold scam, on what transpired during the investigation.
‘The central bank should regulate cooperatives’
Gauri Bahadur Karki, former chairperson of the Special Court, who headed an inquiry commission formed to look into troubled saving and credit cooperatives, on the current crisis in the cooperatives.
‘As the case is open, top leaders may still be prosecuted’
Former Deputy Inspector General Hemanta Malla Thakuri on different dimensions of the fake Bhutanese refugee scam and its investigation.
‘As the US is also involved, it is difficult to dismiss refugee scam’
Surya Nath Upadhyay, former chief commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), shares some insights on the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
‘Nepal could enjoy its demographic dividend for next 40-60 years’
Professor Yogendra Gurung, head of the Central Department of Population Studies at Tribhuvan University, shares insights on the recently unveiled results of the 2021 national census.
‘Policy inconsistency has created anarchy in governance’
Former government Secretary Kishore Thapa on how frequent changes in governments and ministers affect the bureaucracy and the impacts of such changes in policies.
Nepal, USAID set to sign $659 million deal for five years
The grant will be spent on such sectors as education, health and economic growth.
Monetary policy prioritises relief and recovery for the pandemic-hit
Extension of repayment deadline, availability of cheaper interest loans, refinance among the measures announced by the new policy.
With new budget today, experts foresee a focus on employment and agriculture
Although most experts agree on the focus areas, they are divided on whether the size of the budget must be larger or smaller than in the previous years.
Nine govt agencies return nearly Rs5 billion for failing to spend budget
The Nepal Army which was allocated a handsome amount of Rs15.1 billion to speed up works related to Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track, has returned Rs2.83 billion through the Defence Ministry.
Out of cash, Nepali travellers seek help from banks
According to the Foreign Employment Board, at least 127,000 Nepali migrant workers are expected to return home from the Gulf and Malaysia after international travel restrictions are lifted.
Despite concerns about job losses, there is little demand for foreign exchange to be sent to Nepali students abroad
The central bank has allowed banks to provide one time foreign exchange facility upto $500 per student.
Returning migrant workers can be lured into profitable commercial agriculture, experts say
But, opportunities in other sectors should also be explored based on their skill sets as all migrant workers won’t be interested in agriculture, they say.
Hoteliers agree to pay their staff for Chaitra but yet to decide about coming months
Trade unions want government to enforce its decision on wages for workers.
Government and organisations at odds over distributing cash as relief
After the government prevented domestic and foreign non-government organisations from distributing relief in cash, they write a joint letter to draw its attention.