Nepal | September 18, 2019

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  • Nepal’s development model has increased our dependency

    Continuing the age-old trend of accelerating development works towards the fiscal-end, the government has recently sped up its capital spending at the risk of haphazard and substandard infrastructure ...

  • EDITORIAL: Spend judiciously

    Most of the 753 local levels, if not all, have presented their budget for 2019-20 in the respective assemblies by Tuesday, as required by the provision in the Intergovernmental Fiscal Management Act....

  • Lawmakers can spend Rs 40 million in their constituencies

    Members of Parliament will be able to spend Rs 40 million annually from government coffers for development projects in their electoral districts, albeit through local levels....

  • EDITORIAL: Value for money

    The government has been increasing taxes every year to enhance its spending capacity. In the last five years, the size of government’s annual budget has more than doubled from Rs 618.1 billion (in 2...

  • RENDEZVOUS: ‘Resources, programmes and capacity should go hand in hand’

    The National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission (NNRFC) has been given the responsibility to determine the fiscal transfer to lower levels of administration, revenue sharing and distribution of ...

  • EDITORIAL: Resource crunch

    The federal government will have to allocate a large chunk of the budget for recurrent and development expenditure while setting up infrastructure for the provincial and local level units. ...

  • EDITORIAL: Mend your ways

    Over the years foreign assistance has increased in Nepal, rising in the fiscal year 2015-16 by 5.22 per cent to slightly over one billion US dollars. ...

  • State funding for elections: Money and muscle

    The Election Commission (EC) seems to have recommended the government to incorporate the provision for state funding to the political parties securing 1.5% of votes in relevant laws under enactment to...

  • Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

    An anti-counterfeiting group said Friday it was suspending Alibaba's membership following an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world's largest marketplace for fake...

  • British ex-ministers suspended in lobbying row

    LONDON: Britain’s ruling Labour Party has suspended three ex-ministers over claims they were prepared to influence policy in exchange for cash, a scandal that has...

  • Labour suspends ex-ministers in lobbying row

    LONDON: The Labour Party has suspended three ex-ministers over claims they were prepared to influence policy in exchange for cash, in a scandal that has...

  • Friedman, governments and wasted money

    Kathandu: The other day my wife Shalini and I sent flowers and a cake to a friend of ours on his birthday. When we visited...

  • Tourism potential It can be an engine of growth

    Ram Chandra Subedi The World Tourism Organisation defines an international tourist as anybody who visits another country for more than 24 hours, but less than...

  • Tsunami relief War budget dwarfs aid spending

    George Monbiot: There has never been a moment like it on British television. The Vicar of Dibley, one of the UK’s sitcoms, was bouncing along...

  • Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

    Long before US President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei’s access to US technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American s...

  • As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

    Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but ...