The latest report of performance-based evaluation by the National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission (NNRFC) for the fiscal year 2079/2080 BS has been made public. The evaluation was carried out on the basis of 17 indicators for the purpose of the financial equalisation grant to be provided by the federal government to the provinces and local levels in the new fiscal year 2081/82. As shown by the report, Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan district and Sandhikharka Municipality of Arghakhachi district have topped the performance list. This is the second time in a row that the metropolis has been able to secure the top spot.
Nepali Congress (NC) delegates have commenced to discuss the five reports on policy, organisation, contemporary politics, economy and audit at its ongoing closed session of Mahasamiti (general committee) that kicked off in Lalitpur on Mon
In the present era of the interconnected world, humanity is confronted with overwhelming problems. The widespread occurrence of environmental degradation, climate change, hunger, violence, and the looming threat of infectious diseases calls for a comprehensive global response. These challenges highlight a glaring need to deal with multiple dimensions all at once to overcome them. Addressing these global issues on a planetary scale is absolutely necessary for the fight against these problems and for a better world environment that has more chances for fairness. Additionally, intensifying rivalries among the world powers add to these issues, calling for a transition to a new syst
Democracy is rightly touted as the best form of governance due to its promise and emphasis on individual rights and freedom, ensuring that no one is subjected to the despotic diktats of a ruler. Instead, in democracy people are in a position to call the shots. Globally, people's yearning for such privileges has prompted them to sacrifice or/and risk everything, countless lives included. In Nepal, like elsewhere, democracy has been earned through our martyrs' untold sacrifices and several political movements. The abolishment of monarchy and the subsequent promulgation of con
The construction sector constitutes a vital component of national economy as it draws a huge investment from both government and the private sector. With spending on infrastructure, the sector stimulate economy in time of recession.
Nepal indeed has a long history of contributing troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions. The Gurkhas, in particular, have gained a reputation for their bravery and professionalism in military operations around the world. Nepal's involvement in conflicts such as supporting the British during the Sepoy Mutiny and participating in both World Wars can be seen in the context of historical alliances and diplomati
Soil is the foundation of agriculture. And agriculture has been the foundation of human civilisations, providing food and resources necessary for survival and allowing societies to flourish and develop. Often ov
Nepal is endowed with rich biodiversity. This is because of diverse topography, climatic zones and altitudinal variations. 86 per cent of its land consists of hills and high mountains, and 14 per cent the flat lands in
Pregnancy and childbirth should be moments of joy, but for many women in rural Nepal, the journey is fraught with risk and uncertainty. This is due to the lack of proper medical care. Improving healthcare access
This past year, 2023, has been confirmed to be Earth's hottest year on record globally. First, June was the planet’s warmest June on record. Then, July was the warmest July. The trend continued to December. For Nepal, it was the second hottest year since 1981, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), which has been keeping records since 1962. The average maximum temperature for the country in 2023
In 1911, Nepal installed 500-KW Chandrajyoti Hydro-electric power station in Pharping in south west of Kathmandu during the reign of prime minister Chandra Shumsher. The country’s first ever power project w
Operating an unregistered business is illegal. The owner of the business could face both fine and legal actions, and authorities can shut down those businesses. The registered business adhering to the rules and regulations
Against all odds, Nepal’s economy is showing signs of gradual recovery. A report on the current macroeconomic and financial status, published by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Tuesday, reveals that the external s