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सोमबार, मंसिर ४ , २०७४  |  
Monday, November 20, 2017
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  • Nepal at vanguard in social progress in S Asia: Think tank Jun 29, 2016 Arthatantraspi-chart
    KATHMANDU. In a new global ranking of social achievements, the 2016 Social Progress Index (SPI), Nepal ranks second among six South Asian countries and 95th among 133 countries assessed worldwide. According to the international think tank Social Progress Imperative based in Washington, DC, Nepal’s score of 57.4 is behind only Sri Lanka, and well ahead of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan in ...
  • Kabul incident a grim reminder Jun 24, 2016 Arthatantradeath rate
    KATHMANDU. A pall of gloom descended on Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday, as families and friends of those killed in Kabul suicide attack anxiously waited for the bodies to arrive. Monday’s suicide attack that killed 13 Nepalis working as security guards at the Canadian Embassy in the Afghan capital is a grim reminder of the danger innocent Nepali workers have been ...
  • Tragedy in Afghan capital raises many questions Jun 21, 2016 ArthatantraNepali-workers
    KATHMANDU. When Nepal partially lifted the ban on Nepalis from working in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) had defended the decision, arguing that workers would be allowed to work for selected employers including the United Nations, the Nato and Western missions. The ministry had claimed that it was safe to work for the “listed employers” ...
  • Martian crater named after Langtang Jun 17, 2016 ArthatantraLangtang cratar
    KATHMANDU. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), a group of prominent astronomers, has named a Martian crater as Langtang in honour of the region that was buried by landslides triggered by the massive earthquake of April 25, 2015. The idea to rename the crater was initiated by Tjalling de Haas, who is investigating debris flows and land-forms on Mars at Utretch University, ...
  • Bull run may mean time to pull in horns Jun 14, 2016 ArthatantraNEPSE nepal stock
    KATHMANDU. Daily transaction at Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) for the last 19 days has been hitting over Rs 1 billion mark, forcing the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon), the regulator, to ask investors to be cautious and think twice before investing. The bullish run at the domestic secondary market at a time when the country’s macro-economic fundamentals are not in good position ...
  • Euro fever: Fans, businesses gear up for summer windfall Jun 10, 2016 Arthatantraepa03760552 The logo for the UEFA Euro 2016 to be held in France is presented during a media event, in Paris, France, 26 June 2013. EPA/IAN LANGSDON +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
    KATHMANDU. “I’ll put on the England shirt,” says Sushil Shakya, a junior account officer at Nepal Telecom. “I hope Liecester’s Jamie Vardy carries his scoring form to lead England to their maiden Euro title,” adds Shakya, a sworn fan of the English Premier League side Manchester United. Vardy scored 24 goals, one behind league’s top scorer Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, ...
  • Farmers appeal to make their problems universal Jun 6, 2016 Arthatantrafarmer_nepal
    KATHMANDU. The First World Farmers Conference concluded on Sunday by underscoring the need for making farmers’ problems universal. The Conference which started on Friday bearing the slogan ‘Struggle against illiberal policy imposed by imperialists in entire agricultural sector’ ended by issuing a 15-point Kathmandu Declaration Paper. The Conference saw participation of 50 agricultural experts and farmers from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Germany ...
  • ‘Over 230,000 Nepalis living in modern day slavery’ Jun 2, 2016 Arthatantramoder day slavery
    KATHMANDU. More than 230,000 people in Nepal are living in modern day slavery, according to a survey report by Walk Free Foundation, a human rights group. The Global Slavery Index prepared by the Walk Free Foundation, released on Tuesday, has ranked Nepal 13th out of 167 countries. An estimated 234,600 people-0.82 percent of population) in Nepal are living in modern day slavery, ...
  • ‘Implementation challenging given govt’s poor track record’ May 30, 2016 ArthatantraFinance Minister Bishnu Poudel in house
    KATHMANDU. Former and sitting ministers from ruling and opposition parties expressed divergent views over the budget for the next fiscal year, but all admitted that implementation will be challenging given poor execution capacity of state mechanisms. Ruling party leaders supported the priorities of the budget presented on Saturday, but opposition leaders termed the budget “distributive” and said it could push up ...
  • Budget for next fiscal year likely to boost grants May 27, 2016 ArthatantraBudget Nepal
    KATHMANDU. The Oli administration has been preparing the budget with an eye on the upcoming local elections, and proposes to increase funding for social security, the Constituency Development Programme and local governments, sources involved in drafting the budget said. The government’s annual financial plan is also likely to raise the monthly allowance for senior citizens and widows. A high-ranking Finance Ministry ...