India provides Rs 619.6 million for embankment construction
The Government of India has provided an assistance of approximately Rs 619.6 million to the Ministry of Irrigation to construct embankments on the Kamala, Bagmati and Lalbakaiya Rivers.
India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae today handed a cheque of this amount to Minister for Irrigation Deepak Giri amid a program at the Ministry. On the occasion, Giri, highlighting on various dimensions surrounding the Nepal-India relations, praised the Indian assistance for river control works in Nepal.
Similarly, the Indian Ambassador pledged the continuation of Indian support and assistance in Nepal's development endeavours and efforts to control natural disasters including the water-induced ones in the days ahead. RSS
Migrants preferring formal channels to send money home
Some 88 per cent of migrant workers in Nepal have said that they preferred to use formal channels, mainly money transfer services or bank transfers, to remit money. Likewise, it has also been revealed that remittance receiving households spent less of the money on consumption than previously thought, and that more migrants now prefer to use formal channels to send money home.
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FNJ will be developed as an umbrella organisation: FNJ President Acharya
President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Govinda Acharya has said that the FNJ would be developed as an umbrella organisation during his next three-year leadership.
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The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.