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    Dr. Narayan Khadka has been sworn in as the new Foreign Minister

    Dr. Narayan Khadka, the newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, was sworn in by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who also administered the oath of office and confidentiality. In the presence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the new Minister...

    Government Data shows Nepal has 17.4% poverty rate

    According to the government, there are still 4.98 million people in Nepal who live in poverty on many levels, accounting for 17.4 percent of the population. The National Planning Commission released its National Multidimensional Poverty Statistics (MPI) report in...

    The policy for establishing manufacturing industries will be simplified: Minister of Finance

    Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has stated that policies to build manufacturing-focused firms will be streamlined. On Wednesday, he made the promise while receiving a memorandum from the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI). The FNI sent a memorandum to the Finance Minister,...

    Three secretaries have been transferred by the government; Madhu Kumar Marasaini has been assigned to the Ministry of Finance.

    KATHMANDU: The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led administration has transferred Madhu Kumar Marasaini, the financial comptroller general, to the position of secretary to the Finance Minister. In addition to the change in government, Maraisini of the Financial Comptroller General's Office, Kewal Bhandari...

    National Planning Commission Vice Chairman Bishwo Nath Poudel is sworn in.

    Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba administers an oath of office and secrecy to Dr. Biswo Nath Poudel (L) as Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC). KATHMANDU: On Thursday morning, Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr....

    Bishwo Nath Poudel appointed as NPC Vice Chairman by the Government

    Biswo Nath Poudel, M.D. (Image courtesy of Poudel's Facebook page) KATHMANDU: Dr. Biswo Nath Poudel was named Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) by the government on Tuesday. Today, a cabinet meeting in Baluwatar resolved to name economist Poudel...

    The budget has taken a hit as the Oli government’s popularity plummets three days before its implementation

    With Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's departure, the budget proposed by former Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel for fiscal year 2021/22 has taken a hit. Former Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel proposed a budget of 1.647 trillion through an ordinance. Its implementation...

    The government creates a task team to finalize the startup loan release method.

    As promised in the budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the government has organized a task force to finalize a mechanism for awarding concessional loans to entrepreneurs. Officials from the Ministry of Finance met with private-sector organizations on Sunday...

    Pro-Congress economists say the budget is sugar-coated and will do little to help the economy.

    There were disputes in favor and against the budget for Fiscal Year 2078/79 as soon as it was made public. It's natural for political leaders to have differing views on the budget, but economists are no exception. Former finance ministers...

    Do not bring budget through ordinance: Nine former NPC vice-chairmen

    KATHMANDU: Nine former vice-chairmen of the National Planning Commission (NPC) have urged that the ordinance not have a budget. In a joint statement issued Thursday, nine former NPC vice-chairmen stated the government should refrain from presenting the budget through ordinance,...

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    Why Gagan Thapa’s candidacy for Congress — and other parties — could be a positive thing

    Gagan Thapa has opted to enter the race and put his name on the line. Thapa, a central member of...