News February 2019

News Digest May 15-21, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Bills and Parliamentary Affairs The government registered the Environment Protection Bill in the Federal Parliament with new provisions on carbon trading, reducing adverse impacts of pollution especially from vehicles, machine, equipment, industries, hotels and restaurants and pollution control measures during mountaineering, trekking, and sightseeing. [1] …

Nepali Women Abroad

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Effective policies should be created to make life easier for women migrant workers. Foreign labour migration opened up in Nepal largely due to globalisation and economic liberalisation. It has increased severalfold in the past few years because of political instability, unemployment and lack of knowledge of alternative livelihoods. According to …

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News Digest May 1-7, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Employees Adjustment Process The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) announced the completion of the civil servants’ adjustment process in all three tiers of the government. Nevertheless, about 10,000 civil servants in health and other sectors are not satisfied and have registered complaints.[1] …

On a path of de-democratization

On a path of de-democratization

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While the anti-corruption drive appears to have picked up some speed in recent months, governance practices and policy making processes appear to indicate a process of de-democratization. The Supreme Court’s verdict capital gains tax during the transfer of Ncell’s ownership has been lauded by Nepali people, but the complicity in …

NCell and Capital Gains Tax

NCell and Capital Gains Tax – Governance in Nepal

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The controversial debate over capital gains tax related to NCell’s transfer of ownership from TeliaSonera to Axiata came to a closure this week with a Supreme Court verdict. A full bench consisting of five justices said NCell and Axiata companies are liable to pay the capital gains tax.[1] The Supreme …

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दुइ तिहाईले जन्माएको प्रश्नस् भित्रैबाट सिर्जित अस्थिरतालाई के गर्ने ?

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।१। राजनीतिक अस्थिरता र पटक पटक बदलिईरहने सरकारलाई हामीले नेपालको अव्यवस्था, भ्रष्टाचार र कुशासनको कारक मान्दै आएका छौं । राजनीतिक स्थायित्व र स्थिर सरकारकै चाहनाले गर्दा गत निर्वाचनमा धेरैले कम्युनिष्ट गठजोडलाई सहयोग पनि गरेका हुन् । नेपालको राजनीतिलाई अस्थिर बनाउन भारतको चलखेल मूख्य रूपमा देखिएको छ । त्यसपछि नेताहरूको आफ्नै …

CIAA Commissioner Implicated in Corruption

CIAA Commissioner Implicated in Corruption

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A commissioner at the CIAA appointment by the Nepali Congress government, Raj Narayan Pathak, resigned on February 16 after facing the prospect of impeachment for allegedly receiving bribes amounting to Rs 7.8 million for the case of an engineering college that also involved the former Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki. …