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How will Nepal elect its president, vice-president from now on?

Kathmandu, September 13 The government has proposed to introduce the weighted voting system to conduct elections of president and vice-president under the 2015 constitution. The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has already determined the weight of votes to be cast by members of the electoral college that comprises all lawmakers of both Houses […]

Always a home for me: The story behind an ambassador’s emotional ties with Nepal

As thousands of devotees gathered in Basantapur to celebrate Indra Jatra in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the European Union’s Ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink, recounted to this journo her experience attending last year’s festivities. She was invited to pull the Kumari Rath (chariot) and had felt quite privileged to do so. “It was one of the […]

The Road Not Taken: Why this young Spaniard is determined to invest her life in Nepal

Aina Barca was 21 when she visited Nepal for the first time. After completing Bachelor’s in Social Work, she had come to Hetauda of Makawanpur district for one month. Before visiting Nepal, she had of course known that there was a country with this name, but had not learned anything else about it. But, by […]

Travelling in Nepal alone: 9 tips for solo adventure-seekers

Traveling solo is quite easy in Nepal, though being alone means you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way, which is a lot. Here are some tips, most learned the hard way, on making your solo trips enjoyable or, if faced with some problem, making them bearable. 1. Don’t let it get to […]

Nepal above India, Pakistan; below Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh in global healthcare index

Kathmandu, May 19 A recent report has placed Nepal above India and Pakistan, but below three of South Asian countries in terms of healthcare. Nepal has scored 50.8 points in the Healthcare Access and Quality index published in The Lancet report whereas India has just 44.8 points. “Highly standardised cause of death and risk factor […]

Melamchi water project, Lumbini international airport on priority list, says ADB VP

Kathmandu, February 20 Nepal’s largest donor agency, Asian Development Bank, aims to release $505 million for Nepal in the year 2017. ADB Vice-president Wencai Zhang, who is on a visit to Nepal, said Melamchi Drinking Water Project, Tanahun hydropower project, Tribhuvan International Airport (upgradation project) and Lumbini International Airport construction project are on the bank’s priority […]