Tag: Nepal

Corruption Perception Index: Nepal slightly improves, but still among corrupt countries

Kathmandu, February 22 International corruption watchdog Transparency International published the 2017 report of its annual Corruption Perception Index, according to which Nepal is gradually improving. Nepal has been ranked in the 122nd position with a score of 31 where 100 means very clean and 0 means very corrupt. In the 2016 index, Nepal was in […]

Nepal featured on British travel agents’ best holiday destination list for 2018

Kathmandu, December 31 The Association of British Travel Agents has published a report identifying 12 best holiday destinations for 2018 and Nepal is also featured on the list. The destinations picked from around the world are expected to be in high demand among Britishers next year, according to the report. Those named best destinations besides […]

Qatar Airways hosts seminar to discuss Nepal tourism

Kathmandu, November 20 Qatar Airways on Friday organised a seminar to discuss opportunities and challenges of tourism industry in Nepal. At the event, stakeholders had spoken about various issues that the industry in Nepal is facing. As a part of the event, a panel discussion was also organised. The government’s Tourism Secretary Maheshwor Neupane, Nepal […]

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 […]