The budget is very important for the country, in the sense that it brings a lot of development to the grass roots level. But if you look at it from the macro point of view, basically it is a balance sheet between the expected income and expenditure of the government. People have made a fairytale out of the budget and are expecting a lot of things from it. In fact, it is not good. Budget should be limited to income and expenditure.
Chief of British Army Gen. Sir Peter Anthony Wall, who wrapped up his six-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday, spoke to Nepalnews correspondents Bigyan Sharma and Kishor Paudel on several issues including Nepal-Britain relationship, Gurkha soldiers issues and Gorkha Welfare Scheme among others. Excerpts:
Tatiana v. Lechilina, deputy director of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, was recently in Kathmandu. Leading the Russian team in CACCI conference, she spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues.
“Our policy is one of non-intervention; we are friends and well-wishers only”
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:28
At a time when Nepal has been passing through a very difficult time, Dr. Alexander Spachis, Ambassador, Head of European Union Delegation to Nepal, spoke to New Spotlight about various issues. Excerpts:
Chinese ambassador YANG HOULAN joined his office in Nepal a year ago. Since his arrival here, many new developments, including the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, have taken place. Chinese premier Wen Jiabao visited Nepal in December 2011 during his tenure. At a time when Chinese investors have been showing interest to invest in Nepal, the Chinese ambassador gave a written interview to KESHAB POUDEL. Excerpts:
BHUPENDRA BAHADUR BASNET, director general of the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agriculture Roads (DoLIDAR), has been working in the rural development sector for a long time. As the Department just celebrated fifteen years of its establishment, Basnet spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues regarding the role of his department in the process of transformation of rural Nepal. Excerpts:
Having worked for a long time in the civil society sector, SANGITA NIROLA has brought her experience to bear on the work of HelpAge Nepal. Nirola, the country representative of the new INGO, spoke to Debesh Adhikari on various issues. Excerpts:
Nepal needs a strong and accountable administration to ensure that the foreign aid is channeled appropriately: French Ambassador Jean-Charles Demarquis
Friday, 20 July 2012 17:18
Ambassador of France to Nepal, Jean–Charles Demarquis, first came to Kathmandu more than 30 years ago. At the time he was a young diplomat posted in Calcutta.“Not so far away,” he said. “I came here as a tourist and was struck by the open spaces, the unpolluted air and the almost traffic-free roads.”