We are not claiming govt leadership: Ishwor Pokharel
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:53
Ishwor Pokharel, the general secretary of the CPN (UML), the third largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), spoke to Rajendra Pokhrel of Nepalnews.com on various issues including recent political development of the country and formation of the consensus government. Excerpts:
We would like to see a Commission for Children or an ombudsperson established in Nepal: Brian J. Hunter, Save the Children
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:20
Brian J. HunterBrian J. Hunter is Save the Children Country Director for Nepal and Bhutan. He’s been working with Save the Children for past nine years, and in Nepal since November 2009. A postgraduate in Civil Engineering, Hunter’s previous assignment was in Nicaragua as Country Director. His engagement in the development sector has taken him to Bolivia and Ecuador working in child focused development projects, rural infrastructure, sanitation and water system projects and structural designing for educational, public, and health care facilities. In an interview with Anand Gurung of Nepalnews.com, he talks about how Nepal has made a lot of progress in the last 5 to 10 years in addressing the situation of children in the country.
‘Banks should not only serve wealthy elites but also deprived communities’
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:15
Ashoke SJB Rana, CEO, Himalayan Bank Ltd, is a newly elected president of Nepal Bankers' Association (NBA). In an interview with Nirjal Dhungana of nepalnews.com, Rana divulges his views on a range of issues pertaining to various aspects of Nepali Banking Industry. Excerpts:
Constitution by May 28 is getting doubtful: Dr Lohani
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:06
A vacuum will be created (if constitution not promulgated on time). A big question of legitimacy will arise. Basically, a state of confusion! Nobody can predict now about what exactly the situation will be. In the worst case scenario, various elements might want to take advantage of such situation. So, the political parties have to become serious on time.
Load-shedding can be ended in three years: Minister Bista
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:33
If we don’t work, it will continue for tens of years. If we work it can be removed within 2.5 years to 3 years. In the declaration we have mentioned load shedding will be reduced in 4.5 years, but in practice if we work well we can become completely load shedding free in 2.5 to 3 years.
Allegations on Save the Himalayas initiative are baseless: Minister Bohara
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:05
Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Deepak Bohara has termed the allegations regarding collection of a large sum of money from some Sherpas promising to take them to the USA to participate in Save the Himalayas initiative as baseless. In an interview with Rajendra Pokhrel of Nepalnews, minister Bohara claims that the accusations that appeared in the media were spread by a few persons who couldn't travel to America due to visa problems. Excerpts:
"INGOs are dedicated to working as development partners for improving the lives of poor people"
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 13:06
CHIJ KUMAR SHRESTHA, Chairperson of the Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN), is a well-known person in Nepal’s civil society movement. Mr. Shrestha, the Country Director of World Education, an INGO working in the education sector, has been devoting his time mostly in the promotion of both non-formal and formal education and has been active in advocating for providing quality education for all. As various questions are raised in debates about the role of International Non-governmental Organizations in Nepal, Shrestha spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues. Excerpts: