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Qatar Airways Makes Temporary Services to South Korea and Iran due to Significant Operational Challenges

  Sunakhari news/ DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is making temporary hold and schedule adjustments to its operations to South Korea and Iran until further notice due to significant operational challenges caused by entry restrictions imposed by certain countries. An ongoing review of operations will be conducted regularly with the intention to reinstate flights as soon as the restrictions are lifted.   With travel restrictions on recent visitors to these countries, the airlin....

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Nepal government sets roadmap to improve investment climate reforms

Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu - Nepal was ranked 94 out of 190 economies on the Doing Business 2020 ranking marking a significant shift for the country into the top 100 economies on the ease of doing business. As a part of the government’songoing efforts to improve the country’s investment climate reforms, the Office of the Prime Minister & Council of Ministers (OPMCM) and Ministry of Finance with the support of the World Bank Group organized a workshop to develop institutional arrangements ....

Foreign Minister’s Visit to Banglagesh

sunakhari news /                                                                                                                                                                        kathmandu - Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, is leaving Kathmandu for Dhaka on 17 February 2020 on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of His Excellency Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M....

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Provincial Leaders Commit to Implement Findings of Federalism Stocktaking Report

   Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- The Chief Ministers of five provinces expressed appreciation of the process and agreement of the findings and recommendations of the Federalism Capacity Needs Assessment (FCNA) at a special briefing event on the FCNA held on 29th January which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.   The briefing was delivered by the Country Manager of the World Bank in collaboration with t....

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‘Leveraging remittances for economic transformation’

Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) organized a workshop on 17 January 2020 titled 'Leveraging remittances for economic transformation' to disseminate findings of its latest study on the impact of remittances from international migration on the non-farm self-employment activities of left-behind household members. Please find below the press release (also available in downloadable Microsoft word document fo....

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World Bank’s latest Nepal Development Update projects continued strong growth

   Sunakhari News/ KATHMANDU- The World Bank’s Nepal Development Update launched today, projects continued strong growth with an average annual rate of 6.5 percent in the medium term, driven by investments in the tourism sector, particularly the Visit Nepal 2020 program, including efforts to increase air connectivity. Industrial growth is likely to be supported by construction activities, investments in the cement and hydropower sectors, and improved capacity utilization in the ma....

Tata Nexon continues to be safest car in India – Full list of cars tested with ratings

    Sunakhari News/ Kathmandu- As compared to the list of bestselling cars in India, Global NCAP safety ratings reveal an entirely different list. Results for crash tests conducted between 2014-2019 show that many of the bestselling cars have got low scores, as compared to cars that sell relatively fewer numbers. This clearly indicates a serious flaw in priorities of car manufacturers as well as customers. However, some cars like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza scored high in safety....

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New Target: Cut “Learning Poverty” by At Least Half by 2030

Sunakhari News/ WASHINGTON-The World Bank introduced today an ambitious new Learning Target, which aims to cut by at least half the global rate of Learning Poverty by 2030. Learning Poverty is defined as the percentage of 10-year-olds who cannot read and understand a simple story. Using a database developed jointly with UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the Bank estimates that 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of....

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Sustainable Banking Network Accelerates Expansion of Sustainable Finance in Emerging Markets

   Sunakharinews/ WASHINGTON D.C.- Almost half of the global emerging market economies to have initiated key financial marketsreforms to drive development and fight climate change are in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the second Global Progress Report of the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking Network (SBN). These reforms require banks and other financial institutions to assess, manage, and report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in their lending operations a....

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“Remorse” by Guru Prashad Mainali

    Published by KOIRALA Devendra and Prof. Martin Connolly.   Guru Prashad Mainali (1900-1971) is one of the most important writers of short stories in modern Nepali Literature. He was born in Kanpur village, Kabre Palanchok district, a rural area not far from Kathmandu. Mainali spent most of his adult life in government service. He also served as a high court judge in Nepal. Beside his Government service, he became involved in the Nepali literature. He started writing short ....