After emerging close second to Nepali Congress in recent CA polls, CPN-UML is busy setting its future course on government formation and dialogue with UCPN (Maoist) and other disgruntled parties that have disowned election results.
How are power-sharing agreements with NC panning out? What are its plans to bring the two Maoists on board the constitutional process? What do the election results mean? Party Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal discussed these issues with Thira L Bhushal and Biswas Baral at his residence in Chhawani Wednesday afternoon.
Nepali Congress Central Committee member Narahari Acharya won a keenly fought CA seat in Kathmandu-5, edging out CPN-UML’s Ishwar Pokhrel in a tight contest. Viewed as a moderate and conciliatory figure, Acharya is also regarded as the voice for progressive change within Congress.
Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala caught up with the veteran NC leader to discuss election results, government formation and constitutional issues.
The government recently enforced a new set of criteria for hotels and resorts by making amendments to the Hotel, Lodge, Restaurant, Bar and Tourist Guide Regulation 1981.
Republica talked to Madhav Om Shrestha, executive director of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) - the apex of body of hotels in the country - to know about the implementation of the new criteria and the challenges that the hotel industry has been facing. Excerpts: