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Open data for transparency: Key to economic development, by Nayan Krishna Joshi, Bishnu Dev Pant, Sadichchha Shrestha and Prabin Dongol (ht 29/06/2018)

Government trims public holidays by 22 days (kp 29/03/2018) [down from 104?!!], Proposal to trim list of public holidays elates private sector (rep 29/03/2018), Review decision on public holidays: NEFIN (kp 30/03/2018)

Reliability of govt stats: Data discrepancy creates confusion (kp 13/12/2017)

Govt fixes 100 public holidays for 2074 BS (ht 30/03/2017)

Portal offering official government data launched: offers more than  400 datasets spread  over 12 sections (kp 28/01/2017) [see website], Nepal by numbers: An ambitious project is trying to make government data accessible – and it all started with students, by Marc Allemann (kp 04/01/2017)

Govt to review existing public holidays (kp 12/01/2017)

Christians demand X-Mas holiday (kp 17/12/2016), Christmas celebrations: Bells, carols; Govt: Public holiday Sunday (kp 25/12/2016)

PM Dahal stresses on bringing Nepal Sambat into practice (kp 31/10/2016)

Regular breaks: Nepal tops the list of countries with the most public holidays with 36 days a year (nt 07/10/2016)

Minority report: Goverment should respect sentiments of minority groups in deciding national holidays, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 17/05/2016) [Another proof of the continued single ethnic identity based thinking of Nepal's leading party politicians!!]

Govt decides to observe National Day on Sept 20, by Anil Giri (kp) [Celebrating the non-inclusive and shortcoming constitution of a handful of male Tagadharis??]

MoHA fixes public holidays for 2073 BS (ht 02/04/2016), Christians see red as Xmas holiday scrapped (ht 03/04/2016), Protests for Christmas as public holiday (kp 04/04/2016)

More festive holidays: According to the new calendar published by the government, 2072 BS has 80 holidays, including 23 days-off for festivals (kp 03/03/2015), 46 public holidays set for next year (ht 04/03/2015)

Slash number of public holidays, says FNCC (kp 16/12/2014)

Government letterheads should include Nepal Sambat: PM (ek 25/10/2014)

35,000 converge to create ‘biggest’ flag (kp 24/08/2014)

Nepali time: In Nepal, strict astrological times contrasts with a more relaxed way of dealing with time in mundane spheres, by Gérard Toffin (kp 04/06/2014)

An idea whose time has come: Adjusting Nepal Standard Time to UTC +6:30 would not just save energy, but also replace the unscientific 15 minute time difference with India (nt 10/01/2014)

The old and the new: The Gregorian calendar and its NewYear are constant reminders of Nepal’s membership in global culture, by Abhi Subedi (kp 29/12/2013)

Home Ministry fails to cut down on public holidays (kp 11/02/2013), On holiday: There are more productive ways to ensure diversity than public holidays (kp 12/02/2013)

Govt proposes two weekly holidays, by Ashok Thapa (kp 10/09/2012)

Committee to submit report on Gregorian calendar to govt (ht 10/02/2012)

Plan to cut 2069 BS short by a month all set to fail again, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 09/01/2012)

Nepal in Data, an open data and statistics portal

NepStat, database portal by Institute for integrated Development Srudies (IIDS)

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Government of Nepal

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