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Two years after shortening public holiday list, government starts adding to it again : Officials are calculating potential political benefits while taking decisions on holidays, critics say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/02/2021)

Two-day weekly holiday recommended. Experts say it’ll benefit only employees at the expense of service seekers (rep 12/12/2020)

Government fixes public holidays for 2077 BS (ht 15/04/2020)

2076 years since its inception, who started Vikram Samvat is still a mystery: Many believe the name ‘Vikram’ is associated with the calendar, and a king by the same name started it. But which one is up for debate, Abhaya Raj Joshi and Shashwat Pant (kp 15/04/2020) [After all, this calendar is a foreign imvention of Indian Hindus. It has been introduced in Nepal by the Ranas who constructed their lineage from Indian Rajput princes!]

Is Two-day Weekend Practical?, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 15/07/2019)

Power of data in new Nepal: Providing solutions as needed, by Faris H. Hadad-Zervos (ht 04/07/2019)

Final height of Everest may take a year: Survey Dept (rep 29/06/2019)

Home ministry sets criteria for declaring public holidays (ht 20/05/2019)

15 days of national holidays (rep 16/03/2019)

Task force recommends reinstating 12 holidays: The incumbent Oli administration had slashed these holidays soon after coming to power last year, saying that the unnecessary holidays hinder service  delivery to the public, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 04/01/2019), Panel proposes 13 more public holidays (rep 04/01/2019)

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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