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Press evaluation:
Background:

Parliament endorses two Bills related to budget (ht 20/10/2014)

Finance Committee for fixed dates for budget process, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/10/2014)

Govt spending in first quarter just 11 per cent, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 18/10/2014) [How is this possible, as the budget for this year has still not been adopted by parliament??]

Govt reluctant to change fiscal year calendar (ht 16/10/2014)

Lawmakers call for early budget (kp 16/10/2014) [Early? It was due on 15 July 2014!!], Finance Committee to fix dates for budget presentation, approval (rep 16/10/2014)

Parliament fails to ratify: Bills related to budget, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 26/09/2014)

Government set to decentralise budget allocation process (ht 16/09/2014)

70 percent capital expenditure in last two months of FY14, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/08/2014)

Budget allocation for social security on the rise (kp 07/08/2014)

Discussion put on hold over oppn threat, again (kp 01/08/2014), Budget Discussion Put Off Yet Again, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/08/2014)

Vacuous budget: Ram Sharan's budget was an utter disappointment for he follows the same beaten track of his predecessors, saying nothing different, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 29/07/2014)

Lucky Mahat’s Modest Budget, by Tilak Rawal (sp 25/07/2014)

Hogging it all: The government aims to spend a third of the annual budget, Rs 202 billion, on itself, vy Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 25/07/2014)

Financial bill cuts facilities announced in budget, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/07/2014)

FinMin gives 25 days to get schemes okayed (kp 24/07/2014)

Post-budget discussion to be delayed (kp 23/07/2013), Debate on budgetallocation delayed (ht 24/07/2014)

Following through: We need real action to convert the intent of the budget into reality, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 22/07/2014)

Budget 2014/15: Illusory to an extent, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 22/07/2014)

Budget and beyond: Nepal’s fiscal policy has failed repeatedly in implementing an inclusive-growth agenda; this budget is no exception, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 21/07/2014), Whither The Second Generation Reform?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 21/07/2014)

Budget disappoints dealers of electric vehicles, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 21/07/2014)

Strengths and snags: Given the sorry state of infrastructure investment is crucial to raising our productivity and reviving the manufacturing sector, by Ram Khadka (rep 20/07/2014)

Promising start: The new reform-oriented budget shows that the Finance Minister has done his homework, by Surya B. Prasai (kp 18/07/2014), High-sounding budget holds little water, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 18/07/2014)

Parliament gives first nod to Budget Bill: Oppn parties threaten to disrupt next session if their demands are not met, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/07/2014), House endorses budget despite criticisms (rep 17/07/2014), Ruling parties’ members back Dahal in condemning budget (ht 17/07/2014)

Shooting in the dark: This budget has little to offer in the absence of political consensus on a roadmap for economic prosperity, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/07/2014), The new budget will contribute to inflation, interview with Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 17/07/2014)

President endorses Vote on Account Bill (ht 17/07/2014)

Budgeting for bikas: A consensual agenda that propels us to broad-based economic growth is as urgent as the new constitution, by Swarnim Waglé (kp 16/07/2014)

Rs 67 billion to go unspent this FY (kp 15/07/2014)

Nepal Budget 2014-15: Govt presents Rs 618 billion budget; But allocates Rs 10 million to each lawmaker under controversial Constituent Development Fund, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/07/2014), Govt presents Rs 618.10bn budget: Promises to end power cuts in three years; Incentives for hydel projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/07/2014), Analysis: ‘Architect’ Mahat misses reforms bus, by Mukul Humagain (kp 14/07/2014), Oppn parties dub budget ‘anti-people’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/07/2014), Infrastructure development gets budget priority: Govt to ensure minimum investment of Rs 50m in each constituency, provide Rs 10m to each CA member initially, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp), 13.92 percent pie for education, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/07/2014), Education budget lowest in decade: ‘There’s neither any new programme, nor can the allocation be termed encouraging’ (ht 14/07/2014), Health sector gets Rs 33.5 billion, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/07/2014), Govt committed to improving health service (ht 14/07/2014), Agri loans for youth at not more than 6pc interest: Agri budget’s share in national budget down, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/07/2014), Huge resource boost for infra sector: Allocates more than Rs 50 billion for energy and road connectivity, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/07/2014), Rs 7b for construction, upgradation of airports (kp 14/07/2014), Few new programmes for financial sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/07/2014), Budget drawsmixed reactionsfrom mofussil entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2014), FinMin defends CDF allocation‘: Cheap loan has potential to transform agriculture’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2014), Maoists against budget’s push for liberalisation, privatisation (kp 15/07/2014), Can the govtfully utilisethe budget?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2014), No mention of SAARC Summit in financeminister’s speech! (ht 15/07/2014), New promises The budget should be implemented and not just be limited to paper (kp 15/07/2014), Capital budget ‘insufficient’ to achieve 6pc growth target (kp 15/07/2014), Leaders point out what’s lacking in budget (ht 15/07/2014), Budget provisions fast-track justice in VAW cases; Clarity on implementation needed: Supreme Court spokesman, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 15/07/2014), Mixed reaction to budget allocated to health sector: Minister Adhikari unhappy over fund cuts (rep 15/07/2014), Neglected greens: The meager budgetary allocation for agriculture does not indicate it is a government priority sector, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 15/07/2014), Experts cast doubt on govt's ability to acehive growth targets, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 15/07/2014), Opposition rails against budget (kp 16/07/2014), Subsidy schemes account for 60pc of govt farm budget (kp 16/07/2014), Budget planless on deficit: CNI (kp 16/07/2014), Budget Focussed On Economic Reforms, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 16/07/2014), Budget comes under criticism in Parliament (ht 16/07/2014), Opposition leaders come down heavily on budget (rep 16/07/2014), Madhes leaders say budget ignored their cause, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/07/2014), CDF Allocations: A Case Of Misplaced Priority, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/07/2014)

Budget today: Infra, reforms to get push, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2014), ‘New budget will be reform-oriented’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2014), With high expectations, private sector awaits pro-growth budget (kp 13/07/2014)

NTD seeks youth-centric budget: Nepal Tarun Dal delegation calls on Finance Minister Mahat (ht 11/07/2014)

Budget size within NPC ceiling difficult: Mahat, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/07/2014)

Two-thirds of capital expenditure in the final trimester, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/07/2014)

Implementation is key, by Shanker Koirala (kp 06/07/2014)

Energy and manufacturing should be the mantra, by Pradeep Jung Pandey (kp 02/07/2014)

400-billion-rupee budget to be brought: Mahat (ht 26/06/2014), Infrastructure development top priority: Mahat (rep 26/06/2014), Budget likely to be unveiled by July 12: Prolonging of UML convention may delay the announcement, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/06/2014)

National budgeting system: Urgent need for reform, by Durgesh Kumar Pradhan (ht 20/06/2014)

Budget likely in mid-July: With PM leaving for the US for treatment on Monday, budget presentation may be deferred, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2014), Clear the way: Lengthy and progress-oriented expenditure system constrains the effective implementation of budgest, by Rajesh Gautam (rep 19/06/2014)

Unequal nation: Generous budget allocations for marginalised regions, gender and social groups can pave way for a smoother transition, by Arjun B. Kumal (kp 17/06/2014)

Parliament begins pre-budget debate, first time since ’08 (ht 14/06/2014), Govt to post budget surplus again: Points to severe erosion in capacity to make proper use of available funds (ht 14/06/2014), Pre-budget discussion: Budget should create jobs: Lawmakers (kp 16/06/2014), Lawmakers continue pre-budget debate: Disccusions scheduled for today as well (ht 16/06/2014), Agriculture, energy must be top priority, say lawmakers (ht 17/06/2014)

Lawmakers propose goal-oriented budget (kp 14/06/2014)

‘Discuss budget in Parliament first’ (kp 12/06/2014), Speaker says ‘no’ to proposal of skipping pre-budget discussions (ht 12/06/2014)

Annual budget by mid-June ‘not possible’ (kp 06/06/2014), 'We can submit budget document by mid-June if Speaker gives  waiver to the process of pre-budget discussion', interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (ht 09/06/2014), Substance abuse: Current budget discussions (rep 09/06/2014)

CNI seeks Rs 10b ‘stimulus’ for industrial development (kp 06/06/2014)

Budget, staff transfers wedge in NC-UML ties: UML leaders miffed at NC’s ‘unilateral’ preparations for fiscal budget, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 31/05/2014), UML lawmakers want party to quit govt: Say NC ministers taking decisions without their consent, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 31/05/2014), UML lawmakers want party to quit govt (rep 31/05/2014), Dahal against budget transfers, UML also unhappy: Fund transfers made only for management purposes: Finance secretary, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/05/2014)

Under-spending of capital budget: Govt to hold study to identify root causes (kp 25/05/2014)

Govt to prioritise energy sector (ht 19/05/2014), Budget 2014-15: Govt to focus on infrastructure development, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/05/2014), Budget won’t be populist but realistic, interview with Finance Secretary Yubaraj Bhusal (kp 23/05/2014)

Party leaders yet to clear arrears, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 19/05/2014)

Reallocation of budget gathers momentum (ht 14/05/2014)

Govt, House planning budget session from May 19 (rep 11/05/2014)

Budget within mid June, says Minister Rijal (kp 07/05/2014)

Capital expenditure: Most spending takes place at year-end, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/04/2014)

Vanishing act: The Auditor General’s annual report shouldn’t be dismissed as formality (kp 23/04/2014)

Govt spending miserably low: Smacks of inefficient planning mechanism, ad hoc decisions (ht 17/04/2014), Govt sitting
on cash pile of Rs 86 billion
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2014)

Govt agencies have Rs 73.2 billion in arrears (rep 12/04/2014)

FinMin asks ministries to rush their programme list (kp 05/04/2014)

Ministry plans new budget a month ahead (kp 01/04/2014)

Capital spending in haste may lead to low-quality work (kp 18/03/2014), Finish construction works by mid-June: FinMin (ht 18/03/2014), Infra dev fund to be set up with unspent budget, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2014)

Capital expenditure reaches 20pc as fiscal year nears end (kp 08/03/2014), Capital expenditure in poor state: Large infrastructure projects fail to spend the allocated budget (ht 08/03/2014), Only Rs 19b of Rs 85b cap expenditure budget spent (kp 15/03/2014), Low spending of state-coffers deprives taxpayers of economic benefits, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/03/2014)

Rs 596b budget ceiling fixed for next FY (kp 07/03/2014), Next fiscal year budget capped at Rs 595.92 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 07/03/2014)

MoF mulls new framework: To ensure timely, proper utilisation of budget (ht 06/03/2014)

Mid-term budget review: Donor-aided projects at slow pace (kp 02/03/2014)

Finance Ministry plans to table early budget (ht 26/02/2014)

Challenges abound as Mahat takes charge of Finance Ministry, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/02/2014), Ministries failing to spend face budget cuts (kp 26/02/2014)

Capital spending at 18pc in first 7 months (kp 24/02/2014)

Govt worried about low recurrent expenditure: Only 42.91 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 353.42 billion spent in first seven months (ht 18/02/2014)

NPC postpones task of fixing budget ceiling (ht 12/02/2014)

FM blames ministries for low capital spending (kp 08/02/2014)

Finance Minister is liberal with state largesse: Long-term impact on state coffers feared, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 30/01/2014)

Govt sitting on Rs 78 bn, capital spending fails to pick up, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/01/2014)

FinMin seeks details on project contracts: Ministries had to give an update on status of contract signing by Jan 15, but none has done so (ht 20/01/2014)

Budget ceiling of Rs 600 bn likely for next year (ht 15/01/2014)

Budget ceiling for districts up Rs 17 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/01/2014)

DoR spends just 12.23pc budget (kp 29/12/2013)

Shrouded in secrecy: Public participation in budget is essential for transparency; But most of the process is still beyond public discourse, by Anirudhra Neupane (rep 25/12/2013)

Capital spending below 10 percent: Finance Minister Shankar Koirala, however, said the country is on track to achieve 5.5 percent economic growth target (kp 19/12/2013)

Govt yet to utiliseof capital budget 93pc (ht 10/12/2013)

Budget Approval Process Slow Despite Timely Budget (rep 20/11/2013)

Funds pile up due to slow government spending (kp 28/09/2013)

Govt’s capital spending likely to go up: NPC has already okayed 405 of the 453 top priority projects, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/09/2013)

Finance Ministry all set to launch online monitoring of big projects (16/09/2013)

43pc capital expenditure in last month of FY: ADB (kp 09/09/2013)

About 80pc projects approved: Govt makes improvement in budget implementation process (ht 26/08/2013)

National pride projects allocated Rs 20.98b, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/08/2013)

Leaders pile pressure for budget for their areas: Govt yet to publish second part of fiscal book giving details of programmes for district level (ht 07/08/2013)

Budget implementation to be monitored (ht 03/08/2013)

Bring it forward: Budget transparency, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 30/07/2013)

Govt Budget: The Debt Hole, by Debesh Adhikari (sp 26/07/2013)

Education ministry seeks additional budget (ht 22/07/2013)

Minister complains about lack of budget for development of agriculture sector (nn 22/07/2013), Farm budget still too little to attain food self-sufficiency, says Gharti (kp 23/07/2013)

Ambitious and inflationary: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 20/07/2013)

Govt unveils Rs 517.24 billion full budget:  Focus on energy, agriculture sectors; Rs 16 billion earmarked for CA polls, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2013), Govt announces Rs 517.24-bn full budget: Private sector upbeat; Civil servants biggest beneficiaries; Rs 16 bn earmarked to hold polls, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2013), Social sector budget sees a whopping 40pc increase, by Binod Ghgimire and Manish Gautam (kp 15/07/2013), Energy gets the utmost priority: Govt allocates Rs 30 billion for the sector; Special focus on state-funded hydel projects, by Ashok Thapa (kp 15/07/2013), Agriculture gets Rs 21.40 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/07/2013), Commercialisation of agro sector emphasised, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 15/07/2013), Income tax relief for middle-class families, salaried people (kp 15/07/2013), Budget talks of financial sector dev strategy, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/07/2013), Nothing much for financial sector: No concrete plans, programmes have been mentioned in fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 15/07/2013), What experts say (kp 15/07/2013), Corporate Nepal hails the budget, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/07/2013), Failed Economic Projections And Dampened Aspirations, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/07/2013), Budget fails to meet demands of tourism sector, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 15/07/2013), Export sector says some expectations have been met (ht 15/07/2013), Former FMs extend conditional support to budget (nn 15/07/2013), Stakeholders all smiles at budget, stress implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Money matters: Programmes in the new budget will require strict implementation (kp 16/07/2013), Supreme Court not satisfied with budget for judiciary (ht 16/07/2013), ‘Biased budget’ riles folks in far-west region (ht 16/07/2013), Finally, a full budget (ht 16/07/2013), Government lays plan to expedite spending (ht 16/07/2013), Budget fails to provide relief to sick firms (ht 16/07/2013), Wait and watch: New budget 2013/14 (rep 16/07/2013), Seeking synergy: New budget is relatively progressive for individual sectors, though it lacks the vision to create synergy, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 17/07/2013), Budget misses programmes for products not included in NTIS list, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 18/07/2013)

Govt to present budget sans ‘populist’ new programmes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2013), Betting the house: The upcoming budget should focus on new policies for mortgage management to create a competitive market from which all can benefit, by Pramesh K.C. (kp 09/07/2013), No major departure in policies and programmes in the budget, interview with finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala (kp 10/03/2013)

Edu ministry seeks Rs 82b (kp 01/07/2013)

Doing justice to judiciary’s budget  demand not possible: Minister (ht 01/07/2013)

Energy, agri sectors likely to get good slice of budget pie, by Prithvi man Shrestha (kp 29/06/2013)

Budget insufficient for free, compulsory education scheme (ht 27/06/2013)

Former FMs stress on budget implementation (ht 27/06/2013)

Govt needs Rs 32.14 bn to meet revenue target (ht 26/06/2013)

Next budget to be investment friendly, says finance minister (ht 25/06/2013)

Non-political budget: Empowering the grassroots institutions must be the legacy of technocrat budget framers, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 21/06/2013)

Beyond the numbers: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 18/06/2013)

‘Budget needs to help rescue industries’: FM asks entrepreneurs to come up with innovative suggestions to substitute imports (ht 13/06/2013)

Not about size: Fixation on budget size shouldn’t mar the importance of spending it on time (kp 12/06/2013), Budget spending (ht 12/06/2013)

Government sitting on Rs 60b in unspent cash (kp 11/06/2013), Low spending causes state coffers to swell: Only about half of this fiscal year’s budget spent till June 3, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/06/2013), Unspent poll budget to betransferred to Peace Fund, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/06/2013)

No pet projects in next budget (kp 11/06/2013)

FinMin says budget will focus on energy, infrastructure (kp 10/06/2013), Budget demand crosses Rs 750 billion: Better monitoring mechanism for the output oriented budget implementation sought (ht 10/06/2013), ‘Budget must enhance competitiveness’ (ht 12/06/2013)

Upcoming budget to target six per cent growth: Fiscal policy will focus on expanding economy and inclusive development: FM Koirala (ht 01/06/2013)

Full budget by mid-July: FM (ht 30/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile while banks feel liquidity pinch (kp 25/05/2013)

Budget to focus on productive sectors (ht 14/05/2013), Next budget to focus on energy, agri, infrastructure (kp 14/05/2013), 'Upcoming budget to be focused on rural areas' (nn 16/05/2013), Entrepreneurs seek investment friendly budget: Urge government to bring full-fledged policy for fiscal year 2013-14 to start economic revolution, by Shekhar Regmi (ht 20/05/2013), ‘Budget should focus on employment generation’ (ht 21/05/2013)

Shining a light: Budget transparency, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 13/05/2013)

Ministries’ capital spending below par (kp 12/05/2013)

Govt sitting on cash pile due to slow capital expenditure (kp 30/04/2013)

Farm subsidies and the budget: The incentives seem to be directed more at stirring the credit and insurance sectors than helping farmers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 19/04/2013)

Nepal is poor in budget transparency: Open Budget Survey 2012 (nn 15/04/2013), Nepal’s performance on budget engagement poor: OBS report suggests strengthening of legislatures,Auditor General in fiscal policy oversight (ht 15/04/2013)

Next budget to be pvt sector friendly: FM (ht 12/04/2013)

Rs 404 billion ‘full budget’ focuses on polls: For the first time, fiscal plan comes in 9th month of FY; Rs 6b, Rs 8b earmarked for elections, security, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Ashok Thapa (kp 10/04/2013), Country finally gets Rs 404 billion full budget: Rs 14 billion set aside for polls: Rs 6 billion for election process, Rs 8 billion for poll security, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 10/04/2013), Policies aim import substitution (kp 10/04/2013), Budget contains no new policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 10/04/2013), Finance minister justifies budget allocation for CA elections (kp 11/04/2013), Just a continuation (ht 11/04/2013), Budget fails to include capital market (ht 11/04/2013)

Cap expenditure of few ministries too low (kp 09/04/2013)

Govt to bring budget of more than Rs 400b (kp 07/04/2013), Govt to announce 'election oriented' budget today (nn 09/04/2013)

Full budget for this fiscal soon: Finance Minister (kp 01/04/2013)

Towards more clarity: Nepal's slack in Budget openness, by Krishna Sapkota (rep 24/03/2013)

Govt gears up for ‘adjusted budget’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2013), Cap expenditure at 26 percent (kp 21/03/2013))

NPC sets Rs 506b ceiling for budget 2013-14 (kp 08/03/2013)

Full budget ‘must’ if polls are to be heldthis fiscal (kp 23/02/2013)

Government expenditure contracts in first half (kp 22/02/2013)

Without election, chances of next fiscal budget slim, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/02/2013)

Nepal not transparent in budgetary process (ht 26/01/2013)

Capital expenditure at 14.92pc: Government spent Rs 7.7 billion till mid-January (ht 21/01/2013), Capital expenditure takes a hit: Govt spends just Rs 7.04b in first six months of FY, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2013)

Ministries record low capital spending (kp 04/01/2014)

Nepal makes progress in gender responsive budget (ht 21/12/2012)

Achieving 5.1 percent growth target a herculean task (kp 22/11/2012), It is just expenditure details, not budget: Dr Mahat (ht 22/11/2012), Industrial sector not satisfied with financial policy: Should have focused more on hydropower, tourism and agriculture (ht 22/11/2012), Pride or prejudice: The annual budget, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 22/11/2012)

Despite the hue ‘n’ cry, budget gets President’s nod, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2012), Half year wasted in terms of fiscal policy, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/11/2012), Biz community seeks a bigger budget , by Bibek Subedi and Ashok Thapa (kp 21/11/2012), Interim public expenditure arrangement passes thru: FinMin not happy with own budget; It will prolong govt life: Oppn, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 21/11/2012), Necessity made prez eat his words, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 21/11/2012), Oppn parties fear further confrontation (kp) [There were enough chances for you to participate but you only wanted boycott!!], NSU demonstrates against govt move (kp 21/11/2012), FNCCI demands full budget on consensus (nn 21/11/2012)

Out of the way: The budget debate, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 12/11/2012)

Goldstein calls for prudent budget: World Bank reiterates support for hydropower (ht 12/11/2012)

MoF ‘ready’ with Rs 458b budget plans: Substantial resources to fresh CA elections, fertiliser import, road expansion plans in KTM, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2012), Govt may take ordinance to Prez today, by Pranab Kharel and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/11/2012), Aide says Prez won’t okay budget sans consensus: ‘Govt activities reminder of Orwell’s Animal Farm’, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 12/11/2012)

Distributive budget hurts poor the most: Helps increase inflation rate not growth, by Dikshya Singh (ht 09/11/2012)

‘Expansionary budget will only fuel inflation’, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 08/11/2012)

FDRA seeks full budget by mid-November (kp 06/11/2012), FDRA for full budget even if it’s without consensus (ht 06/11/2012)

Govt manages funds for compulsory liabilities until mid-November, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/11/2012), Oppn parties not to get involved in budget work (kp 05/11/2012)

NPC raises ceiling to around Rs 450 billion: Cites inflation, addition of new programmes for the upward revision, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2012)

Absence od full budget: Administrative expenses set to take a hit; Government to face shortfall of Rs 7.42 billion for recurrent expenditures (kp 02/11/2012), Experts seek consensus full budget (ht 02/11/2012), Budget at any cost: UCPN (M) (kp 03/11/2012), Lack of consensus delays budget: Absence of full-fledged budget to hit low-income people the most; Has been fixed at Rs 429 billion,but could rise to Rs 450 billion (ht 03/11/2012)

Elusive consensus puts budget in limbo, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 01/11/2012)

Full budget: Parties set to put up another fight, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 29/10/2012), Money for development: Agreement on the budget will set good precedent for economy and politics (kp 30/10/2012), No new budget means no pay for govt staff (kp 30/10/2012), Ruling parties rearing to bring full budget: Opposition warns against any such move (ht 30/10/2012), FNCCI: Don’t make budget political tool (kp 31/10/2012), Govt to hold talks for full budget (kp 31/10/2012), Private sector seeks full-fledged budget (ht 31/10/2012), Budget talks (ht 31/10/2012), Time’s running out: The government and the opposition should stop fooling around and bring a full budget, by Surendra Regmi (kp 31/10/2012), Budget should not be linked to politics, interview with Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 31/10/2012), Ruling coalition decides to bring budget ordinance by mid-November (nn 31/10/2012)

Govt fails to spend development budget (ht 22/10/2012)

President consults experts on budget (kp 13/10/2012), President, economists hold budget consultations: Different opinions surface regarding a full-fledged financial policy for remaining fiscal year, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 13/10/2012), Partial budget leaves development works in a fix, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/10/2012)

Bring full budget soon to safeguard growth: IMF (kp 25/09/2012), IMF says delays in adopting full-year budget may 'dampen' investment, growth in Nepal (nn 25/09/2012)

Absence of full budget will hit investment: Private sector (kp 27/07/2012)

Pun brings poll, peace budget, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/07/2012), ‘Budget against consensus’: Economists say it failed to address private sector’s concerns (ht 16/07/2012)

Govt set to announce one-third budget by Sunday (nn 14/07/2012)

Culture and heritage to get peanuts from budgetary pie (ht 11/07/2012), Employment will be main focus: PM (ht 11/07/2012)

Prez nod to budget through ordinance, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 09/07/2012)

Taming the Leviathan: New budget, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 08/07/2012)

Preventing economic catastrophe: No alternative to ordinance budget, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 05/07/2012) [!!!!], Oppn petitions prez to block budget: Urges him to do the needful in order to avert conflict, by Prash Acharya (ht) 05/07/2012, Oppn parties urge prez not to endorse budget ordinance (rep 05/07/2012), The buzz over budget: No insult and injury to constitutional propriety and past precedents, please!, by Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepali Congress (kp 06/07/2012), Budget to balloon due to election, new packages: Opposition states expansionary plans will fuel inflation, dearly hurt the poor populace (ht 06/07/2012)

FNCSI submits budget suggestions (ht 05/07/2012)

Joint meeting today to forge consensus on budget (rep 03/07/2012)

Budget to focus on agriculture (ht 02/07/2012)

SC ‘clears way’ for budget unfolding: Responding to a writ, Supreme Court says stay order not needed for the time being (kp 02/07/2012)

Pvt sector spells out wish list for budget 2012-13: Asks govt to prioritise energy, infrastructure, exports, agriculture, employment generation (kp 27/06/2012), FM seeks private sector’s help to bring budget: Asks them to pile pressure on other political parties to agree on common economic agenda (ht 27/06/2012), FNCCI asks government to set date for budget presentation (kp 29/06/2012)

Pun for experts’ panel to look into budget row (kp 23/06/2012), Govt pushing for full budget,NC, UML say consensus first (ht 23/06/2012), ‘Expansionist budget will hurt economy’ (ht 23/06/2012), Full budget after consensus: Pun (kp 25/06/2012)

Govt preparing to bring regular budget: Opposition says ‘only special budget is valid’ (ht 18/06/2012), NC, UML no to full-fledged budget sans political consensus (rep 21/06/2012)

Economists urge small but timely budget (kp 11/06/2012)

Involve citizens in budget formulation process: WB (rep 06/06/2012), ‘Accountability in budget process a must’ (ht 06/06/2012)

Expansionary budget widens rich-poor gap, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 05/06/2012)

Some Tips For Preparing A Budget For FY 2012, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 03/06/2012)

Capital spending revised upward at Rs 38b (rep 30/05/2012)

Next year’s budget through ordinance (kp 29/05/2012), Consult all political forces while formulating budget: PM (rep 31/05/2012), FM moots all-party mechanism for budget formulation (rep 01/06/2012)

Non-budgetary demands soar to Rs 48 billion (kp 25/05/2012)

Finance ministry relaxes capital spending ceiling (rep 22/05/2012)

Size of budget pushes revenue target up: FM commits to bring it in time, expedite capital spending (ht 21/05/2012) [What does this statement mean against the fact that this minister will have to leave within the next days according to the recent Bahun agreement??]

Capital expenditure figures disappointing (kp 22/04/2012)

New budget to be compatible with federal structure (kp 21/04/2012), Budget for 2012-13 to focus on inclusive growth (ht 23/04/2012)

MoI seeks 74pc hike in budget allocation (kp 18/04/2012)

Ministries unable to utilise funds: Only Rs 22.42 bn have been spent out of the total budget of Rs 72.61 bn (ht 06/04/2012)

Agro budget will be doubled next year: PM (kp 10/03/2012)

Reform budget process (rep 08/03/2012)

Ministers ask millions in unbudgeted doleouts, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 21/12/2011), Stop doleouts (rep 22/12/2011)

Budget ceiling for districts set at Rs 98.5b for FY 2012-13, by Ashok Thapa (kp 11/12/2011)

Govt unable to spend on development activities (ht 31/10/2011)

Budget released for projects: despite reimbursement backlog (kp 26/09/2011)

Ministries not to be allowed to hold back on spending (kp 20/09/2011)

Budget deficit up to Rs 50.63bn: Recurrent expenditure Rs 166.01bn; Capital expenses at Rs 87.89bn (ht 19/09/2011)

Govt poised to revise budget (kp 18/09/2011), Budget endorsed on time for first time in three years (kp 19/09/2011)

NC demands reduction in PMO budget allocation (kp 15/09/2011)

Madhesi leaders seek amendment to the budget (rep 12/09/2011)

Govt obliged to adopt tabled budget (ht 02/09/2011), Budget to be revised with political consensus (kp 06/09/2011), New govt settles for budget at hand, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/09/2011), Timetable
set to pass budget from house
(kp 08/09/2011), House set to pass budget on Sept 18 (nn 08/09/2011),
House begins discussions on budget allocations (kp 13/09/2011)

Govt failed to meet expenditure target last FY (kp 27/08/2011)

Budget for Far West up by Rs 4 billion (kp 07/08/2011)

Deficit budget posing grave risk to economy: Experts (kp 26/07/2011)

Govt to bring Rs 384.90b budget, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 13/07/2011), New classification codes
The next budget will come in a new format in line with the shift to accrual accounting
, by Durgesh Kumar Pradhan (kp 13/07/2011), Govt to unveil please-all budget: FM Adhikari admits as much; parties’ demands heeded, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/07/2011), Budget 2011-12: High priority to hydropower (kp 14/07/2011), Focus on infrastructure, agriculture, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 14/07/2011), Cabinet approves budget for 2011/12 (nn 14/07/2011), Adamant on demands, SLMM blocks budget, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 15/07/2011), Madhesi Morcha digs heels in its demands: Govt-alliance meeting expected to end stalemate today, by Pranab Kharel (kp 15/07/2011), Budget deferred till Friday to court Madhesi leaders, by Thira L. Bhusal and Gani Ansari (rep 15/07/2011), Rs 384.90 bn budget in offing: Targets 5 percent economic growth, 7 pc inflation; Capital market, banking and realty sectors to cheer, by mukul Humagain (kp 15/07/2011), ‘Populist’ budget has more subsidies, grants, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/07/2011), UDMF refuses to
budge on budget: Govt prepares to table it today; If it fails,ordinance a way out
, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 15/07/2011), Communists squander public money for short-term gains, by Ram Sharan Mahat (Nepali Congress) (ht 15/07/2011), Government loses moral ground to rule: Former finance ministers suspect leakage of tax rates that could hurt revenue, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 15/07/2011), Budget fiasco (ht 15/07/2011), Politics rules over economy, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 15/07/2011), UDMF agrees to allow budget presentation in House; FM Adhikari to present budget today (nn 15/07/2011), Govt slammed over information leakage, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 16/07/2011), Budget promises to promote industrial climate, attract FDI (rep 16/07/2011), Rs 384.9b budget sees co-ops as main pillar of economy, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 16/07/2011), Budget tabled amid high political drama: Lawmakers seek probe into ‘leak’; want PM, FM to quit, by Phanindra Dahal  (kp 16/07/2011), Rs 384.90 bn, it is, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2011), Social sector gets a shot in fiscal arm (kp 16/07/2011), Pvt sector terms budget disappointing (kp 16/07/2011), Implementation part crucial, by Santosh Pokhrel (kp 16/07/2011), Budget to curb revenue leakage, crackdown on tax evaders planned, by Sanjeev Giri and Bibek Subedi (kp 16/07/2011), Focus on food and nutrition security, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/07/2011), Infra gets whopping Rs 85.96 billion, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 16/07/2011), Cooperatives at the centre stage, by Ramesh Khanal (kp 16/07/2011), Government obsessed with cooperatives (ht 16/07/2011), Focusless budget to fuel inflation further, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/07/2011), Congress seeks FM’s resignation over budget content leakage, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 16/07/2011), Budget boosts depositors confidence on FIs, by Dikshya Singh (ht 16/07/2011), An unrealistic budget (rep 17/07/2011), Adhikari's disappointing budget, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 17/07/2011), Jeers, sneers trail budget: Barring UML, even ruling parties scoff at ‘visionless’ document, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/07/2011), Budget draws flak for focus on cooperatives (kp 17/07/2011), Obsession with coops damaging: Unnatural importance on them can only promote distortion (ht 17/07/2011), Cooperatives unleashed: The budget gives sweeping leverage to cooperatives (kp 18/07/2011), Big black box: Economic calculations exclude real life exchanges, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 19/07/2011), Govt moves to ensure better budget implementation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/07/2011), Pillar that doesn't exist, by Jainendra Jeevan (rep 21/07/2011), How much is a billion rupees?, by Sukhdev Shah (kp 21/07/2011), What The Budget Has In Store For The Financial Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/07/2011)

New Budget in new format (kp 12/07/2011), Peace, social inclusion, infrastructure priority, by Mukul Humagain and Anil Giri (kp 12/07/2011), UDMF to obstruct parliament on budget day, by Gani Ansari (rep 12/07/2011), NC won't allow distributive budget (rep 12/07/2011), NC pushes its programmes (kp 12/07/2011), UDMF warns to obstruct budget, by Gani Ansari (kp 14/07/2011), Morcha to stage protests in House (kp 14/07/2011), Parliament may witness rerun of budget drama, by Arjun Bhandari (kp 14/07/2011), UDMF decides not to allow govt to present budget (nn 14/07/2011)

Upcoming budget: Panacea or problem?, by Yoga Nath Poudel (rep 12/07/2011)

Govt preparing Rs. 381 billion budget (nn 06/07/2011), Budget delay hassles users’ panels (ht 07/07/2011), Fewer new projects in offing: MoPPW (kp 09/07/2011)

Won’t bog down budget, assures NC: Registers 7-pt amendment proposal (kp 05/07/2011)

Infrastructure main focus (rep 04/07/2011), Farmers come at the center-stage (rep 04/07/2011), Annual policies: Govt soft pedals with please-all policies, by Mukul Humagain and John Narayan Parajuli (kp 04/07/2011), MoF readies budget draft: Fixes size at Rs 385 billion, by Mukul Humagain (kp 04/07/2011), Starry-eyed government promises the moon (ht 04/07/2011)

NC warns of no-support on budget (rep 25/06/2011), Do Not Mess Up Budget With Power Politics (rn 26/06/2011), Madhesi parties threaten to obstruct budget (ht 27/06/2011), No budget if demands not met: UDMF (rep 30/06/2011), UDMF warns of obstructing budget session, by Gani Ansari (rep 01/07/2011), UML prepared budget unilaterally: Maoists (rep 01/07/2011), NC to not support 'distributive budget' (rep 02/07/2011), Parties give govt hard time over budget (rep 03/07/2011), PM reassures UDMF on budget demands (rep 03/07/2011), Madhesi Morcha submits 15-point demand to PM (kp 03/07/2011), NC against populist budget: Seeks special measures to address crisis in the financial sector (kp 03/07/2011), NC warns against distributive, populist budget (ht 03/07/2011)

Budget Priorities (rn 24/06/2011), A timely budget: Government inability to spend is hurting growth (kp 24/06/2011), ‘Don’t bring distributive budget’: Experts urge to focus on energy,jobs,cracking whip on price hike (ht 24/06/2011)

Pvt sector demands fixed budget date in new statute (kp 22/06/2011)

Coalition partners decide to consult opposition parties on budget issue (nn 17/06/2011), New budget through consultation with opposition parties (rep 18/06/2011), Concerned, prez prods parties on timely budget (kp 18/06/2011), Prez, top leaders dwell on budget, peace, statute
Finance minister intensifies parleys with political parties
(ht 18/06/2011), Congress to okay budget
if programmes made on basis of consensus
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/06/2011)

Budgeting by gender: A look at how allocations of government spending for vulnerable women are working, by Maina Dhital (kp 16/06/2011)

NC not to allow govt to present budget until major headway on peace process (nn 14/06/2011)

Adhikari defends budget transfer (ht 07/06/2011)

Budget on time a must: Experts (rep 03/06/2011)

Uncertainty looms over timely budget presentation yet again (kp 30/05/2011)

Debating distributional dimension of budget: Focus should be on core issues, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 17/05/2011)

'Budget will focus on capital formation' (rep 16/05/2011)

Govt bows down to oppn, revises budget plans (kp 02/05/2011), Budget only after May 28 (ht 02/05/2011), Delayed budget drags down overseas imports (rep 02/05/2011), Opposition notwithstanding, DPM presses for early budget (ht 02/05/2011), Finance Minister vows to bring early budget at any cost (nn), Budget session beginning today; opposition parties planning to obstruct (nn 02/05/2011)

PM Khanal requests President to call budget session from May 2 (nn 25/04/2011), President calls budget session from May 2 (kp 26/04/2011), Finance Ministry beavering on budget (kp 26/04/2011), Budget session from May 2: Adhikary to present annual spendings on May 23 (ht 26/04/2011), NC against budget before May 28 (rep 27/04/2011), PM likely to skip House session: Officials say prime minister’s presence is a must, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 27/04/2011), Fiscal budget 2011/2012: Some inputs to consider, by Girish P. Pant (ht 28/04/2011), Opposition parties submit memorandum to Speaker against govt plans to bring out early budget (nn 28/04/2011), UML parliamentary party divided over govt plan to bring early budget (nn 29/04/2011), Oppn parties warn PM against tabling budget (kp 29/04/2011), NC to protest budget before statute deadline (kp 30/04/2011)

Govt mulls relaxation of Q4 spending limit (rep 20/04/2011)

MoAC proposes budget of Rs 13.26b (rep 20/04/2011)

Government brings white paper; Experts: A supplementary budget in another form, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/04/2011)

MoF starts preparation for early budget (rep 06/04/2011), New budget on May 3 (rep 07/04/2011), Govt buckles under pressure, settles for a full budget (kp 07/04/2011), FM says full, not supplementary, budget on May 3 (ht 07/04/2011), Budget not possible on May 3: Nembang (rep 08/04/2011), Little time to spend for budget: Parliament Secretariat sources say May 3 date far-fetched (ht 08/04/2011), On shaky footing (ht 08/04/2011), Maoists shoot down early budget (rep 09/04/2011), Is the govt budget bid bar too high? (kp 09/04/2011), Indecisive Finance Minister, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 10/04/2011)

Supplementary budget coming, says govt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/03/2011), Supplementary Budget in offing, lawmakers in dark, by Kuvera Chalise and Prtakash Acharya (ht), Supplementary budget row: NC files public interest motion (kp 28/03/2011), MoF begins consultations on supplementary budget (rep 03/04/2011), Supplementary Budget: Govt expedites legwork (kp 03/04/2011), Finance minister Adhikari says he is preparing to bring full budget, not supplementary budget by mid-May (nn 03/04/2011), Govt seeking alternatives to supplementary budget (rep), Regular budget before CA term ends: Govt (kp 04/04/2011), PM, DPM hint at new full budget, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 05/04/2011), Supplementary budget a no-no: PM; Pledges action against defaulters (ht 05/04/2011)

Timely budget ‘the need of the hour’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2011)

Delayed budget takes its toll on policy front (ht 28/02/2011)

DPM open to changing fiscal calendar (ht 14/02/2011)

DPM tables budget ordinance: Living up to the promises in the budget will be a tough job (ht 11/02/2011), Govt sits pretty on fence over budget (kp 12/02/2011), House endorses four budget ordinances: The ordinances were brought by the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government while announcing the budget for the current fiscal year on Nov. 20 (kp 13/02/2011), House endorses finance ordinance (ht 13/02/2011), Current ordinance budget to be passed only after govt gets 'full-shape' (nn 13/02/2011), House approves ordinance budget (nn 14/02/2011), Govt mulls two
options for budget
(kp 15/02/2011)

Huge chunk of budget to help Future fed units, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2011)

New govt to bring full budget (ht 06/02/2011), Leaders of new govt agree to bring full-fledged budget before Feb 16 (nn 06/02/2011), Second budget in the offing (kp 09/02/2011)

Only 8.42pc of cap expenditure budget spent in 6 months (kp 29/01/2011)

Balancing act: The budget must advance public policy, not party interest (kp 24/12/2010)

Sanitation in the national budget, by Shikha Shrestha (rep 12/12/2010)

Promises In Budget, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 11/12/2010)

Leading To Budget For Fiscal Year 2010, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 05/12/2010)

Policy Dilemma in Nepal's Annual Budget, by Bishwambher Pyakuryal (rep 01/12/2010)

Budgetary promises The budget has a lot to offer, but can it deliver?, by Maina Dhital (kp 26/11/2010), Secys cast doubt on budget implementation (ht 27/11/2010), ‘This budget may deter foreign investments’ (ht 27/11/2010)

Budget notched at Rs 338b: Previous priorities to roll on, by Mukul Humagain (kp 19/11/2010), Full budget on Friday (kp 19/11/2010), Budget sans policy, programmes, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 19/11/2010), Budget boost for conservation (ht 19/11/2010), Cabinet awaits statute amendment before approving budget; budget speech to be delayed by few hours (nn 19/11/2010), Budget uncertain as top-level meet ends inconclusively (nn 19/11/2010), Budget: Development Delayed, by Sanjaya Dhakal (sp 19/11/2010), Maoists hold House ransom; budget by ordinance, by Phanindra Dahal (kp 20/11/2010), Govt budget bleat muffled by Maoists, by Kamal Raj Sigdel (kp 20/11/2010), Budget ends uncertainty, raises doubts, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 21/11/2010), Budget encourages Merger and Acquisition: Promises Rating Agency, Commodity Law, Infrastructure Development Bank, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/11/2010), Investment for future, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 21/11/2010), Budget staves off looming crisis, by Mukul Humagain (kp 21/11/2010), Dissecting the Budget, by Santosh Pokharel (kp 21/11/2010), Infrastructure gets utmost priority, by Prtihvi Man Shrestha /kp 21/11/2010), NTY-2011 prioritised, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/11/2010), Duties hiked on luxury items (kp 21/11/2010), Health sector gets Rs 24.51b (kp 21/11/2010), Education budget gets a 17 pc boost (kp 21/11/2010), Wait and see: Doubts arise whether the budget will be properly implemented (kp 22/11/2010), Budget is here but concerns galore (kp 23/11/2010), IPPs criticise budget for neglecting hydro sector (kp 23/11/2010), Big budget, big incentives, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 23/11/2010), FNCCI wants budget implemented in earnest at earliest (kp 25/11/2010)

May D-date: For yearly budget, panel tells govt (kp 17/11/2010)

No time to lose: Every day without a budget is one too many for the economy (kp 11/11/2010), Budget delay hampers railway, metro plans (kp 11/11/2010), ‘Bring budget immediately to shield economy from complete disaster’ (nn 11/11/2010), Budget likely to see light of day (kp 12/11/2010), Budget inching closer, finally (kp 13/11/2010), Budget may be tabled in a week (kp 13/11/2010), 18 parties for Nov 19 showdown (kp 14/11/2010), Parties caution govt on budget (ht 14/11/2010), ‘Budget delay affects economy for years’ (ht 14/11/2010), Lack of budget leaves ministries high and dry (nn 14/11/2010), Cabinet fails to take decision on budget (nn 15/11/2010), Big Three agree to bring full budget, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 16/11/2010), Big III agree on tabling budget (ht 16/11/2010), Full nod to full budget (kp 18/11/2010), Govt gets 25 parties’ nod for budget (ht 18/11/2010)

Govt to come up with Rs 335 billion budget (nn 28/10/2010), Budget neeed stressed (kp 29/10/2010), Govt to bring in 'technical budget' of Rs 335 billion: Pokharel (nn 29/10/2010), Dahal offers a way out (kp 01/11/2010), The Budget Blues, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/11/2010), Big 3 still not one on budget (kp 09/11/2010), Pressing concerns force government’s hand, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2010)

Govt 'determined' to unveil full budget by Oct 26 (nn 19/10/2010), Caretaker govt unauthorised to bring budget: Maoists (ek 19/10/2010), Maoists hell-bent on putting spanner in budget works (kp), Do it now: There can be no justification for holding up the new budget (kp 20/10/2010), Traders threaten to hit the street: Govt to bring budget in a week; Maoists warns of consequences (ht 20/10/2010), Madhesi parties side with Maoists on budget (nn 20/10/2010), Madhes parties at budget odds (kp 21/10/2010), Maoists lower bar; offer a ‘solution’ (kp 21/10/2010), Govt to present budget despite caretaker status (ht 21/10/2010), Face-saver must ride: Govt, by Mukul Humagain (kp 23/10/2010), Budget whittled, by Mukul Humagain (kp 25/10/2010), Budget blues’ tear trail (kp 27/10/2010), Maoists to take to streets if govt presents budget forcefully: Dr Bhattarai (nn 27/10/2010)

PM for tabling budget by Oct 27: Essential services to be halted after mid-November (ht 04/10/2010), Nepal eyes at budget by Oct third week: Says he will remain active till a new govt is in place (ht 06/10/2010), Govt reignites full budget torch (kp 09/10/2010), Budget & caretaker govt, by Dilli Raj Khanal (rep 13/10/2010)

No budget spectre haunts economy, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/09/2010), PM’s budget bid comes a cropper, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 01/10/2010), Maoists, Nepali Congress brush aside budget agenda (ht 01/10/2010)

Govt under pressure to bring budget (ht 29/09/2010)

Budget deficit up by Rs 5 bn last fiscal (ht 13/09/2010)

Parties at variance over full budget: UCPN (Maoist) and NC oppose bringing a full
budget by the incumbent government
, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/09/2010), Bring General Budget, please! ‘Else,problems may start from November’ (ht 02/09/2010), Full-fledged budget could prevent economy from doing further down: Expert (nn 02/09/2010), For want of a budget progress got lost, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 05/09/2010), UCPN (M), NC reject FM Pandey's request to allow caretaker govt to present full-fledged budget (nn 08/09/2010)

Budget crunch, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/08/2010), Finance ministry alerts parliament of imminent financial crisis due to lack of full budget (nn 23/08/2010), Caretaker govt may present budget (ht 23/08/2010)

Government treasury negative by Rs 15b, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/08/2010)

Special budget spike: Pit before the fall, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 21/07/2010)

Supplementary budget to adjust increased spending, by Prithviman Shrestha (kp 15/03/2010)

Agriculture budget hiked 26pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/03/2010)

Rising spending a challenge for govt (kp 22/02/2010)

Budget deficit just got double, says NRB report (ht 08/01/2010)

Ministry of Finance (MoF)

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO)

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