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Kathmandu’s Silicon Alley and the Law: Archaic laws and limited e-commerce hold back start-up offering a new motorcycle ride-sharing app, by Sonia Awale (nt 17/02/2017), Soon, Sagoon: A Nepali sets out to change the way the world uses social media, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 17/02/2017)

Information centre set up in Bajura village (ht 12/02/2017)

High speed Internet coming to Everest, Annapurna regions, by Ashim Neupane (rep 09/02/2017)

Long-distance medicine: Lack of Internet access and low bandwidth slows spread of telemedicine in Nepal’s remote areas, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/02/2017)

APP to hail taxis set to be launched in a month (kp 01/02/2017)

CAN Info-Tech draws 34k visitors on Day 1 (kp 27/01/2017), Annual IT fair: The state needs to invest heavily in the development of science and technology (kp 01/02/2017)

‘Internet for All’ (ht 23/01/2017)

Not so fast: Accessing internet won’t suffice. We also need to tailor content as per the needs of local school children whose medium of learning is Nepali, by Hitesh Karki (rep 23/01/2017)

Why delaying IT? As a civil servant I am always amazed by the amount of money we spend in our record keeping system, by Shreedhar Aryal (rep 19/01/2017)

Digital technology: Data-driven urban development, by Pradip Khatiwada (ht 18/01/2017)

Industry Ministry launches paperless documentation (kp 16/01/2017)

Collective effort sought to expand ICT to remote areas of the country (ht 07/01/2017)

Cyber warfare: How prepared is Nepal?, by Nitesh Bhatta (ht 05/01/2017)

Govt to launch mobile app for passport application: Service seekers can install the app, download the form and fill out the personal details before submission (kp 03/01/2017), Mobile app for PP application launched (kp 04/01/2017)

Application for driving licence goes online (ht 25/12/2016)

Government 2.0: The government needs to embrace digital transformation and make electronic governance its priority number one, by Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 14/12/2016)

FCGO procuring IT services to start e-payment: e-payment likely to begin from Jan 1 (rep 06/12/2016)

Digital services: For financial inclusion; In Nepal’s case, it is possible for digital financial inclusion to become a game changer for unserved and under-served low-income households as well as micro- and small enterprises, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 29/11/2016)

Securing cyberspace: Nepal has to develop a comprehensive national cyber security strategy if it i s serious about protecting itself from cyber threats, by Mahesh Singh Kathayat and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 28/11/2016)

Broadband connectivity in seven quake-hit districts within a year, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/11/2016)

Bureaucracy 2.0: Nepal is still stuck with the centralized bureaucratic practices ill suited for rapidly changing technological landscape of the hyper globalized digital world, by Subarna Shakya and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 14/11/2016)

KMC on way to becoming paperless (ht 13/11/2016)

Get the basics right: Why haven’t we been able to make much progress in developing IT human capital? Because of apathy, by Hitesh Karki (rep 12/11/2016)

‘World class’ IT and engineering academy planned (kp 11/11/2016)

Govt to expand cloud computing system (ht 07/11/2016)

Digital dividends: Govt should formulate a clear policy on using technological innovations for development (kp 25/10/2016)

Measure IT right: The national ID card center was established in July, 2011. We still do not know about its progress, if any, by Hitesh Karki (rep 20/10/2016)

Industry 4.0: If Nepal does not take the innovation route, it will remain stuck in poverty just like in the first, the second, and the third industrial revolutions, by Saroj Devkota and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 04/10/2016)

NTA, NT sign agreement to lay optical fibre (ht 29/09/2016)

Getting IT right: IT creates employment and facilitates dissemination of information only with the right planning and only when end-users appreciate value of information, by Hitesh Karki (rep 29/09/2016)

Digital volunteerism: Bringing revolution, by Pradip Khatiwada (ht 27/09/2016)

Security 2.0: The government’s commitment to increase FDI without prioritizing cyber security can be regarded as nothing but a toothless rhetoric, by Mahesh Singh Kathayat and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 17/09/2016)

Internet-based television slowly gaining popularity, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/08/2016)

Tired of seeking funds, Pun offers own land to run innovation hub, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 01/08/2016), IT conference begins (ht 01/08/2016)

Brace yourself: 4G coming soon, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/07/2016)

The information era: Govt needs to facilitate more citizens’ access to mobile devices and internet (kp 15/06/2016)

‘Nepal is Apac’s fourth malware-prone nation’, by Garima Chaulagain (kp 13/06/2016)

Economics of cyber security: It is important for businesses to think of cyber risks as business-related risks and not merely IT-related risks, by Vivek S. Rana (kp 07/06/2016)

Broadband internet service to be expanded (ht 20/05/2016)

App for migrant workers launched (rep 19/05/2016)

Ratna Park starts Wi-Fi service (kp 19/03/2016), Ratna Park offers free Wi-Fi to visitors (ht 19/03/2016)

Start-up Nepal: Extending the internet services simply means increasing economic opportunities, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 13/03/2016)

In ‘a simple test’, hackers ‘breach’ into NT’s server: IT experts say any unauthorised access to information is hacking and that such a breach could be dangerous, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/03/2016)

Into the dark webWith the spike in the number of internet users in Nepal, cybercrimes are also on the rise, by Dipesh Khatiwada (kp 27/02/2016)

Free Wi-fi at Ratna Park from this week: KMC, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/02/2016)

Computer crime: As Nepal moves towards a digital democracy, there is a need to develop a safer cyberspace, by Mahesh Singh Kathayat, Manish Pokharel and Bimalpratap Shah (kp 21/02/2016), Cyber crime incidents on rise (ht 21/02/2016)

The big divide: Digital technologies and their rapid penetration can facilitate our strides towards development, by Avinash Gupta (kp 18/02/2018)

Reclaiming real connections: Studies show that increased use of social media impedes our ability to establish real connections with people, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 15/02/2016)

Together we click: Nepal’s internet population may still be small, but when it comes to online voting, the country is a powerhouse, by Marissa Taylor (kp 13/02/2016)

ICT sector complains of being given low priority (kp 30/01/2016)

CAN Info-Tech to throw its doors open today (kp 29/01/2016)

CAN Info Tech from Jan 28 (kp 13/01/2016)

Service faster in Khumbu: Ncell (kp 07/01/2016)

Internet services knocked out by fuel shortages, power cuts, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 30/12/2015)

The next big thing: Government needs to take necessary steps to step into the era of the Internet of Things, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 29/12/2015)

The electronic transactions act contradicts the constitution, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 20/12/2015)

Focusing ICT For Development, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 20/12/2015)

World of connection: Govt needs to invest in infrastructure for high-speed internet connectivity (kp 01/12/2015), Digital by default: Estonia demonstrates how small countries like Nepal can be digitised in a timely manner, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 01/12/2015)

Over 11 million Nepalis have access to Internet (kp 29/11/2015)

Appeal to revise cyber legislation (kp 19/11/2015)

Survey for expanding internet service in Myagdi begins, by Harikrishna Gautam (rep 16/11/2015)

World’s first app on debris management, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 05/10/2015)

Free wi-fi in Ratnapark from mid-October (kp 27/09/2015)

The efficiency dilemma; Policies that simply push for Information Communication Technology diffusion risk increasing net energy consumption, by Shailesh Pandey and Nischal Regmi (kp 11/09/2015)

Government mulls separate ministry for ICT sector (ht 07/09/2015)

Cyber security strategy in offing (ht 03/09/2015), Online attacks on the rise (ht 03/09/2015)

Ministry of internet: The concept of providing government services over smart phones still seems borrowed from a sci-fi flick, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 01/09/2015)

Utopian visions: Broadband internet kept at its core should be seen for what it is: an important tool, not a miraculous solution for all the ills in society, by Shailesh Pandey, Harsha Man Maharjan and Yogesh Raj (kp 28/08/2015)

Lousy growth: The rate of return on investment in information technology in Nepal continues to be on the lower side, by Vivek S. Rana (kp 26/08/2016)

Visually impaired deprived of access to web, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 25/08/2015)

Fine tune it: The draft National ICT Policy looks exciting, but it requires a few amendments, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Neil Brown (kp 19/08/2015)

Internet freedom: Unrestricted broadband internet access should be included as a fundamental right in the statute, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 26/07/2015)

SASEC project to be delayed: 70pc work on laying optical fibre cables completed (ht 20/07/2015)

Nationwide broadband service by 2020 (ht 28/06/2015)

40pc of Nepalis connected to Internet: There are 10.69 million data service subscribers across the nation. In May 2014, the figure was at 8.21 million (kp 19/06/2015)

Stakeholders for Universal Connectivity in Nepal (Martin Chautari, Research Brief no. 15, April 2015)

Digital doom: As e-governance takes off, the government will need to develop a framework to secure information assets, by Narendra Mainali (kp 21/04/2015)

Cabinet endorses broadband policy (ht 15/04/2015)

NT launches FTTH internet service (kp 03/04/2015)

Govt aims to extend broadband internet to all VDCs in three fiscals: Technology Ministry reviewing ‘National Action Plan’ forwarded by DoIT (ht 20/03/2015)

Global meet on cyber security, law starts (kp 21/02/2015)

MoFA internal correspondence sans paper, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/02/2015)

International cyber security conference to start Feb 19 (kp 13/02/2015)

Mind the gap: The course and curriculum of IT colleges are old and not up to the market needs, by Sudan Jha (rep 10/02/2015)

Trans-border fibre connection in offing: NT, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 08/02/2015)

ICT conference kicks off (rep 02/02/2015)

Standards for telecom towers in the offing (kp 01/02/2015)

Land revenue offices to go online (ht 31/01/2015)

Digital identities: Broader transformation of the Internet economy with implementation of a national e-ID could help propel this country towards prosperity, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 30/01/2015)

CAN InfoTech 2015 to begin from Jan 28 (kp 25/01/2015), 21st edition of CAN Info-Tech starts today (rep 28/01/2015), Footfall reaches 300k at CAN Info Tech fair (kp 02/02/2015), CAN Info Tech 2015 concludes (ht 03/02/2015)

Country’s internet penetration at 35 per cent (ht 21/01/2015)

Cyber security emergency response team formed (kp 19/01/2015), ITSERT-NP to tackle security threats (ht 19/01/2015)

‘CAN Federation’ finally registered: CAN InfoTech 2015 to kick off from Jan 28 (ht 08/01/2015)

Going digital: Nepal still seems clueless about the pressing need to move towards e-governance, even as its neighbours have embraced the digital age, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 06/01/2015)

What is app enning in Nepal: Nepali software engineers and cyber entrepreneurs go boldly forth where few Nepalis have ventured (nt 02/01/2015)

ICT for development: It deserves top priority, by Keshav Raj Gyawali (ht 23/12/2014)

Local goes global: Nepali app gets shortlisted for Google’s app challenge, by Stéphane Huët (nt 05/12/2014)

Govt planning to bring down monthly internet cost to Rs 208 from Rs 1,010, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 11/11/2014)

Work on optical fibre extension to start within this fiscal (ht 10/11/2014)

House committee seeks clarity on IT development (ht 10/11/2014)

Experts suggest better branding of Nepali apps (kp 05/11/2014)

What a mess! The websites of government bodies are amateurish in organization and distasteful in design, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 04/11/2014)

NT to reduce internet tariff by 20 pc (rep 01/11/2014)

Govt to fix minimum broadband speed at 512 kbps: Internet service providers at liberty of providing service by fixing speed on their own at present (ht 30/10/2014)

FCGO to roll out new public accounting software by next fiscal (ht 30/10/2014)

KMC to concentrate on e-governance (kp 29/10/2014)

Role of IT in overall development stressed (ht 14/09/2014)

IT Park to come into operation this fiscal year (ht 12/09/2014)

NT launches FTTH internet service (ht 06/09/2014)

FIU installs anti-money laundering software, finally (kp 01/09/2014)

Internet bandwidth cost down, consumption up: Fall in price around the world contributed to decline in fees for local service providers (ht 27/08/2014)

Into the digital divide: Nepal’s IT roadmap must be realistic and aligned with the country’s wherewithal (kp 22/08/2014)

Myagdi to have free wi-fi, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 21/08/2014)

IT experts pile pressure for registration of ‘CAN Federation’ (ht 21/08/2014)

Data service subscribers surge: Records show 8.68m Nepalis had internet access as of mid-June (ht 13/08/2014)

Work on SASEC Information Highway finally begins (ht 07/08/2014)

Govt mulls district optical fibre project: Plans to make broadband internet accessible in rural parts of country, expand services (ht 03/08/2014)

Broadband Policy coming within 45 days, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 29/07/2014)

Digital democracy on demand: More informed public debates on the necessity and feasibility of digital technologies are necessary, by Yogesh Raj and Santa Bahadur Basnet (kp 16/07/2014)

Connecting the dots: Internet will open new communication channels that can bring new knowledge and information resources to rural communities, by Suman Khakurel (rep 06/07/2014)

Roadmap to nowhere: Architects of Nepal’s IT Roadmap have relied on suspect data and failed to consider structural issues, by Yogesh Raj (kp 25/06/2014), The game changers: Surely there are Nepali versions of Steve Jobs waiting to be spotted out there, by Suman Joshi (kp 26/06/2014)

Banking on IT: Inefficient policy formulation and lack of vision have led to stagnation in IT development, by Suman Khakurel (rep 22/06/2014)

Govt in talks with ADB to launch VoBS (ht 30/05/2014), Govt plans to unveil Broadband Policy within this fiscal: Ministry of Information and Communications asks Nepal Telecommunications Authority to submit the draft (ht 30/05/2014)

Experts urge govt to focus on broadband service (ht 18/05/2014)

Bringing it home: One can only imagine the impact it will have on Nepali economy and job market if a small fraction of IT projects were to be oursourced to Nepal, by Suman Khakurel (rep 28/04/2014)

Nepalis may get to enjoy 4G service this year, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 26/04/2014)

70pc govt services to go online: All its e-services to be integrated to national portal by 2018, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 24/04/2014)

Nearly 30 per cent Nepalis have internet access (ht 28/03/2014)

Free Wi-Fi for tourists at Hanumandhoka, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 06/03/2014)

NT offers free Wi-Fi for a month, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 09/02/2014)

Him Prasad develops new software for visually impaired (ht 27/01/2014)

IT roadmap on anvil (kp 26/01/2014)

Govt plans to implement signatures digital (kp 25/01/2014)

IT project progress reviewed (ht 23/01/2014)

Four new ISPs join internet services fray (kp 16/01/2014)

Technological teaching: Use of information communication technology in teaching is vital to preparing children for the digital age, by Shesha Kanta Pangeni (kp 09/01/2014)

Time for e-volution: E-governance will enable government staff to increase productivity and maintain transparency, by Prabin Paudel (rep 08/01/2014)

Govt preparing plans to put IT sector in high gear (kp 06/01/2014), Facing the frontier: A National Information Technology
roadmap is long overdue
(kp 07/01/2014)

Call to develop mobile application as per local needs (rep 06/01/2014)

CAN Info-Tech 2014 kicks off (nn 02/01/2014), Info-Tech resounds with calls to throw open IT Park (kp 03/01/2014), From home-grown tablet to IPTV, it has ‘em all (kp 03/01/2014), Info-Tech pulls in 200K visitors in three days (kp 05/01/2014), Discount offers galore at CAN Info-Tech (kp 06/01/2014), CAN Info-Tech ends on a high note (kp 08/01/2014)

Future’s bright, but challenges abound, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 02/01/2014)

Taskforce formed to study feasibility of making Nepal a 'Free WiFi Zone' (nn 01/01/2014)

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