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Tuesday, 28.05.2024
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  • How Nepal can make its cities smart

    There are benefits of moving towards smart cities even if it is partial and applied only to selected services such as traffic and parking.

    In the past two decades, the concept of smart city has been gaining popularity globally. While several cities such as Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Barcelona, Chicago and Hong Kong have been implementing elements of smart city planning and design concepts, some city planners and civic leaders are also speaking about the benefits of adopting smart city notions for Nepal.

  • Need of ICT development for making 'digital Nepal' stressed

    Minister of Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet has returned home on Sunday after taking part in the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires, Argentine.

    Talking to journalists at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival home, Minister Basnet said the conference held important discussions on the new technological advances in the telecommunication sector in various countries, successes, and exchange of practices.

  • Nepal’s cybersecurity crisis demands urgent AI-based solutions

    In recent years, Nepal has been hit by an alarming rise in devastating cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and data systems across the country. Just in the last few months, major hospitals like Bir Hospital and Grande International Hospital suffered data breaches, compromising sensitive patient information.

    Banks like Nabil Bank and Nepal Mega Investment Bank were targeted by cybercriminals looking to steal funds. Telecom providers like Ncell and Nepal Telecom had their networks disrupted by DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

  • One lakh Nepalis set to get biometric ID cards this fiscal

    Some 100,000 Nepalis will receive national identity cards (IDs) with personal data, including biometric identity, within the current fiscal (2069-70 BS). Also called smart card, the ID is being distributed with the objective of providing unique ID numbers for each person by including details of each Nepali citizen in the national databank.

    The government has expedited preparations with an objective of distributing electronic ID by the end of the FY from any one constituency of the country having internet services. It has presented the framework for distribution of ID with thumb print to 100,000 citizens as a pilot project with aid from the Asian Development Bank at the Council of Ministers for approval. The National ID Management Centre will distribute ID within the next five years in three phases, centre’s executive director Narendra Dahal said.

  • The curious case of Nepal’s reluctance to use electronic voting machines

    The first Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal, held in 2008, were an important milestone in Nepal’s political history for they let the people’s representatives write the country’s primary law on their own. But, for Neil Kantha Uprety, an election commissioner then, they were more important because they let the public use electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the first time.

    “That was a pilot project, and that proved successful,” Uprety says, “We were excited about its prospects in Nepal.”

  • Challenges of Public Enterprises in Nepal

    Public Enterprises are the statutory companies which produce goods and services to satisfy the basic needs of the people. The government is the owner of such enterprises. The practicality of public Enterprises emerged with the concept of welfare state that state should be responsible to satisfy the basic needs of its people.

    Usually the public Enterprises are established for production and marketing of fundamental goods and services in a suitable rate. The provision of services by public enterprises is a common practice in Europe and elsewhere. Usually the practice is highly significant in communist countries.

  • Govt firm to develop ICT in Nepal: Dr. Giri

    Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dr. Tulsi Giri said Thursday that the establishment of High Level Commission for IT (HLCIT) indicates the government's commitment to the development of ICT in Nepal and HLCIT would be the main engine to energize growth in this sector.

    Dr. Giri made the remark while inaugurating Can- Infotech organized by the Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) at Birendra International Convention Center Thursday.

  • Govt is working towards constructing e-Nepal, says Shah

    Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Ganesh Shah, Wednesday, said that the government has begun process to digitally transform the legislative body of the country in order to make it more efficient, according to media sources.

    Speaking at a program organised in the capital Shah revealed that his ministry will apply ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in modus operandi of sectors such as the parliamentary system and the judiciary system to propel the country towards the path of e-governance. “The government will slowly embrace the concept of e-parliament and e-judiciary,” he added.

  • Hospitals in Rural Nepal to Get Access to Specialists via Telemedicine

    Hospitals in rural Nepal will now be able to connect patients with outside specialists via satellite technology, thanks to a new initiative to harness the power of telemedicine to improve health care in the region.

    According to published reports, the Nepal government plans to connect 25 district hospitals, most of them located in the remote and inaccessible Himalayas, to specialists in the capital Kathmandu via satellite uplink. Those specialists, in turn, will be linked up with "super-specialists" working in 12 hospitals across India, to give them access to further medical expertise when needed.

  • IN: Kathmandu: India-funded telemed centre to link Nepal, Lucknow and Chandigarh

    A pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the 13th SAARC Summit in Dhaka in 2005 has borne fruit with the establishment of the SAARC Telemedicine Centre in the Kathmandu valley that would link top institutes in Lucknow and Chandigarh.

    Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Friday inaugurated the telemedicine centre at Patan Hospital in Lalitpur, set up with an Indian assistance of nearly 4.8 crore Nepalese rupees, under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) project.

    India is fully funding the project to set up telemedicine network in the entire SAARC region as part of the assurance given by Manmohan Singh, a statement by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu said.

  • IN: Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute medically linked to Kathmandu hospital

    The Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) on Friday set up a telemedicine network with a Nepal-based medical institute.

    At around 10 am, the telemedicine centre of SGPGIMS hooked on with the Patan medical institute in Nepalese capital Kathmandu and at the same time with PGI Chandigarh establishing a closer link between the three medical institutes that would cater to the patients in the time of crisis.

    SGPGIMS had earlier established such a link with Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan through high bandwidth ISDN. It is also in the process of helping out the Afghanistan government, which has sought its assistance for a medical institute in Kabul. In fact, the institute with 50 seats would be constructed with the help of Indian government.

  • IN: Telangana: Hyderabad: Governor Narasimhan held talks with Nepal PM

    Governor Narasimhan explained the Prime Minister of Nepal on various eGovernance initiatives implemented by the Telangana State government.

    Governor ESL Narasimhan hosted a dinner in honour of the visiting Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, his wife Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba and the entourage comprising 40 members at Taj Falaknuma Palace on Friday.

  • Infrastructure bottlenecks hindrance to 'e-Nepal'

    Constituent Assembly (CA) members have expressed commitment for working together to build e-Nepal.

    Speaking at the ICT Conference 2011 organized by Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) here on Wednesday, they also stressed on the need to implement various concepts like e-village, e-library and telemedicine with focus on rural sector to bridge existing digital divide.

    Speaking at a panel discussion on ´Building e-Nepal: Prospects and Challenges´, lawmaker Rajendra Khetan encouraged entrepreneurs to work with competitiveness, quality and access in mind. He further suggested them not to look for government assistance on everything.

  • KOICA VP to visit Nepal

    The deputy chief of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is visiting Nepal from July 15, according to a release issued by the Kathmandu-based Korean Embassy.

    Chang See-Jeong, Vice-president of KOICA, is scheduled to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Government Integrated Data Center (GIDC) in Singha Durbar.

  • Nepal alarmed by Malaysia’s surprise biometric tests on jobseekers

    Malaysia’s introduction of biometric medical tests for Nepali jobseekers without consulting its government has drawn Kathmandu’s wrath, a Nepali newspaper reported.

    According to a report in The Himalayan Times, the Nepali government fears the new system will add to the cost of spiralling visa fees for its people who are seeking employment in Malaysia.

  • Nepal Funds I.C.T Education for Schools

    By improving our education policies, we can become an education hub for the entire South Asian region.”

    In this recent statement given in Kathmandu, Minister of Education (MoE) Madhav Prasad Paudel cast his vision of Nepal’s future. He also added, “The gulf between the rich and the poor is widening due to the current education system. The government should focus on ICT (Information and Communications Technology Education) to narrow down the gap between the rich and the poor.”

    The MoE mandated the ICT in Education five-year Master Plan in March 2013. This ICT in Education Plan hopes to provide the necessary ICT skills to students, increase access to learning material, and encourage the effectiveness and efficiency of education governance.

  • Nepal heads to implement e-governance plan

    Nepal is still struggling to achieve full-fledged democracy but politicians, experts and planners have shown eagerness that the country should quickly move ahead for modernisation through the application of information and communication technology (ICT) and e-governance.

    They want to replicate in Nepal the rapid economic growth, administrative efficiency and increasing opportunities achieved by some developing nations through ICT.

  • Nepal introduces digital signature

    Nepal has introduced digital signature with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai handing over the symbolic key of digital signature to chief of Office of Certification and Controller (OCC) Rajan Raj Pant amidst a function on Thursday.

    OCC, an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), has the authority to issue digital certificates which contains a public key and identity of the owner.

    Digital signature is an electronic signature produced by Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). It consists of a pair of keys -- private and public. Private key is known to the user only and it helps to encrypt the message which helps to maintain privacy and security of messages or transactions. Similarly, public key which is known to other party, particularly the receiver, is used to decrypt the message.

  • Nepal Launches Digital Record System To Check Driving Licenses

    Nepali Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has launched digital record system which will enable driving licence holders to check the legal status of their license online in its website.

    The department launched this facility under the e-governance initiative for the public after the number of people holding fake driving licenses went up, reported China's Xinhua news agency cited a local daily on Tuesday.

  • Nepal launches telemedicine service to boost rural health care

    Prime Minister Madhav Kumar today launched a landmark telemedicine service in the country in an effort to boost health care in the the rural areas.

    The Prime minister said the service will prove beneficial for the rural population as it would provide comfortable and easy excess to health services to the people living in remote districts.

    It has been difficult to take quality and affordable health services by establishing infrastructure due to geographical and technical problem, he said inaugurating the telemedicine service and SAARC telemedicine programme in the capital.

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