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Digital inclusion and digital equity : Perhaps the most critical barrier to getting into the digital world is the affordability factor, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 29/08/2022), Going digital : Digitalisation should enhance the quality of our lives, not hinder our existence (kp 31/08/2022)

New policy bans refurbished routers : A customer can continue using the same router when switching to another service provider, the telecom regulator says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/07/2022)

Nepal Telecom’s 5G trials plan hits another hurdle : There are 38 million broadband subscribers in Nepal, according to Nepal Telecommunications Authority, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/07/2022)

Vision of ‘Digital Nepal’ gaining momentum (kh 22/07/2022)

Cloud-based accounting software Tigg making strides : Launched in mid-July last year, the system is available in both web and app versions, and has gained more than 560 subscribers, officials say, by Pawan Pandey (kp 28/06/2022)

WiFi-Nepal offers 30 MBPS internet at Rs. 333 (rn 16/06/2022)

NTA speeds up optical fiber network expansion drive (kh 10/06/2022)

Nepal slips in global ranking in mobile broadband speed : The median global performance of mobile broadband was measured at 29.96 Mbps download speed and 8.70 Mbps upload speed, as per Ookla, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/05/2022)

Poor digital literacy hinders growth in Nepal : The government is investing Rs22 billion to implement ‘Digital Nepal Framework’ (kp 03/052022)

Ensure Right To Internet Access, by Rakshya Khanal (rn 25/04/2022)

Women in digital business space: Challenges and way forward : Women-owned businesses with limited capacity to operate digitally are at a greater disadvantage with the rapid integration of digital enterprise, by Shreya Subedi (nlt 11/04/2022)

Electronic Know Your Customer to replace paperwork by November : Establishing a centralised biometric based e-KYC system will enable licensed service providers to serve their customers efficiently, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/04/2022)

Indian firms Tata, Airtel warn to block internet bandwidth in Nepal (rep 26/03/2022)

Everest base camp to have high-speed connectivity : Ncell plans to build five BTS towers in Thame, Somare Pari Hill, Dingboche, Thukla Hill and Pyramid Hill to provide 4G telecommunication service, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/03/2022) [This would be more urgent in rural areas, especially with regard to education!]

National Broadcasting (11th Amendment) Regulation, 2021 looks suspicious: Nepal Working Group for Internet Freedom (rep 23/03/2022)

Report On Cyber Security Challenges Submitted To Home Minister (rn 26/02/2022)

NTA calls for Strict Cyber Security Act (kh 22/01/2022)

Nepal Telecom launches 4G LTE Namaste Wi-Fi (rep 21/01/2022)

Users of broadband internet on the rise in Nepal (kh 19/01/2022)

Nepal plans new ICT blueprint to bridge digital divide : Although internet use in least developed countries like Nepal is growing rapidly, disparities still exist between different groups, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/01/2022)

Winter Intake Code Camp underway : Opportunity for student with exposure to diverse IT projects and work (kh 09/01/2022)

Nepal Telecom likely to start 5G trials from June (kh 08/01/2022), Nepal Telecom to begin first 5G trials from June : Private operator Ncell has also been eying 5G trial but there is no response on its proposal from the regulator, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/01/2022)

Resistance to digitisation : The absence of a secure ecosystem for digital products and services keeps a chunk of the population at bay, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 03/01/2022)

National Security And Software Vulnerability, by Ravi Dhungel (rn 31/12/2021)

Internet speed arms race cause for concern, NTA says : ISPs are launching high-speed packages without approval and are focused on getting new customers rather than focusing on the quality of service, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/12/2021)

NTC to provide telecom, broadband internet service to local govt offices (kh 17/12/2021)

Internet services disrupted in Kolti (kh 13/12/2021)

Ensure Digital Human Rights, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 13/12/2021)

Where does Nepal stand in global cyberspace, by Rajiv Prajapati (rec 10/12/2021)

Panel recommends adjusting rental fee for electricity poles : Cable TV operators and internet service providers have been arguing with the power utility over the rent for a long time, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/12/2021)

Nepal's e-governance pipe dreams : An automated system will make the stream of illegal income dry up for politicians and bureaucrats, by Achyut Wagle (kp 07/12/2021)

Telecom Authority releases draft regulation related to internet of things : The rules will legalise the system where objects are connected to the internet allowing them to communicate with one another without human intervention, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/12/2021)

The British College launches Nepal’s first Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Program (kh 04/12/2021)

The inevitability of e-books : Publishing houses in Nepal were reluctant to transition into e-books. In recent years, however, many of them have adopted the technology to keep up with the times, by Shranup Tandukar (kp 02/12/2021)

Many Nepali politicians have personal websites but they are either un-updated, unreachable or errorful : The irony is the leaders who tried to sell us the dream of digital Nepal themselves have a sketchy digital presence, by Prasun Sangroula (nlt 24/11/2021)

Most local units fare poorly in IT-based service delivery : Report points at dire lack of IT staff and infrastructure at local units, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/11/2021), IT revolution gap : Local administrations have shown little or no interest in doing away with the archaic manual system (kp 25/11/2021)

Around 13 million Nepalis use 4G internet services: NTA (rep 22/11/2021)

Enacting Effective Cybersecurity Policy, by Namrata Sharma (rn 17/11/2021)

Promotion Of Digital Literacy Inevitable, by Narayan Parsad Ghimire (rn 13/11/2021)

Creating a foundation for Nepal’s digital economy: Huawei’s Initiative, by William Zhang (rep 11/11/2021)

Nepalis are avid internet users but lag in e-commerce : The online marketplace has not been able to gain the trust of consumers, but international brands can help reduce the trust constraint, report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/11/2021)

Optical Fibre Installation Covers 1,013 Kms (rn 01/11/2021)

Telecom regulator invites firms to submit plan for implementing 5G connectivity : The study will find out how 5G will impact social, economic and technological growth and help digital transformation, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/10/2021)

NT starts offering services via optical fiber link in Solukhumbu (kh 30/10/2021)

Online application for driving license closed in four days (rep 29/10/2021)

Nepalis pay more for internet than other South Asians, report says : A Nepali spends 2.6 percent of their gross annual income on internet while it costs less than one percent in India and Pakistan, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/10/2021) [Nowadays, affordable internet access is one of the basic rights of the people in Nepal and must be guaranteed by the state!]

Thulung Dudhkoshi launches online service (kh 25/10/2021)

Information Technology In Time Of Pandemic, by Kishor Basyal (rn 21/10/2021)

Internet users getting angrier over bad serviceAccording to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, the number of complaints in the last fiscal year rose almost fourfold compared to previous year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/10/2021)

Ride-hailing apps make taxi drivers and passengers happy : People can request a taxi to come to their doorstep and they do not have to bargain over the fare. These apps have shaken up the traditional commuting system, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/10/2021)

NEA starts removing internet cables from utility poles (rep 03/10/2021), NTA urges NEA to resolve issue regarding rent hike of utility poles through dialogue (rep 03/10/2021), Internet Service In Many Areas Across Country Affected Following NEA’s Move (rn 03/10/2010)

Start dual degrees of Law and IT: To strengthen the justice system, by Madhusudan Adhikari (ht 30/09/2021)

Attention drawn towards increasing internet price (kh 22/09/2021), Internet ills : The internet is here to stay, and thus we need to redress the problems systematically (kp 22/09/2021)

Internet connectivity changes lifestyle of folks of Upper Mustang (kh 20/09/2021)

ISP companies to increase internet prices (rep 17/09/2021)

All 85 Local Levels In Gandaki Connected With NT 4G Service  (rn 16/09/2021)

Surkhet DAO directs ISPs, cable TV service providers to remove unmanaged cables (rep 15/09/2021)

New directive for uniformity in govt office websites (ht 13/09/2021)

Internet penetration 102pc: NTA (ht 13/09/2021)

Bridging the gap : The dominance of the internet has manifested itself in all facets of our lives (kp 08/09/2021)

Govt websites to maintain privacy standards as per new directive (kh 02/09/2021)

Optical fibers laid on 1,006 km length (kh 31/08/2021)

Time To Promote Digital Governance, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 30/08/2021)

Sleepwalking into a digital world : As it struggles to contain the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nepal also faces an uphill battle with technology regulation, by Rubin Ghimire (rec 27/08/2021)

Digital divide mars quality of care : Going digital does not mean only enhancing public access to social media platforms, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 23/08/2021)

Telecom authority to issue guideline for wireless routers : The regulator says low quality equipment could affect the quality of internet connections, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/08/2021)

Cyber Intelligence for National Security, by GP Acharya (rep 13/08/2021)

Digitization and Data Privacy in Nepal, by Suman Siwakoti (rep 08/08/2021)

Optical Fiber Backbone Project: Fiber Laid Around 1,600 Kilometers, by Samundra Ghimire (rn 03/08/2021), Poor performance : It is in the interest of the state to complete the project as early as possible by assigning the work to new companies (ht 05/08/2021)

663 local levels get broadband internet service (kh 02/08/2021)

91 percent population has access to internet service (kh 29/07/2021)

5G trial held up due to delay in spectrum allotment : Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee cannot provide spectrum approval until a new communications minister is appointed, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/07/2021)

Making digital transformation work : We need to change our mindset first. The technology will follow, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/07/2021)

Nagarik App Directive to make govt service effective (kh 08/07/2021)

As internet becomes more essential, complaints of poor service increase : Service providers blame consumers and infrastructure issues like poles for cables but advocacy groups say the onus lies on the sellers not the buyers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/07/2021)

Government approves Citizen App Directive (ht 05/07/2021)

Nepal moves up in global cybersecurity ranking : The country was placed 94th in the Global Cybersecurity Index, showing that its commitment to cybersecurity has increased, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/07/2021)

87.19 % population has access to internet (kh 26/05/2021)

Housebound Nepalis buy mobile phones and laptops in record numbers : 6.35 million phones imported between mid-July 2020 and mid-May 2021, up from 3.95 million in same period last fiscal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/05/2021)

Eight quake-affected districts to be connected with high-speed internet (kh 25/05/2021)

Nagarik App amasses over 600,000 downloads in four months (kh 17/05/2021)

Government releases full version of Nagarik App (ht 03/05/2021)

Safeguarding Privacy In The Digital World, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 01/05/2021)

Nepal needs an ICT census : The survey will provide facts and figures to help manage education during crises, by Sagun Shrestha (kp 11/04/2021)

Nepali state, organizations remain highly vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Nishan Khariwada (ae 08/04/2021)

Nepal Telecom likely to begin 5G trials by mid-July (kp 04/04/2021)

Free broadband internet reaches 5,225 schools (ht 29/03/2021)

Broadband internet users up by 10 percentage points in one year : Nepalis went online en masse after being forced to stay indoors due to the pandemic, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/03/2021)

NTA’s Broadband Internet Connected To 75 Per Cent Of Target Areas (rn 24/03/2021)

Free internet in Shey-Phoksundo (kh 22/03/2021)

NT preparing to increase FTTH internet speed (ht 20/03/2021)

Govt preparing to begin 5G test from four cities : Consumers in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, and Birgunj to enjoy service for free during trial phase (ht 18/03/2021)

Staying safe on the web : Schools and universities must raise awareness about cyber security and healthy internet use (kp 12/03/2021)

83 percent population has internet access (rep 09/03/2021)

Nepal plans 5G mobile internet roll-out by mid-July : Fifth generation wireless mobile networks will be set up in four cities under a pilot project by the end of this fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/03/2021)

Govt planning to reduce internet charge (ht 01/03/2021), Way to digital Nepal : Inexpensive internet facilities will become all the more necessary in the future as the government is implementing the Digital Nepal Framework (ht 02/03/2021)

Internet of things : Ecosystem of business, by Roshan Pandey and Samriddha Pyakurel (ht 01/03/2021)

Free internet service under RTDF reaches 31 districts across Nepal (ht 01/02/2021)

WorldLink to set up data centres in 14 towns (ht 29/01/2021)

Cash fine of up to Rs 200,000 proposed for misconduct by online business operators (rep 03/01/2021)

Broadband Internet Connected In 512 Of 753 Local Units (rn 29/12/2020)

Go digital : The government must digitise its services to ensure public safety and also to be future ready (kp 25/11/2020)

Internet access in Nepal crosses 22m (ht 20/11/2020)

Pospects Of Software Industry Amid COVID-19, by Kristina Shikhrakar (rn 07/11/2020)

Metropolitan traffic office transitions to digital : Around 2,500 service seekers have availed of online  services in the past one month, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/10/2020)

Nepal Telecom launches GSM service in Taksindu, the trekking route to Namche (rep 22/10/2020)

Government prioritises e-procurement but most bidding still done manually, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/10/2020)

Laptops fly off the shelves as classes move online : With new shipments of computers not arriving quickly enough from China, potential buyers will have to wait, wholesalers and retailers said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/09/2020)

The future of the classroom is online : The government must  support universities as  they move to embrace  virtual classrooms, by Achyut Wagle (kp 15/09/2020)

Nepalis pay Rs 104.53 for 1GB mobile data use: Report (rep 15/09/2020)

Internet subscribers up but speed remains a problem : Consumer rights activists say speed of internet is not as service providers had advertised and the telecom authority should be more vigilant, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/09/2020)

The digital delight : How Covid-19 lockdown triggered a positive change in Nepal’s e-governance system and digital economy, by Shristi Kafle (rep 12/09/2020)

Mapping Net Coverage, by Kundan Aryal (rn 11/09/2020)

Why has internet become sluggish in Nepal? (kh 06/09/2020)

New cyber security law requires firms  to use information sharing platform : The purpose of the platform is to establish a cyber security community to detect and prevent cyber attacks, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/09/2020)

Internet access is a human right : Affordability, accessibility and availability must be ensured to build a digital Nepal, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (kp 23/08/2020)

How do digital freelancers fare in Nepal? While a majority of people are only just getting used to working online, a small segment of the Nepali workforce has already had ample time to understand, experience and embrace digital workspaces, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 11/08/2020)

Hopeful internet firms need to have minimum capital of Rs 40 million: Nepal Telecommunications Authority rolls out new internet service operation bylaw, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/07/2020)

Security Concerns In Digital Transaction, by Rudra Prasad Adhikari (rn 14/07/2020)

Telecom service providers directed to limit number of SIM cards issued per person: Minors are limited to one card and need to get their parents to provide a proof of relationship document, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/07/2020)

Internet usage surges 35 per cent during lockdown (ht 09/07/2020)

Broadband internet extended to remote areas in 41 districts: Officials say project will be completed in the remaining districts once the lockdown is lifted, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/07/2020)

Telecom Authority directs ISPs to make provisions for customers to monitor internet connection: The number of complaints regarding slow internet spiked during the lockdown, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/06/2020)

Digital divide too wide for online classes to succeed in Nepal: The government has proposed online teaching-learning, but a majority of the schools and students in the country do not have computers, much less the internet, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/05/2020)

As popularity of virtual meetings soar, concerns over abuse and harassment come to surface: Law enforcement officials say it is difficult to track down and punish people ‘bombing’ online meetings as they don’t leave behind evidence, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 27/05/2020)

Growing Digital Platforms and the Need for Regulatory Framework, by Ashmita Gautam (kh 22/05/2020)

Speed test puts Nepal in 118th spot globally in fixed broadband in April: The average mobile broadband speed showed an improvement with the country moving up five places, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/05/2020)

Bridging The Digital Divide, by Kundan Aryal (ht 08/05/2020)

Cyber risk increases along with rising trend of webinars, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/05/2020)

Govt to use Zoom software for online meetings (ht 06/05/2020)

Is online teaching really worth it? School administrators coercing students to adapt technologies of learning better learn what the digital divide means, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 04/05/2020), Can we embrace tech education during lockdown?, by Raghab Sharma (kh 04/05/2020)

E-Governance Can Be Game Changer For Nepal, by Sunil KC (rn 23/04/2020)

Cyber Security and Internet Governance in Nepal, by Manish Jung Pulami (kh 22/04/2020)

Authority directs internet companies not to disconnect users for non-payment: Service providers say they need government help as their costs have increased while little money is coming in, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/04/2020)

Digital democracy: We need greater scrutiny during crises (kp 15/04/2020)

Internet slows as Kathmandu residents grounded by the lockdown turn to the web en masse: The number of video content engagements including YouTube, Facebook video and TikTok has surged, said service providers, by Krihana Prasain (kp 03/04/2020)

ISPs say can't provide 25% off on Internet service sans subsidy (rep 31/03/2020)

Internet bandwidth increases by 25% amid lockdown (rep 29/03/2020)

Covid-19 and the shift to remote working: With the spread of the coronavirus, many offices in Kathmandu too have started work-from-home provisions. But how productive is this new working culture?, by Shashwat Pant (kp 22/03/2020)

Internet use jumps with more office workers working from home: The Nepal Telecommunications Authority is ready to enhance bandwidth as required, officials said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/03/2020)

Lagging in digitalization: Government has time and again failed to understand the need to go digital in all the sectors and put the effort in developing regulations to monitor the digital platforms, by Prayash Raj Koirala (rep 12/03/2020)

NTA launches apps to test call quality, Internet speed (rep 04/03/2020)

What you need to know about ethical hackers in Nepal: The country’s cyber security is not the strongest. And with everything going digital—from national identity cards to driving licenses—if we are not too careful, we could invite in a lot of risks, by Shashwat Pant (kp 03/03/2020)

Nepal placed 127th among 140 countries for internet speed: Mobile broadband download speed was recorded at 12.43 mbps against the global average of 31.95 mbps, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/02/2020)

Daami Music: A Nepali song streaming mobile app is the new flavour of the season: The app has nearly 12,000 active daily listeners and more than 1,000 new subscribers are being added every month, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/01/2020)

Social Welfare Council upgrading its system to become paperless: The new system will start offering online services by the end of the current fiscal year, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/01/2020)

Govt to provide service via mobile app (ht 06/01/2020)

Plans afoot to improve govt mobile app (ht 28/12/2019)

NTA, NT ink pact to lay optical fibre in Karnali, Sudurpaschim (ht 06/12/2019)

Quality of mobile video experience in Nepal still way down: Nepal ranks 86th among 100 countries for mobile video quality in Opensignal report, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/12/2019)

Slow internet affects government services in Jumla, locals say: The district’s land revenue office has been carrying out operations online for the past two months, by LP Devkot (kp 02/12/2019)

Labour office turns to technology in a bid to provide hassle-free services to migrant workers: After online application, the remaining process of getting work permits goes online to ease services for aspiring migrant workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 25/11/2019)

Free internet for public schools, offices (ht 24/11/2019)

Government issues new directive for cyber security (ht 23/11/2019)

What does cloud-based gaming mean for Nepali players? Even as internet speeds keep growing, data caps and latency will remain an issue even if Nepalis manage to get a subscription internationally, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 19/11/2019)

Bringing Silicon Valley to Kathmandu Valley: Artificial Intelligence is here, better get used to it, by Sonia Awale (nt 15/11/2019)

MoCIT to enhance cyber security of govt bodies (ht 05/11/2019)

Cybersecurity: A strategic imperative for Nepal: Digital advancements are proceeding in the absence of a holistic and integrated approach to managing cybersecurity threats, by Narayan Koirala (kp 18/10/2019)

Online system fails to deliver quick service (ht 16/10/2019)

Nepal has a lot of catching up to do in terms of digital technology: We need to do a lot of brainstorming in order to formulate policies that help develop our economy—especially when it comes to innovation and technology (kp 14/10/23019)

Nepal Telecom launches 4G services in 32 major cities: The company is offering a slew of attractive internet packages as well (kp 03/10/2019)

Wi-Fi service to be provided at trekking, pilgrimage destinations: Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp are among the destinations to get Wi-Fi service, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 01/10/2019)

NT’s 4G expansion to gather momentum (ht 01/10/2019)

How safe is your data? To start the culture of protecting data, Nepali consumers have to demand accountability and transparency from the organizations which collect their data, by Pratigya Bhattarai (kp 26/09/2019)

Nepal among countries with slowest mobile internet: The country's mobile internet speed was clocked in at 10.78 Mbps against the global average of 28.02 Mbps, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/09/2019)

Telecom regulator calls on schools to sign up for ambitious IT lab project: The IT lab project has been initiated to reduce the digital divide between students at public and private institutions, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/09/2019)

NRB to make BFIs spend certain share of profit on IT security (ht 20/09/2019)

Look smart, DoTM: Whatever the reason, having service-seekers wait for years for a smart driving license is simply frustrating (ht 19/09/2019)

Hackonomics: What is attracting hackers to Nepal?, by Bimal Pratap Shah and Vivek S Rana (rep 17/09/2019)

Local units in Hetauda yet to incorporate online registration system: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration had introduced the online registration system five years ago, by Subash Bidari (kp 16/09/2019)

Digital revolution required: People should refuse to spend the entire day waiting in a queue in a government office, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 15/09/2019)

Security printing in limbo after ID cards, passports and notes put up for global tender: A senior Nepal Rastra Bank official says they are in the final stages of calling for global bids to print and supply banknotes for the next three years, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2019)

Government to launch mobile app to deliver services digitally: IT experts say use of mobile SIM card registration data for applicant identification problematic; raise concern over cyber threat and misuse of digital information by the state, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/05/2019)

Breaking the barriers : No matter how much we glorify role of ICT in improving education, it cannot happen without larger participation of teachers, by Hitesh Karki (rep 01/09/2019)

NT to complete 4G expansion work by mid-February (ht 31/08/2019)

Optical fibre laying work to resume by mid-September: 32 districts will be connected with high-speed optical fibre to allow fast data transfers and voice and video calls, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/08/2019)

Software to be upgraded for more effective monitoring: So far, 29,000 cooperatives have linked up to the online financial reporting system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/08/2019)

Government implements national strategy for e-commerce sector: The online marketplace is growing steadily despite a late start, but there are no laws to regulate them, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/08/2019)

Online bidding remains suspended for two weeks due to software upgradation works: Upgraded software to help determine bid capacity of contractors and suppliers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/08/2019)

Nepal invites France and Germany to make final pitch for multi-million dollar security printing facility: Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei and Paris-based IN Groupe , both state-owned entities, will be submitting their final proposals on August 7, by Anil Giri (kp 05/08/2019)

Toward Society 5.0, by Ved P. Kafle (rep 05/08/2019)

Telecom regulator wants to equip 930 public high schools with IT labs in six months: To achieve the goal, the contractor has to install and commission the laboratory at 39 high schools every week, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/08/2019)

Data collection and privacy issues: We need to start talking about who is gathering our personal information and how they are using it, by Jagat Bahadur Kunwar (kp 02/08/2019)

Nepal’s IT sector under big risk, by Suman Dahal rep 02/08/2019)

Service providers withdraw 13% TSC levied on internet users, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 27/07/2019)

Number of 4G users soars by 125 pc (ht 23/07/2019)

Internet prices likely to go up from mid-July, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 16/07/2019), Internet access to become costlier due to addition of service charge: Service providers will be adding 13 percent to the bill as telecommunication service charge from Wednesday, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/07/2019)

Digital development and e-commerce in Nepal: Even with the government’s adoption of an e-commerce strategy, there is a lot more to do to expand the digital market, by Madhu K. Marasini (kp 15/07/2019)

NTA to set up IT labs in 1,000 public schools: Each lab will have computers, printer, surveillance system, UPS system, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 15/07/2019)

Half of population uses mobile phones to access the internet: The  growth in mobile internet users has been attributed to exponential growth in users from the rural areas as more people are using social media platforms, report says, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/07/2019)

13pc hike in internet fees from July 17: ISPs; Price of the cheapest package to go up by at least Rs 100 (ht 11/07/2019)

Nepali apps you should try: Here are a few apps that offer more than supplementary services, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 09/07/2019)

Issues On Smart Cities, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 06/07/2019)

Transparency in governance, through cyberocracy: Nepal’s bureaucracy has not kept pace with the radical political change the country has gone through, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 05/07/2019)

Broadband to be accessible in rural areas within a year: NTA (ht 28/06/2019)

What does Huawei ban mean for Nepali users? While Huawei Nepal says its phones, as of now, fully support Google services and Android updates, the future remains uncertain, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 25/06/2019)

Perks of going cashless: It will be difficult for Nepal to become a cashless economy but it should make an effort, by Biranchi Poudyal (rep 20/06/2019)

Internet prices likely to go up from mid-July, by Zenith Shah (rep 19/06/2019)

Internet providers say they will not hike data costs if service charge is dropped: Nepal remains among countries with the most expensive internet, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 15/06/2019)

With government services and data going digital, proper cybersecurity is more essential than ever: Government agencies and private companies both need to focus more on securing their data, say security professionals, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 11/06/2019)

Internet service providers say data charges will go up from next fiscal: The average monthly cost of an internet connection will jump from Rs1,400 to Rs1,680 from July 17 (kp 05/06/2019)

Telecom Authority to set up IT centres in 124 remote villages, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/06/2019)

Public vehicles to issue 'electronic paying card': Town planners, however, call the plan ‘too ambitious’, considering  the government’s track record of unkept promises, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/06/2019)

Breaking the glass ceiling: The participation of women in Nepal’s info-tech sector is still very low but the future holds promise, by Asmod Karki (kp 01/06/2019)

Google decision to hit Nepali Huawei customers (ht 21/05/2019)

PM inaugurates work on information highway (rep 21/05/2019)

Digital banking in Nepal: Focus on infrastructure, security, by Amish Dhungel and Dwaipayan Regmi (ht 20/05/2019)

Internet service providers slam NEA’s proposed hike in rental charges, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/05/2019)

Why aren’t there more women in IT? Nepal is part of a global trend in technology—there are vastly fewer women in tech than men, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 14/05/2019)

National ID cards find no use (rep 12/05/2019)

Online trading system full of flaws, taskforce report finds, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/05/2019)

Online system further delays work of land revenue office, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 09/05/2019)

On the register: Nepal will soon be implementing an Equipment Identity Register for all mobile devices in the country. But what does that actually entail?, by Bivek Khatiwada (kp 07/05/2019)

Blackout of  government sites exposes cybersecurity lapses in country: But government officials downplay the incident saying it’s ‘part and parcel’ of Nepal’s evolving cybersecurity process, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 06/05/2019)

Keeping time the Nepali way: Hamro Patro started out as a Nepali calendar app in 2010, but nine years and over 5 million downloads later, its founder has turned Hamro Patro into a digital conglomerate, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 06/05/2019)

Sensitivity for security: Nepal needs to understand the gravity of security threat emanating from its inability to control cyber crime, by Thaneshwor Chalise (rep 04/05/2019)

Can the internet be policed? Even as the government attempts to stifle freedom of expression online, it continues to display a fundamental lack of understanding about the internet, by Prajesh SJB Rana (kp 30/04/2019)

Nepali mobile app developers reshaping digital landscape, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/04/2019)

Prioritise intellectual property rights: Copyright laws need to be updated to keep up with technological advancements, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 26/04/2019)

Advancing the frontiers of  knowledge: What’s so super about supercomputers and why does Nepal need them anyway?, by Abha Eli Phoboo (kp 26/04/2019)

As server goes down, hundreds deprived of getting their work done at transport office: The problem has occurred four times in the past four months, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/04/2019)

Regulate pay apps: The authorities should have the Chinese mobile payment systems register in Nepal so as to regulate them, just like the credit card providers (ht 18/04/2019), Chinese payment platforms are illegal, but officials say they can’t control them: Majority of the Chinese-run businesses use popular Chinese digital wallets to sell goods and services, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 19/04/2019)

27 youth entrepreneurs set up notebook factory investing Rs 150 million, by Mohammad Habib (rep 16/04/2019)

Report exposes government bodies’ cybersecurity flaws: In response to Auditor General’s report, officials blame a lack of budget, which they say hinders work and puts data security at risk, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 15/04/2019), All in one place: Data centres are indispensable but yet an unrecognised part of national infrastructure (kp 16/04/2019)

Minister Baskota launches FTTH service in Janakpur (ht 14/04/2019)

Illiteracy, old policies hurdles for ‘Digital Nepal’ (ht 08/04/2019)

IT potential: Make use of idle talent, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 26/03/2019)

WorldLink to provide free WiFi hotspots across Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/03/2019)

Government to introduce e-commerce regulations, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/08/2019)

Data security concerns over national identity card project:Nepal government’s attempt to push  the digitised national identification cards  without proper security checks could  put citizens’ information at risk, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 03/03/2019)

Blockchain in real estate: A radical revolution, by Biranchi Poudyal (ht 28/02/2019)

‘ITB curtails fundamental rights of  people’ (ht 26/02/2019)

Not left behind: ICT development must reach all members of society, by Ritika Singh and Sushma Giri (kp 24/02/2019)

Has national ID card project put Rs 7.5bn at stake? MPs fear it will be just another card to occupy space in wallet; Seek govt clarification before spending billions on the project, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 22/02/2019)

New IT Bill could kill innovation in Nepal, experts warn:s Critics of the government’s Informational Technology Bill say it will add more red tape for internet companies, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 21/02/2019)

It’s about time that the country broke ground in the IT field (kp 19/02/2019)

Bajura municipality goes paperless by installing internet in all its ward offices, by Krishna Oli (rep 17/02/2019)

With a new IT bill, state draws battle lines against free speech: In attempting to regulate social media platforms, Oli administration violates the freedom of speech and opinion guaranteed under the constitution, experts say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 16/02/2019)

Nepal finally gets its first supercomputer, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/02/2019)

In the grey: The government’s decision to impose an additional five percent excise duty on smartphones is fuelling a grey market in imports, by Johnson Shrestha (kp 12/02/2019)

Creating smart schools: No nation has progressed fast in terms of technology adoption when its school going children are not fully integrated to technological developments, by Hitesh Karki (rep 12/02/2019)

Lack of technical staff delays online land registration process, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 07/02/2019)

No progress in RTDF-funded optical fiber projects (rep 05/02/2019)

Two Chinese firms roped in for 4G LTE expansion project (kp 04/02/2019)

Connect IPS: Payments made easier: A new digital platform allows online transactions, including government tax  payments, without the use of an intermediary parking platform, by Bhivek Khatiwada (kp 29/01/2019)

NTA drafts guidelines for free public wi-fi service (ht 26/01/2019)

Adopting Tech and Trade Diplomacy, by GP Acharya (rn 23/01/2019)

Technology on wheels: Mobile ICT labs can help address several gaps in Nepal’s efforts to promote ICT education, by Sagun Shrestha (kp 22/01/2019)

Catching the bullet train The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings both opportunities and challenges, by Mina Aryal (kp 22/01/2019)

ISPs threaten to hike charges: Cite the 500pc hike in fee for use of NEA’s electricity poles (ht 20/01/2019)

Enter the project bank: Province 3 has launched a software-based database containing details of all projects, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 02/01/2019)

Wiring change: Analog challenges cripple government’s ambitious ‘Digital Nepal’ vision, by Kshitiz Khanal (kp 31/12/2018)

Framework of digital Nepal within a month: Minister Banskota (kp 30/12/2018)

Country's first supercomputer installed at IT Park, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 30/12/2018)

Taking ctrl: For a secure and functioning Digital Nepal, the government should engage local programmers, by Prakash Paudel (kp 18/12/2018)

Six-day national conference of network operators concludes (rep 15/12/2018)

KMC launches Smart Urban Technology Challenge 2018, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/12/2018)

Bright And Dark Facets Of The Internet, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 05/12/2018)

Use hi-tech to manage disasters: PM (kp 04/12/2018) [??], A long way to go: Before achieving ‘Digital Nepal’, the state must invest in ICT education throughout the country, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 04/12/2018) [!!]

Striking a balance: NID’s intentions may seem benign, but potential data misuse cannot be overlooked (kp 22/11/2018)

‘DIGITAL NEPAL’ dream can be achieved only by expansion, improvement of telecom services, interview with Gokul Prasad Baskota, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ht 13/11/2018)

ICT in education: If teachers can use social media sites, they can use educational web applications too, by Sagun Shrestha (kp 07/11/2018)

MoHa to allow access to citizenship data (ht 05/11/2018)

Global tender call for e-passport from next year: Nepal could issue e-passports in 18 months, by Anil Giri (kp 03/11/2018)

Home Ministry starts printing national ID, by Anil Giri (kp 02/11/2018)

Digital defence: Going digital is a necessity, but privacy and security concerns must be addressed (kp 01/11/2018)

Move towards paperless governance: The new set-up will require civil servants to use official email for correspondence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/10/2018)

A city awakening: Behind the thin dust, Janakpur is a melting pot of opportunity in Nepal, by Ravi Kumar (kp 28/10/2018)

Digital leapfrogging: Can Nepal achieve it?, by Prashant Koirala (ht 24/10/2018)

PMO to monitor monthly progress of ministries, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 13/10/2018)

NTA closes 21,000 porn websites (kp 12/10/2018)

Digital 2020: Nepal’s digital economy will grow exponentially atop a robust digital payments layer, by Biswas Dhakal (kp 11/10/2018)

Bank on data: Nepal is standing at a critical juncture of political and economic change that presents new opportunities to collect, open, and act on data, by Deepak Singhania and Thomas van den Aarssen (rep 03/10/2018)

As hackers get better of government sites, officials say full safety infeasible (kp 01/10/2018)

Towards a digital Nepal: The government should make strengthening national broadband the prime objective, by Ashma Dixit (kp 30/09/2018)

India for satellite-based navigation in SAARC (kp 25/09/2018)

Why computer education fails: We still continue to follow the same course built on foundational course designed by “experts” at the time when computers were a novelty, by Hitesh Karki (rep 22/09/2018)

Govt to block access to porn sites (ht 22/09/2018), Govt bans pornographic contents on internet (rep 23/09/2018), Government bans raunchy content, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/09/2018), Does porn abet rape? Blocking pornographic contents doesn’t decrease people’s predisposition to sexual violence, sexual urge or natural curiosity about sex, by Ujjwal Acharya (rep 26/09/2018)

Keeping Bad Side Of Internet At Bay, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 14/09/2018)

Well connected: An advanced digital network and sustainable transport will change the society for the better, by Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 13/09/2018)

Foreign jobs data system and phone app launched (kp 11/09/2018)

NEPSE fails to start online trading (ht 10/09/2018), Hitch delays launch of online trading system (kp 11/09/2018)

Phone app for local governments (kp 05/09/2018), Mobile app launched for local levels to disseminate info (ht 09/09/2018)

Pokhara to have free Wi-Fi spots at 10 public places (rep 05/09/2018)

Government all set to launch digital platform: GoN Citizen App to give citizens access to state services at all levels (kp 04/09/2018)

Internet in Nepal: Making it affordable, by Bikram Shrestha (ht 04/09/2018)

Government agencies increases digital presence (kp 03/09/2018)

KMC mayor inaugurates free Wi-Fi service in Pashupati area (ht 03/09/2018)

Know your stuff: Knowledge management is key for organisational effectiveness in the public sector, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp 19/08/2018)

Access and the internet: Clearing up four misconceptions about digital connectivity in Nepal, by Shailesh B, Pandey (kp 15/08/2018)

Microsoft imagine cup 2018: Nepali app developers win Microsoft award, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/08/2018)

Govt withdraws internet tariff hike for home users (kp 27/07/2018), Internet service users get relief from 13% TSC (rep 27/07/2018)

First digital Cabinet meet begins today: The move follows PM Oli’s warning on May 30 to dismiss any minister who does not know how to operate a laptop (kp 26/07/2018)

Digital payments: To prevent illicit activities, better regulation of digital payments is a must, but citizens’ privacy should be protected (ht 26/07/2018)

Twitter handle for government offices soon (kp 25/07/2018)

Govt moves against own promise of affordable internet, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 18/07/2018), Surging internet cost to affect National Broadband Policy target, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 18/07/2018), ISPs not allowed to hike Internet charges: MoIC (rep 19/07/2018), 'TSC on internet to make up for declining voice call revenue' (rep 21/07/2018)

Int'l cyber security conference on July 27-28 (rep 11/07/2018)

Internet, voice calls to become dearer: Internet fee likely to be raised by almost 14pc, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 09/07/2018)

PMO to soon go paperless, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/07/2018)

Digitizing governance: The government must develop policies and programs to enhance investment in ICT to materialize e-governance vision, by Khem Raj Neupane (rep 05/07/2018)

Need of ICT in health, education stressed (ht 26/06/2018)

Collection of details for National ID card begins, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 23/06/2018)

Internet subscription fee likely to rise, by Umesh Poudel (ht 21/06/2018)

MIT launches global startup labs in Nepal (kp 18/06/2018)

CHN named among top 10 world startups (kp 12/06/2018)

International ICT Conference to be held in mid-June (rep 12/06/2018)

Teaching with technology: Many teachers who are currently teaching computer in public schools grew up in an era when computers were virtually non-existent, by Hitesh Karki (rep 27/05/2018)

KTM to host Global Cyber Security Summit in July (kp 22/05/2018)

Registration of IP to go digital: Govt; Weak IP laws have led to  a large number of  counterfeit products being sold on the market  without legal hurdles (kp 05/05/2018)

Closing the gap Just having access to the internet is not enough to overcome the digital divide, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 30/04/2018)

After Kyirong, NT plans to bring Chinese internet via Tatopani (ht 26/04/2018)

Optical fibre laying process likely to face delays, by Umesh Poudel (ht 25/04/2018)

‘Heritage sites, parks will have free Wi-Fi shortly’: Bouddha, Swayambhu, Baisdhara, Pashupati, Basantapur and Sankha Park to get high speed routers (kp 04/04/2018)

MC to set up free Wi-Fi zones (ht 02/04/2018)

New cellphone app to update city air quality (kp 30/03/2018)

3 hill districts of Province 1 to get internet access soon, by Ananda Gautam and Dipendra Shakya (kp 25/03/2018)

Digital democracy: Good governance can be enhanced through utilisation of novel technological solutions (kp 23/03/2018)

NVC orders action against officials over ‘faulty’ app (kp 04/03/2018)

The future is here: Nepal urgently needs to prepare to strengthen its e-commerce and digital trade sector, by Pragati Koirala (kp 16/02/2018)

Robust e-payment system must for e-commerce to flourish (ht 11/02/2018), Espouse e-economy: Prioritise ICT as one of the growing industries in the country and implement policies accordingly, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 11/02/2018)

CAN Info-Tech kicks off, by Naresh Neupane (kp 26/01/2018), CAN Info-Tech continues to draw large crowds (kp 27/01/2018), CAN Info-Tech attracts youths in droves, by Kushal Basnet (rep 28/01/2018), Carving out a niche at CAN Info-tech 2018, by Naresh Neupane (kp 31/01/2018)

KMC launches free Wi-Fi zones, CCTV surveillance at ward 10 (kp 25/01/2018)

Online recording of personal events picking up, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/01/2018)

‘Nepal added over 250 internet users per hour’, by Naresh Neupane (ht 20/01/2018)

Online system adopted for driving licence (ht 19/01/2018)

Rural municipality goes digital, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 15/01/2018)

Invisible thieves: Recent cyber-attacks have shown that Nepali banks need to keep up with technology, by Haribol Acharya (kp 11/01/2018)

Chinese internet from tomorrow: Monopoly of India in bandwidth supply to end; competition amonmg service providers expected to inttensify, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 11/01/2018), Nepal ends India’s internet monopoly with Chinese link (kp 13/01/2018), Nepal-China optical fibre link operationalised (ht 13/01/2018)

‘Singha Durbar’ mobile application launched (kp 01/01/2018)

Think before you click: Nepal should exercise security measures to safeguard digital intrusions because anyone is susceptible to crypto-jacking, by Biranchi Paudyal (kp 31/12/2017)

CAN Info Tech set to kick off on Jan 28 , by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 15/12/2017)

Launch into cyberspace: Access to the internet will make NGOs in Nepal more reliable, faster and efficient, by Samaya Lama (kp 03/12/2017)

Cyber threat corners banks: Use of pirated software is quite rampant in financial  institutions in Nepal. This has prevented them from installing new patches to upgrade the software, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 01/12/2017)

Linking all with all: By 2020 over 20 billion devices will connect to the internet and every person on the planet will connect to at least four devices, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 05/11/2017)

19 govt sites breached in latest cyberattack (kp 04/11/2017)

NT claims Mid-Hill optical fibre project will meet set deadline, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/10/2017)

Technology ain’t enough: Teachers considered teaching computers an additional burden and expected to be paid ‘extra’ for it, by Hitesh Karki (rep 14/10/2017)

Four ISPs express interest to deliver free internet (ht 10/10/2017)

Internet penetration at 61pc of population: More than 6,581 new users are connected to the internet every day in Nepal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 05/10/2017)

The next big thing: Nepal should capitalise on the growing prominence of e-commerce to fuel inclusive growth, by Barsha Dharel Dixit (kp 27/09/2017)

Connect every ward with free internet in a year: House panel (ht 26/09/2017)

CAN Commtech 2017 kicks off, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 15/09/2017)

Internet connection thru China in testing phase, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 11/09/2017), Test transmission of Chinese internet bandwidth under way (ht 14/09/2017)

On ‘computerized’ schools: The two schools in Sindhupalchowk district that I recently visited both had good computer labs. But the computers were all covered in dust, by Hitesh Karki (rep 06/09/2017)

Free internet in Valley’s public places by year-end: Singha Durbar, Media Village, Padma Kanya Campus to benefit in the first phase, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 26/08/2017)

CAN CommTech 2017 to begin from Sept 14, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 23/08/2017)

Internet forum stresses wider collaboration (kp 20/08/2017)

It's all about IT: Nepali software companies write algorithms for self-driving cars and analysed data for French President Macron’s elections campaign, but they could do much more, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 18/08/2017)

Harmful indulgence, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 06/08/2017)

58 govt websites ‘hacked to test vulnerability’: Purported hackers say ‘done in three minutes’; 3-member committee to look into the matter, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/07/2017), Government websites face pre-launch tests: Three-member committee formed to probe hacking of websites is scheduled to submit its report to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Sunday , by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/07/2017), Defending digital frontierNepal must catch up to overcome vulnerability to the escalating threats of cyber-attacks (kp 28/07/2017)

Nepal to receive Chinese internet bandwidth from Aug (ht 25/07/2017)

Heil Machine Age: The mindset of the current government leadership needs to be broadened to think in terms of the Internet of Things, by Manish Pokharel and Pratap Shah (rep 19/07/2017)

An assistant in your pocket: Three great apps worth having  on your smartphone, by Bivek Khatiwada (kp 18/07/2017)

Nepalis’ online shopping dream turning real soon: This service is expected to revolutionise the e-commerce business in Nepal, as it will allow millions of electronic cardholders to purchase goods from Nepal-based online stores and even open online stores, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 18/07/2017)

Stalled for years, IT Park finally comes to life, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 18/07/2017)

Online registration of personal events going up (kp 09/07/2017)

Nepal to be connected with Chinese internet in August, by Ashim Neupane (rep 02/07/2017)

Ncell expands 4G service to western cities: Now fast mobile broadband available in Pokhara and Damauli (ht 01/07/2017)

NTA gears up to roll out mechanism to check internet speed of ISPs (ht 30/06/2017)

Nepal ‘safe’ from lethal ransomware attack (kp 29/06/2017)

At your fingertips: Nepali apps you need on your phone, by Anuj Bhandari (kp 27/06/2017)

NT launches Internet service for bus passengers (rep 27/06/2017)

Tepid growth in 4G service subscription (ht 24/06/2017)

Nepal needs to wait longer to use Chinese bandwidth, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/06/2017)

Quake-hit districts to get broadband internet: The initiative taken by NTA to connect earthquake impacted districts with high-speed internet is in line with directive set by the government last year (kp 18/06/2017)

Internet service reaches 58 percent of Nepalis, by Sanjeev Giri  (kp 17/06/2017)

WorldLink, Mercantile submit proposal to NTA (ht 17/06/2017)

Broadband internet service across Nepal ‘in two years’ (kp 11/06/2017)

ICT Day May 2 made official: The celebration of ICT Day would be expanded nationwide with new programmes (kp 06/06/2017)

NTA to introduce 15 broadband projects targeting 61 districts (ht 22/05/2017)

Three ISPs get 15 days to furnish details to NTA (ht 17/05/2017)

Nepal clueless about how to benefit from India’s South Asia Satellite (ht 12/05/2017)

Internet voting: Viva la revolución: In the age of internet, rather than voting every five years at a polling booth, we could vote directly, issue-by-issue, using our smartphones, by  Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 10/05/2017)

One in two Nepalis use internet: NTA report (kp 09/05/0217)

Bandwidth supply from China delayed (kp 08/05/2017)

4G subscribers rue slow data speed (rep 29/04/2017)

Nepalis in no hurry to upgrade to 4G service (kp 27/04/2017)

11 hill districts to be connected via optical fibre this year: NT (kp 26/04/2017)

Bleak future: We have not been able to adopt specific policies to move towards information technology rich society, by Hitesh Karki (rep 15/04/2017)

NT’s optical fibre project likely to face delays (ht 07/04/2017)

Tap and tour: Bhuntu is a smart phone app that explains Nepal’s culture from the perspective of locals, by Clara Bullock (nt 07/04/2017)

Importance of website: Great opportunities, by Maya Prakash Pant (ht 03/04/2017)

Civil registration online from April 14 in all districts: Listing of personal events such as birth, death, marriage, divorce and migration to be streamlined (kp 28/03/2017)

Optical fibre link with China delayed till May (ht 23/03/2017)

The bandwidth bottleneck: Inclusive internet policies have to acknowledge the inequality in income distribution, by Shailesh Pandey (kp 21/03/2017)

Tech troubles: There is no denying that computers can work magic. But only if there is the right environment to run them, by Hitesh Karki (rep 04/03/2017)

14 years on IT Park still not functional: Experts blame lack of stable policy on IT sector's development, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 02/03/2017)

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)
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