KATHMANDU, April 14 -- The year was one of the bleakest years in terms of the rule of law, combating corruption and maintaining law and order. Almost nine months on, family members of rape and murder victim Nirmala Panta are still waiting for justice.


For Prime Minister KP Oli, 2075 offered a perfect environment to make lofty promises. It was a year of relative peace and political stability. The government hardly faced any resistance in parliament or the streets. Oli had ample support, time and resources at his disposal for economic growth and prosperity. Yet, for Nepal, 2075 ended up as an ordinary year, thanks to Oli's glaring failure to set his priorities clear.

The first day of 2075 BS kicked off in style, with promises o...