Opinion / Interview

I am inspired by the kindness, decency and warmth of the people of Nepal: DeLisi

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Kathmandu: As Nepali people are sincere and hard-working, they have been receiving support from different quarters. Many foreigners who come to visit Nepal have found their heart in Nepal. Scott H. DeLisi is one such person who came to Nepal as a diplomat and continues to support the country even completing his assignment as US […]


Silence not befalling in social media during election silent period; CEC Dr Yadav calls parties to abide by silent period

Election

Kathmandu / May 12: Although we are in silent period mandated by the election code of conduct, it appears that people, including politicians, candidates and voters, seem to continue soliciting votes or conducting such campaign in figurative languages in the social media. Take for instance producer Nischal Basnet’s latest tweet that illustrates the adage ‘As […]


Nepal makes scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quake

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Sankhu / Apr. 25: The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school. This is life today in the […]


Visitors increasing in Sworgadwari but the place lacks infrastructure (Feature)

Sworgdwari Temple

Kumar Chaulagain / Pyuthan, March 30: Sworgadwari, one of the major pilgrimage sites and also a place of tourist attraction in the country, is witnessing an increasing number of visitors every year but the place lacks adequate facilities. Lack of infrastructures at the Sworgadwari Tapobhumi means that the pilgrims are facing difficulties. There is shortage […]


Issues emerging around internet governance in Nepal (Commentary)

internet

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Kathmandu: A total of 3.6 billion people – nearly half the world population- use the internet now. As the internet has become a global facility for communication, commerce and innovation, it has been the hangout of the youth populace these days. Nepal, despite being the least developed country, has witnessed increasing […]


Boao Forum for Asia and OBOR opportunity for Nepal to propel its economic growth (Commentary)

BOAO Conference

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is currently in China in connection to an official visit and attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference. After participating in the BFA conference in Boao city of Hainan province, he will then leave for the Chinese capital Beijing where he will meet President […]


Make way for inevitable local elections (Commentary)

Local Body enforcement

Manoj Karki / Kathmandu: News reports and social media are abuzz with discussions over the names of the candidates likely to be fray in the May 14 local election to various posts including mayor and deputy mayors of municipalities. Some of the names have come from well-wishers and supporters while some have been put in […]


Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia bearing brunt of excessive exploitation (Feature)

Labor, Foreign Employment

Sharachchandra Bhandary / Malaysia, March 20: Deepak Adhikari of Mijure VDC-2 in Kaski has been selling sweat in Malaysia. The low pay apart, the living condition for this blue-collar worker is not decent. He feels suffocation in sharing the room with 15 other migrant workers in what he describes no less than an ‘open jail’. […]


Can new political forces ensure clean politics? (Commentary)

Naya Shakti Party

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Recently, an intellectual leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party showing resentment with the leadership. He accused party Chairman Kamal Thapa of taking decision arbitrarily and exhibiting self-centered attitude. Leader Lohani also announced that he would be in a new political party. However, he did […]


Transitional challenges of local body restructuring (Commentary)

Local Body enforcement

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: The government on March 10 published a notice in the Nepal Gazette, effectively formalizing the creation of 744 local units in the country. With this decision, the country has witnessed a major restructuring of local bodies after six decades. The local bodies which were in existence over this period have now […]




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