Opinion / Interview

From petrol pump to Singh Durbar (commentary)

People at a queue in petrol station of Kathmandu.

By Sandesh Shrestha / Kathmandu: Serpentine queue of motorists outside the fuel stations in Nepal today is not just the result of the current political upheavals, but is testament to the failure and lack of vision on part of successive governments, rulers and the political parties of the country. The citizens at large are not […]

Federalism—Let the people decide!

Federal States

Kathmandu: Unlike expectation of many Nepali people that the new constitution will bring peace and prosperity to the country, it brought many problems. Division of the federal states is the main issue, which has been pushing the country towards an uncertain future. Rather than confronting the issue, why don’t the political parties let the people […]

Government should concentrate on actions rather than words


Kathmandu: Normal life has been crippled across the country following the blockade imposed by the agitating Madhesi parties and India but the government seems to be only talking than taking any action. It seems Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his ministers are more involved in delivering speeches than taking any concrete action. It is […]

Time to work on professionalism in Media (Nepalekhabar Special)


Kathmandu: Media is considered the fourth organ of the state for its critical role especially to monitor the wrongdoings of the other three organs of the state but while going through the recent media coverage it is time to rethink whether the Nepali media is playing the role of fourth state. There has been immense […]

Letter to Prime Minister– Dear Prime Minister we want your action, not only words

PM Oli

Dear Prime Minister, Thank you very much for your address to the nation. You are still charming and you have the same command in your voice. While I was watching your speech in TV, I forgot that I have run out of cooking gas from the past month and have not been able to properly […]

Repercussions of political unrest threatens to envelop economy (Commentary)

Birgunj custom

By Sandesh Shrestha / Kathmandu, Nov 11: The relentless agitation in the southern belt of the country by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and the Indian government’s undeclared blockade on essential supplies at the border is having an adverse impact on the Himalayan country’s now-growing economy. The continuing strike and the economic embargo has […]

Being responsible…..Are we prepared?

Peace rally

Kathmandu: There is no environment in the country. The government should do this and that. The government has done nothing. These are some comments that frequently appear in Facebook. If you look at Facebook or the mainstream media, you need a big telescope to find positive news. The question is ‘Is there really nothing positive […]

Self-reliance is the only way out for a resilient Nepal (Commentary)

Birgunj custom

Manoj Karki, Kathmandu / November 7: Twenty six years after the first major economic blockade by neighbouring India, Nepal has been caught napping with no easy way out. Though reasons and time period of the two blockades in 1989 and 2015 are different, Nepal’s suffering is due to the same reason i.e. dependence on India. […]

Where is the Tarai movement heading: to fulfill political ambition or solve people’s issues (Nepalekhabar Special)

Morcha leaders

Kathmandu: The Madhesh agitation has been crippling life across the country for nearly three months but it seems the agitators are confused about their demands and creating rumors rather than being serious about their agenda. The Madhesh agitation started expressing dissatisfaction over the new constitution but the agitators are not clear in which provision of […]

Election of president and speaker heralds hope for Nepali women fraternity


Pabitra Guragai: Nepal’s recent political history has been marked by unprecedented achievements by two women with rural background who have risen to the two prestigious posts – President and Speaker- of the federal republic. As history is sometimes for making and breaking records, Bidya Devi Bhandari and Onsari Gharti Magar now hold the two coveted […]

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