Opinion / Interview

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 […]


What’s worth the life of an ordinary Nepali citizen? (Commentary)

Saptari Killed People

Manoj Karki / Kathmandu: Just in four days since the Monday of this week, 32(5+26+1) innocent Nepalis lost their lives. And none of the deaths were due to any natural causes. More unfortunate and tragic it was that they were all avoidable. It all started with an unwarranted clash between police and the locals in […]


Build political culture, shun hostility, exercise restraint (Commentary)

Holi Festival

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Kathmandu: As Holi, the festival of colour and merriment is round the corner, the incident that occurred in the southern plains has spread a shock wave across the country. The death of four persons in a clash between the security persons and the cadres of the Madhesi front has now dampened […]


A sit-down with Madame President in the context of Int’l Women’s Day

President Authentication

Kathmandu / March 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said women’s movement in Nepal has a strong foundation. As a result of the relentless struggle of the Nepali women taking place in the country since a century for equal (parallel) rights as men, presently women occupy three key posts of the state and the President […]


State funding a prerequisite for transparent elections and accountable parties (Commentary)

Election

Manoj Karki / Kathmandu: If things go as planned, Nepal would be going for local elections in 69 days from now. With the Election Commission already announcing the election calendar for the same, political parties, their leaders and cadres and the voters alike have already geared up for the big day. With almost 20 years […]


Nepal Investment Summit 2017 – An opportunity for attracting more foreign investment (Commentary)

Nepal Investment Summit

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: The Nepal Investment Summit that opens in the capital on March 2 is expected to be a big opportunity for the country in terms of attracting foreign as well as domestic investors to core sectors of the economy. The theme of the summit is, ‘Harnessing Investment Opportunities in Nepal.’ More than […]


How many struggles to wage? How much is too much in Nepali politics?

Youths

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Kathmandu: A week back, Nepal marked the National Democracy Day. Falgun 7 as per Nepali calendar is marked every year memorizing the historic event that Nepalis got freedom from autocratic Rana regime. Similarly, four weeks back, Nepal observed the Martyrs week. The Democracy Day is reminded for downfall of Ranarchy, while […]


Local polls announced at last after gap of 19 years but challenges remain (Commentary)

Election Commission

Manoj Karki / Kathmandu: The Government has announced the date for local elections to be held on May 14. The date as reported in the media was announced in consultation with the Election Commission, a constitutional body responsible to hold the elections in a free and fair manner. The announcement by the government comes after […]




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