Opinion / Interview

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 […]


Make foreign employment respected

Labor, Foreign Employment

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was informing at a press conference the other day that the family of migrant Nepali worker who dies during foreign employment would get up to Rs 2.7 million as temporary life insurance. The PM also shared that he had directed various ministries and departments to […]


Reinforcing community resilience in post-earthquake reconstruction drive (Commentary)

Nepal Reconstruction Authority

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: As the country marks the 19th episode of the Annual National Earthquake Safety Day on Sunday, it brings to memory the large scale damage to life and property that resulted from the two high intensity devastating earthquakes that rocked the country on 15 January 1934 and on 25 April 2015 respectively. […]


Unsafe brick factories (Commentary)

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Pritam Bhattarai / Kathmandu: Around three weeks ago, 18-months old girl named Urmila Tamang drowned in a pit dug while making bricks for a brick factory at Sunapa in Bhaktapur. The incident took place in the area leased by the owner of the brick factory for which Tamang’s parents are working as brick-maker. This is […]


Many cases of journalists killed during conflict go uninvestigated (Commentary)

FNJ Office

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: The civil war that plagued the country for a decade since February 1996 had impacted almost all sectors of the national life, and journalism was no exception. Many journalists got caught up in the vortex of the conflict and got killed in the line of duty. Many more were injured and […]


Where is federalism heading?

Federal States

Narayan Prasad Ghimire / Kathmandu: The constitution amendment bill has been stuck at the Legislature-Parliament for the past two weeks. The major opposition, CPN-UML, along with some fringe parties, have been obstructing the parliament business arguing that the bill has jeopardized the geographical unity and integrity by hiving off some hill districts from the province […]


International Migrants Day to be marked for week amid calls for migrants’ security (Commentary)

Labor, Foreign Employment

Deepraj Sanyal / Kathmandu: The country is observing the International Migrants Day, which falls on 18 of this month, for a week around the theme – ‘Commitment for Safe Foreign Employment: Solidarity of Us All.’ The Ministry of Labour and Employment announced in a news conference Monday that the Day would be marked for a […]


Dr KC: A one-man army against medical mafia in Nepal (Commentary)

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Manoj Karki / Kathmandu: The entire country felt a sigh of relief when government representatives finally gave in to the just demands of Dr Govinda KC and forged an agreement with him (for the tenth time, of course) to break his latest round of fast-unto-death. But everyone who have watched this ‘cat and mouse’ race […]


Parties must come together to avert another crisis in Nepal (Commentary)

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Pritam Bhattarai / Kathmandu: Recently the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) merged with Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-N). The two parties felt it necessary to unite after a decade of split. Most importantly, one of the surprising factors is that the unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party has put on hold the issue of ceremonial monarchy, an agenda […]




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