Fresh UML LeadershipBy The Rising Nepal
As the periodic elections energise democratic institutions and elect new national leadership, the conventions of political parties pick heads and office-bearers to strengthen and run their organisations. The national congresses are crucial to deciding the party policy and principles having broader implications not only for the life of a party but for the overall political and economic development of a nation. The national conventions boost inner-party democracy and offer chances to find new and competent...
Making Of A UniversityBy The Rising Nepal
The provincial governments are rushing ahead to establish universities at their respective jurisdictions in line with the mandate given by the federal constitution of Nepal. The Gandaki Province has already incorporated the university through an Act of Provincial Assembly, and it has raced ahead and operated some of the academic programmes under the rubric of the newly incarnated sub-national university. Other provincial governments seem to be working in the breakneck speed
Towards Gender-Parity DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
The call for a new paradigm, a social contract superceding the neoliberal ‘Washington consensus’, is becoming a trend in global thinking, taking in the G7. The most far-reaching implication of the ‘Cornwall consensus’— as it was labelled after the group’s summit in Britain in June — would be a revitalisation of the state’s economic role to pursue social goals, build international solidarity and reform global governance in the interest of the common good. The econ
Ensure Right To HealthBy The Rising Nepal
Access to basic services and protecting the vulnerable in communities is of utmost importance, especially in a country like Nepal, where 4.9 million people are multidimensionally poor. This figure accounts for about 17 per cent of the country’s total population. The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected citizens’ basic rights, including access to health and education. During these testing times, the healthcare system was overwhelmed. People are living with extreme poverty and even the working class...
Nepal to hold mountain waste management meet next yearBy The Rising Nepal
An international conference to develop guidelines for the sustainable management of waste materials in Nepal’s hilly and mountainous areas has been announced for June next year. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) made the announcement on Tuesday after signing an agreement with The Never Rest Project to determine the modality of the conference. The agreement was signed between Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, chief executive officer of NTB, and Fredric Cauffaman, project director at The Never Rest Project.
Health safety protocols flouted in wedding celebrationsBy The Rising Nepal
The Nepali month of Mangsir (mid-November to mid-December) is the time for many young men and women to find their life partners or to tie their nuptial knots. Banquet halls were seen packed with a string of marriages and the invitees attending them in the auspicious moments over the past two weeks of Mangsir. And more are on the way. Hundreds of people are found to be gathering in these wedding ceremonies across the country and most of them are seen flouting the health safety protocols. “We...
Japan starts booster COVID vaccinations amid omicron scareBy The Rising Nepal
Japan on Wednesday started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to health care workers amid growing concerns over a new variant of the virus that has already been detected in the country.
Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas win Ballon d'Or awardsBy The Rising Nepal
Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time on Monday, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.
Actress Lindsay Lohan announces engagement in Instagram postBy The Rising Nepal
Lohan announced her engagement to boyfriend Bader Shammas and showed off a traditional oval diamond ring with a photo of the couple looking happy, locked in an embrace. "My love. My life. My family. My future," the post read.
Mantra to release on February 11By The Rising Nepal
The release date of the film Mantra starring Saugat Malla, Buddhi Tamang and Dia Pun has been announced along with the poster. Screenings had been delayed due to the COVID-19 and lockdown.