School teachers took to the street last week demanding that the provisions contrary to the interests of the community of teachers in the proposed Education Bill tabled in the parliament be revised and corrected. The nation-wide strike paralysed the
Bilateral Labour Agreements (BLAs) are international arrangements between two nations-- labour sending and labour receiving ones. Such deals specify the provisions, rationale and benefits both sides may reap. The term “BLA” means both Bilateral I
Whenever I talk to my friends in Nepal, I don’t miss to ask them a simple question that is ‘how is the reading culture at present?’ The answer I get from them is not encouraging. Both my
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is the most astute politician of contemporary Nepal. Since 2005 Nepali politics has revolved around Prachanda and his agendas. He led a decade-long armed insurgency, which got partial success.
With the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2021, there are regular news in several global media outlets about the dire conditions of the Afghan people, but especially about the human rights violations of the Afghan women and
As the earth revolves around the sun, it also spins on its axis which is why the planet sees days and nights. It is also the reason why the seasons change as the year progresses. As such, now that September is nearing its end, it means that autumn season has clocked in. And with it the searing heat of the summer has subsided, the landscape has altered its colours and the weather has become pleasant.
Last week, teachers from Nepal's government schools, also known as community schools, took to the streets of Kathmandu to protest a proposed School Education Bill that seeks to amend existing laws governing public school education wh
The school education bill was presented to Parliament on September 13 after 52 years to replace the Education Act, 1971. With the promulgation of the constitution in 2015, many laws, including the education act, are to be enacted by Parliament so as to
Blue-light glasses are said to reduce eye strain when using computers, improve your sleep and protect your eye health. You can buy them yourself or your optometrist can prescribe them. But do they work? Or could they do you harm? We re
Of late, the West and Russia are at daggers drawn while nations traditionally known for conflict resolution expertise have lost considerable credibility in their giveaway silence. Of note is how Denmark was found spying on its own government and
Nepal has been a leader in mountaineering activities for decades. It is home to eight of the world's 14 peaks over 8,000 metres, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Mountaineering and high-altitude trekking bring in a significan
Socio-economic inequalities make it difficult for many people to afford safe drinking water. Poverty is widespread. Ghana’s labour market is dominated by low-wage earners working in the informal sector. According to the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round Seven (GLSS 7), two-thirds of currently employed people are engaged in what is described as “vulnerable employment”. The proportion is higher in rural areas.
Nepal is bestowed with a rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes. At the same time, it faces numerous challenges in building a robust healthcare system that can cater to the needs of its citizen. In order to transform Nepal into a healthy nation, it is imperative to conduct comprehensive health system research that addresses the country's unique healthcare needs and challenges. Therefore, building a resilient health system to transform the country as a healthy nation requires comprehensive research and data integration to identify the key challenges and develop effective strategies.