Reviving The EconomyBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s economy is in a bad shape. The global COVID-19 pandemic that began to spread from early month of last year continues to hit the country. The coronavirus outbreak triggered the health crisis, which soon morphed into social disruption and economic recession. The virus resurgence coupled with the political instability turned the economic projections made in the successive annual budgets upside down. In 2018, the then NCP-led government under KP Sharma Oli was expected to deliver predictable...
Vaccination To AllBy The Rising Nepal
The long wait of the elderly citizens for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine has finally ended on Monday. The government has started inoculating the citizens aged above 65 years who were administered the first dose with Covishield vaccine from March 7 to March 23, with AstraZeneca vaccine as the second dose. The senior citizens had desperately been waiting for the second dose of Covishield for more than four months after they were inoculated the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India....
Common Stance On Key National IssuesBy The Rising Nepal
As planned during its formation, the ruling alliance has accorded topmost priority to saving the lives of people by reining in COVID-19, reviving the pandemic-affected national economy, building up high quality and sustainable physical infrastructures and ensuring good governance as well as efficient service delivery.
Go Green To Minimise Climate Change ImpactsBy The Rising Nepal
Climate change is a burning global issue at the moment. It has posed a threat to the existence of humans, animals and plants on Earth. It is caused by none other than the human activities. Humans have made big strides in industrial development, technological innovation, transport, medical science, urbanisation, agricultural sector, construction and so on. The progress in these fields marks their victory over the harsh nature and overcoming of scarce resources. This has not only helped sustain the...
Enforce CMP For Effective DeliveryBy The Rising Nepal
With the presentation of the common minimum programme (CMP) report to the Prime Minister the other day, the current government is expected to take a steady course. Before complying with the opinions and tips mentioned in the report, the five-party
Check Virus SpreadBy The Rising Nepal
It is a matter of concern that the number of COVID-19 infections has been rising again at an alarming rate nationwide with the relaxation of restrictions. Government hospitals and other health institutions in the Kathmandu Valley as well as other parts of the country have lately witnessed more patients suffering from the virus. According to the latest information updates of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the country reported as many as 4,107 new infections on Wednesday a
Find Truth, Give Justice In Mahakali IncidentBy The Rising Nepal
Five days have elapsed since Jaya Singh Dhami, 33, of Khaldang, Malghat in Byas Rural Municipality of Darchula district, has gone missing in the Mahakali River. Last Friday he fell into the swollen river when a member of Indian Sashastra Sima Bal (SSB) allegedly cut a cable bridge, locally known as Tuin, through which Singh was crossing it. The eyewitnesses said that they screamed and beseeched the Indian border guards not to destroy the improvised cable crossing but to no avail. The Indian government...
Recurring Melamchi FloodBy The Rising Nepal
The first spell of monsoon this year wreaked havoc in several parts of the country in the third week of June. The most affected location is Melamchi in Sindhupalchowk district. A massive flood hit the Melamchi area following a torrential rainfall. It wreaked havoc not only at Melamchi Bazaar but also other low lying areas. Floodwaters of the Melamchi River inundated the nearby settlements and main market, displacing more than 100 families and causing destruction worth millions of rupees. S
Reducing Disaster ImpactsBy The Rising Nepal
Monsoon rains have continued to wreak havoc in various parts of Nepal with fresh destructive floods and landslides reported. The flash floods triggered by torrential rains on Saturday night have caused additional damage to the riverside settlements of Helambu and Melamchi areas in Sindhupalchowk district. The flooded Melamchi, Yangri, Larke rivers and other rivulets have swept away some 17 private houses, leaving many people homeless in Helambu and Melamchi areas. Nine of those houses were concrete...
No Room For ComplacencyBy The Rising Nepal
People have been braving scorching sun and heavy rains to get vaccinated. Legions of people --young and old and from all walks of life -- are seen snaking in long lines at all vaccination centres. This is what it should be and bodes well for the control of the coronavirus pandemic. That said, great many people are still left unvaccinated. Will they, too, join the fray and get vaccinated should be next big question, for they will be responsible for the future course of the pandemic. When
Time For Smart LockdownsBy The Rising Nepal
OUR nation is staring at the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The recent spike in the number of infections and deaths calls for meticulous preparations against the fresh surge of the dreadful contagion, which has already claimed the lives of about 10,000 Nepalis. Health experts have warned that if the authorities do not focus or implement control mechanisms such as imposing strict restrictions against the large gatherings of the people in time, the pandemic's third wave will hit the count
Nepal’s First War MuseumBy The Rising Nepal
It is a matter of pride that Nepalis had proven their mettle to protect the nation's territory, sovereignty and integrity by defeating the foreign forces during the Nepal-Anglo War. This is the reason why the country has never fallen into the clutches of foreign powers. Sindhuligadhi is one of the places where the Nepali soldiers had defeated the foreign troops. It was November 1767 when the Gorkha soldiers under the command of Bir Bhadra Upadhyay and Sirdar Banshu Gurung
Check Fake InformationBy The Rising Nepal
Infodemic, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), is too much information, including false or misleading one, in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. With the proliferation of information technology (IT), especially social media and the internet, generating, storing and disseminating information has become so rapid that it has started travelling the world at lightning speed. On the one hand, information is power because it encapsulates data, which is the bread and butter...
Block The Third WaveBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Health and Population has recently warned that third wave of the COVID-19 may make a resurgence around the start of October. Based on the calculation of concerned experts, it is also feared that nearly 200,000 new COVID patients may be ad
Alertness Of Third WaveBy The Rising Nepal
As Nepal has started witnessing a resurge in the number of new COVID-19 infections, raising the alarm about the possible outbreak of a third wave, the government has decided to intensify preparations for dealing with this fatal virus disease. A meeting of the Central Security Committee held under the chairmanship of Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand on Sunday discussed taking required measures to prevent and control the spread of the dreaded virus. It is notable that the World
Early Tourism RevivalBy The Rising Nepal
With the lifting of most of the restrictions imposed to control the spread of COVID-19, people are adapting to new normal. The business sector that was hit hard by the extended lockdown and prohibitory order is trying to return to the pre-pandemic phase. Nonetheless, the country is not still out of the woods. The national and international health authorities have warned of the possible resurgence of the third wave of the virus as it is undergoing continuous mutation. They
Stop Cost, Time OverrunBy The Rising Nepal
OUR government spends a major portion of its annual budget on several infrastructure and development projects, which are implemented with a dedicated objective of taking the nation's development endeavours forward. Every year, a considerable amount of budget is all
Harvesting RainwaterBy The Rising Nepal
The demand for drinking water in Nepal has been rising remarkably every year with an increase in urban population. As the sources of water seem to be drying up due to climate change and other human activities, people are grappling with a chronic shortage of water in most of the urban areas of the country. The daily demand for drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley has now risen to about 360 million litres. But the supply is less than 76 million litres a day in dry season while it is around
Hope Of Business RevivalBy The Rising Nepal
A large number of businesses and industries, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), in the country are reeling under a severe crisis of existence due to prolonged restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. About four-month long first lockdown in 2020 and limited operation of businesses for another four months had caused a severe blow not only to them but also the economy of the country that was getting to the path of high growth trajector
Vaccination On PriorityBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has made it clear that vaccinating the Nepali citizens against COVID-19 is the first and foremost priority of the government led by him. Addressing the first meeting of the reinstated House of Representatives on Sunday, Prime Minister Deuba made the promise regarding the vaccination. Prime Minister Deuba had secured the trust vote in the Sunday House meeting. On Monday, the government appealed all vaccine producing countries to provide additional COVID-19 vaccines...