Nation Towards StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Sunday won the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives (HoR). Deuba, who is the President of Nepali Congress (NC), received 165 votes in the 271-member Lower House of the Federal Parliament. Of the 249 lawmakers who were present in the crucial meeting of the HoR, 83 voted against Deuba while one remained neutral. On July 12, the Supreme Court issued a mandamus, ordering the Office of President to appoint Deuba, 75, as new PM as per Article 76 (5) of the...
Pile Of Works In HouseBy The Rising Nepal
The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has commenced at the Parliament Building, New Baneshwor Sunday for the first time after the Supreme Court reinstated it on July 12. President Bhandari had dissolved it on May 21 on the recommendation of former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. But, in a landmark verdict, the apex court termed the dissolution unconstitutional and revived the House. Amidst the intense inter-and intra-party dispute, the HoR was dissolved twice, which is a rare incident in...
Add Vaccination CentresBy The Rising Nepal
Ever since our authority started immunisation of people against the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is effortful to give continuity to the vaccination programmes. The past government was deeply engaged in this immunisation process throughout the country. Several doses of the vaccine have arrived in the country through purchases and grants. Apart from 4 million doses from China, the US has given 1.5 million doses and Japan has promised to provide 1.6 million doses.
Saving Lives Govt’s Topmost PriorityBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life across Nepal and dealt a severe blow to the national economy. After the outbreak of the more contagious second wave of the virus disease in early April, the country reported hundreds of thousands of new infections and thousands of deaths. The nation’s healthcare system was overburdened with COVID-19 patients. The government had to take various preventive measures, including lockdowns, to break the virus chain. Such restrictions were successful, to a...
Deuba Back In The SaddleBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba is back in the saddle as the executive head of country. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed him as the 43rd Prime Minister of Nepal on Tuesday as per Article 76 (5) of the constitution. It is the fifth time Deuba, 75, has become the PM, thanks to the twist of political events that favoured the NC leader who had started his political career as the founding member of Nepal Student Union in 1970. On Monday, the Supreme Court issu
Remove Border Snag In Nepal-China TradeBy The Rising Nepal
There is a good sign that the impediments seen in the free flow of merchandise in the border between Nepal and China will turn to normalcy in the near future. China has expressed its appreciable gesture of friendship and a sense of cooperation when it said the other day that facilitating trade with Nepal is its priority. The assurance from the northern immediate neighbour, which boasts of being the second largest economy of the world, carries a lot of significance in Nepal’s efforts for de
Landmark VerdictBy The Rising Nepal
In yet another landmark verdict, the Supreme Court (SC) Monday reinstated the House of Representatives (HoR), setting a new political course of the country. President Bidya Devi Bhandari had dissolved the HoR on the recommendation of the Cabinet on May 22. This was the second time the Lower House was dissolved amidst heightened political crisis. But the five-member Constitutional bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana, invalidated the decision to dissolve the House, terming it unconstitutional....
Reducing Disaster ImpactsBy The Rising Nepal
The ongoing monsoon is at its peak. It has brought torrential rains across the country. Rainfall adds vigour to the life of humans, animals and plants. It nourishes soil, replenishes water sources and enhances greenery in the forests and hills. As the rain tames the sweltering heat of summer, it makes the weather cool and eases the routine works of people. For agrarian society like Nepal, monsoon bears greater meaning – it is the lifeline of agriculture, which is the key to the natio
Jabs Arrive GraduallyBy The Rising Nepal
Even after the two months of restriction following the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, our nation is still facing troubles from the deadly contagion. Though the infection and death toll has come down sharply, thanks to the strict prohibitory orders, the spread of the virus in the nation has not yet come under the desired level of control. After the authority relaxed the restrictive orders to resume daily activities, a fear has gripped us that the nation could be hit by the third wave of pandemic...
World-Class HeritagesBy The Rising Nepal
With her long history and civilisation, Nepal is home to unmatched cultural and natural heritages. The country is ethnically and linguistically so diverse that it has more than 125 ethnic/caste groups speaking over 100 different languages and dialects. Even many other countries bigger in terms of area and population do not boast such a multiplicity. Looking at the topographical and climatic variations, the nation is very unique. The country's lowest land (Kechan Kawal in J
Uphold Constitutional Principles And SpiritBy The Rising Nepal
Constitutionalism that is integral to democracy is an evolving process. It is institutionalised through practice. The Supreme Court (SC) is the ultimate interpreter of the constitution, and helps develop constitutional norms when a justice seeker moves the court. The SC is now set to issue a landmark verdict on the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) after completing the hearings on it. This is the second time the apex court is saddled with the task of settling the complex
Power Project Of PrideBy The Rising Nepal
For a country that in the past suffered the paralysing impact of long power outages every day, the inauguration of the largest hydropower project under domestic investment comes as a matter of pride and joy. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli virtually opened the 456 megawatt Upper Tamakoshi power house located in Dolakha district on Monday. As the path to development cannot open without electricity, coming into operation of this power plant should be hailed as an important m
Brand Nepali ProductsBy The Rising Nepal
Promotion of export trade can play a crucial role in the economic development of a country. Exports can help boost national output and become an engine of growth. A stagnant economy can be reinvigorated with the expansion and diversification of exports. When there is increased foreign demand, it could lead to large-scale production with significantly reduced per unit costs. Exports can help increase sales and profits when the goods create new markets or expand the existing ones.
Solution To UML DisputeBy The Rising Nepal
The ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML), the largest party in the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR), has undergone ups and downs in its organisational life. The UML is reeling from prolonged internal dispute. The protracted bickering has drawn national attention because it is related to the writs filed at the Supreme Court (SC), seeking the reinstatement of the Lower House. Altogether 23 UML lawmakers have put their signatures on the peti
Hearing On HoR DissolutionBy The Rising Nepal
The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) case for more than a week now. If the hearing goes as smooth as it has been now, the bench will deliver its verdict by the end of next week. The five-member constitutional bench, being headed by the Chief Justice, has fast-tracked the hearing on the most tortuous issue of the House dissolution by allowing 15 hours each to the lawyers pleading on behalf of the writ petition
Intensify Relief EffortsBy The Rising Nepal
The rain-induced disasters such as flash floods, landslides and inundation have continued to take a heavy toll on the lives of people and properties in many parts of Nepal. According to the latest disaster updates issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), more than 26 districts across the country have remained affected by such calamities. What is worrying is that such disasters have taken the lives of 27 people so far while the same numbers of others have gone missing.
Rice And Food SecurityBy The Rising Nepal
The other day the country celebrated National Rice Day amidst a variety of functions. The day falls on the 15th day of Nepali month of Asar (June 15-July 15), which is also known as Asar 15. It is an important day for Nepali farmers as the climate favours them to plant paddy in their fields across the country. It witnesses the abundant rainfall essential for the paddy plantation. The day carries greater meaning for the Nepali society that largely relies on agriculture to sustain economy of ho
Child Trafficking, Not A Minor IssueBy The Rising Nepal
Child trafficking is a human rights issue of serious concern. It is not a new phenomenon in the world. However, in recent years, it has emerged as a global problem. It is becoming a grave challenge in South Asia as well. In Nepal, as many as 3,407 children went missing in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year 2020/21. This figure points to a serious facet of the issue. According to the Children Search Coordination Centre, out of the missing children, 1,922 were found and reun
Explore Tea MarketBy The Rising Nepal
With incomparable geographical and climatic diversities, Nepal holds a lot of prospect for producing a variety of species of tea. Nepali teas are popular in several countries, including China, because of their unique appearance, aroma and taste. Prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepali tea was one of the main souvenirs Chinese and other tourists would buy and bring it back home with them after completing their trips to Nepal. The demand for Nepali organic tea ca
Urgency Of VaccinesBy The Rising Nepal
It is medical consensus that COVID-19 vaccines are the only reliable and effective means to prevent disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Vaccines help build immune system in human body, which shields the people from the virus attack effectively. When a larger segment of population is vaccinated against the virus, the given country or society achieves the herd immunity, which is the key to fighting and eventually eradicating the scourge. The vaccinated people are less likely