Help Tourism ReboundBy The Rising Nepal
It goes without saying that tourism industry underpins Nepal’s economy like few others. Not only does Nepal relies heavily on tourists to earn foreign currency, but also the industry is one of the biggest employers in the country. According to latest official data, eight per cent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country is contributed by the tourism industry. However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic this sector has remained in shambles for long now. Where have all the restaurant...
Doses Of New HopeBy The Rising Nepal
It is inspiring to note that the ongoing vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic has been moving ahead in a smooth manner across Nepal. After having received one million doses of Covishield vaccine under grant assistance from India, the government launched the much-awaited inoculation on January 27. The vaccination campaign has gathered momentum with the jabs being given to frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, security personnel, diplomats and journalist
A Democratic OptionBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s politics now stands at a critical juncture. With the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), the entire political realm has been divided into two lines of thought. One school of thought is that the country should go to the election to pick fresh representatives in the HoR which will give a new government to the nation. Prime Minister and Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli is defending this line of argument. On the other, another faction of NCP is...
Democracy Brings ProsperityBy The Rising Nepal
Ever since Nepal ushered in an era of democracy and freedom in 1951, our society marched towards the path of modernisation and economic development. People started tasting the fruit of freedom. Democracy also guaranteed competitive politics that paved the way for development projects in the country. Barring some incidents in the past wherein the former monarchs trampled over the people's freedom of electing representatives and governments, the country a
Freeing Khula Manch From EncroachmentBy The Rising Nepal
It is a commendable move on the part of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to demolish the unauthorising structures built in the Open Theatre of Kathmandu.
Bhagrathi’s Murder Suspect In Police NetBy The Rising Nepal
With the arrest of the accused murderer and rapist of Bhagrathi Bhatta, there is a big respite that the investigation has made a breakthrough.
Making Achievements Thru Ups & DownsBy The Rising Nepal
The present government, led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, took office on February 15, 2018.
Revision Of Poll CodeBy The Rising Nepal
With dates for the upcoming mid-term parliamentary elections nearing, the Election Commission (EC) has begun making necessary preparations for it. The election management body is now in the process of revising the existing election code of conduct.
Fresh Mandate Will Give Outlet To CrisisBy The Rising Nepal
With the announcement of midterm polls slated for April 30 and May 10 this year, the government and its relevant agencies have put best foot forward to conduct the elections in the stipulated timeframe. The fresh mandate is expected to solve the curre
No Restriction On Press FreedomBy The Rising Nepal
Press freedom is an indispensable part of a dynamic democracy that ensures people's rights to free expression. Our constitution has preserved the provision of freedom of speech and press freedom that we all must comply with.
Curbing CorruptionBy The Rising Nepal
No nation can move ahead on the path of prosperity and achieve the overall development objectives without rooting out the scourge of corruption. There is no denying the fact that the economic development process of the developing countries like Nepal will not gather due momentum unless and until corrupt practices are entrenched in the society. Corruption can undermine the entire development efforts as resources allocated for infrastructures and public services are misuse
Expedite Poll PreparationsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is headed for midterm polls slated for April 30 and May 10 this year. The government is making every effort to conduct the polls in a free and fair manner. For this, an array of administrative and financial decisions has been taken. On Monday, a meeting of the C
Learning A Lesson From UttarakhandBy The Rising Nepal
A massive glacial flood originating from Nanda Devi glacier in Indian state of Uttarakhand Sunday morning has caused widespread destruction and damages in the downstream areas.
Pandemic’s Effects On Development GoalsBy The Rising Nepal
COVID-19 has had a widespread impact on all aspects of life worldwide. Even after the launch of the vaccination campaign in many countries, the nations have continued to report new COVID-19 cases. The pandemic's economic, social and psychological effects have also been on the rise.
Nepal’s Solid Claim On Basmati RiceBy The Rising Nepal
The legal battle for winning the geographical indication (GI) tag for Basmati rice has taken a new turn. On Thursday, Nepal sent its evidence to the European Union (EU), stating that it has been locally producing the slender-grained aromatic rice for centuries. Last December Nepal had filed a letter at the EU, countering the GI claims of India and Pakistan on it. The EU had asked all three countries to submit their evidence within the first week of February 2021. Ac
Polls Only Way OutBy The Rising Nepal
Ever since the House of Representatives (HoR) was dissolved, the people, civil society and the political parties are divided whether the move to dissolve the House was the right one. Following the House dissolution, the political situation in the c
Cancer PreventionBy The Rising Nepal
Cancer is one of the major killer diseases globally. Some 100 forms of cancer have so far been detected. Studies have shown that cancer is now the second leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. Each year, tens of millions of people are diagnosed with cancer across the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 worldwide.
Compulsive ExodusBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world to the core. It is probably the first global event as it has affected almost everyone, irrespective of his/her country of residence or socio-economic class. When the pandemic will be over, people will have the same stories to share with their friends and relatives living abroad.
Power For ProsperityBy The Rising Nepal
Electricity being the chief driver of development in the modern world, the nation needs to place prominent priority to harness this energy. A nation that has faltering electricity supply also falters in development. Thus, the dream of attaining economic prosperity remains unfulfilled until there is an uninterrupted power supply. With this fact in mind, Nepal is heading to generate adequate amount of electricity by constructing major hydropower projects like Arun III, Lower Aru
Standing Virus ImmuneBy The Rising Nepal
It is heartening to note that the first phase of the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on smoothly in Nepal since its launch last week. Under this phase, the government aims to administer the vaccine to frontline workers, includ