Vaccination Drive Gathering SteamBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the community despite the fact that the country enforced extended restrictions during its first wave and five-month-long prohibitory order during the second wave. On average, around 32 people are dying of virus daily while the number of cases has not gone down significantly. Health experts have stated that the ongoing infections and deaths are the continuation of the second wave and they have warned of the arrival of third wave after mid-October when the...
Soaring Public ArrearsBy The Rising Nepal
The soaring rise in public arrears has become a common trend in our country in the past several years. Unnecessary expenditures by the government departments, offices, provincial offices, local levels and various agencies have given rise to government arrears. Organisations, offices and agencies responsible for making unnecessary spending often fail to clear their arrears in time. Whenever the government and public agencies spend lavishly on unwanted goods and services, it leads towards the rise...
A Move For StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, Wednesday issued an ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act, 2017. The ordinance is in line with Article 114 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. No sooner had the President endorsed the ordinance than the main opposition CPN-UML and the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) split. Disgruntled UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and other leaders close to him have submitted an application for registerin
Victory Over PovertyBy The Rising Nepal
Every Nepali aspires to live a life of prosperity and happiness. Coming out of extreme poverty has been the life-long goal of millions of people. For this, every successive government rolled out the poverty alleviation programmes with the support of international financial institutions. There have been modest gains from the poverty-reduction schemes implemented for more than three decades. However, Nepal’s fight against poverty and social inequalities has often hit a snag due to political instability....
Safe Rescue Of NepalisBy The Rising Nepal
As Taliban forces took control of Afghanistan and besieged the state power on Sunday, tensions and worries spilled over the countries across the globe whose citizens are living and working there. Fear, chaos and uncertainty has gripped the war-torn South Asian country and the life of not only Afghanis but the foreign nationals is also in danger.
Defeating The Virus, Recovering EconomyBy The Rising Nepal
As the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nepal has been rising considerably once again with the relaxation of restrictions, the country might go through a more distressing situation in the near future. The months-long curbs were effective, to some extent, in dealing with the pandemic. But the restrictions also had their adverse impacts on the economic as well as social sectors.
Festivals Foster HarmonyBy The Rising Nepal
Festivals are the special occasions for the people. They are the moments when the people share their feelings, experiences and joys. Festivals provide big respite to the people from the routine works and hardships. It is time when the family members come together and pass the moments of merriment. Most of the festivals and fiestas are associated with religions, ethnic history, cultural traditions, agriculture harvest, survival from the natural disasters and victory in wars. In the festivals, the...
Making Great Strides In Hydropower SectorBy The Rising Nepal
In line with the ruling alliance’s Common Minimum Programme (CMP) unveiled last week, the government has placed high priority on the development of energy and irrigation sectors in view of their vital roles in reducing poverty and ensuring food security in the country. It has adopted a policy of offering free electricity to the households consuming up to 20 units a mo
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