Alarming Air PollutionBy The Rising Nepal
As the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be subsiding in the country, it is now grappling with another serious environmental problem. The Kathmandu Valley has now become the world’s most polluted city in terms of its air quality, a negative title with dangerous consequences for the health of the people. According to the news report of this daily, air pollution in the Valley reached the highest level among the cities across the globe on Monday and Tuesday. Its Real-T
Acid Test Of LeadersBy The Rising Nepal
When political bickering shows no sign of an end, unified parties divide and majority governments fail to serve the full term, the general conjecture is that the country is fated to remain grounded in instability. That is the reason why the nation’s development has failed to take off and prosper. There are more than one theories that make rounds regarding the political instability in Nepal. They say that undue influence of the external forces is playing its part to keep us incapacitated to make...
Famous Spots ReopenBy The Rising Nepal
After a considerable fall in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Nepal lately, the government has begun reopening temples, monasteries and mosques gradually. The Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world, has reopened since
Polls For Political OrderBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s politics has taken a new course after the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) on December 20. The nation is headed for mid-term elections slated for April 30 and May 10 this year. In democracy, elections are best and only viable means to resolve an emerging political crisis. Despite a long history of openness and pluralism, Nepal’s democracy is progressing in fits and starts. With the restoration of multiparty democracy in 1990, the nation embarked on a journey of modernisation...
Future Of NationBy The Rising Nepal
As the threat of the coronavirus pandemic is yet to ebb, the government has continued with some restrictions to protect the masses from the dreaded virus. The government has not allowed the resumption schools and colleges intending to protect the young students from the virus and stop the spread of the virus disease. Protection of the children from any kind of diseases is a vital step to help them. The children are the future of the nation, grow to their full potential, both physically and intellectually....
21st Year Of 21st CenturyBy The Rising Nepal
Today we are welcoming the New Year 2021. This day marks the beginning of the 21st year of the 21st century. This is the first day of the year as per both the modern Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar. History shows that New Year's Day was marked on January 1 for the first time in 45 BC under the Julian calendar. With the passage of time, Pope Gregory recognised January 1 as the beginning of the New Year in line with his reform of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar. This occasion n
Snags On Foreign JobsBy The Rising Nepal
Despite being rich in natural resources, Nepal has been unable to grow its economy and distribute national wealth to its citizens by tapping them. Agriculture and industry are two vital sectors whose growth is essential for the overall development of the nation. These sector
Bumper Rice YieldBy The Rising Nepal
For Nepal, whose economic mainstay is agriculture, bumper rice harvest is a good news. It is going to be a positive indication for the whole economy. Rice being the main cereal food grain of the country, significant increase in its output can be helpful for the much needed growth of the national economy that has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bumper rice yield can also play an instrumental role in maintaining food security and achieving self-sufficiency in agricultural suppli
Free Vaccination PlanBy The Rising Nepal
The recent launch of the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic in some developed countries like the United States of America and the United Kingdom (UK) has brought a glimmer of hope to the entire humanity. Developing nations such as Nepal are now hopeful that their citizens will also have access to the life-saving vaccine by the end of next year. With this deadly virus disease transmitting fast globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has joined forces with v
Curb Fake CitizenshipBy The Rising Nepal
Citizenship is the membership card of a citizen granted by the state. It testifies the citizenship holder’s loyalty to the state. Upon obtaining the citizenship certificates, the people are entitled to all facilities ranging from education, health and employment opportunity to social security and rights to participate in the nation’s political process. Citizenship certificate does not only allow its possessors to enjoy the rights as specified in the constitution, but it also reminds them of
Cabinet ReshuffleBy The Rising Nepal
The intra-party tussle in the ruling party has indeed brought an undesired result: the two feuding sides have fragmented the party. As a result, they are now staking claim over the party, stating that they are the bona-fide ruling Nepal Communist Party. The faction, led
All Eyes On JudiciaryBy The Rising Nepal
The judiciary is a vital component of democratic society. One of the three organs of the state, other two being the parliament and government, it basically implements laws, settles legal disputes and punishes law-breakers, enabling the state to ensure justice, peace, order and good governance. Based on the principle of separation of powers, judiciary should function without the fear or favour for the powerful groups or individuals or any vested interest. Citizens look to judiciary to uphold the
Mutant Virus ThreatBy The Rising Nepal
It is quite heartening to note that Nepal has seen a downturn trend in COVID-19 infections as well as deaths over the last couple of weeks. The daily update of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) confirmed a total of 722 new infections and three fatalities on Tuesday when as many as 966 coronavirus patients recovered. The new infections were detected in Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests conducted on 7,000 persons in the last 24 hours. Along with t
Elections For An OutletBy The Rising Nepal
With the announcement of mid-term elections for the House of Representatives (HoR) slated for next year, dramatic events are unfolding in the political realm with each passing day. The parties have been divided over the dissolution of the Lower House while the rulin
Adopt Clean TechBy The Rising Nepal
The brick kilns based on the traditional technology have already proven to be hazardous to the environment as well as human health. Since such obsolete technology uses the substandard coals for fuels, the outmoded kilns are responsible for increasing air pollution
Fresh Polls End ChaosBy The Rising Nepal
On Sunday, Nepal’s politics took a sudden turn. The country has plunged into mid-term election. President Bidya Devi Bhandari has dissolved the House of Representatives (HoR) of the Federal Parliament as per the recommendation of the government. As per the press statement issued by the Office of the President, the first phase of the mid-term election will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021, and the second phase election will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021, to receive a fresh mandate from peopl
Integrated Water PolicyBy The Rising Nepal
NEPAL is one of the richest nations in water resources in the world. Over 6,000 big and small rivers wind through the hills, vales, dense forests and plain lands, irrigating thousands of hectares of agriculture land across the country. They make up 40 per cent annual flow of the Ganges, the iconic river of the subcontinent. The country is endowed with perennial big snow-fed rivers, which have contributed to the generation of electricity and irrigation projects. Those rivers originating in the middle...
Blessing In DisguiseBy The Rising Nepal
With the Standing Committee of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) deciding to withdraw the ordinance issued on Tuesday and stop to register a request letter calling for the parliament's special session, the NCP bickering has considerably ebbed, at least for the time being. The agreement for the withdrawal came after rival NCP secretariat leaders and their supporters egged on the Prime Minister to pull out the ordinance that government had introduced to carry out the first amendment to the Constitutional...
Clear Sugarcane Farmers' DuesBy The Rising Nepal
Despite being a mainstay of the national economy, agriculture in Nepal has not grown as expected. The contribution of agriculture to the gross domestic product (GDP) hovers around 39 per cent. Farmers in the country have been facing problems associated with unavailability of irrigation facility, improved seeds and fertilizers, manpower, and better market access. They also do not get adequate subsidies and other incentives. With such hitches, they are not so motivated to expand and commercialise their...
We Turn 56By The Rising Nepal
“...We intensely believe in the ideals of the United Nations and such questions as understanding between the East and West. Within such a general outlook, we are interested in telling about our country and the people...,” reads the first editorial of The Rising Nepal that saw the light of day on Thursday, December 16, 1965. As it turns 56 years today, the nation’s oldest existing broadsheet continues to live up to its original motto - ‘Pro Bono Publico’ (for the public good) -, which was...