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...
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