'Season of bloom coming in Nepal-India ties'By The Rising Nepal
Mahendra P. Lama is a development economist and a professor of international studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is the founding Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University. At the age of 45, he became India’s youngest university Vice Chancellor at Indira Gandhi National Open University. He was a member of the Eminent Persons Groups (EPG) formed by the prime ministers of Nepal and India in early 2016 to study wider aspects of Nepal-India relations and make recommendations for improved...
Govt Committed To Protect Democracy, Rule Of Law, Good Governanc : Minister KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Before talking about the achievements, I would first like to mention the background in which this government was formed. After the elections, the leftist government formed with a near two-thirds majority had ample time to deliver prosperity and development to the people. But, that government, under Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, chose to focus on centralising power and pushed the country towards authoritarianism.
Why vaccinated people dying from Covid-19 doesn't mean the vaccines are ineffectiveBy TRN Online
The deaths of vaccinated people doesn't mean the vaccines are ineffective, a medical expert explains. The most recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that they reduce the likelihood of testing positive for Covid-19 by six-fold and the likelihood of death by 11-fold.
'Only minor adjustment is made in budget'By TRN Online
Prof. Dr. Bishwambher Pyakuryal is a renowned economist. He has also served as an ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka. In the present context of endorsement of the replacement budget by the parliament and some controversies with regard to the MCC, Ajay Chhetri of the TRN Online talked with Prof. Pyakuryal on the related issues.
‘We have worked to meet the needs of people’By The Rising Nepal
Chhedagad Municipality is the largest and most populous municipality of Jajarkot district. Formed by merging six former village development committees, the municipality is led by Lal Bahadur Mahatara. Mahatara was once a school teacher who resigned his permanent job to join politics and was elected mayor of Chhedagad in 2017 from the CPN (UML). Since his election, Mayor Mahatara claims to have prioritised the development of education, physical infrastructure, health. Our Jajarkot correspondent...
'We are planning to reposition projects'By The Rising Nepal
Being a Least Developed Country, Nepal needed a large amount of investment in infrastructure development and industrial projects so the government had established the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) as a high-level agency a decade ago to provide fast-track service to facilitate and mobilise domestic and foreign investment, and create an investment-friendly environment. The IBN organised two investment summits and a blended finance conference, signed project agreements with four large-scale projects...
'We have expanded health services'By The Rising Nepal
Adanchuli Rural Municipality is a small and remote rural municipality in Humla district. Dal Phadera of the then CPN (UML) was elected chairman of the rural municipality in 2017. During the election, he had promised to work for the development of health, education and infrastructure and work to draft and enact local laws. Our Humla correspondent Rajan Rawat has talked to him about how many of these promises he has fulfilled. Excerpts:
‘We want to make Bandipur centre of tourism in Nepal’By The Rising Nepal
Its natural beauty and vibrant culture attract thousands of tourists to Bandipur Rural Municipality every year. Its chairman Purna Singh Thapa, elected in 2017 from the Maoist Centre, wants to cash in on this and utilise tourism for the development of the rural municipality. Our Tanahun correspondent Amar Raj Naharki talked to him about his plans for the prosperity of Bandipur. Excerpts:
Agriculture needs commercialisation: Dr. KarkiBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s agriculture sector is not developing satisfactorily as billions of rupees are being spent to import food. Farmers here are facing shortage of agricultural inputs, including fertilisers. However, the country has now adopted agro-technology which is contributing to increased production and reduction in production cost. The country which has become self-reliant in eggs and meat is now trying to be self-reliant in cereals. Against this backdrop, Laxman Kafle of The Rising Nepal recently talked...
‘Sustainable development our priority’By The Rising Nepal
We prioritised the construction and expansion of roads which has made travel to and from all the wards very easy. We have also been expanding access to electricity, drinking water and irrigation.
‘We are implementing our election promises’By The Rising Nepal
We are fulfilling our election promises. We are currently working on constructing a smart refreshment centre and a fire station. We are in the process of implementing large drinking water projects and expanding the municipality’s roads.
'We have done a lot for development of tourism'By The Rising Nepal
When we assumed office, there was no infrastructure of any kind in the rural municipality. One of the main things we did was build a road to connect Borekot with the district headquarters with the rural municipality’s own budget. All the nine wards of Borekot have also been connected by road.
‘Jhimruk has put focus on COVID-19 awareness’By The Rising Nepal
We have focused on raising public awareness. We have reactivated the mechanisms formed last year. The people coming from outside are mandatorily required to stay in quarantine for 10 days away without coming in contact with their family members and the community.
‘Tourism infrastructure Khaptad Chhanna’s priority’By The Rising Nepal
Khaptad Chhanna is a rural municipality with an area of 34.48 square kilometres and a population of 15,893. The municipality has seven wards and was formed by merging former Pauwagadi, Lamatola, Majhigaun, Kalukheti, Patadebal and Gadraya Village Development Committees. Barka Bahadur Rokaya, elected from the Nepali Congress
Nepal-Israel bilateral ties are very good and we need to focus on multilateral ones: Ambassador GoderBy The Rising Nepal
I am the one that entered Nepal into the 'Learn and Earn' programme. I want to see more job opportunities for Nepalis in Israel. I also want to have construction workers and workers in tourism in Israel from Nepal.
'Our budget focus is on COVID treatment, control'By The Rising Nepal
Sainamaina Municipality is a historically significant municipality located in the northwest of Rupandehi District. This municipality is located about 15 kilometres north of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, in the foothills of the Chure range. The historically, religiously and culturally important Sainamaina region has also been included in the list of top 100 tourist destinations of Nepal by the federal government. The Rising Nepal’s Butwal correspondent Chhabi Lal Pandey talked to...
Coming three weeks are challenging, chain of infection will break if public health standards are duly followed: Dr. PandeyBy The Rising Nepal
The upcoming three weeks are very challenging for us. Thus, everyone must stay inside and request everyone else to stay in for three weeks to break the chain.
‘People have felt presence of local government’By The Rising Nepal
Duduwa Rural Municipality in Banke district is gradually transforming itself from one of the least developed local levels of western Nepal to a prosperous one. Chairman Narendra Chaudhary says that the local government has succeeded in making the people feel its presence through its work. Our Nepalgunj correspondent Siraj Khan recently talked with Chaudhary about the development works being carried out in Duduwa Rural Municipality. Excerpts:
We have fully implemented our manifestoBy The Rising Nepal
Janaki Rural Municipality in Banke district has lagged behind in terms of development despite being near Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City. The Rising Nepal’s Banke correspondent Govinda Sharma talked with the rural municipality’s chairman Ram Niwas Yadav about plans for its overall development.
‘Marked improvement made in education sector’By The Rising Nepal
Kismat Kumar Kakshapati is the chairman of Khajura Rural Municipality in Banke, Lumbini Province. Kakshapati, who was active in social service before entering politics, was elected from the CPN-UML. Our Banke correspondent Govinda Sharma talked with him about the development works being carried out in Khajura.