Allegations against Prime Minister not political: RimalBy The Rising Nepal
The government led by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) with a solid majority is in problem due to a prolonged intra-party feud. The unification of the largest two left parties CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre and their subsequent victory in the elections of the federal parliament and provincial assemblies had created hope for political stability that would ultimately create a favourable environment for social and economic development. But the party integration couldn’t work as expected since the top leadership...
Embezzlement intolerable: GhimireBy The Rising Nepal
Yangwarak Gaunpalika is one of the eight local levels in Panchthar district. The Gaunpalika has six wards and is located in the north-eastern part of Panchthar. Spread across an area of 208.63 square kilometres with a population of 18,281, Yangwarak has many natural, religious and historical places. The starting point of the Mid Hill Pushpalal Highway Chiwa Bhanjyang also lies here.
Ghorahi has been transformed in three years: ChaudharyBy The Rising Nepal
Narulal Chaudhary is the mayor of Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City in Dang district. Our Dang correspondent Tika Bahadur Basnet sat down with Chaudhary and asked him about the ambitious promises he made to change the face of Ghorahi during the elections, the development works he has carried out so far and his plans for the future.
Zero tolerance to corruption: RanaBy The Rising Nepal
Dr. Dhawal Shumsher Rana is the mayor of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City in Banke. Rana first became mayor of Nepalgunj Municipality in 1997 and two decades later, the city’s residents once again elected him to lead the sub-metropolitan city. Rana, who holds a PhD in political science, has now completed three years of his current mayoral term. In this context, The Rising Nepal’s Banke correspondent Govinda Sharma talked to him about the overall development status of Nepalgunj and various other...
We make haste in launching projects: NPC Vice-ChairmanBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 has taken a heavy toll on every sector of society and economy. While it has posed a serious threat to the health and life of citizens, it has battered business, industry and development at all levels. The budget execution and development performance are underachieved and there are no symptoms of early economic revival. Work at some large development projects is either halted or slowed despite the efforts to take the human resources and construction materials to the site. In such a scenario,...
PM’s resignation is sought with ill-intention: DPM Pokhrel09 Aug, 2020
Intra-party differences have widened in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), especially between party chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and another party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. Efforts are being made to settle the differences between the two NCP chairmen, PM Oli and Prachanda. In this regard, the party chairs have been holding a series of talks to iron out the deepening intra-party rift. The Standing Committee meeting of the party has reached a deadlock and several...
Nepal should prepare for the worst: WHO representative28 Jul, 2020
There is indeed a cluster of case in Birgunj. However, this cluster is due to a local transmission chain, and may not become widespread community transmission if proper steps are taken.
Threat of virus infection is still high: Dr. Pandey26 Jul, 2020
The government lifted the 120-day long lockdown from July 21. When the lockdown was imposed on March 24, only two cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nepal. On the 120th day, the case count had crossed 17,000. Although the risk of virus infection still looms large, activities of people show that the situation has returned to normalcy. Dr. Rabindra Pandey, a public health expert, talked to Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada about the effect of lifting the lockdown on the public health and the risk of...
No widespread community virus transmission in Nepal, says WHO Representative23 Jul, 2020
After the WHO declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, many countries globally clamped lockdown beginning around mid of March 2020. In Nepal, the government imposed official lockdown from 24 March. Some lockdown relaxation was started after three months. However, risks and fear continue as new cases of infection continue to emerge. In this backdrop a team from The Rising Nepal, including Gopal Khanal, Bhimsen Thapaliya and Ajita Rijal had an hour-long conversation with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, WHO Representative...
China respects Nepal's sovereignty, territorial integrity: Ambassador Hou30 Jun, 2020
Nepal and China are close friends for ages. They have been maintaining cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1955. With the signing of historic Transport and Transit Agreement in 2016 that transformed Nepal’s status of a land-locked country to a land-linked one, the bilateral relations have gained newer heights. China's Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has been actively working to further strengthen the bilateral relationship since she assumed...
We want cordial and balanced relations with all powers: Pandey28 Jun, 2020
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey is appointed as the ambassador of Nepal to China and is assuming the post from July this year. As an envoy of the country to the world economic superpower which is also the second largest trading partner, important source of tourists and other various exchanges, Pandey has to prove his mettle to take the bilateral relations between the two countries to newer heights in the wake of the signing of the agreements to use the ports in China and...
Dialogue based on trust can resolve border issue with India: Gyawali21 Jun, 2020
India has been occupying about 410 km square km stretch of land in Nepal’s Kalapani region since early Sixties. This territory includes Limpiyadhura and Lipulek, the strategic border points with China. India unilaterally published a map including the region within its territory in November 2019. Nepal protested the move and sent a diplomatic note to India but it exhibited indifference to the note and inaugurated a road to Lipulek through Nepali land in May this year. Nepal termed the act a serious...
Avoiding talks with Nepal is self-defeating for India: Prof Swain15 Jun, 2020
Ashok Swain is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at the Uppsala University, Sweden. An Indian-born academic, Swain received his PhD in 1991 from the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also the UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation.
Nepal's stand is for truth to prevail, come what may: DPM Pokhrel22 May, 2020
Nepal, a country which has a glorious history of independence since ancient age, is at present urging its southern neighbour, India, not to infringe on its territory. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, speaking on May 19 from the rostrum of the Federal Parliament, proposed to India to resolve the border issue through diplomatic dialogue and also declared that Nepal would present itself in the talks on the issue on the basis of facts and evidence.
I used to patrol with arms in Kalapani 48 years ago: Nepal Police ASI12 May, 2020
Bir Bahadur Chand, 81 of Dasarath Chand Municipality-4 is former official of Nepal Police who was deployed at Kalapani 48 years ago with arms when India encorached it.
Budget will address challenges posed by COVID-19: Finance Minister06 May, 2020
The coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown imposed to stem the spread of the pandemic has taken a severe toll on the economy. Business and industry, except those dealing in food and essential goods, are shut. Development work is halted and millions of people are put off their work. The government is preparing the budget of the next fiscal year 2020/21 in this challenging time. Gopal Khanal and Modnath Dhakal of The Rising Nepal caught up with Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada to talk about the...
Relief to businesses is not long-term solution03 May, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has sent businesses and manufacturing industries off the work causing a negative impact on employment and economic growth.
Saving life of people is first priority: PM20 Apr, 2020
The government announced nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from March 24 for a week and continued with it so far and has indicated that it would be extended further. For a country like Nepal which is poor in health facilities, infrastructure and human resources the lockdown, social distancing and border closure are the main alternatives, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said in an interview with the state-owned media. He expressed his commitment to employ every alternative...
Role of Federal Parliament more important during difficult time: Speaker SapkotaBy RSS
During the time of crisis, lawmakers have raised voices to make the Federal Parliament and parliamentary committees more effective and systematic.