Gonzalo In News SchemataBy The Rising Nepal
When Nepal's Maoist movement departed from a path similar to the one adopted in Peru under the leadership of Abimael Guzmán in the 1980s and 90s, the country ushered in the peace process. Thus, Nepali Maoists are different from Peruvian Maoists. Nevertheless, last week, the political enthusiasts along with the senior political leaders in Nepal recalled Gonzalo who had attained the fame of mythical proportions. The news of his demise invoked their memory of his attempt to become the fourth sword...
UN Is Key Source Of RecognitionBy The Rising Nepal
Whenever a new government comes to power or a new state emerges, the question of gaining international recognition assumes added significance. Such recognition is needed for enabling the government or state to access the external support and aid. Recognition from other states or governments provides any new government an opportunity to become a part of the larger international community. The recent upheaval in Afghanistan leading to the hasty withdrawal of US and NATO forc
Curb Vengeful CrimesBy The Rising Nepal
It is quite terrifying to hear that a majority of murders these days are committed by close relatives of the victims. This highlights the growing social animosity and a lack of humanity among people. While the causes behind such homicides can be varied, one of the most common is personal revenge in the name of honour. The recent killing of six members of a family in a village of Sankhuwasabha district was very shocking. Tej Bahadur Karki, his mother, spouse, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren...
Public Dimension Of Foreign PolicyBy The Rising Nepal
Foreign policy is dedicated to preserving and protecting the national interest. National interest is not contestable. Ancient Roman percept says, 'salus populi supreme lax' (the good of the nation is the highest law). Security of the Nepali people, Nepali nation, and national interest does not change with a change of government. Continuity, coherence, and consistency in foreign policy create credibility in diplomacy. The foreign policy making process is a whole of government approach. The process...
Alternative Dispute Resolution In S. AsiaBy The Rising Nepal
Dispute resolution through court adjudication is fraught with several problems, including hassling procedures, deliberate adjournments, and inordinate delays, exorbitant expenses and so on in almost all jurisdictions, especially in Nepal and other countries in South Asia. This has made court administered dispute resolution process inaccessible, and beyond the reach and comprehension of users and other stakeholders. As a result, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (ADRMs) are being promoted,...
Women Shine In Capital MarketBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The craze of Nepal's capital market has grown across the nation in recent times. With every public company issuing Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and setting a record high number of applicants, it can be ascertained that people are now being well aware of the concept of financial independence and are striving to increase financial literacy to attain independence. According to a report issued by the Securities Board of Nepal on the occasion of its 29th anniversary a few months ago, the number of...
Which Socialism They MeanBy The Rising Nepal
Despite immense popularity that socialism gained in the previous century throughout the globe, in no corner of the world has it nonetheless yielded its true fruits to the best possible effect. Even the countries that have been practicing unfettered capitalism are talking about socialism. Nepali political parties too have been constantly in discussions about bringing in socialism since inception but to no avail thus far.
MCC For Electricity InfrastructureBy The Rising Nepal
The streets are now aflame with protests against the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the $ 500 million grant from the US government. History may later point out fingers to these protests and the younger generation may ask why the politicians
Leverage Of CelebritiesBy The Rising Nepal
During a Euro 2020 press conference sometime back, the renowned football player Cristiano Ronaldo opted for water instead of Coca Cola sending the internet in frenzy. His preference of water over Coca Cola even affected the share price of Coca Cola Company which fell by $4 billion. It certainly cost the company dearly. And it showed the influence, market value and command that celebrities have over the world, financially or otherwise. Celebrities are people who have gained fame through their work,...
NC Election Bolsters Inner DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
When the month of November arrives, the country's ruling party, Nepali Congress, will be set to hold its 14th general convention that would not only endorse the party's new statute but, most importantly, would elect leaders to important positions through intensely contested elections.
Achieving Literacy GoalBy The Rising Nepal
Kathmandu was declared a literate city on September 6. The literacy rate in the capital city has reached 96.6 per cent among the people in the 15-60 age group. As per the Central Bureau of Statistics, the literacy rate was 88.52 per cent in Kathmandu a decade ago. As per the criteria developed by the Ministry of Education, a district should have at least 95 per cent literacy to be eligible for being declared a literate district. There was a plan to declare the capital city as such in Februar
Afghan Refugee Crisis Headache For EuropeBy The Rising Nepal
Afghan refugees have become a real headache for Europe. Now in the EU there are more than 200 thousand Afghans, whose status has not yet been determined. According to the German tabloid Bild, requests from migrants for asylum were not accepted, but not desperate fugitives still did not return to their homeland, where the Taliban now rule. The migration services have so far been in no hurry with hospitality, while the new Afghan authorities are demanding deportation of the fugitives home.
Dharan-Dhankuta Trek RecalledBy The Rising Nepal
Sometime in 1961. A throng used to collect out of nowhere, curious over what happened. Two bulls gone amok emerged from nearby lanes connecting New Road in Kathmandu. With very little motor traffic, the stray bulls locked horns amid shouts, cheers, comments and laughter from the teeming crowd. Children, many of them without shoes, managed to squeeze themselves in to satisfy their curiosity. The incident comes back in a flashback as if it had happened only a few years ago. Then follow torrent of...
Feminisation Of PovertyBy The Rising Nepal
There is often contentious link between gender and poverty. But in most cases, women are the prime sufferers of poverty. Feminisation of poverty is often perceived in terms of women having greater prevalence of poverty in comparison to men and severity of poverty being greater in case of women. Many forms of disadvantage prevail against women, including various types of discrimination and denial of human rights regardless of class or race. And women are being viewed as i
Quest For A PartnerBy The Rising Nepal
Through evolution, nature refines our bodies by removing or modifying the unwanted parts. Over the years, the ritual of finding partners has also been touched by this law of nature. Some notable practices across the different timelines include displaying acts of bravery, marrying to increase power, exchanging goods in return for mates, etc. In the current scenario, the methods have diversified leaving the concerned parties with various emotional states depending on the outcome. It is worth discussing...
Let Parliament Run SmoothlyBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Nepal’s federal parliament has now turned into a ground of political battle. The main opposition CPN-UML continues to disrupt the House business to protest the Speaker’s refusal to dismiss 14 lawmakers, who disobeyed the party whip in the past and are now associated with CPN-Unified Socialist. But UML’s demand for action against its previous MPs lacks constitutional clarity. It took action against them several times and also decided to backtrack from it to create an atmosphere conducive to...
Lesson From COVID-19 PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
More than one and a half years since the onset of COVID-19, every aspect of people’s life has still remained affected. Over 4.6 million people have died from this pandemic since January 2020. Many more are destined to die before we are equipped with better ways to manage or eradica
Scientific SocialismBy The Rising Nepal
SCIENTIFIC socialism and democratic socialism are entirely different terminologies in the political philosophy. Democratic socialism is synonymous with utopian socialism. It is like a big pond that has the capacity to absorb the water from various rivulets.
Democracy Needs Enlightened CitizensBy The Rising Nepal
Information revolution marks the beginning of post-modern age but unequal access of citizens to information, commercialisation of information and education and unreasonable control over their flows have augmented a new form of domination of society, not fertilised unfettered freedom for all. These new forms of cultural production have abridged the role of justice, public reason and morality and enlarged the role of informational power in breeding new rituals of truth. It is a truth less grounded...
Why More COVID Cases In Fully Inoculated People?By The Rising Nepal
Many people are worried about reports of “breakthrough” COVID-19 infections overseas, from places like Israel and the United States. A breakthrough infection is when someone tests positive for COVID after being fully vaccinated, regardless of symptoms.