Transitional Jitters?By The Rising Nepal
If President Joe Biden’s main goal of his first overseas trip was to reassure his country’s allies and partners, especially those in Europe, of continued American support, he appears to have achieved that. Europeans needed such an assurance after four years of the Trump administration which created lurking uncertainties due to distortions in the established American foreign policy. Biden offered to go for a course correction to make US security commitments to the 30-strong North Atlantic Treaty...
Pandemic’s Impact on Global Supply ChainBy The Rising Nepal
There is no denying that pandemic has left its adverse impact creating extraordinary upheaval in the global economy. With pandemic fallout under consideration, policy makers are prompted to review Just-In-Time manufacturing approach pioneered decades ago to curtail production costs and maximise profits by the companies.
End Sexual ViolenceBy The Rising Nepal
It is always quite shocking to see and hear of how much girls and women suffer because of their gender. From domestic and sexual violence to extreme gender stereotyping, our society has continued to portray female as an inferior gender. This might be a reason why new incidents are emerging with men being the sole perpetrators.
COVID cases are going down but we need more vaccines: Prime MinisterBy The Rising Nepal
First, it's a pleasure to have you on the show. Well, at this time we see a decline in the number of Covid cases in the country, that is a good sign. Do you think the worse is over? The highly infectious and more lethal second wave of the pandemic started to hit us from late March this year, and the infection rates and the death rates were also acutely increasing. Because of this, we felt shortage of infrastructure, hospital beds, medical equipment and other facilities. It was like a serious...
Five Former PMs’ Futile FussBy Gopal Khanal
In a rarely demonstrated act in a parliamentary democracy, Nepal's five former Prime Ministers, irrespective of their ideological affinities, on June 12 issued a joint statement with a thrust that the incumbent government, led by KP Sharma Oli, should be isolated nationally. For this, they have sought the support of neighbouring countries and international community. This is the first statement of its kind, which has appeared as the continuation of their alliance against PM Oli, not for the wellbeing...
Party Democratisation Should Top The AgendaBy The Rising Nepal
The current political mess in Nepal is attributed to the lack of democratic credibility, orientation and socialisation among political leaders and key functionaries. A survey study findings made public last month indicated that the citizen trust in the institution of political leadership and parties has declined significantly though a larger percentage of people have accorded high ratings to the performance of the elected local government leaders especially ward chairpersons and members for their...
Technological Progress IndispensableBy The Rising Nepal
The industrial revolution, particularly the invention of technology, is an indispensable part of human life. Of mankind’s multifarious creations, technology takes pride of place. Compared to the latest innovation in computer technology, all other inventions pale in significance, since everything we have achieved depends on ground-breaking technology.
Japan Stands With Nepal Against PandemicBy The Rising Nepal
On June 2, 2021, Japan co-hosted the COVAX AMC Summit with Gavi to procure funds to provide vaccines for developing countries. Taking this opportunity, let me sum up Japan’s assistance for the world and Nepal in the fight against this formidable infectious disease.
Promote Financial Literacy For SustenanceBy The Rising Nepal
“Money is one form of power, but what is more powerful is financial education. Money comes and goes, but if you have the financial literacy/education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth”. (Kiyosaki and Sharon, 1995 as cited by Macha 2009)
Avoid Biased LabelsBy The Rising Nepal
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to designate coronavirus variants with Greek alphabet names in order to stop the associated discrimination and stigma. Prior to this decision, there had been outrages over the labelling of variants of concern according to their country of first discovery. The WHO's historic decision is gearing to have a significant influence on curbing the prevalent virus stigma. Ever since the former US president Donald Trump called coronavirus a "China virus", there...
Upheavals In Provinces UML Bickering Boon For OppositionBy The Rising Nepal
With the spat in the ruling party showing no sign of ebbing, the CPN-UML-led governments in provinces have taken a blow. Its internal bickering has led to unexpected upheavals in all provincial governments, causing harm in its image and interests. The opposition parties, in the meantime, have turned the differences in the UML into an opportunity to make their presence in the provincial governments, which appeared absolutely unthinkable a few weeks ago. It undoubtedly is a major setback to the ruling...
Preserving The Heritage SitesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal boasts four World Heritage Sites - the Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park. Although it is often mentioned that there are ten World Heritage Sites, including seven in the Valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square), the fact is that the whole Kathmandu Valley is listed as a single World Heritage Site. The seven heritage sites of...
Hunger & Scarcity Hit Badi CommunityBy The Rising Nepal
The world is now plagued by COVID-19. Nepal is also very much affected by this pandemic. The situation is likely to worsen further. Daily wage earners are now in a more difficult condition than others. If this situation continues, they may starve to death.
Pandemic CompulsionsBy The Rising Nepal
Various forms and lengths of lockdown, massive use of facial mask and a large degree of social distancing fail to be a choice but a circumstance of compulsion. Initially berated, downgraded and initially much-condemned by the West, lockdown proved to be the right approach also in this particular part of the world. Had COVID-19 hit only the communist countries or Venezuela, Syria or Turkey, among others, the West would have cried, “crime most-foul”, and clamped stringent sanctions on the “pariah”...
Intellectuals Must Speak The TruthBy The Rising Nepal
Fifty-four years ago, on 23 February 1967, the New York Review of Books published a long political essay by Noam Chomsky, who was until then known to the public, if at all, only for his work in linguistics. The essay – The Responsibility of Intellectuals – was an attack on the American intellectuals of the day, especially the Harvard professors serving, as experts and advisers, the administrations of President Kennedy and President Johnson while shrugging off the atrocities, such as those committed...
Tourism Still In LimboBy The Rising Nepal
Like many other countries, Nepal is also grappling with COVID-19 pandemic for about one and a half years. The pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the country's health as well as economic sector. With the outbreak of a more ferocious second wave of the contagion, the country has recorded an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. As Nepal does not have a better healthcare system, it found itself in a difficult situation in handling the virus.
Knowing About Post COVID-19 SyndromeBy The Rising Nepal
There are increasing reports of persistent and prolonged effects of acute COVID-19 on humans. Several reports of a constellation of symptoms following COVID-19 infections have been published. In most cases, coronavirus symptoms may pass quickly, some people are showing long-term effects following COVID-19 infections. It has been seen that for some people, coronavirus infection can cause symptoms that last for weeks or months even after the infection has gone.
The Court Calls The ShotsBy Ritu Raj Subedi
As Nepali politics is losing its autonomy, the court comes in the scene to set its direction, thanks to fractious politicians devoid of common vision and goals to consolidate federal republic and put the country on robust path of development. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed our health and economic vulnerabilities but the ongoing political crisis threatens to upend the entire constitutional project vaunted as the most viable means to ensure lasting stability and overcome structural injustice facing...
Ensure Integrity Of The JudiciaryBy The Rising Nepal
Situations sometimes become so critical that judiciary, one of the three organs of state, should undergo rigorous test. Activity of public scrutiny happens in the democratic countries across the globe because such debates rarely happen in authoritarian states. It means a country should have democratic practice to criticise judiciary and other state organs like the executive and legislature. Criticism is an important tool to make an institution more reliable so that they can deliver service in an...
Bhrikutimandap Sans Statue Of BhrikutiBy The Rising Nepal
Names of certain places do not match perfectly. Bhrikutimandap of Kathmandu is among such places. Located in the heart of Kathmandu, Bhrikutimandap is an open air park. It is a popular venue for various national and international events such as trade fairs and political gatherings. The place is named after our national luminary Bhrikuti. But there is no image or statue of Bhrikuti, who was the daughter of Amshu Verma. He was the most influential King of Nepal (605-621AD) during the Lichhavi period....