Pandemic Puts Women On Receiving EndBy The Rising Nepal
A new research has revealed that around 41 per cent women have lost their jobs while the income of 88 per cent women has decreased. Around 44 per cent women can barely sustain their families every month since July 2020, stated the report recently launched by South Asia Economic Policy
Stop Racial HatredBy The Rising Nepal
The hashtag #StopAAPIHate has been trending in the social media for a while now. AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islanders and #StopAAPIHate is an initiative in the United States to support AAPI communities against racial discrimination. The hashtag was founded by the Chinese for Affirmative Action, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco University in 2020.
Fetid Valley Air Wake-up Call To AuthorityBy The Rising Nepal
Once an alluring place, Kathmandu is now one of the most polluted cities in the world. The Kathmandu Valley has drawn wide attention, albeit for the wrong reasons.
Avoiding Second Wave Of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has been around us since December 2019. In recent times, the number of COVID-19 patients has surged in Nepal. The tally of active cases has also increased. For the last one and a half months, the disease had seemed to be under control. But an uptick in cases in India, especially in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, has contributed to an upsurge in cases here as well. This is expected because Nepal and India share a porous yet unregulated border and a large...
Ways To Promote TourismBy The Rising Nepal
It is believed that Manjushree was the first tourist in Nepal. Leaving out mythical tales, tourism in Nepal started after the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa in 1953. Before 1950, Nepal was shut for outside visitors.
Patriotism Stars On ScreenBy The Rising Nepal
Patriotism starring on screen narrates a success story of communist Chinese cine-fare. It has learnt the ropes from the several decades of worldwide distribution, audience taste and choice. The voice of commerce has its own power on the content created for the big screen. China’s blockbuster movie “The Eight Hundred” in 2020 became the biggest box office grosser fare. It is to the Chinese what “Dunkirk” was to the West. Some envious quarters vainly tried to dismiss it as a propaganda on...
China's Triumph Over PovertyBy The Rising Nepal
China has announced a complete victory over the extreme poverty that the country was facing and fighting for the past many decades. Chinese President Xi Jinping in his address declared this much-awaited victory to an important gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to mark the country's triumph. The gathering was arranged to honour the hardworking and courageous people who had joined in the fight against poverty in the country.
Do Your ChoresBy The Rising Nepal
When Kyuhyun, a member of the Korean pop group Super Junior, was first introduced to his band mates, they tried to throw their weight behind him and also tried to scare the newbie. They asked him to cook Ramen, a Japanese food dish. It was easy enough - boil water, open the Ramen pouch and put the contents in the boiling water and stir in the seasoning. It is ready to eat in two minutes.
UML’s Possible Split Not Averted YetBy The Rising Nepal
The raging intra-party conflict within the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) continues to send disastrous signals to national politics, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision of March 7 to invalidate the existence of Nepal Communist Party (NCP). The NCP was created through the merger of erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre. The revival of UML and Maoist Centre has turned the national politics topsy-turvy. The legal dissolution of t
Excessive Cell Phone Use Harms HealthBy The Rising Nepal
With over five billion unique mobile phone users in the world, the possible health effects of these gadgets are of great concern among the general public. Of late, the issue has received a lot of media coverage. As so many people use mobile phones, any associated health risks may cause significant public health problems. However, the number of mobile devices worldwide in 2020 stood at 14.02 billion, with forecasts suggesting this is likely to rise to 14.91 billion by 2021 (Statista, 2020).
Ethics Count In BusinessBy The Rising Nepal
The fresh dispute between taxi drivers and Pathao riders has become a matter of public concern. The both sides say that they are committed to serving commuters. The taxi drivers claim that since they have been providing Nepal-operated service, they should have monopoly in the sector. On the other hand, Pathao that has its headquarters in Bangladesh claims that it has been ferrying the people at an affordable price following business ethics.
Challenges Of Political LeadershipBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal certainly falls short of rational conception of politics in which citizens carefully assess the party programmes and select virtuous leaders with the realistic vision and policies that foster their public and national interests. One may not know what the future of Nepal holds in a combustible political environment but the success of its leadership lies in managing a balance between the values of the nation's past and the new vision underlined in the constitution and between the separate identities...
The Risk Of Post-Pandemic InstabilityBy The Rising Nepal
Atlanta – With vaccinations raising hopes for an end to the pandemic, predictions about the post-COVID world are multiplying fast. From envisioning a reordered economy to forecasting how people will live, work, and play, experts are doing their best to extrapolate from developments that the virus has put into motion.
The Impact Of Media CoverageBy Aashish Mishra
The past few months have been very charged politically here in Nepal. The dissolution and thae subsequent reinstatement of the House of Representatives, the internal rift in the ruling Nepal
US-China Strategic CompetitionBy The Rising Nepal
The world’s two largest economies have perceived each other to be their main adversary. This is evident in the first encounter of American and Chinese top diplomats in Alaska after US President Joe Biden’s announcement that America is back to take up leadership in global affairs. The analysts of Sino-US relations have not found the meeting to be any more surprising given their strained tensions. They contend that the new US administration is not going to be much different from the Trump era with...
Books At One’s FingertipsBy The Rising Nepal
In a country, where the people including the prominent educationists were punished for trying to open a library in the capital nine decades ago, the resources of a library are now accessible even in remote areas. The oldest and largest first-ranked higher educational institution has distributed at least 160 thousand User IDs and around 25 thousand individuals are using this facility.
Shun RacismBy The Rising Nepal
On March 8 this year, eight people lost their lives in a mass shooting at a massage parlour located in Georgia state of the United States of America (USA). Four among them were of South Korean descent. The security personnel have already arrested a 21-year-old man suspected to be the attacker. This act of violence has been called to be deliberate towards the Asian-American population living there. Racism is not a new issue in the Western world. What is worrying is that the number incidents of
President Bhandari’s Historic VisitBy Gopal Khanal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid an official visit to Bangladesh on 22-23 March 2021 at the invitation of Abdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh. She was special guest to attend the celebration of the birth centenary of Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of Bangladesh.
Deputy Mayors Disempowered At Local LevelBy The Rising Nepal
A news report published in a local vernacular daily last week made a highlight on the information about the weak competence of deputy mayors to exercise their authority at the local level. The news item further stated that the deputy mayors from at least five municipalities in Rautahat district thronged the District Administration Office to appeal to the Chief District Officer (CDO) to take up their issues with the mayors in their respective municipalities and prevail upon so as to allow and enable...
Stop Abusing RTIBy The Rising Nepal
Right to Information (RTI) is all about making citizens informed. When citizens are well informed, democracy, human rights and its values remain lively and functional. It strengthens citizen's sovereignty. Sweden is the first country in the world to enact the RTI law in 1766. As of 2020, more than 119 countries have adopted RTI. European countries are the first ones to champion the RTI while Asian ones are also practising it. Latin American countries are ahead in its implementation.