Rana Era TapsBy The Rising Nepal
While walking around New Road and Ranjana alley, one can see the remnants of an old tap surrounded by iron bars. The letter 'Bir Dhara 1890' is engraved on the tap’s upper part. But water does not flow from this tap now. A thick iron tap is about three feet above the ground. In this section, 'Ellie and McLean' and 'Glasgow' are written in English alphabets.
Take Vaccines, Follow Safety RulesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has done unexpectedly well in rolling out the vaccines on time and in a manner which has reached the needy on a priority basis,” says Dr. Sharad Onta, a public health expert, who has been involved in curbing the pandemic in Nepal. He says that the disease has been well contained here given that Nepal is one of the least developed countries with few resources. “However, this is no time to be slack and think that the pandemic is over,” he cautions. Precautions need to be taken to prevent...
Brexit Deal Was Astonishingly BadBy The Rising Nepal
Trade has plummeted and red tape has blocked our borders. Is that what ‘protecting our sovereignty’ meant? Now we know that British exports to the European Union plummeted by a cataclysmic 41 per cent after Brexit on 1 January, what next? This is not the “slow puncture” predicted, but a big bang. Yet so far, it registers little on the political Richter scale.
Hail To SpringBy The Rising Nepal
Spring arrives on the Northern hemisphere in March. Every year on the vernal equinox, the winter season gives way to the brightness of spring days. While winter is the season of dreary cold days, spring is the promise of warmer days and with it an agreeable change in the weather.
No End To Political TheatricsBy The Rising Nepal
With political theatrics getting intense every passing day, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government, once enjoying a nearly two-thirds majority, has found itself at the receiving end. However, it has also become apparent that the move to oust him would not be a cakewalk for his rivals.
Learning From Melamchi ProjectBy The Rising Nepal
At long last, the water from the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk arrived in Kathmandu on March 6. This has raised hopes that the long-awaited and long-delayed Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project will come to fruition soon.
A Unique WomanBy The Rising Nepal
The adaptability of a woman is well-known. She is able to change her identity as per the labels; some voluntary and others an obligation. On March 8th, we celebrated women for their contributions, from raising the upcoming leaders to restoring a balance wherever they mark their spot. The 24 hour time limit ended but we women can continue the celebrations if we learn to support and encourage each other throughout the year.
Need To Change Political BehaviourBy The Rising Nepal
With the two recent verdicts of the Apex Court in Nepal, myriad waves have surfaced on the political ocean of Nepal. Whereas the verdict for reinstatement of the House of Representatives (HoR) had brought the ruling party into a sort of unity albeit technically, another v
Pandemic’s One Year Revaluing Public ServicesBy The Rising Nepal
COVID-19 hit societies in Europe already rendered frail by austerity. Investment in public services and their workers is essential if they are to recover and thrive. It has been a year since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
Curbing Breast CancerBy The Rising Nepal
Lately, there’s a lot of talk about breast cancer awareness which gets one anxious and confused. This is not overemphasised, considering the increase in the number of breast cancer cases worldwide, making it the most common malignancy among women (Globocan 2020). Studies show that one in eight women has chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.
The Tragic End Of NCPBy Ritu Raj Subedi
We may call it a brutal joke on Nepali communist movement. South Asia’s largest communist force - Nepal Communist Party (NCP) created through the merger of erstwhile NCP-UML and NCP-Maoist Centre in May 2018 - broke in two literally at the stroke of a pen of two judges of the Supreme Court (SC).
Safety Of Vaccines Against COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
There has been increasing concern for the general public and even healthcare professionals alike regarding the safety and efficacy of various vaccines developed against COVID-19. The rapid pace with which vaccines were developed is praiseworthy. Several controversial news reports surrounding vaccine safety have caused confusion among various stakeholders including both healthcare professionals and the general public.
Worrisome ThoughtsBy The Rising Nepal
As Greek poet Archilochus has written: The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one great thing. The present-day politicians of Nepal may know many tactics of climbing to the greasy poles of power. But, the commoners who are at the mercy of Nepali leaders, know only one thing -- politics plays a crucial role in the contemporary society. If it becomes unstable, even the seasonal beauty gives no pleasure to them.
Elusive Democratic StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
The Nepali political establishment was successful in crippling the stability of what it calls feudal order but failed to spur democratic stability, keep the integrity and accountability of institutional equilibrium of power and nurture the responsive efficacy of public institutions of governance.
The Struggle For Technology Sovereignty In EuropeBy The Rising Nepal
Auckland – Back when states regularly used armed forces to compel others into compliance or dependence, sovereignty was primarily a geographic and military concept. But the term has more recently taken on an added dimension.
The China MiracleBy The Rising Nepal
China has eradicated absolute poverty. Let’s let that sink in. The most populous country on Earth has lifted every single one of its 1.4 billion citizens out of abject poverty. More than 850 million people have been brought out of extreme penury in four decades; more than 100 million of them in the last eight years.
Sifting Facts From RumoursBy The Rising Nepal
Around a hundred years ago, Guardian editor CP Scott had put his life-long learning in a sentence: Comment is free…but facts are sacred. However, over the years, Scott's doctrine of protecting the sacredness of facts has been neglected, manipulated and distorted even in the era of professional practices. As people receive information in their day-to-day life mainly from media outlets, best practices of collecting, verifying and rechecking facts are expected in journalism. The sociology of any subsystem...
Pursue Nuclear DiplomacyBy The Rising Nepal
The politics of nuclear weapons is related to the principle of deterrence although the value of this concept is debatable. The adherents of the principle of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) believe in its significance. They argue that possession of nuclear weapons reduces the risk of war as the attacker runs the risk of nuclear retaliation. There is no winner in a war fought between two nuclear powers.
Say No To MisogynyBy The Rising Nepal
Like in many countries, the speeches of leaders form the staple of politics in Nepal, too. By using never heard but “pleasing to the ear” kind of phrases, today's political leaders easily win applauses from people. But this does not
The Anticipated DivorceBy Gopal Khanal
On 17 March 2018, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was formed after the unification of CPN-UML and CPN - Maoist Centre, eight months after the two parties made an initial agreement on party unity on May 2018. The unity was up to the mark till the issue of power sharing was not raised by some power monger leaders of both the parties.