Comfortable Government For Whom?By Gopal Khanal
As Nepal’s politics takes a new turn with the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR), some leaders of the Prachanda-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) have openly sought the support of India to find an alternative to KP Sharma Oli as Prime Minister.
Ensuring Accountability At Local LevelBy The Rising Nepal
In its ideal form, democracy is described as the rule of the people, for the people and by the people. But it is not the reality in most of the democracies in the developing world like Nepal where the people are far still removed from the locus where power is re
Australia Inhibits Foreign InvestmentBy The Rising Nepal
Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is a master in maintaining the increasingly fictional idea that Australia is open for foreign investment. It repeatedly advises that most foreign investment applications are approved. The recent withdrawal of a $300 million bid for the Australian construction firm Probuild by China State Construction Engineering Corporation exposes the heart of this fiction. The offer was withdrawn in a sleight of hand move. It was not formally rejected by the Australian...
Overcoming The Trust DeficitBy The Rising Nepal
Trust is the foundation upon which the legitimacy of public institutions is built and is crucial for maintaining social cohesion. Looking at the current political development in Nepal, it will not be an exaggeration to say that we are in a state of lack of trust among the citizens towards the government and the opposition who are the so-call
Efficacy Of Covishield And Vaccine RaceBy The Rising Nepal
The development of the much-awaited anti-COVID-19 vaccine within a year of the pandemic outbreak is undoubtedly a scientific miracle. In the current scenario, the production of vaccines is limited but the demand is unlimited. Thus, it is a big success for Nepal to launch the vaccination drive. India had provided one million doses of Covishield vaccine in grant to Nepal. It is invaluable medical support to Nepal as the vaccine has protected the frontline workers of various professions.
Cosmetic BeautyBy The Rising Nepal
In 2019, Kylie Jenner became a billionaire at the age of 21 when Coty Inc. acquired 51 per cent of her company Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie is an American media personality and celebrity who is known for her beauty and global social media presence. However in May 2020, Forbes accused Kylie of forging tax documents to appear as the youngest self-made billionaire.
Nepal's Graduation From LDCBy The Rising Nepal
The UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recommended that Nepal be graduated from the LDC status to the club of developing countries. The recommendation is based on the country meeting the required criteria. The country has met the human assets index (HAI) an
Political Culture Bolsters SystemBy The Rising Nepal
Developing nations mostly share common dreams as they have been going through similar problems like poverty, unemployment and rampant corruption, among others. Just like the other developing nations, Nepal has been trying to get rid of these problems for a long time
Taking It To BankBy The Rising Nepal
Financial products such as bank accounts and bank loans help people to manage their money and invest in assets such as houses and education. When households have secure bank accounts and reliable channels for making payments, they are better able to make large purchases and to save money for the future. As a result, when most people in a community use financial products, businesses are more likely to invest in those communities.
Beneath & Beyond Media CaptureBy The Rising Nepal
Even as Western academics and political analysts discuss a decline in public trust in democracy, hardly anything much is debated on any likely link with the news media for the disturbing trend. Within weeks after taking office, the United States President Joe Biden described as “fragile” the existing status of American democracy. News media outlets are expected to carry contents contributing to a lesson-laden past, testing the present and visualising the fu
Tackling Impacts Of Climate ChangeBy The Rising Nepal
Parts of Europe have recently undergone an extreme cold snap. When temperatures plummet, European Union legislation requires employers to protect workers. In some countries, this may mean providing appropriate clothing, warm premises or longer breaks, a plan of action for severe cold or stopping work without loss of earnings when conditions become intolerable. But as climate change str
Season Of LossBy The Rising Nepal
In a few weeks, we will mark the anniversary of the date when the lockdown was first imposed in Nepal. From the initial months of being cooped up inside our homes to the partially free environment we enjoy at the moment, one common factor has been the subject of loss. Loss has taken many forms this past year and due attention to this has yet to be given. Many lives were lost due
Triumph Of ConstitutionalismBy Ritu Raj Subedi
THE Supreme Court’s historic verdict to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR) has prevented the constitution from its immediate derailment. It has ruled out room for misinterpretations of the national charter, which the egocentric politicians, time and again, resort to for fulfilling their own vested and partisan interests. By preserving the sanctity of the statute, the apex court has also earned public trust and credentials. The judiciary had been dragged into controversies, un
Reducing Worm InfestationsBy The Rising Nepal
A worm infestation still is one of the most common diseases affecting children from low and middle-income countries. Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, Hookworm, and Enterobiasis, which are transmitted through contaminated soil, are the major worm infestations of public health importance.
Follow Ethical NormsBy The Rising Nepal
THE landmark verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) carries far-reaching implications for the Nepali constitutional and political spheres. The present constitution has adopted the multiparty federal democratic system. Its strength and weaknesses are yet to be tested. The national charter is also the outcome of the balance of power involving various interest groups. Therefore, some knowledgeable people used to compare Articles of the constitution...
One door information system for farmers in the offingBy The Rising Nepal
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is all set to establish a one-door system to manage agriculture-related information through the Farmers’ Centre (Kisan Centre) and facilitate in technology transfer.
Civic Activism Of Civil SocietyBy The Rising Nepal
Civil society groups in Nepal constitute a bewildering array of institutions, networks and movements of citizens formed to defend their collective values, interests and culture. One critical point made in the recent declaration of civil society is that of the domination of partiocracy on every sphere of public life.
Genetics Influence Your Resilience To ColdBy The Rising Nepal
Some people just aren’t bothered by the cold, no matter how low the temperature dips. And the reason for this may be in a person’s genes. Our new research shows that a common genetic variant in the skeletal muscle gene, ACTN3, makes people more resilient to cold temperatures.
Not Voiceless, Just UnheardBy The Rising Nepal
The famous Indian author Arundhati Roy once said that no one was truly voiceless. People are either silenced or unheard but not voiceless. Acknowledging that she might have said in a different context to mean a different thing, this statement, or “quote” to put it romantically, is particularly poignant to journalists around the world.
Prospects Of Social MediaBy The Rising Nepal
As the widespread fear of COVID-19 is gradually declining across the globe, people are returning to their new normal. The availability of vaccines has been instrumental to bring back the social and economic activities to their earlier forms gradually. However, in the global context, the upcoming days are still not considered safe. Thus, the new media, which is convenient mainly in terms of dissemination of contents, will continuously be considered as the potential media for a wider extent of human...