Undemocratic

March 7, 2017 00:45 am

Any Nepali political party has the constitutional right to organize peaceful protests and meetings at any place of its choosing inside the country. This is a matter of principle, not of individual political beliefs.

Criminal intent

March 6, 2017 09:51 am

Nepal has not witnessed a case of poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio or infantile paralysis, for the past six years. In most acute cases, polio can cause permanent muscle weakness, which might then result in premature death. This viral disease, which has been in existence for thousands of years, used to cripple and kill thousands of people, even as late as the 1980s.

More promises

March 4, 2017 00:45 am

Arun Jaitley, Nepal Investment Summit 2017, More promises, Editorial

The easy bit

March 2, 2017 00:25 am

It is hard to believe the Department of Transport Management, according to which there are only around 2,500 vehicles that are over 20 years old and are still plying the roads of Kathmandu valley.

On the mark

March 1, 2017 00:45 am

During his address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal emphasized the importance of timely local election in order to safeguard the post-2006 achievements.

Hurry up

February 28, 2017 00:45 am

After the April 2015 earthquakes, the home ministry had labeled 475 settlements across 18 districts landslide-prone during the monsoons. After that, another survey of the Department of Mines and Geology had identified 117 settlements in 11 districts as the most vulnerable.

Muscle power

February 27, 2017 00:45 am

The chaos surrounding the Free Student Union elections in many ways epitomizes what is wrong with the broader Nepali politics. Campuses around the country have been vandalized, with competing student unions clashing for supremacy, in this race to the  bottom.

Rocky start

February 25, 2017 07:45 am

The decision of the Election Commission to delay the implementation of Election Code of Conduct by a week following the declaration of local election last Monday is a

No ambassadors

February 23, 2017 00:35 am

The CPN (Maoist Center)-Nepali Congress coalition government has shamefully nominated relatives of powerful leaders, manpower agents and even a person accused of trying to suppress the 2006 Jana Andolan as Nepal’s envoys to 14 different countries.

Finally, hope

February 22, 2017 00:45 am

It’s not normal for a functioning democracy to go without local elections for nearly two decades. But that is exactly what happened in Nepal, as the country came to be held hostage to the protracted constitutional crisis.