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.

Thinking cap

February 21, 2017 00:45 am

The Election Commission has now made two vital proposals to the government, one  concerning the threshold to qualify as a national party and the other concerning the threshold for minimum number of votes for election into the parliament.

Social crime

February 20, 2017 00:45 am

Turns out there are some relatively easy steps that can be taken immediately to reduce the level of air pollution in Kathmandu valley. These steps have been suggested in an action plan recently submitted to the National Planning Commission by an ‘air pollution control’ taskforce comprised of environmental experts and senior government officials.

Declare it today

February 18, 2017 00:02 am

But if elections are swiftly announced and the first phase can be successfully held by mid-May, the political parties representing Tarai-Madhesh will be under public pressure to complete the second phase on time as well.

Show some spine

February 16, 2017 00:45 am

In international diplomacy there is no such thing as pure goodwill. In today’s day and age, each and every country defines its foreign relations in terms of what it believes are in its interest, first and the foremost. Only then are concerns of other countries accommodated. The same is the case with China’s push on One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) project.

Rein them

February 15, 2017 00:45 am

In the recent years, the number of students leaving the country for abroad study is  steadily rising. According to a 2016 data of Ministry of Education, number of students  enrolling in academic institutions abroad has increased by three-fold in the last five years.

22 years later

February 14, 2017 00:45 am

How would one look back to 1996, the year when CPN (Maoist) (now fragmented into multiple splinter groups), launched insurgency against the state?