Let me talk

February 9, 2017 00:35 am

The Supreme Court has issued an order to the government to make it mandatory to seek permission from courts before accessing telephone and text message details for criminal and other investigations.

Going electronic

February 8, 2017 00:45 am

As we are nearing constitutionally stipulated deadline of holding three sets of  elections—local, provincial and federal—before January 2018 and as pressures from various quarters are being exerted on the government and the political parties for holding all those elections on time.

Deadly neglect

February 7, 2017 00:45 am

Globally, around 53 percent of all cancers are detected in males and the rest in females. In Nepal, it’s just the opposite.

Can’t ignore

February 6, 2017 00:45 am

There must not many people alive who at one point or the other have not contemplated suicide. For most of us, it’s just a passing thought. But for a tiny minority it is a serious option.

Cap of three

February 4, 2017 00:35 am

It is hard to understand why the three percent threshold provision that was incorporated in the 1990 constitution was removed, first in the Interim Constitution (2007) and then in the new constitution (2015).

Old habits

February 2, 2017 00:29 am

The YCL, which had gained notoriety for its thuggish ways after the Maoists first emerged from the hiding in 2006, has no business being in these higher educational institutions. Most YCL cadres are battle-hardened ex-Maoist fighters, which is the reason they were so successful in shaking down rich businessmen for funds to run their mother party.

Order, order

February 1, 2017 00:55 am

The twin tasks of road expansion and Melamchi Drinking Water Project pipe-laying have evidently been carried out without much planning. In fact, those who give the orders for them seem to lack even common sense.

Patchy progress

January 31, 2017 00:45 am

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs seems to be at the forefront of digitizing governance in Nepal. At the start of January, it introduced a mobile app through which people will be able to apply for passports.

Now or never

January 30, 2017 00:45 am

The chances of holding local level elections by April-end, something Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had repeatedly promised, appear bleak.

Cartel it is

January 28, 2017 00:35 am

The decision of the commercial banks on Thursday to cap the deposit rate (the rate they offer depositors) at 12 percent is a clear case of cartelling.