Overcoming Omicron

Published On: January 12, 2022 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica

COVID-19 is here to stay for sometime. Learning to live with it looks the only pragmatic way forward. The immediate thing that the government must do is further expand the scope of COVID-19 vaccination.

Resolve Chief Justice-Bar Tussle Amicably

Published On: November 9, 2021 05:32 PM NPT By: Republica

As the tussle between the NBA and chief of the judiciary continues for weeks, ordinary people who wait for justice for years, if not decades, are left in the lurch and their hope to get justice is fast fading away. Such a situation must end.

Deuba must deliver

Published On: July 14, 2021 07:48 PM NPT By: Republica

Oli’s reluctance to step down even after failing to win a vote of confidence in parliament and his abrupt decision to dissolve parliament and announce a midterm election amid the COVID-19 pandemic had raised serious concerns that this could derail the political course in the country. The apex court’s verdict has brought the political course back on track for now. But the journey ahead is still precarious.

Let’s act responsibly

Published On: July 6, 2021 03:33 PM NPT By: Republica

Although prohibitory orders have been relaxed, the risk of COVID-19 transmission still exists.  Let’s all act responsibly now so that we do not have to regret it later.

We need a functioning govt

Published On: May 14, 2021 11:35 AM NPT By: Republica

Do everything possible to save lives. We can think of ‘happy Nepalis and prosperous Nepal’ only if we have a healthy nation. The next few weeks are crucial. We can defeat the virus. We call upon the prime minister to make it his personal mission to bring things under control, and provide hope to the people who are struggling to survive at this hour.

Act now!

Published On: April 26, 2021 10:16 AM NPT By: Republica

The second wave of the coronavirus has begun to swallow our health systems. Hospitals and health workers in cities like Nepalgunj have been pleading with the government to provide them with the necessary resources to treat the patients. Major hospitals, both public and private, in Kathmandu have said that they have run out of beds and other resources to treat additional COVID-19 patients. Dr Sagar Kumar Rajbhandari, director of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH), said that hospitals will soon be on the brink of collapse if we do not act now. We have seen Prime Minister Oli violating public health protocols set by the health ministry.

Prime Minister Oli, resign immediately

Published On: February 24, 2021 07:49 AM NPT By: Republica

If KP Sharma Oli has an iota of respect for the people and the democratic processes, he should resign immediately and pave the way for forming  a new government.

Is load shedding back? What is the NEA doing?

Published On: December 31, 2020 07:10 AM NPT By: Republica

We refuse to believe that NEA that provided uninterrupted power supply for the last four years under the leadership of Kul Man Ghising cannot do so now.

Testing time for the Supreme Court

Published On: December 26, 2020 07:20 AM NPT By: Republica

This is the biggest test for Nepal’s Supreme Court.  Where we will land next, including the future of the current political system and the constitution itself, will depend on the wisdom of the court.

PM Oli and President Bhandari betrayed the people and the country

Published On: December 20, 2020 03:37 PM NPT By: Republica

PM’s move is unconstitutional, objectionable and against the political values from every possible angle.