Protect our wildlife

February 21, 2019 06:32 am

Amidst largely despairing news on politics and governance, there is something to inspire optimism in the field of wild life conservation.

Democracy for the people

February 20, 2019 07:00 am

The Democracy Day that Nepal celebrates every year on Falgun 7 is becoming a ritual devoid of substance.

Heed public outrage

February 19, 2019 07:40 am

It’s deeply troubling that the government of K P Sharma Oli is displaying authoritarian tendencies through a number of steps it has taken since it took office in February last year.

117 years of land grab in Kathmandu

February 18, 2019 08:00 am

Heritage site of Kamalpokhari in Thamel has become the representative case of how rich and powerful connive to get public land under their ownership.

Prosecute Raj Narayan Pathak

February 17, 2019 02:30 am

Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), who resigned on Friday, has defamed the country, and our anti-corruption watchdog, the institution people look up to for corruption control, in many ways.

One year of hope, followed by despair

February 14, 2019 07:45 am

The Oli government had generated a lot of hope and expectations and it had solid foundation. For one, Nepal had got the first two-thirds majority government after nearly three decades. Government instability, we were told, had become one of the hurdles to policy reforms and in expediting development works.

Landowners without certificates

February 13, 2019 02:21 am

Reasons of landlessness in these representative cases might be different. But there is commonality. This problem arose mainly due to lack of clear government policy to resolve such issues when they arise.

Making foreign employment systematic

February 12, 2019 02:34 am

Now Department of Foreign Employment has prohibited as many as 53 Malaysian companies from hiring Nepali workers due to their ‘dismal track record.’  Total of 67 companies—including four Qatari companies, and five companies each from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—have been blacklisted.

Divided they fall

February 11, 2019 05:00 am

The relation between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and his Co-chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal is apparently fraught in the past few days.

The exact amount of the figure to be recovered from the telecommunication company and various other issues will be clear when the Supreme Court issues the full text on the verdict.