As social media platforms have emerged as an important tool of election campaign, the EC equally faces a newer challenge to contain misinformation, disinformation and hate speech and ensure effective implementation of the election code of conduct this time.

First Five Years of Federal Experience

Published On: April 26, 2022 09:05 PM NPT By: Republica

Dr Biswo Nath Poudel is the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC), an advisory body for formulating development plans and policies of the government. Dr Poudel holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr Nishchal N Pandey is the Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, a Kathmandu-based think-tank. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr Pandey was also an International Research committee member of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo. He keeps a close tab on the developments that pertain to the South Asian region and their implications for Nepal. As Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for New Delhi on a three-day official visit to India on Friday, Republica's Kosh Raj Koirala sat with him to understand the significance of the visit and the priorities and concerns Nepal should raise. Excerpts:

We are in touch with our Nepali counterparts. I couldn't agree more with you that sports is a powerful binder – and cricket fans in our two countries share similar views about the role of this sport in bringing our two countries closer. We are exploring different possibilities to enhance our cooperation in the field of sports, particularly cricket.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Kikuta Yutaka is the newly-appointed ambassador of Japan to Nepal. Diplomat Kikuta Yutaka who was serving at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been appointed as the ambassador for Nepal.

The UK supports women’s leadership in all sectors

Published On: March 8, 2021 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica

Nepal’s Constitution has some great provisions to advance women’s rights, particularly to support the significant increase in women’s representation and participation in all spheres of government.

“Literacy alone doesn’t determine quality of education”

Published On: January 29, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Chief Executive Officer of Teach for Nepal, Swastika Shrestha has said that their organization is willing to hand over their model of recruiting young people in government schools to the government  as the model seems to be working pretty efficiently in enhancing the performance of both the schools and the students.

Theatres can help introduce reforms in society: Ghimire Yubraj

Published On: January 22, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Ghimire Yubraj, a theatre artist, has said that theatres are one of best mediums to introduce reforms in society.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Skipper of the Nepali National Cricket Team, Gyanendra Malla has said that Nepal will not be a  test playing nation in the world of cricket unless the governing body of this sports in the country, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), starts functioning as it is supposed to.

“Govt is apathetic toward issues raised by Nepali nurses”

Published On: January 8, 2021 07:50 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: President of the Nursing Association of Nepal, Man Kumari Rai said that the government is apathetic towards the issues raised by the Nepali nurses despite a number of efforts made by the association.