No time for complacence – get ready for next wave of COVID- 19

Published On: May 11, 2021 04:47 PM NPT By: Dr Rano Mal Piryani and Dr Ganesh Dangal

When one analyses the present situation, it becomes obvious that Nepal couldn’t prepare to face the challenges posed by the second wave. It is anticipated that Nepal may face a third wave the scale of which may be difficult to predict at this point in time.

Maladaptive daydreaming: Bane or Boon?

Published On: May 11, 2021 02:30 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhakal

Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is a seemingly pathological, complex yet clinically underrepresented condition coined by Dr Eli  Somer during his clinical practice, where an individual gets chronically trapped in the vicious cycle of daydreaming and, as a result, consciously withdraws from day-to-day social interactions or work-related activities.

Stronger together

Published On: May 9, 2021 06:55 AM NPT By: Republica

Today is a special day for the European Union. It is our71stbirthday.Every year on 9 May we celebrate what started as a peace project in 1950 and is now an alliance for our joint future. The 27 Member States and their 450 million citizens build our Union every day with their actions and their commitment, making it stronger through challenging times such as the COVID -19 pandemic.From day one, Europe hasalways been guided by the principles of community, solidarity and cooperation.Today, these principles remain as relevant as ever.

US in Afghanistan: In, Out and After

Published On: May 9, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Dinesh Bhattarai

“Even as we are withdrawing our force, we are not disengaging from Afghanistan. We are remaining deeply engaged in diplomacy, in support for the Afghan government and its people, development economic assistance, humanitarian assistance, and support for the security forces.”

O Brahmaputra and Bagmati, how can you flow?

Published On: May 5, 2021 05:00 PM NPT By: Subhash Ghimire

Pashupati Aryaghat, where Hindus cremate their dead bodies, is overcrowded, and has started cremating bodies on open grounds. Until last week, PM Oli was busy inaugurating projects, openly defying urgent pleas by his health ministry to avoid crowds and public events. He infamously urged people to ‘chew guava leaves and turmeric powder to get rid of the virus’ offering a hope so false that only this disaster could follow.

Why should the US pay its dues to the UN?

Published On: May 2, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Surendra Singh Rawal

Without any doubt, the tumultuous four years of the Trump presidency significantly damaged the US multilateral outlook and its relation to the UN. However, the US has not burnt its bridge completely.

Labor Day 2021 for Safety and Health

Published On: May 1, 2021 07:44 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Today's historic day is expected to inspire governments, workers, consumers and employers to move forward with the country's economic development. The slogan for Labor Day in 2021 is: Invest now in flexible occupational safety and health systems. ”

Nepal: A victim of party politics and power games

Published On: April 30, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

How can sufficient service delivery and development across Nepal be possible as long as the political leaders do not end  inter- and intra-party politics, desisting from racing to becoming a PM or ministers for power, posts and wealth acquisition, considering the political sector a lucrative business industry and employment center, as the trend shows? How Nepal can free itself from the clutches of wrong political hands?

Missing principle in Nepal’s foreign policy?

Published On: April 28, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Bhattarai

It has been a consistent policy of Nepal not to make comments on the internal matters of any country and Nepal wants other countries not to show  unnecessary concerns  on its internal affairs. However, Nepal’s reiteration of its fundamental principles of foreign policy as enshrined in Article 50, 51 (1, m) of the Constitution which states conducting an independent foreign policy based on the Charter of the United Nations, non-alignment, principles of Panchsheel, and international law among others, has been uncompromising.

G.I. Joe Trotsky

Published On: April 23, 2021 10:22 AM NPT By: Nina L. Khrushcheva

NEW YORK – Leon Trotsky may not claim a mass following nowadays, but the revolutionary tactics that he pioneered remain very much in use, and not only by communists or in today’s Russia, where they are called “political technology.” One such tactic, known as “entryism” – when members of an extremist group join, subvert, and ultimately take over a more powerful organization, which they then use as a political weapon – has gained adherents among far-right groups in the United States. Their target: America’s military.