Why is democracy failing to deliver?

Published On: November 28, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

Democracy, "of the people, by the people, and for the people” cannot tolerate political nexus with foreign agents, syndicate, nepotism, intolerance, oligarchy, plutocracy, kleptocracy, commissions, corruptions and lawlessness including exemption from punishment to bigwigs and politicians suspected to be liable for criminal offences, which signify mockery of Federal Democracy, and Legislative, Executive and Judiciary as becoming dysfunctional – a recipe for the next democratic revolution.

Reforming Electricity Tariff in Nepal

Published On: November 27, 2021 01:59 PM NPT By: Dr Ram Prasad Dhital

Nepal’s lifeline tariff should be restructured in a manner that affordable electricity service is extended to the economically-disadvantaged population and incentivize them to switch from the existing biomass cooking to cleaner electrical cooking.

Oil Price Hike in Nepal: Some Critical Observations

Published On: November 26, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

In this context, the market for petroleum products is so sensitive that fluctuations in the international market price may not take long to make a profit or loss in crores of rupees. Nepali private sector entrepreneurs are not in a position to take this risk.

Population Census 2021: Data Vs Reliability

Published On: November 25, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Nir Bahadur Karki

A high alert during the entire process of data collection under the census is of paramount importance to ensure the quality and reliability of the outcome of the census. The results need to be acceptable to different stakeholders ethnically, culturally, religiously, and geographically with clarity of identity of each segment of society as their fundamental right.

Peacekeeping as a source of Nepal's soft power

Published On: November 24, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Dr Surendra Singh Rawal

The UN peacekeeping mission is a powerful platform for creating and maintaining soft power for Nepal. However, while soft power may seem less risky than economic and military power, it is difficult to use and easily lost without preservation. It requires time and effort to restore after being lost.

Instant Economics: A Revolutionary Third Wave

Published On: November 21, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Kanchan Rauniyar

This third wave in economics demands more real-time data and less theory. This data-driven and fast-paced economics however seems to have been prevailing before being hard-hit by the pandemic.

Democratic Recession in Nepal

Published On: November 20, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There are mainly two types of democratic systems: direct democracy and representative democracy. In a direct democracy, people are allowed to vote directly on issues while in a representative democracy, people vote to elect representatives (politicians) to handle the stately affairs on their behalf. The danger of representative democracy is that it could end up becoming a joke like in Nepal.

A Story of Good Slogans, Bad Performance

Published On: November 12, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Kamal Raj Dhungel

If we compare the development performance under the Panchayat Raj from 1960 to 1990 and that under the multiparty system from 1990 to 2020, there is no indication that things have really improved in the post-democracy period in terms of job opportunities, living standard, physical infrastructure development, agriculture development, institutional and industrial development, control over corruption and maintaining law and order.

Creating a foundation for Nepal’s digital economy: Huawei’s Initiative

Published On: November 11, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: William Zhang

It is a well-known fact that throughout the world, the digital economy is becoming an important part of the GDP. At Huawei, we recognize that digital economy is the new growth engine for economies of all sizes.

Exporting Electricity to India: Will it Prove to be a Milestone?

Published On: November 10, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

The Nepal Electricity Authority is now in a position to sell its surplus energy. The countries of South Asia are some of the poorest countries, which aspire to high economic growth to improve the quality of life in the coming years. However, the unavailability of reliable and adequate electricity is one of the major obstacles to realizing their economic potential.