General Election 2079 and the Way Forward for NC

Published On: March 11, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Dr. Ganesh Mandal

Free, fair and periodic elections are one of the most important elements for strengthening democracy. For an election to be free and fair, certain civil liberties, such as the freedoms of speech, association and assembly, are required. Elections play a critical role in political transitions by advancing democratization and encouraging political liberalization. They also help to promote peaceful, democratic political transformation that lead to increased stability and prosperity. Franchise is one of the most important rights of a citizen in a democracy.

'Electricity Collaboration' Diplomacy in BBIN Countries

Published On: March 10, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Jubeda Chowdhury

India offers the opportunity to interconnect the Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal electricity supply industries. The possibility of using Indian power infrastructure for electricity trade between Nepal and Bangladesh is another facet of India’s neighborhood engagement. These bonds of support, trade and economic opportunities should bind the countries, with India as a critical player.

Ethereum's Ideological Battle with Communism

Published On: March 9, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

If humans cannot be trusted to do what's best for them, why not pass the responsibility onto something that could - an AI? According to a recent survey conducted by IE University in Madrid, approximately 30 percent of the 25,000 people surveyed said they would be willing to be governed by AI. One of the main reasons for this line of thinking is that people have simply lost faith in their political leaders and believe that machines would be able to make better, fairer, and more rational decisions that would benefit everyone.

Options for LDCs to Boost Digital Trade

Published On: March 8, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Xiangchen Zhang

Digital trade can help level the playing field between LDCs and higher-income countries. For example, engaging in e-commerce through international platforms can allow exporters in all countries to build visibility for their goods among geographically distant consumers more cheaply than via traditional trade. LDCs tend to benefit the most from this cost reduction.

Green City: An Inevitable Necessity

Published On: March 7, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: Sabin Chand

A growing city should cope with a variety of growing demands. These demands acknowledge industrialization and urbanization, which are two major factors responsible for global unsustainability. As such, the natural environment experiences deforestation, rapid consumption of fossil fuels, leading to the depletion of natural resources, air and water pollution, greenhouse effects, and climate change.

Tackling Pollution One Sapling at a Time

Published On: March 6, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Basu Gautam

Nepal has experienced significant deforestation over the past few decades, with trees being cut down for fuel, timber, and agricultural expansion. This has led to a range of environmental problems, including soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Reforestation can help to address these issues by restoring the natural balance of the ecosystem and mitigating the effects of climate change.

National security: A notion of geopolitical reality

Published On: March 5, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: GP Acharya

Last week, US President Joe Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine and subsequently announced a considerable aid amount to Ukraine in its war against Russia, while Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed his commitment to protect Russian security by “ramping up nuclear capabilities” while marking the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Handle Human Rights Issues with Care

Published On: March 4, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Randhir Chaudhary

The CIEDP and the TRC were established in accordance with a law passed in May 2014 and were a key component of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. However, the lack of progress in their operationalization has left many victims of human rights abuses without the justice and reparations they deserve.

Agricultural Land Use in Nepal : Challenges and Opportunities

Published On: March 3, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Jagat Deuja

The challenges Nepal faces in protecting its agricultural land and ensuring food security for its citizens are huge. The implementation of land use policies and regulations, as well as the conversion of farmland for non-agricultural purposes, remain major issues that require urgent attention.

Nepal Police's Slide toward Autocracy

Published On: March 2, 2023 08:30 AM NPT By: Kanchan Jha

In a modern democratic state, the police are meant to enforce the laws that preserve its core democratic values, such as the right to protection and security. However, the actions of the police force in Nepal, in recent times, have been called into question as they have been accused of violating the very principles they are tasked with.