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.

Phubbing: From Social Disorder to Family Disintegration

Published On: March 1, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Augustine Thomas, S.J.

The term ‘phubbing’ was added to the Oxford dictionary to define a new behavior of the mobile era. Phubbing, a combination of ‘phone’ and ‘snubbing’, refers to being engaged on the phone, ignoring the presence of the person you are with. Phubbing is not just the behavior of an individual alone; it has evolved into an ugly face of social dysfunction.

Trade and Investment Policy in South Asia

Published On: February 28, 2023 08:00 AM NPT By: Hari Prasad Shrestha

During the 1980s, the economy of China and India were almost at the same level in terms of GDP, per capita GDP and growth rates with coequal population. However, within a 30-year period, China dramatically surpassed India in the growth rate by a huge margin and per capita GDP five times that of India. The reason behind China’s high performance was its willingness to let foreign investors access its assets, labor and non-traded infrastructure at a significantly lower cost than its Indian competitor. Moreover, the decision-making process to approve foreign investment in China was simple and fast compared to the lengthy process and long deliberations in India.

Strengthening Municipal Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Nepal

Published On: February 26, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Niyati Adhikari

Nepal’s entry into the era of federalism came with the promise of more power to the local level and prosperity in areas previously neglected by the central power structures. As part of this move towards decentralization, local governments across all seven provinces of Nepal were granted increased authority and responsibility to promote and support economic development.

Cochlear Implant: A Triumph over Hearing Disability

Published On: February 25, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Dr Rabindra Bhakta Pradhananga

Cochlear implants have been proven to be beneficial for children who are born deaf and have been a boon for those who cannot hear completely.

Ruffling on Religion: Mission or Fashion?

Published On: February 24, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Dr Atindra Dahal

Being the only Hindu state, Nepal enjoyed the love of all Hindus across the world. There was no religious confrontation. Outer respect, love and gratitude were high. Now the outer respect has faded and internal confrontation is rife.