Stop this cruelty

Published On: October 5, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Jivesh Jha

In most Nepali societies, the animals, brought up with love and care, are very often sacrificed as a token of submission to the command of the almighty. The trend of submission to God and sacrificing our ill wills has turned into a show of wealth. So they buy the highest-priced goats and show off in society as well as on social media with pride.

Why democracy fails

Published On: October 5, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Sandesh Paudyal

The concept of democracy is fairly straight-forward: ‘Government of the people, by the people and for the people.’ People choose the candidates who they believe are best poised to run the government. Why then is this fairly simple system losing its sheen, not just in Nepal but elsewhere as well? Why are so many “democratic” countries still facing chronic political crisis, rampant corruption, and gross under-development and governance failures?

Proven partnership: US and Nepal

Published On: October 3, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Randy William Berry

We never asked Nepal to be pro-America or to be against any other country. We ask Nepal to be pro-Nepal, to guard its sovereignty, by strengthening freedom, openness and security

Way to resolve Kashmir issue

Published On: October 3, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Majhar Javed

Curfew should be lifted, detainees should be released and the world community must give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir

Next phase of China’s reform

Published On: October 3, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

To continue China’s integration into global networks, the authorities will need to overcome strategic challenges

Conflict with the north

Published On: October 2, 2019 09:09 AM NPT By: Prem Singh Basnyat

Tibet was a good market for Nepali traders and Nepal had good ties with Tibet. With marriage of Nepali princess Bhrikuti with King Tsroang Chong Gympo of Tibet, diplomatic and official relations became cordial. Following that many Nepali merchants and officials also married Tibetan girls. Eventually, Tibet and Nepal had both people-to-people and government-to-government ties.

China’s 70 years of progress

Published On: October 2, 2019 08:56 AM NPT By: Keyu Jin

BEIJING – The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1 will be an exuberant affair, involving glitzy cultural events, an extravagant state dinner attended by Chinese and foreign luminaries, and a grand military parade in Tiananmen Square. And, at a time of high tensions with US President Donald Trump’s administration, it will be imbued with an extra dose of patriotic enthusiasm. But while China has much to celebrate, it also has much work to do.

Revolution in digital age

Published On: October 1, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah

There will first be a few revolutionaries, who are joined by hundreds of thousands then supported by millions. It happens without a central leadership and starts on the Internet

ISIS 2.0 and information war

Published On: October 1, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Anne-Marie Slaughter and Asha C Castleberry

ISIS’s recent media resurgence is the precursor to the group’s physical revival. That is why the information war against ISIS should never stop

Falling reserves

Published On: October 1, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Rajin Ranjit

In county like ours whose economy is heavily dependent on imports, foreign exchange reserves should be adequate to sustain imports for at least eight months