The futile summitry

Published On: June 10, 2016 08:12 PM NPT By: Mahabir Paudyal

I was recently in Turkey to cover the United Nations Conference on Mid-term Review of Istanbul Program of Action (IPoA) on Least Development Countries (LDCs). But if you ask me what the conference achieved for the people of LDCs, I probably wouldn’t be able to answer.

Childhood murderers

Published On: June 10, 2016 07:49 PM NPT By: Basant Kumar Chaudhary

Have you ever even thought of the child exploitation behind some of the foreign brand garments you wear? The theme of The World Day Against Child Labor 2016 (June 12) is precise and to the point: “End child labor in supply chains—It’s everyone’s business!”

Fear of dentists

Published On: June 10, 2016 07:43 PM NPT By: Usha Pokharel

Being scared is normal for children but that does not mean they need to be overwhelmed by dentist fear Recently I have been taking my father to the dentist on a regular basis. At those times, I noticed a number of children visiting the same dentist for their ortho-dental work.

Infographics: Euro 2016’s Host Cities

Published On: June 10, 2016 07:35 PM NPT By: Republica

France and Romania are going to kick off Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis this evening. This year’s European Championship is going to be the biggest ever with 24 teams competing over the course of 51 games.


Published On: June 9, 2016 02:49 PM NPT By: Arun Kumar Shrivastav

Lost opportunities due to current bad blood between India and Nepal will have a long-term impact. India-Nepal relations are at an all-time low and there can be nothing more unfortunate at this hour of need when Nepal has just suffered that devastating earthquake amid unending political instability.

Infographics: Make #NotWasting A Way Of Life

Published On: June 8, 2016 03:03 PM NPT By: Republica

Infographics: Make #NotWasting A Way Of Life

Together we walk

Published On: June 8, 2016 02:55 PM NPT By: Mark Lowcock

The UK is immensely proud of 200 years of cooperation between Britain and Nepal. Through our visit we hope to have further strengthened the social, economic and political bonds between our two countries. We arrive more than one year on from the 2015 earthquakes and we offer our condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives. We continue to be filled with admiration for the spirit and resilience of Nepali people.

Back in black

Published On: June 8, 2016 02:31 PM NPT By: Nirmal Kumar Raut

Blockade created favorable climate for unscrupulous traders to do more transactions off the official radar The recent unofficial Indian blockade had a debilitating effect on Nepali economy already crippled by poor growth in manufacturing and agriculture, high inflation, never-ending blackouts and low infrastructure investment. Illegal trading activities grew not only in border towns, but also in urban areas where demand for essential goods is relatively high.

China express

Published On: June 8, 2016 02:17 PM NPT By: Biswas Baral

The argument that the Himalayas offer the best defense against China is contradicted by rapid expansion of Chinese rail lines in Tibetan plateau A few weeks ago I was talking to a New Delhi-based Nepali academic who has closely followed recent Nepal-India engagements.

On “good writers”

Published On: June 7, 2016 07:56 PM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The belief that you need to be a "good writer" to write effectively is a myth that has insalubrious consequences