O Brahmaputra and Bagmati, how can you flow?

Published On: May 5, 2021 05:00 PM NPT By: Subhash Ghimire

Pashupati Aryaghat, where Hindus cremate their dead bodies, is overcrowded, and has started cremating bodies on open grounds. Until last week, PM Oli was busy inaugurating projects, openly defying urgent pleas by his health ministry to avoid crowds and public events. He infamously urged people to ‘chew guava leaves and turmeric powder to get rid of the virus’ offering a hope so false that only this disaster could follow.

Why should the US pay its dues to the UN?

Published On: May 2, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Surendra Singh Rawal

Without any doubt, the tumultuous four years of the Trump presidency significantly damaged the US multilateral outlook and its relation to the UN. However, the US has not burnt its bridge completely.

Labor Day 2021 for Safety and Health

Published On: May 1, 2021 07:44 AM NPT By: Shankar Man Singh

Today's historic day is expected to inspire governments, workers, consumers and employers to move forward with the country's economic development. The slogan for Labor Day in 2021 is: Invest now in flexible occupational safety and health systems. ”

Nepal: A victim of party politics and power games

Published On: April 30, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Niranjan Mani Dixit

How can sufficient service delivery and development across Nepal be possible as long as the political leaders do not end  inter- and intra-party politics, desisting from racing to becoming a PM or ministers for power, posts and wealth acquisition, considering the political sector a lucrative business industry and employment center, as the trend shows? How Nepal can free itself from the clutches of wrong political hands?

Missing principle in Nepal’s foreign policy?

Published On: April 28, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dinesh Bhattarai

It has been a consistent policy of Nepal not to make comments on the internal matters of any country and Nepal wants other countries not to show  unnecessary concerns  on its internal affairs. However, Nepal’s reiteration of its fundamental principles of foreign policy as enshrined in Article 50, 51 (1, m) of the Constitution which states conducting an independent foreign policy based on the Charter of the United Nations, non-alignment, principles of Panchsheel, and international law among others, has been uncompromising.

G.I. Joe Trotsky

Published On: April 23, 2021 10:22 AM NPT By: Nina L. Khrushcheva

NEW YORK – Leon Trotsky may not claim a mass following nowadays, but the revolutionary tactics that he pioneered remain very much in use, and not only by communists or in today’s Russia, where they are called “political technology.” One such tactic, known as “entryism” – when members of an extremist group join, subvert, and ultimately take over a more powerful organization, which they then use as a political weapon – has gained adherents among far-right groups in the United States. Their target: America’s military.

It is time Nepali people should say ‘Yes’ to Russian Sputnik Vaccine too

Published On: April 22, 2021 06:55 PM NPT By: Dr Mahesh K Maskey

It is high time Nepal not only said “Yes” to the Sputnik V vaccine, but also took a bold step in laying the groundwork for manufacturing the vaccine in its own country.

Citizen engagement in public finance management in Nepal

Published On: April 22, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Taranath Dahal

Citizen engagement in PFM is to mobilize the efforts made by the people at grassroots level and channeling their limited resources responsibly.

Will China Be the Middle East’s Next Hegemon?

Published On: April 21, 2021 09:04 AM NPT By: Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV – US President Joe Biden has announced that he will withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, finally ending his country’s longest war ever. The move was indicative of a broader shift by the United States away from the Middle East – one that has been a long time coming. Will anyone take its place in the region?

Need of Disaster Preparedness for Responding to Possible Eventualities

Published On: April 21, 2021 07:25 AM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

The massive quake of 2015 and its aftermath gave us a very important and essential lesson, that is, the importance of preparedness and awareness. However, we are neither prepared nor aware. So quickly have we utterly forgotten our country’s long history of destructive disasters.