While talking about our conditions on mental health status, Article 35 of the Constitution of Nepal prescribes only about the physical health of citizens, not about the conditions of mental health issues. As mental health-related policy, plans and strategy were incorporated in the 2019 National Health Policy, the 1996 Mental Health Policy was automatically cancelled.
During the 80s, the manual typewriter was the most developed instrument for typing and mails dispatched through post offices were reliable means of written communication. At that time, the availability of landline telephones was limited and it was supposed to be an advanced device for long distance verbal communication.
Regrettably, of late, positive news pertaining to TU have become increasingly scarce. The university's diminishing global ranking, coupled with reports of declining enrollment in its central departments, and the impasse surrounding the appointment of a new vice chancellor due to political quandaries, have raised serious concerns on the future of TU.
This despondent reality is even more apparent in Nepal, where bridges left incomplete stand as glaring evidence of structural deficiencies resulting from cost-cutting measures. Numerous instances of structural collapse during construction and the abandonment of projects due to inadequate quality adherence are pervasive in Nepal, casting a shadow over a nation that should be thriving in new development.
The year 2023 marks the centenary of the Nepal-Britain Peace and Friendship Treaty that had formally recognized the sovereignty and independence of Nepal in black and white. Since 1923, the world has witnessed profound political changes but the special friendship between the two countries remains intact as they mark a hundred years of old diplomatic history of mutual esteem, respect and cooperation.
December 30, 2023 09:00 AM NPT
By: Jagat Deuja
“I have no land; I have no home to call my own. I am waiting to die, and God knows if the house owner will allow my community to perform my last rite according to our tradition. I lived fearfully all my life and will die fearfully. I have never wanted a home so badly as I do now,” Sita Badi (name changed) from Tulasipur Dang exclaimed as she expressed the pain of dying in someone else’s home.
As it was in so much of the world, the year 2023 in Nepal was not necessarily “the best of times.” The first weeks of 2023 saw finally the opening of the new Pokhara Regional International Airport but then sadly the crash of a Yeti Airlines flight en route to that airport, killing all 72 on board. Economic indicators remain relatively poor and out-migration continues as Nepalis seek jobs abroad.
Following some tangible loopholes in the constitution and severe erosion of civilized culture, Nepali politics is regularly embroiled in unsolicited irregularities and a series of nauseatingly deep instabilities. One of its exclusive outcomes is the intermittent change of executive head of the nation.