Pritam Bhattarai

The contributor for Republica.

Pedestrian safety: a major concern

Published On: November 13, 2017 08:57 AM NPT By: Pritam Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Road safety continues to remain a major concern in Nepal, where hundreds of people lose their lives, and many others are injured every year.

Bracing for another blockade far away

Published On: June 28, 2017 07:22 PM NPT By: Pritam Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, June 28: It seems Nepal faced two blockades in the past two years with the recent one being the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. Nearly five months long economic blockade on Nepal imposed by India immediately after Nepal promulgated its constitution on September 19, 2015 crippled general life and cost a huge loss to country's economy.

Misappropriation of migrant workers' fund setback to foreign employment sector

Published On: September 28, 2016 05:00 PM NPT By: Pritam Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Like every government of the past, the present government too began with a pledge to carry out reforms in the foreign employment sector. One of the pledges made by the government was to rescue migrant workers stranded and languishing in various jails in different destination countries.

Thapa's rise to power; Will he be able to leave his mark?

Published On: September 3, 2016 06:00 PM NPT By: Pritam Bhattarai

Surely, Thapa will be tested as is the trend of Nepali politics. Nepali people hardly believe in political leaders because they talk sweet and make tall promises only to get to power.

With a 'botched' first innings, will Dahal deliver in second stint as PM?

Published On: July 30, 2016 04:40 PM NPT By: Pritam Bhattarai

KATHMANDU, July 30: Going against the long 'customary practice' requiring Nepal's Prime Minister to pay his or her first official visit to India, then Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in 2008 chose to make his first official visit to China instead.