After weeks of anger and frustration, a group of young people took to the streets of Baluwatar to demand accountability from this government. The COVID-19 response from this government has been dismal: testing rates are low, RDTs reign over PCR tests, quarantines are poorly managed – hotbeds for disease-- and there seems to be no real strategy to address the impending economic fallout and the long-term management of returning migrant workers. Nepali Congress MP Gagan Thapa rightly repeated what was being said all over social media the last few weeks yesterday in parliament: Where did the $1.3 billion spent on COVID-19 response go? Are the border quarantines fast becoming ‘concentration camps’? A series of failures have emerged as a result of what seems to be a reactive approach to governance.

SAARC is sinking

January 31, 2019 01:30 am

Prospects of SAARC have shrunk further with India thinking of its alternative and alleging Pakistan for state-sponsored terrorism

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: India’s undeclared economic blockade on Nepal in 2015 which completely obstructed the passage for petroleum products and other essentials to Nepal inspired three eighteen-year-olds to conduct a test in search of an alternative to petrol.

MUSTANG, May 8: The local administration decided to close entry to the general public to the Muktinath temple premises from 4:00 pm on May 11 to 12:00 noon May 12, in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the temple.

May 3: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has formed a six-member team of experts to conduct technical study of proposed sites for alternative airport in Kavre.

BANEPA, May 2: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is planning to build an alternative airport in Kavrepalanchok district in order to reduce traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

NEPALGUNJ, March 28: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakashman Singh has ruled out the possibility of stronger NC if it continues to be run through an ad hoc basis.

Alternative to street-widening

March 7, 2018 01:30 am

It is unfortunate that while elsewhere in the world people are advocating for ways to create walkable neighborhoods, we are bulldozing our already existing footpaths

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is seeking an alternative to the district education offices once they cease to exist from April 11 in the new federal setup.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Education Ministry is to make a decision to continue the services provided by the erstwhile District Education Office as the Offices have stopped functioning in the new structure.

ROLPA, Feb 15: An alternative coaching class has been organized for school dropouts in a bid to bring back them to school in the district.

JHAPA, Feb 1: Ginger exporters have found Bangladesh an alternative market for Nepali gingers.

Alternative destinations

January 19, 2018 10:09 am

There are some tourist attractions that definitely can’t be missed: The Vatican in Rome, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Westminster Abbey in London are among a few places that’s on every traveler’s bucket list.

MYAGDI, Sept 6: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has built new shelter house, widened walking trail and erected sign post on an alternative trekking route to Tilicho Lake from Mustang district.

CHITWAN, Oct 5: Alternative to the Narayangadh-Mugling road section has been explored considering the growing traffic and the difficulties in course of the road widening.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that there was no alternative to amend constitution to resolve problems surfaced in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that only the expansion of the Mugling-Narayanghat section of the Prithvi Highway without first opening an alternative road was a mistake and that it cost lives of so many passengers.

POKHARA, March 26: CPN (UML) General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel has said that his party will cooperate with the government to hold the local level polls in slated date, May 14.

Alternative current

March 21, 2017 00:35 am

Kulman Ghising needs Ram Prasad Dhital, Executive Director of Alternative Energy Promotion Center, to end load-shedding forever

No alternative to election, Sitaula says

February 18, 2017 17:42 pm

JHAPA, Feb 18: Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has said that there was no alternative to holding election to end the existing deadlock.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Around this time in the previous years, Sanjay Tandulkar of Teku used to have his busiest business days. The reason was that his business thrived on the complete blackouts faced by the general public due to load shedding of up to 14 hours a day. But since the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) made some remarkable changes in power distribution in the past four months, his business has taken an unfavorable u-turn.

RUKUM, Dec 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal  has said that there is no alternative for the political parties to come together for implementation of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Due to the three-day state visit of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, traffic police have suggested locals to use alternative routes for the following roadways.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 15: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Shankar Bhandari, today warned the country would fall into a grave crisis if the three political parties do not move ahead through agreement and cooperation.

POKHARA, Sept 30: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari today said there was no alternative for the ruling parties and the opposition to standing together for the implementation of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 16: National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista on Friday said that the opening ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games will be held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu.