BUTUWAL, May 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Province 5 has become worse. Not just the rural areas but also the towns in Rolpa, Dang, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu lack water. Locals lament that their right to access clean drinking water is limited just in paper.

BANKE, April 17: Drying up of water sources has posed a threat to wildlife in the Banke National Park. The national park, however, was established some nine years ago for the expansion of the habitat of wild cat.

BAJURA, March 29: Food crisis has deepened in Bajura district owing to contractor's sheer ignorance in the supply of rice.

Looming Taiwan crisis

February 20, 2019 00:30 am

Crisis over Taiwan could wreck China’s relations with the US and many of its neighbors and rock an already shaky Chinese economy

Nine European nations have now joined the United States in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president, heightening a global showdown over President Nicolas Maduro’s rule.

Inflation without cause

November 27, 2018 01:00 am

In the past two decades, food price has blazed through the roof to unimaginable heights and yet the government has done nothing to pull it down

COLOMBO, Nov 14 : Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday, opposition lawmakers said, throwing the country deeper into crisis.

Nov 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 2, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Crisis of imagination

October 2, 2018 01:30 am

In the 21st digital century, Nepal must do better than imagining that bull shit (manure) will “accelerate financial, industrial and social growth”

Who creates value in economy?

September 16, 2018 00:05 am

LONDON – After the 2008 global financial crisis, a consensus emerged that the public sector had a responsibility to intervene to bail out systemically important banks and stimulate economic growth. But that consensus proved short-lived, and soon the public sector’s economic interventions came to be viewed as the main cause of the crisis, and thus needed to be reversed. This turned out to be a grave mistake.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with a three-phase plan for solid waste management in the Kathmandu Valley where garbage disposal has become a herculean task due to the unavailability of space at the Sisdol landfill site in Nuwakot.

AFRICAN elephants could become extinct within decades unless poaching is halted, British campaigners warned yesterday. The Born Free Foundation said an elephant is being killed every 25 minutes to feed the illegal trade in ivory, treasured in the Far East for its alleged medical properties.

Resolving migration crisis

July 10, 2018 00:30 am

African Union and EU must address the challenges raised by migration together, in particular the need to crack down on criminal gangs that ruthlessly exploit vulnerable people

LONDON, July 9: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

BRUSSELS, July 6: The European Parliament has condemned the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia for cutting financial support to Somalia for its neutrality on a rift between a Saudi-led quartet and Qatar.

Looming crisis

June 25, 2018 02:00 am

Poor SEE results

India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history with 600 million people facing acute water shortage, a government think-tank says.

It's hard to imagine the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen could get any worse than it already is.

BAGLUNG, June 6: Long time ago, popular singer Janakavi Keshari Dharma Raj Thapa sang a song titled ‘Baglung ko bazaar, pandhernilai dukha hajar’ which  means Baglung bazar, where women faces hardships fetching water.

UDAYAPUR, June 4: With the arrival of summer, water crisis in Katari of Udayapur has deepened. Though water was always scarce in Katari market and nearby areas, even drinking water has become a challenge now.

KALIKOT, May 28: Dozens of villages in Kalikot district have been hit by food crisis. Scarcity of rice has bothered the locals a lot. However, this food crisis is purely an “artificial crisis” created by the authorities.

CHITWAN, May 27: The Chepang people residing in hilly part of Chitwan are finding it difficult to manage a two square meal. Having a plate of rice in lunch is just a dream for them. Filling empty stomach with whatever they could manage is their utmost concern these days.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The crisis of trust in the left alliance has been laid bare after a cryptic tweet from Prime Minister KP Oli, allegedly directed at the CPN (Maoist Center), an ally in the coalition government, lashed out at “some opportunists used to changing power equations for personal gain.”

Crisis playbook for big tech

May 2, 2018 00:30 am

Just like perilous financial products, the only way to mitigate the risks of new technologies is to be fully educated about what could go wrong

ARGHAKHACHI, April 4: The family of Sita Tharu of Padini Rural Municipality in Arghakhanchi district was thinking of migrating to the plains due to acute water crisis in the village. Since many others did so, this family also wanted to follow suit. According to Tharu, the greatest problem in her locality has always been that of water.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has hinted that the nation is facing a critical phase in near future.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Former and current cricket players have strongly urged the suspended cricket governing body Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to resolve the current crisis in cricket administration as soon as possible to take full advantage of the One-Day International status.

SALYAN, Mar 20: Settlements in the high hills of Salyan district are reeling under acute shortage of water with the onset of summer.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 21: Shortage of drinking water during the dry season has started taking a toll on the lives of the people of Bhaktapur.

KHOTANG, Feb 11: Imagine life without water. With water sources fast drying up, the question of survival has left some locals in Khotang worried. Several villages of Khotang in Tuwachung municipality and other area are suffering from water crisis. The shortage is so much that they are now forced to think of an alternative or migrate to other areas from there.

Resolving water crisis

February 4, 2018 01:17 am

Planting Peepal trees in hills for Chautara to provide shade for travelers, building tiny ponds close to temples were some of our ancient conservation and management methods.

Nepali cooking oil industries in crisis

January 23, 2018 12:46 pm

MORANG, Jan 23: The cooking oil industries in the Morang-Sunsari industrial corridor are in crisis due to the overflow of palm oil-mixed imported cooking oil in the market.

Drinking water crisis hits rural Bajhang

December 19, 2017 02:48 am

BAJHANG, Dec 18: As the sources of drinking water have started drying up, dozens of villages in Bajhang are suffering from an acute shortage of drinking water.

DHAKA, Nov 30: Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Bangladesh for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia with the Rohingya crisis looming large.

YANGON, Nov 27: Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal national football head coach Gyotoku Koji had changed his team’s playing formation in AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers’ match against Tajikistan, in order to bring defensive balance in the team.

Lawmakers in Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain last week following a disputed referendum that triggered a constitutional crisis. Some Barcelona fans have been vocal in their support for independence during matches.

BENI, Oct 16: The trekking route along the Annapurna Conservation Area is being shorten with the rampant construction of trial roads.

DHARAN, Oct 6: Land mafias have encroached at least 42 bighas of land belonging to Sardu watershed area - the main source of water for the locals of Dharan Sub-metropolis in Sunsari district.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 22: Nepal Workers and Peasants party Chair Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said that the country was a mired in myriad of problems due to the excessive greed of major political parties.

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring aid agencies helping hundreds of thousands of refugees suffering from previous spasms of violence.

NSMA concerned over Myanmar crisis

September 8, 2017 12:09 pm

KATHMANDU, September 8: The National Muslim Struggle Alliance (NMSA), Kathmandu has expressed its serious concern over “continuous news of genocides, atrocities, and killing” of Muslim people in Myanmar.

SEOUL, September 5: With Seoul expecting another North Korean missile test, South Korean warships on Tuesday conducted live-fire exercises at sea, a second-straight day of military swagger from a nation still rattled by the North’s biggest-ever nuclear test.

COX‘S BAZAR, September 4: Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.

Medicine crisis in Rolpa

September 2, 2017 03:42 am

ROLPA, Sept 1: It's been a long time since the health posts in Rolpa have been hit by medicine shortage. Health workers of Madi Rural Municipality report that all the five health posts in the municipality have been hit by short supply for months. They state that the health posts based in Ghartigaun, the biggest trade center of southern Rolpa, has nothing more than condoms and pills.

BHAKTAPUR, August 30: Nepal Workers and Peasants' Party Chair Narayanman Bijukchhe has accused the leaders of big political parties of acting under the influence of external forces and thus pushing the country towards a crisis.

Nepali cricket dwelling in crisis

August 26, 2017 08:48 am

KATHMANDU, August 26: Nepali cricket has dwelled in crisis since the International Cricket Council suspended the membership of CAN on April 25 after an intervention by Nepal Sports Council which saw existence of two parallel cricket governing bodies in Nepal.

Diplomacy amid North Korea Crisis

August 23, 2017 00:23 am

Diplomacy amid North Korea Crisis

Diplomacy amid North Korea crisis

Existential crisis

August 20, 2017 07:23 am

With an electoral rout of small Madhesi parties in Province 2, the struggle for separate Madhes province or Madhesi-only province would be meaningless.