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Nepal-India border dynamics

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Photo: Pixabay When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, thousands of Nepali migrant workers working in India returned home to be with their families during the challenging time. After exhausting their savings and sensing limited to no employment opportunities in their home country, they have now begun returning to India, with better …

Sarita Giri

Why are the Nepali politicians afraid of Sarita Giri?

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Who is Sarita Giri? Sarita Giri has been in political talks over the past couple of weeks. In an effort to retaliate India’s unilateral construction of trade link road via Lipulekh, the Oli government issued a new political map and decided to amend the constitution, and since then, Sarita Giri …

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The citizenship debate

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The first step would be to amend the Constitution and provide Nepali women equal citizenship rights. They should be allowed an equal right to pass on citizenship by descent to their children, irrespective of their husband’s nationality or presence.

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Realignment, Post COVID-19

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The world must understand that the virus is the sole enemy as of now. Instead of increasing complications, it will be in the best interest of each country to work together and develop an antidote.

Scandals expose conflict over patronage

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If Nepal is to develop, we must ensure a transition to the rule of law in the economy as well. In recent weeks, scandalous news reports have been coming out almost every day. Almost all of these events are linked to issues of governance or politics. They include detractors scuttling …

Educating the Ignorant

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Just the way Nepal learns from China’s development model and technological advancement, China and its officials should learn a thing or two from Nepal, especially media and press freedom, which can be the first of many, and Nepali leaders and media personnel should facilitate the process.

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Nepali Congress is in decline because its leaders are corrupt

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Revitalizing the party would threaten the interests of these leaders and dismantle the mechanisms through which they accumulate power and money. For democracy to sustain and strengthen, a robust opposition party and strong democratic alternatives are a must. Given the difficulties faced by new and emerging parties, Nepali Congress stands …

Donor Complicity

Donor Complicity: A troubling Emergence in Nepali Politics

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Donors and multilateral institutions must not continue to ignore corruption to fulfil their own objectives. Nepal currently has unprecedented opportunities for economic development along with establishing practices of good governance. These opportunities include a changing demography, the availability of cheap resources, political stability, federalism, geopolitical competition, and remittance. But this …

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Employee Adjustment Process in a Limbo

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Federal Administration The administrative mechanism of any country is carried out by its employees and the economy of that country. Employees and economy must be balanced to create a strong governance system of the country and then only people get easy services and feel comfortable. Nepal is now the new …

Health workers are few and scarce in rural parts of Nepal. Pregnant women and new mother rely on their expertise for safe motherhood.

Is Nepal’s Medical Sector Doomed to Fail?

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Health being an important aspect of human life, health institutions such as hospitals are known to be safe zones because of the services they provide for people. Many nations, both developed and developing, have promoted their state health systems at par with to the required standards and the leaders of …