Humans causing suffering to humans

News Digest (June 25 – July 01, 2020)

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Suicide and child marriage rates rise during the pandemic. National COVID-19 mortality tally nearing 30. Bodies of migrant workers coming home.

gender equality

News Digest (June 21 – June 24, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The long-due Standing Committee meeting of the NCP kicked off on June 24, 2020.[1] The main agenda of the meeting is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the government’s performance.[2] Nepali Congress (NC): The opposition Nepali Congress—led by Balkrishna Khand, Pushpa Bhusal and Gagan …

Lack of testing kits

News Digest (June 11 – June 17, 2020)

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Quarantine facilities are sending asymptomatic patients home without testing, creating serious concerns in the already spiking COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus and the world

News Digest (June 4 – June 10, 2020)

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Nearly 80 days into lockdown and 15 COVID-19 deaths, the PM is still in no mood to listen to the experts in how to deal with the pandemic. He is happily tuning his flute while the country burns.

Life struggles

News Digest (May 28 – June 3, 2020)

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Amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Nepal witnessed two cases of caste-based violence taking lives of at least seven individuals.

Coronavirus and People

News Digest (May 21 – May 27, 2020)

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With more than two months of lockdown in place, people are starting to die due to starvation and hunger. Many more people are getting infected due to government’s low preparedness and its misplaced priorities.

News Digest (May 14 – May 20, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government:On May 15, 2020, President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented the government’s Policy and Programs for the Fiscal Year 2077/2078 BS. Key promises made by the President were: Coronavirus-free country Diplomatic efforts to reclaim Kalapani Two new international airports Launch of two railway …

COVID-19

News Digest (May 7 – May 13, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party: After Prime Minister Oli stormed out of the party secretariat meeting following a disagreement, the much-asked-for standing committee meeting seemed uncertain.[1] This suggested that NCP’s debate resurfaced after Oli showed his intention to postpone the meeting.[2] Standing Committee Meeting: Despite the uncertainty over NCP’s standing …

COVID-19 and people

News Digest (April 30 – May 6, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government: In the party secretariat meeting on April 30, 2020, NCP leaders Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Jhalanath Khanal, Madhav Nepal, and Bamdev Gautam asked KP Oli to resign from the position of both the prime minister as well the party chief.[1] Prime Minister …

COVID-19

News Digest (April 23 – April 29, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party & the Ordinance Controversy: In a precautionary move, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) and Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SFN) agreed to unite and form a new Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP). Top leaders from both parties met late at night on April 22, 2020, and decided to …

News Digest (April 16 – April 22, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Government: NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed that national and global powers have been exercising to weaken the Nepal Communist Party.[1] A cabinet meeting held on April 20, 2020, decided to issue two ordinances—about political parties and constitutional council—which was approved by …

Wear masks

News Digest (April 9 – April 15, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Government: In a cabinet meeting on April 14, 2020, the government decided to extend the ongoing national lockdown until April 27.[1] NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal stressed the need to form a strong mechanism, consisting of members from all parties, to fight …