Analysis January 2020

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Summary There is no human control over natural disasters, but there are always small ways to improve the lives of the people affected with those disasters. Improving public health is a key to prepare for epidemics. However, COVID-19, which is turning out to be a pandemic, has unveiled the unpreparedness …

News February 2019

“Samriddh Nepal, Sukhi Nepali”

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“Samriddh Nepal, Sukhi Nepali” was promised by PM Oli on assuming office in 2018. Has Nepal moved forward since? Is the Prime Minister doing anything to keep his words or was it merely an act of securing votes? Will Nepal attract business and investments from foreign countries?   Since the …

COVID-19

News Digest (August 6 – August 12, 2020)

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The Ministry of Health and Population has said that the risk of COVID-19 will continue in Nepal until the virus is contained in India. 33 people died in a week from August 5 to August 12 due to COVID-19.

Food Crisis

The Looming Food Crisis

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Nepal government imposed a lockdown in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. This also resulted in Nepal closing its border with India for human movement but remained open for consignments and shipments transport. The pandemic has inevitably brought many difficulties in all spheres of life from macro-economic degradation …

News Digest (July 30 – August 5, 2020)

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News Digest (July 30 – August 5, 2020) Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The152 members of the Central Working Committee of NCP demanded a meeting to settle the ongoing dispute within the party as soon as possible.[1] The members who submitted the written statement for the same are close …

People and Coronavirus

News Digest (July 23 – July 29, 2020)

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The guidelines for repatriation of the migrant workers seem to further delay their homecoming. The migrant workers expressed their discontent towards the guideline, as many workers remain to be excluded from the list of workers being repatriated.

Women's right

News Digest (July 16– July 22, 2020)

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Domestic Politics The Nepal Communist Party (NCP): Oli and Dahal failed to reach a conclusion on July 15 and were scheduled to meet again on July 16, a day before the standing committee meeting was supposed to resume; the NCP senior leader Madhav Nepal was to attend the July 16 …

Puppeteering

News Digest (July 09– July 15, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government: Political parties and leaders questioned the government’s and NCP’s self-decision and inefficiency to deal with the heightened geopolitical interests of the major players—China, India, and the United States—in Nepal.[1] In the long internal struggle of the NCP, which saw a series …

freedom from suppression

News Digest (July 02– July 08, 2020)

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The discrimination faced by transgender community in society is persistent and the government lacks in taking sufficient action to ensure their rights.