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 …

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 …

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 …