PM Oli

The ultra-nationalist leader’s downfall

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Juvenile remarks from a country’s executive head about a sensitive subject is capable of deteriorating the country’s international standing. Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli made a similar baseless and immature statement on July 13. He claimed that Hindu deity Lord Rama was born in a village named ‘Ayodhya’ which is …

COVID-19

Lockdown may be over but the pandemic is not

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The government of Nepal officially announced that the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown enforced since March 24th would be coming to an end from midnight on July 21st. [1]The Minister of Information and Communications announced that “the government has determined that since the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is going down, and …

Nepal-India-China waterways

Nepal’s Inevitable Epidemic- Neglected floods & landslides

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Each year natural disasters claim lives of several innocents in Nepal. The Himalayan nation is globally ranked extremely high in terms of susceptibility to geophysical and climate hazards.[1] More than 80% of the population is vulnerable to some type of risk that arises from natural disasters which makes Nepal one …

Women working to plant saplings in Rupani VDC of Nepal. These women get Rs 2 per sapling planted and they plant around 500 to 600 saplings a day. This has made them economically empowered. When women are economically empowered, they empower their family. Women get voice from economic freedom. When they do not have this work, they find work as labourers.

Analysis June 2020

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SUMMARY Nepal is often found torn between its two powerful neighbors — India and China. The country finds it hard to strike a balance between its allies and even more so when it becomes the battleground. While India and China both continuously try to ‘expend their influence’ by negating each …

Analysis May 2020

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Summary COVID-19 Eight deaths and more than 1,500 infected people. Nepal’s infection rate has doubled in mere six days. A sense of dread has seeped into everyone’s mind. With the ‘just barely there’ health infrastructure in the country, one question haunts – what will happen if a full-blown COVID-19 infection …

Face Mask

Analysis April 2020

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The lockdown has created waves of political, economical, social, psychological, and health complications. Coronavirus has killed more than 210 thousand people across the globe and the number of affected has crossed three million.

Covid Pandemic

Analysis March 2020

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SUMMARY As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a …