News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 15-21)

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Indian Army Chief to visit Nepal: India’s Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukunda Naravane is planning to visit Nepal as Kathmandu and New Delhi prepare for it. General Naravane will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army as per the tradition. Although the two …

News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (October 15-21)

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Repatriation of migrant workers: 1097 Nepali nationals were repatriated from various labour destination countries on October 14. Two bodies of the deceased were also brought back. As per CCMC, total number of repatriated migrant workers is 106,329 amidst the pandemic. Uncertain future of returnee women migrant workers: As per the …

News Digest – Democracy & Governance (October 15-21)

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Democracy Nepal Communist Party (NCP): In the most recent cabinet reshuffle, Ishwor Pokharel was stripped off of Defense Ministry, whereas Bishnu Poudel was handed the Finance Ministry. Oli’s confidence in Pokharel seems to have declined because of his involvement in the Omni scandal, irregularity in military procurement of medical supplies, …

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 …

News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (October 8 -14)

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Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral agreement: The sixth Nepal-Bangladesh Commerce Secretary level meeting concluded on October 9. The secretaries have decided to sign a pact by the end of 2020 for preferential trade; Nepal is seeking to import goods at zero tariff. Another meeting will be held in November to finalise the list …

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News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (October 8 -14)

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Covid-19 strikes Labour Migration Office: The smooth operation of government offices imparting services related foreign employment has halted after a few government officials tested positive for COVID-19. Indefinite suspension of all compensation-related services has impacted the families of the deceased or injured migrant workers. The services of issuing labour permit …