UML-MC Unity: A Sisyphean Task?

Ritu Raj Subedi   Communists often claim that their ultimate goal is to establish a class-less egalitarian and equal society. But, their lofty aim contradicts with their petty ideological position. They are split over trivial issues, overshadowing their central objectives and mission. In Nepal and elsewhere, communist parties have wasted much of their energy and […]

The language of research- Pratyoush Onta

“If the priority is to increase the number of good Nepali researchers, then clearly making it convenient for them to write in the language in which they are most proficient is the way to go“     -Every now and then, some member of the academic community in Nepal raises the issue about the language in which our social science researchers should be doing their research and producing their output. Such  folks seem to suggest that since English has become the de […]

EC officials informally apprise President Bhandari of EC’s activities

Kathmandu, Jan 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and office-bearers of the Election Commission held a meeting at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, today.  A delegation comprising Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and election commissioners had reached at the Office of the President to informally familiarize the President about the activities carried […]

Failure to take agendas to people main reason behind election debacle: NSPN

  Jan 4, 2018-Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) has concluded that the party faced a debacle in the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial elections held on November 26 and December 7 due to failure to take the agendas effectively to the people.  Failure to attract people with its policies was the main reason behind party’s […]

Why should we consume banana daily ? Some facts about banana and its benefits

  9, September – Sagar Sharma Bananas are nature’s great snacks which are full of vital nutrients. Bananas are the great source of potassium. Potassium is an important mineral which helps our body in maintaining proper heart function and regulating the blood pressure. It also decreases the chance of heart attack and stroke. Similarly the potassium present in […]

China ready to build cross-border railway

By Nandalal Tiwari Beijing, Sept. 8: With a view to creating conditions for constructing a China-Nepal-India economic corridor, China has expressed readiness to speed up the process to build a cross-border railway between Nepal and China by carrying out project survey, design and feasibility study at the earliest under the Belt and Road framework. This […]

Keep Education Off Party Politics

Mukti Rijal The country’s educationists, policy planners and academia met the other day to discuss the issues related with financing education through progressive taxation in the federal structures. Since the school education has been devolved as the responsibility of the local level government, the discussion intended to devise the ways and means as to how […]

FNJ appeals for support for ailing journalist’s treatment

Terhathum, Aug 29: The journalists have started raising fund for the treatment of Dhankuta – based senior journalist, Sanjaya Santoshi Rai, who is suffering from heart disease. Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has sent out an appeal to the journalists in the country and abroad for support in Rai’s treatment. FNJ central member, Uadav Timsena, […]

Intellectual Quisling And Nationalism

Ritu Raj Subedi Who are intellectuals? What is the role of the intellectuals when there is utter political dilemma and division? These questions are pertinent in the present day Nepal as there is constant erosion of critical thinking in so-called intellectual classes, who have become subservient to power and political parties. These days, intellectuals do […]

Private tankers not supplying pure water

By Purushottam P. Khatri Kathmandu, Aug. 29:  In a bid to regulate the water-supplying tankers, drinking water business and quality assurance, the government has made it mandatory for the tankers operated by the private firms to glue one of three coloured stickers on them.  Though the provision was introduced months back, it was brought into […]