Triumph Of ConstitutionalismBy Ritu Raj Subedi
THE Supreme Court’s historic verdict to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR) has prevented the constitution from its immediate derailment. It has ruled out room for misinterpretations of the national charter, which the egocentric politicians, time and again, resort to for fulfilling their own vested and partisan interests. By preserving the sanctity of the statute, the apex court has also earned public trust and credentials. The judiciary had been dragged into controversies, un
The Moment Of ReflectionBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Every nation has own course of political evolution. Most of the nations have taken similar path of political changes and economic development. Many countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa suffered from brutalities of their colonial masters.
Integrated Foreign Policy Can It Stop Foreign Meddling?By Ritu Raj Subedi
Located between the two giant neighbours, Nepal has always been sensitive about adopting the correct and practical foreign policy for three reasons – to safeguard her territorial integrity, national sovereignty and ensure sustainable survival of her population.
Paradox Of Red RivalryBy Ritu Raj Subedi
With the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), the country has entered the murky waters of politics. The Kathmandu streets have been turned into a theatre of protests.
Japan has 121 deaths in a day - a pandemic highBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Japan is reporting its worst one-day death toll for the pandemic — 121 people who died from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. The number reported Thursday by Japan’s Health Ministry raised the country’s pandemic death toll to 6,678.
Salesforce won’t force workers to go into office post-COVIDBy Ritu Raj Subedi
San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce says it will let most of its employees work remotely even after the pandemic, at least for part of the week. Other major tech companies such as Twitter and Google have made similar announcements.
Litmus Test Of Constitutional BodiesBy Ritu Raj Subedi
For democracy to foster and flourish, it needs robust public institutions which shield it from all obstacles, threats and crises. These institutions must be autonomous, fair and efficient so as to deal with emerging challenges facing the system, constitution and the nation as a whole. The latest example can be cited from the USA where the court became a powerful bulwark against the authoritarian and reckless acts of former president Donald Trump. Justices, appointed by
Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrantsBy Ritu Raj Subedi
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies.
Nepali mountaineers set record, first to scale Mount K2 in winterBy Ritu Raj Subedi
A team of 10 Nepali mountaineers has successfully climbed Mount K2 in Pakistan, becoming the first climbers to scale the 8,611 metres tall peak in the winter season.
NC’s Ambivalence Under ScrutinyBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Nepali Congress (NC) is the biggest beneficiary of the collapse of communist-led government but it has become ambivalent about the current political crisis. The ‘oldest democratic party’ is now divided on how to deal with the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR). In principle, it has objected to the disbanding of the parliament, and launched a series of protests against it. At the same time, it has refrained from making the demand of the House restoration, a view that has p