BFIs Reflect Gender ParityBy The Rising Nepal
With the continuous political changes and expanded economic activities, Nepal has witnessed enhanced gender parity and women’s empowerment. Successive governments have adopted political, legal and constitutional measures to empower women in almost all sectors of the society. Such policy interventions are premised on the philosophy that women empowerment is the key to the socio-economic transformations because women comprise more than 50 per cent of population. Sustainable and equitable development...
NC Conventions StartBy The Rising Nepal
After a lengthy delay, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC), which will be holding its general convention in November this year, kicked off its ward-level convention in many districts. The ruling party, which has around 800,000 active members, had faced uncertainties over the conv
Women’s Trade FairBy The Rising Nepal
In the face of the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, efforts have been underway to revive Nepal’s economy. The government and the private sector have started collaborating with each other to keep the economy running. The Ministry of Finance is now busy revising the budget introduced through ordinance by the previous government. The present coalition government aims to give a boost to the national economy by introducing various policy measures. In its monetary policy for the f
Implement Report On Dhami’s DisappearanceBy The Rising Nepal
The other day government made public the report on the disappearance of Jayasingh Dhami in the Mahakali River. The much-awaited report has disclosed that the incident had taken place in the presence of the Indian Border Security Force (IBSF). Dhami, 33, from Khangdang Mal of Byas Rural Municipality-2 in Darchula fell into the Mahakali on July 30 as he was crossing the river using the wire crossing known as tuin. The report has recommended that the government take diplomatic initiati
Reducing Risks Of Monsoon DisastersBy The Rising Nepal
The country is currently facing natural disasters like floods, landslides and inundations triggered by monsoon rains. The rain disasters occurring in different parts of the country have caused losses of numerous lives and property this year right from the onset of the monsoon season. As many as one hundred 87 people died and 38 others are missing due to the floods and landslides across the country between mid-April and the end of August. During the period, altogether 2,058 households have been badly...
COVID Vaccine EfficacyBy The Rising Nepal
It is notable that Nepal has witnessed a significant fall in the number of new COVID-19 infections on a daily basis over the past couple of weeks, with the vaccination drive against this fatal viral disease going on well. On Sunday, the country recorded 1,388 new cases of which 1,214 were detected through PCR tests while 2,260 patients recovered. This shows that the number of people recovering from the virus has been on the rise. This is certainly a positive signal. The active COVID-19 ca
Man-Animal ConflictBy The Rising Nepal
The conflict between people and wild animals has perhaps begun since the earliest phase of human evolution. Scientific studies show that humans developed their physical ability to walk on two legs four million years ago. As they originated from animal species, their first homes were dense forests, mountains and caves. So there was a time when both creatures relied on forests as their common shelter and sources of life. They competed for the shared natural resources, affecting human food security...
Avert Rain-caused DisastersBy The Rising Nepal
Having a rugged topography, Nepal is a natural disaster-prone country that experiences calamities of different shapes and sizes, especially during rainy seasons. The rain-triggered disasters, which cause damage to lives and properties, are a common sight. Besides killing many every year, the monsoon-borne disasters damage highways, river embankments, bridges and power transmission lines, among others, fully or partially incurring huge losses to the government coffers. They also pose a great difficulty...
The Reconstruction GoalBy The Rising Nepal
The reconstruction of private homes and public structures such as schools and health facilities in dozens of quake-hit districts has been going on in a smooth manner despite the continuous spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability in the country. Founded on December 25, 2015 in the wake of the devastating Gorkha Earthquake, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) initially had a five-year term to carry out the challenging task of crucial reconstruction. Based on the concept of...
Door Open For UnificationBy The Rising Nepal
In an open and democratic system, it is common to establish new political parties considered the agents of change. The political parties carry the divergent ideas, values and cultures in a given society. They run on the basis of common principle and programmes. As long as the leaders and cadres hold unanimous viewpoint on the burning social and political issues, they stick together and operate their parties smoothly. But, when they clash on key policies and strategy adopted to fix the political and...
Settlement Of NC’s Membership RowBy The Rising Nepal
The grand old political party, Nepali Congress (NC), was plagued by intra-party disputes regarding the distribution of active membership for one and a half years. The row had unnecessarily been prolonged due to the power struggle between the major factions led by party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and another leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula. However, it has smartly resolved the issue, paving the way for its 14th general convention schedul
Vaccination Drive Gathering SteamBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the community despite the fact that the country enforced extended restrictions during its first wave and five-month-long prohibitory order during the second wave. On average, around 32 people are dying of virus daily while the number of cases has not gone down significantly. Health experts have stated that the ongoing infections and deaths are the continuation of the second wave and they have warned of the arrival of third wave after mid-October when the...
Soaring Public ArrearsBy The Rising Nepal
The soaring rise in public arrears has become a common trend in our country in the past several years. Unnecessary expenditures by the government departments, offices, provincial offices, local levels and various agencies have given rise to government arrears. Organisations, offices and agencies responsible for making unnecessary spending often fail to clear their arrears in time. Whenever the government and public agencies spend lavishly on unwanted goods and services, it leads towards the rise...
A Move For StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, Wednesday issued an ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act, 2017. The ordinance is in line with Article 114 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015. No sooner had the President endorsed the ordinance than the main opposition CPN-UML and the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) split. Disgruntled UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and other leaders close to him have submitted an application for registerin
Victory Over PovertyBy The Rising Nepal
Every Nepali aspires to live a life of prosperity and happiness. Coming out of extreme poverty has been the life-long goal of millions of people. For this, every successive government rolled out the poverty alleviation programmes with the support of international financial institutions. There have been modest gains from the poverty-reduction schemes implemented for more than three decades. However, Nepal’s fight against poverty and social inequalities has often hit a snag due to political instability....
Safe Rescue Of NepalisBy The Rising Nepal
As Taliban forces took control of Afghanistan and besieged the state power on Sunday, tensions and worries spilled over the countries across the globe whose citizens are living and working there. Fear, chaos and uncertainty has gripped the war-torn South Asian country and the life of not only Afghanis but the foreign nationals is also in danger.
Defeating The Virus, Recovering EconomyBy The Rising Nepal
As the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nepal has been rising considerably once again with the relaxation of restrictions, the country might go through a more distressing situation in the near future. The months-long curbs were effective, to some extent, in dealing with the pandemic. But the restrictions also had their adverse impacts on the economic as well as social sectors.
Festivals Foster HarmonyBy The Rising Nepal
Festivals are the special occasions for the people. They are the moments when the people share their feelings, experiences and joys. Festivals provide big respite to the people from the routine works and hardships. It is time when the family members come together and pass the moments of merriment. Most of the festivals and fiestas are associated with religions, ethnic history, cultural traditions, agriculture harvest, survival from the natural disasters and victory in wars. In the festivals, the...