Shun Rumour Mongering11 Mar, 2020
Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” wrote noted Irish satirist Jonathan Swift in 1710. Even after more than three centuries, Swift’s pointed remark amazingly stands true although the world has entered a digital era marked by swift flow of news, information and data across the borders within a short span of time. The technology-driven media is supposed to be accurate and factual but that is not the case as fake news dominates and rumour-mongers play on people’s fear and frustration....
No Room For Complacency10 Mar, 2020
With the deadly tentacles of the new virus known as Corona spreading in the world, the seriousness of the issue calls for countries to put in place foolproof measures to check the outbreak. While it is essential to keep the possible gates of virus entry shut, adequate preparedness is also necessary to deal with a situation of epidemic, in case it arises. It is not a time to take a chance and assume that things will take care for themselves. The deadly virus that originated from the city of Wuhan...
Enhance Public Libraries09 Mar, 2020
The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world, writes Rita Frances Dove, an African American poet. Dove is right in her assessment of the importance of library that offers intellectual space to the people. It is not just the collection of books and sources of vast information but also a serene place where the visitors reflect on material and metaphysical aspects of life. It gives the ideas about the cognitive growth of people. In human history,...
Stop Amassing Essentials08 Mar, 2020
Anxiety and fear over coronavirus has gripped the whole world after the highly contagious disease, known as COVID-19, was detected in about 80 countries. Following the declaration of World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nepal, too, is at a high risk of an outbreak of the virus, the Nepali people have grown panicky every passing day. The fearful people in the cities and towns have become anxious thinking once the COVID-19 strikes them, the whole distribution chain of essential goods and services would...
Staying Prepared07 Mar, 2020
With the fear of potential outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) looming large even in Nepal, the government has stepped up measures to prevent the transmission of the epidemic. The government has already formed three high-level committees, including the one headed by Minister for Health and Population Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, to stop the virus from entering the country.
Successful Transplant06 Mar, 2020
A kidney transplant was successfully carried out on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu on Wednesday. This is the second time the transplant of the vital organ has been performed on him. The medical team that carried out this major surgery has said that the transplanted kidney has started functioning well and the health condition of the Prime Minister is stable. The health
Early Scheduling Of School Examinations05 Mar, 2020
Although Nepal has not reported even a single case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) yet, the country has adopted some measures to prevent the possible outbreak. The Government of Nepal has deferred major events like the Sagarmatha Dialogue with the virus continuing to spread globally.
PM Healing At Home04 Mar, 2020
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, 69, is going under the knife today (Wednesday) to transplant kidney for the second time at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Manmohan Vascular and Transplant Centre. Twelve years ago, his both kidneys had become failure and he had transplanted his kidney in India in 2007. As the transplanted kidney
Renewed Role Of Media03 Mar, 2020
Nepali media were once on a mission to fight against autocratic system in favour of a democratic environment. Then, only brave media people could devote themselves in the venture that was full of threats. Their role in educating the public in preparation for the fight for democracy is always laudable. Had they not played the role to lead and show the path to freedom,
COVID-19 Precautions02 Mar, 2020
The novel coronavirus has now spread to several nations of the world. The highly contagious virus, now known as COVID-19, has taken several nations in its grip. China, where the virus originated, South Korea, Iran and Italy are the worst hit places where the death toll from the virus and the number of people suffering from the virus affliction has jumped to many folds. With the virus becoming a threat all over the world, many nations have taken strong precautions against it. Several of them have...
Protecting Public Land01 Mar, 2020
With the government completing two years in office, the country has seen remarkable progress and development in various sectors of life. Stability, policy certainty and effectiveness characterise the new governance system under Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led administration that came to power following the three-tier elections in 2017.
Threatened Heritage29 Feb, 2020
Nepal is well-known for her abundant natural resources, and age-old monuments and cultural heritage sites in the international arena. The country is home to numerous cultural heritage sites as well as national parks and other protected areas. Keeping such invaluable assets in mind, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has already listed eight monument sites as World Heritage Sites (Kathmandu
Bickering Must End28 Feb, 2020
In the old regimes, centralisation of power and development budget had their tolls on the grassroots empowerment, capacity building and balanced economic prosperity. Local level development witnessed a prolonged slump and political void in absence of elected representatives for nearly two decades.
Pains Of Osteoporosis27 Feb, 2020
As the proverb goes, prevention is better than cure. It is essential to be careful about their overall health from their early age. Cautiousness alone helps prevent people from developing serious illnesses. Osteoporosis is one of the serious health problems. It affects men and women of all races but elderly people who are past menopause are at higher risk than others. Men above 70 years of
Mission Prosperity26 Feb, 2020
Nepal has now experienced the most stable political atmosphere leaving behind the decades of turmoil and transition. In the past, the nation was condemned to reel from the unexpected volatility despite the fact that it was time and again under the majority governments.
Out Of Telecom Link25 Feb, 2020
Communication network with its multi-dimensional facilitative power, has made the life of the people easier to a miraculous extent. We live in a new era of information in which, those who have no access or poor access to information naturally lag behind on every aspect of life. To meet the daily requirements of the
Mounting SEE Pressure24 Feb, 2020
With the date of Secondary Education Examination (SEE) drawing closer, schools i
End MCC Dilemma23 Feb, 2020
The prospect of swift implementation of $500 million US grant to be provided to Nepal under the Millennium Cha
Hassle-free Services22 Feb, 2020
Dillydallying and bribery seem to have been a common problem facing service seekers at public offices, es