Fulfill Martyrs' DreamBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal's democratic movement has decades-long history. The nation was ushered into an era of multiparty democracy and modernisation following the overthrow of the 104-year-old Rana oligarchy. The suppression of people and seizure of their rights by the autocratic Rana rulers had led to an emergence of a popular uprising in the country. In 1951, Nepali people were successful in abolishing the Rana rule once and for all. Many people had to sacrifice their lives for the sake of democracy, freedom and...
Confusion On Local Election Date OverBy The Rising Nepal
The confusion regarding the date of the local level elections has come to an end. A meeting of the leaders of the ruling five-party alliance Saturday agreed to hold the local level polls by mid-June, 2022. The ruling party leaders had met twice to decide the matter that got complicated owing to the contradiction in the related laws. Political parties, legal experts and civil society were split over the date of the local polls. Article 225 of the constitution states that the local level election should...
Ensure Safety From Natural CalamitiesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is vulnerable to various forms of natural calamities that often wreak havoc on lives and properties belonging to people and the government. Every season brings one or another kind of calamity while the country's difficult topography and terrain heighten the severity of natural disasters. Our rivers swell during monsoons bringing floods, while heavy rains trigger landslides. Snowfall and plummeting temperatures affect common life across the nation. Owing to a lack of timely preparedness to tackle...
Demographic TrendsBy The Rising Nepal
According to the preliminary results of the National Census 2021, Nepal’s population has increased to 29,192,480 from 26,494,504 in 2011. The total population as counted in the latest census is more by 2,697,976 than the figures of the previous census. The population is about 800,000 less than the projected figure of 30 million. This is the increase of 10.18 per cent in a decade as per a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Wednesday. However, the data might some marginal...
Nepal’s Humanitarian Help To AfghanistanBy The Rising Nepal
Being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and the land of the world’s highest peak Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest), Nepal has a reason to boast about its glorious identity in the world stage. It is the land of enlightenment, great scholars, sages and seers who chose the Himalayas to gain and spread knowledge and wisdom for human wellbeing. When the neighbouring nations underwent political turmoil, Nepal has given shelters to refugees that even included kings, queens, courtiers and common people. The country...
Balancing The TradeBy The Rising Nepal
In recent decades, Nepal has become more dependent on a wide variety of imported items including food, clothes and petroleum fuels. This has had very negative impact on trade balance which plays a crucial role to maintain the health of the national economy. Nepal is also lagging behind in terms of making its own productions to attain economic self-reliance, substitute the volume of import and enhance export. The result is that the country’s trade deficit has further widened. According to data provided...
Major Issue Of MinorsBy The Rising Nepal
In the face of various efforts being made by the government and social organisations to provide proper care and guidance to children in Nepal, many juveniles are still susceptible to different crimes. As per the country's Juvenile Act, 2018, those below 18 years are considered children. It is worrisome that a lot of children are at higher risk of falling prey to offenses like sexual and drug abuses owing to the existing inequalities and COVID-19. They are also likely to be involved in other crimes...
Govt’s Vaccine PriorityBy The Rising Nepal
It is a race against time. Nepal government is in serious campaign to inoculate entire population against COVID-19 virus by mid-April this year. It is a matter of satisfaction that about 65 per cent of targeted population has been inoculated with full dose of vaccine and the government is working on a war footing to vaccinate the rest 40 per cent targeted people in next three months. In early 2020 when the COVID-1
Govt's Notable FeatsBy The Rising Nepal
The current five-party coalition government came to the helm following a landmark Supreme Court verdict some six months ago. The formation of this government became necessary after the KP Oli-led government attempted to continue in power by trampling over the constitution, federalism and democratic values. The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has indeed helped protect the country from sliding into political
EV Charging FacilitiesBy The Rising Nepal
Since the government has adopted a much-needed policy of promoting electric vehicles (EVs) to control the ever increasing air pollution, more vehicle users now seem to have been attracted towards such vehicles. With the government’s announcement to provide a tax rebate on the purchase of electric vehicles, Nepal has recorded a substantial rise in the demand for EVs of different brands in recent months.
Restrictions For SafetyBy The Rising Nepal
The District Administration Offices (DAOs) of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on Tuesday issued an order, prohibiting all the social gatherings and events such as mass assemblies, conferences and seminars, and the like that pull crowds. This order comes amid an alarming spread of coronavirus lately, notably its Omicron variant. The DAOs have asked to conduct all sorts of meetings in virtual forms. In case the physical attendance of people is required, the gathering of 50 people has been allowed....
PM’s Focus On VaccineBy The Rising Nepal
We are under yet another wave of COVID-19 spread, this time involving the new variant of the virus known as Omicron. Before the onset of this wave, there were only a few hundred daily infections which was turning daily life towards normalcy. But the infection rate has been spiraling very rapidly since the outbreak of the latest mutant. The number of daily infections of Nepal has crossed 10,200 as per the data provided by
Nepal’s Clear Standing On Territorial IntegrityBy The Rising Nepal
Despite Nepal’s repeated calls for resolving all the border-related issues with India through diplomatic channels, the latter has not shown its willingness to do so. Instead, the Indian government has lately announced the expansion work of a link road to Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake that are located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The access road passes through Nepali territory in Lipulek and Kalapani areas. No sooner had Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated...
Vaccination In PriorityBy The Rising Nepal
With a massive surge in the COVID-19 cases within a span of a couple of days, the Omicron variant of the virus has taken the nation by storm. On Saturday, the daily infection rate hit 31.8 per cent, which hints at the immediate risk of the third wave with the prevalence of both, Delta and Omicron strains. This has put unanticipated burden on the public health institutions. The Kathmandu Valley, where more than half of the total infecti
No compromise on territorial integrityBy The Rising Nepal
Border issues between Nepal and India have persisted for a long time. The Indian encroachment of the Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulek has occupied a lot of space in our media and common psyche. Nepal has made the repeated claim that the encroached land belonged to her. However, the Indian side not only deployed its army forces at the areas but also constructed a link road to facilitate Indian pilgrims' access to the Hindu pilgrimage site
Challenges Of GrowthBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on every sector globally since its outbreak more than two years ago. As the century’s worst global public health emergency, this pandemic has dealt a severe blow, especially to the public health, economy,
Containing Omicron ThreatBy The Rising Nepal
Against the backdrop of surging COVID-19 cases in the country, which saw a notable increase by 1,000 cases between Tuesday and Monday, for instance, and rapid spread of the omicron variant, the Kathmandu Valley has gone into smart lockdown since last midnight to stem the spread of the virus. The measure went into effect a day after schools across the country were ordered to close for fifteen days because of the s
Need To Get VaccinatedBy The Rising Nepal
As cases of coronavirus infections start to witness a rapid surge again, a matter of concern for everyone is how to stay safe in this situation. In addition to observing the health protocols, experts have said that getting vaccinated is one of the most important preventive measures to remain safe from the virus. Taking this into consideration, the government has announced 15-day school closure and relevant stakeholders have been urged to
Fresh Call For SafetyBy The Rising Nepal
As the daily coronavirus infection tally in Nepal has been rising faster than before for the past couple of days, the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Centre (CCMC) has suggested several measures to contain the impending risks. There is a risk of remerging of a new wave of the pandemic in the country soon. Omicron, the new mutant of COVID-19, is suspected to have been responsible for the sudden increase in the number of cases. Within the 24 hours on Sunday, a total of 1,167 new infections...
Let The House FunctionBy The Rising Nepal
The other day, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba urged opposition leader and UML chair KP Sharma Oli to support the government in running the House of Representatives (HoR) business smoothly during a meeting at the latter’s residence at Balkot in Bhaktapur. This is the first time the Prime Minister and opposition leader held one-to-one parley after the present government came into existence. Deuba called on Oli as per the decision of the high-level coordination committee involving the ruling parties....