Growing Omicron ThreatBy The Rising Nepal
The country on Friday recorded 24 new Omicron cases along with a spike in daily coronavirus infections that has now crossed over 500 since the last week of October 2021. The detection of Omicron variants among the infected Nepalis and a sudden rise in the virus cases compelled the government to sit with the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) to take stock of the current situation. The government has asked the CCMC to take all necessary measures to contain the virus, especially in the wake...
Fighting OmicronBy The Rising Nepal
Like many other countries around the world, Nepal has been scrambling to deal with numerous challenges ranging from containing COVID-19 and reviving the economy battered by the pandemic to expediting development projects. With no hint of the global public health emergency subsiding in the near future, the country may have to continue facing a tricky situation in terms of fighting the fatal viral disease. The outbreak of newer variants such as Omicron indicates that the world might have to double...
Bolster Republican OrderBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is on robust path of consolidating the federal republican set-up in line with the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The three-tier elections held in 2017 proved a milestone in institutionalising the achievements of past movements and revolutions. For the first time, the nation formed governments at three layers of administration – federal, provincial and local. Evolution of local governments marked a big step in strengthening the grassroots democracy. The constitution has granted more...
Protect Poor From ColdBy The Rising Nepal
Sudden fall in temperature is one of the extreme weather phenomena which adversely affects the health and general life of the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. If the fall in temperature is unusually large and rapid in short period of time (for example in 24 hours) the phenomenon is called cold wave. In Nepal, such weather extremities are being more frequent in recent decades, thanks to the impact of global temperature rise and climate change. Since l
Resolve For Human RightsBy The Rising Nepal
Democracy is a form of governance that alone provides a congenial environment for the protection and realisation of human rights. Its crucial elements include the values of freedom, respect of human rights and the principle of free and fair periodic elections. T
Silver Screen In CrisisBy The Rising Nepal
Like other sectors, the film industry took a hard knock owing to the lockdowns and other restrictive measures imposed to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the movie theatres bring in a large number of people into a confined space, they can be superspreaders of virus, posing a threat to public health. This is a reason why the authorities first shut them down as the pandemic began to spread in March 2020. Altogether 150 cinema halls across the country were cl
Reconciliation Crucial For National IntegrityBy The Rising Nepal
Nationalism, unity, freedom, national sovereignty and integrity are of paramount importance for any citizen of a country. In the absence of these vital elements, a nation can disintegrate at any time, leaving all its citizens in the lurch. If we look at many war-torn nations, we find that these countries have lacked such vital components, so necessary to keep a nation strong and united in the face of rising crises caused by internal and external forces.
Rain Of Hope, HazardsBy The Rising Nepal
Normal life across Nepal has remained affected by rains since Tuesday night. Mountainous and hilly regions have also recorded snowfalls, triggering a sharp fall in temperatures. Even the hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley have witnessed light snowfall. The winter rains and snowfalls have increased cold, forcing people to light outdoor fire in order to keep themselves warm. As per the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DHM), the Kathmandu Valley recorded 37.4 mm of rain in 24 hours on Wednesday...
Increase Capital ExpensesBy The Rising Nepal
The economic health of Nepal has gradually been deteriorating for the past few months. While the initial three months of the current Fiscal Year 2021/22 were occupied by political transition which took time to replace the budget announced by the erstwhile government, development ministries were not up to the mark to mobilise the capital expenses. Just 7.88 per cent mobilisation of Rs. 439.6 billion capital allocation by Tuesday points to scale of the problem. Total receipts
Clean Feed To Save VulturesBy The Rising Nepal
DB Chaudhary of Kawasoti Municipality-13 Laukhani of East Nawalparasi is the only man in the village who introduced the concept of Jatayu Restaurant to clean feed and conserve the vultures threatened by poisoned cattle carcasses. Vultures in Nepal feed on the unmanaged dead cattle and in this way help keep the environment clean. But carcasses infested with toxic chemicals can be deadly for the birds. It has been 15 years since Chaudhary has been feeling chemica
Respect The SeniorsBy The Rising Nepal
Elderly people, especially aged 60 years and above, are known as senior citizens. In Nepal, senior citizens account for about 8.1 per cent of the total population. This group of people is a repository of experience and wisdom. The aged people’s in-depth knowledge about social and cultural values, beliefs and traditions is quite useful to one and all. The contributions made by them for the overall development of the society and the nation as a whole are immense. With their
Discourse On SocialismBy The Rising Nepal
The country has witnessed a flurry of political activities, with parties setting their goals and agendas. Major political forces have convened their national congresses one after another. Their conventions are not just fulfilling the legal obligation as set by the Election Commission but they also form the integral component of their organisational life. The gatherings of delegates enable them to inject new blood and fresh ideas into the parties. Since the parties are vehicle of political changes...
Towards Self-reliance In Power GenerationBy The Rising Nepal
Electricity generation, supply and utilisation are the key to the country's all-out development. With its vast water resources, Nepal has all the capacity to benefit through the production and supply of hydropower energy. Over the years, the country has made commendable strides in generating power from its water resources. Our country is gradually becoming self-reliant in energy, raising hopes that it would take ahead more smoothly all of its development projects that are
The Reconstruction FeatBy The Rising Nepal
In April 2015 when 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, it left trail of death and destruction across the country. There was still a political division and divided political leadership was caught off guard with regard to addressing the seismic challe
New Trade StrategyBy The Rising Nepal
Despite some measures in place to increase export trade, Nepal has not been fully successful in giving a boost to it. The country has been experiencing a widening trade deficit over the years. Each year, the country pays huge amounts to import a wide variety of goods ranging from petroleum products, garment to construction materials. Once a food exporting nation, Nepal now imports food to meet the growing demand. However, the country holds enormous potential for increasing export trad
Pandemic Impact On Child DevelopmentBy The Rising Nepal
As the world is still reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, it has created a lot of adverse impacts on the health, learning and psychosocial development of children. The pandemic has left dreadful effects on child education, most notably those from poor and deprived families. Children need to develop early stimulation activities like naming objects, counting, drawing, reading books, telling stories, singing, dancing and going outside among others to be on track of their normal physical as well as...
Obstructions Benefit NoneBy The Rising Nepal
More than five months have passed since the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR) by the Supreme Court (SC). But the Lower House of the Federal Parliament has not been able to run in a smooth manner due to continued obstructions by the main opposition — CPN-UML. Many important bills have remained pending since long as the UML has been persistently creating obstacles. The previous government, led by KP Sharma Oli, had dissolved the HoR twice within the span of six months. Oli had taken...
Air Pollution HazardsBy The Rising Nepal
The winter is a cruel period. The people, animals and plants are subjected to live in harsh climatic conditions. Cold-related ailments pester them, making their life miserable. This is natural phenomenon whose consequences can be minimised but not entirely avoided. This severity of winter is known to all ordinary people who take all necessary precautions and measures to beat it. But there is another harsh reality of winter – it also deteriorates the quality of air. Scientists have f
Monitor Glacier RetreatBy The Rising Nepal
Climate change has put the world at the receiving end. Man-made factors such as increasing industrialisation, exploitation of the environment, growth of population, and rapid urbanisation are the leading causes of adverse climate impacts that have left adverse impacts on our environment and ecosystems. Climate change, an outcome of environmental degradation, has led to major environmental accidents. The rise in temperature, natural calamities, loss of habitats, and difficulties in availing safe drinking...
Intra-party DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
Some major political parties have recently concluded their national conventions, electing their new leadership. Their national congresses have bolstered their internal democracy and brought fresh faces into the leadership team. The ruling Nepali Congress, main opposition CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and CPN-ML had convened their national gatherings and elected their central leadership. These periodic events not only renewed the internal democracy of these parties but also gave positive message...