Deuba’s Second Innings As Congress PresidentBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has been re-elected in the highest party post. It was a cakewalk for Deuba to get elected in a run-off election held under the party 14th convention on Tuesday after the first round of internal polls became inconclusive. Deuba beat his rival Dr. Shekhar Koirala by a wide margin. Deuba mustered 2,733 votes out of 4,623 cast in the second round. Koirala garnered only 1,855 votes. Though Koirala got 139 more votes, his hope fo
Embrace EntrepreneurshipBy The Rising Nepal
An entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business. Finding hitherto hidden dimension of a product or a service and presenting it to the customers is the hallmark of an entrepreneur. It’s a well-substantiated fact that the culture of entrepreneurship creates wealth, generates employment and solves a great many problems besetting a country. It also paves the way for self-employment. Entrepreneurship is the bedrock of all-round development. Entrepreneurs are stimulat
Check Selective AbortionBy The Rising Nepal
Tied to the predominantly patrilineal and patriarchal social structures, traditional minded society still prefers sons over daughters. The males are regarded as the main source of family incomes and the ones who carry on lineage names, guarantee security in old age and perform the last rites of deceased parents. This sort of mindset puts males superior to females in cultural and religious psyche of people. This has impelled people to go for sex-selective abortion risking life of many wom
Let House Impasse EndBy The Rising Nepal
With the reinstatement of the House of Representatives (HoR) last July, Nepal’s constitutional process was brought back on track. The Supreme Court had invalidated the HoR dissolution calling it unconstitutional. The judicial activism has amply highlighted the importance of parliament to ensure stability, development and good governance. Considered as one of the pillars of democracy, the parliament articulates concerns of common public. A functional parliament is the key to the sustenan
Congress Gears To Elect New TeamBy The Rising Nepal
On Friday, the grand old party of the nation, Nepali Congress, initiated its 14th general convention. The inaugural function held on the same day carried special importance as chairs of almost all political parties addressed the opening function in which some leaders were engaged in verbal duels, besides expressing best wishes for the success of the inauguration. Representatives from India's political parties, the BJP and the Indian National Congress, addressed the inaugural session in which they...
Exemplary RebuildingBy The Rising Nepal
It is a matter of pride that Nepal has made a remarkable progress in the post-quake reconstruction despite a myriad of challenges. The government had set up the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on December 25, 2015 following the big earthquake to give an impetus to the reconstruction campaign. The NRA was entrusted with the responsibilities of rebuilding private houses, heritages, educational institutions, health facilities, bridges and other vital infrastruct
Cultural Value Of Vivah PanchamiBy The Rising Nepal
Located on the lap of great Himalayas, Nepal boasts of rich civilisation, culture and spiritual tradition. As a multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual and multi-religious nation, she has distinct cultural identity that is unity in diversity. Nepal’s syncretic culture has fostered harmonious ties among the people from divergent ethnic grounds. Our cultural values inspire the people of different faiths to live in harmony. The rich culture is manifested through religious feasts and festivals, customs,...
Chhaupadi Still PrevailsBy The Rising Nepal
Discrimination against menstruating women is still prevalent in Nepal. Women are considered impure during their periods. This stigma is prevalent among women of all socio-economic groups. But Chhaupadi practice, in which menstruating women an
Keep Omicron At BayBy The Rising Nepal
The battle against the coronavirus is still ongoing across the globe. Even advanced nations have found it difficult to defeat the pandemic as it has still been claiming lives. Curbing the deadly contagion is an uphill task due mainly to a mutation in the virus. Various variants of the virus have stalked human beings, claiming more lives. Earlier, the Delta variant proved a major headache for the world as the highly infectious strain made the task of defeating COVID-19 all the more difficult. Meanwhile,...
Stick To Academic CalendarBy The Rising Nepal
Importance of quality education needs no explanation. Education plays an important role in the intellectual growth of individuals as well as all-round development of the nation. This is a reason why the countries across the world make huge investment in education. A nation can make strides in economic sector with its educated and hard-working citizens, even if it lacks natural resources and capital. Higher education helps people become good citizens, creative and independent
NC Gears Up For National CongressBy The Rising Nepal
The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) is gearing up for the 14th general convention scheduled to be held in Kathmandu from December 10. The country’s oldest democratic party is going to elect its leadership for the next four years. The NC that has already chosen its leadership at the local level also held elections for the Province Committee in six provinces on Saturday. In most provinces, camps led by president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and leader Krishna...
Guard Against OmicronBy The Rising Nepal
As more cases of Omicron variant have now been detected in many countries including India after its first identification on November 23 in South Africa, Nepal, too, is at high risk. Despite such a looming danger, people do not seem to be very serious about abiding by basic health safety protocols. The Nepali month of Mangsir (mid-November to mid-December) is a major wedding season when a large number of young men and women tie their nuptial knots. But it is a mat
Fresh UML LeadershipBy The Rising Nepal
As the periodic elections energise democratic institutions and elect new national leadership, the conventions of political parties pick heads and office-bearers to strengthen and run their organisations. The national congresses are crucial to deciding the party policy and principles having broader implications not only for the life of a party but for the overall political and economic development of a nation. The national conventions boost inner-party democracy and offer chances to find new and competent...
End Child MarriageBy The Rising Nepal
The scourge of child marriage throughout the world is well documented. In an effort to stop the social evil from rearing its ugly head, many countries have enacted various laws. While the frequency of child marriage has dramatically dwindled across the world, thanks to the concerted efforts put into raising awareness, in impoverished countries plagued by a string of problems, such practice is still widespread. According to the UNICEF, child marriage is defined as a marriage of a girl or boy bef
Threat Of OmicronBy The Rising Nepal
The entire world is once again worried about the emergence of Omicron, a newer strain of SARS-CoV-2. Classified as B.1.1.529, Omicron is considered to be more transmissible than its previous variants. What is more worrying is that the variant, which was first detected in South Africa on November 24, has already been found transmitted to several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Germany, Israel and India. Hong Kong has also reported two cases related to this variant. No sooner had...
End Gender-based ViolenceBy The Rising Nepal
Women in Nepal constitute more than 50 per cent of total population. Their strong demographic presence indicates their important role in the overall development process of the nation. Nepal has witnessed increased women empowerment over the years, thanks to the political awareness, education, constitutional arrangement, implementation of pro-women laws and frequent campaigns against female discrimination. Their
Call For UnityBy The Rising Nepal
Citizens look up to political parties and leaders whenever a country passes through a crisis. Ditto is true about Nepal and the Nepalis. Since the time the nation was transformed into a federal democratic state, the people have reposed their faith in leaders and parties, which have reciprocated positively on several occasions to respect the people's trust in them. They have launched various political movements and struggles in unison to realise the people's aspirations. This was quite evident when...
Check Tobacco UseBy The Rising Nepal
There is no denying the fact that smoking is hazardous to human health as it causes numerous diseases and inflicts harms to almost all organs of the body. All types of tobacco consumption are risky. Be it cigarette smoking, cigars, hookah smoking or roll-your-own tobacco, they cause damage to health in one way or the other. Cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C
Misuse Of Social SitesBy TRN Online
The rise of numerous social networking sites, better known as social media, have changed the way the people interact and develop relationship with each other. The virtual connectivity has become so powerful that even strangers turn close friends within a short span of messenger chats. Social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are not just the means of sharing personal views and photos but also constructive platforms to share information and ideas. They are now effective instruments of...
End Evil PracticesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has come a long way through various political, socio-economic and developmental changes and all these changes continue to contribute collectively to the betterment of the community and lives of the people as a whole. However, despite political restructuring and promulgation of the new constitution, Nepal has still been grappling with the medieval practices of caste-based discrimination, child marriages, dowry dema