Vaccination Gains PaceBy The Rising Nepal
Although Nepal had to face a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine and other logistics in the beginning, the country has lately managed to speed up the inoculation drive against the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health and Population
Fulfil Climate PledgesBy The Rising Nepal
Situated along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains, Nepal boasts of distinct identity with towering peaks in the world. The Himalayan range has been source of civilisation, livelihoods and ecological system for centuries. The world’s tallest peak, Sagaramath (Mt. Everest), and scores of other mountains lie in this country. In a globalised world, these shiny mountains are of great attraction for the tourists engrossed in exploring thr
Importance Of Yoga, AyurvedaBy The Rising Nepal
The benefits associated with yoga are many. For several people, it is a treatment of bodily ailments without using medicines. Because of its harmlessness, yoga has become popular around the world and many follow it routinely, which also shows its significa
E-passports For SecurityBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has finally introduced e-passports that ensure greater security than the Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). Senior culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi has become the first person to receive the biometric passport. On Wednesday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Narayan Khadka launched the e-passport by handing over the document to the 102-year-old Joshi. Having received the digital passport, Joshi handed over his old passport to the Department of Passport to keep it at the latter’s museum. It...
Boost Clean Energy UseBy The Rising Nepal
In recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, UK, Nepal presented ambitious plan to reduce emissions as Himalayan nation continues to face threat from the consequences of climate change. It promised to attain a net-zero emission by 2045, increase the share of clean energy in total energy demand to 15 per cent and forest cover to 45 per cent by 2030. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who addressed the historic
Nip Corruption In BudBy The Rising Nepal
Corruption is an enemy of the development, progress and peace of the country. It may be creeping in every layer of institutions - be it in the public or private spheres of the society. Abuse of authority, financial misappropriation, bribery and poor public procurement practices can be described as corruption or irregularity but it may have wider tentacles and may be prevalent in subtle forms. Laxity in work, under performance, evading taxes, exploiting peop
MCC For InfrastructureBy The Rising Nepal
As Nepal is in dire need of infrastructure projects to help accelerate the development activities and revive the pandemic-hit economy, the country’s private sector has reiterated its call for endorsing the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)'s Nepal Compact Programme. Various business associations, including Nepal-USA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NUSACCI), have called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to create an alliance of lawmakers to approve the US grant programme as soon as possible....
Census For DevelopmentBy The Rising Nepal
Demographic information is vital for devising development planning, policy and programmes. Population data are pooled from censuses, household surveys and routine data systems, which give insight into the size, social conditions and migration trend of people. Though a scientific analysis of population census provides data of people of particular time and place, it enables the government, private sector and international agencies to forecast social, economic a
Punish The GuiltyBy The Rising Nepal
A recent investigation has unearthed that several high-ranking officials at one of the nation's prime health institutions were involved in irregularities, abuse of authorities and embezzlement, which make them worthy of due punishment. Owing to disregard for rules and regulations, these officials, indicted for their misconduct in the investigative report, have left the BP Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences (BPKIHS) in disarray in recent times. Following months of upheavals at the BPKIHS that...
Make Census CountBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has more than 110-year-old history of population census. In 1911, the country carried out the first population count. The initial censuses were less precise and scientific as compared to the modern ones owing to lack of educational and technological advancement. Four censuses undertaken prior to the 1952/54 census are dubbed as ‘head counts’ because they enumerated only the population. The 1952/54 census was take
Follow Fiscal DisciplineBy The Rising Nepal
The national economy, battered by COVID-19, is now limping back to normalcy. In the last more than one-and-a-half years when the pandemic raged, almost every sector came to a grinding halt with the imposition of extended lockdown and strict prohibitory measures. The economic fallouts of the pandemic remained severe as millions of Nepalis living at home and abroad lost their jobs. Though the risk of COVID-19 has not full
Concern And CommitmentBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s recent visit to Glasgow of UK was important in regard to fostering Nepal’s relations with friendly nations and put Nepal’s position on climate change issue. The mega global forum in Scotland, attended by 132 heads of governments and states, 40,000 delegates from 170 countries, provided a rare opportunity to spell out Nepal’s concerns about the adverse impact of global temperature rise and its negative climatic repercussions on the lives and livelihoods...
Festival Of HarmonyBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is so rich in cultural, lingual and ethnic diversity that the country is home to 125 caste/ethnic communities speaking as many as 123 languages. The nation is well-known throughout the world for the communal and religious harm
Milestone In Power TradeBy The Rising Nepal
Despite having the potential of generating more than 43,000 megawatt electricity, Nepal has lagged behind in converting its huge waters into blue money owing to several factors. It requires huge investment and sophisticated technology for producing electricity. So, foreign investment is necessary to build big hydro plants. But the bilateral deals on the hydro projects often fall into dispute because of some controversial provisions in it. The issues of land acquisition, compensation and environment...
Nepal’s Climate ConcernsBy The Rising Nepal
Though Nepal’s contribution in the emissions of atmosphere heating greenhouse gases is negligible, it is bearing the brunt of changing climate triggered by rising temperatures. We have been witnessing more and more irregular and extreme weather phenomena, notably the excessive post-monsoon rains that devastated ready-to-harvest paddy crops across the country, causing huge losses quite recently. Even during the monsoon days, rains were falling in extreme proportions, caus
Coalition Of StabilityBy The Rising Nepal
There is an important symbiosis between political stability and economic development. Stability has been crucial for the sustained economic growth. In a similar manner, economic development is equally vital for ensuring political stability and social development. A politically and socially stable country alone could achieve a desired level of economic progress. Despite having an inclusive democratic constitution, Nepal has still been grappling with political instability and sluggish economic growth,...
Power Transmission For More Consumers, TradeBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has made big strides towards electricity generation and supply. Currently, it is producing 1,900 megawatts of electricity. The amount of this hydroelectricity is below expectations given that the country has the potential to generate more than 43,000 MW hydroelectricity and higher if cascade projects are constructed. Similarly, over 93 per cent of total population has now access to electricity. This is indeed good news for the country that once suffered acute power shortage. However, N
Stop Illegal EntryBy The Rising Nepal
The problem pertaining to the hordes of people seeking political or other kinds of asylum is nothing new. Civil wars, displacements, desires for having greener pastures and a few other reasons often compel people to leave their countries and opt to reside in others just to live and raise families in a peaceful environment and lead a prosperous life. The world has witnessed refugees of different natures seeking asylum in affluent countries. Lately, as the world has witnessed a sudden spat
Judiciary’s SanctityBy The Rising Nepal
The judiciary is an impartial and independent organ of the state. As a pillar of democracy, it has the onus to defend constitution as well as interpret it in case there is ambiguity in its provisions. Like other democratic constitutions in many countries worldwide, the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 has clear provisions for the judiciary to function in a fair and independent manner. The provisions are based on the principle of separation of powers. As per this doctrine, powers are allotted among the...
End Caste-based BiasBy The Rising Nepal
Despite constitutional and social measures to do away with the caste-based discrimination, Nepali society has not yet got rid of this evil that has hindered the overall progress and prosperity of the country. The practice of untouchability is blot on our society known for its tolerance, harmony and syncretic culture. In 1963, Nepal had abolished and criminalised the caste-based discrimination but it has not gone away as it is deeply rooted in tradition and people’s thinking and practice. A false...