Advertising StandardsBy The Rising Nepal
As advertising occupies a considerable aspect of the mass media, its impact on the public sphere is significant. Therefore, it should be governed as an important part of the media through government policies and regulations so that it can take its intended messages to the audience in a healthy manner. As advertisements get published along with news, opinions and editorials in different sectors of the media including the print, broadcasts and online mediums, advertisers not only have to be effective...
Health Safety Concerns In Disaster-hit AreasBy The Rising Nepal
This year’s relatively longer rainy season with higher rainfalls and the latest extreme off-seasonal downpours in Nepal have proven to be quite devastating. The rain-induced disasters such as flash floods, landslides and inundation have caused considerable losses to people’s lives, development projects, infrastructures like roads and bridges and private houses and other properties in many parts of the country. Last week’s intense rains have created a sense of worry among the farmers as the...
Climate-induced CalamityBy The Rising Nepal
The country is still reeling from the shock of the big loss of lives and property caused by the recent rain-induced floods, landslides and inundations. The government has already announced relief to all families who lost their members in the disaster. Likewise, those who lost crops, houses and shops are also getting compensation from the state. Over 111 people lost their lives, and paddy crops worth over Rs. 7 billion were destroyed owing to the natural calamity. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba...
Relief To Disaster VictimsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal is now going through a sad and difficult moment as the extreme and intense off-season rains have brought unthinkable devastations once again to many parts of the country. The calamities have taken scores of human lives and caused huge damage to infrastructures such as roads, bridges, electricity and communication systems, private homes and ready-to-harvest paddy crops. The death toll from the latest flash floods, landsli
Winning Over The VirusBy The Rising Nepal
Amid the biggest public health crisis of the century gripping the nation and the world, the public was anxious and keen to see how the present government would move ahead to save the lives of the people. From the very beginning, the government took an array of measures to effectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK has removed Nepal from the red zone while the World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated Nepal on its success in controlling the coronavirus. The scare of the third wave has...
Timely InitiativeBy The Rising Nepal
It is a commendable move on the part of the incumbent coalition government to look for ways to implement the agreement inked between the previous government and the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’. Eight months back, the government headed by KP Sharma Oli and the party had reached a three-point deal that aimed at putting an end to any violent activities by the underground outfit, a
The Message Of DashainBy The Rising Nepal
Nepalis have celebrated the main days of Dashain, the greatest festival of Hindus, with much joy and excitement. Unlike the previous year, this year’s Dashain was more joyous as the fear of COVID-19 pandemic subsided remarkably. The number of COVID infections and fatalities has drastically gone down of late which is a positive thing. Last year, people were forced to live in the shadow of the pandemic. As a result, Dashain did not
Healthy Dashain CelebrationsBy The Rising Nepal
Unlike last year, this year people are celebrating Dashain festival with great enthusiasm.
Power Supply To IndustriesBy The Rising Nepal
Energy is considered as the key element in establishing industries, promoting business and creating new markets and employment opportunities. It had enabled the world to bring about the first Industrial Revolution that changed the fate of humanity. Of various forms of energy, electricity has been the crucial to boost the development and facilitate the diverse activities of people. Nepal government has attached top priority to generating and distributing electricity to reduce poverty and realise desired...
Full Sized CabinetBy The Rising Nepal
FINALLY, the federal Cabinet has got full shape, with 25 ministers, including three state ministers. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday inducted 16 new ministers and two state ministers. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed and designated the portfolios of the ministers at the recommendation of the Prime Minister as per Article 76 (9) and Article 78 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal. After having sworn in by the President, the ministers assumed their office on Friday itself. Two more coalition...
MCC Should Go AheadBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s private sector has called on the government, political parties and other stakeholders to pass the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact immediately saying that this key infrastructure project is crucial for propelling development of the country. Issuing a joint statement on Wednesday, three umbrella organisations of the private sector – Federation of Nepali Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and
Funding The ProvincesBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal’s new constitution, adopted in 2015, declared Nepal as federal, secular and republican state. This was a giant political step for the nation toward the democratisation and modernisation process. Monarchy that ruled the nation for over 240 years was abolished. In its place came the constitutional president. Federal governance system was embraced to overcome the imbalances in the sphere of development and administration. Its primary goal is to decentralise pow
Economists’ Wake-up CallBy The Rising Nepal
In a worrying sign, Nepal’s economy has been facing serious headwinds recently, mainly because of the dwindling inflow of remittances, according to a macroeconomic NRB report published recently. The report shows that the remittance inflows plunged by 18.1 per cent to Rs. 75.96 billion in the first month of the current fiscal year in contrast to an increase of 23 per cent in the same period of the previous year. That has begged the question: why is that happening against
Vaccinating ChildrenBy The Rising Nepal
With the vaccination against COVID-19 gathering new momentum across the country, the government is very hopeful for meeting the goal of inoculating the targeted 71.6 per cent (a total 21,756,763 people above 18 years of age) of population by mid-April next year. The government aims to administer the life-saving jabs to 33 per cent of the targeted population by mid-October this year. As per the fresh updates of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 35.5 per cent of the total population has...
Flu, COVID DiagnosisBy The Rising Nepal
Runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache and muscle aches are the symptoms found in both seasonal flu and COVID-19 virus. People having these symptoms suffer from mild to severe illnesses. Like their identical symptoms, both the viruses spread through droplets and aerosols when the infected persons cough, sneeze or breathe. People can also contract COVID-19 and influenza as they touch contaminated surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth without washing their hands. People get confused between...
Let Senior Citizens Lead Dignified LifeBy The Rising Nepal
SENIOR citizens are an integral part of any society. No one should overlook or forget the contributions they have made while raising families and being an important contributor to the promotion of society and the development of a country. However, in a society like ours, many elderly citizens encounter various difficulties. Carelessness from families, ignorance by the state, diseases and old-age-related physical and mental troubles call for attention towards their multifaceted plights.
Prevent Heart AilmentsBy The Rising Nepal
There is no denying the fact that Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the principal cause of deaths worldwide. As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 18.6 million people die from CVDs each year. This accounts for about 32 per cent of all global deaths. Heart attack and stroke alone contribute 85 per cent of the total heart disease-related fatalities. People living in low and middle income countries have been bearing the brunt of heart disease, with more th
Ensure Access To VaccinesBy The Rising Nepal
The world is now scrambling to recover from the health and economic crises triggered by the COVID-19 though many nations are still confronting the spread of deadly virus that has become the pandemic of century. It has caused big humanitarian crisis. More than 4.5 million people have already succumbed to the virus while an additional 150 million people were pushed into extreme poverty, threatening to reverse hard-earned development gains. However, the invention of anti-COVID vaccines within a year...