No Progress Sans VisionBy The Rising Nepal
Sri Lanka used to be exemplary on its own accord. Despite the 26-year long civil war, the island nation in South Asia had significantly progressed in terms of literacy and economy. But the situation has now reversed with the country facing one of the worst economic crises ever.
Nepal Amid Triangular Geopolitical GameBy The Rising Nepal
Diplomacy is a litmus test of an individual or state especially in time of crisis, which should be visibly seen to maximise the engagement of counterparts and get things done in the larger interest of the country. In his famous book ‘The Art of War’, Sun Tzu, a military strategist and philosopher of ancient China, said diplomacy is “a supreme art of war to subdue the enemy without fighting”. In a way, a diplomat is a warrior without fatal weapons and strategist like a commander in war. The...
Citizen Participation In Service DeliveryBy The Rising Nepal
At a discussion programme held, the other day, to take stock of the service delivery performance of the local government institutions over the last five years, several speakers drawn from the relevant discipline took cognizance of the improvements in public service delivery at the local level. Some speakers discussed and appreciated the effectiveness with which local government institutions -- rural municipalities and municipalities -- have started to deliver services and gain a broader democratic...
Commenting On Facebook WallsBy The Rising Nepal
Facebook is a very popular and powerful networking site and it appears to be prudent to think twice before we comment on others’ Facebook walls. Every person has their privacy and prestige. Nobody likes being commented negatively. Every person has their own family, circles of friends, relatives and other people. Whatever the number may be, every person may feel they have a big audience. Especially people in authority should be very careful while commenting on others who are working under them....
Socialise Children BroadlyBy The Rising Nepal
Parenting is a crucial job of life. It facilitates physical, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Patterns of parenting differ greatly from one community to another as the nature of social values and importance vary worldwide.
Lessons From Sri Lankan CrisisBy The Rising Nepal
Sri Lanka is in the news these days for all the wrong reasons. The education and health system of this country was on par with Europe. A Sri Lankan could get free education till PhD and complete health facilities. Their lifestyles were simple as they were based on Sri Lankan values, culture and tradition. However, their economic systems were way above all the South Asian countries. The people were always full of compassion, down to earth and very easy to work with.
The Cheerful PeopleBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has been recognised as the happiest nation in South Asia and Nepalis are quite happy about it. The United Nations (UN) recently released the World Happiness Report and Nepal is ranked in the 84th position, making this Himalayan nation the best ranked among the South Asian countries. It was a pleasant surprise for the Nepali citizens.
Deuba's India Visit A Fillip To Bilateral RelationsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal's friendly ties with India received a fresh fillip after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's successful three-day visit to India. The first from a Nepali Prime Minister in about four years, Deuba’s official visit saw the two closest neighbours of the region reaching an understanding on many outstanding issues.
Reinvigorating Literacy CampaignsBy The Rising Nepal
Nepal has given priority to literacy. In the past, the country’s literacy rate was very low. Girls were hardly sent to school. And the dropout rate was also high. With the passage of time, the successive governments realised the importance of education. The importance of education has spread far and wide so much so that the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN) has also stressed quality education (SDG No. 4) as one of the important goals.
Love Or MoneyBy The Rising Nepal
Love is in the air in Libya’s marriage market – and so is a lot of money. In 2021, 25,000 Libyan couples who tied the knot received the equivalent of € 8,000 each from the government as a wedding gift. That added up to an expenditure of € 200 million by the government in an effort to encourage marriages. In 2022, the government intends to hand out a further € 200 million to another 25,000 marrying couples. The Sports Ministry disburses the funds, and aims to make the application process...
Memories Die HardBy The Rising Nepal
Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to be labelled all sorts of unflattering descriptions, representing many greys of authoritarianism for what Americans perceived domestically during his four years in office. However, he is not probed in equal measure for the way foreign policy was handled, even if many of America’s closest European allies despaired over the abrupt shift in approach regarding environment change, nuclear deal with Iran and the like.
PM Deuba’s Visit Boosts Nepal-India TiesBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s fresh state visit to India has become instrumental in consolidating the age-old Nepal-India relations. Leading a Nepali delegation, PM Deuba paid a three-day sojourn to the southern neighbour from April 1-3 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. It was for the first time that PM Deuba visited India following the formation of the present coalition government in July last year. About four years back, erstwhile Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had...
Groundwater DepletionBy The Rising Nepal
Though water is central to our everyday lives and indeed life itself, we often mark World Water Day on March 22 not by reminding ourselves of all that water brings, but of the consequences of its absence or contamination.
Adds Impetus To Implement Bilateral DealsBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s three-day visit (March 25-27, 2022) to Nepal has added new impetus to Sino-Nepal cooperation and partnership. In the recent past, the two nations had signed a number of agreements but their implementation has not gained pace owing to several factors such the COVID-19 pandemic, internal instability and external pressure. Prior to making his stopover in Nepal, Wang toured Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, bolstering its peripheral diplomacy that...
Invest In Quality TB TreatmentBy The Rising Nepal
World TB Day 2022 was celebrated on March 24 with the theme of “Invest to End TB, Saves Lives”. Being an infectious disease, tuberculosis (TB) usually affects the lungs, although it can affect any organ in the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. It is to be noted that everyone infected with TB bacteria does not become sick. It spreads through droplets in the air. TB can be fatal if not treated but is preventable and treatable.
Escaping Debt TrapBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly worsened the debt situation in many developing countries. According to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), around 60 per cent of the world’s poorest countries are now heavily indebted, and many of them are unable to reduce their debts on their own. The big questions are how debt crises can be prevented and how a global debt governance system should be designed.
Enhancing Efficacy Of GovernanceBy The Rising Nepal
The art of governance pertains to how well public goods are managed in the society for the optimal satisfaction of people and a semblance of public order is created for their peaceful pursuit of life. Governance efficacy in Nepal rests on the ability of multi-level governance actors to attain the Directive Principles and Policies of the State underlined in the Nepali constitution and international obligations and match the aspirations of people for the improvement of their lot with its capabilities....
Digital Health Missing Its Chance For DisruptionBy The Rising Nepal
For years, tech behemoths and digital health innovators have attempted to “reinvent” health care, but they’ve ignored the institutional infrastructure issues that plague the people who deliver care — doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and others — or tried to replace their function altogether. The results have been only small gains and larger scepticism. Health care innovators and disruptors have missed the sweet spot for change by taking aim at the wrong components of the industry:...
Legends Of NaradeviBy Aashish Mishra
This week has been mostly about Naradevi for the people of Kathmandu. Its 19-character dance was performed after a dozen years on Thursday; four days after they were taken around the city in a special musical procession.
Media And Science CommunicationBy The Rising Nepal
One of the functions of mass media is surveillance which involves the observation of happenings in the society and providing information to people. However, a society's dependence upon media would be based on their application of the method of knowing in the process of observing and reporting the day-to-day affairs. It is even more crucial in the context of science communication which could be summed as the media's attempt to connect science with society.