Curbing CrimesBy The Rising Nepal
Deborah Delbue is a young Brazilian woman who is studying for her doctorate in Hamburg. “I feel safe in Germany,” she says. “When I first got here I found it strange to see buildings without guards or high walls.” She was surprised that some houses in German cities have balconies almost at street level. In her hometown, that would look like an invitation to burglars.
Building An Egalitarian SocietyBy The Rising Nepal
The defining challenge of the modern time is growing inequality of people. Equality of people is a universal value rooted in public reason, science and wisdom and, therefore, conducive to civic culture. It demolishes the fatalistic analysis of social inequality, hierarchy, domination and determinism. In an egalitarian society, all citizens are deemed equal, regardless of social position, wealth, caste, gender, faith, educational attainment, etc. This is the ideal basis of democracy. A number of policies...
Ensure Rights Of Older PeopleBy The Rising Nepal
Globally, the ageing population has been increasing faster than projected earlier. The number of people aged 60 and above is much higher than the number of children below five years. With an increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rate, the demographic structure is changing with a rise in the number of older persons. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 12 per cent of people are aged 60 and above around the world. The number will be almost doubled by 2050. It is projected...
A Worrying ScenarioBy Aashish Mishra
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is a tragedy by all accounts. It is a needless war that is killing hundreds and displacing hundreds of thousands. But it has been exceptionally heart-wrenching; it seems, to Europeans and Americans because, by their own admission, Caucasians are suffering the brutality that had so far only been the fate of millions of “others.” “They seem so like us,” wrote Daniel Hannan in The Telegraph in the United Kingdom. “Ukrainians are not obviously refugees trying to...
How Cultured Are We?By The Rising Nepal
We have passed millions of years to develop our physique in the present form. We have undergone countless experiences to develop the mind in its present capacity. Experiences are pleasant and unpleasant, easy and difficult, meaningful and meaningless. Life has thus been going on in this way for generations. Today we are living in an age of technological development. Industrialisation has evolved out of the agricultural economy. Capitalism has replaced feudalism. Urbanisation has rapidly increased....
War: Hot Content For MediaBy The Rising Nepal
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the number of media users must have increased all over the world. War provides a hot content for the media outlets, escalating their circulation among the readers/audience. The potential of news media would be maximised in times of war when media outlets and their reporters become the main source of information for the common people. However, the overflow of news reporting might represent different versions of reality as perceived and interpreted by them.
Kidney For Cash!By The Rising Nepal
Illegal organ trading is one of the most inhuman acts that anyone has ever come up with. However, a strong instinct to survive has pushed hundreds of thousands of people to do so. This problem is reported to be rampant in many countries, including Nepal and Afghanistan. With Afghanistan's economy in ruins, many Afghans have been found involved in such an unlawful activity. There exists an alarming rate of unemployment in this part of the world and most people have lost their ability to meet even...
Reining In Poll ExpensesBy The Rising Nepal
Many senior party functionaries at the local level especially affiliated with the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML shared with this author recently about their willingness to contest the upcoming local polls. Given their commitment to the ideals and principles of the party and contribution they have offered to their respective organisations, they can stake claim for the party nomination for the post of mayors. However, t
Revamp Federal Civil ServiceBy The Rising Nepal
In response to the Supreme Court's recent decision not to return the adjusted personnel to the federal civil service, to carry forward the stalled staff selection process, and to reinforce the service conveniences of workforces attuned to the subnational levels, the Public Service Commission has recommended 485 officers for various services and groups, which the Commission had advertised for fiscal year 2076/77 B.S. and was put on hold for two years.
Subliminal MessageBy The Rising Nepal
A good consumer product is something that is sold without letting consumers know about its features. We can relate with the fact that these days with the outspread of positive word of mouth conversations included in videos and numerous photo-to-conversation converting mobile applications like TikTok, consumers have been influenced to make inquiries about products they intend to buy.
Gender Parity Still Far CryBy The Rising Nepal
A recent interaction in Chitwan with a group of women involved in several professions such as the crusher industry, handicraft, farming, medicine, nursing, tourism and academics highlighted why the International Women’s Day (IWD) is necessary even in the 21st century. Around 30 women gathered to have a fellowship among each other. However, the majority of them needed a special arrangement to come out of the house to spend an evening outside with friends. Among them was a renowned medical doctor-...
Could COVID-19 Virus Evade Vaccines?By The Rising Nepal
It is now well known that SARS-CoV-2 can mutate to evade vaccine protection against infection. The Omicron variants – BA.1, B1.1, and BA.2 – can infect those who were previously infected by other variants, even when vaccinated. And though a third booster shot offers some protection from an Omicron infection, it wanes after three or four months, leaving most people susceptible to reinfection. That said, the immunity conveyed by prior infection or vaccination still dramatically reduces the incidence...
Facebook At CrossroadsBy The Rising Nepal
Facebook has recently seen a drastic reduction in its users. Compared to previous quarter, active Facebook users fell from 1.930 billion to 1.929 billion during its fourth quarter in 2021. It even led to a steep fall in the share price of Facebook’s parent company Meta while its CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost $31 billion. And the statistics keep slipping for the social networking site. The truth is Facebook has lost its influence in the Gen Z who represents the future.
MCC Ratification Deepens AllianceBy The Rising Nepal
With the House of Representatives endorsing the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact with a majority voice vote, the conundrum surrounding the US grant has now been laid to rest. The approval has ended months of uncertainties and has now allowed the donor country to go ahead with implementing projects under the American grant, amounting to $500 million. The three ruling coalition parties – CPN- Maoist Centre, CPN - Unified-Socialist and Janata Samajbadi Party - that kept opposing...
Omicron And Herd ImmunityBy The Rising Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for a little over two years. There are no signs of the disease abating. Rather, it has been stronger in countries or places where it was inactive till some time ago. For example, it is surging in Bhutan, which had been able to keep the surge in the disease at bay. Likewise, some Pacific countries are also witnessing a surge in infections.
The Sixth SenseBy The Rising Nepal
We often talk about intuition. Unlike logic, which draws conclusions from known facts, intuition is the ability to receive information at the level of sensations, without the use of any analytical data. Recently, scientists have become seriously interested in the phenomenon of the so-called “sixth sense”.
BBC: Mend, Bend Or Go BustBy The Rising Nepal
Are the days of the BBC over? Not exactly, but its towering position is clearly on the decline. Bearing a series of battering over the decades, it is accused of biases — not necessarily from authoritarian regimes or rival nations but scholars and critics from its own midst, that is, Britons. A full century after regular public news broadcasting made a debut, the tide and trend in news flow through organised media institutions have undergone changes to suit the demands of the emerging tastes, habits...
Understanding Cervical CancerBy The Rising Nepal
Globally, cervical cancer is the second commonest cancer in female after breast cancer. In 2018, some 570,000 cases of cervical cancer were estimated to have occurred, with over 300,000 deaths. Around 80 per cent of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, and Nepal is one of them. This form of cancer is the commonest in girls and women aged between 15–44 years. In 2018, a total of 2,942 new cervical cancer cases were detected in the country. The disease killed as many as 1,928 patients...
Manage Waste ProperlyBy The Rising Nepal
A few weeks back, a friend on Facebook had asked me if I could attend an event. I asked what it was about. He told me it was an awareness programme on sanitation, and I ended up participating in it. I don't like attending programmes and seminars, but I thought the awareness programme would be worth attending.
Local Governments Have Miles To GoBy Ritu Raj Subedi
WITH the country all set to go for local polls on May 18 this year, the political parties have started their campaign to tip the scales in their favour. Considered as the base of grassroots democracy, the local polls will be another milestone in consolidating the federal democratic republic. The timely election for the local bodies boosts their authority, legitimacy and governance. It tests people’s sovereignty and enhances their participation in the decision-making process.