Impeachment Against CJ Rana Can It Revitalise Judiciary?By Ritu Raj Subedi
The continued disruption of the House of Representatives (HoR) by the main opposition CPN-UML has brought the parliamentary business to a standstill. At the moment, the House obstruction has hindered pushing the impeachment motion against suspended Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana and tabling the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact.
Preventing Lung CancerBy The Rising Nepal
Lung cancer occurs when cells divide in the lungs uncontrollably, causing tumours to grow in size. The tumours hamper the breathing ability and also spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body.
Historic Mao-Nixon MeetBy The Rising Nepal
Feb. 21 will mark 50 years since U.S. President Richard Nixon visited Beijing and met with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in 1972. The moment was historic, particularly because it ended decades of alienation between China and the United States and symbolised a new start for the two countries and a shift from long-standing Cold War antagonism. Such a moment is seen as the foundation of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, one which would be defined not by conflict, but co-existence, cooperation, and...
Economy Set To Make HeadwayBy The Rising Nepal
Nepali economy that witnessed a high growth trajectory for consecutive three years until the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has seen an unexpected downfall of as low as -1.9 per cent in 2019/20 and could not take a leap again until now. The expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for fiscal year 2020/21 is below 4 per cent. The current fiscal year 2021/22 was supposed to witness business revival and economic rehabilitation after COVID-19. So, the government has set a target of 7 per cent...
Democracy In The Internet EraBy The Rising Nepal
According to Cambridge Dictionary, democracy is the system of government that seeks to safeguard freedom and promote equality among people. So, it is often equated with ‘presence of justice and absence of inequality’. Like elsewhere, democracy in Nepal was earned through untold sacrifices made by the martyrs and several democratic movements. Today, we are blessed to live in a world where the aspirations of democracy are easier to fulfill than ever before.
Eminence Of Ramkrishna BajeBy Aashish Mishra
Many people do not know of the existence of Beni Madhav Ghat at Sankhamul in Lalitpur. In fact, many do not know the existence of any ghats at Sankhamul. Even those living in the area often think Sankhamul is just one single ghat. But that is not so.
Music As Means Of CommunicationBy The Rising Nepal
Denis McQuail, a prominent media scholar, argues that relatively little attention has been given to the music as a mass medium in theory and research. Mentioning that the recording and replaying of music began around 1880 and were quite rapidly diffused, based on the wide appeal of popular songs and melodies, he states that much radio content since the early days has considered music, even more so since the rise of television. He presents a high degree of internationalisation and diversity of reception...
Beyond DystopiaBy The Rising Nepal
Left-wing and progressive parties continue to win elections. Only rarely, it’s true, with strategic majorities, as for the socialists recently in Portugal. But there have been surprising successes, such as that of the SPD in Germany, and clear victories, such as that of Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the United States. Elsewhere, as across Scandinavia, they remain in office. Yet today left-wing parties are almost never carried to power or sustained by a progressive Zeitgeist. There is no left-wing...
External VotingBy The Rising Nepal
A large number of Nepalis are living and working in different parts of the world. The money they earn is sent back to Nepal in the form of remittance. And this remittance is serving as the lifeline of the country’s economy. However, staying away from home has prevented them from exercising their voting right, one of the most important rights. This is a realisation that has given birth to the idea of external voting in the country.
Quality Mediation PracticesBy The Rising Nepal
This writer has received quite a few exposures on the thematic contents and process of negotiation and facilitative mediation which have been appreciated and used largely worldwide as mechanism for conflict resolution. This writer has undertaken and overseen a host of assignments as a trainer, contributor in training resource material preparation and workshop facilitator in the area of negotiation and facilitative mediation. However, this author’s involvement in the promotion and use of negotiation...
Power Trade: A Means Of ProsperityBy The Rising Nepal
With a moderate start of 500-KW electricity generation from Pharping Hydroelectric Power Plant in 1911, some 2100-MW electricity is now generated and connected to the Integrated Nepali Power System (INPS). Similarly, projects with a total power generation capacity of 5000-MW are under construction while projects with an aggregate capacity of around 9000-MW are set to start construction soon. These encouraging trends in hydropower generation in the country are sure to open doors of economic growth...
Curb Teenage PregnanciesBy The Rising Nepal
A high rate of teen pregnancies has officials in Ghana worried. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), between 2016 and 2020 more than half a million Ghanaian girls aged 10 to 19 years became pregnant. That is an average of over 111,000 teen pregnancies per year. Of all the teen pregnancies during this period, over 13,400 involved girls between the ages of 10 and 14.
Stop Monetising Climate Change SolutionBy The Rising Nepal
It’s a little known fact that as many as 36,500 so-called sustainable investment funds – a dizzying array of trillion dollar vehicles – are currently trying to make money off climate change solutions. It would seem, then, that yet another is cause for consternation. So why was an investment deal between South Africa and a handful of developed countries among the main outcomes of the global climate change talks in Glasgow during COP26? The so-called Just Energy Transition deal is the latest...
Promoting Contract FarmingBy The Rising Nepal
Contract farming is a system in which agricultural commodities are produced and supplied mostly to processors and exporters under pre-negotiated management. Such farming helps bring producers and processors close on mutuality terms. In contract farming, the processors get assured supply of quality materials on mutually beneficial terms. The producers also get ready market and remunerative prices under the arrangement. Generally, there are two types of contracts: marketing and production. Marketing...
Human AttentionBy The Rising Nepal
Young students are often chided for their lack of attention during a class or while doing their homework. As they grow, they learn to hold, shift and focus their attention which enables them to excel at education and career. Attention is requisite for sustaining relations as well since we are required to pay attention to what our partners are telling us.
New Deal On MCC, CJ ImpeachmentBy The Rising Nepal
With ruling coalition partners forging new consensus, many expect the alliance will table and endorse the much-hyped American grant by the parliament. The unexpected turn of events 'compelled' the ruling allies to reach an understanding of putting the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact in parliament for discussion and endorsement in due course.
Mix-and-match Approach To VaccinationBy The Rising Nepal
Booster programmes have been initiated, or are underway, across the world. In Nepal too, the programme has been going on for the last few weeks. Frontliners, those above sixty and those with a compromised immune system, are receiving booster shots now. It was believed until a few months ago that a person should receive vaccine doses – first, second and booster doses – of the same type. However, for reasons like supply constraints, a mix-and-match approach has been adopted. As per WHO and other...
Parallel Dimensions In Science FictionBy The Rising Nepal
Stories about parallel dimensions are often found in science fiction. But, oddly enough, scientists are also talking about this topic. There are several scientific theories that describe the possibility of the existence of different dimensions in the universe. However, it looks, of course, not at all as exciting as in works of art. The so-called Copenhagen interpretation is due to the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. The concept, which the two of them developed in the 1920s, states...
Clash Of SuperpowersBy The Rising Nepal
Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke, in the 18th century, made that statement of timeless value: “The only thing for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.” That observation comes into sharp focus these days when big powers are engaged in hyper rivalry with highly potential ramifications. Scratch the surface and the simmering causes of clash between the major powers ooze from various quarters reiterating what has become transparent in the past five years. Unbridled acceleration in this...
Saving Himalayas From Global WarmingBy The Rising Nepal
It is obvious that nature can't speak. It, however, reacts. The magnitude of its reaction largely depends on how severely it has been exploited. For instance, Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) is melting fast. A recent study published in the Nature Portfolio Journal Climate and Atmospheric Science states South Col glacier, one of the sunniest spots on the earth, has turned from snowpack to ice, resulting in rapid melting and increased sublimation. It has lost its ability to reflect solar radiation. An assessment...