Darshana becoming inspiring figure for youths

Darshana becoming inspiring figure for youths
KATHMANDU: Ranju Darshana has become the talk of the town in recent times. Her mayoral race in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the recently concluded first phase of local level elections on May 14 has made her popular among Nepalis at home and abroad. The unexpectedly high number of votes she got in the election, to some extent, indicates that...

Issues emerging around internet governance in Nepal

Issues emerging around internet governance in Nepal
KATHMANDU: A total of 3.6 billion people - nearly half the world population- use the internet now. As the internet has become a global facility for communication, commerce and innovation, it has been the hangout of the youth populace these days. Nepal, despite being the least developed country, has witnessed increasing internet penetration. As per ...

Make way for inevitable local elections

Make way for inevitable  local elections
KATHMANDU: News reports and social media are abuzz with discussions over the names of the candidates likely to be fray in the May 14 local election to various posts including mayor and deputy mayors of municipalities. Some of the names have come from well-wishers and supporters while some have been put in by the leaders themselves to stake a claim ...

Can new political forces ensure clean politics?

Can new political forces ensure clean politics?
Recently, an intellectual leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani quit the party showing resentment with the leadership. He accused party Chairman Kamal Thapa of taking decision arbitrarily and exhibiting self-centered attitude. Leader Lohani also announced that he would be in a new political party. However, he did not di...

Dusk

Dusk
The dusk spent on wet grass in a cool breeze, The time has passed several springs; It's not been old yet in my heart. As a thorn removed unconsciously, The dusk can't escape from my heart. Lips wet by thy lips' push, is Still fresh with scent of lipstick. Yea, Darling, arms that hugged thee, are Still fresh and beautify my heart. Not seeki...

Holding elections crucial for constitution implementation

Holding elections crucial for constitution implementation
KATHMANDU: The current political scenario in the country is highly polarized. The major political parties, which stood together at the time of promulgation of the constitution fourteen months back, are now poles apart at this important juncture of its implementation. The major ruling parties – the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) – are p...

Nepali media suffers from unabated impunity

Nepali media suffers from unabated impunity
Kathmandu, Nov 21: Nepali media has suffered worst time in the recent two decades as a result of unabated impunity, argues a study. Unveiling a study report prepared by Freedom Forum here on Sunday, General Secretary of the Forum, Dharmendra Jha, said as the people involved in the crimes (murder and enforced disappearance) against journalists were ...

Conservative and unaccountable leadership stagnating Nepal

Conservative and unaccountable leadership stagnating Nepal
KATHMANDU: Doling out cash from the state coffers accumulated with the tax payers' money to party leaders and cadres continues to remain a norm for every leadership that runs the government in one of the poorest countries in the world, i.e. Nepal. It no longer remains a secret in today’s digitized world where decisions taken inside the boardroom of...

Health insurance scheme best option to ensure access to health facilities for all

Health insurance scheme best option to ensure access to health facilities for all
Kathmandu: Over two months ago, an 18-year-old kidney patient named BijayKhadka apparently killed himself by jumping off the building of the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. The cause of the incident was said to be mental pressure exerted on the deceased following difficulty of his family to pay for his medical bills due ...