As Nepal government plans to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower in the next ten years for domestic consumption and export, more than a hundred dams in the river are required to divert water and realize the plan. On the flip side, Nepal's fishes and aquaculture are sure to come under threat. Published by the Asian Development Bank, a study on the Impact of Dams on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal proposes various ways to preserve fishes while constructing the dams
By Keshab Poudel May 05, 2019
With the abolition of monarchy in 2008, the special privilege and status given by Nepal's Monarchy to King of Mustang, who agreed to peacefully merge politically with Nepal, also came to an end. However, Upper Mustang's religion, culture and landscape continue to attract people from around the world. Thanks to the continual patronage of former Raja of Mustang Jigme Singhi Palbar Bista and his family members, Buddhist Monks and ancient monastery, Upper Mustang is able to retain its glory of past. With her own love to Mustang's monastery, religion, culture and landscape, Dr. Susanne von der Heide from Himal Asia, has been backing all the efforts of people of Upper Mustang for the preservation and protection of heritage and monastery.
By Keshab Poudel Apr 18, 2019
Nepal is in the process of bringing another citizenship act which aims to distribute citizenship certificates to all Nepali citizens. However, the debates in parliament have been directed to making the process harder. As Nationalism and citizenship certificates have nothing to do with each other, members of the communist party added many restrictions and hurdles to providing people citizenships in the name of protecting nationalism.
By Keshab Poudel Apr 02, 2019
As Nepal has been passing through a political crisis and facing severe economic challenges, former finance minister and leader of Nepali Congress DR.RAM SHARAN MAHAT spoke to KESHAB POUDEL on various contemporary issues. Excerpts:
By Keshab Poudel Mar 29, 2019
Dalit women from the Dolkha district have shown that the implementations of livelihood programs backed by reconstruction and advocacy help them take political power and become economically independent. As women alover the world including Nepal celbrated International Women's Day, the projects and program launched by LWF-Nepal with collaboration from Evangelical Lutheran Churches In America (ELCA) have helped to revive the life of dalit women, who suffered from earthquake
By Keshab Poudel Mar 17, 2019
This government is not an exception. With two thirds of majority in the parliament, the new government led by Nepal Communist Party leader K.P. Sharma Oli generated high expectations among the people to implement economic development program and give the country much needed political stability
By Keshab Poudel Mar 04, 2019
SARVENDRA NATH SHUKLA, former minister and leader of Rashtriya Janta Party-Nepal, is a well established veteran politician from Madhesh. Having secured victory several times in the national parliament from Rupandehi district, Shukla, who is now a key figure of Madhesh based RJP-Nepal, spoke to KESHAB POUDEL on various contemporary political issue. Excerpts:
By Keshab Poudel Feb 16, 2019