Published on: Nov 02, 2018
The next generation of the royal dynasty were more severe for the citizens in mixed marriages. King Mahendra and his Queen, Ratna, appreciated that ex-pats brought with them skills they could pass on and they were skills Nepal could use. Today I suppose with so many going abroad to study, the received wisdom might well be that ex-pats are no longer a necessary fabric of Nepal’s demography.
By Greta Rana | Nov 02, 2018
The award of this year’s Madan Puraskar for the biography of Yogmaya, written by Nilam Karki Niharika is epoch-making. After all the Bhojpur born Yogmaya Neupane and her family were frustrated with the existing customs of the then existing Nepali society. They even went to India but returned soon after. Yogmaya was a fighter against the ills of those times. She raised her voice against child marriage, be it amongst minors or of a minor girl with an elderly man, sati and caste observations. These included paternal dominance of women plus also against the diktats of Brahmin priests.
By Hemang Dixit | Nov 02, 2018
The Katowice decisions will also depend on the outcome of the Talanoa Dialogue, initiated by the current Presidency (Fiji) in 2017. For us, the Addis-Ababa LDC Ministerial Communiqué on climate change will provide a basis for negotiation. Hon'ble Minister for Forests and Environment Hon'ble Shakti B. Basnet participated in adopting this Communiqué on 15 October 2018
By Batu Uprety | Nov 03, 2018
Despite a decade after the emancipation of Haliyas, the government is yet to provide shelter and livelihood opportunities to all freed Haliyas. Gopi Mainali, Secretary of Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues regarding the programs. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent | Nov 03, 2018