Published on: Nov 17, 2022
The world is experiencing a reversal of generational gains in women’s rights while witnessing record numbers of violent conflicts. Armed conflicts in different parts of the world are adversely affecting women’s human rights as well as their families, communities and societies.
By Bandana Rana | Oct 25, 2022
One of Israel's primary interests in the agreement is strategic stability in the area, in particular by sustaining its defensive capabilities and by maintaining its deterrence (including against attacks on Israel's natural gas infrastructures).
By Hanan Goder-Goldberger | Oct 31, 2022
‘Time and tide wait for no man’ is a classical proverb which has been in use for a long time. During the course of these years it has generated many albums of songs and encouraged the making of films with this title. Furthermore magazines and even a novel have come into being.
By Hemang Dixit | Nov 06, 2022
Following an interim order issued by the Supreme Court on a petition filed by senior advocate and prominent environmental lawyer Prakash Mani Sharma and others on behalf of Pro-Public in July 2020, all activities including the stone queering, sand extractions and proposed preparation for Kali Gandaki River Diversion scheme come to a halt. However, the ecological, cultural and environmental threat to Kali Gandaki, one of the highly important spiritual rivers of Nepal with civilization linkage, remains. Backed by high-level political leadership, massive illegal sand extractions and stone queering continue in some areas and the idea of diversion is yet to remove from Nepal’s Irrigation Master Plan, which proposes to divert rivers in eight different basins. Thanks to the petition and order of the court, people from all walks of life united to protect the river. From the mouth of the river (Damodarkunda in Mustang) and up to the tail of the river at Debghat (Chitwan, Nawalparsi and Tanahu), there is a consensus against diversion and indiscriminate stone and sand queering. However, delaying taking the final decision on the river is causing problems as well. Local levels and communities, who opposed interventions in scared river, have been facing a scarcity of construction materials like sand and stone necessary for infrastructures development and construction of houses calling new order for wise use of resources of the river
By Keshab Poudel | Nov 12, 2022
Nor are old slogans of the big parties selling. Their election manifestos have become a joke, a laundry list of promises, mostly of local issues such as paving of roads that are rightfully the domain of local governments.
By Dipak Gyawali | Nov 13, 2022
Although Nepal has been holding elections since 1947 in different political systems and regimes at local and parliamentary levels, Nepal is yet to build an election management body with a credible image. As Nepal is heading for the next general elections on November 20, the parties in the opposition have already started questioning whether Election Commission can hold the election free and fair.
By Keshab Poudel | Nov 15, 2022
From ending load shedding in his first tenure as Managing Director, Kul Man Ghising is now rushing in different parts of Nepal to accelerate the construction of transmission line, distribution centers solar plants and renovate old power plant like Gandak Hydropower Plant. MD Ghising’s all activities directed to maintain quality and uninterrupted supply of electricity
By A Correspondent | Nov 17, 2022