At a time when the law and order situation is deteriorating, state institutions are weak and activities of inimical forces are growing in the absence of strong institutions in Nepal, Narendra Modi has started his second tenure as the prime minister of India with a message to follow a peaceful neighborhood policy. However, even before starting the second tenure by Modi, political leaders, intellectuals and intelligentsia, who were the part of ongoing changes of Federal, Secular, Democratic Republic of Nepal, are issuing nervous, panicky and contradictory statements based on their imagination on India’s possible new policy towards Nepal.
By Keshab Poudel Jun 07, 2019
As local and provincial governments are giving less priority to Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Violence Against Women or Gender Based Violence (GBV), has been growing in the mid-western region of the past that is now Karnali Province. With provincial and local level governments slashing the budget under GESI, gender-based programs have been affected. At a time when over 90 percent budget goes to infrastructure development, for road and building, the achievements made by Nepal in gender issue over the years might face a reversal
By Keshab Poudel May 21, 2019
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
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
The AIIB follows a six-step process for the approval and completion of projects in Asia. These are as follows: strategic programming, project identification, project preparation, Board approval, project implementation, and project completion and evaluation. All powers of the AIIB are vested in the Board of Governors. Typically, the AIIB’s long term repayment includes a five-year grace period and an interest rate of 1 to 1.5 percent.
By Dr. Bipin Adhikari and Bidushi Adhikari Mar 24, 2019