In the name of secularism, our leaders have been felling their personal interest and these people have also put the country's integrity and security on a stake. Religion is the way that helps every person formulate his life’s journey successfully. Hinduism was not rejected by the people of Nepal. Credit goes to Girija Prasad Koirala and his team who helped abolish the 240-year-old Hindu monarchy and transforming the impoverished country into a secular republic.
By Deepak Raj Joshi Jan 27, 2019
With small interventions such as rehabilitation, farmer managed irrigation systems, which had been unable to increase productions for centuries, are becoming a game changer in Nepal to increase productivity, diversify crops and commercialize agriculture. Financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB) with involvement of government agencies, local users groups and elected bodies, rehabilitated irrigation systems under Community Managed Irrigation Agriculture Sector Project (CMIASP) in Jhapa and Ilam districts have shown how proper local institutions and pertinent water supply can enhance productivity and commercial agriculture. At a time when bigger irrigation projects are yet to achieve success, the CMIASP has shown that small is beautiful
By Keshab Poudel Jan 13, 2019
With the main theme of ‘Today Meets Tomorrow’, 15 reputed entrepreneurs of the country marked their presence as the speakers on this year’s CEO Unplugged. More than 100 aspirants participated in this highly anticipated event to network, learn, and share their notions with the prominent entrepreneurs of the country.
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE Jan 10, 2019
“Chitwan National Park has become a unique identity for Nepal; protecting this World Heritage Site is our collective responsibility,” stated Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary of the Ministry of Forests and Environment.
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE Jan 02, 2019
The Project for the Construction of Classrooms of Basdev Primary School in Dhanusha District is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government. The total grant assistance is USD 87,685 (approximately NPR 9.5 million).
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE Dec 28, 2018
Three years after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, its people impatiently ask why the process of restoration is far from over and why many of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites are still under reconstruction. Despite public disgruntlement, however, various organisations behind the renovation projects are maintaining that their progress is on track and estimate that all the reconstruction could be finished within, or under, a decade’s time. The latest figures from the Department of Archaeology state that 204 projects have been completed out of 753 monuments that were damaged throughout the entire country.
By Saima Pun Dec 23, 2018
Construction of road is not just for physical connectivity or destruction of local environment, but it is also for livelihood improvement, environmental safeguard and economic prosperity. This is what Asian Development Bank’s South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity East-West-Highway-Kosi Bridge-East-West Highway road project has shown in Sunsari, Udayapur and Saptari districts of eastern Nepal. Along with road construction, the project has also launched livelihood and environment safeguard programs with the participation and involvement of the local community and elected representatives. The road project has shown how a road can bring economic prosperity in the local level, particularly women, if it is constructed side by side with livelihood components
By Keshab Poudel Dec 22, 2018
Despite various efforts of government and non-governmental organizations chhaupadi remains a vital issue leading to mental and physical abuse and life threatening risk due to rape and snake bites. As per law anyone who forces women and girls to practice chhaupadi will be liable to three-month sentenced prison with a fine of NPR 3000/- ($30). But many death cases goes unreported and barely any actions are taken on those who compel women to stay in shed.
By Shweta Singh Dec 22, 2018
As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Nepal chose to open the campaign with the issue of sexual harassment on public transport. With multiple studies indicating unacceptable rates of women being sexually harassed on public transport, it is almost a juxtaposition to see female tempo drivers coming to the foreground of public transport. But how are these women who drive tempos for a living actually faring with sexual harassment on public transport? And how effective has this year’s campaigning been?
By Saima Pun Dec 09, 2018