Ripe for abuse

November 14, 2016 00:45 am

The logic behind the mobile citizenship camps is hard to understand. Apparently, the goal, on the eve of the three sets of elections planned for the next year and a half, is to ensure that no legitimate citizens of Nepal are deprived of their right to vote.

The light comes!

November 12, 2016 00:45 am

One of the most pressing problems the residents of Kathmandu Valley have been facing for decades has been power shortage. With the onset of winter the load shedding hours would increase, putting the businesses, educational institutions and individual households in deep trouble.

Trump’s triumph

November 10, 2016 00:45 am

Against all predictions, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America. Hillary Rodham Clinton came short of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

Playing with dragon

November 9, 2016 00:45 am

Throughout its history, Nepal has always been cautious when it comes to dealing with both its neighbors—India and China.

Unnatural

November 8, 2016 00:45 am

The citizenship provisions of the new constitution have remained contested in Nepal.  While there had been voices for equality in citizenship provisions from several quarters, the major political parties had stood on the same page as far as certain restrictions on naturalized citizens were concerned.

More equal!

November 7, 2016 00:45 am

Nepali leaders are not reviled in media sphere for nothing. They are criticized for working more for petty personal interests than for the larger good of the common people and the country. They are also accused of draining the state resources to enrich themselves and their cronies.

Road map

November 5, 2016 00:35 am

It has been more than a year since the new constitution was promulgated by the Constituent Assembly on September 20, 2015. Since, the Madhesh-based parties have been protesting the document, demanding amendments to address some of their aspirations.

Welcome!

November 3, 2016 00:45 am

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is in Nepal for a three-day state visit. It is rather unfortunate that it took 18 years for an Indian president to visit one of its closest neighbors. The last head of state from India to visit Nepal was President K R Narayanan in 1998.

Progress at last?

October 29, 2016 00:45 am

There could be no better way to dilute the anti-India sentiments in Nepal than to expedite the old India-funded projects. One of big criticisms of India in Nepal has been that it is big on promises but short on delivery.

Not easy

October 27, 2016 00:45 am

Perhaps the only consolation Nepal can derive from this year’s World Bank Doing Business index is that it is apparently easier to do business in Nepal—with its legion of problems, both political and economic—than in Narenda Modi’s business-minded India whose economy is galloping along at around seven percent a year.