Very little teaching, learning goes on in public schools

With the commencement of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations last week, thousands of students and parents have shifted into study mode.

Strong presence of women in first CA did make a difference

Former US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton is said to have cited Nepal as a successful example in significantly reducing maternal mortality in the past two decades.

A single runway at TIA is the biggest problem

Early morning on Wednesday, a Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway after losing balance while landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

To think hydro dams will resolve all problems is too naive

Last year, Nepal signed the power trade agreement with India ending a long hiatus in hydropwer development in the country.

In next 5 years, Nepal will be top Associate nation in cricket

Nepal’s national cricket team has been on a fast upward trajectory since 2010, when it was languishing in Division 5, the bottom of the world cricketing ladder

TRC has been formed to restore justice system, reconcile society

Interview Surya Kiran Gurung.

PM committed to constitution but unable to lead process

Interview with Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party General Secretary and key interlocutor Sarvendra Nath Shukla.

Constitution must address both NC-UML and Maoist agendas

Almost 14 years ago, in 2001, former Speaker of the House Daman Nath Dhungana and former Health Minister Padma Ratna Tuladhar were appointed facilitators by the state

Federalism a political issue, to be decided by political actors

Last week saw both activity and inaction in the Constituent Assembly (CA).

Five disputed districts could be governed by Centre

Only three days remain for the political parties' self-imposed deadline to promulgate a new constitution.

NC-UML coalition will continue until the constitution is written

Ten days remain for the political parties’ self-imposed deadline of January 22 for the new constitution.

The state has its role in delivery of basic health, education

Last week, the Committee on Women, Children, Elderly Citizens and Social Welfare in the Constituent Assembly directed the Ministry of Education to allow medical colleges

Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are insisting on ‘and’ provision

The debate over citizenship has reached new heights.

If there’s a push for conservative constitution, there’ll be strong resistance

As the January 22 deadline for the new constitution draws ever closer, the ruling parties and the opposition have yet to reach consensus on contentious issues of the constitution

Longer the transition, the less attention govt pays to human rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day last week, the Asian Human Rights Commission issued a damning statement warning that Nepal was “turning into a police state”