Plans need funding from the beginning, not when outbreak occurs

More than two weeks later, the mystery disease in Jajarkot has finally been identified as swine flu.

Compact between people and state is breaking down in Tarai

Last week, protests erupted in Gaur, after the government unveiled a plan to open branch offices of the District Land Revenue Office and Department in Chandranigahapur.

Without political will, Dr KC’s demands cannot be fulfilled

Last Thursday, after 12 days of a hunger strike, Dr Govinda KC signed a deal with the government, ending his protest that drew national attention towards government apathy.

Investors need to see that the government is committed

Last year, Nepal signed a Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India, providing much-needed headway to hydropower development in the country.

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.