Broom and dust

Article 30 (1) of the constitution guarantees every Nepali the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Article 30(2) confers a right of compensation to anyone whose health is affected by environmental pollution or degradation.

Naresh Koirala, May 22 2017

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Shrinking family farms

The sight of those tiny fireflies glowing on the far horizon at dusk in the Ba Vi national park on the outskirts of Hanoi reminded me of my childhood.

Bhawana Upadhyay, May 21 2017

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Biodiversity and tourism

In 1992, the United Nations adopted the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Election silver lining

The much awaited polls for the local bodies are over in three provinces that comprise 287 village and municipal communities out of over 700. The elections results, though painfully slow, are coming in.

Jainendra Jeevan, May 21 2017

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Not over yet

That the first phase of the local elections has been held is a great achievement. The government and the Election Commission (EC) deserve to be complimented on this feat; they have overcome several hurdles along the way.

Khagendra N Sharma, May 21 2017

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Sustainable tourism

The homestay programme in the Tarai Arc Landscape has been creating ample opportunities for wildlife conservation and for uplifting livelihoods of local people contributing to sustainable tourism.

BHARAT GOTAME, May 21 2017

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Moving with the times

Nepal’s security forces should be expanded and diversified to meet new challenges

BINOJ BASNYAT, May 19 2017

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Crux of the matter

A focus on the formative years of childhood helps students perform better in their later academic life

Byanjana Sharma, May 19 2017

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Dark clouds over Asia

Disputes, distrust and an arms race threaten to disrupt economic growth in the region


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Rollercoaster relationship

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will complete three years in office on May 26. During this time, his administration’s foreign policy has drawn particular attention with its neighbourhood first policy.


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The election effect

Come July and it will be a full decade and a half since we have had elected representatives at the local level.

Deepak Thapa, May 18 2017

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