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Power games

Now that local elections are complete, local governments will finally be established in Nepal after a long gap. Initially, the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) proposed that Nepal be divided into 719 municipalities.

Khim Lal Devkota, Sep 20 2017

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Pre-election vibrations

A few hours before the start of the ‘silent period’ preceding the local elections when electioneering has to be stopped, Gajendra Narayan Chowk at the centre of Rajbiraj was transformed into an exhibition space for the display of power, politics and contesting democratic practices.

Sujeet Karn, SANGITA THEBE LIMBUSep 20 2017

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Dearth of honesty

A country cannot survive in the absence of honesty and integrity. Additionally, there is a need for unity, compassion and eagerness for development among the people.

SUSHILA KARKI, Sep 19 2017

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Cautious optimism

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has dubbed his five-day visit to India successful. However, in reality, this visit has no substantive outcome.

KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI, Sep 19 2017

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Preparation is key

The recent catastrophic flooding in various parts of the Tarai region and the 2015 earthquake has exposed Nepal’s vulnerabilities.

SANGMO YONJAN TAMANG, Sep 19 2017

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Paradigms of tourism

Tourism is an amalgamation of a multitude of disciplines and consequent variables. It is also viewed as a contingent business because variables like floods, accidents, landslides, fires, wars, and politics directly or indirectly impinge its functioning and impact its smooth operation.

Aditya Baral, Sep 19 2017

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A matter of time

On September 14, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) acting CEO Jonathan Nash signed a $500 grant agreement for investment in the energy and transportation sectors.

Chandan Sapkota, Sep 18 2017

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Pitiful healthcare system

I had gone to meet a consultant psychiatrist at a reputed hospital for advice for a family member who suffers from anxiety and depression. What I encountered there made me question the state of our healthcare system.

NIRANJAN KHATIWADA, Sep 17 2017

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Political stimulants

Suzanne Moore, a brilliant columnist with admirable candour and humanity in her take in the “Guardian” of October 20, 2016, comments, “Fear of foreigners is political Viagra for our limp leaders”.

ABHI SUBEDI, Sep 17 2017

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Saving history

Making the historical monuments of the Kathmandu Valley seismically safe

MUKUNDA BISTA, Sep 17 2017

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Curse of the Jackal

Online scammers are now selling jackal 'horns' to superstitious people

MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI, Sep 17 2017

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Land of milk and honey

Nepal is rich in agro-ecological diversity, and one finds a range of livestock production systems that have evolved in each region in tune with naturally available resources and the needs of the people. Livestock rearing in Nepal is highly segmented.

KEDAR KARKI, Sep 17 2017

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