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Launching a global currency is a bold, bad move for Facebook

On June 18, Facebook, in partnership with a surfeit of other large and powerful corporations, including Uber, Spotify, PayPal and VISA, announced that it would lead the effort to create a new global currency called Libra.

MATT STOLLER, Jun 23 2019

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Disability-inclusive disaster response

Nepal is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world due to its topography and climatic condition.

SUDARSHAN NEUPANE, Jun 23 2019

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Needed: a free flow of books

The Nepali state should not see books coming from outside Nepal as bogies. The reasons for that are very strong,

Abhi Subedi, Jun 23 2019

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Search and destroy

The world’s population has doubled since 1970 to 7.7 billion. The UN has projected that the figure will reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. Nepal’s population today is 29.94 million.

YUBAK DHOJ GC, Jun 23 2019

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US Representative Pramila Jayapal: The story of my abortion

I call my child a miracle. Born unexpectedly in India at 26.5 weeks, shortly before I was due to come back to the United States, and weighing only 1 pound 14 ounces, Janak survived against all odds.

Jun 16 2019

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Reinventing Kathmandu with a metro

The state of public transport services in Kathmandu Valley is very poor. The city’s urban transport is barely coping with demand. Nowadays, during peak hours, the average speed of vehicles can be as low as 7 kmph.

BINOD L AMATYA, Jun 16 2019

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Bend it like Baba

Yoga exercises nurture the physical and mental wellbeing of both teachers and students leading to the delivery of quality education.

THANESHWOR CHALISE, Jun 16 2019

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Music and mystery

With the advent of summer, the Kathmandu Valley commences its series of religious festivals with tremendous devotion and the participation of the people.

Jun 16 2019

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Ills of the Guthi Bill

On the world heritage map, Nepal’s holding one of the top ranks is hugely owed to the ancient settlement of the Kathmandu Valley.

SANYUKTA SHRESTHA, Jun 16 2019

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Rulers, religion, and the republic

Observing the shenanigans and hubris of Nepali rulers of late, one is reminded of the fact that over-reliance on either religion or ideology as state policy can be disastrous for the rulers, and the people, in the long term.

Jun 02 2019

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A ‘Fake News’ law gives Singapore worrisome powers

Singapore this month joined the rapidly growing list of countries seeking to shield their citizens from harmful content online by passing anti-fake news legislation.

Jun 02 2019

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Genetic analysis can guide Nepal’s development

Just as genetic information is used routinely to trace genealogies and solve criminal cases worldwide, it can be used in Nepal to guide the country’s development.

Jun 02 2019

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A bittersweet sojourn

Rose Schwietz’s rendition of the Brief Candle, which recently completed its run in Kathmandu, explores the absurdity of life in its sudden unpredictability. In a quest to decipher such unfathomability, the play often straddles the thin line between life and death in an attempt to deduce a rationale.

DEEPESH PAUDEL, Jun 02 2019

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A park of our own

Last Sunday, on May 19, Sri Lanka celebrated Vesak, the annual commemoration of the life and death of Shakyamuni Buddha. As 70 percent of the population of Sri Lanka is Buddhist, Vesak festivities in the past have been grand in scale.

Jun 02 2019

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