Letter to the Editor

A BEAUTIFUL GAME

The quadrennial football event--the World Cup has started. To me, World Cup symbolises a peaceful coexistence of different states; an event where people come together and enjoy (“Football’s showpiece event kicks off today”, June 14, TKP Online).

Jun 17 2018

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SERVE JUSTICE

I am drawn to the news about the deteriorating health of Ganga Maya Adhikari, who is on a hunger strike for the past 17 days demanding arrest and trial of the Maoist leaders who had allegedly murdered her son, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, during the insurgency, is fast deteriorating (“NHRC urges PM Oli to save Ganga Maya”, 14 June, Page 3).

Jun 17 2018

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UPHOLD RULE OF LAW

Despite the Supreme Court (SC) issuing an interim order to bar the operation of heavy vehicles in the BP highway, heavy vehicles have defied authorities and continue to ply the fragile highway (“Heavy vehicles defy top court, ply BP Highway”, June 8, Page 4).

Jun 10 2018

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THE MIGHTY PEN

The Afghanistan War was triggered since the September 11 attacks and after that the country has never been the same. Scores of people have lost their lives and continue losing their lives even till this day (“Nearly half of Afghan children out of school: UN”, June 1, Page 5).

Jun 10 2018

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All about budget

The Finance Minister Mr. Yubraj Khatiwada just presented the budget for the fiscal year 2018/19 (Govt unveils Rs 1.31 trillion budget for FY 2018/19). This is a historic budget as it has come after the successful completion of the three tiers of elections in the federal republic of Nepal.

Jun 03 2018

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Give peace a chance

In Sri Lanka are just the three sides of the conflicts the world is facing now (Gaza violence: Dozens die as US embassy opens in Jerusalem, May 15, TKP Online) Starvation, terror/rebel attacks and disharmony have added to the list of the bigger issues facing the country.

Jun 03 2018

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Act like a leader

Donald Trump’s planned historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been called off (Trump cancels summit with North Korea scheduled for next month, May 24, TKP Online). While some have been shocked by the cancellation of the much hyped summit, others thought it was somewhat expected. With Trump in the Whitehouse, one can actually never know what is going to happen.

May 27 2018

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Education to the rescue

Education plays an important role for any country to grow (PM Oli vows to reform Nepal’s education, May 24, TKP Online). Unlike other people, educated people are aware of the social, economic, and political situation of the country and therefore they can help in the progress of the country.

May 27 2018

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BAD PRECENDENT

Yet again, contractors employed by our government have disappointed (‘Mugling road contractors ask for another 40 days’, May 18, Money I). In this particular case, the contractors have been far behind on their initial promises already.

May 20 2018

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LAWS UNHEARD OF

Few days ago, a picture went viral among Nepal’s social media groups and pages related to agriculture. It showed dead fishes floating on water surface in a small reservoir. This is not the first time such a thing has happened, with dead fish found floating in Kamalpokhari a few months ago (‘Fish dying in droves in Kamal Pokhari (In photos)’, Jan 25, TKP Online).

May 20 2018

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Fracturing syndicates

I commuted quite a distance on the first day or the only day of the strike (‘Transport strike flops’, May 5, Page 1). Thanks to Sajha, I had a pleasant journey as always. I would like to know if taxis and tempos were also on strike? Were they part of the now unholy—they were holy for many years—alliance.

May 13 2018

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Nonchalant no more

The recent news of strikes on Syria is a sad news (‘Israel strikes on Syria kill at least 23 fighters’, May 10, Page 9). It makes me sad reading this news but I am also helpless at the same time. The news read that Israeli strikes on several area of Syria overnight killed at least 23 fighters, including Syrian regime troops and 18 other allied forces.

May 13 2018

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