Letter to the Editor

FOREIGN PROP

Tula Narayan Shah has let the cat out of the bag when he said that the RJPN coalition for the Madhesh movement functioned “with the help and direction of a foreign power” and lately, “the RJPN has not been able to prop itself up” (‘Madhesi rights movement will continue even though RJPN has entered elections’, September 11, Page 6).

Bihari Krishna , Sep 17 2017

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GOOD GOVERNANCE

After economic liberalisation, the service sector is thriving, along with the banking industry (‘NRB gives extra time to problematic institutions to replenish capital’, September 13, Page 1).

Umesh Thapa, Sep 17 2017

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POLITICAL OPTIMISM

Nepal will fully enter into a federal structure once remaining local polls and upcoming federal-and provincial elections are concluded.

Rai Biren Bangdel, Sep 17 2017

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MADE FOR EACH OTHER

Traders and the government are made for each other in Nepal (‘Trade talks’, September 5, Page 4). Thus, your editorial advice to the government to plug loopholes and revise eligibility criteria before throwing away largesse is both relevant and timely.

Sep 10 2017

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Stricter laws on rape

It is obvious that there is much to be done to change our laws on rape. It is clear that the major laws dealing with rape have failed to match the international standards in addressing the crime.

Sep 03 2017

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TIMELY VISIT

The suggestion that Prime Minister Deuba’s visit to India and Deputy Prime Minister Mahara’s to China should have been postponed is misplaced, because the PM’s visit to India in particular is now urgently needed to put Nepal-India ties in a new orbit (‘Untimely sojourns’, August 23, Page 6).

Aug 27 2017

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IRRESPONSIBLE LAWMAKERS

Whether or not the government is willing to fulfil Dr KC’s demands of putting a 10 year moratorium on establishing new medical colleges in Kathmanu Valley is debatable.

Aug 20 2017

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SHAME ON MOFA

It was shocking to hear how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) failed to act on curbing and controlling human trafficking to Gulf countries in accordance with a report released by a team of parliamentarians headed by Prabhu Sah,

Aug 13 2017

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MORE POISE THAN NOISE

Our neighbour Bangladesh is clearly making progress on many fronts. Its garment industry, which probably started about the same time as ours, is a stuff of miracles with export revenue hovering around a staggering $20 billion or more.

Jul 30 2017

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CONSTANT SUFFERING

Driving a scooter in Nepal has made me all too familiar with the various hardships that go along with the ride. And when it rains, it is extremely difficult to navigate the roads though the city of puddles, potholes and sinkholes (‘Deadly deluge’, July 28, Page 6).

Jul 30 2017

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DISMANTLE PATRIARCHY

I remember being really excited when I heard that a cousin of mine got pregnant a few months ago.

Jul 23 2017

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GRAND LARCENY

International donors must be in disbelief at the gargantuan amounts of tax exemption in one of the poorest countries on earth (‘Liquor companies, breweries given highest tax exemption’, July 18, Page 1).

Jul 23 2017

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COMMON HUMANITY

If you live with your grandparents or have a conservative family, you might be familiar with the concept of Dalits and their social status in our society (‘Double marginalisation’, July 4, Page 7).

Jul 16 2017

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