Covid-19: An opportunity to kick-start Nepal’s digital...

The current crisis is opportunity to change the traditional Nepali society into an e-society by supporting innovative tech companies through public private partnerships

Sunil KC

Food a bigger worry than corona for Musahars

A few lucky ones are borrowing from friends and relatives to buy rations. But most of the others do not have anyone who would lend them money or rations

ANNAPURNA

How long will the lockdown in Nepal continue?

No one should be surprised if the complexities of people-to-people ties and an open border between Nepal and India lead to a further extension to Nepal’s novel coronavirus lockdown

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Is PM Oli’s poor health hindering effective corona...

The absence of prime minister’s strong command has been felt in the past three months since the coronavirus started spreading around the world. Nepal found itself without test kits, protective equipment for healthcare workers, and basic medicine

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Local governments in Nepal instructed to provide relief...

According to the KMC, all ward committees have been instructed to collect data of daily-wage workers, people living in the street, and those without shelter

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal’s patchy healthcare system not built for pandemics

The provincial and local healthcare facilities are understaffed, and short of ideas. Even when they have budget they are incapable of procuring medicines and vaccines without federal-level supervision

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Corona in Karnali: A case of missing doctors and drugs

Forget specialist doctors, even general practitioners are not available in the remote Karnali. While the district headquarters has some medicinal supplies, remote villages are without even basic drugs like paracetamol The Provincial Hospital in Birendranagar...

ANNAPURNA

Nepal and coronavirus: What you can and cannot do in...

Kathmandu: With the country locked down, people are confused about their freedom of movement. The government has urged them to stay indoors except in ‘emergencies’

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal and coronavirus : Does the country have a long-term...

There is a need for greater investment to build a robust public health system capable of dealing with pandemics. Dr. Sushil Nath Pyakurel, former Director General of Department of Health Services under Health Ministry, says there have been several policy...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Likhu corridor turning into ‘hydro hub’

The projects will directly benefit two rural municipalities each in Okhaldhunga and Ramechhap. Locals are happy to see the seven hydro projects being developed simultaneously

ANNAPURNA

Back to SAARC?

Even if the deferred Islamabad summit cannot be held, does it at least signal India’s renewed interest in SAARC, a forum it has been ditching in favor of BIMSTEC in recent times?

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Corona and Nepal: Do the right thing, regain public...

Countries like Italy, France and Spain, where public trust in their government is low, have struggled to contain the virus

Biswas Baral

What next for SAARC after the video conference?

The response of SAARC member states to Modi’s tweet proposing the conference over coronavirus signaled their eagerness to revive the regional body. Some even saw the conference as a step towards the 19th SAARC Summit

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

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