Five common Covid-19 myths in Nepal—busted

Nepal has plenty of reasons to seek foreign aid but we have neither the skill nor the manpower to create such a massive hoax

Sunny Mahat

Famine or feast in Nepal?

The dead body of Surya Bahadur Tamang on a street in Kirtipur / SOURCE: Aman Maharjan

Sushma Joshi

Beware the fake news on Facebook

There are plenty of illegal ‘news’ portals that barrage Facebook newsfeed with fake news. There is news update almost every second and people can easily spend the whole day just scrolling the newsfeed

Nishan Khatiwada

Over half of the 26,000 entering Nepal escape quarantine

Most returning migrants from India have escaped quarantines. They are already in the villages, where there is no means to trace their health or social contacts


When will Nepal and India sit for talks?

Nepal is of the view that a high-level virtual meeting could start even amid the Covid-19 pandemic in order to give a message that dialogue has begun

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal should rethink MCC compact

Cross-border lines will undermine the long-term prospects for new hydro plants in Nepal and make us entirely reliant on power imports from India

Bishal Thapa

Indian media messes up Nepal again

Indian TV channels are notorious for exaggerating and sensationalizing issues. In the case of Nepal-India relations, they also seem poorly informed

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Women suffering silently in the lockdown

Deputy Chief of Gauradaha Municipality Gita Bhetwal reckons the type of violence has changed. “Earlier, women used to come to us with physical wounds. Nowadays, they are holed up in their houses. They often have depression.”


Covid-19 killing small highway jobs in Nepal

Due to high public mobility, small businesses along the highways and inner roads had always thrived in Province 1. Then the pandemic and lockdown arrived

Nishan Khatiwada

Onus on India

As the instigator of the current dispute and as the party that has been reluctant to settle Kalapani for many decades, the onus lies on India to create a conducive climate for Nepal-India talks

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

A snapshot of the difficulties of online education...

For one, Inaruwa lacks stable internet. Next, the ISPs charge too much. A high-speed connection is expensive even during normal times. The situation outside the district headquarters is even worse

Nishan Khatiwada

Where Nepali book lovers flock

bOOkahOlics, a Nepali Facebook group established in 2011, is gaining in popularity. With 15,000 members, it is a great platform to explore reading and writing

Nishan Khatiwada

Nepal could struggle to adjust returning migrants

Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says 10-30 percent Nepali migrant workers are likely to lose their jobs

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

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