| February 25, 2017
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One South Asia

The region’s prosperity depends on the ability of its political leaders to mitigate differences and collectively focus on economic developmentPoverty is pervasive and entrenched in South Asian countries. About 399 million people in this region—or 40 percent of the world’s…
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Whither nonalignment?

The geostrategic rebalancing in the Asia Pacific region has put Nepal’s long-held non-aligned foreign policy to testThe relation between India and the US has shifted after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office in May, 2014. The two countries recently…
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Will it work?

The policy provides subsides to the poor and marginalized based on their identity cards. But first how will one obtain this card?The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) seeks to address the problem of people’s financial hardship in accessing healthcare and providing…
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From war to work

There is one example of successful post-crisis employment policy: Nepal. Its government sought to expand opportunities in informal sector after the civil warThere is no denying that conflict has far-reaching negative effects, including on employment. But the prevailing understanding of…
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Terrorism 2.0

It’s only a matter of time when some of our youths who come in contact with ISIS and Al-Qaeda operatives in the Middle East are led astrayIf initial news reports from the US are to be believed, Omar Mateen, the…
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Fair play

“Celebrating someone else’s victory is not a sign of defeat. It’s a sign of friendship”At the Jail field ground at Inaruwa, Sunsari, spectators watch the football game in excitement. There’s tension in the air, as the final football match between…
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Open for business

In conversations with Chinese officials I detect a renewed sense of humility and a willingness to recognise mistakesChina continues to dominate discussions about the health of the world economy. Many are concerned about China’s slowing growth and its ability to…
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Breaking views

Nepali media, despite all its flaws, is the only institution that can keep guard over government branches and private enterprisesThe polarized pluralist news media of Nepal often confuse opinion, assertion, innuendos and rumors with facts. Citing an anonymous family source,…
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New threats

    With the impending monsoon various kinds of vector-borne diseases loom large over Nepal As monsoon begins, there is an increasing threat of vector-borne diseases in Nepal. Vectors are living organisms that transmit infectious diseases from humans to animals…
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NRNs in rebuilding

We would like to propose strategic partnership between highly skilled professionals from NRN community and the government Last month marked the one-year of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. We noticed a plethora of news reports that highlighted the ways in…
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