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Do it yourself

The government must look to build medium and large power projects to meet internal demand on its ownStarting in the late 1980s, Nepal embarked on the path of economic liberalization. As the government withdrew, the private sector took the lead…
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Unequal societies

Many suspect that the rich are getting richer because they are not held to the same rules as everyone elseAcross the world, populists are attracting votes with their promises to protect ordinary people from the harsh realities of globalization. The…
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Seven wasted months

As the government led by KP Sharma Oli has been in office for over seven months now, it is perhaps the right time to appraise its works. Prime Minister Oli had earlier promised that he wouldn’t vie for the post…
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Seven wasted months

Oli's government neither talks with Madheshi parties nor is it keen on improving Nepal's strained relations with IndiaAs the government led by KP Sharma Oli has been in office for over seven months now, it is perhaps the right time…
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Leave no child behind

We should always ask whether any legal, policy or program choice will benefit all children regardless of who they are and where they come fromNepal has made commendable progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on child and maternal mortality. Under-five…
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Combating hypertension

Hypertension affects a staggering one billion people worldwide and causes 10 million deaths annuallyMost of us know about hypertension—at least we think we do. We understand that abnormally high blood pressure puts us at greater risk of heart attacks and…
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Mending fences

For the European Union, South Asia falls neither under its sphere of influence nor is it among its priority areasThe inertia over negotiating Madheshi demands owes a little to our internal incompetency, but to a larger extent to Nepal's "external…
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Now implement it

Only a small segment of Nepali agriculture has been commercialized and agricultural productivity remains lowThe government of KP Sharma Oli announced annual budget of Rs 1048.92 billion on Saturday, surpassing the Rs 909 billion ceiling set by the National Planning…
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Health for all

Our world is immensely wealthy and we could easily finance healthy start in life for every child on the planetIn 2015, around 5.9 million children under the age of five, almost all in developing countries, died from easily preventable or…
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Infographics: Drowning deaths

Someone drowns every 90 seconds across the world prompting health experts to brand it a 'neglected public health issue', while calling for action to save lives. According to 2014 World HealthOrganization report it is among the top 10 leading causes…
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