Oped

Nepal’s pseudo-federalism

Leaders and bureaucrats do not want to give up the power they have been holding.

KUNJA RAI, Apr 25 2019

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Counter extremism with knowledge

Labour-related migration has been keeping the youth away from extremism, but for how long?

Pramod Mishra, Apr 25 2019

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India’s Sixth Schedule

There are separate provisions for the administration of tribal areas in the northeast.

MAHENDRA P LAMA, Apr 24 2019

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Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness is highly overrated

According to a research published by the Center for Disease Control, family separation issue has become the primary cause of concern for a growing trend of depression and anxiety including suicidal ideation among many Bhutanese communities in the United States. Where is the happiness in that?

BHUWAN GAUTAM, Apr 23 2019

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The time is ripe to consider an inheritance tax

People are free to earn and spend, but for opulence and activities that hinder productivity, the state can push measures.

Sujeev Shakya, Apr 23 2019

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Protect emerging industries, not zombies

Nepal must focus on industries where it has comparative advantage. There is no point in protecting industries that will lose out to outside competition anyway.

PABAN RAJ PANDEY, Apr 23 2019

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Eliminate unsafe abortion

In Nepal, abortion is legal and provided free of cost in government health centres.

Dr Bal Krishna Shah, Apr 23 2019

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Top secret

The criteria for the appointment of judges as given in the constitution and the Judicial Council Act, 2016 seem like good initiatives, but they are found to be vague and inadequate.

SAKUN BHANDARI, Apr 22 2019

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Jumping on the gravy train

The private sector has gained notoriety in recent days by becoming part of high profile corruption cases, whether it is their role in tax scams, illicit financial flows, cost escalation of public infrastructure projects, opaque dealings in airplane procurements or encroachment of public lands.

Ajaya Bhadra Khanal, Apr 22 2019

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A bitter pill to swallow

Dr Govinda KC has legitimate demands, ones that affect the quality of your healthcare directly.

JIWAN KSHETRY, Apr 21 2019

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Complex identities and the future of our children in a global society

Our children are caught in the middle of parental demands to succeed academically and professionally in Britain whilst firmly embracing our cultural heritage.

TEJENDRA PHERALI, Apr 21 2019

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Beauty over brains

The very notion of what constitutes beauty needs to be unpacked.

UPENDRA CHALISE, Apr 21 2019

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