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Participating to save Kangchenjunga

Kathmandu, Sept. 23 -- Tuckedin the sacred Himalayan landscape of the northeastern corner of Nepal, the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA)is home to the world's thirdhighestmountainecosystem. It is... Read More


Government in installments

Kathmandu, Sept. 23 -- More than two months after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deubatook officeto lead a five-party coalition, he has not even been able to form a complete Cabinet. He was thought to ha... Read More


Nepal needs to get its climate act together

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 -- The United Nations General Assembly is convening just six weeks ahead of the UN'sCOP26 climate conferencein Glasgow, and follows a stark warning from the United Nations last wee... Read More


Remembering Harka Gurung

Kathmandu, Sept. 22 -- Twenty-third September marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Dr Harka Gurung and 23 other environmentalists, diplomats, politicians and professionals in ahelicopter ... Read More


Still chasing the Melamchi mirage

Kathmandu, Sept. 21 -- Two months after amassive debris flowon the Melamchi River knocked out Nepal's most expensive water project, geologists investigating the disaster say the danger will remain for... Read More


Missing links in Nepal's MCC debate

Kathmandu, Sept. 21 -- TheMillennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)Compact was signed in September 2017 between the US aid agency and the government of Nepal promising $500 million worth of funding, with... Read More


Covid and climate at the UN

Kathmandu, Sept. 21 -- The United Nations General Assembly has started its 76thannual session, as 100 world leaders gather in-person after last year's virtual meeting of the world body. This is an opp... Read More


Covid-19 and Human Freedom

Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- The upsurge of Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths in the United States serves as a bitter reminder that the pandemic is not over. The global economy will not return to... Read More


Nepal stuck between rock and hard place

Kathmandu, Sept. 20 -- On 9 September, while a US delegation was landing at Kathmandu airport on a four-day visit, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Narayan Kaji Shrestha got together at the ... Read More


Nepal's contentious Constitution Day

Kathmandu, Sept. 19 -- Nepal's new federal constitution was promulgated in 2015, but even six years later it is a contested document. While President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur D... Read More