In yet another tragedy involving the Nepali aviation sector, an aircraft belonging to Saurya Airlines—a private sector airline company—bound for Pokhara met with a tragic accident at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

With less than four months to go before the 2024 U.S. election and less than one month ahead of the Democratic Party’s Convention, incumbent and expected nominee of his party, President Joe Biden (81), has quit the race and in doing so has endorsed his running mate, Vice-President Kamala Harris, for the presidential ticket

Take necessary measures to prevent polio resurgence in Nepal

Published On: July 23, 2024 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica

Fourteen years after Nepal declared itself free from the poliovirus, a highly contagious and mutated form of the virus has been detected in the sewage of the Kathmandu Valley. This alarming discovery, confirmed by the Health Ministry, underscores the urgent need for the government to take decisive measures to prevent a potential outbreak.

Govt must not succumb to pressure of powerful industrialists

Published On: July 22, 2024 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica

In a disturbing turn of events, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) finds itself under undue pressure from both the government and influential industrialists to restore power to industries that have failed to pay their substantial dues. This unwarranted interference not only undermines the principles of good governance and the rule of law but also sets a dangerous precedent for the future.

Trade tact: On India’s trade policy focus

Published On: July 21, 2024 07:30 AM NPT By: Republica

India’s goods exports rose for the third successive month this June, growing 2.55% to $35.2 billion. Imports grew 5% to $56.2 billion, receding from May’s seven-month peak of nearly $62 billion. The trade deficit, despite rising 9.4% from last June, has cooled slightly from the previous month.

Expectations from Finance Minister

Published On: July 20, 2024 07:38 AM NPT By: Republica

The primary reason for the government's unpopularity in recent years is economic hardship. As these hardships increase for ordinary citizens, dissatisfaction with the government grows. This dissatisfaction can extend to the democratic system itself, despite democracy being the most advanced system of governance. In recent times, such dissatisfaction has led to nostalgia for past autocracies. Therefore, the government must play an effective role in driving the country's economic growth.

Bangladesh: Govt is totally mishandling the quota issue

Published On: July 19, 2024 07:35 AM NPT By: Republica

We are alarmed by the flaring up of violence in various universities, especially Dhaka University, following nationwide protests demanding quota reforms in government jobs. The prime minister, in a press conference on Sunday, had said that as long as the protesters remained peaceful, they could continue their demonstration.

Ensure Safety of Cable Car Passengers

Published On: July 18, 2024 07:40 AM NPT By: Republica

Cable cars are a viable alternative to improve citizens' accessibility in areas with limited public transport due to challenging topography. In Nepal, such systems have been introduced in various parts of the country, making commuting easier and bringing positive changes to people's lives.

Dodging bullets: On an assassination bid and U.S. politics

Published On: July 17, 2024 07:35 AM NPT By: Republica

Former United States President Donald Trump has narrowly survived an assassination attempt by a gunman who fired at him during a political rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, hitting his ear before the 78-year-old was rushed off the podium by Secret Service agents.

Oli 4.0: A Call for Responsible Leadership

Published On: July 16, 2024 07:40 AM NPT By: Republica

With the support of the Nepali Congress (NC), the largest party in the House of Representatives, K.P. Sharma Oli, the chairman of the second-largest party, the CPN-UML, has become the Prime Minister for the fourth time, as per Article 76 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal.