Pradeep Gyawali: ‘I am here with the objective of making Nepal-India ties even stronger based on trust.’
The foreign minister on his visit to Delhi which is taking place not only after a long gap of engagements but also at a time when there is a political crisis in Kathmandu and his agendas and priorities.
Bhim Rawal: ‘There’s no other way than to abide by party system’
The Standing Committee member on whether the party is heading towards a split, how it can remain united and what could be the opponent factions’ possible moves.
‘The commission is completely under the shadow of patriarchy’
Mohna Ansari on working as a member of the National Human Rights Commission, the body’s failure to make bold changes and the rising number of rape cases in the country.
Valerie Julliand: The relationship between Nepal and the UN is of mutual respect and collaboration
The outgoing UN resident coordinator on the Covid-19, human rights situation, transitional justice and her tenure in Nepal.
Janardan Sharma: Our mandate is to prepare a proposal that will break the deadlock, in a way acceptable to all
The former deputy commander of the Maoist army and the ruling party’s standing committee member, on how the current crisis in Nepal Communist Party may be resolved.
‘People seem to be disregarding the seriousness of the issue’
The Ward 14 of Kathmandu has one of the highest Covid-19 cases in the city. Its ward chairperson, Sova Sapkota, says her office is doing its best but the people are disregarding public health and safety rules.
'We are open to criticism. We have to listen.'
The Post spoke to National Reconstruction Authority CEO Sushil Gyewali about the body's involvement in heritage restoration and culture conservation and the recent controversy surrounding Rani Pokhari.
We have prioritised public awareness: Mayor Sunil Prajapati
Bhaktapur Municipality has proved to be an outlier in Covid-19 impact. While the cases are surging across Kathmandu Valley, the ancient city has had only 17 infections so far.
Shekhar Golchha: Some 40 percent of the major market remains largely closed
The senior vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry on challenges the private sector faces in the wake of the pandemic.
‘We need to think about our elderly parents and young siblings.’
Infectious disease and critical care expert, Dr Prabhat Adhikari, on containing the spread of Covid-19 and increasing tests at the community level.
Janak Raj Dahal: If people continue to violate rules, prohibitory orders can’t be ruled out in Kathmandu
Kathmandu chief district officer on authorities’ odd-even rule, ban on vehicular movements in the night and ban on social gatherings at hotels and restaurants to contain the Covid-19 spread.
“We want to be more than a development partner. We want to be a political partner”
Interview with Veronica Cody, EU ambassador to Nepal, who is wrapping up her three years of tenure in Kathmandu and leaving for Brussels.
The UN stands ready to help Nepal address Covid crisis and resulting challenges
This crisis gives all countries an opportunity to steer their economy and development to a trajectory that is sustainable, gender-equal and carbon-neutral.
Keshav Acharya: If we can achieve four percent growth and maintain inflation at seven percent, I will be happy
‘Spending capacity of provincial and local governments should be strengthened as they don’t have technical knowhow.’
The government can’t shirk the responsibility of bringing migrants workers home: Gokarna Bista
The former labour minister points at the government's lack of seriousness towards migrant workers who have for long kept the country’s economy afloat.
Alan Arnette: It will not surprise me if climbing does not resume until spring
One of the most well-known chroniclers of Everest, Arnette talks about his love for mountains, the precarious situation the mountaineering industry is in due to Covid-19, and how he is raising funds for out-of-job climbing sherpas.
Dr Baburam Marasini: We lost an opportunity to strengthen our health care system
Former director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Department of Health Services on the coronavirus, Nepal and its ability to tackle it.
Thought Leadership Interview: Birendra Bahadur Basnet
The Managing Director of Buddha Air on leadership and management.
Thought Leadership Interview: Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar
The chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Nepal on leadership and management.
Sushil Pyakurel: The longer the transitional justice process, the more complex it will become
The human rights activist on his resignation as president’s advisor and the transitional justice process.