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#765 ( 3-9 July 2015 )
The text of the new constitution has regressive flaws, but it the best for now. Let’s move on, and work to improve it as we go along.
#764 ( 26 June - 2 July 2015 )
More than aid, we need help to boost tourism, investment, trade and to create jobs in reconstruction
#763 ( 19-25 June 2015 )
Like Krishna Mandir, Nepal is standing but needs more support
#762 ( 12-18 June 2015 )
That famous Maoist dictum has a whole new meaning in post-earthquake Nepal, and not quite in the way Pushpa Kamal Dahal intended.
#761 ( 5-11 June 2015 )
The earthquake was not unexpected, but it could have been far worse. It was a rehearsal for the really big ones to come.
#760 ( 29 May - 5 June 2015 )
Nepal’s disaster isn’t over yet: it is just moving into the next phase
#759 ( 22-28 May 2015 )
Nepal’s agriculture was already a disaster even before disaster struck last month
#758 ( 15-21 May 2015 )
The challenge now is to provide both short-term shelter and long-term housing, mainly in rural areas but also in ravaged urban centres
#757 ( 8-14 May 2015 )
SHORT-TERM: emergency food, medicine and shelter, MEDIUM TERM: Semi-permanent housing, seeds for planting season, LONGTERM: Reconstruction, jobs
#756 ( 1-7 May 2015 )
What undermined our ability to deal promptly and adequately with search, rescue and relief was first and foremost a failure of politics.
#755 ( 24-30 April 2015 )
The lesson from the Everest tragedy is to spread the benefits of mountaineering to other areas of Nepal and ensure that mountaineering fees go for the welfare of high altitude workers
#754 ( 17-23 April 2015 )
Even for their own self-interest and self-respect, top politicians would do well to end this farce
#753 ( 10-16 April 2015 )
We doubt the zero-cost agreement between Qatar and Nepal this week will come into force because there is too much money to be made on the blood, sweat and tears of Nepali workers by the politically-connected manpower mafia.
#752 ( 3-9 April 2015 )
The duration of the post-conflict transition has now lasted nearly as long as the war itself.
#751 ( 27 March - 2 April 2015 )
Reconciliation is not possible without truth and justice for the relatives of those murdered and disappeared ten years ago
#750 ( 20-26 March 2015 )
The best solution for now would be to adopt the basic document of the Interim Constitution 2007 and add the agreed bits from the new draft.
#749 ( 13-19 March 2015 )
The reasons for the delay in retrieving the Airbus and passing a new constitution are the same: bad management, lack of contingency planning, blame-throwing, failure of coordination, and a breathtaking inability to understand the gravity of the situation.
#748 ( 6-12 March 2015 )
Every day should be International Women’s Day
#747 ( 27 Feb-5 Mar 2015 )
The opposition may have to go through with its show of force on Saturday, but should try to get it over with minimum fuss to resume negotiations on the constitution.
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#745 ( 13-19 February 2015 )
Nepal’s leaders need to settle their disputes across the table and not on the streets
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