EXPLAINERS

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Longer lockdown, foul play in Covid19 med deal, PM’s heart rate spike, and succour for businesses and the poor

Week in politics: what happened, what does it mean, why does it matter?

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Weakly enforced quarantine protocols spell trouble

Co-passengers on the flights taken by the latest Covid19 positive patients pose probable risk to public health safety due to the absence of strict quarantine measures imposed by TIA

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COVID-19: What’s circulating on social media and what are the facts?

Misinformation and false claims about the pandemic, however, continue to spread especially through the social media.

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Oli’s reassurances over corona as govt. promises free treatment, Lalita Niwas scam, NA ratifies phone tapping, War disappearances list published

Week in politics: what happened, what does it mean, why does it matter?

LONG READS

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A worried monarch

Sam Cowan returns with fresh insights on the drafting of the Nepal’s 1959 constitution, the subsequent general election, and a new witness to King Mahendra’s coup d’état.

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Reinventing the toilet

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution.

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Antisystemic Movements, Yesterday and Today

Immanuel Wallerstien was an influential sociologist best known for his analysis of capitalism as an integrated “world-system.” He argued that the capitalist system relied on the exploitation of countries in the global south by countries in the global north, and his unique body of work linking nations, political economies, markets, households, and identity groups had […]

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How an Aboriginal approach to mental health is helping farmers deal with drought

Psychological tools developed with Aboriginal people can also support Australian farmers whose land is suffering the effects of climate change.

FEATURES

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For the working class, more than health is at stake

The coronavirus is fast becoming a financial crisis that is set to have a disastrous impact on the wellbeing of the already marginalised

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Health facilities face dire shortage as crisis looms

Shortage of protective gears, supplies and ventilators in Nepal likely to cripple medical interventions against Covid19

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The Migration Stories

Kesang Tseten, in documenting these grueling stories, has done his part by successfully bringing the experience of the Nepali migrant worker to our attention, and has thus recorded history in unforgettable images.

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Mass exodus amid corona fears

Many believe leaving Kathmandu will bring them to safety, but it exposes them to greater risks