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Polls in the time of a pandemic

Vaccinating Nepalis will cost billions of rupees, but the Oli government would rather divert government funds towards election preparations

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Influx

The Nepal government’s announcement of a lockdown threw millions of lives in disarray, perhaps none more so than that of migrant workers looking to return home.

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Everything you need to know about the vaccines arriving Thursday

The Record explains how the Covishield vaccine works and how the government will roll out the first million doses

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Every fibre of his being

Covid-19 forced Jaquir Mansuri to cancel his daughter’s wedding and delay his plans for retirement but the pandemic is not over yet and Mansuri has gone back to work.

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Everything you need to know about the vaccines arriving Thursday

The Record explains how the Covishield vaccine works and how the government will roll out the first million doses

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Lessons from Nepal’s trade performance during the Covid-19 pandemic

To get on the path to sustained economic recovery, Nepal will need to develop trade mechanisms that have been re-calibrated to meet the needs of the changed global context

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Why the mid-hills continue to get denuded of people

Unless the basic needs of the villagers in Nepal’s mid-hills are addressed, they will continue to migrate to other places

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The Gorkha War and its aftermath

A comprehensive analysis of the Kalapani issue

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One hat to rule them all: the dhaka topi and the subjugation of minority cultures in Nepal

While nationalists celebrate the hat as a symbol of a ‘unified’ Nepal, Madhesis and other marginalised groups regard it as a symbol of oppression and forced assimilation

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The Ncell shell game: Did foreign firms fund Nepali investors’ giant profits?

A series of clandestine, if legal, deals between numerous offshore companies has netted millions in profits to a handful of Nepali investors

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The Gorkha War and its aftermath

A comprehensive analysis of the Kalapani issue

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Considering the Nepal-China border

Nepal’s leaders should pay greater attention to developing coherent and effective policies for the northern border

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Harassed, beaten, and jailed

Transgender individuals continue to face abuse at the hands of the Nepal Police

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Polls in the time of a pandemic

Vaccinating Nepalis will cost billions of rupees, but the Oli government would rather divert government funds towards election preparations

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How Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms can be rectified during the third UN Universal Periodic Review

In order to deliver justice to victims and their families, the international community must hold all conflict-era rights violators accountable and incorporate victims’ inputs when designing the country’s human rights agenda

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The new coronavirus strain is here but Nepal has other things on its mind

The government has relaxed all safety measures and is preoccupied with a political crisis, even as the UK variant of the coronavirus is believed to be much more infectious