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Covid19 Roundup, 26 May: Cases spike to 772 as migrants continue to pour in from India

A daily summary of Covid19 related developments that matter

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Covid19 Roundup, 25 May: Oli declares Covid19 response success as fourth death is confirmed

A daily summary of Covid19-related developments that matter

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Covid19 Roundup, 23 May: Migrants pour in from Indian border as cases reach 591

A daily summary of Covid19-related developments that matter

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Are Covid19 patients getting the care they deserve?

Nepal’s first three Covid19 deaths could have been avoided with timely ambulance services and adequate medical care

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Video clip of anti-India demonstration being circulated on social media is six months old

Fact-checking viral video clip reading “Students in Butwal stage huge demonstration against India claiming Kalapani and Lipulekh is ours”.

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A reverse migration apocalypse?

The nation is unprepared for the mass return of migrant workers from destinations across the world

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Green gold on hold

The ban on yarsa harvesting, implemented to contain Covid19 spread, has upended Dolpa’s economy

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Surviving the pandemic as an indigenous populace

Already marginalised by the state, the Dolpo people are more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic

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Castles in the air

Buyers of units in high-rises and colonies continue to get ripped off by developers because the authorities have turned a blind eye to the sector’s problems

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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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Killing in the name of caste

The killing of a Dalit and his friends in Rukum reveals Nepal’s dark underbelly

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Are Covid19 patients getting the care they deserve?

Nepal’s first three Covid19 deaths could have been avoided with timely ambulance services and adequate medical care

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An increasingly intolerant government targets journalists

The pandemic has provided authorities with an excuse to curb journalistic expression

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‘Corona vigilantes’ on the rise

Recruitment of volunteers to enforce the lockdown has had mixed results