Once again Nepalese politics is disturbed – this time by the former king’s statement that the institution of monarchy could be revived. The deposed king, Gyanendra, has indicated for the first time that he would like to return to the throne. His statement attracted news headlines and has immediately become the subject of a hot debate in Nepalese political circles. Speaking on a television channel, he said that he had made an agreement six years ago with the political parties that he was happy to be a constitutional monarch. The Constituent Assembly abolished the monarchy in 2008, but the Assembly itself was recently dissolved after failing to reach agreement on a new Constitution. Fresh elections are now planned for November, but in the meantime the country is mired in a huge political vacuum. Nepalese politics is experiencing what feels like a fight to the death between the Prime Minister and his allies on one hand and the opposition on the other.
Biomedical equipments form the core of the any health care institution for the diagnosis, therapy and surgery. Therefore, it is crucial that biomedical equipments provide accurate information and operate to the optimum limit in order to allow proper diagnosis and ensure patient’s safety during therapeutic and surgical interventions. On the other hand, in any health-care institution biomedical equipments consume greatest capital investment. So, it goes without saying that health service provider ought to make the most out of these investments. This can be achieved only when these assets are used efficiently and effectively. Biomedical equipment management, in broader sense, is the right way to ensure patient’s safety and obtain the maximum benefit out of these physical assets of a hospital.
The definition of power is highly contested. Power is defined to be an abstract entity that enables a person to make others do what one wants them to do. Power is gained through many ways that include wealth, religion, knowledge and politics. Economic power is exercised by rich people upon poor.
Fracturing within and among the political parties of Nepal has been a common phenomenon for over half a century, but recently the practice has exceeded all reasonable limits. Today, lack of a common vision among the political parties and their leaders, together with social divisions in the name of ethnic or regional politics, indicate that we are embarking on a path that is far from certain.
Despite all the political turmoil our country has gone through in the past and continues to go through as I write, it still managed to achieve positive GDP growth. While this growth has not been in the same league as our adjoining neighbors, it has still been positive and we have to thank our often little-valued Nepalese migrant workers for that. If it was not for remittances fueled consumption this country would have been in a sorry state. Given the past and present context, it does not look likely that our country will get political stability for some time to come. So it is time as a nation that we decide how best to move forward to give positive impetus to our struggling economy.
In 2011, Nepal celebrated the centenary of the hydro power generation. The country's history of electricity production started with the generation of the Farping Hydro electricity dating back to about hundred years. Even when the country like China was not producing the hydro power Nepal had produced at that time. In recent years, Nepal has been recorded in the history as the most prone to load shedding country having high tariff rate and heavy leakage country in the hydro power sector.
If there is one thing that could be learnt from the busting of the constitution deadline, it is this: our discourse on federalism was grossly inadequate and its definition too fluid. It’s okay to leave the perception of things like “beauty” to the eyes of the beholder but it shouldn’t have been okay to do that for “federalism”, which can only be understood in fairly concrete terms. Yet, that is exactly what happened to our treatment of the term “federalism” during the past four years of constitution-making. Its meaning was left to the eyes of the beholder. Federalism could mean anything to anybody and nobody had a problem with it.
This is a silly question. Everybody knows him. He is the ‘Right Honorable Prime Minister’ of Nepal. This is precisely the reason why this question is raised. As an individual, what he does is not our concern so long as that does not infringe societal relationship. As a Prime Minister what he does in that capacity is very much our concern because his every action affects every Nepali as each of us is interwoven in the collective expression of ‘we the nation’. Thus, as the prime Minister, he enters into a contract with the people to safeguard their interest. Alternatively, he is entrusted with the responsibility to preserve the sensibility of this nation.