The tourism industry has come to an absolute halt since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown on March 24, and with every single day that it is extended, the industry loses millions of rupees. From the local guides to the large enterprises, everyone is tasting the bitterness of the sector’s vegetative state while discussions regarding the hows, whats and whens of reviving it are on the rise.Continue reading
Recently the Council of Ministers approved of a criterion regarding the vehicular movement pass for industries. As per the criterion, the Department of Industries will be granting pass for industries while the Department of Commerce Supplies and Consumer Protection will be responsible for passes regarding goods transportation.Continue reading
With Nepal adopting a nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, all schools within the country have been ordered to shut down and are likely to remain closed for an indefinite period of time.Continue reading
In the wake of the never-ending situation brought forward by the pandemic, many sectors of the economy have been hard hit; to the point that now it requires years to bounce back to normal. And on the upfront viewpoint, what could be the definition of normal anyway? And will the notion of new normal incorporate to the new façade of education?Continue reading
Among many things dominating the news headlines alongside the Covid-19 are news reports of the Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection Management punishing firms for cheating customers. With increasing complaints of high prices of goods, many businesses; vegetable sellers, retailers, fruit shops, and supermarkets are facing penalties. However, sporadic inspections do little to protect consumers from being ripped off by fraudulent businesses. What it does, instead, is create an environment of fear for businesses.Continue reading
This question lingers in the minds of many.
Levitsky and Ziblatt in their book, “How Democracies Die” depicts four characteristics of an authoritarian behavior:
- The rejection, in words or action, of the democratic rules of the game
- The denial of the legitimacy of political opponents
- Toleration or encouragement of violence and
- A willingness to curtail civil liberties of opponents, including the media.