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Functioning of Judiciary in Nepal
The Crisis
For more than one month now, Nepal’s judicial system has come to a partial halt. The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana and demanding his unconditional resignation. Other than the NBA, several lawyers’ associations, former judges of the Supreme Court have held sit-in protests demanding the resignation.
सीमा प्रबंधन: चुनौतियां और अवसर
(यह निम्नलिखित आलेख 26 अक्टूबर 2021 को सुरक्षा और नीति पहल (एसएपीआइ/सापी) सम्मेलन में वाइईएफ के निदेशक द्वारा दिए गए मुख्य भाषण का अद्यतन संस्करण है।) सीमावर्त्ती क्षेत्र विविध प्रभावों के अधीन हैं। किसी देश की परिधि अत्यंत संवेदनशील होती है। हमें उन पर विशेष ध्यान देने की जरूरत है। ऐसा करने में चूक का नतीजा देश की सुरक्षा और समृद्धि के लिए गंभीर हो सकता है।
Climate Finance and Climate Justice: The Twin Anchors of India’s Climate Commitments at COP 26
Background
The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26), one of the most anticipated dialogues in the sphere of climate change was held from 31st October till 12th November. This anticipation can be attributed to several factors
Nepal, India expedite Connectivity Projects
On October 22, India handed over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail line to Nepal. This is expected to further facilitate the movements of goods, services, and people between two countries. The railway line comes into operation oncethe Nepal government removes legal hurdles and manages necessary logistics.
Vietnam PM in Japan: Major Take Aways
The Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh paid a 4-day official visit from 22 to 25 November to Japan to have discussion with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on furthering economic and security cooperation between Japan and Vietnam. Chinh was the first foreign leader to be invited to Japan since the Kishida administration came to power on 4 October 2021.
COP 26: NET POSITIVE & Corporate Social Responsibility
The empathetic appeal by the extinct dinosaur on “how bad it is to be extinct” during COP 26 conference at Glasgow caught attention of every decision maker, civil society, corporate academia to internalise & make realistic commitment towards Climate Change & Sustainability as the world grapples with the un-ending woes unleashed by the unpredictable virus.
Europe Might be more Vulnerable than Most to Omicron
At 8:19 PM, on another day of incessant drizzle in Chennai, I clicked on Bloomberg.com only to see the following headlines captioned boldly on the landing page:
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