Church Members in South Korea Declared Donation Worth Plasma for COVID-19 cure

A South Korea-based religious group named the Shincheonji Church of Jesus said that over 4,000 members of the church recovered from COVID-19 are willing to donate plasma for developing a new treatment. The amount of blood will be about $83 billion worth if the 4,000 patients donate 500ml individually, according to the current transaction in […]

Dilemmas of Humanitarian Negotiators

Humanitarian negotiators live with dilemmas. They have to make decisions that are not often desirable and are of contentious nature. However, the purpose of the negotiators takes precedence in decision-making. The purpose is to save human lives. To save human lives, humanitarian negotiators have to do everything possible irrespective of the socially constructed ideas and […]

Even amidst fears about Covid-19, Holi celebrations to go through unabated

The festival of Holi is less than a week away and with rising fears over the global coronavirus outbreak, the celebration could’ve been a dud, but it doesn’t look likely. The Ministry of Health and Population has already advised that large crowds and public gatherings be avoided as a precautionary measure against the spread of […]

All-male panels are on their way out, but women’s representation remains tokenistic

 Post Kathmandu The Nepal Investment Summit, held in March last year, had 92 speakers talking about a range of economic and business issues. The summit, organised by the Investment Board, was aimed at bringing in foreign investments to Nepal. But from the very beginning, there was a palpable sense that something was missing. Out of the […]