- Sagun Prasad Sharma
The best thing our generation could do for those who come after us is to make relations between India and Nepal staid, normal and not at all special.MORE
Nepali students urge UN to take steps to end blockade (with LETTER)
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - Nepal's high school and college students have drawn the attention of the United Nations towards Indian blockade on Nepal.Students form human chain to protest Indian blockade (PHOTO FEATURE)
Bharat Bandhu Thapa, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - Thousands of students formed a 27 km long human chain in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday to protest against the Indian blockade on Nepal.Itahari tense after locals torch stage set up for UDMF gathering
Setopati, Itahari, Nov 27 - Itahari has turned tense after students of different political parties torched a stage set up for a mass gathering of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF).
INSAS bullet shell recovered from SSB firing site
Setopati, Sunsari, Nov 26 - A day after the Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) - India's border security force - entered into Nepali territory in Haripur-7, Sunsari and opened fire, injuring four Nepalis, the locals have found a used INSAS bullet shell used by the Indian force and handed over to the Armed Police Force (APF) on Thursday.SSB opened fire in self-defense, no Nepali citizen injured: Indian embassy
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 25 - Claims that Nepalis were injured due to firing by the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) are inaccurate, said a press release issued by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday.Nepal should return 15 districts to India: BJP MP
Agency, Dharbhanga, Bihar, Nov 25 - Indian Member of Parliament from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirti Azad has said that Nepal should return 15 of its Terai districts to India.
Four Nepalis injured as Indian SSB opens fire in Sunsari
Khilanath Dhakal, Biratnagar, Nov 25 - Four Nepalis were injured when the Indian border security force - Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) - opened fire from the Indian side of Nepal-India border at Haripur-7, Sunsari early on Wednesday.Government issues white paper; estimates only 2 percent growth rate
Kathmandu, Nov 24 - The government issued a white paper on the current situation of nation’s economy on Tuesday, stating that the shrinking economic activities due to the Indian blockade and unrest in Terai have reduced the expected growth rate for the current fiscal yeat to a mere 2 percent from the projected 6 percent.'3.4 million children seriously affected'
Kathmandu, Nov 24: - Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has said that the educational activities have been seriously affected in 20 districts of Terai-Madhes mainly Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Siraha, Mahottari, Dhanusha and Sarlahi affecting the future of total 3.476 million children there.
4.6 M quake strikes Illam, Panchthar border
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - An earthquake struck near Sandakpur along the border of Illam and Panchthar districts on Friday.Aftershock strikes Kavrepalanchowk
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - An aftershock measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale struck at 3:23 pm on Friday with epicentre in Kavrepalanchowk district, according to the National Seismological Centre (NSC).Madhesi demands only push country towards failure: Nepal
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - Senior leader of CPN (UML) Madhav Kumar Nepal has claimed that the ongoing Madhesi agitation has immensely impacted people's daily lives and has led the country towards failure.
Govt used UML cadres to torch UDMF's stage: Yadav
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum and prominent leader of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), Upendra Yadav has alleged the government of deliberately disrupting the UDMF's scheduled mass gathering in Itahari.Fire guts property worth Rs10 million
Khotang, Nov 27 - A fire that broke out in the house of Ishwori Rai of Chyasmitar-5 destroyed property worth over Rs 10 million.Children deprived of vaccines in Mahottari due to shortage
Gaushala, Nov 27 - Thousands of children are deprived of access to immunization services in Mahottari district due to unrest in Terai and the Indian blockade.
Four petrol pumps sealed for irregularities
Banepa, Nov 27 - A monitoring team of the Department of Commerce has sealed four petrol pumps in Kavrepalanchowk for their alleged involvement in irregularities.Govt officials deployed in petrol pumps to curb irregularities
Setopati, Kathmandu, Nov 27 - Government has deployed civil employees in fuel stations to curb the irregularities in the distribution of petro products and growing black marketeering .Fourteen injured in bus accident
Baglung, Nov 27 - At least 14 passengers were injured when a bus (Na 4 Kha 9217) bound to Burtibang, Baglung from Kathmandu met with an accident at Kimbot in Bihun VDC-5, in the district this morning.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
The best thing our generation could do for those who come after us is to make relations between India and Nepal staid, normal and not at all special.
Sagun Prasad SharmaTime to reshape Nepal's foreign policy
Learning lessons from history and current problems, Nepal must now maintain an equidistant relations with both her immediate neighbors. The much talked about cross-border roti-beti ties with the southern neighbor could be emphasized by the South-inclined policymakers and pundits. Yes, the people-to-people link must be respected and further strengthened. However, it should not weaken Nepal’s sovereignty and dignity.
Surendra RegmiA flimsy case against a report!
Like every report, HRW report certainly has some shortcomings. But the point is it broke categorical silence of so-called human rights organizations on civilian deaths in Madhesh.
Mukesh Jha & Chandan Goopta
Act prudently to end blockade
The concerns aired by Nepal’s Deputy PM and Foreign Minister may not even be reflected in the final adoption of the UPR document despite Nepal drawing world’s attention on its cross-border stand-off with India. It also equally mirrors our failures in resolving domestic issues and maintaining harmony and cordial relationships without resorting to hasty escalation at the international level.
Kedar NeupaneLike we are not human enough to deserve rights
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has produced some fair, balanced and accurate reports in the past. This time, somewhere in the process, facts were deliberately distorted or manipulated to favor one side of the divide, rendering the report incomplete, biased, and a mere ritual.
Bikash SangraulaGet Madhesh on board, avoid potential insurgency
A too nationalistic percept while dealing with India and taking rigid stance vis-à-vis demands of Madhesh-based parties are dangerous for Nepal’s long-term economic sustainability and protection of its sovereignty.
Bhoj Raj Poudel
Bhattarai on a lone journey?
Since not all of his old comrades have hinted about joining him, there is a rising fear that Bhattarai's desire to form and lead a new force will merely confine as his much-cherished wish.
Nabin BibhasIndian Blockade - Facts and Fiction
A couple of things are necessary now - a peaceful non- violent movement, an introspection of the Morcha’s demands, an understanding that the Madhesis on the border blocking commodities to Nepal do not represent all Madhesis and nor are they Indians, a separation of India’s intervention from Madhesi demands, and rapid government action to address legitimate demands.
Shiwani NeupaneTo His Excellency Ranjit Rae
Despite practicing democratic norms since time immemorial, India still faces challenges in managing 'diversity'. It was not long ago that it lost its leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi for failing to manage its diversity. How then can India turn a blind eye to its own experiences and expect Nepal to address diversity issues in no time?
Sumit Sharma Sameer
A visit to Mytkyina
I get the sense that what I told Mr. Lama earlier: killing your own people is never profitable, and not part of the Buddha dharma had been reported back to the group. It has entered the discourse and changed the tenor of people’s certainty.
Sushma JoshiMadhesi Mahila Diaries
I say this constitution is not inclusive or progressive but biased, unfair and classist. When a big part of my family sits on the roads crying out loud for their equal rights, I cannot bring myself to believe that this nation has agreed upon human rights and republican values.
"What did he do, Sardar Patel?" "He was one of the great leaders. He did good things for our country."
Let us pledge to not forget
Festivals are always a good time to reflect on our accomplishments and improve on our flaws. This year, they are also a time to remember the less fortunate ones who mourn the loss of their loved ones – those who were a part of this celebration last year. Let us dedicate a larger portion of political discourse this Dashain to apply pressure on the government to move the reconstruction process forward.
Samik AdhikariStories within a story
The characters of the Unlikely Storytellers, a debut novel by Kathmandu-based journalist Bikash Sangraula, have compelling stories to share. Right into the first few pages, we get a peep into their secrets, guilt and torment, which are bound to grip us right through to the last page as they offer deeper glimpses into their struggles.
Prawash GautamHow a Simple Solution Saved our House
Tie beams are only one of a number of simple and inexpensive ideas that can be incorporated into traditional mud, stone and wood houses to make them safer during an earthquake.
How can People take back the constitution?
Can we then conclude that the only ones who are pleased by the constitution are the ones who wrote them? And boy, did they write with such cleverness that entrenches their role as oligarchs! This is a major feature of the new constitution – where feudal monarchy has been replaced by a political oligarchy.
Umanga PandeyA fishy oil business
The only purpose of refilling his scooter for Shubodh Thani was to save it from rusting. He had taken a half-day off from his office to queue up for petrol. It had already been more than five hours. Exhausted from pushing his scooter, Thani, a resident of Minbhawan, said that he would lock the two-wheeler after refilling.
Krishna DangiProblem exists, Dialogue is the solution
If Madhesis are turning out on the streets in huge numbers even one month after the protests began, can't we at least accept that a problem exists?