A year on, NCP calls standing committee meeting
A year on, NCP calls standing committee meeting
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Amid uproar in the party rank and file, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has called its standing committee meeting for December 15.
NC likely to lose 7 seats in upper house
NC likely to lose 7 seats in upper house
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), which currently has 13 seats in the 59-member National Assembly, is most likely to lose seven seats in the election of the upper house next month. After the reduction in the party’s strength in the upper house, the NC may have only six members there, said leaders.
Crackdowns eclipse prospect of talks
Crackdowns eclipse prospect of talks
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The government is showing no sign of slow up in its clampdown on the Netra Bikram Chand’s Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) as the former rebel force continues to reject calls for unconditional surrender.
Reaffirming Commitment for Human Rights
Reaffirming Commitment for Human Rights

Some of today’s worst abusers of human rights were original adopters of the UDHR who...

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

If we do not act now, we will be staring at a future populated by...

Norms for stability in cyberspace
Norms for stability in cyberspace

CAMBRIDGE – In little more than a generation, the Internet has become a vital substrate...

What should NHRC do?
What should NHRC do?

While NHRC has to do the regular job of protecting and promoting human rights, it also...

Renounce violence, sit for talks
Renounce violence, sit for talks

When the government took measures to crack down on the violent activities of the outfit led by Netra Bikram Chand in March this year, it was the right response given the circumstances of...

As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar
As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

THE HAGUE, Dec 10: Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.

Teaching in Dolpa
Teaching in Dolpa

Binod Shahi, president of Snow Yak Foundation, came in the top 50 out of 37,000 teachers in the Global Teacher...
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Supporting women-led businesses
Supporting women-led businesses

Many buildings that once used to be durbars and palaces around Kathmandu are being renovated and utilized for different purposes...
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When did you first feel like an adult?
When did you first feel like an adult?

As kids, we all wanted to grow up and become “adults”. And then we did. We never really realized it...
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Fighting fair
Fighting fair

I hate arguments and go to extreme lengths to avoid a confrontation. But life is life and things are thus...
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'FSA festival a platform 
to expose otherwise hidden narratives in creative ways'
'FSA festival a platform to expose otherwise hidden narratives in creative ways'

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Filmmakers from across South Asia who have arrived in Kathmandu to take part in the Film South Asia (FSA) 2019 have said...
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Indian celebs pour support to acid attack victim*
Indian celebs pour support to acid attack victim*

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Pictures and videos of Bollywood celebrities sending warm messages to acid attack survivor Muskan Khatun and Nepali celebrities meeting her at her hospital...
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Nintendo's Mario mobile game suffers launch day server overload
Nintendo's Mario mobile game suffers launch day server overload

TOKYO, Sept 25: Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.T) hotly awaited mobile title Mario Kart Tour launched on Wednesday with many users complaining server overload meant they were...
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Three-day China Film Festival begins in Kathmandu
Three-day China Film Festival begins in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The China Film Festival officially kicked off on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. ...
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Sister city relations between Washington State and Gandaki Province proposed
Sister city relations between Washington State and Gandaki Province proposed

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung has proposed to establish sister-city relations between Washington State of the United States and Nepal's Gandaki Province. ...
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Voting for NRNA's new leadership is over
Voting for NRNA's new leadership is over

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Voting for the new leadership of the Non-Resident Nepali Association has completed. ...
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NRNA's election process begins
NRNA's election process begins

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The election process to elect a new leadership of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) which was postponed on Tuesday has begun at 10:00 am on Thursday. ...
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Making NRNA meaningful
Making NRNA meaningful

Nepali Diaspora has a high potential to effectively become a development partner of Nepal to help her graduate from LDC status to middle-income country as targeted. Registered with the government of Nepal, the Diaspora has a well networked national chapter (National Coordination Councils, known as NCCs) in over eighty countries under the leadership of the Non-Resident Nepali Association-International Coordination Council...
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Baghdadi's death and growing terrorist threat in South Asia
Baghdadi's death and growing terrorist threat in South Asia

On October 27, 2019, Sunday morning, President Donald Trump proclaimed at the White House that...

Federalism: learning by doing
Federalism: learning by doing

Issues have emerged regarding effective implementation of federalism. But there is a long way to...

Pro and cons of social health security program
Pro and cons of social health security program

Government health insurance is a universal health insurance policy. It is regarded as a social...

We still have a lot more with us
We still have a lot more with us

Prior to the April 25 Earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes in Nepal, I had already received...

Notre Dame Fire: As It Happened
Notre Dame Fire: As It Happened

A year ago, I had met a friend of mine from France. My meeting with...

Durga Devi in digital violence maelstrom
Durga Devi in digital violence maelstrom

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is currently unfolding in over 180 countries, and Durga Devi from a small village in western Nepal feels the connection as she has been at the receiving end for so long.