Democracy dies when press is not free

September 13, 2018 00:25 am

The world, it seems, is becoming hostile toward journalists and the free press. In the United States, President Donald Trump persecutes media by dismissing them as “fake news” outlets. In Bangladesh, journalists are often attacked and even murdered by extremist groups for reporting the truth, while the government has failed to provide them security.

The rape and murder case of 13-year old Nirmala Panta has become a national shame. Forty eight days have passed since this horrendous crime was reported and demands for justice were raised across the country.

The way our political class, police administration and, now the court, have responded to Ganga Maya Adhikari’s struggle for justice offers little reason to be optimistic about rule of law and justice in Nepal.

Road to trade with China begins now

September 10, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal and China have signed the draft protocol to the Transit and Transport Agreement in a bilateral meeting in Kathmandu on Thursday, paving the way to implement the transit agreement signed by two sides in 2016.

Stop misusing PM residence

September 9, 2018 02:00 am

The prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar has been misused by many occupants in the past. Sadly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli seems to be no exception.

Dignify Padaks!

September 6, 2018 02:00 am

When the state decides to honor its citizens with the highest award, the country and rest of the people should celebrate it.

When the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015 amidst the most difficult circumstances, the framers had also wisely ensured its implementation within the stipulated timeframe.

Right to vote for Nepalis living abroad

September 4, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal’s Supreme Court has directed the government to make necessary arrangements to allow Nepali citizens living and working in foreign countries to vote in coming elections.

One of the visible positive outcomes of the fourth BIMSTEC summit, in terms of our tourism promotion, has been visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, by heads of states who came to participate in the summit. President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, along with other Sri Lankan ministers and top officials, visited Lumbini and offered prayers.

Summit is over, think of Valley residents

September 2, 2018 02:30 am

The fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit has concluded successfully, so far as the commitments, pledges and resolutions are concerned.