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Anjali Subedi

Betrayed by activists

March 19, 2019 01:00 AM

Rights activists, her husband and media have made life difficult for Durga Devi Panta, Nirmala’s mother

Nepal farmer woes worry agricultural students in Israel

February 27, 2019 08:22 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: When the news of a farmer named Puran Mahato from Chitwan destroying a ton of cabbage after failing to get more than two rupees per kg was making rounds last month, Nepali students studying agriculture in Israel were shattered. “Is agriculture really a dying industry in Nepal?” they wondered.

2 women adopted by Dutch reconnect to land of birth

December 29, 2018 07:06 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: She is a Dutch national, but people here tell her she looks like a Gurung woman. And no wonder, for Gita Pelinck has deep connections with Nepal.

Dear President

November 4, 2018 00:25 AM

If you want to be taken and remembered as an arrogant and extravagant president, go on. But if you want to live in the people’s heart, then prove your worth by your deeds.

JUSTICE DENIED: How the state and human rights group "cheated" Ganga Maya's quest for justice

September 10, 2018 09:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: "Now I have no reason to remain alive, better they let me die and not intervene anymore. I had merely asked for justice but both human rights activists and the government always kept tricking me."

When justice dies

August 4, 2018 02:00 AM

Adversities were severe. She was asking the disturbed, fragile state to bring her son’s murderers to book. Those who were in the government and were supposed to listen to her plea were not that clean and capable.

Dalit ward member dies after beating by paramour's children

June 6, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: She was fine until four o'clock on Saturday afternoon. What happened next took away her life. Ward member of Narahari Village Municipality - 9 in Kalikot, Mana Sarki was a mother of six, and she leaves behind a family devastated by their loss.

And I had to break your heart

June 4, 2018 10:05 AM

Though you opened the door and took me in Though you chose for me the best flower from the garden

Delhi musings

April 8, 2018 02:00 AM

Unless we grow in a real sense with solid infrastructures, home productions and competent systems our pride will remain hollow

Mr Mayor, do something

February 21, 2018 12:07 PM

Bidya Sundar Shakya is wasting precious time. If you have occupied highly important position but do not feel obliged to deliver, it’s a crime

Marriage and morals

January 23, 2018 01:00 AM

If one or both of the couple have to constantly struggle to keep the marriage intact, it means the bond is weak, it can break away anytime.

SC orders citizenship through mother for Gurung sisters

May 23, 2017 08:12 AM

KATHMANDU, May 23: Two years after filing a case at the Supreme Court for citizenship to her daughters through her identity, Deepti Gurung has finally taken a big sigh of relief. Now she can pass on citizenship certificates to her daughters. On Monday, the apex court ordered that Gurung’s daughters Neha, 22, and Nikita, 17, are eligible for citizenship by descent. The girls said that they are on cloud nine after the court’s verdict.

Third gender barred from contesting poll

May 5, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 5: Badri Pun has been barred from contesting the local-level elections because of the gender identity in his citizenship certificate.

Worth a shot

April 22, 2017 00:05 AM

Ranju Darshana’s indomitable spirit and her great desire to bring about social change are instantly captivating

Hustle and bustle at EC, as poll preparations in full swing

April 1, 2017 03:31 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: It's already 7:00 pm. Jamuna Khanal is busy cross-checking and uploading the name-list of voters. She might have to stay even longer, as the data processing target for the day has not yet been met. Khanal had come to the office early in the morning.

The curious case of unmarried mothers

March 3, 2017 00:55 AM

When her parents heard that she was pregnant, they did not congratulate her. She wasn’t married. It would tarnish her image, they thought, and she was told to rethink. But Bhawani Sharma*, a high ranking professional, was not ready to reconsider her decision and insisted on carrying the baby to full term.

The male pantheon

March 1, 2017 00:25 AM

Though we have few highly revered goddesses, they are subordinate, not as mighty as their male partners

Trump era triggers fear among Nepal’s LGBTI

January 24, 2017 08:03 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: While the 45th president of the USA, Donald Trump, was delivering his inaugural speech on Friday in Washington DC, Badri Pun, president of a gay organization in Nepal was among those compelled to listen carefully every word he uttered.

Border regulation must for equal citizenship rights: UML secretary

December 14, 2016 07:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: CPN-UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai on Monday said that open border between Nepal and India has to be regulated in order to open doors for equal rights of citizenship for men and women.

Unequal, by law

December 5, 2016 23:25 PM

When a girl or woman is viewed in connection with a male figure, it creates an unequal society