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Guna Raj Luitel

Luitel is an editor-in-chief of Nagarik National Daily. He's been active in Nepali Journalism since more than two and half decades. His expertise is on political, social and developmental issues. He's been writing his regular column 'byroadko batoma' since one and half decades. Before editing Nagarik National daily, he worked for major media organizations in various capacities.

Nepal: The culture of silence among journalists on the rise

Published On: May 3, 2022 03:41 PM NPT By: Guna Raj Luitel

Babita Basnet, the editor of the vernacular weekly, Ghatana Ra Bichar, was heavily trolled by a group of people for one of her recent articles. Her article called for making a policy review of a law related to rape cases. She cited some examples of teen rape offenders whom she had visited in jails and interviewed. According to her write-up, they were in a relationship with their girlfriends but later were framed as rapists and sent to jail.

Scars of Maoist Insurgency: ‘Dear PM, first save the victims!’

Published On: March 31, 2022 01:15 PM NPT By: Guna Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, March 31: Rape victims, who had been dormant for 15 years since the peace process between the then rebel CPN (Maoist) and the government began, have finally started raising their voices. In a two-day conference held in the capital on Tuesday, the women victims of the conflict decided to break the long-standing silence and came forward in the limelight through the conference.

Let there be testing, testing, testing: Dr Pun

Published On: March 28, 2020 10:05 AM NPT By: Guna Raj Luitel

It is not known whether the disease is spreading its tentacles in the towns and villages and this state of ignorance could turn out to be costly, says Dr Pun.

Ode to my friend Shujaat

Published On: June 28, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Guna Raj Luitel

Shujaat Bhukari was a lone reasoned voice in a deeply divided society. He loved Kashmir and he firmly believed there was no other solution than peaceful dialogue to end the ongoing impasse

Recurrent plane crashes at Lukla Airport

Published On: May 28, 2017 10:03 AM NPT By: Guna Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, May 28: The investigation into aircraft crash often comes to the conclusion that the concerned pilot is responsible for the crash. After drawing such a conclusion attributing plane crash to the negligence of the concerned pilot, the responsibility of the concerned authority comes to an end. However, despite the repetition of plane crashes of a similar nature, Nepal Civil Aviation(NCA) does not think about ways of forestalling them.