KATHMANDU, Sept 3: On June 14, Switzerland saw one of the biggest strikes in the recent years, something that the otherwise quiet country had not seen in a long time. Nearly half a million women alongside men, many of them donned in purple shirts, hit the streets displaying placards and chanting slogans demanding end to inequalities.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's televised address to the nation was supposed to be the left government's annual progress report on meeting its poll promise of 'Prosperous Nepal Happy Nepali'. Expect, it was not.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota likes to give out the impression of a political leader who truly cares about journalism. Baskota, himself a journalist who turned politician, keeps harping on the need to improve the working condition of working journalists.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The new labor agreement between Nepal and Malaysia still falls short of meeting the standards set by the international labor laws, but many of its provisions could be used as a model for similar pacts that Nepal signs with other labor destinations in the future, say experts.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: When Nepal introduced the free-visa-free-ticket policy in July 2015, workers and rights groups hailed it and hoped the internationally acclaimed scheme would bring down the costs of finding work overseas. But that couldn’t happen mainly because of the failure of the Nepali side to take worker-destination countries into confidence before unveiling the ambitious scheme.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The only thing Durga Devi Panta knows for sure is that her daughter, Nirmala, was at her friend's home moments before she was raped and killed. The monsoon vacation had just started, and Nirmala had gone to meet her friend Roshani, about a mile away from her home in Bhimdutta-2 in Kanchanpur. Before leaving, Nirmala had told her sisters that she would return with guavas and notebooks that Roshani had borrowed from her a day earlier. But she never returned.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: When the chairman of the erstwhile CPN-UML, KP Oli, got elected as prime minister in February, many were hoping that he would steer Nepal into an era of peace, prosperity and equality.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Will the ban on porn sites curb rape as the government claims, or is it just a cover for the government's failure in upholding law and order? It's a question many are asking as the porn sites ban comes into effect.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: A series of mistakes that police made in the first few hours of Nirmala Panta’s death and in the days that followed not only denied law enforcers ‘a golden chance’ to nab the culprit(s) but also gave way to public frustration and anger, according to officials involved in a cross-examination of the police probe.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Malaysia could start hiring security guards from countries other than Nepal if Nepal continued to bar its citizens from taking up employment in the Southeast Asian country. If this happens, the move could potentially end a privilege enjoyed for long by Nepali citizens in Malaysia's private security sector.
SANKATIGHAT, (Bardiya) July 8: Janaki Sonaha gave out a long exasperated sigh of disappointment as she hopelessly searched for the last specks of gold in sand with a wooden plate on the bank of Karnali River here one recent afternoon.
KATHMANDU, May 28: In a dramatic turn of events, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has withdrawn its support given to Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut-led coalition government in Province 2 on Sunday, hours after Raut's party, the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), resumed long stalled negotiation with Prime Minister KP Oli to join the federal government.
KATHMANDU, May 9: The crisis of trust in the left alliance has been laid bare after a cryptic tweet from Prime Minister KP Oli, allegedly directed at the CPN (Maoist Center), an ally in the coalition government, lashed out at “some opportunists used to changing power equations for personal gain.”
KATHMANDU, April 10: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the planned unification between their party and the CPN-UML could be delayed by a few weeks, or even a few months, due to widening distrust between the two sides.