The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that the Nepal Army’s petition before the Supreme Court seeking to overturn convictions of soldiers for the 2004 killing of 14-year-old Maina Sunuwar was riddled with legal flaws. Releasing its 12-page analysis on Nepal Army’s legal arguments in the petition to upend the convictions issued by the Kavrepalanchowk District Court for the killing Maina Sunuwar while in Army custody, the ICJ stated that the petition’s success would be a blow to the fight against impunity in Nepal.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will travel to Switzerland in the third week of January 2019 to participate in the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Davos, sources said on Wednesday. Leading a high-powered delegation, the prime minister will leave for Switzerland on January 21 to attend the WEF forum; officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told Republica Online.
Nepal is to raise the issues about the impact of climate change with top priority in the COP 24, the United Nations 24th climate change conference. Though Nepal is among the countries with the least contribution to the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, it is the most vulnerable to its impact. Nepal's GHG emission is around 0.027 percent of the global emission. The COP 24 is taking place at Katowice of Poland from coming December 2-14.
Police have arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in the killing of an employee at Sunsari-based Jai Baba Bricks Industry on Wednesday morning. Mohammad Fida Hussain, 54, was shot from behind by two motorcyle-borne assailants when he was out on the morning walk.
Nepali youth striker Bimal Gharti Magar is not to be seen in the remaining matches of ongoing home soccer event- Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League as he is all set to go to Belgium for a trial. The 20 -year-old player who has already played professional matches in India, Belgium and the Netherlands, made his debut in the league from the Chyasal Youth Club from this season and is quitting it after two matches.
An Indian court Tuesday handed down the first death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Relatives of victims rejoiced in the capital New Delhi after the judge announced the verdict, the first since a Special Investigation Team took over the probe in 2015.