LONDON, Oct 17: Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London early on Thursday, sparking a physical confrontation between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train, video on social media showed.

HONG KONG, Oct 3: The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s months-long pro-democracy protests is being charged with attacking police and rioting, police said Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN) has announced protest against the government, putting forth 12-point charter of demands.

Global Opinion on China is divided

October 3, 2019 00:00 am

China has marked the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule with a parade involving 15,000 soldiers and advanced military hardware.

HONG KONG, Sept 21: Pro-China groups pulled down some of Hong Kong’s “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble in the Chinese-ruled city.

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/BERLIN, Sept 20: Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets around the world on Friday to demand global leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit take urgent action to avert an environmental catastrophe.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, Sept 20: Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.

HONG KONG, Sept 16:  Hong Kong’s businesses and metro stations reopened as usual on Monday after a chaotic Sunday when police fired water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who blocked roads and threw petrol bombs outside government headquarters.

HONG KONG, Sept 15: Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The main opposition party Nepali Congress obstructed house proceedings in the House of Representatives on Sunday protesting an attack on its party members including Banke President Kiran Koirala last week.

HONG KONG, Sept 14: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in months of unrest in the Chinese-ruled city.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Students of Chitwan Medical College (CMC) have been staging a demonstration accusing the college of charging students more fee than the amount fixed by Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine.

HONG KONG, Sept 7: Hong Kong police searched public transport heading for the airport on Saturday ahead of another “stress test” of road and rail links by anti-government protesters, the latest in 14 weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city.

HONG KONG, Sept 6: Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on Friday to clear protesters outside a subway station on the densely populated Kowloon peninsula, the latest clash in 14 weeks of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations.

In past few years, Nepal has been organizing cine functions and award shows in abroad. Specialist says this kind of trend will help to promote Nepali film in abroad.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Hundreds of protesters gathered at Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu on Wednesday, demanding for an immediate action against people involved in a brutal massacre of dogs and cows

HONG KONG, Sept 1:  Pro-democracy demonstrators planned on Sunday to choke travel routes to Hong Kong’s international airport after a chaotic night of running battles between police and masked protesters, the latest wave of unrest to hit the Chinese-ruled city.

HONG KONG, Aug 25: Hong Kong police fired tear gas to try to break up brick-throwing anti-government protesters who marched in pouring rain on Sunday, after violent clashes a day earlier prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week.

HONG KONG, Aug 24: Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.

HONG KONG, Aug 22: Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants against supporters of the anti-government movement.

August 20: Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG, Aug 18: Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across the border in Hong Kong to break up protests wracking the city.

HONG KONG, Aug 14: China said Hong Kong’s protest movement had reached “near terrorism” on Wednesday, after a night of ugly clashes at the city’s airport where demonstrators set upon and detained two men they suspected of being government sympathizers.

BANGKOK, Aug 14: A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force.

Hong Kong will shine

August 14, 2019 01:00 am

Hong Kong will restore its normal order soon. “One country, two systems” policy will always be firmly upheld, and “Pearl of the Orient” will be shining again

GENEVA, Aug 13: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters in ways banned by international law.

Govt to table toned-down media bill

August 13, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The government is preparing to take the Media Council Bill forward, addressing the key concerns raised by the media fraternity and other stakeholders.

NAGARKOT, Aug 11: Hundreds of Bhaktapur locals led by lawmakers staged a demonstration on Saturday demanding action against the contractor of the Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road widening project.

HONG KONG, Aug 10: Another weekend of protests in Hong Kong began Saturday with a rally of parents calling for greater protection for their children as ordinary people have increasingly become caught in skirmishes between anti-government demonstrators and police.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 8: Women from Madhesi and the Muslim communities have protested in Nepalgunj on Thursday demanding to marry off their daughters at the age of 16.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Waste management companies, plastic collection centers and recycling factories in Kathmandu have halted their work since two weeks to protest against the government's decision to mandatorily register them under the Value Added Tax (VAT) system.

HONG KONG, Aug 5: Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader resign.

MOSCOW, August 3:  Russian police on Saturday detained prominent opposition activist Lyubov Sobol ahead of a planned protest in Moscow to demand free elections.

Self-harm in Hong Kong

July 31, 2019 01:00 am

Hong Kong has been seized by mass protests driven by fear that China is eroding the liberty and autonomy. But Hong Kong’s outrage at China is misplaced and self-destructive

HONG KONG, July 30: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the morning rush hour on Tuesday

HONG KONG, July 28: Protesters and police prepared Sunday for a likely showdown in central Hong Kong, one day after clashes led to 11 arrests and left at least two dozen injured in an outlying district toward the border with mainland China.

HONG KONG, July 27: Police fired volleys of tear gas and protesters hurled bricks during clashes in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members at a train station last weekend.

KHARTOUM, July 27: The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3 when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.

Truck operators withdraw protest

July 24, 2019 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 24: Truck operators have withdrawn all their protest programs after signing a three-point agreement with the government.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and ethnic parties have agreed in principle to launch a nationwide movement to 'foil attempts to curtail the rights of disadvantaged groups guaranteed by the constitution'.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nearly 400,000 youths are going to appear in the Public Service Commission (PSC) examinations from Friday for filling 9,161 vacancies at 515 local units across the country.

DHAKA, July 14: Dozens of people protesting against the Bangladeshi government’s sudden decision to hike gas prices by a third clashed on Sunday with police outside the energy ministry in Dhaka, protest leaders and police said.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has withdrawn is protest programs after written commitment from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders to address journalists' concerns over the controversial Media Council Bill registered in parliament.

HONG KONG, July 9: The extradition bill that sparked Hong Kong’s biggest crisis in decades is dead, the territory’s leader said on Tuesday, adding that the government’s work on the legislation had been a “total failure”, but critics accused her of playing with words.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government’s decision to take a u-turn on conducting pesticide residue tests on imported fruits and vegetables from India and third countries at the customs points has drawn flak from both the ruling and opposition parties.

YANGON, July 6: Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a child-rape case that has sparked national outrage.

KATHMANDU, July 5:  Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is holding a peaceful assembly against the proposed Media Council Bill on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Teachers from around 60 community schools in Kathmandu Metropolitan City have started agitation demanding their unpaid salaries and allowances. The agitating teachers said they have not been paid for the past three months.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Various organizations including the Amnesty International Nepal have launched peaceful protest against Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's signing on June 26 a decree for executing death sentence to four people convicted of drug offense.