KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Staffers at Nepal’s premier health institution, Bir Hospital, have continued their protest for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday demanding the fulfilment of promises made earlier to provide them with incentives and proper safety equipment during the work.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the death of a man protesting against the “rape” and murder of a minor in Bardibas Municipality in Mahottari district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Agitating doctors, health officials, and staffers at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu have obstructed senior officials at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) from entering the hospital.

BANGKOK, Nov 21: Thousands of people joined a protest led by high school students in Bangkok on Saturday to call for education reforms as well as the demands of a broader movement pushing to remove the government and curb the powers of the monarchy.

WASHINGTON, Nov 15: Several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump in Washington protested election results and then hailed Trump’s passing motorcade before nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators sparked fistfights, at least one stabbing and at least 20 arrests.

WASHINGTON, Oct 18: Thousands marched to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday to commemorate the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and protest President Donald Trump’s rush to push through Amy Coney Barrett as her replacement.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A group of independent youths have staged a demonstration against the increasing number of rapes in the country in recent days.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 9: Tens of thousands of households in several parts of Nepalgunj have been deprived of power supply as the ongoing electrification projects have not yet been completed.

Photos: “Preserve the heritage”

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KATHMANDU: Locals residing around Pashupatinath Temple staged a protest against the newly-proposed Master-plan for Expansion and Development of Pashupati Area by Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) starting Monday.

POKHARA, Oct 5: Youths in Pokhara staged a demonstration on Monday to express their solidarity with Dr Govinda KC.

Security personnel in huge numbers deployed around the Province Assembly Building as the protests intensify

Republica Morning Brief : Sept 29

September 29, 2020 06:00 am

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on Monday said the risk of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country is beyond the prediction of the government.

“Don’t let rapists walk free”

September 28, 2020 17:20 pm

Youths stage protests in the capital demanding justice for Samjhana and severe punishment against the perpetrators

KATHMANDU, Sept 26:  A group of youths have staged a demonstration in Kathmandu demanding justice to a 12-year-old Samjhana Kami from Bajhang district in Far-western Nepal. She was murdered after rape a few days ago.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Supporters of Dr Govinda KC took to the streets in Kathmandu on Thursday to express solidarity with the demands raised by him.

MUMBAI, Aug 29: Hundreds of masked protesters demonstrated in major Indian cities on Friday against a government plan to hold exams for millions of students during the coronavirus pandemic, as the daily tally of infections hit a record.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Students studying A-levels at various colleges across the Kathmandu Valley organized a peaceful protest in front of British Council to show their discontent over their final grades marked by Cambridge International.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A group of people were seen protesting symbolically at Basantapur Durbar Square in front of Kal Bhairav on Saturday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Police have arrested independent youths affiliated to Enough is Enough Campaign who were protesting peacefully in Baluwatar, demanding transparency and accountability from the Oli-led government. Nepal Police used force to disperse the crowd.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A mass demonstration was held in the capital on Friday demanding impeachment against the Supreme Court (SC) justices freeing murder-convict former Armed Police Force (APF) DIG Ranjan Koirala

KATHMANDU, June 20: A group of youths took to the streets in the capital city on Saturday morning to exert pressure on the government for reforms in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A group of independent youths staged demonstration at Naxal in Kathmandu, on Thursday afternoon asking the government to scrap the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement signed with US government and expand the scope of Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) for coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, June 9: A group of youths including social activists and entrepreneurs staged a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday afternoon with various demands.

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, June 8: A relaxed confidence infused a new round of street protests in New York and other major cities on Sunday, a day after some of the largest demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody unfolded with no major violence.

MELBOURNE, June 6: Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday, and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in South Korea with a virtual rally in Thailand.

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS, June 3: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth consecutive night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, clashing with police and looting stores in New York City.

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS,June 2: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Youths have staged a demonstration against the border encroachment by the southern neighbor India in front of the Baneshwar-based federal parliament building in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Nepal Students' Union (NSU), the student wing of Nepali Congress, has staged demonstration across the country on Sunday, putting forth various demands including withdrawal of price hike on petroleum products and cancellation of 10 per cent tax imposed on books, among others.

NEW DELHI, Feb 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of Hindu-Muslim clashes over a disputed new citizenship law sparked some of the worst sectarian violence seen in the capital in decades.

DOLAKHA, Feb 26: Locals of Dolakha protesting against the delay in work on the Charikot-Khadichaur road stretch,   obstructed the movement of government vehicles on Tuesday. The road connects Dolakha with Kathmandu.

NEW DELHI, Feb 25: A policeman was killed and dozens of people injured amid clashes in New Delhi on Monday as thousands demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law rioted for several hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to the city.

Police arrest campaigners

February 24, 2020 08:56 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 24: Police on Sunday arrested five campaigners protesting against the delay in the construction of a road section in Sindhupalchowk district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Parliament meeting resumed on Tuesday after the main opposition party Nepali Congress withdrew its ongoing protest.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD) and Nepal Students' Union (NSU), the two sister wings of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, on Friday staged demonstration against the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)'s move to implicate their leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchadar in the notorious Lalita Niwas land scam.

KAILALI, Feb 4: Denied compensation, farmers, who faced huge loss due to failure of Garima brand of paddy seeds, are preparing to launch protest against the government.

BEIRUT, Feb 3: Lebanese security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters from central Beirut in clashes that lasted for hours into early Sunday.

SEOUL, Jan 30: President Moon Jae-in urged South Koreans not to give in to fear on Thursday, as the government prepared to evacuate the first of about 700 citizens from the epicenter of a new coronavirus epidemic in China’s central city of Wuhan.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Sugarcane farmers have warned that they will start protesting again as they have yet to receive full payment of their dues from both the sugar mills and the government even a week after the agreed deadline.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Police on Monday morning arrested 12 human rights activists who had assembled outside the President’s Office to protest the appointment of Agni Sapkota, who is accused in an insurgency-era murder. They had assembled in front of the President’s Office where speaker-elect Sapkota had gone to take the oath of office and secrecy.

Police hold human rights activists

January 27, 2020 16:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The police briefly held 12 human rights activists who reached the President Office in Sheetal Niwas to protest the election of Agni Prasad Sapkota to Speaker of the House of Representatives.

BAGHDAD, Jan 24: Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief.

OKHALDHUNGA, Jan 18: Local people of Solu Dudhkunda municipality-11, Tingla here in the district have staged a protest demanding electricity for their village.

TANAHUN, Jan 13: Local people and families of those killed in a Tanahun bus accident have launched a protest at Ghiring rural municipality in the district demanding compensation. As a result, the road leading to the Bhimad entrance at Bhimad municipality-6 has been obstructed halting the traffic

Fresh off his win at the Golden Globes, actor Joaquin Phoenix participated in a climate change protest and was arrested by the police.

Sirsiya locals launch 12-hour protest

January 6, 2020 14:12 pm

BIRGUNJ, Jan 6: Locals of Sirsiya, Birgunj Metropolitan City-25, have started a 12-hour movement, calling for managing them a settlement with the required infrastructures. The entry of containers and vehicles from the Integrated Check Point (ICP) has been affected due to this movement.

HONG KONG, Jan 12: The new head of China’s liaison office in Hong Kong, who was unexpectedly announced at the weekend, said on Monday he hoped the Asian financial hub, roiled by more than six months of anti-government protests, would return to “the right path.”

HONG KONG, Jan 5: Over a thousand protesters in Hong Kong gathered in a town near the border on Sunday, seeking to keep up pressure on the government to give in to their demands for greater democracy.

BAGHDAD, DEC 31: The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters outside the gate denounced U.S. air strikes in Iraq.