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.

Yadav warns of mammoth protests in Tarai

December 31, 2019 15:30 pm

JALESHWOR, Dec 31 National Chairman of Socialist Party Nepal Upendra Yadav has claimed that a huge protest is likely again in Madhesh.

HONG KONG, DEC 31: Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters began staging New Year’s Eve rallies around the city on Tuesday urging people not to give up the fight for democracy in 2020, as police prepared to deploy more than 6,000 officers according to local media.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) of House of Representatives has instructed government to punish those Industrialists who have not issued payments of Sugarcane to farmers today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Sugarcane farmers from various Terai districts on Sunday staged protest at Maitigar in Kathmandu against the failure of sugar mill owners to issue payments to them on time.

HONG KONG, DEC 29: More than 1,000 people rallied in the rain in a park in Hong Kong’s financial district on Sunday, chanting slogans for democracy as they huddled under a sea of umbrellas.

MUMBAI, Dec 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against a new citizenship law that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, members of his ruling party said.

NEW DELHI, Dec 23:  India’s main opposition party will stage a silent protest in the capital on Monday against a contentious new citizenship law, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the legislation at a rally in New Delhi and accused the opposition of pushing the country into a “fear psychosis.”

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21: More than 1,500 protesters have been arrested across India in the past 10 days, officials said, as police try to quell sometimes violent demonstrations against a citizenship law that critics say undermines the country’s secular constitution.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss security measures to end violent protests against a citizenship law, government sources said, in one of biggest crises yet for his Hindu nationalist government.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 21: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss security following protests against a controversial citizenship law, government sources said.

Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained

NEW DELHI, DEC 19: Police detained hundreds of people in New Delhi and southern city of Bengaluru on Thursday and shut down the internet in some places as protests entered a second week over a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India’s secular constitution.

NEW DELHI, Dec 19: Thousands of people took to the streets in India again on Wednesday against a new citizenship law based on religion that has touched off violent unrest, and a southern state imposed curbs on public gatherings to pre-empt further demonstrations.

NEW DELHI, Dec 17: Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India’s capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday against a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in neighboring countries.

KOLKATA/LUCKNOW, Dec 14: Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalised at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day.

GUWAHATI, Dec 12: India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.