Justice for Nirmala and Samjhana

September 25, 2018 02:00 am

It’s harrowing, horrifying, disturbing and shameful! Violence against girls and women, including rape, has shaken the core of our society. It has disgraced the country as a whole and exposed our police administration’s inefficiency to provide justice to the victims on time.

More than ritual at UNGA

September 24, 2018 02:00 am

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual event organized every year at its headquarters in New York, is no doubt an important platform for the heads of governments and states of the member countries to put forth their views and build positive image of their countries.

No mercy for supply disrupters

September 23, 2018 02:30 am

People in Kathmandu are almost in panic. They are standing in long queues in front of petrol pumps to fill their gas tanks. Many on social media have presented it as a reminder of the 2015 blockade when getting few liters of petrol and diesel felt like achieving a great feat.

Nepal Army must exercise transparency

September 20, 2018 02:00 am

The list of projects constructed by national army is long. It has constructed 1,030 kilometres of road in different parts of the country, particularly linking north-south remote parts of Nepal to the rest of the country.

Republic, if we can keep it!

September 19, 2018 02:00 am

Today marks the third anniversary of promulgation of the federal democratic republic constitution of Nepal. We have come a long way in the last three years.

VP doesn’t need SWC building

September 18, 2018 02:00 am

The cabinet’s decision to use the Social Welfare Council (SWC) building in Kantipath as a residence for vice president is wrong on many fronts. First, our VP does not need such an expansive space to live.

Nijgadh airport must be built

September 17, 2018 02:00 am

When the country initiates a big infrastructure project it should obviously consider economic viability, how the project will benefit the country and people and how the government will manage funds for the project.

The rape and murder case of 13-year old Nirmala Panta has become a national shame. Forty eight days have passed since this horrendous crime was reported and demands for justice were raised across the country.

The way our political class, police administration and, now the court, have responded to Ganga Maya Adhikari’s struggle for justice offers little reason to be optimistic about rule of law and justice in Nepal.

Road to trade with China begins now

September 10, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal and China have signed the draft protocol to the Transit and Transport Agreement in a bilateral meeting in Kathmandu on Thursday, paving the way to implement the transit agreement signed by two sides in 2016.

Stop misusing PM residence

September 9, 2018 02:00 am

The prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar has been misused by many occupants in the past. Sadly, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli seems to be no exception.

When the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015 amidst the most difficult circumstances, the framers had also wisely ensured its implementation within the stipulated timeframe.

Right to vote for Nepalis living abroad

September 4, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal’s Supreme Court has directed the government to make necessary arrangements to allow Nepali citizens living and working in foreign countries to vote in coming elections.

One of the visible positive outcomes of the fourth BIMSTEC summit, in terms of our tourism promotion, has been visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, by heads of states who came to participate in the summit. President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, along with other Sri Lankan ministers and top officials, visited Lumbini and offered prayers.

Summit is over, think of Valley residents

September 2, 2018 02:30 am

The fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit has concluded successfully, so far as the commitments, pledges and resolutions are concerned.

More than handshakes at BIMSTEC

August 30, 2018 02:00 am

Whether the government of Nepal is making the best possible preparation for the fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit is not the question for this moment to discuss.

Take action against Pappu construction

August 29, 2018 02:00 am

The flood in Lalbakaiya River, Gaur-4 forced a passenger boat against an under-construction bridge, resulting in the deaths of four people, of the 27 persons onboard.

A year after the country elected governments at the local level and over six months after the provincial and federal governments were formed, we have witnessed disputes and conflicts between three levels of governments over jurisdiction and exercise of powers granted by the constitution.

We are all Lenin

August 27, 2018 02:00 am

Citing “orders from the higher-ups,” former child soldier Lenin Bista was stopped by the immigration authorities at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday. He was on his way to attend a conference in Thailand to share his experience as a child soldier.

The rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old of Bhimdatta Municipality in Kanchanpur, has outraged and galvanized the people across the country.