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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.