We already have warning signs from Chure and it’s now our choice - whether we want our society and civilization to collapse through inexorable exploitation of the environment or manage resources for co-existence and win-win.

There remains the question of whether royalties should also be redistributed among localities which neither host nor are physically-affected or neighbor the resource exploitation works in the first place.

Countering trafficking

July 30, 2020 13:45 pm

This year is the twentieth anniversary since the adoption of the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, and its historic Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. This Protocol established the first internationally recognized definition of trafficking in persons; a definition that has stood the test of time.

SARLAHI, Sept 23: Shaym Krishna Sah Kalawar, popularly known as 'Shyam Pardeshi' who was arrested on September 1 by the police for defrauding hundreds of poor people in Sarlahi went through the polygraph test. Sarlahi police conducted the polygraph test on the 56 years old local of Malangawa on Monday.

Tax exploitation in Nepal

February 6, 2019 01:30 am

High taxation policy pursued by Nepal has worked as a powerful drag on the economy by hurting private sector incentive and discouraging foreign investment

DANG, April 21: Babai Rural Municipality office recently extracted mines from over six rivers in the region. The existing laws allow local bodies to use local resources for development, but there certainly are some guidelines.

KATHMANDU, August 17: Experts and environmentalists have blamed a host of man-made problems including deforestation, sand and gravel mining along the Chure region for the devastating impacts of the monsoon-induced disaster in the tarai.

KATHAMANDU, June 6: Nepali migrant workers continue to pay exorbitant fees to manpower agencies and agents to get employed in the Gulf and Malaysia due to the Nepali government's abject failure to properly enforce the low cost recruitment scheme, popularly known as free-free-ticket-policy, according to a new report released by Amnesty International on Tuesday.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20: Deepak Adhikari of Mijure VDC-2 in Kaski has been selling sweat in Malaysia. The low pay apart, the living condition for this blue-collar worker is not decent. He feels suffocation in sharing the room with 15 other migrant workers in what he describes no less than an 'open jail'.

TOKYO, Dec 12: Hundreds of Nepali students in Japan have been exploited by keeping their private documents including passport on hold, reported Okinawa Times.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Foreign tourists visiting Nepal too have been found to be the reason for child sexual exploitation in Nepal.