KATHMANDU, August 20: The British government has proposed talks with Nepal to address the demands of the agitating Gorkhas for equal pensions and rights.

KATHMANDU, August 20: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to immediately make arrangements through the Nepali Embassy in the UK to save the life of former ex-Gurkha soldiers, who are staging a fast-unto-death in London.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The government has urged the former Gurkha veterans, who are currently staging a hunger strike in London, to withdraw their strike.

LONDON, August 12: The United Kingdom’s main opposition, Labour Party, has expressed its solidarity with the struggle waged by ex-Gurkha veterans who resorted to stage hunger strike near the Prime Minister’s residence since last Saturday.

LONDON, August 11: British Police have interfered in a hunger strike launched by the ex-Gurkha veterans in front of the Prime Minister’s residence 10 Downing Street since last Saturday.

LONDON, August 9: The ex-Gurkha veterans, who staged a relay hunger strike in front of the office of the British Prime Minister for the past 17 days demanding equal pension pay, have now launched a fast-unto-death campaign.

BAITADI, June 30: A people's representative and a local of Melauli Municipality are on a hunger strike demanding expansion of electricity. Ward member of Melauli Municipality-9 Bhim Dutta Bhatta and others are on a hunger strike saying electricity expansion has not taken place in the village. He said that the hunger strike was opted on the recommendation of locals as the supply of electricity has not reached the village.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Gangamaya Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha who lost her husband while demanding action against her son's killer, has been on hunger strike for the last 69 days. She is in a critical condition at cabin number 1 of Bir Hospital.

Dr KC’s 20th round of hunger strike was to begin on Wednesday

SINGHU, India, Jan 31: India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

NEW DELHI, Jan 30: Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Saturday in protest against new agricultural laws after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

NEW DELHI, Dec 21: Farmers’ leaders sought to step up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal three agricultural reform laws on Monday by starting a 24-hour relay hunger strike.

NEW DELHI, Dec 14: Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to withdraw the legislation.

Dr KC breaks his 19th hunger strike

October 11, 2020 13:01 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Govinda KC ended his 19th fast-unto-death  on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The government and Dr Govinda KC reached an eight-point agreement on Saturday midnight.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Nepal Medical Association has decided to shut down all services except those to emergency and COVID-19 cases from Sunday in a bid to pressurize the government to fulfill the demands of Dr Govinda KC.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 10: Civil society activists in Nepalgunj have started a relay hunger strike to express their solidarity with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC and exert pressure on the government to address his demands.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: Different groups have staged demonstrations in Birgunj to express their solidarity with the ongoing hunger strike of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: A government team is currently holding talks with the representatives of Dr Govinda KC who is staging a hunger strike, seeking drastic reforms in the country’s medical education.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Demanding the government save the life of Dr Govinda KC, Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has unveiled a series of protest programs starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government has formed a three-member committee to hold talks with senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging hunger strike, demanding reforms in the medical sector of the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health condition due to prolonged hunger strike, Nepali Congress has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiatives to save the life of Dr Govinda KC without any further delay.

Govt team visits Dr Govinda KC

October 6, 2020 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A government team on Tuesday visited Dr Govinda KC who is on the 23rd day of his 19th fast-unto-death seeking reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.

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

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The health of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death, has become critical as his hunger strike has already crossed 21 days.

Even the most shameless criminals cannot publicly say that Dr KC’s demands are ill-intentioned, irrational and impossible to address.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Friday morning met senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike demanding the government bring reform in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: While stating that the majority of the demands put forth by senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC have already been fulfilled and a few others are in the process of implementation, the government has urged the agitating Dr KC to withdraw his hunger strikes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Dr Govinda KC who was brought to Kathmandu earlier Tuesday has been forcibly taken to the National Turma Center. Dr KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, was brought to Kathmandu through a flight at 11:45 AM.

KATHMANDU, Sep 21: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike for the 19th time demanding reforms in the medical sector, has refused to undergo health checkup, complaining that the government abducted him instead of fulfilling his demands.

“The government has always agreed to fulfill my demands, but the promises have never been implemented. This fast-unto-death is my decisive battle for reforms in the medical sector."

Dr KC starts 19th hunger strike in Jumla

September 14, 2020 16:38 pm

The senior orthopedic surgeon has put forward a five-point demand  to the government

JUMLA, Aug 27: Dr Govinda KC, who was preparing to begin a fresh hunger strike beginning Thursday, has decided to postpone it for a week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: After the government agreed to address the demands of hunger strikers, Iih, the initiator of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign, has ended his 23- day hunger strike Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Youths staged a demonstration against the government’s inefficiency in fighting COVID-19 on Basantapur Durbar Square premises on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Accusing the Ministry of Health and Population of making no significant efforts to bring reforms in the ways to fight the pandemic of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaigners have started Satyagraha (relay hunger strike) from Saturday afternoon on the Basantapur Durbar Square premises.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Following a 12-point agreement with the government, Pukar Bam and ‘Iih’ of the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign have broken their hunger strike after 12 days.

KATHMANDU, July 5: It has been 10 days since Pukar Bam, 32, last ate and drank something. When Republica reached HAMS Hospital to meet Bam on Saturday, he could barely talk. He had no energy in him. A life sustaining fluid was being injected into his body to keep him alive.

KATHMANDU, June 31: Just when the daylight was fading into dusk on Monday, Sudan Gurung was rushed to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. On a hunger strike for four consecutive days, without ingesting food or water, his body had become weak and it eventually flaked out. However, despite physical complications, giving up on the motive behind the strike wasn’t an option for Gurung – he stood firm and determined and continued with his hunger strike even when he was admitted to the emergency ward of the hospital.

KATHMANDU, June 26: In order to pressurize the authorities to come up with a better covid-19 response, social activist ‘Iih’ who is also the admin of group ‘Enough is enough’ has started a hunger strike. The hunger strike runs on the theme ‘enough is enough: Satyagraha to save lives (a plea for truth to be heard)’.

CHITWAN, Feb 24: The Madi municipality, ward number 1 chairperson Krishna Poudel who has been on a hunger strike for the past six days has been admitted at Bharatpur Hospital amidst worsening health condition.

Dr KC suspends his 17th hunger strike

November 12, 2019 17:04 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc who was on his 17th hunger strike for reforms in medical education suspended his strike on Tuesday.

Police fail to bring Dr KC to capital

November 12, 2019 07:50 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Medical reform crusader Dr Govinda KC refused to fly to Kathmandu when police officials reached Dadeldhura District Hospital on Monday to bring him to the capital. Police officials flew in a helicopter to Dadeldhura on the 8th day of Dr KC's hunger strike to bring the agitating doctor to Kathmandu but returned back empty-handed.

DADELDHURA, Nov 11: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc has said that every citizen should get access to health and education, but this is still a pie in the sky for many in the country because of the government's apathy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda Kc, who is on his 17th hunger strike for reforms in medical education, was admitted to Dadeldhura Hospital on Friday evening, following some problems with his state of health.

DADELDHURA, Nov 8: A rally was organized in Dadeldhura on Thursday in support of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a hunger strike there since Monday.

Dr KC starts 17th hunger strike

November 4, 2019 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Crusader for medical education reform and senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC started his 17th fast-unto-death in Dadeldhura district on Monday. He started the hunger strike in Tufandada, headquarter of Dadeldhura with seven-point demands.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Dr Govinda KC has announced that he would start his 17th hunger strike from November 4 to press his six demands for medical sector reforms including the appointment of professionals in the leadership of academic institutions.

BAITADI, Oct 2: Its been 25 days since a group of Baitadi folks at Jhulaghat bordering point in Baitadi district have been staging a relay hunger strike demanding a cemented bride over in the bordering point with India but their voices continue to be unheeded.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Two student unions have continued their relay hunger strike, demanding that the Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) be scrapped and political intervention in Tribhuvan University (TU) be stopped immediately.