When did you first feel like an adult?

December 6, 2019 08:23 am

As kids, we all wanted to grow up and become “adults”. And then we did. We never really realized it till we were doing things that we had always seen the “adults” in our lives do. But we have all had a particular moment in our lives when we felt like we have grown up and become an “adult” like we always wanted to. The Week asked some people to recall when they first felt like an adult.

Pak Embassy marks Independence Day

August 15, 2019 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized a flag-hoisting ceremony at the embassy on Wednesday on the occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan.

Let’s be independent

May 8, 2019 19:00 pm

We seek our own independence in a foreign land!!! It’s a pity. As a youth, you are programmed to get back home by 8 PM, sober, and most importantly, free of any forms of intoxication. You have lost your freedom here.

BRIDGEWATER, Aug 6: A deliberately crafted statement. A conspicuous fashion choice. A sudden silence or withdrawal from the public eye.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Deepak Raj Joshee has said that the independence of the judiciary cannot be compromised for the sake of political stability.

DAMASCUS, April 17: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government claims that “tens of thousands of Syrians” took to the streets in Damascus to celebrate Syrian Independence Day and mark the regime’s “victory” over this weekend’s airstrikes launched by the U.S. and its allies, suggesting the attack failed to dent the country’s chemical weapons program.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday cancelled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday canceled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5:  The civil servants trade union executive committee at the Supreme Court on Friday warned all the concerned against doing any activity against the independence of the judiciary including appointing the chief registrar from outside the judicial service.

Spreading smiles, promoting independence

December 14, 2017 08:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: When something is handmade, it adds more value to the object. Even a simple ‘Happy Birthday’ written in a paper will mean so much more than any other expensive cards at the store as it contains love, care and time that one invests while making it.

Journey To Independence

November 5, 2017 09:46 am

Goma Rai can be found brewing hot tea at a small stall in Kel Tol, Ason. Fifty-year- old Goma has been selling tea for around three decades now. She is originally from Nuwakot. Selling tea is her everyday ritual as she wakes up as early as four in the morning and works at her tea stall till 7 pm.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Oct 28: In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia’s regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country’s constitution.

The motion passed in the regional parliament in Barcelona -- which was boycotted by opposition parties -- said Catalonia constituted an independent, sovereign and social democratic state. It called on other countries and institutions to recognise it.

BARCELONA, Oct 16:  Catalonia’s leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country’s prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

At the start of this month, Catalan leaders held an independence referendum deemed illegal by the Spanish government and whose results were labeled invalid by international observers.

MADRID, Oct 11: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded on Wednesday that the Catalan leader clarify whether he has declared independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind the region’s autonomy if he has.

MADRID, Oct 4: Catalonia’s regional government is mulling when to declare the region’s independence from Spain in the wake of a disputed referendum that has triggered Spain’s most serious national crisis in decades.

BARCELONA, Oct 2: Catalonia’s government was holding a closed-door Cabinet meeting Monday to discuss the next steps in its plan to declare independence from Spain following a disputed referendum marred by violence. Regional officials say the poll, which Spain insists was illegal and invalid, shows that the majority who voted favor secession.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Oct 2: The Latest on Catalonia’s referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain

The road to Indian independence

Call for judicial independence

July 13, 2017 15:50 pm

KATHMANDU, July 13: A delegation from the Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) Thursday met with acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to draw its attention towards a 10-point proposal put forth by it.

KATHMANDU, May 5: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said that the stay order from the Supreme Court over the impeachment motion against Chief Justice has put a break on the attempt of ending independence of judiciary.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Chairperson of the Federal Socialist Forum, Upendra Yadav has strongly criticized the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Center) for registering the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has expressed serious objection over the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki registered by the lawmakers of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center).

LONDON, March 11: Scotland's leader will seek authority to hold a new independence referendum in the next two years because Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will, she said Monday.

SANTIAGO, CUBA, Dec 4: Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Commissioners at the Local Level Restructuring Commission expressed strong dissatisfaction over government move of asking it to take previous area units (ilakas) as the main basis for restructuring.

Pakistan Independence Day marked

August 15, 2016 22:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu and Pakistan-Nepal Friendship and Cultural Association organized a talk program on Monday to mark the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan.

India's Independence Day observed

August 15, 2016 21:43 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated amid a public ceremony held in Kathmandu on Monday.

Pakistan's 70th Independence Day

August 14, 2016 20:46 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized a function at the embassy to mark the country's 70th Independence Day.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Former Vice Chancellors of various universities have demanded parliamentary probe into the alleged interference of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in the MBBS entrance exam of the Kathmandu University.

KATHAMNDU,June 13: Consul General of Republic of Philippines for Nepal Suraj Vaidya organized an event to mark 118th Independence Day of Philippines in Kathmand on Friday.