Old beliefs die hard. The ones related to religions are particularly sticky. The new Nepali constitution outlaws any kind of discrimination based on caste, creed and gender. Yet Nepali women continue to face many kinds of discriminations just because of their gender
When the UK voted for Brexit, British pensioners were three times more likely than younger voters to want to cut ties with the European Union. The majority of young Remain voters still blame older people with secure jobs and pensions for depriving them of the freedom to live and work in Europe.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The construction of Kathmandu Tower at Old Bus Park in the capital is in limbo even though six months have already elapsed since shifting the bus park just across the main road to Khulamanch across.
The decade-long Maoist insurgency, many believe, legitimized the use of violence in Nepali society. There is some evidence to support this theory. After the warring Maoists were successfully mainstreamed with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, a spate of small armed groups sprang up around the country, both up in the hills and down in the Tarai plains.
BALTIMORE, Sept 25: Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive.
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested three who were on the run for 13 years. The three have been accused of involvement in the murder of Roshan Kumar Ale Magar of Kumarigal, Baudhha in 2004.
Our parliamentarians are giving a dreadful account of themselves with their notorious record of absenteeism.
On Sunday, fed up by their disregard of her repeated urgings, Speaker of the House Onsari Gharti Magar had to threaten parliamentarians to strip them off their parliament membership if they continued bunking even important House meetings.
The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, marked on August 30th every year, is perhaps the right time to remember all those Nepali citizens who ‘disappeared’ during the decade-long Maoist war.
BHAKTAPUR, Aug 24: The government has declared various new municipalities in Bhaktapur district but, in true sense, they are no different than village development committees. Locals complained that the municipalities are just 'old wine in a new bottle' as they are still struggling to receive basic facilities meant for municipalities.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Over 2,030 cases older then five years still remain unsettled at the Supreme Court, posing a challenge to the judiciary's strategic plan that stresses settling cases five years and older on a priority basis.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 10: Muhammad Ali will return to his old Kentucky neighborhood one last time.
Ali's body will ride in a miles-long procession spanning his life — from his boyhood home where he shadowboxed and dreamed of greatness to the boulevard that bears his name and the museum that stands as a lasting tribute to his boxing triumphs and his humanitarian causes outside the ring.