Fundamental Rights and Hollow Promises

February 7, 2023 07:41 am

It’s been more than seven years and four months since the Constitution of Nepal 2015 was promulgated and the country formally embraced the federal democratic republic. Obviously, Nepal’s latest constitution is different from the past constitutions of the country in several aspects.

KATHMANDU, OCT 12: An estimated 900,000 people have left the Kathmandu Valley in the past three weeks to celebrate Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festival with their family members.

SINDHUPALCHOK, June 23: A devastating flash flood triggered by a huge landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu, once a brimming city of Melamchi, is scrambling through the residue of the flood.

The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear once championed by rebellious young people but now favored by celebrities like Rihanna, plans to sell shares to the public as the existing owners seek to profit from growth of the iconic brand

Unleashing the American mind

December 5, 2020 07:00 am

With a clearly diminished global leadership status after a failed coronavirus pandemic response, thinkers and critics around the globe are wondering if America, diplomacy and multilateralism are back again as claimed by President-elect Joe Biden.

Failed leadership

October 20, 2020 09:25 am

This is how Oli-led government is failing the country and the people.

With the passing by the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Citizenship Bill, many are thinking: Will the country come up with a progressive piece of legislation that can truly be in the best interests of the nation and its people?

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, April 10: India accounts for more than half the tally of those infected with coronavirus across south Asia, which crossed 12,000 on Friday, government data showed, despite a harsh weeks-long clampdown to control the outbreak.

Here’s something that may probably come as a surprise to some people. One of the top qualities that people look for in a long-term relationship is kindness, new research suggests.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: More than 450 thousand people have exited Kathmandu, the federal capital, to their home to celebrate Dashain festival, in two days.

Obstacles exist to make you stronger

August 13, 2019 18:00 pm

It's not easy to get past criticism from your friends, especially when you are a teen. Having been criticized by friends for joining a commerce course, which lead him to choose CA, Thanesor Bashyal feels he chose the right career path. Currently the managing partner of Bashyal & Associates and holding shares in many other companies, he is also involved in social works.

Where the world's indigenous people live

A sad reality (Photo Feature)

August 2, 2019 09:45 am

When we reached the village where the Chepangs lived, I saw houses supported by wooden logs and many of these had roofs barely covered with grass. Kids were barefoot and clad in torn and tattered clothes.

More than half a million people have pledged to "storm" Area 51 to establish once and for all whether the US government is hiding evidence of the existence of aliens.

When one has a dream to turn it into a reality, the number of obstacles and fear won’t get in his/her way. And having aimed for being a pilot since his childhood, Dharmendra Singh Thakuri balances being a pilot and an entrepreneur in the long run.

What looked like the beginning of protest-free times seems to be slipping away under the watch of the government and, to be fair, the government itself is inviting protests from various quarters by taking one after another controversial step.

Aren’t they worth it?

June 10, 2019 12:00 pm

After 10 hours of tiring bus ride from the capital city to Dhap, I could finally afford to rest my head against the cozy seat of bolero. The dark gloomy clouds hovering above us, racing with the same pace of our vehicle kind of frightened me

What do people hate the most?

May 13, 2019 11:00 am

Everybody likes good attitude and manners. Many learn about, write and speak of good etiquettes and manners. But don't you think it's so common? Let's bring some changes here.

Making people laugh

April 25, 2019 18:31 pm

Charles Dickens once said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Like the saying, one can listen to a joke and that funny anecdote already makes people forget their current problems for a bit.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the aspirations of the indigenous people have been addressed in the Constitution.

Serve the people first

March 20, 2019 00:30 am

The strong government formed for five years will be no different from past governments if it fails to address dissatisfactions among people and within the party

Democracy for the people

February 20, 2019 07:00 am

The Democracy Day that Nepal celebrates every year on Falgun 7 is becoming a ritual devoid of substance.

Enough is enough

January 25, 2019 10:16 am

People are rude. That’s just the way it is. But how they behave with you, I believe, is a result of what you allow and what they think they can get away with, based on your reaction when they are rude to you. You have to learn how to navigate that, how to convey (very clearly) the message that you have limits and that they can’t cross it.

An international survey finds that six in 10 people around the world think their country is on the wrong track, with financial and political corruption topping their concerns.

Time to be responsible

November 20, 2018 09:45 am

There are different types of people around us. Some are hard to deal with while the rest; easy going. It depends on each individual’s nature, character, upbringing and thought process. A lot of it is the level of tolerance that a person possesses. This article goes out to the majority of people that we interact with and we ourselves can be the subject if we relate our experiences and style of living.

What has happened to people?

November 4, 2018 09:15 am

As dull as my life  Seems the city  No pleasure to see anywhere  Gloom of sadness everywhere

OKHALDHUNGA, Oct 29: In memory of his late sister Dali, Ngima Sherpa of Siddhicharan Municipality-6, Jantarkhani, has established a health post in Damar.

BUTWAL, Oct 3: It has been 12 years since Sabitra Bhattarai of Sukkhanagar in Butwal has been struggling for a jar of water every single day. During these years, a lot of leaders got elected as ministers and lawmakers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that this government was always in favor of working-class people.

ITAHARI, Sept 4: Water tested in 16 different districts in eastern Nepal suggests that people have been drinking contaminated water.

MAHOTTARI, Aug 4: Every monsoon, the people of Musahar and Sahani communities of Simardahi, Matihani Municipality-9, would be worried every time they saw black clouds hovering in the sky.

Where people do and don't believe in Human Rights

KATHMANDU, Aug 2:  Parliamentarian Hridayesh Tripathi flayed the government saying that it has not been doing dillydally in providing citizenship to many people.

People who are labeled as transgender are viewed as less attractive dating partners, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The new study, which was conducted with heterosexual college students, indicates that gender identity affects perceptions of attractiveness.

RUPANDEHI, July 20In the last one year, a total of 1,103 people sought treatment for snakebites at Lumbini Zonal Hospital (LZH), Butwal. Unfortunately, 12 of them succumbed to the venom of the poisonous snakes.With the onset of summer every year, snakes start taking their toll on the lives of the locals in tarai. As the treatment of snakebites is not possible everywhere, patients flock the LZH during summer.

UNITED STATES, July 20: A duck boat capsized and sunk during a severe thunderstorm in Missouri, killing at least 11 people, some of them children, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is unable to dispose garbage from the valley premises.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19: Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said on Thursday.

Failing people

July 17, 2018 02:00 am

Govt rolling back popular decisions

Heat stress linked to climate change likely to cause 38,000 extra deaths a year

Travelling during monsoons is fun (especially treading through the lush, green hills or paths in misty climate) but it can also be tiresome, due to inconvenience caused by constant breakdown in public transport and bad roads. Your body is susceptible to a lot of germs and diseases during the rainy season and hence, you need to take double the precaution while travelling in this season.

July 13: A supermoon that brings partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th is "bad luck" for most of the world's population and not because of any superstitious belief.

ROLPA, July 1: Many people living with HIV/AIDS in various places across Rolpa districts lately have begun to go public about their HIV status.

TULSIPUR, July 1: People from Narayanpur have been agitated over government's plan to set up an alternative airport in Dang.

MUMBAI, July 1: Eleven members of a family were found dead in India’s capital on Sunday, most of them hanging from the ceiling of their home, blindfolded and hands tied behind the back, in a part of the city that was the scene of a gang war just two weeks ago.

SURUNGA, Jhapa, June 29: Six people of the same family have taken ill after consuming poisonous mushroom at Duwagadi of Mechinagar Municipality-14 in Jhapa.

JHAPA, June 29: Six people of a same family are sick after consuming poisonous mushroom at Duwagadi of Mechinagar Municipality-14 in Jhapa.

MUMBAI, June 28: A small chartered plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said.

Most of us have known Rajesh Hamal as an intelligent actor of Nepali film industry, the actor who has played in over 100 films in his career, and who at times appears in quiz shows and television interviews. But what is the superstar’s understanding of Nepali politics, economy, society and Nepal’s foreign affairs? Where do we stand as a nation today? Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal met the superstar to explore various aspects of Nepali politics.

ALABAMA, June 27: Well, some people think the seeds of a new Civil War have already been sown — and in a recent article, University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds argued in a USA Today column that this new war is indeed “well underway.”