MYANMAR, April 11: Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.

KATHMANDU, March 31: A group of students affiliated to the All Nepal National Independent Students Union (ANNISU Revolutionary) staged a protest in Kathmandu against Myanmar military coup and genocide on Wednesday.

MYANMAR, March 26: Myanmar’s security forces have killed more than 300 people in attempts to crush opposition to a Feb. 1 coup, with nearly 90% of victims shot dead and a quarter of them shot in the head, according to data from an advocacy group and local media.

MYANMAR, March 22: Myanmar activists plan fresh protests on Monday including a call for vehicle convoys to drive through intersections honking horns with occupants raising three-finger anti-coup salutes despite reports of security forces killing more people at the weekend.

MYANMAR, Mar 16: The families of dozens of people killed in clashes between Myanmar security forces and anti-coup protesters prepared to hold funerals on Tuesday after candle-lit vigils overnight in defiance of a curfew.

MYANMAR, March 15: Security forces killed at least 22 anti-coup protesters in the poor, industrial Hlaingthaya suburb of Myanmar’s main city on Sunday after Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze there, an advocacy group said.

MYANMAR, March 14: The acting leader of Myanmar’s parallel civilian government said it will seek to give people the legal right to defend themselves as the death toll in protests against last month’s coup exceeded 80, according to an advocacy group.

MYANMAR, March 12: Myanmar activists pledged to hold more rallies and strikes on Friday, a day after a rights group said security forces killed 12 protesters and as the lawyer of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi ridiculed new bribery allegations against her.

CHAMPHAI, March 10: When Tha Peng was ordered to shoot at protesters with his submachine gun to disperse them in the Myanmar town of Khampat on Feb. 27, the police lance corporal said he refused.

MYANMAR, Mar 4: Thirty-eight people were killed in Myanmar as the military quelled protests in several towns and cities on Wednesday, the United Nations said, the most violent day since demonstrations against last month’s military coup first broke out.

YANGON, Feb 2: Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month’s coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.

MYANMAR, March 1: Here is a timeline of events since Myanmar’s military took power in a coup on Monday, Feb. 1.

MYANMAR, Mar 1: Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday and at least 18 people were killed in the worst violence since a Feb. 1 military coup, the United Nations said, calling on the international community to act to stop the repression.

YANGON, Feb 28: Police fired tear gas and water cannons and there were reports of gunfire Sunday in Myanmar’s largest city where another anti-coup protest was underway with scores of students and other demonstrators hauled away in police trucks.

MYANMAR, Feb 25: Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold fresh protests on Thursday against military rule, as Washington expressed concern about Malaysia’s deportation of about 1,100 Myanmar nationals back to the strife-torn nation.

MYANMAR, Feb 24: Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as Indonesia sought to build momentum behind a diplomatic push involving other Southeast Asian countries to steer a path out of the crisis.

MYANMAR. Feb 21: Opponents of Myanmar’s Feb. 1 military gathered again on Sunday, undeterred by the bloodiest day of their campaign the previous day when police and soldiers opened fire in the second city of Mandalay, killing two.

MANDALAY, Feb 21: Riot police in Myanmar shot dead two anti-coup protesters and injured several others on Saturday, as security forces increased pressure on popular revolt against the military takeover.

MYANMAR, Feb 18: Myanmar’s military junta has issued arrest warrants against six celebrities for encouraging strikes that have paralysed many government offices in protests against this month’s coup, with total arrests since then now nearing 500.

MYANMAR, Feb 17: Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup called for more big protests on Wednesday to show that the army’s claim of widespread public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and holding new elections was false.

MYANMAR, Feb 16: Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup or that its leaders were detained, and accused protesters of violence and intimidation.

NEW YORK, Feb 16: The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against this month’s coup in a call with the military leadership, a U.N. spokesman said.

MYANMAR, Feb 15: Security forces in Myanmar deployed with armoured vehicles in major cities and cut internet access on Monday after protests over this month’s coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi drew hundreds of thousands onto the streets.

Oli’s follies

February 12, 2021 07:00 am

Deceit and thuggery have gone to such an extent that in one moment PM says one thing and in the next moment does opposite of what he just said.

YANGON, Feb 9: Myanmar’s new military rulers on Monday signaled their intention to crack down on opponents of their takeover, issuing decrees that effectively banned peaceful public protests in the country’s two biggest cities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Sugarcane farmers on Thursday announced to launch protests again, stating that both the government and sugar mills do not maintain transparency in settling the outstanding dues of the farmers.

Nepal requires a more comprehensive solution to reduce the risk of price volatility and payment default in the sugarcane industry.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Sugarcane farmers, who have launched capital-centric protests to draw the government’s attention to mount pressure on the sugar mills to clear the dues of the farmers, have warned to launch stern decisive protests from next week, alleging that the government authorities are not serious about resolving the problems of the farmers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: After the government’s decision to dissolve parliament on 20th December, the frequency of protests in Kathmandu has increased swiftly. With the rise in protests around the capital, flag makers in the inner alleys of Kathmandu are trying hard to meet the demands for flags.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Amid a flurry of activities of  pro-monarchy (rajabadis) protests across the country and the dramatic political developments following the dissolution of the parliament, Shiva Sena, Nepal has said that the involvement of 'foreign country' and its Hindu wings like Shiva Sena, India and the ruling BJP in Nepal's internal affairs is not necessary.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The supporters of Dr Govinda KC staged a protest expressing solidarity with Dr Govinda KC at Maitighar on Tuesday.

Hong Kong is China’s matter

June 28, 2020 12:13 pm

Hong Kong is a special administrative region (SAR) of China. Surrounded by the South China Sea on all sides except the north, which neighbours the Guangdong city of Shenzhen, Hong Kong has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.  It is said that Hong Kong is a paradise for shopping, a unique place where the East meets the West and old meets new. So living in Hong Kong will be an amazing experience, everybody loves this cosmopolitan city. There is a moderately large population of Nepali people in Hong Kong.

Youth awakening

June 23, 2020 17:10 pm

Mao once said a revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture or doing an embroidery.

HONG KONG, May 24: Hong Kong braced on Sunday for its first protests since Beijing’s controversial plan to directly impose national security laws on the city, in what could provide a litmus test of public opposition to China’s tightening grip over the financial hub.

NEW DELHI, Feb 25: At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in Delhi, a police official told Reuters on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city since protests against a new citizenship law began over two months ago.

NEW DELHI, Feb 24: As President Donald Trump was being feted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Monday, Hindu nationalist and communist groups held pro- and anti-U.S. street demonstrations in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.

HONG KONG, Jan 13: Hong Kong’s strengths as a global financial hub have not been undermined by months of pro-democracy protests, the Chinese-ruled city’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said on Monday.

DUBAI, 12 Jan: Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained.

HONG KONG, Jan 2: About 400 people were arrested in New Year’s Day protests in Hong Kong after what started as a peaceful pro-democracy march of tens of thousands spiraled into chaotic scenes with police firing tear gas to disperse the crowds.

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON, Jan 1: The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and nuclear tensions with North Korea.

HONG KONG, Dec 30: Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise in clashes between police and protesters since Christmas.

Can Hong Kong avoid tragedy?

December 1, 2019 11:45 am

HONG KONG – Nearly six months after they began, the protests in our city have reached fever pitch. On one particularly devastating day earlier this month, police fired more than 1,500 rounds of tear gas, a police officer shot a demonstrator at point-blank range while being attacked, and protesters immolated a man who disagreed with them. More than 4,000 people have been arrested, infrastructure has been destroyed, and the economy has sunk into recession. And for what?

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government has decided to draft an integrated land-related bill incorporating the provisions of Guthi (trust) Bill which was withdrawn from parliament in June following controversies.

BIRGUNJ, Nov 24: The students of the Birgunj-based National Medical College (NMC) staged protests on Saturday, after some senior students manhandled the agitating students protesting against the exorbitantly high fees charged by the college administration.

GORKHA, Nov 22: Locals and elected representatives staged protests in front of the Dhading and Gorkha district administration offices (DAOs) on Thursday, demanding that the compensation for the land to be acquired for the construction of the Budhigandadki Hydropower Project be determined at the earliest.

HONG KONG, Nov 18: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Monday to force back anti-government protesters trying to escape a university where hundreds are holed up with petrol bombs and other homemade weapons amid fears of a bloody crackdown.

An annual K-pop festival is not happening in Hong Kong this year due to months-long political unrest, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

BHAIRAHAWA, Nov 3: Students of the Bhairahawa-based Universal College of Medical Sciences have started protests, demanding that the college return the additional fees it charged them.

HONG KONG, Sept 29: While months of Hong Kong protests have scared away tourists, sent jitters across the financial center and cast a dark cloud over the local economy, there’s one thing residents of the city are confident they can bank on - sky-high property prices.