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.

HONG KONG, Sept 22: Hong Kong riot police took up position at the main rail station serving the airport on Sunday to prevent a new anti-government protest targeting air travel after a night of violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory.

WASHINGTON, Sept 18: Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country’s affairs.

HONG KONG, Sept 15: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “God Save the Queen” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms.

HONG KONG, Sept 11: Hong Kong activists called off protests on Wednesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning “massive terror” in the Chinese-ruled city.

MOSCOW, Sept 8: Moscow citizens voted on Sunday in some of the most closely observed regional elections in years, after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered huge protests in the capital.

HONG KONG, Sept 8: Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the U.S. Consulate calling for help in bringing democracy to the Chinese-ruled city.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sep 6: Although the government decided to award the contract to complete the remaining works of Melamchi Drinking Water Project to a Chinese firm after several months of indecision, the completion of the much-awaited project is likely to be delayed further as fresh protests have erupted at the construction site. Chinese firm Sino Hydro Company was awarded the contract after the Italian company abandoned the project halfway in November last year.

HONG KONG, Sept 4: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions.

HONG KONG, Sept 3: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she has never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the city’s political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a voice recording of her saying she would step down if she could.

Real problem is inequality

August 29, 2019 00:25 am

HONG KONG – Since China regained sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, the city has prospered economically, but festered politically. Now, one of the world’s richest cities is engulfed by protests, which have blocked roads, paralyzed the airport, and at times descended into violence. Far from a uniquely Chinese problem, however, the current chaos should be viewed as a bellwether for capitalist systems that fail to address inequality.

HONG KONG, Aug 27: Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the city’s embattled leader said on Tuesday.

CHITWAN, Aug 26: The Chitwan administration has declared some parts of Bharatpur as restricted zone since 6 am today morning.

HONG KONG, Aug 25: Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters, as the Asian financial hub braced for more demonstrations later in the day.

HONG KONG, Aug 24: Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.

HONG KONG, Aug 21: Britain said on Tuesday it was “extremely concerned” by reports that a staff member at the consulate in its former colony of Hong Kong had been detained in mainland China.

HONG KONG, Aug 19: Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.

LONDON, August 15: Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

HONG KONG, Aug 14: Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.

HONG KONG, Aug 12: Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered from another night of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, with more protests planned this week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Police have arrested as many as 14 individuals from Bhadrakali in the capital on Sunday when they were staging a demonstration demanding the cancellation of vacancies announced by the Public Service Commission some three months ago.

HONG KONG, Aug 11: Hong Kong protesters readied to take to the streets again on Sunday, defying a police ban on marches in the Chinese-controlled territory and continuing a restive weekend of demonstrations which saw police fire teargas overnight.

HONG KONG, Aug 7: Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned from British to Chinese rule in 1997, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday, as more protests were set to rock the Asian financial hub.

HONG KONG, Aug 5: Hong Kong’s embattled leader warned on Monday that protests gripping the Asian financial centre are a challenge to China’s sovereignty as strikes crippled transport across the city and led to the cancellation of more than 200 flights.

BHUBANESWAR, July 29: Members of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have mounted protests that have paralyzed production at one of India’s biggest coalfields following a deadly accident last week.

HONG KONG, July 20: Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis.

HONG KONG, July 20: Thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday for a pro-government rally to call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis.

HONGKONG, July 2: Chinese state media has run footage of police in Hong Kong clearing protesters from streets in a break with its silence over past days of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Lessons from Hong Kong protests

July 2, 2019 01:00 am

Hong Kong’s protesters have succeeded so far because they did not directly challenge Xi or the CPC, but instead focused on Lam’s failings and demanded withdrawal of the extradition bill

KATHMANDU, June 19: In a tug-o-war between the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and the government over credit for withdrawal of the controversial Guthi Bill, parliament’s meeting on Tuesday couldn’t proceed.

Banepa locals protest Guthi Bill

June 19, 2019 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, June 19: Locals of Banepa took to the street Tuesday against the controversial Guthi Bill. After strong protests in various places across the country, the government later on Tuesday withdrew the bill from parliament.