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.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Under growing pressure and after hearing from representatives of the local, provincial and federal levels in Kathmandu Valley on Monday, Prime Minister KP Oli has hinted at withdrawing the much-contested Guthi Bill from parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Monday expressed solidarity with ongoing protests against the Guthi bill while urging the government to withdraw the controversial bill immediately.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepali Congress lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan has urged the government to withdraw a bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts).

KATHMANDU, June 12: Lawmakers of the Nepali Congress and Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal have asked the government to withdraw a bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts).

HONG KONG, June 11: Hong Kong geared for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, even as the city’s leader vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill.

SARLAHI, May 26: Locals have staged protests against the minimum compensation amount fixed by the government against land acquired for the East-West Electrified Railway Project.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Agitating nurses of Shahid Dharma Bhakta National Transplant Center have withdrawn their protests after the government agreed to recruit them by announcing vacancy soon.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of Nepali journalists, has staged a sit-in protest against the proposed Media Council Bill in the capital on Friday.

NEPALGUNJ, May 2: Family members and locals have intensified protests, accusing a federal parliament member of shielding the murderers of Swastika Limbu of Nepalgunj-10 who was killed a few weeks ago.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Police arrested 14 members of the Kamal Thapa-led Rashtriya Prajatantra Party in the capital on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged his party cadres to hold protests to unseat the Oli-led administration.

BIRATNAGAR, April 11: Doctors unhappy with their adjustment, or appointment at health institutions in the provinces and local units have been protesting all over the country for the past three days as of Wednesday. Biratnagar’s Koshi Zonal Hospital, has also halted its Out Patient Department (OPD) services, which was partially open till Tuesday, in accordance with the ongoing protests by the government doctors.

Nepal’s essential service sectors—such as hospitals and educational institutions—have been victims of protests and obstructions. Whenever the employees therein have to express their resentment with the government’s decisions and policies they resort to protests, halting services and in the process causing great inconvenience to service seekers.

SARLAHI, March 18: Journalists of Sarlahi on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office (DAO) demanding that the culprits involved in the thrashing of Som Diyali, the station manager of Radio Sarlahi, Harion, be booked soon.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The agitating teachers, who had been staging protests since Sunday, ended their strike after reaching an agreement with the government late Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Police have arrested four teachers under the government relief quota during a protest at Nayabaneshwar in the capital, on Monday.

NC to step up anti-govt protests

January 28, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Angered by the decision of the ruling coalition parties to endorse the disputed National Medical Education Bill by force in parliament amid its objection, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to intensify protests against the government across the country.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: "Sorrow is not necessarily reflected just in shedding tears. My heart aches with pain every second of the day," laments Durgadevi Panta, mother of thirteen-year-old Nirmala of Bhimdatta Municipality who was raped and subsequently murdered four months ago. As it has been a long time since she has been pleading for justice for her daughter, her eyes have dried up.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The teaching-learning process at 600 government schools in the Kathmandu Valley was affected on Friday as the government teachers gathered at Bhrikutimandap in the capital to join protests organized by the Confederation of Nepalese Teachers (CNT).