Viacom Inc said on Saturday it has bought the exclusive cable rights to classic television sitcom “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures Television, days after Netflix Inc landed the global streaming rights for the show.

Why IT Bill matters to you

June 22, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, June 22: After the country promulgated its new constitution in 2015, the first in Nepal written by a constituent assembly, the list of fundamental rights grew to 31 from 24 in the interim constitution. Expectations were high that the people were about to enjoy greater freedom.

How free is expression?

June 17, 2019 01:30 am

Exercise your right to freedom, fight for things you feel you’ve done right, but also reflect on your action because somebody may not approve of your action

KATHMANDU, June 5: While expressing concern over the delay in addressing transitional justice issues, Australian ambassador to Nepal Pete Budd said that the leaders directly or indirectly involved in rights violations could face arrest in any country including in Australia.

Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let It Be Law.” The documentary depicts Argentina’s battle to legalize abortion.

Every Street Dog Needs Its Rights

November 6, 2018 08:56 am

Every creature in the nature has equal rights to live. Street dogs should get the same rights as pet dogs. Many animals suffer from different types of pain just because they cannot speak. Why don’t people understand that animals too have rights? They have the right to be loved and helped. A life is precious and it should be valued by everybody

Human beings are the only species to have the power of technology. However, we depend on another human’s effort for our survival. As a result, we choose to incline toward different rights to protect ourselves. Also, the state assures various rights to its citizens. Although we enjoy these rights, sometimes the offenders try to violate them resulting in imprisonment or financial penalties.

CHITWAN, Oct 12: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said although the new constitution had come into force, the rights guaranteed by it were yet to be fully implemented.

POKHARA, Sept 7: The chief ministers (CMs) of six provinces of the country except for the Karnali Province met on Thursday in Pokhara, marking the first joint meeting of the CMs. They criticized the central government for depriving the provinces of the rights they need.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Disputes have begun surfacing between the federal and provincial governments over jurisdiction as the provincial governments are increasingly trying to assert their rights.

Where people do and don't believe in Human Rights

RAKHINE, July 31: The government of Myanmar established an independent commission to investigate allegations of human rights violations in western Rakhine state following an attack on police posts in August last year, according to a press release by Myanmar president's office.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Professor Dr Mahendra Lawoti has called for alliance among identical indigenous groups to form a broader identity to ensure their rights in the country.

POKHARA, July 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has said the government was working to formulate laws required for the development of journalism.

NEW YORK, July 28: Human Rights Watch has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of discriminating against female athletes after implementing a rule prohibiting women with a high testosterone level from competing.

AMSTERDAM, July 28: The World Health Organization says female sex workers are 13.5 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than other women of reproductive age.Sex workers took center stage at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights."

JERUSALEM, July 22: Israel’s LGBT community launched a one-day strike on Sunday, blocking a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, in protest over the exclusion of gay men from surrogacy legislation passed last week.

KATHMANDU, July 16: More than two dozen rights’ activists have been detained for protesting at prohibited area in front of the parliament at New Baneshwor.

Many children miss school to prepare for races, and work long hours for low wages at large stables

KATHMANDU, July 11: Police on Tuesday briefly detained 25 human rights activists associated with the Human Rights and Peace Society (Hurpes) who were staging sit-in protests near Singha Durbar against the government decision to ‘curtail democratic freedoms’.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Various human rights and governance bodies have urged the government to take measures immediately to save the life Dr Govinda KC, who is on a hunger strike demanding reforms in the medical education sector.Dr KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), started 15th fast-unto-death in Jumla from June 30, demanding passage of the to replace the National Medical Education Ordinance.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Police on Thursday morning arrested student leaders and human rights activists while protesting against the government’s decision to designate Shanti Batika and Maitighar Mandala as restricted zones on Thursday morning.

UDAYAPUR, June 30: Ward child Protection and Promotion Sub-committee (WCPPSC), Udayapur was successful in stopping a child marriage in Rupatar on Wednesday.

The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, accusing the organisation of bias against Israel and pointing out that it includes accused human rights abusers such as China, Cuba, Venezuela and Congo.

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, June 20: The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.

A defenseless puppy has had all its legs and its tail chopped off by a brute who left it for dead in a Turkish forest sparking national outrage.

Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington's demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 16: As the constitutional deadline for enacting laws concerning 31 fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution inches closer, the government is likely to miss it for lack of timely preparations.

A first-of-its-kind UN report on alleged human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir provoked a strong reaction on Thursday from India, which described it as “fallacious, tendentious and motivated” and a violation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In the Kashmir Valley, a separatist leader welcomed the report as did the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad.

Your body your rights

June 8, 2018 07:25 am

My mind often wanders back to that one ex-boyfriend that had the gall to hit me. It’s been more than eight years now but I sometimes still find myself thinking about how I let it happen in the first place. No matter how hard I try, I can never seem to recall how it started and how it escalated. All I remember is feeling really bad about myself after each episode.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Thamamaya Thapa, has said that the government would take appropriate initiatives to guarantee of rights of sexual minorities.

KATHMANDU: The sole equity market of Nepal came under pressure throughout the trading session on Sunday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell sharply on the first hour of trading and declined further after it failed its attempt to pullback mid-day. Eventually, the index lost 33.71 points, or 2.58 percent, to end the day at 1,273.95 points.

DUBLIN, May 26: Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has threatened to publicly brand government officials and agencies not implementing the commission's recommendations as 'human rights violators'.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The national conference on human rights of people with disabilities has kicked off today in the Capital.

SURKHET, April 29: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister (CM) of Karnali Province, has demanded special rights for the province in the federal law, citing infrastructural and social backwardness.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said rights and responsibilities come together and it is the duty of all to bear this fact in mind while exercising one's rights

PAKISTAN, April 16: An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country's human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress on a myriad of issues, ranging from forced disappearances, to women's rights and protection of religious minorities.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that there will be no blanket amnesty for cases of serious violation of human rights and humanitarian laws.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Women should have a say in taking decision regarding matters on reproductive health.

KATHMANDU, March 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes for gender equality, women rights and empowerment as well as for peace and prosperity to all sisters across the globe.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Nepal has noted that the new Constitution has given high-priority to democratic polity, pluralism and the rule of law while reiterating full commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has largely failed to protect migrant workers from unlawful and criminal conducts by dishonest recruitment agencies and agents despite the sizeable contribution of remittances in the economy, according to a recently published report of a human rights watchdog.

LALITPUR, Feb 19: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.  Among a total of 255 killings in 2017, the state was responsible for the killing of 11 individuals whereas non-state killings numbered 214, with 30 killings still unaccounted for, according to  Human Rights Year Book-2018 published by the rights organization.

LALITPUR, Feb 20: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists and Human Rights Watch have said on Tuesday that one-year extension of the two transitional justice mechanisms —  Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP)-- without necessary legal and institutional reforms are not sufficient to comply with international standards in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Pakistan has called on the international community to urge India to put an immediate end to the gross human rights violations of innocent Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Seeking an order to government authorities not to infringe on the rights of the commoners during visits by very important persons (VIPs), a writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court seeking its order to scrap the trade union rights for civil servants.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court seeking its order to scrap the trade union rights for civil servants.