With the advent of the internet and, more so, now with the widespread usage of social media, celebrities have been able to maintain their legendary status in society while also becoming more accessible and realistic to the general people.

KATHMANDU, June 16: A case has been filed against Manoj Pandey, director of ‘Model Global Visa Consultancy’ in Kathmandu District Court. He has been accused of raping young girls. The District Attorney Office, Kathmandu, on Wednesday filed two cases, ‘Human Trafficking’ and ‘Child Sexual Abuse’ against Pandey.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Rastriya Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Poudel has alleged that the Ministry of Home Affairs had been unable to control theft, smuggling and black marketeering.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal Police have caught a man who was imposed a fine of Rs 1.65 million by the Patan High Court.

DAMAK, May 1: Police arrested 86 persons accused of rape in 106 incidents of rape in Jhapa in the last 10 months.

KATHMANDU, May 24: People staged a street demonstration at Maitighar in Kathmandu, focusing on the killing of half a dozen youths belonging to the so-called lower castes in West Rukum.

CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya has maintained his lead in the mayoral race for Pokhara Metropolitan City. As many as 107,962 votes have been counted so far in the metropolis.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Protestors have taken to the streets for the second consecutive day on Saturday demanding justice for victims of sexual violence.

MAKWANPUR, May 18: Ruling alliance has emerged victorious at Thaha Municipality in northern Makawanpur. According to the vote count results published this morning, CPN (Maoist Center)'s candidate Bishnu Bista and Nepali Congress candidate Bharat Gopali, on behalf of the ruling alliance, registered their victory as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of Thaha Municipality.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepali Congress (NC) mayoral candidate for Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Maharjan is leading in the ongoing vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The mayoral candidate of ruling alliance in Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal is widening the gap with her closest contender in the ongoing vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has expressed his best wishes to all on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti.

DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway.  As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Vote counting under the local level election will be started from today evening itself after the voting is over.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Voting has been postponed at four polling stations in Kavrepalanchowk district after the polling officials were found casting votes of differently-abled people at another symbol than their request, giving over four or five ballot papers to the voters. Police had to fire aerial shots to take the situation under control after clashes erupted.

CHITWAN, May 13: People have been found to be using chits to cast their votes in Bharatpur. At a polling center in Krishnapur of Bharatpur, the ruling coalition parties have been found to have given chits to voters to cast their votes.

GORKHA, May 13: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has cast his vote at a polling center in Palungtar Municipality-1. After casting his vote, Bhattarai took a photo of himself with a swastika stamp and posted it on social media.

BIRGUNJ, May 13: A clash broke out at Mirzapur polling station of Chhipaharmai Rural Municipality-1 in Parsa district this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that more than 35 percent of the votes have been cast so far even as voting in a few polling stations in various seven districts were obstructed.

BARA, May 13: Voting at two polling stations in Pacharauta Municipality has been suspended. The polling was stopped due to the protest of the locals after it was found that more votes were cast than the number of total registered voters at Srinagar Bairiya polling station and Bargachhi polling station of Pacharauta-2.

ILAM, May 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN (Unified Socialist), Jhalanath Khanal  has said that the second local level elections would play an important role in institutionalizing democracy and republic He said that the country would move forward on the journey of socialism while protecting democracy and republic through this election.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Voting has started across Nepal from 7 AM on Friday. The Election Commission has said that voting has started across the country.

SURKHET, May 13: The people of the Raute community who live a nomadic life in the jungles have been deprived of their right to vote in the local elections this time around as well. Although Gurans Rural Municipality of Dailekh had distributed temporary identity cards to the Rautes four years ago, the members of the community have not received citizenship certificates.

KATHMANDU, May 11: As many as 1,505 teachers across the country have submitted their resignations right before the local level polls slated for May 13. Basanti Shrestha, 45, resigned from the post of teacher on April 24 and has filed her candidature for the post of deputy mayor of Chandragiri Municipality.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Tourism Board has decided to operate shuttle bus service for the convenience of tourists on the day of the local level election. Shuttle buses will be operated in Kathmandu on May 13, keeping in mind the inconvenience to the air passengers between the airport and the hotel as movement of public and private vehicles is prohibited on the day.

JALESHWOR, April 16: A woman was found dead in a forest at Manarasiswa Municipality-3 in Mahottari district on Friday night.

BIRGUNJ, April 8: A team of the Armed Police Force (APF), Nepal, on Thursday nabbed three persons for possessing a gun and its cartridge. APF Superintendent Tej Prasad Pokharel said the three were held along with a long-range gun and its cartridge from Nahar Chowk area of Bindabasini Rural Municipality-3 in Parsa.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Vianet has launched a new referral campaign to increase its service users. Under the campaign, Vianet customers can now get a Mi Dual Band Router as well as three months internet for free.

Why are Nepalis happy?

March 23, 2022 16:11 pm

Nepal occupies the 85th place in the world and the top position in South Asia in terms of happiness, according to the 10th edition of the World Happiness Report 2022 released ahead of the annual International Day of Happiness on March 20. However, this piece of news came as a surprise for many in Nepal who thought there is hardly anything to be happy about in the country for the past some time. But the Nepalis are still happy. Here is why and how.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Police have arrested a 19-year-old youth on the charge of raping his own 12-year-old sister in Bajhang district.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal recorded 73 new cases of COVID-19 along with 192 recoveries and zero deaths from the deadly virus on Saturday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 28: The District Court of Taplejung has sentenced a person to 36 years of jail time. The court found Ram Karki guilty of raping a girl and murdering her afterward by pushing her off a cliff.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: An unidentified group vandalized and robbed the Nepal Scout National Headquarters in Lainchaur on Tuesday afternoon. The group also assaulted the employees of the scout.

Food depots in Humla run out of stock

January 9, 2022 16:47 pm

HUMLA, Jan 9: Food depots in Humla have run out of stock. Food depots in Sarkegad, Shreenagar, Tajakot Chankheli, Yangchu, and Yalwang set up by the Food Management and Trading Company Limited (FMTC), a state-run entity, targeting the rural people’s access to food grains are running out of stock due to a delay in food supplies.

Social Innovation for Nepal

December 13, 2021 07:31 am

Target groups, beneficiaries or service seekers should be encouraged and engaged in all stages and processes of social innovation directly or indirectly including identification, design, implementation, and governance. They need to identify their problems and own the solutions.

BAITADI, Nov 29: A meeting of the Nepal-India Coordination Committee that concluded in Pithoragarh, India Sunday discussed possible measures that could be taken to contain cross-border crimes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has assigned cases to 10 benches at the Supreme Court for Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is going to organize a march from the Supreme Court to the Prime Minister’s Residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The lifeless body of Ujwal Vishwakarma, 10, who had gone missing after falling into a drain in Kapan on September 21, was found at Bagmati Rural Municipality-1, at the border of Lalitpur and Makawanpur districts, last night.

KATHMANDU, Septr 20: Police have arrested an additional six persons in connection with the Sankhuwasabha mass murder case that took place on September 6.

RANJHA, July 26: Three children who went missing from Kohalpur-4 of Banke district six months ago have been rescued from Bareilly, India. Among the rescued children are 11-year-old Rosan Wadi, 7-year-old Bishal Wadi and 5-year-old Pooja Wadi, according to Kohalpur Ward-4  Chairman Tirtha Ram Tharu.

The Failed Dalit Struggle

June 23, 2021 13:03 pm

The dream of creating a classless society has remained just a dream. It could never become a reality.

Due to the exaggeration of negative aspects and ignorance about many positive aspects in our daily life, frustration, hopelessness, irritation, annoyance, dysfunction etc have been growing in our society.

Debunking the false Nepal narrative

March 24, 2021 20:50 pm

Dissolution of Parliament in December, 2020 was the consequence of a series of ill-conceived ploys by three restless former prime ministers to sabotage, oust, and bring the curtain down on the political career of the incumbent.

Anti-trafficking community has failed to truly empower young girls and women and has instead added to their insecurity by holding them responsible for a situation which is out of their control.

Minimizing the social cost of COVID-19

August 31, 2020 10:57 am

HONG KONG – In 1960, the Nobel laureate economist Ronald H. Coase introduced the “problem of social cost”: human activities often have negative externalities, so individual rights cannot be absolute. Institutions must intervene. There is no better example of this dynamic than the COVID-19 crisis.

How to combat internalized racism?

August 18, 2020 09:20 am

In today’s social climate, discussions on the topic of discrimination are becoming more and more common as we examine ourselves and the world we live in more closely. Discrimination between different groups of people is a popular focus, but oftentimes discrimination within marginalized groups is overlooked. Internalized racism is common in minority groups. It can manifest itself through conscious and unconscious acceptance of a racial hierarchy, believing your own race is less inferior or another race is superior. Internalized racism can lead to colorism, low self-esteem, and even self-hatred.

The show must go on

August 10, 2020 11:27 am

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered our perception about what is normal, and thus our 'needs' and 'wants' carry a new meaning.  As we wander amid an unprecedented crisis, many of us believe that it may perhaps change us as a species. Our priorities have changed, and so has our outlook towards life.  It has changed everything from the way we communicate to the overall functioning of each sector of the business environment.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Security experts have expressed fears that the prolonged lockdown and restriction measures put in place to contain COVID-19 without any support to ease the life of ordinary people could soon push the country toward a state of social unrest.

For Dalits, love is forbidden

June 11, 2020 13:07 pm

Have you ever heard a Brahmin man murdered for marrying a Dalit woman? At least, I have not. Love is blind, it is said. But I say love has eyes of caste, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, wealth, and geography. The provision of the constitution that all adults, irrespective of their gender and caste, can choose their partners sounds like a false promise.