Impartiality has been one of humankind’s longest and the most elusive pursuits. Despite a variety of reforms enacted throughout history, none of them seem to be enough to get us past the finish line. One would assume that a democratic framework, through increased representation, would gradually bridge the divide in society—and it does to a certain extent—but when the pace of progress appears to be sluggish, there is the risk that passive public participation might end up being the same as compliance to an unjust regime.
It was early in the afternoon of April 9 30 years ago, when the news reached Washington that King Birendra had agreed to replace Panchayat with multi-party democracy, the long-held demand of democracy activists in the country. Prior to the King’s surrender of absolute authority, tens of thousands of demonstrators had converged in Durbar Marg in front of the royal palace. Nearby, in front of the Annapurna Hotel, some demonstrators climbed on the statue of King Mahendra, to hang a shoe garland. The military personnel standing nearby had earlier warned that they would shoot anyone engaging in such mischief and, surely, they shot a number of demonstrators while climbing the statue. In the evolving mêlée, the military fired on the crowd randomly, killing some 150
KATHMANDU, July 17: Deliberations on the Bill designed to manage the inter-relations between the local, state and federal levels have begun in the National Assembly Legislation Management Committee from today.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The top leadership of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has found itself in a difficult position in the face of calls by an overwhelming majority of its Mahasamiti members for a Hindu state.
CHITWAN, Dec 2: Bed Prasad Regmi, 56, cannot move around without crutches. His back aches and muscle cramps sometimes 'kill' him. He is unable to work and earn like other normal persons but his medical expenses are quite high. "The conflict ruined my life," he laments.
BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Aug 5: China’s state media said on Saturday the government’s retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods showed rational restraint and they accused the United States of blackmail.
JANAKPUR, Aug 3: The already troubled relations between the government of Province 2 and the police are set worsen after the High Court in Janakpur issued a mandamus order for the arrest of all the accused in the murder of Armed Police Force (APF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Thaman Singh BK nearly three years ago.
TIKAPUR, July 19: The locals living in eastern parts of Kailali and western parts of Bardiya have been dependent on Tikapur Hospital for treatment since years. But the hospital which is benefiting the people of both the districts is itself in a miserable state.
PANCHTHAR, July 11: A road accident at Chitre along the Mid-hills Highway on Monday killed one and injured nine people. The jeep, which met with the accident, was half immersed in the muddy road and is said to have veered off the road.
WASHINGTON DC, June 29: Sunita Danuwar, a leading social activist from Nepal has been awarded the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) award provided by US Department of State for her contribution against trafficking.
AMERICA June 27: Harry Bandari of Nepali origin has been elected as a member to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District-8, becoming the first Nepali ever to attain such a political height in the mainstream American politics.
POKHARA, June 18: The Province No 4 State Assembly continues discussions of the budget for fiscal year 2018/19, presented last week by the province government minister for economic affairs and planning Kiran Gurung.
DHANGADHI, June 18: The Province No 7 State Assembly today started deliberations on the statement of estimated income and expenditure (Budget) for fiscal year 2018/19. The provincial government last week presented the budget in the State Assembly.
BANEPA, Jun 1: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has sought a proper guidance from the cooperatives movement to the government when constitution has set its target of developing a socialism-oriented national economy.
On World Toilet Day, a report by WaterAid shows that more than 650 million people in the world do not have access to clean water, and more than 2.3 billion do not have access to a safe, private toilet.
SIRAHA, May 19: Despite being enrolled in school for the last five years, Santoshi Kumari cannot read and write her name. She had joined school when she was five years old and now she is 10. However, the fifth grader was never taught alphabets in school. She admits was not regular to school either.
JANAKPUR, May 11: Locals in the holy city of Janakpur await the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday as the provincial and local governments in coordination with the federal government have given the whole place a total facelift to welcome the visiting dignitaries.
BIRATNAGAR, May 8: A police investigation into the shooting of religious leader Acharya Sriniwas has shown that the controversial godman had used hired guns to shoot him in the hands. Police concluded that Acharya, who has been campaigning to reinstate a Hindu state, plotted the incident to ‘prove there is religious violence in Nepal’.
ALGIERS, April 11: More than 250 people including members of Western Sahara’s Polisario independence movement were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, officials said.
DHARAN, April 5: Winners of beauty pageant ‘Mrs State’ have been felicitated with cash prize in Dharan on Saturday. With an aim to empower women, the pageant was organized on March 10 at Dharan Sabha Griha. Women Birth Group, the organizing team, handed out the prizes to the winners amid a special event held at local Hariyali Ban Samuha's hall.
Depression, anxiety and emotional instability are the common problems faced by every teenager. It will be a lie if I say I do not suffer from these problems. Anyone who states they do not suffer from these factors are either lying or are dead.
KATHMANDU, Mar 23: Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, has pledged to bring a new communications law on the basis National Mass Communications Policy.
DHARAN, Mar 12: Samjhana BK has won the title of first ever Mrs State 1 on Sunday. As many as 35 married women had participated in the competition that was held at Sabha Griha, Dharan on Sunday. The competition was organized by Woman Worth Group.
Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 has now almost become a ritual. We talk about issues women have to face at home and workplaces. We also talk a lot about women’s place in our patriarchal society.
COLOMBO, Mar 6: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.
SIRAHA, Feb 17: A huge number of Nepali population residing in the border areas are obliged to live a wretched life deprived of various state facilities and privileges. The people here don't have access to secondary level education and health facilities.
SIRAHA, Feb 13: A huge number of Nepali population residing in the border areas are obliged to live a wretched life deprived of various state facilities and privileges. The people here don't have access to secondary level education and health facilities.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the UK Minister of State for Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, for increased British investment in Nepal as the country was headed towards economic prosperity with the conclusion of all three levels of elections considered the main basis of constitution implementation.
SIRAHA, Feb 13: The Nepali people living in areas near the country's borders are deprived of various state services and privileges. The people living here don't have access to secondary level education and health facilities.