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War Is A Lie: What Your Taxes Buy
By David Swanson
No money for people, yet always money for war


We want result-oriented talks
- Laxman Lal Karna, Sadbhawana Party Co-Chai


Pop star Kesha releases first single after label dispute
LOS ANGELES, (REUTERS): Pop star Kesha released her first new music in three years on Friday after losing a legal bid earlier this month to scrap her recording contract with Sony Music and producer Dr. Luke, whom the singer had accused of sexual assault. Kesha, 29, teamed up with DJ Zedd on the..


International Karate Championship in the offing
KATHMANDU: The 2nd International Karate Championship is taking place in Nepal from May 19 – 21. In the tournament to be organized by Nepal Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Branch Dojo Samakhusi, six South Asian countries will be participating including Nepal. The tournament will see athletes compete for 28..

Nation & Society

All party meeting discusses to make monsoon session parliament effective
KATHMANDU: The meeting of the major parties represented in the parliament today held discussions on making the upcoming monsoon session of the parliament effective. The meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar suggested the government to make the session effective,..


We want result-oriented talks, says Laxam Lal Karna
KATHMANDU: Sadbhawana Party Co-Chairman Laxman Lal Karna said that the protesting parties were seeking for result-oriented talks with the government. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club today, he complained that the government invited them only for talks, but..


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China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING, (AP): China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo’s visiting foreign minister that there could be “no ambiguity or vacillation” in meeting Beijing’s demands over historical interpretation,..
China Passes Law Bringing Foreign NGOs Under Police Control
In a move rights activists say is aimed at "strangling" the country's embattled civil society, China's parliament on Thursday approved a new law that will require overseas rights groups and other nongovernmental organizations to submit to police..


  • In ‘Forced Exile’, No Plans To Leave UK: Vijay Mallya To Financial Times
    LONDON, (REUTERS): Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya wants a "reasonable" settlement with creditor banks to his defunct airline, he said in an interview in London published by the Financial Times on Friday. Mallya, 60, flew first class from Delhi to London on March 2 at a time when the Indian government and mainly state-controlled banks are trying to..


The Science of Killing Has Become an Impractical Instrument of Political Domination
By Nicolas Davies
Surveying the U.S.’s imminent defeat in Vietnam in his 1972 book, Roots of War, Richard Barnet observed, “…at the very moment the number one nation has perfected the science of killing, it has become an impractical instrument of political..
Sue Saudi for 9/11 and U.S. for all its wars
By David Swanson
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say that allowing family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its complicity in that crime would set a terrible precedent that would open the United States up to lawsuits from..



Plunging costs fuel safety fears on the world’s highest peak
KATHMANDU, (AFP): After 17 years of helping climbers reach the roof of the world, Argentinian Damian Benegas won’t be returning to Everest this year, frozen out of the business by cheaper and some say dangerous operators. “It’s impossible to..
On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace
By KARIN LAUB, EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness..



  • Europe recouping losses, Asia muted after Belgian attacks
    TOKYO, (AP): European share prices appeared headed to recoup losses that had followed the deadly bombings in Belgium, while Asian stock indexes mostly fell, although moderately, on Wednesday in cautious trading. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 recovered 0.6 percent in early trading to 4,456.18. Germany's DAX edged up 0.7 percent to 10,057.43...

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War Is A Lie: What Your Taxes Buy

Remarks prepared for April 14 eventin Bellingham, Wash. I believe that people in the United States often tend to have a particular hatred for taxes for three reasons above all others, but that many..
Their Mouths Are Moving, or How Can You Tell a Politician Is Lying About War?
Someone asked me to find war lies during the past few years. Perhaps they had in mind the humanitarian pretenses around attacking Libya in 2011 and Iraq in 2014, or the false claims about..
Guinness Book of Warmongering
My son left a 2015 Guinness Book of World Records lying around. It's largely a mix of athletic feats, extravagant spending, freakish body conditions and diseases, and people who do dumb..


Five arrested for abducting Nepalese man Krishna Gurung, Rescued by Greek police
ATHENS: Five suspected members of a criminal ring alleged to have kidnapped a 23-year-old Nepalese national Krishna Gurung last month and kept him for weeks in an apartment in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Thursday on charges of abduction and causing grievous bodily harm. Krishna Gurung, Chainpur Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal was..

Life Style

Nepal honours mountaineers on Manaslus Diamond Jubilee

KATHMANDU, (PTI): Nepal today honoured six mountaineers, including three foreigners, to mark the diamond jubliee celebration of the first ascent to Mt Manaslu and Lhotse. President Bidya Devi..
Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government
NEW YORK, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the..
Nepal to mobilise over 1,300 engineers to rebuild houses
KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to mobilise over 1,300 engineers this week as part of the post-quake reconstruction campaign, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Wednesday. "We are entering..


'Dai is a symbol for generations who fight for human rights.'
About four months ago dozens of Vietnamese police arrested dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai as he was on his way to meet with representatives of the European Union, which had just held a bilateral dialogue with Vietnam in Hanoi on human rights. The arrest on charges of “propaganda against the state” came a week after masked assailants beat him..

Business & Economy

South Asia clothing industry can employ millions more women, boost growth: World Bank

MUMBAI, (REUTERS): South Asia’s clothing and textiles industry can create millions of jobs for the region’s working-age women, boosting economic growth and helping improve children’s health and..
Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus
TOKYO, (AP): Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy — apart from zero-interest loans..
Global stocks mixed ahead of central bank meetings
SEOUL, South Korea, (AP): Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings later this week. Commodity prices ran out of steam,..


Nepal Marks Anniversary of Quake That Killed Nearly 9,000

KATHMANDU, (AP): People gathered Sunday at the remains of a historic tower in Nepal's capital that collapsed in a devastating earthquake a year ago, as Nepalese held memorial services to mark the..
Nepal marks anniversary of devastating earthquake
KATHMANDU, (AP): Government officials, diplomats and ordinary people gathered at the remains of a fallen iconic tower in the Nepal Capital on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a devastating..
Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors
KATHMANDU: It seems that there is complete absence of governance, forget good governance. There is still a short supply of essential fuel including cooking gas even months after the..

Food & Relegion

The Story of Momos: What Makes This Tibetan Dumpling So Popular?
By Hoihnu Hauzel
Have you ever wondered about the journey of momo? Come to think of it, the momo has probably travelled the farthest of all foods. That, it is now quite at home on the streets of Delhi, as it is comfortable at posh five-star eateries, only confirms..
8 Recipes for A Perfect Easter Meal
Easter is celebrated worldwide as a day of resurrection of Christ. Easter Sunday is the oldest and one of the most important festivals in Christianity that celebrates the rise of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion which is commemorated on Good..




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