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Punishment is Violent and Counterproductive
By Robert J. Burrowes


“Clinton Holds Lead Over Trump Among Nepali American Voters”
- Bhakta Thapa, President, Shree Pashupatinath Foundation, Los Angeles


5 actresses to star in benefit ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’
NEW YORK, (AP): A one-night-only benefit performance of the play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” seems to really suit Rosie O’Donnell, Carol Kane, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lucy DeVito and Natasha Lyonne. The five actresses have signed up to help the 92nd Street Y on Feb. 5 by performing the play by..


Southgate backs ‘hugely influential’ England captain Rooney
LONDON, (REUTERS): Captain Wayne Rooney remains a “hugely influential” presence in the England dressing room despite losing his starting spot at his club Manchester United and the national side, interim manager Gareth Southgate has said. Rooney was dropped from the starting team for..

Nation & Society

Foreign Minister Mahat off to New Delhi
KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat left here on Wednesday for New Delhi to take part in a ministerial-level meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission to be held there on Thursday. Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj is leading the Indian delegation to the..


Impeachment motion plot to shadow Madhes issues: Nepal Sadbhavana Party
KATHMANDU: Nepal Sadbhavana Party has accused the big political parties of shadowing Madhes issues by registering impeachment motion at the Legislature-Parliament. Meeting of the federal working committee of the party on Monday concluded that the government was quite indifferent to the amendment..

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Emerging World


Rights Groups Slam China's Record Ahead of U.N. Council Vote
Prominent rights activists and campaigners have called on democratic members of the United Nations to block China's re-election on Friday for another two-year term on its Human Rights Council. The New York-based Human Rights Watch cited China as a..
China's Army Veterans Face Backlash Following Mass Beijing Protests
Thousands of Chinese army veterans face a backlash from law enforcement agencies after being sent home from mass protests in Beijing last week, as the ruling Chinese Communist Party tries to tamp down what it sees as a major threat to social..


  • China defends Pakistan after “mother-ship of terrorism” comment
    BEIJING, (REUTERS): China sprang to long-time ally Pakistan’s defence on Monday after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of BRICS nations. Modi’s remarks to a meeting of leaders from BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – escalated his diplomatic drive to..


Punishment is Violent and Counterproductive
By Robert J. Burrowes
Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish 'enemies'. And, according to some, God punishes..
Next door Nepal: Top-down secularism
Constitution delinks religion from politics without engaging the people.
By Yubaraj Ghimire, KATHMANDU: In Nepal, if the recent BRICS summit in Goa is being discussed at all, it’s solely for the “chance meeting” that heads of the Nepali, Chinese and Indian governments had in a hotel lobby. Chinese President Xi..



Visitors up in Langtang-Gosaikunda
Dhunche (Rasuwa): The number of tourists visiting the popular tourist destination in the country, Langtang-Gosaikunda hinterland, is increasing notably these days. According to officiating Chief Conservation Officer of the Langtang National Park,..
Spanish trekker, 3 Nepalese guides killed in Nepal landslide
KATHMANDU, (AP): Officials say a Spanish trekker and three Nepalese guides were killed and six other people were injured when they were hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Nepal's northern mountains. Government administrator Narayan..


  • Ncell transfers Rs 9.97 billion to the government
    KATHMANDU: Ncell a private telecom company in Nepal, transferred Rs 9.97 billion to the state coffers, as per the instructions issued by the government to pay applicable capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal. The amount deposited today, as per Ncell, is 15 per cent of the gains made by TeliaSonera while selling Ncell to Malaysian telecom giant,..

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American Journey

Big relief for Nepalese immigrants In the US: Homeland Security extends TPS

Purushottam Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: Thousands of Nepalese immigrants, uncertain of their legal status in the US before 24 December, 2016, received some good news on Tuesday: They won’t face..
Luna makes it big in the U.S.
NEW YORK: A Nepali rights activist Luna Ranjit has made a name for herself in the United States, as the New York City Mayor Office has observed September 28 as Luna Ranjit Day in honor of..
Everything happens for a Reason :: By Anusha Karki
On Tuesday the 8th of July, I was born in Biratnagar, Nepal. For few years, I was raised by my grandparents Naranath Prasai and Rewati Maya Prasai with the help of my aunts while my mom..


Man arrested on charge of murdering mother
GULMI: Police arrested a man accused of murdering his elderly mother from Dibrung VDC-2 in Gulmi on Friday. Local resident Bir Bahadur Kaucha, 41, has been charged with murdering his mother Moti, 71, with a spade on Wednesday night while she was sleeping in her home. A team from the Area Police Office, Shantipur, on a tip off, arrested Kaucha on..

Life Style

Nepalese celebrate Vijaya Dashami today

KATHMANDU: The biggest cultural and religious festival of Nepalese, Vijaya Dashami, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday, on the 10th day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashwin as per..
Over 2 million leave Capital for Dasain celebration
KATHMANDU: As many as 2.2 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley by road to be home in time and join their families for the Dasain celebration as of Saturday evening. The Federation..
Women in Poland strike to protest proposal for abortion ban
WARSAW, Poland, (AP): Polish women donned black, waved black flags and took to Poland's streets on Monday, boycotting their jobs and classes as part of a nationwide strike waged to protest..


Everything happens for a Reason :: By Anusha Karki
On Tuesday the 8th of July, I was born in Biratnagar, Nepal. For few years, I was raised by my grandparents Naranath Prasai and Rewati Maya Prasai with the help of my aunts while my mom was finishing her N.I.S Diploma Course in Athletics in Kolkata, India which our family is very proud of while my dad was working to provide us shelter and..

Business & Economy

Nepal and China sign consumer right protection agreement

KATHMANDU: Minister for Supplies, Deepak Bohara, and visiting Chinese Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Zhang Mao, today held talks at former's office in the capital..
Nepal can benefit from Chinese economic progress: Chinese Minister Zhang
KATHMANDU: Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi, and Chinese Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Zhang Mao, today held bilateral talks at the former's..
India tightens security at Nepal-India border
BIRGUNJ: India has ramped up security at the no-man's land and the transit points along the Nepal-India border here following its increasing hostilities with Pakistan. Indian security..


A self-made brand-name called Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar

By Kishor Panthi, NEW JERSY: A village girl born in a poor family of Taklung village in Gorkha district, Nepal has come across several ups and downs in her life and finally she has now a distinct..
UNLAWFUL IMMIGRANTS: Border-crossing alone won’t bring American dream true
Bijaya Ghimire, COLORADO: Illegal immigration to the United States of America through Mexico has triggered heated national debate in the US these days. Republican frontrunner and business..
'Lost Between Both Worlds': Why Afghan Sikhs, Hindus Are Leaving 'Home'
KABUL, (REUTERS): On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would..

Food & Relegion

Beyond Hummus: 9 Popular Arabic Foods You Must Try
By Anoothi Vishal
The question of who exactly are the Arabs and what exactly is their cuisine is a question simpler to ask than answer. The Arab identity is a complex notion. Politically speaking, the "Arab world" connotes the 22 Arabic speaking nations of the Arab..
Dark chocolates reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease?
Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the doctors’ recommendation to indulge a little, as researchers have found, a dark chocolate bar daily could reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. glucose level blood..




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