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Charlottesville to Keep Only Non-Racist War Monuments Monday, August 21st, 2017

Under the new policy just announced in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city will be taking down all but the non-racist war monuments and memorials in all of its public spaces. Three monuments to the Confederate war, fought to maintain slavery — those of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and a..

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FNJ elections conclude

KATHMANDU: Voting for the new leadership of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has concluded.  The voting started at 10 am today ended at 4 pm. Of the total 1,508 voters, a total of 1,449 votes were cast in the elections, said the Election Committee Coordinator Chiranjivi Khanal. The..

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Bannon Out At White House, But His Legacy Remains – OpEd Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Justice is a process, not a human resources decision. Let’s keep our focus on the root of the problem, not just what blooms. The firing of Steven Bannon should be claimed as a peoples’ victory, a win for the resistance movement that has continued to make clear that we will not accept white..

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How War Pollutes the Potomac River

The Pentagon’s impact on the river on whose bank it sits is not simply the diffuse impact of global warming and rising oceans contributed to by the U.S. military’s massive oil consumption. The U.S. military also directly poisons the Potomac River in more ways than almost anyone would..

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Where does Nepal’s climate budget go? Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Krishna Sapkota, KATHMANDU: A least developed, mountainous and land-locked country – is globally ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries due to adverse impact of climate change. This ranking is also justified in the fact that in recent years, the country has witnessed recurring climate..

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Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017

The people of Durham , N.C., have the right idea. Not only have they taken down a Confederate war statue themselves, but they’ve lined up en masse to turn themselves in for that crime, overwhelming the so-called justice system. The people of Wunsiedel, German, have the right idea. They’ve..

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White Supremacy Carries More Than A Tiki Torch – OpEd Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Our president has no trouble naming his enemies — CNN, Rosie O’Donnell, Nordstrom, immigrants, Muslims, the all-women version of Ghostbusters, etc. etc. But when it comes to violent white supremacists, his passive streak is impossible to miss. When neo-Nazis and Klansmen incited a riot in..

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Am I an American Supremacist? Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

As most everyone knows, white supremacists descended upon my city of Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend, and chaos, violence and tragedy ensued. I’ve been thinking since then about the concept of supremacy and how odious it is–as if one race were purer and better than another, as if one..

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Dr KC postpones fast-onto-death strike Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC, who was on a fast-unto-death, postponed his strike today. Today was the 23rd day since he began his strike. Senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr KC was on his 11th hunger strike, demanding overall reforms in the country's..

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111 people so far killed in landslide and flood

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that a total of 111 people have so far lost their lives in recent landslides and floods in Tarai-Madhes district including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Saptari, Rautahat, Kalali, Parsa, Banke and Dang.  Briefing today's meeting of the..

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Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville Monday, August 14th, 2017

1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and much appreciated. That people can watch TV news about..

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Govt talks team appeals to Dr KC to end hunger strike

KATHMANDU: The talks team formed by the government to hold dialogue with agitating Orthopaedist Dr Govinda KC has urged KC to end the hunger strike.  The team has appealed to Dr KC to end the fast-unto-death saying that it was responsibility of all to safeguard the lives of citizens by deploying..

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600 tourists trapped in Sauraha due to flooding

KATHMANDU: Approximately 600 tourists stranded due to flooding in Sauraha in the district are awaiting rescue operation, authorities said. Swollen Rapti and Budhirapti rivers have inundated many hotels in the tourist destination, and efforts were on to move the trapped tourists staying in the..

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Each family of deceased to be provided Rs 200,000

KATHMANDU: The emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, on Sunday decided to provide Rs 200,000 to each family of those killed in the floods in various parts of the country.  Emerging from the meeting, Minister for Information and..

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29 die from water-induced disasters in past 24 hours Saturday, August 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Twenty-nine people have lost their lives to floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the different parts of the country in the past 24 hours. The Home Ministry updates show that seven were killed in Sunsari, four each in Jhapa and Sindhili, three each in Morang,..

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Why are all those Racists so Terrified? Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because..