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Are Marxist Antiwar Meetings Anti-Science? Monday, June 19th, 2017

In the United States you can attend a local “peace and justice” group meeting in almost any city and find people generally open to any new way of thinking or evidence of success that could help advance the causes of peace or justice. But if you go to too academic a “peace studies” event..

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NRNA USA 2017-19 elections to be held on July 21-23

Purushottam, Dhakal, LOS ANGELES: The Election Commission, (EC) of Non Resident Nepali Association National Coordination Council, (NRNA-USA) has decided to hold the 2017-19 elections and fixed the online poll date as July 21-23. The Election Commission of Non Resident National Coordination..

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Rose Lama crowned 2nd Miss Nepal California-2017

San Francisco, CA: Rose Lama has won the title of 2nd Miss Nepal California-2017 as she surpassed other 10 contestants at the beauty pageant grand finale held in San Francisco last night. The beauty contest was organized by the Chahal Pahal production at the Hotel Hilton Union square,San Francisco..

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Untrump the World — It Won’t Self-Impeach Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Did you hear about Trump calling up the mayor of Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay and telling him that, contrary to all appearances, his island is not sinking? I want to focus on one element of this story, namely that the guy believed what he was told, rather than what he saw. Did you hear..

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Women’s competitive ability has improved: President Bhandari Saturday, June 17th, 2017

GENEVA: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday said women's political participation in Nepal has seen an extensive improvement after they were provided with reservation under positive discrimination as compared to full competitive participation. At a programme hosted by Nepali Ambassador to..

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Nepal delays polls in flashpoint province

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal postponed local elections in one flashpoint province on Thursday in an attempt to appease a party representing the country's Madhesi minority that had threatened to boycott the polls. It is the latest in a series of delays to the country's first local elections in 20 years,..

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Leftism’s Moment Thursday, June 15th, 2017

For the past many years and for many years to come, “extremism” has been unacceptable in U.S. politics. One must be in favor of more fossil fuel pipelines under certain strict conditions, not against them entirely. That would be extreme. The moment when extremism becomes acceptable, or ceases..

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Nepal to deport Everest climber after illegal Tibet crossing Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Wednesday it would deport a Polish climber who illegally entered the country by crossing from Tibet at the summit of Mount Everest. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, climbed the world's highest peak in May from the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side..

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RJPN strike evokes mixed response in southern Nepal districts Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The general strike called today by Rastriya Janata Party Nepal to press for the demands of citizenship and re-demarcation of the provincial boundary evoked mixed response in the country's Madhesi-dominated Southern districts. Madhesi parties in Nepal are divided over participating in..

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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal Monday, June 12th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in Nepal, had successful heart surgery Monday, doctors said. Doctors at Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital in Kathmandu said Sobhraj, 73, was recovering in the cardiac care unit. Sobhraj has been in a Nepal..

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445 climbers reach Mount Everest this spring: Nepal

By Shirish B Pradhan, KATHMANDU: A total of 445 climbers have reached the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, this spring season which ended on May 31, the Nepal government said. Of them 190 were foreigners, 223 mountain guides and 32 fee paying Nepalese climbers, according to Department..

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Dear Young People Who Laugh at Climate Deniers Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Laughter is a wonderful thing. It’s hard to get too much of it. But there may be something even more valuable — something that you may be better able to grasp than some of your elders. When you’re able to see a failure in others, it can be an opportunity to spot other similar failures —..

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French ‘bikini killer’ to have heart surgery in Nepal Friday, June 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A notorious French criminal who earned the nickname "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s, was in a Nepali hospital Friday, where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery, sources said. Charles Sobhraj, 73, who is currently serving a life..

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Can Nepal’s New Prime Minister Avert a Crisis?

The newly elected prime minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress, has a host of challenges ahead, most prominently holding the second round of local level elections later this month, as well as provincial and parliamentary elections within eight months. Additionally, foreign..

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Nepal: Guarded Progress – Analysis Thursday, June 8th, 2017

On May 14, 2017, after an interregnum of 20 years, the first round of local level elections were conducted in 34 Districts of Province Nos. 3, 4 and 6, to elect representatives in 283 local level institutions, including four metropolitan cities, one sub-metropolitan city, 92 municipalities and 186..

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Nepal’s Crumbling Manufacturing Sector – Analysis Monday, June 5th, 2017

  During the eighties, Nepal experienced some optimistic moments in manufacturing sector; Nepalese woolen carpet shops across the streets of Frankfurt and other European cities were subject of major attraction. Nepalese garment export to USA was contending with other major garment exporters..

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Murder in Suburbia Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A teenage girl from my hometown in Northern Virginia, a girl identified most prominently as a Muslim, has reportedly been murdered with a baseball bat. We do not know..