Malaysia’s record on letting journalists be is a blotted one. This month, authorities have been kept busy intimidating the independent news outlet Malaysiakini, with a seven-member federal court panel agreeing to hear contempt proceedings against its editor-in-chief Steven Gan. Charged under section 114A of the Evidence Act, Gan and his outlet..
In late May and June, following the brutal death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, mass protests against systemic racism took place across the United States and around the world. Floyd’s death followed many previous police killings of unarmed African-Americans who were not behaving violently. Most protests were..
By Dikshya Tiwari, KATHMANDU: Freedom of expression is the backbone of democracy. In constitutional law, it is considered as an..
JAKARTA, (AFP):- The number of coronavirus cases in Indonesia exceeded 75,000 as infections in the two largest hotspots continued to accelerate after the government eased physical-distancing curbs..
By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, WARSAW, Poland (AP):- An exit poll for Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed a race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist..
HONG KONG, (AFP):- Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens queued to cast ballots over the weekend in what the Chinese-ruled city's opposition camp says is a symbolic protest vote against tough..
By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU:- Every other day, news reports of brutalities from police and other security personnel from Chinese and Nepalese side against the Tibetan refugees surface in the media...
NEW DELHI, (PTI):- With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according..
KATHMANDU:- Nepal Central Bank (Nepal Rastra Bank) has directed banks and financial institutions to provide service also on holidays including Saturday effective from tomorrow. The direction means..
KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government has received the commitment of around 36 billion rupees in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the current fiscal year. According to the Ministry of Industry, the commitment of Rs 35.94 billion was received for 213 enterprises until July 5 for the fiscal year 2019/20. The Department of Industry statistics states that..
KATHMANDU:- Bhakta Bahadur Dhakal has been designated as the acting member secretary of National Sports Council (NSC). The Ministry of Youths and Sports on Monday has given the responsibility of acting member secretary to Dhakal. Also the Chief of Sports Division of the Ministry, Dhakal got the responsibility of acting member secretary as per..
KATHMANDU:- Thirteen more Nepalese have died of coronavirus abroad in the past one week. According to Non-Resident Nepali Association's Health Committee, the tally includes fresh deaths from the United Arab Emirates (6), India (5) and one each from Oman and Kuwait. As informed by the Committee, till Saturday evening, 143 Nepalis succumbed to the..
LOS ANGELES: The health committee of the non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has prepared guidelines for general people to use..
Project Syndicate: As you note in your latest PS commentary, the problems exposed by America’s triple crisis of COVID-19, economic recession, and mass protests over racial injustice and police violence are rooted not in President Donald Trump’s failures, as dangerous as they are, but in the country’s “founding conditions.” That is why..
By Birat Anupam, SUNSARI:- Exactly on the same day today 54 years ago, Ram Bahadur Limbu was conferred the prestigious Victoria Cross at the Buckingham Palace of the British monarch. The British Queen had decorated Limbu with the VC on 12 July 1966. After 54 years of this great military achievement, the 85-year-old Limbu is the only surviving..
KATHMANDU:- Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control Division has collected samples from 5,000 people in Kathmandu Valley for PCR test of coronavirus infection. The Division has started..
By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday — but what that means..
The first July day of 2020 in Vienna sow marking the anniversary of Nuremberg Trials with the conference “From the Victory Day to Corona Disarray: 75 years of..