Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. The quake killed 9,000 people and..

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Quake-stricken desperately waiting for government aid Sunday, February 12th, 2017

DHADING: Chandra Bahadur Chepang's house at Simthali of Mahadevsthan VDC – 2 collapsed during the earthquake, but he is yet to receive housing reconstruction grant. He had shown his demolished house to a team of technical experts dispatched by the government but the team did not mention his..

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Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses Friday, February 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): The commission investigating deaths and abuses during Nepal’s communist insurgency received a one-year extension Thursday after being unable to finish its work on thousands of claims and complaints collected from victims and their families. The Truth and Reconciliation..

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US-bound Bhutanese refugees left in limbo in Nepal Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

JHAPA, (AFP): Kalimaya Magar had given away most of her belongings as she prepared to leave the refugee camp in Nepal for a new life in the United States. But after more than two decades of waiting, her departure — originally scheduled for this week — was cancelled in an instant after US..

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U.S. designates Osama bin Laden son as terrorist Saturday, January 7th, 2017

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK, (ANS): The U.S. Department of State has declared Hamza bin Laden, a 27-year-old son of former al-Qaida chieftain Osama bin Laden as a terrorist. In an announcement on Thursday, the Department of State has designated Hamza bin Laden as a Specially Designated Global..

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Mahottari locals join hands with Dhurmus and Suntali Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: In a benevolent gesture, many people and organisations from Mahottari have rolled up their sleeves to help artist couple Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire to build houses for the people of the marginalised Musahar community in the district. They have donated money ranging from Rs..

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Nepal Moves From One Year of Living Dangerously to the Next Monday, January 2nd, 2017

By Biswas Baral, KATHMANDU: The year that started with the blockade of the India-Nepal border by Madhesi protestors ended with the obstruction of Nepal’s national parliament. At the start of 2016, the Madhes-based parties, as a part of their protest against the newly-promulgated constitution,..

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Asylum seekers receive two years work permit in the US Monday, November 7th, 2016

LOS ANGELES: Bringing a change in its previous policy in favor of asylum seekers, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the period of work permit from one year to two years. According to a USCIS statement, the new policy would be effective from October..

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A self-made brand-name called Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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 identity of her name: Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar. Dr. Pariyar is recognized not only by Nepalis but also..

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Nepal-US hold second TIFA council meeting Friday, June 17th, 2016

Washington D.C.: The second U.S.-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council Meeting has affirmed that the bilateral trade and investment relationship has great potential and could be realized through adoption of enabling policies.  The meeting was co-chaired by United States Trade..

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Will Oli’s stubbornness pays ?? Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Dev Prakash Tripathi, KATHMANDU: There has been some degree of silence against Nepal Prime Minister’s move when KP Oli called on the opponents and the criticizing leaders to support him saying only he can take stands against India. Oli’s remark has also kept his opponents flexing muscle for..

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Nepal: 9-Point Deal Undermines Transitional Justice Friday, May 13th, 2016

NEW YORK: Nepal’s leading political parties should not bargain away justice for victims of serious human rights abuses as part of an agreement to form a new coalition government, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International said today. A new..

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Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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 crippling blockade ended while Kathmandu continues to reel under black marketeering. On the other hand, the..

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