Ice Matters: A Meditation on Snow Friday, January 11th, 2019

Most speak of floods in the age of climate change, when the cooked and the roasted take precedence over the snowed in and the freezing, and the parliaments of lost islands shall be convened in the sea. Comparatively cruel fates should never be entertained, but the difference here is worth noting...

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December 8 historic Day in South Asia: PM Deuba Friday, December 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: December 8 is a historic day in South Asia marking the launch of regional cooperation under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), said Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.  Extending warm greetings and best wishes to the fellow citizens and Members States of the..

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The Constitution of Nepal which guarantees people’s supremacy Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Kalika Khadka, KATHMANDU: Today marks the third year of the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal, the first-ever document that was drafted by the people's representatives through the historic Constituent Assembly (CA).  This is the first constitution of the country whose essence is realized..

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Government claims its 100 days successful Friday, September 15th, 2017

Bhismaraj Ojha-CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: The government's 100 days in office have proved meaningful in establishing political stability in the country by increasing the acceptability of the constitution.  At a press conference organised in Singha Durbar Thursday to share information about..

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Why and How to Bring Environmental and Peace Movements Together Saturday, July 29th, 2017

If war were moral, legal, defensive, beneficial to the spread of freedom, and inexpensive, we would be obliged to make abolishing it our top priority solely because of the destruction that war and preparations for war do as the leading polluters of our natural environment. I happened to read a..

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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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Nepal PM to step down by May 24 Sunday, May 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU, (ANI): With the successful conclusion of the first phase of local polls, Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is expected to resign by May 24. "We are in internal discussions and preparations regarding the date for resignation. Prime Minister will resign not later by Wednesday and..

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Robert Reich: The Moral Travesty Of Trumpcare – OpEd Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, and substitute basically nothing. Trumpcare isn’t a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. It’s a transfer from the sick and poor to the rich and healthy. The losers are up to 24 million..

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UDMF agrees to join local polls, local election in two phases Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU: The ruling alliance and agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have reached an agreement to hold the local level elections in two phases following the government readiness to endorse the revised constitution amendment proposal through fast track. Minister for Physical Planning..

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UDMF agrees to participate local election

KATHMANDU: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has agreed to participate upcoming local election after the ruling coalition parties agreed to revise the constitution amendment proposal. The meeting of the coalition parties with the UDMF leaders held on Friday decided to form a..

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6 Madhesi parties in Nepal merge to form Rastriya Janata Party Friday, April 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU, (PTI): Six prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal today merged to form Rastirya Janata Party ahead of the May 14 local elections. The six parties that have merged into a single party include Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadbhawana Party, Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party, Tarai Madhes..

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Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The Mother of All Lies is this: you can fix things by blowing them up. Alcoholics should not drink, and people who cannot watch TV and distinguish it from reality should not watch TV. Donald Trump watches a lot of TV and may very well believe what it teaches, namely that blowing things up solves..

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Over 14 million people eligible to vote in May 14 local poll Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission Nepal (ECN) has finalised the name list of voters regarding the upcoming local-level election scheduled to be held on March 14 this year. According to spokesperson for the ECN, Surya Prasad Sharma, 14,054,482 individuals are eligible to use their franchise in the..

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Nothing can stop May 14 local elections: PM Dahal Thursday, March 30th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Wednesday said nothing can stop the local level elections slated for May 14 and expressed confidence that Madhes-based parties will participate in the polls. Talking to media after returning from his week-long visit to China at the..

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NC forms Central Work Execution Committee Monday, March 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has formed its Central Work Execution Committee one year after the party's general convention. Holding discussions on the first agenda, the central committee meeting started today finalised the name of members for the 'Central Work Execution Committee', said NC..

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Economic Lessons From Everest Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Like many others, I was shocked by recent images showing the size of the queue that formed in May to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, from the Nepalese..