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Nepal: fear, debris and shattered lives

Nepal: fear, debris and shattered lives

Khilmaya Gautam, 66, is a heart patient. She cannot walk. Her husband is a diabetic. This old couple of Koteshwore, Kathmandu, who owns a house, spent Saturday night in the open after the earth continued to tremble. They were sleeping under their staircase at their home with their son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. But when […]

Maoists prevent New Constitution

Maoists prevent New Constitution

Prachanda becomes the Spoilsport The Maoists of Nepal, led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda,” has prevented the popularly elected Constituent Assembly (CA) from promulgating the much-awaited democratic constitution, disappointing all the peace loving Nepalese people. The political parties, including the Maoists, had promised to draft and promulgate the new constitution by January 22, 2015 during […]

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Trafficking of women and girls and supplying them in the sex markets of India and other countries is still one of the big social problems in Nepal. In the past, the innocent Nepalese girls and women used to be sold only in the brothels of Mumbai, India. But in recent years, they are taken to […]

Jhola: A Tale Of Cruelty Against Hindu Women

Jhola: A Tale Of Cruelty Against Hindu Women

A movie revealing wicked custom of Nepali suttee Jhola(Bag), a Nepali movie based on the cruel Sati system that was abolished 95 years ago from Nepal, became the first hit of 2014 in the movie theatres across Nepal. Released in the first week of February, the movie was drawing a huge crowd of movie-goers by […]

Media and peace in Asia

Media and peace in Asia

AJA Nepal’s Lumbini Conference empowering journalists The “Lumbini International Conference on Media and Peace” organized by the Asia Journalist Association(AJA) Nepal Chapter concluded on March 8, 2014 by issuing a 12-point Lumbini Declaration. AJA reaffirmed in the declaration its commitment for press freedom, media rights, safety and better work conditions for journalists and citizens’ right […]

A million Hindus throng Shivaratri Festival

A million Hindus throng Shivaratri Festival

Thousands of Hindus from both Nepal and India thronged the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to observe the festival of Maha Shivaratri by offering worship to Lord Shiva, one of the three main Gods of Hindus, on February 27. As the name suggests, it is the night (ratri) of Lord Shiva and the devotees offer […]

Nepal’s PM Koirala expands cabinet

Sixteen days after he was elected to the top executive post, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting two deputy prime ministers, 16 ministers and one state minister. Row between the two large parties–Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist and Leninist (CPN-UML)– of the hung Constituent Assembly […]

18 killed in a plane crash in western Nepal

A twin otter aircraft belonging to the Nepal Airlines (NA) that went missing with 15 passengers and three crew members on board Sunday afternoon was found crashed in a Jungle in Arghakanchi district in western Nepal killing all on board on Monday morning.   A group of local youths who had reached the jungle to […]

Sushil Koirala elected Nepal’s new PM

Sushil Koirala elected Nepal’s new PM

Septuagenarian Sushil Koirala was elected new Prime Minister of Nepal on February 2, 2014. Koirala, the president of Nepali Congress and its parliamentary party leader Sushil Koirala was elected to the new prime minister by mustering 73 per cent votes in the 601-member parliament cum Constituent Assembly. Nepali Congress is the largest party in the […]

Excavation likely to locate Kapilavastu, the ancient Shakya kingdom in Nepal

The ongoing excavation in Tilaurakot, the capital of ancient Shakya kingdom, is likely to prove with scientific evidences that the palace of king Suddhodhana was in Kapilvastu of Nepal. Lord Buddha was born to Shakya king Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu some 2600 years ago. At a time when a section of Indian scholars have been claiming […]

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