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Archive for December, 2012


Occupy Baluwatar: Day 4

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) on Monday forwarded corruption charge sheet to  Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) regarding the involvement of director-general and director of Immigration department in Sita’s case, the woman from Bhojpur who was robbed and raped by airport officials. MoHA has suspended three officers at the Department of Immigration […]

Activists protests outside PM residence

For the second day in a row, activists gathered outside the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar to protest against the rising incidents of violent abuse of women and the government’s apathy towards proper investigation. Citing recent cases of violent abuse and subsequent deaths of Shiva Hasmi of Bardiya and Bindu Thakur of Bara, the […]

Bhattarai’s four pillars

Bhattarai’s four pillars Saroj Raj Adhikari in Kantipur, 22 December The opposition has been on a warpath against Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for eight months now, but he refuses to budge. Now, factions within the ruling coalition itself have added pressure on him to step down. His own party has started looking for alternatives to […]

All party meet on Monday

President Ram Baran Yadav has summoned representatives of all parties for a meeting on Monday morning. Earlier in the week, chairmen of the three major parties had met the president to assure him that they would reach consensus before the fifth deadline on Saturday. But with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai adamant to stay in power, contrary […]

El Norte

Saga of Nepali migrants who buy their way half around the world to enter the US through the backdoor

Vandals attack Nagarik offices

Vandals attack Nagarik offices A group of 30 men chanting “Long live Shiv Sena Nepal” attacked the Sundhara offices of Nagarik Daily today. The vandals damaged some furniture and office papers, and left journalist Sudarshan Sapkota injured. The police have since then taken some of them under custody. It is understood that the attack was […]

Party chiefs meet president, but still no agreement

The chairmen of the UCPN(M), NC, and UML met the president at Shital Niwas on Wednesday evening and informed him that they would  come to an agreement before the next deadline expired. After the meeting, Rajendra Dahal, the president’s press adviser told Nepali Times, “They informed the president about the progress made so far, which […]