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Archive for May, 2014


Meeting adjourned

The second meeting of the Legislature Parliament on Friday wa- disrupted due to protests from opposition parties including the UCPN (Maoist) and RPP Nepal. The meeting has been adjourned till 3:00 pm Sunday. At the commencement of the meeting, opposition party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal of UCPN (M) expressed his objection to the non-implementation of […]

“Peace starts at home”

On 15 May, Kesha Kumari Damini received the Norwegian Business for Peace Award in Oslo. In an interview with Marit Bakke, editor of Hamro Patrika (the Norway-Nepal Association’s newsletter), she talked about how she, as a Dalit woman, became a leader and about her devotion to empowering the poor and underprivileged in Nepal. MB: How was it to […]

Chalo Delhi!

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is scheduled to leave for India on 26 May 26 to participate in the oath taking ceremony of the Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. “A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday prepared an itinerary for the PM’s visit to India,” said Dr Minendra Rijal, government spokesperson and Minister for […]

Dogs poisoned near Chitwan

On 15 May 2014 a majority of the dogs in Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park, were poisoned. The person or parties responsible have not been identified yet. According to several reports from eyewitnesses,  poisoned meat was left by the river, and the dogs suffered an inhumane death shortly thereafter. One eyewitness said the bodies of […]

More disagreements

The Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) has decided to express its objections to the Judicial Council (JC) regarding its letter to the committee concerning recommendations of the names for appointment as justices at the Supreme Court. The committee rejected the Judicial Council’s letter, expressing its objections over the wordings of the letter saying that the […]

Curtainraisers in Cannes

Behind glamour, Cannes Film Festival spotlights world’s conflict zones A D McKenzie in CANNES Forget about ‘Grace of Monaco’. Some of the most noteworthy films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival deal with human rights and the fight for press freedom, and they come from directors who have had to overcome financing, censorship or infrastructure difficulties to […]

BHU vs JNU in Nepal

Yubaraj Ghimire in After India’s partition, there was no political entity that protected the interests of India’s Hindus. The Jan Sangh party was formed in 1950 to look after the interests of Hindu refugees from Pakistan, protect Hindu values and to change India from a secular to a Hindu state. Heading it was Shyam Prasad Mukherjee, […]