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Landslides in Taplejung

Landslides in Taplejung district’s Phungling area claimed the lives of four and destroyed many houses

Back-stopping rescue

ICIMOD’s behind-the-scenes help with location and weather information was critical in increasing the reliability of earthquake rescue and relief flights

Making peace with the past

In her seminal book A world of widows, lawyer and a fierce advocate for single women around the world, Margaret Owen, who is a widow herself, writes: ‘… for all women the death of a husband has extra significance because it represents not simply the departure of a partner, protector, and breadwinner, but also heralds a radical change in […]

Rape as a weapon of war

Perpetrators of conflict-era sexual violence walk free as women suffer in silence and fear Gayatri used to study in a secondary school. In 2001, the security forces took her into custody and raped her every night by up to six officers. Nandita was gang raped by soldiers in front of her children. Manorama was raped 11 days […]

Bhote Kosi update

On 9 August, Nepal Army personnel made seven blasts to increase the outflow of Bhote Kosi following last week’s landslide. The inflow of water to the artificial lake created by the landslide was 205 cubic feet per second and the outflow was 210 cubic feet per second, leading to a decrease of 7 cm in depth. […]

New passport troubles

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to halt the process of outsourcing the printing of machine readable passports, in the wake of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s statement that he was forced to award the contract to India to please the coalition parties. Republica writes: Responding to a writ petition filed against the government´s […]

Attack mode

The three women killed by Nepal Army soldiers in Bardiya National Park on 10 March were not poachers as claimed by the army and the defence minister, National Human Rights Commission has said. Republica writes: “A study of the evidence shows that the deceased Devisara BK, Amrita BK and Chandra Kala BK visited Baspani area […]