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Archive for April, 2011


Children prohibited to work in Indian circuses

New Delhi: Citing fundamental rights, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to issue a notification. prohibiting the employment of children in Indian circuses.  “In order to protect the fundamental rights of these children under Article 21 of the Constitution, we direct the Centre to issue suitable notification prohibiting their employment in circuses,” a […]

Solution: petroleum price adjustment

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Executive Director Digambhar Jha has said that the Corporation has not been able to ease the supply of petroleum products due to a drastic cut on its import. Speaking at a program at the Reporters Club on Sunday, Jha said the supply of petroleum products to Nepal has gone down by […]

Women for development

A community building has been recently constructed in Simpani, Bhalamchaur in nothern Lamjung. The road from Simpani to Ghalegaun has also been repaired. These projects were not funded by the government or any international donor agency. The money came from the local Annapurna Women Group, which runs a community vegetable farming. Twenty-five women from the group saved […]

Vaidya to head FNCCI

Suraj Vaidya has been elected the new President of the Federation of Nepali Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) on Wednesday. Vaidya secured 307 votes while his opponent, Ajad Shrestha, obtained 283 votes. Vaidya was the senior vice-president of the FNCCI’s executive committee under Kush Kumar Joshi. Bhawani Rana and Pashupati Murarka from Vaidya’s panel […]

Ministers sworn in

Eleven newly appointed ministers from UML took the oath of office on Wednesday. Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has administered the oath of office to four ministers and seven state ministers at the president’s office in Shital Niwas. Gokarna Bista, who was appointed minister for energy, was not present as he is undergoing treatment at […]

No rule of law: survey

Despite the end of war and elections, Nepal has been held back by political corruption, crime, communal tensions and insufficient resources to establish an effective justice system, according to a survey released recently by the United States Institute for Peace (USIP). The survey, ‘Calling for Security and Justice in Nepal: Citizens’ Perspectives on the Rule […]

Asylum in Iceland

A 23-year-old Nepali woman, Priyanka Thapa, was granted asylum in Iceland on humanitarian grounds after arguing that she would be forced to marry an older man she has never met if deported to Nepal. After a meeting with Icelandic Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson this week the Directorate of Immigration decided to reconsider her […]