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Archive for June, 2014


Fish fight

Nepal Army soldiers and locals clashed at Golaghat in western Chitwan on Tuesday evening over fishing dispute. Three soldiers and two locals were injured in the clash. One police personnel was also injured when a police team that went to take the situation under control came under attack, Deputy Superintendent of the Chitwan Police, Shanti […]

Modi Doubles Down on the Neighborhood

Pragmatic politics and economics lead India’s Modi to nuture strong ties close to home Alyssa Ayres in Washington    Foreign policy expert  Leslie Gelb argued in 2010 that “GDP now matters more than force.” Early indications from India’s new government suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi agrees. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decisive win in India’s […]

Finding an Invisible Burma

On Friday the 13th, auspiciously the same evening that Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Kathmandu, Nepali Times hosted “Burmese Days,” a talk on the transition of Burma from military dictatorship to democracy. Writer Emma Larkin and photographer Nic Dunlap shared insights from their work from more than a collective 30 years in […]

Where is Chhori Maiya?

Chhori Maiya Maharjan went to meet Surakshya Singh in Baneswor on 28 February 2012, and was never seen again. It was later revealed that Singh owed Chhori Maiya Rs 5 million. An investigation by the Ministry of Home Affairs says Chhori Maiya was forcefully disappeared, and that there’s strong evidence that Singh was involvement in […]

Burmese Days

On the week that Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting Nepal, the Nepali Times is organising a talk by writer Emma Larkin and photographer Nic Dunlop, who know the country well. The talk, slideshow and discussion, titled ‘Burmese Days’, will be held at Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka at 6PM, Friday June 13. All those interested to […]

2 killed in yarsa dispute (update)

Forty seven year old Thundup Lama Dolpo (pic,below) of Dho-Tarap VDC  in Dolpa district died this morning at Om Hospital in Kathmandu succumbing to injuries after being brutally beaten by police during a yarsa dispute in Dho-Tarap last week. He had sustained deep injury in his chest and lower body after Tuesday’s fight and was […]

Huge turnout at EcoFair

The three-day Nepali Times EcoFair 2014 ended Saturday with overwhelming number of people visiting the 70 stalls exhibiting environmental friendly technologies. An estimated 90,000 visited the exhibition since it opened on Friday, and learnt about everything from solar power to organic agriculture, from rain water harvesting to creating a bicycle-friendly city.Tara Khatri of Sabah Nepal said she found the visitors very […]