Seto Machhindranath is revered as the ‘Lord of Compassion’
The chariot procession of the Seto (white) Machhindranath deity started on Thursday, April 6 amid tension in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The day marked the start of a four day general strike called by the seven political party alliance.
Ban will be effective within Kathmandu valley
The government of Nepal will ban peaceful public gatherings and assemblies within Kathmandu valley beginning April 5 until further notice. But on April 4, I witnessed a number of incidents in which people were barred from exercising their right to protest peacefully. [...]
One reporter recalls the U.S.-led invasion three years ago
March 20, 2003: The U.S. starts its military strike in Iraq. At that time I was a sub-editor of the Nepali language daily Space Time and my job was to write news and give instructions about the layout to a graphic designer. I was desperately looking for [...]
While observers see lack of mass on opposition parties democracy movement, ‘popocracy’ can still draws enough mass, especially youths.
South Korean climber will lead international team
It’s time to clean up world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest is going to get a spring cleaning.
Investigators now suspect Newcastle virus
Government scientists have confirmed that the death of more than 1,000 chickens at a farm of Nuwakot was not due to bird flu. [...]
For the first time in its history, Nepal’s army on Monday, Feb. 20 commissioned 67 female officers.
The 67 new second lieutenants were able to “pass out” and receive felicitations from the Royal Nepalese Army Academy at Kharipati, Bhaktapur, according to the RNA public relations director.
Traditionally, females were recruited for non-combat services, such as [...]
Nepal has arrested more journalists than any other country worldwide
As scores of political activists and journalists have just been released across the kingdom, Reporters Without Borders has urged the Nepalese government to free seven journalists who are still being held. [...]
Prachanda claims King Gyanendra’s future is exile or trial
For nearly 10 years, he was a mysterious person. Some even doubted his existence, but from this week, Prachanda, Nepal’s elusive guerilla leader, surprised everyone by giving an interview, photographs and even a TV appearance on the BBC. [...]
Valentine’s Day celebration gains adherents among urban dwellers
Happy Valentine's Day sign on door of a restaurant ©2006 Umesh
Nepal is enduring its most difficult period because the ongoing conflict is at its height, but that does not stop the people, especially the young, from celebrating Valentine’s Day, dubbed as “Lover’s Day.” [...]