Missing plane yet to be found
The Nepal Airlines plane believed to have crashed in Arghakhanchi district while flying from Pokhara to Jumla has not been found yet. Five teams of Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force from Gulmi and Arghakhanchi have not been able to locate the suspected crash site despite search operations for the past four hours. According to police, a rescue team has left for Murakot after concluding its search operation in Khidim VDC of Arghakhanchi.
Pakistan in favor of resolving Indo-Pak problems through talks: Pakistani ambassador
In the face of ongoing tussle between India and Pakistan over Jammu-Kashmir dispute, Pakistani Ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed today said his country is firm about resolving all problems between the two countries including Kashmir issue through talks. Addressing a program held at Nepal-based Pakistani Embassy on 'Dimension of human rights over Jammu-Kashmir dispute', Javed said India should respect the rights of Kashmir people to self-determination.
Impeachment motion is not related with govt change: UML leader Gyawali
CPN (UML) secretary Pradip Gyawali has said that the impeachment motion against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki, had no connection with change of the government. Speaking in a program organised on the occasion of 23rd anniversary of the 'Chesta Weekly' newspaper, here in Banepa today, leader Gyawali expressed confidence that the Nepali Congress will take a right decision in right time regarding the impeachment motion.
Impeachment motion serves foreign interest: leader Bijukchhe
Nepal Workers and Peasant Party Chairman Narayan Man Bijukchhe has claimed that the impeachment motion was moved against CIAA Chief, Lokman Singh Karki, following a gesture of India. Addressing an annual general meeting of truck entrepreneurs here today, Bijukchhe claimed that the motion was brought to the House, acting upon a gesture of India.
'NC to take decision on impeachment motion in appropriate time'
Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said that his party would not take any decision right now that influences the parliament inquiry into the motion of impeachment moved against CIAA chief, Lokman Singh Karki. Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Union, Dang chapter today, Mahat said the NC will take an official decision on the motion only after the Impeachment Recommendation Committee releases its report.
Badu calls for making statute a document of consensus
Nepali Congress (NC) central leader Dilendra Prasad Badu has said the preparations for amending the constitution were going on positively. Speaking at a press meet organised by Nepal Press Union, Dhanusha here today, Badu sought honesty in political parties to finalise the constitution amendment issues soon.
The #IWalkFreely survey amassed over 1000 responses and an overwhelming 92% of the participants reported they had been harassed on the streets in one form or another. More bleak still, 98% of all women participants stated they had been harassed making this an indisputably gender based issue.
How, in today’s time, is it possible for a ‘Head' of a constitutional body to try tricks used by petty criminals like absconding, avoiding a summon by the court and not letting the notice be pasted at the home address to confuse the process in legal technicalities, and still be seen by our ‘Leaders’ as morally suited for the most powerful post in the country?
A patient's odyssey
“You should not expect much from doctors in Nepal because they choose to stay to serve the country unlike many who fly abroad to study and never come back,” a friend told me to mitigate my frustration. I understand what she meant; I acknowledge all those who choose to serve home but why is it aberrant to expect an ounce of professional ethics from them?
Words of gratitude
Over my daily monotonous commutes, I have realized that Mahanagar Yatayat and Traffic police in the valley deserve our utmost respect.
Let’s change the way we see rape
Feminism can help punish a rapist, but can never control rape. Some say rapists are mentally disturbed people. If this is true, how do we explain gang rape? Can a whole gang be mentally disturbed at the same time? What makes understanding the motive behind rape more difficult is that some rape cases are a result of ‘punishment’ imposed upon the raped by community for ‘violating’ social norms, customs.
For the visually impaired
Coincidentally, I was surfing the internet one day when I recalled those yellow tiles. On Google I typed ‘Odd yellow tiles on the sidewalk’. Instantly trusty Google displayed answers on the screen. I felt a fat smile form on my face as I read. Immediately I was praising Nepalese policymakers.