The Nobel peace laureate and leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy is scheduled to visit Nepal on June 14-15, a highly placed source told THT. Continue reading
Around 200 monks in Palitana — one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains — had gone on the hunger strike four days ago demanding a total ban on sale of eggs and meat, and strict implementation of the law against illegal slaughter in the town. They called off their agitation after assurances from the government. Continue reading
KATHMANDU: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), in expressing serious concerns over the proposed Contempt of the Court Bill.
In a statement released on Monday, June 23, the IFJ said the bill, registered on June 9 in the Legislature Parliament by the government, defines contempt of court including obstructing the implementation of justice delivery, influencing a sub judicial matter, insulting the judgment of a court and recording of the activities within a courtroom without judges’ permission. Continue reading
He has narrowly escaped three avalanches and seen a dozen of his friends perish on the icy Himalayan slopes. Continue reading
THIMPHU BHUTAN: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh recently ended his eight day mission to Bhutan, noting that “educating for ‘Education for Gross National Happiness’ (GNH) is an important way to achieving the objectives set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Continue reading
KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) leadership is likely to face immense pressure from the district presidents tomorrow to decide in favour of a constituent assembly which they claim is the best possible way to end the problems facing the country.
A majority of the NC district presidents today challenged party president Girija Prasad Koirala’s statement against an “immediate decision” on constituent assembly. Continue reading
COMMENT, KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal has ratified various international human rights resolutions and conventions that pledge for welfare of children and prohibition of child labour, slavery and bondage. Continue reading
KATHMANDU: The opposition parties today ended their protest in the Parliament after the government expressed commitment to implement the four-point deal reached between the major parties on December 24. Continue reading