New objections for a ‘No Objection Letter’ – can’t get one before completing grade 12, can’t get one for ‘short’ courses

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology via a circular has said students have to complete grade 12 before going abroad to pursue higher education and that they will not be issuing... Read more »

“Delete your page and we will withdraw the case”- Director Chams to Meme Nepal

The arrest of Pranesh Gautam while raising important questions in the context of ‘freedom of speech’, is also exhibiting severe fault lines of a biased police investigation – despite lack of credible... Read more »
The figure in this image, known only as "tank man," became a symbol of resistance. REUTERS/Arthur Tsang/Files

Every Nepali should know about the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident

30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident evokes different memories in me. To a large extent, the learning of the incident, and the resulting learning of the oppression of the Chinese regime... Read more »

Solukhumbu: Biplab’s police post seizure a rumour, government increases surveillance

The Ministry of Home Affairs has denied reports that claim cadres of Biplab attempted to seize a police station in Solokhumbu district on Sunday night. However, they also said that Biplab’s activities... Read more »

Nepal (mostly) bandh, bombs kill their own in an am/pm timer confusion*, security tightened nationwide

Although Kathmandu residents continue to defy Communist Party of Nepal’s nationwide strike, other parts of the nation are unable to do the same. The strike which is being enforced by the former... Read more »

Sanepa: Truck van collision leaves 2 dead, one critically injured

Two people have died while a third person is battling for life after a truck and a van met with an accident on Friday. The accident occurred at Ring Road, Sanepa around... Read more »

Two arrested for posting ‘undignified’ images of PM Oli and President Bhandari on Facebook

Two people have been arrested for posting distorted images of President Bidhya Bhandari and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. According to the CIB (Central Investigation Bureau), a team made the arrest... Read more »

Angered locals burn 7 tippers after tipper kills 11 y/o girl

At Sundarharaicha, near Birat Chowk of Morang, a tipper has caused the death of a 11 year old girl. She has been identified as Lakshmi Dhakal, the daughter of Lekhnath Dhakal. According... Read more »
Melamchi Water Supply Tunnel. Image: Bijay Subedi

Not sure who fired whom? But sure, Melamchi water not coming soon.

Melamchi was supposed to solve Kathmandu valley’s chronic water shortage.  With the tunneling work complete, and the pipelines being installed in valley homes, it seemed the dreams of receiving Melamchi water was... Read more »
L: Bamjan meditating, R: copy of the memorandum

Bamjan supporters request government to protect their god

As police probe deeper into the alleged reports of four people missing from Bamjan’s (self proclaimed Buddha) ashram, and top media outlets continue to update on the case, supporters of Bamjan have... Read more »