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What the Israel-UAE ties mean to China, Pakistan and Iran?

Fresh news few hours of posting the story: Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel, in a US-brokered deal that Palestinian leaders denounced as “another treacherous stab to the Palestinian cause”, reports Al Jazeera a couple of hours ago.  Donald Trump, the president of the United States, announced the deal on Twitter on F...

Educational Policy of the DPRK and Its Future

The people who visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea say that the country has a bright and optimistic future. They take its educational policy as an example. The country introduced universal primary compulsory education, the first of its kind in the East, in 1956 and then universal compulsory secondary education and universal free education in 1958 and 1959, respectively.&nbs...

RELIGION BASED HATRED

ALI SUKHANVER---  All Muslims are not the Pakistanis and every Pakistani is not a Muslim; this is a very important point the world around is continuously ignoring. It must be kept in mind that the Muslim community all over the world could not be held responsible for the misdoings of every individual Muslim and in the same way the whole Pakistani nation could not be criticized for the cr...

National Emblem of the DPRK

The national emblem of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt Paektu and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a red ribbon bearing the inscription The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The emblem, instituted with the founding of the DPRK in September...

What Do We Know about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was founded on September 9, 1948. During these 72 years, it has been turned from a backward colonial agrarian country into a dignified, powerful socialist country, drawing great attention of the international community. Its features can be seen from various angles. A Country of Independence The DPRK is recognized as a “country of independe...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New York's NHP-GCP School District, starting 2021

Hindus want schools in New Hyde Park-Garden City Park (NHP-GCP) School District in New York to stay closed on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021.   They are thus urging Jennifer Kerrane and Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Board President and Superintendent respectively of NHP-GCP School District headquartered in New Hyde Park, to adopt Diwali as an official holiday on ...

KIM JONG UN

MAKING SELFLESS, DEVOTED EFFORTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE IS THE MODE OF EXISTENCE AND SOURCE OF INVINCIBLE MIGHT OF THE WORKERS’ PARTY OF KOREA Speech Delivered at the Military Parade and Public Procession of the Pyongyang Citizens Held in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea October 10, Juche 104 (2015) Heroic office...

सैनिक आँखाबाट: चीन र भारतको सीमा झगडा

 डा. प्रेमसिंह बस्न्यात, नेपाली सेनाका पूर्व जनरल नेपाली सेनाका पूर्वजनरल डा. प्रेमसिंह बस्न्यातले अाफ्नाे फेसबुक पेजमा पाेष्ट गर्नुभएको विचार हाल चीन र भारतबीच सीमाक्षेत्रमा जारी तनाव सम्बन्ध महत्त्व राख्ने महशुस गरेर जस्ताको त्यस्तै हामीले साभार गरेका छाैं। सं. १. भारतको आन्तरिक एकता बलियो छैन। नर्थ इस्ट फ्रन्टियरका करीब ७, सिक्किम, पन्जाब, हैदराबाद, कास्मिर + जम्बु आदी राज्यहर...

Intolerant India targets actor Amir Khan

Intolerant India targets actor Amir Khan N. P. Upadhyaya; Kathmandu: Secular turned Hindu republic India under PM Modi has now to resolve whether it is scared of the film actor Mr. Amir Khan or the Turkish nation under President Erdogan? Or is it that an ordinary Khan from Mumbai’s film world has shaken the entire edifice of the Indian republic born in 1947 after the British left India voluntarily? India aw...

Hindus urge Houston Ballet to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging Houston Ballet to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its “2020-2021 Season”, which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Houston Ballet, nation’s fifth largest ballet company which claimed to be an “anti-racist organization...

कोरियाली जनताको ७२औ राष्ट्रिय दिवस

सेप्टेम्बर ९, २०२० मा मैत्रीपुर्ण कोरियाली जनताले आफ्नो ७२औ राष्ट्रिय दिवस धुमधामले  मनाउदै छन्।           १९२६ मा राष्ट्रवादी देशभक्त युवाहरु द्वारा स्थापित "साम्राज्यवाद - मुर्दावाद !" संगठनको स्थापना पछिको दुइ दशक लामो तर अत्यन्त कठिन ससत्र संघर्ष पछि राष्ट्रपति किम इल सुङ्ग ले जापानी सैनिक कब्जाबाट कोरियालाई मुक्ति दिलाए पश्चात&...

Canton City Council in Illinois to open with Hindu mantras on September 15

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Canton City Council (Illinois) on September 15, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via Zoom before Canton City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sans...

ANOTHER ABROGATION AWAITED

ALI SUKHANVER-----The mystery of brutal murder of 11 members of a Pakistani Hindu migrant family in India’s Jodhpur district is still unsolved. This horrible incident took place on 9th of August 2020. Most of the people in the neighborhood are of the opinion that this innocent family was murdered just because it belonged to Pakistan. Analysts are pointing their fingers to the bitter reali...

कोरोना र आगो उस्तै उस्तै

गंगा दहाल--- कोरोना र आगो उस्तै रहेछ । आगोले डढाउँछ र मार्छ, कोरोनाले गलाउँछ र मार्छ । दुबै महामारीबाट बच्ने र बचाउने समय हो यो । महाभूकम्प आयो, त्यसपछि बाढी र पहिरोले पनि हामीलाई धेरै थिच्यो, जनधनको ठूलै नोक्सानी भयो । अव कोरोना महामारी फैलिएको छ, सरकारको कमजोरी, नागरिकको असावधानीका कारण कोरोना भाइरस समुदायमा पसिसक्यो । फैलिसक्यो । यसकारण यो समय सरकारको गम्भीरता, नागरिकको संचेतनाको मिलाप...

Can This Circle Be Squared?

Despite projecting an outward image of consideration and composure, the Indian government must be wondering how things turned out the way they did in Nepal. Around this time a decade and a half ago, Indian intelligence agents were ‘chaperoning’ – to borrow one of the more colorful descriptives of the time – Nepali Maoist rebel leaders around New Delhi in preparation for...

Invincibility of Korean-Style Socialism

(백두산에 오르신 위대한 수령 김일성동지) Amid the sanctions imposed by the hostile forces on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea gaining momentum, the country is reporting one successful event after another in its efforts to strengthen its defence capacity and build its-economy. What has made the small country so invincible? First of all, the people have been guided by great leaders. The...

Invincibility of Korean-Style Socialism

(백두산에 오르신 위대한 수령 김일성동지) Amid the sanctions imposed by the hostile forces on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea gaining momentum, the country is reporting one successful event after another in its efforts to strengthen its defence capacity and build its-economy. What has made the small country so invincible? First of all, the people have been guided by great leaders. The...

Spain brewers association apologizes & recalls poster trivializing Lord Ganesh after Hindu protest

Association of Spanish Home Brewers (ACCE) has apologized and recalled the poster carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh to promote its “IPA Day 2020” event to be held in Burgos (Spain) on September 19; which protesting Hindus had called “highly inappropriate”.   Manuel Jim., ACCE (Asociación de Cerveceros Caseros Españoles) Secretary,...

Hindus welcome Alabama Education Dept. for softening-up on yoga despite ban

Hindus have welcomed Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) for its apparent softening-up on the subject of yoga, despite it being “prohibited” from state’s public schools.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called it a step in the positive direction. He urged​State Board of Education President Governor Kay Elle...

Allowing Nawaz to leave was a 'mistake', says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan gives an interview to ARY anchorperson Arshad Sharif. —  ARY screengrab via Radio Pakistan witter Share       157 Prime Minister Imran Khan gives an interview to ARY anchorperson Arshad Sharif. — ARY screengrab via Radio Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that allowing former premier Nawaz Sharif to leave the country was a "mistake" and that his government "regretted" the decision. ...

Upset Hindus seek apology & recall of Spain beer event poster trivializing Lord Ganesh

Upset Hindus are urging Association of Spanish Home Brewers (ACCE) to apologize and immediately withdraw poster carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh to promote its “IPA Day 2020” event to be held in Burgos (Spain) on September 19; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappr...

Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Strategic Cooperation between Indonesia and India

By Uriel Araujo Global Research, August 26, 2020 Region: Asia, Oceania Theme: History   The Indo-Pacific Region (IPR) is a geopolitical area that comprises parts of the Indian and Pacific oceans. But there is more to it than that. The maritime domain is indeed an important theater for geopolitical competition. The rise of Chinese pow...

Towards a US-China War? The Creation of a Global Totalitarian System, A “One World Government”?

Is this a Remake of the 1941 Hitler Stalin Great War? By F. William Engdahl Global Research, August 23, 2020 Region: Asia, Russia and FSU, USA Theme: Global Economy, History, US NATO War Agenda   If we step back from the details of daily headlines around the world and try to make sense of larger patterns, the domina...

Upset Hindus urge Ukraine brewery to withdraw “Kali F*ckin” beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Brovary (Ukraine) based Reformation Brewery to apologize and withdraw its beer “Kali F*ckin IPA” named after Hindu goddess, calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or deities or concepts or icons for commercial or ...

New York breweries apologize & discontinue Lord Shiva beer within hours of Hindu protest

Buffalo (New York) based breweries— Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Company—apologized and discontinued their collaboration beer “Aqua Shiva” named after Hindu deity; within few hours of Hindu protest, who had called it “highly inappropriate”.   Matt Kahn, President & Co-Founder of Big Ditch Brewing Company, in a “join...

Kim Il Sung as a Hero

The Korean people praise President Kim Il Sung as a hero of the nation for saving the destiny of the nation from the Japanese military occupation. Born to a peasant family on April 15, 1912, he received patriotic education from his father, pioneer of the independence movement, in his childhood. He formed the Down-with-Imperialism Union in October 1926, and held the banner of armed resistance ...

Upset Hindus urge New York breweries to withdraw Lord Shiva beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Buffalo (New York) based breweries— Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Company—to apologize and withdraw their collaboration beer “Aqua Shiva” named after Hindu deity; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu...

Hindus heartbroken at denial of Diwali holiday in Illinois’s Oak Brook schools

Butler School District (BSD) 53, which runs public schools in Oak Brook (Illinois); has said no to the request of Hindus of keeping schools closed on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals, starting 2021.   Dr. Paul O'Malley, BSD 53 Superintendent, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this campaign, wrote: I do not see a path to pur...

India's Lack of Respect for its South Asian Neighbours is Now Mutual

India's Lack of Respect for its South Asian Neighbours is Now Mutual The arrogant big brother attitude that disparages and belittles the nations at its borders will leave India isolated in any face-off with a big power. Flags of SAARC countries. Photo: Reuters-----Vaishali Basu Sharma In a letter to Edwina Mountbatten in 1950, C. Rajagopalachari, the last governor-general of India before the nation became a republic, wrote, ...

Why China should not fear India’s Tibet card

ISSUE-2-ENG-19-08-2020-ChinaAugust 19, 2020    |   By: Abhijnan Rej Bangla Share: 63 China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi In an apparently important development, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Tibet on Friday amidst unabated tensions with India over an ill-defined boundary between the two in eastern Ladakh. As the crisis between the two countries cro...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Oak Brook schools in Illinois, starting 2021

Hindus want all public schools in Oak Brook (Illinois) to stay closed on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021.   They are thus urging Christopher Edmonds and Dr. Paul O’Malley, Board President and Superintendent respectively of Butler School District (BSD) 53 in Oak Brook, to adopt Diwali as an official holiday on their 2021-2022 school year calend...

"Sri Lanka is a very good friend of Nepal": Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli

Referring to the Nepal – Sri Lanka bilateral relations that go back many centuries, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli described Sri Lanka as a "very good friend of Nepal".   The Prime Minister made these comments when the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal Himalee Arunatilaka called on him on Tuesday 18th August in Kathmandu.   Prime Minister Oli recalled ...

IF JACINDA ARDERN WERE IN PLACE OF MODI

ALI SUKHANVER It is the foremost duty of the governments to provide safety and security to all places of worship within their jurisdiction; be it a temple, a mosque, a Buddhist monastery or a Church; all places of worship are sacred and sublime but forceful conversion of a Church into a Buddhist monastery or of a mosque into a temple is however a crime. Mishaps do occur, unpleasant incidents...

Yoga with cows in Pennsylvania dairy farm not a good idea; Hindus point out

Hindus feel that recently launched yoga with cows at Vale Wood Farms (Loretto, Pennsylvania) is not a good idea, as it trivializes two serious concepts of Hinduism.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, which was sacred and had long been venerated in Hinduism; should not be used as prop for human en...

A flood of challenges

 The ICIMOD family has been working from home since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the deluge of news about the virus and its impacts across the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, we have also been witnessing rain – and lots of it. April and May are normally dry, but here in Kathmandu we had an unusually wet pre-monsoon period, and monsoon has brought torrential an...

Interview of the H.E. Mazhar Javed, Ambassador of Pakistan

Nepal and Pakistan are best friends forever. How do you assess bilateral relations between the two countries since their establishment in 1960. You are very right.  Pakistan and Nepal have always enjoyed very friendly relations. These relations are marked by absence of any differences or irritants. There is an increasing cooperation in various fields, especially in education. They share ...

Hindus feel yoga with cows in Lancashire not a good idea

Hindus feel that recently launched yoga with cows at Lancashire Farm Dairies in Leyland (England) is not a good idea, as it trivializes two serious concepts of Hinduism.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, which was sacred and had long been venerated in Hinduism; should not be used as prop f...

74th Independence Day of Pakistan

    Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu released the PRESS RELEASE today. On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, a simple and graceful flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of Pakistan today. Embassy of Pakistan Kathmandu PRESS RELEASE On the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, a simple and graceful flag hoisti...

Online giant Wayfair apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha Towel within an hour of Hindu protest

Boston headquartered online home giant Wayfair has apologized and removed beach-towel carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, within an hour of protesting Hindus contacting it, calling it “highly inappropriate”.   Jane Carpenter, Global Head of Communications of Wayfair, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote...

From the Irish Times

April 25, 2020 By Fintan O’Toole THE WORLD HAS LOVED, HATED AND ENVIED THE U.S. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE PITY IT Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has never been directed towards the US until...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Nepal

China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Nepal Dr. Rambhakta Thakur, Kathmandu Nepal Geo-economics of the world has been taking rapid turnings; as a result, all old economic growth equations have been failing one by one in attempt of addressing the destabilizing graphs of the global economy. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China is one of the economic waves that emerged at a time when the world economy, with trade war, protection...

Upset Hindus urge online giant Wayfair to withdraw Lord Ganesha Beach Towel & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Boston headquartered online home giant Wayfair for immediate withdrawal of beach-towel carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and...

Delhi trying to isolate neighbours from world: Indian experts

REPORT-1-ENG-11-08-2020-BDAugust 11, 2020    |   By: Shahidul Islam Chowdhury Bangla Share: 89 View(s) India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi The Indian authorities have created a mess in its foreign affairs in South Asia by trying to isolate the neighbouring countries from the global system in order to create an enclave to use for domestic political purposes, s...

Does Saudi fear Pakistan-Turkey led Islamic Alliance?

Does Saudi fear Pakistan-Turkey led Islamic Alliance?N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is a grouping of fifty seven Muslim countries with its Head Quarter in Saudi Arabia. Needless to say, this Islamic assemblage is presumably under the tight control of the Saudi Arabian rulers more so of the Saudi crown Prince MBS. BS makes the OIC to dance to his tunes, it is talked. The Islamic Org...

1970: Fifty Years Ago: Fires in held Kashmir

1970: Fifty Years Ago: Fires in held Kashmir SIALKOT: The Kashmiri leader, Sh. Mohammad Abdullah, has lodged a strong protest with the puppet Sadiq Government on the recrudescence of fresh cases of mysterious fires which burnt three persons to death and destroyed 23 houses in a village near Srinagar on Aug 6, says a report reaching here from across the cease-fire line. The report added th...

When Kashmir held centre stage

The writer is a former ambassador to the US, UK and UN. Maleeha Lodhi 10 Aug 2020 Facebook Count Twitter Share       28 The writer is a former ambassador to the US, UK and UN. AUG 5, 2019: India illegally annexes Jammu and Kashmir, abrogates Article 370 of its constitution. Aug 8, 2019: UN secretary general expresses concern over the situation and reiterates t...

Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants found dead in Rajasthan Representative Image Jodhpur: Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants were found dead ..   Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/eleven-members-of-a-family-of-pakistan-hindu-migrants-found-dead-in-rajasthan/articleshow/77443738.cms?ut...

Rajasthan: 11 members of Pakistani Hindu migrant family found dead in Jodhpur farm

The police also discovered another member of the family, alive outside the hut, but he claimed to have no knowledge of the incident. Eleven members of a family of Pakistani Hindu migrants were found dead in a farm in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan on Sunday, PTI reported. The police also discovered another member of the family, alive outside the hut they lived in Lodta village of Dechu a...

Dismayed Hindus urge Illinois brewery to rename Trishul beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Buffalo Grove (Illinois, USA) based Prairie Krafts Brewing Company to apologize and rename/withdraw its “Trishul” beer; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or concepts or deities or icons for commercial or othe...

Upset Hindus urge Virginia firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mini-skirt & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Toano (Virginia) headquartered Enlighten Clothing Company (ECC) for immediate withdrawal of “Ganesh Balance Mini Skirt” carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to ...

Year after India scrapped Article 370, Pak FM Qureshi writes to UNSC on Kashmir issue again

Article 370 In the letter addressed to the President of UN Security Council, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has highlighted the ongoing tense situation in the Kashmir Valley and the ‘violations of human rights committed by the Indian forces’. SNS Web | New Delhi | August 5, 2020 11:42 am     Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmo...

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in California’s Fremont-Sunnyvale-Cupertino schools, starting 2021

Hindus are urging all public-private-charter-independent schools in California cities of Fremont, Sunnyvale and Cupertino to declare official holiday on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021.   They are thus urging Fremont Unified School District, Sunnyvale School District, Cupertino Union School District, Santa Clara Unified School District, Fremont Unio...

Prachanda and Co. betrayed the Nepal’s Maoists revolution

Dr. Rishi Raj Baral, Nepal----It is a matter of deep concern for the revolutionaries of the world to know the current situation of Maoist Movement in Nepal, which has a glorious history in the past. Not only the revolutionaries, but also the reactionary forces are watching it cautiously. At this moment, Nepali society is going through a very complicated situation. We are facing variet...

Imran Khan unveils new map that shows Kashmir as part of Pakistan

Imran Khan unveils new map that shows Kashmir as part of Pakistan The Imran Khan cabinet approved the new map in which the complete Jammu and Kashmir, is shown integra - Pakistan includes Kashmir in their political map. By IANS ISLAMABAD: On the eve of the first anniversary of the revocation of the contentious Article 370 and Article 35A, Pakist...

KIM JONG IL - LET US CARRY OUT THE GREAT LEADER COMRADE KIM IL SUNG’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR NATIONAL REUNIFICATION

WORKING PEOPLE OF THE WHOLE WORLD, UNITE! KIM JONG IL LET US CARRY OUT THE GREAT LEADER COMRADE KIM IL SUNG’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR NATIONAL REUNIFICATION August 4, 1997 Our people will soon greet the 52nd anniversary of the liberation of our country, the historic event, by which the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung opened the way to a new life for our nation. On this occasion our peop...

India's Illegal actions of 5 August 2019

* India's Illegal actions of 5 August 2019 are in blatant violation of International law, UN Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions. * Pakistan will continue its full moral, political and diplomatic support till the people of Jammu Kashmir get their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with  the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. * Durable peace and st...

Upset Hindus urge London firm to withdraw denigrating apparel & apologize

Hindus are urging “Yoga Peace Life”, a London (United Kingdom) based apparel and accessories online company, for immediate withdrawal of some products, which they feel denigrate and trivialize sacred Hindu symbols and concepts.   Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was hurtful for the devotees to see the immensely revered ...

HKH post COVID-19 resilient recovery plans must consider mountain realities

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Bangladesh’s tight slap on India’s face

Bangladesh’s tight slap on India’s face! N.P. Upadhyaya:  Bangladesh, a new country in South Asia was born in 1971. This Muslim majority nation is in the world news for a variety of hair raising political drama. This South Asian nation has of late largely drawn the attention of the international media as some events of high political import have recently taken place in this country which is likely to set a new tr...

Nepal is walking a tightrope between India and China

Arif Rafiq India-China tensions are complicating a simmering political crisis in Kathmandu. by Arif Rafiq 29 Jul 2020       Chinese President Xi Jinping and Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli greet during their bilateral meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct 13, 2019 [Bikash Dware/Th...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Makes Speech at Sixth National Conference of War Veterans

The following is the full text of the speech “The Feats Performed by the Great Victors Will Remain for Ever” made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at the Sixth National Conference of War Veterans on July 27, Juche 109 (2020): Esteemed comrades war veterans, This is July 27. The victorious July 27 is the day when all the people born on this land celebrate with surging emotions the gr...

Florida’s Everglades City Council to open with Hindu mantras on August 4

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Everglades City Council (Florida) on August four, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via Zoom before Everglades City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers...

Schweppes “sincerely” regrets & removes Lord Ganesha cocktail after Hindu protest

Amsterdam (Netherlands) headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) has expressed regret and removed the Ganesha Cocktail (earlier promoted on its website), after Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”.   Alexis Daems, Head of SIL, in an emailed letter to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed (who spearheaded the protest), wrote...

Bangladesh signals shift towards China, Pakistan: report

The comments about the state of bilateral ties are timely as Hasina Hasina received a phone call from Prime Minister Khan on Wednesday.  — Photo courtesy Reuters/File   The comments about the state of bilateral ties are timely as Hasina Hasina received a phone call from Prime Minister Khan on Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Reuters/File NEW DELHI: A prominent newspaper of Bangladesh has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not meet India’s high commissioner despite repeated requests for a meeting in the last four months, one of ...

Upset Hindus urge Wish to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging San Francisco headquartered “global e-commerce platform” Wish for immediate withdrawal of shorts/swim-trunks carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be wo...

Nepal in political and geopolitical jam

ISSUE-3-ENG-23-07-2020-Nepaluly 23, 2020    |   By: Bhairaja Panday Bangla Politically and geopolitically, it is a bit chaotic in Nepal these days. This is the result of an internal power struggle among the political parties overlaid by a clash of civilisations between the East and West with Nepal caught squarely in the middle. In case of the latter we are being coerced to ta...

Chinese property tycoon expelled from Communist Party after calling Xi Jinping a ‘clown’

The IndependentPeter Stubley   The party said Ren Zhiqiang will be prosecuted for corruption: AP A Chinese property tycoon who publicly criticised Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and accused of corruption. Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of the state-owned real estate company H...

Failed in neighborhood and now Iran dumps India!

Failed in neighborhood and now Iran dumps India!N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The July 1st undisclosed meet of the Pakistani High Commissioner Imran Ahmad Siddiqui and Bangladesh Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen in Dhaka set the ball rolling. This meet was a clear signal that the two estranged countries of the troubled South Asian region have decided henceforth to look at the regional and international issues more or less with the same l...

Majestic Hindu temple in Harare shut down again due to COVID-19 pandemic

Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir in Harare (Zimbabwe), which re-opened on June 26 after over three months closure due to COVID-19, has been shut down again for the same reason.   Executive Committee of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which runs the temple, in an email on July 24 to its members, stated that all “events, meetings, gatherings and visits of any nature, are to ...

Kashmiri lives also matter

SAM Special 2020-07-21 071509July 21, 2020    |   By: Ikram Sehgal Bangla The anti-racism movement, “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) has created a global outcry. In the US, the place of origin of the anti-racism wave, a corresponding movement ‘All Lives Matter’ has taken off. British Pakistanis have taken note of the slogan in order to draw attention to the plig...

4 Reasons why India couldn't win a war with China

INDIA-REPUBLICDAY  There Are Diplomatic, Economic, And Military Choices That New Delhi Can Make To Both Achieve Greater Security And Put Pressure On Beijing. July 19, 2020    |   By: Amit Gupta Bangla The clash between India and China on June 15 left twenty Indians and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers dead. This led to a wave of public outrage in India...

A Country Free from Pollution

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is drawing the attention of the international society as a country free from pollution. This country is free from mental pollution. Such an act as sacrificing others can never be witnessed in the country; on the contrary, people devote themselves for the sake of others, like a girl known across the country as girl mother for bring up orphans, y...

Upset Hindus urge Schweppes to stop promoting Lord Ganesha Cocktail & apologize

Upset Hindus have urged Amsterdam headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) to remove the Ganesha Cocktail promoted on its website, calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agend...

Diverse religious leaders find it “morally wrong” to continue with “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Native American-Pagan religious leaders have stated that continuing with popular “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” (SVSR) name would be “morally wrong”, as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the historical maltreatment of Native Americans.   Welcoming the reports of Resort management considering the removal...

Pakistan-Bangladesh bonhomie: India sidelined!

Pakistan-Bangladesh bonhomie: India sidelined! N. P. Upadhyaya:  India’s fake “Neighborhood first” policy has died a natural death in that the policy as such was in itself a fake one and had been largely crafted to delude the smaller neighbors of the artificial nation born 1947. With the visible and pathetic degeneration of the Indian clout-ever if it had in the South Asian nations, India’s arch riva...

Is India losing Nepal?

Modi-ReutersOP-ED: Himalayan blunders: Is India losing Nepal?   A surreal detour in neighbourly relations After months of old-fashioned border disputes and relatively familiar counter-claims of geopolitical bad faith, India-Nepal relations took a surreal detour into the realms of mythology earlier this week. On July 13, at the 206th birth anniversary celebration of Bhanubhakta Ac...

Bhutanese Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho To Become ICIMOD New DG

We are pleased to announce that Dr Pema Gyamtsho has been appointed as the new Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Dr Gyamtsho will take up the role on 15th October 2020. He will succeed Dr David Molden at his retirement from the current position as Director General, in which he has se...

Pakistan Gifts Ambulances to Teaching Hospital

In a simple and graceful ceremony, held today, Ambassador of Pakistan Dr. Mazhar Javed handed over a gift of two fully equipped ambulances to Dr. Rohit Kumar Pokhrel Executive Director Teaching Hospital, Tribhuwan University (TUTH) today. The handing over ceremony was held at the Hospital on the occasion of the 38th Annual Day of the TUTH. The event was attended by the senior diplomats of th...

It was “morally right” thing to do—Hindu & Jew leaders welcome retiring of ‘Redskins’ name

Jewish and Hindu religious leaders have welcomed dropping of the ‘Redskins’ name from the Washington DC National Football League franchise, saying it was long overdue.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and well-known Jewish Rabbi ElizaBeth Webb Beyer, in a statement in Nevada today, said that many regarded the term ‘redskin’ as linked to the hi...

DPRK and the Pyongyang GeneralHospital

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea now, a modern general hospital is under construction. This general hospital, situated in Pyongyang, the capital of the country, is planned to be completed greeting October 10, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the Workers Party of Korea.  For the country, this project is not merely aimed at building another hospital. The country intends to ...

आभार अपर क्लुथा लायन्स क्लब अफ न्युजिल्यान्ड

जब हलमा पररर ताली बज्यो मेरा अांखा सायद खुशिले होला अांशुले टिलपिल टिलपिल थियो।मैले मेरी छोरीले नदेख्ने गरि अांशु पुछें।एनको अांखा छल्न सकिन अनि उनले मलाई अंगालो मारिन् ।डेभले संगै फोटो खिचेपछि भने यु लुकिङ्ग लब्ली।एन , म र मेरी छोरी मक्ख परेउं। बर्ष २०२०/२१ को लागि पद हस्तान्तरण कार्यक्रम थियो वानाकाको एज वाटर रिसोर्टमा अपर क्लुथा लायन्स क्लब अफ वानाकाको।जहाँ मेरो छोरी सहित मलाई पनि पास्ट प्रे...

China Respects Nepal’s Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity: Ambassador Hou

Nepal and China are close friends for ages. They have been maintaining cordial relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1955. With the signing of historic Transport and Transit Agreement in 2016 that transformed Nepal’s status of a land-locked country to a land-linked one, the bilateral relations have gained newer heights. China’s Amba...

जस्तोसुकै अवस्थामा पनि चीन नेपालको पक्षमाःराजदूत होउ यान्छी

​नेपाल र चीन असल छिमेकी मित्र हुन् । सन् १९५५ मा कूटनीतिक सम्बन्ध स्थापना भएयता दुईपक्षीय सम्बन्ध पारस्परिक सम्मानमा आधारित रहँदै आएको छ । ऐतिहासिक यातायात तथा पारवहन सम्झौताले दुईपक्षीय सम्बन्धलाई नयाँ उचाइमा पु¥यायो भने हिमाली सीमा अब समस्याका रूपमा नरहेको सन्देश पनि दियो । नेपालका लागि चीनका राजदूत होउ यान्छी यतिबेला स्थापित घनिष्ठ दुईपक्षीय सम्बन्धलाई थप बलियो बनाउन सक्रिय हुनुहुन्छ ।...

India: The most ungrateful nation!

India: The most ungrateful nation! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: If the Indian nation born 1947 is still breathing then it is all due to the real and unconditional sacrifices made by the Gorkha soldiers born in Nepal who have “unfortunately” been serving to protect such an ungrateful nation and its equally unappreciative population which on regular intervals pounces upon the land of the brave Gorkhas an...

Adding China in Anti-India alliance!

Adding China in Anti-India alliance! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: A Bangladeshi research scholar, Zainal Abedin, while addressing an international webinar organized by the Institute of Policy Studies, stressed on the urgent need for the formation of an anti-India coalition that should comprise of the countries such as, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. Some high placed and heard European politi...

Press Statement by Kim Yo Jong, First Vice Department Director of Central Committee of Workers' Party of Korea

Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following press statement on Friday: During these days, I have been hearing through the news media a spate of strange signal being transmitted by the Americans with regard to the DPRK. It was good enough for me to kill breakfast time by watchin...

Upset Hindus urge Orlando firm to withdraw “Blood of Kali” tea & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Coffee Shop of Horrors located in Greater Orlando (Florida) to withdraw its “Blood of Kali” Chai Black Tea; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and ...

YOU ARE NOT WELCOMED IN THE UK

ALI SUKHANVER--- Dominic Rennie Raab, the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has ultimately presented the long-awaited list of individual involved in human rights violations; different sanctions have also been imposed on the ‘culprits’. Announcing the list Dominic Raab said, “Those with blood on their hands won’t be fr...

Indispensable Prerequisite for Peace and Stability on Korean Peninsula

Seventy years have passed since a war broke out on this land. The Korean war forced by the United States left painful scars and inflicted tremendous human and material losses upon the Korean people. The suffering of national division whereby kinsfolk of the same blood are compelled to live apart continues still today. As the Korean nation still suffers from the heartrending wounds of the ...

The Most Precious Heritage of President Kim Il Sung

The Juche idea, the guiding ideology of socialist Korea and the cause of global independence, is exerting a great influence on the developing era and the shaping of the destiny of human beings beyond the limits of time and space. This ideological and practical wealth can be called the most precious heritage   Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), eternal president of the Democratic People’s...

Eternal Leader of the DPRK

   The DPRK people express their high respects and reverences towards President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) as their eternal leader and father of socialist Korea and the world progressive people are praising him as the most outstanding political veteran of the 20th century.    Kim Il Sung, born to a poor peasant family in the early days of the Japanese military occupation of Ko...

India ’s Expansionist Designs Sabotage the Regional Peace

– Mr Ravi In the past, the most developed countries had direct control over the less developed countries through colonialism. But, neoimperialism is its most dangerous form, prevalent in the present world. In theory, a less developed country is free, but in practice, its government and economy are controlled by a developed country indirectly. In these terms, through its milita...

The Galwan Fallout: Nervous India set to Punish Nepal!

The Galwan Fallout: Nervous India set to Punish Nepal! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Nepal’s Communist Prime Minister K. P. Oli has begun feeling the Indian heat. PM Oli though reportedly used to be an Indian “asset” since the Mahakali River Treaty ratification days which had gone in favor of India at the cost of Nepal. King Gyanendra has now abundant reasons to smile for obvious reasons. The King knows it bett...

Diverse religious leaders call it “morally wrong” to continue with “Washington Redskins” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Native American religious leaders are appealing to Washington Redskins football team owner Dan Snyder and National Football League (NFL) to change the team’s name, as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the historical maltreatment of Native Americans.   Lutheran Pastor Chad R. Adamik, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, prominent Budd...

Contribution to the Anti-imperialist Cause for Independence

Contribution to the Anti-imperialist Cause for Independence Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), eternal president of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, devoted his whole life to accomplishing the anti-imperialist cause for independence of mankind.  By brilliantly applying the philosophical principle of the Juche idea, which he had authored, to the national liberation struggle, he put fo...

India loses Nepal, Laddakh and Bangladesh fronts to China!

India loses Nepal, Laddakh and Bangladesh fronts to China! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: India’s neighborhood first policy-obviously a lopsided one- has miserably failed to the utter discomfiture of the South Asian regional bully that India is. This artificial policy which was coined by the Regional hegemon after the advent of the most ever repulsive Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was bound to fail given India’s past...

Systematic Extermination of Muslims in India occupied Kashmir?

Systematic Extermination of Muslims in India occupied Kashmir? N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The India occupied Kashmir is once again in the international news as the recent meet of the human rights body of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) wants an immediate halt to Kashmir exploitation by the Indian military forces. It has also demanded that India be compelled to “halt rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir. B...

THE KHALISTAN ARMY

ALI SUKHANVER Pakistan is emerging as the “hub of religious tourism.” Just to promote more interfaith harmony and to provide all best possible rights and facilities to the minorities, the government of Pakistan has recently started working on construction of a Hindu Temple in Islamabad in the H-9/2 area. For the purpose 4 canals of land have been allotted and an amount of Rs 100 ...

Religious leaders urge “Live Nation” night-clubs remove Hindu-Buddhist-Jain statues & apologize

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Jain religious leaders have jointly urged Beverly Hills (California) headquartered Live Nation Entertainment to remove sacred Hindu-Buddhist-Jain icons from its Foundation Room upmarket night-clubs spread in eight major US cities; calling it highly inappropriate.   Foundation Room night-clubs, part ...

Diverse religious leaders urge Las Vegas casino to remove statues of Hindu & Jain deities & apologize

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Jain religious leaders have urged the Las Vegas casino Mandalay Bay to remove statues of various Hindu and Jain deities from its Foundation Room night club, calling it highly inappropriate.   Nevada’s Greek Orthodox Christian Priest Stephen R. Karcher, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, prominent Buddhist Pries...

Merging Nepal and India as New Nepal

https://border-nepal.com/2008/07/03/merging-nepal-and-india-as-new-nepal/?fbclid=IwAR13Dm2Z2vAu-SfhGE1asbVrssx76cry9X-5-KfJoUQ2E5QpQuv4mUUH0-I Posted on July 3, 2008 by bordernepal Merging Nepal and India as New Nepal   Buddhi Narayan Shrestha Nepal communist party (Maoist) senior leader, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has expressed his feeling publicly at a programm...

NEVER SAY YES TO EXTREMISM

ALI SUKHANVER Today our American friends are being blamed for promoting racial indiscrimination because a few weeks earlier a Black man George Floyd was, intentionally or unintentionally, killed by a White police sergeant. Surely it was a very cruel act but it was an act of an individual; the whole of Trump administration, the entire American society cannot be held responsible for this one-m...

The Spirit of Mt Paektu

There are many nations in the world, and each nation has its own spiritual support. The spiritual support of the Korean people is the spirit of Mt Paektu. The spirit of Mt Paektu is an unyielding offensive spirit of braving obstacles and difficulties and a staunch fighting spirit of rising up no matter how often one may fall and fighting it out. From olden times the Korean people have wor...

भारतमा नेपालको झण्डा जलाइदा पनि चूप ?

प्रधानमन्त्री नै डाक्टर, भाइरोलोजिष्ट विशेषज्ञ । अदुवा, बेसारपानी खाए कोरोना भाग्छ भन्छन् । १० अर्वको भ्रष्टाचारकाण्ड गर्ने सरकारका मुखियाको कस्तो बुद्धि हो यो ? जनताले तिरेको कर खर्च गरेर चारओटा किड्नी बोकेर तन्दुरुस्त भएका प्रधानमन्त्रीको निरंकूशताको पराकाष्ठाको परिदृश्य होइन र यो ? भारतीय प्रहरी अर्थात भारतले नेपालको झण्डा जलाइसके । राष्ट्रवादी सरकारलाई किन आपत्ति लागेन ? किन देख्दैन ? सरका...

सीमाबारे शिथिल हुनुहुन्न

सीपी गजुरेल–  लिम्पियाधुरा, कालापानी, लिपुलेक नेपाली भूभाग हुन्, यसलाई भारतको कब्जाबाट छुटाउनु पर्छ र नेपालको कायम गर्नु पर्छ । यसका लागि दायाँबायाँ गर्ने कुनै गुञ्जाइस नै छैन । नेकपाका नेता सीपी गजुरेलले भारतमाथि आक्रोसित हुँदै एकतामा जोड दिएका छन् । गजुरेलले अगाडि भनेका छन्– यस सन्दर्भमा गम्भीर रुपमा महसुस गर्नु पर्ने विषय के देखियो भने इतिहासको एउटा लामो काल खण्डमा विभिन्न ...

निस्फिक्री सास फेर्ने हाम्रो चाहना

- र्‍यान्डी बेरी सास फेर्न गाह्रो भई स्वाँ-स्वाँ गरिरहेका जर्ज फ्लोइडको भिडियोले नेपाल, अमेरिकासहित विश्वभरका थुप्रै जनालाई जस्तै मलाई पनि स्तब्ध बनायो। जुन घटनामा चार प्रहरीले फ्लोइडको अधिकारको हनन गर्दै थिए र एक जनाको घुँडाले उनको घाँटीमा कसिलो गरी थिचेको थियो। फ्लोइडको मृत्युबाट उत्पन्न विरोध तथा हिंसाका दृश्यहरूबाट उक्त स्तब्धताको मात्र बढेको छ । तिनले विगत वर्षमा अश्वेत अम...

Hindus welcome proposal of Diwali holiday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Schools

Hindus have welcomed inclusion of Diwali holiday (November four, 2021) in the Draft Calendars 2021-2022 of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged the Fairfax County School Board to unanimously approve this Diwali holiday, as included in the calendar drafts presented to them, when it ta...

Empowering women in geospatial information technology – Pakistan

Empowering women in geospatial information technology – Pakistan   ...

सम्बन्ध बिगारेर भारतले गम्भीर गल्ती गर्‍यो : करण सिंह

    २०६३ साल वैशाख ११ गते ७ राजनीतिक दल र राजावीचको सम्झौताका एकमात्र भारतीय शासकका साक्षी, त्यो सम्झौताबारे किन बोल्दैनन्, बेदान्ताचार्य करण सिंह ? सं. गोरखा एक्सप्रेस ।    प्रधानमन्त्री ओलीले द्वन्द्व बढाएको गुनासो थाहा संवाददाता  |  १० घण्टा अघि असार १, २०७७ नयाँ दिल्ली : नेपालसँगको सम्बन्धन तनावपूर्ण बन्‍नुमा भारतको गम्भीर कूटनीतिक कमजोरी रहेको ...

India: The South Asian Hooligan!

India: The South Asian Hooligan!N. P. Upadhyaya: A Facebook post in Nepal went viral last fortnight wherein it rightfully presumed with full confidence that, “The presence of some forty thousand plus Gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army allows one hundred and twenty Crores of the Indian nationals to sleep in peace. If the same Gorkha soldiers leave the Kashmir and Ladhakh front then Pakistan and China both will surel...

Kim Jong Il and Lucky Persons

Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was possessed of ennobling and warm humane feelings. There are many foreigners who were snatched from the jaws of death and found the delight in life thanks to his love and warm care. Among those was a staff officer of the Egyptian embassy in the DPRK. In November 1994, he suddenly m...

Hindus seek apology from Australia over mistreatment of “coolies” in 1800s

Hindus are urging formal apology from Australia for reportedly severe maltreatment of Indian and Chinese “coolies” during their indentured servitude in 1800s, many of whom were Hindus.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a multi-cultural society like Australia should have apologized much earlier on thi...

Our Message to U.S. is Clear: Ri Son Gwon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK

Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Ri Son Gwon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK, made public the following press statement on Friday which reads: Two annual rings were run since the historic June 12 summit talks between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America. We need to see what the world has witnessed and what lesson the history learned from the DP...

Director General of DPRK Foreign Ministry Warns U.S. against Interference in Inter-Korean Relations

Pyongyang, June 11 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Thursday over the recent obtrusive moves of the U.S. to interfere in the inter-Korean relations: On June 9, an official concerned of the spokesmen's office of the U.S. Department of State made such us...

WPK and June 19

On June 19, 1964 Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), the eternal General Secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, started working at the Central Committee of the Party. His start of working at the WPK Central Committee–this was of epochal significance in its development. His leadership enabled the WPK to hold up the Juche idea authored by President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the...

Why not sweep before your own door ?

Ali Sukhanver - A report on racism in America says, “Racism in the United States has existed since the colonial era, when white Americans were given legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights while these same rights were denied to other races and minorities. European Americans—particularly affluent white Anglo-Saxon Protestants—enjoyed exclusive privileges in matter...

Ohio’s Centerville City Council to open with Hindu mantras on June 8

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Centerville City Council in Ohio on June eight, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via phone before Centerville City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit i...

Hindus disappointed at Church of Greece declaring yoga “incompatible”

Hindus are disheartened over Church of Greece reportedly denouncing yoga, and branding it as incompatible. According to reports, The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece recently pointed out that yoga had no place in the lives of their followers and completely incompatible with their faith tradition. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although i...

Nature and our future

It is estimated that one-fourth of endemic species in the Indian Himalaya alone could be lost by 2100 at current rates of ecosystem degradation and species loss. (Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD)  The most important ...

मोदी नेपालसँग लिम्पियाधुराको विवाद अन्त्य होस् भन्ने चाहँदैनन् : प्रा. अशोक स्वैन (अन्तर्वार्ता)

मोदी नेपालसँग लिम्पियाधुराको विवाद अन्त्य होस् भन्ने चाहँदैनन् : प्रा. अशोक स्वैन (अन्तर्वार्ता)       लिम्पियाधुरालाई लिएर नेपाल र भारतबीचको सम्बन्ध चिसिएको छ। भारतले नेपाली भूमिमा सडक बनाएर त्यसको उद्‌घाटन समेत गर्‍यो कोरोनाको कहरको समयमा। त्यसको नेपालमा चर्को विरोध भयो। नेपालीको विरोधलाई सांकेतिक रुपमा चीनको प्रायोजन रहेको 'राजनीतिक' अभिव्यक्ति दिए भारतीय सेनाका प्रधान सेनापतिले। त्यसको काउन्टरमा सरकारले भारतले अति...

Obama Condemns Violence And Calls For Change In Wake Of George Floyd Protests

Obama Condemns Violence And Calls For Change In Wake Of George Floyd Protests     Former President Barack Obama on Monday condemned violence amid protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality and called for political solutions to address protesters' grievances about criminal justice. The message from Obama, who previously decried...

DPRK and June 19

On June 19, 1964, 56 years ago, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People' s Republic of Korea, started workingon the Central Committee of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea. Since then, radical turns were brought about in the work of the WPK. Kim Jong Il developed the Party into an ideologically integrated whole. In those days, when he started ...

THE HELPLESS BENEFACTOR

ALI SUKHANVER - Pakistan has recently shot down a spy drone of India and India has arrested a spy-pigeon of Pakistan. The owner of the pigeon Habibullah, a Pakistani villager, has warned the Indian authorities to refrain from ‘victimizing innocent birds’. He has urged the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return his pigeon, currently being held in India on charges of spying. A...

ICIMOD’s work and the COVID-19 crisis

DAVID JAMES MOLDEN  I feel fortunate that ICIMOD colleagues have the opportunity to work at home, and to safely work during this COVID-19 crisis. We also appreciate the many actions of our regional member countries in containing the spread of the disease.  At the same time, this crisis has opened our eyes to many vulnerabilities of mountain people and reinforced to us the i...

The DPRK Seen through Questions

Those who visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea often encounter surprising realities. Are the Workers Really Living Here? There are sky-scraping apartment houses on Changjon Street with modern architectural beauty and workers’ dormitories at the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill and Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in the capital of the DPRK. The fabulous flats ...

OPENING NEW FRONTS IN SOUTH ASIA

ALI SUKHANVER - According to various media reports, the recent talks between the Indian and Chinese military have ended after adding more tension to the situation. Experts say that things are heading towards a serious break down in relations between the two countries. Even senior Indian security officials are admitting that at present the Border incidents are at their highest since 2015. The...

Our solutions are in nature

Sunita Chaudhary, Biraj Adhikari, and Kesang Wangchuk Nature’s gifts: A man holds yartsa gunbu in Bajhang, Nepal. (Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD)  “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.” –&nbsp...

Building a future in harmony with nature

International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 Building a future in harmony with nature  This year’s theme for the International Day of Biological Diversity, “Our solutions are in nature”, is a timely reminder to re-examine our relationship with nature and build back better in a post-pandemic world.  The theme...

Nepal’s Parliamentarian Giri shields India over Lipulek?

Nepal’s Parliamentarian Giri shields India over Lipulek?Kathmandu: Sarita Giri has strongly opposed the Nepal government’s decision that promises to publish a new map that incorporates the entire areas of Nepal which were swallowed by the South Asian hooligan-Republic of India at different intervals of time in the past. Sarita Giri is a leader of People’s Socialist Party of Nepal. Giri the other day exploded at Nepal Go...

Nepal’s Eye for an Eye: India ready to use militarily might?

Nepal’s Eye for an Eye: India ready to use militarily might? N. P. Upadhyaya,: The Indian Chief of the Army Staff Manoj Naravne primarily deserves appreciation in that he was the one who in a way had challenged and in the process encouraged/prompted the Nepal government led by veteran communist Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to publish a new-updated-political map of Nepal that incorporates now the India swallowed Nepali lands. Naravne told a ...

TEMPORARY HARD TIMES

ALI SUKHANVER - Really gone were the golden days. The Covid-19 has deprived of a very beautiful life. How charismatic were the days no more with us; children, getting up early in the morning and running to their schools, young boys and girls speeding to their colleges and universities and mothers making breakfast for them and packing their lunch boxes and men rushing to their jobs.  The...

The height of Indian Absurdity!

The height of Indian Absurdity! N. P. Upadhyaya: The Indian Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane appears to have been suffering from serious mental disorders or else why he would make some nasty and hysterical remarks on Nepal and India’s all time rival totalitarian China? The Indian Army Chief must have some chronic psychological snags possibly when he says that Nepal’s protest on the recent construction ...

Nepal: Who handed over the diplomatic note to whom?

Kathmandu: The Indian Ambassador to Nepal His Majesty Binaya Mohan Quatra was summoned, claims the Nepal’s foreign ministry. This is what had been given to understand to the Nepali population thee other day. However, India’s Godi-funded media dismisses the Nepal government’s claim and instead says that the “esteemed” Indian Ambassador was invited for a ...

Nepal: Indian envoy summoned, diplomatic note handed over

Kathmandu: Nepal’s foreign minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali has handed over demarche/note to the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Mr. Binaya Mohan Quatra protesting the unilateral construction of the link road to China that uses the Nepali territory in Lipulekh. India has constructed and very freshly inaugurated this link road to China in order to facilitate the Indian nationals to visit the ...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Makes Speech at Ground-breaking Ceremony for Construction of Pyongyang General Hospital

Following is the full text of “Let Us Build the Pyongyang General Hospital in an Excellent Way, Greeting the 75th Founding Anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea”, the speech made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Pyongyang General Hospital on March 17, Juche 109 (2020): Comrades, The Fifth Plenary Meeting of the S...

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FRIENDS ENEMY

ALI SUKHANVER - Strategically and geographically Oman is a very important country, occupying the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula at the joining-point of the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf. Muscat the capital of Oman is known as a very busy port as well as a commercial centre, always attractive for a large number of business people from all over the world. Moreover the country accommo...

President Kim Il Sung and Burchett

President Kim Il Sung (1912- 1994) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea maintained close relations with many foreign figures in his lifetime. Among them was Wilfred Burchett, an Australian writer and journalist. In October 1975, when he met Burchett, Kim Il Sung said to him: You have devoted nearly half your life to my country; for over 20 years you have done a great deal and re...

किम जोङ उन सार्वजनिक

अप्रिल ११ पछि प्योङयाङ नजिकै रहेको सनचेनको एउटा कृषि मल उद्योग निर्माण सम्पन्न भएको उपलक्ष्यमा आयोजित समारोहमा उत्तरकोरियाका नेता किम जोङ उन सार्वजनिक भएका छन् । उनी सहभागी भएको कार्यक्रमको फोटो तत्कालै सार्वजनिक गरिएको थियो। एक रिपोर्ट अनुसार मल उद्योगको रिबन काटेर किमले उद्घाटन गरेका हुन। उनले सुनचन फस्फोटिक मल उद्योगको उद्घाटन गरेलगत्तै उनको तस्बिर सार्वजनिक भयो र उत्तर कोरियाको हित नचाहनेहर...

Any Change Expected in the DPRK ?

Some Western countries are painting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as an isolated country without any development, describing it as “the most isolated and closed country” and a “totalitarian state” and stressing the “need to induce its change.” Is the DPRK really stagnant and isolated from the civilized world? As a matter of fact, the DPRK ...

The impact of COVID 19 on Health Care in Nepal

Madan Raj Thapa - Health is an integral part of Development . The ultimate aim of the development is the constant improvement of the well being of the entire population on the basis of the peoples participation in the development process and a fair distribution of the benefits therefrom. It is an integral process embodying both the economic and social objectives and must promote human dignity...

Under The Flag Of Unity

ALI SUKHANVER - Extremism particularly religious extremism is a poison which simply murders life. Unfortunately there are some unlucky ones who try to give everything a religious coloring even the Covid-19. Secular in nature and temperament are all pandemics, epidemics and all calamities; they never spare anyone on the basis of religion. If someone thinks, he is a Muslim and the virus of Covid...

COVID-19 and the DPRK

With COVID-19 driving the whole planet into extreme anxiety and terror, many people are puzzled by one thing: part or the largest of part of territory of the United States, China, Italy, Spain, Iran and other countries which have the highest number of people infected with and killed by COVID-19 are all situated at the latitudes between 30° and 45°N. Is this just a coincidence? It ...

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ALI SUKHANVER -- Sometime nonsense behaviour of the masses simply adds a lot to the miseries already making the lives of people troublesome. Same thing was observed a few weeks back when the Corona Virus pandemic wrapped up the whole world in its cruel clutches. So many misconceptions regarding the symptoms and treatment of the disease and details of the number of patients who died or survived...

Kim Il Sung and Self-supporting Economy

As is well known, countries liberated from colonial rule after the Second World War followed the road of relying on big and developed countries for their “aid” or copying their economic models. But the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aspired after the construction of a self-supporting economy from the first days of nation building. All that left after Korea’s...

Nepal: Women hit harder in Asia-Pacific by COVID-19, says UN-Women report

the corona virus is exacerbating pervasive gender inequalities and discrimination facing women in the region. Kathmandu: Gender and social inequalities that underpinned societies in Asia and the Pacific before the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are now exacerbated, making bad situations for women and girls even worse, warns a new report by UN Women. The report entit...

PAKISTAN WAS NEVER BEHIND TALIBAN

ALI SUKHANVER - For a limited time period, Pakistan has recently opened its borders with Afghanistan at Torkham and Chaman. The reason behind this action is nothing but to ensure that Afghanistan citizens could travel back to their country to see their dear and near ones. Everyone knows that Pakistan has been hosting millions of the Afghan refugees for more than three decades. The presence of ...

Nepal: Will India close the porous border?

Kathmandu: As usual, the Indian media better known as “Godi-Media” have initiated a tirade against Nepal accusing that some Nepali Muslims to have been deliberately entering the Indian Territory to spread the unknown enemy-the Corona Virus in the bordering areas of Bihar province. Bihar state of India borders Nepal. The fact is that India has been exporting its nationals to ...

President Kim Il Sung and His View of Happiness

April 15 this year marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), the founding father of socialist Korea. Greeting this day, many people in the world recall the career of the greatest of the great men in the 20th century. Kim Il Sung devoted his whole life for the welfare of his country and people; his on-site-guidance journey, covering a total distance of ...

CORONA IN AFGHANISTAN

ALI SUKHANVER-  Different Taliban groups have called on international health and rights organizations to seriously consider the condition of prisons and the prisoners in Afghanistan with particular reference to the spreading Corona pandemic. They have warned that the corona virus is threatening at least 40,000 prisoners across Afghanistan. Luckily Afghanistan is still among the few coun...

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ Associated PressApril 6, 2020, 2:36 AM GMT+5:45 NEW YORK (AP) — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia — a...

Upset Hindus urge Australia jewelry firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha belly rings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Tweed Heads (NSW, Australia) based jewelry retailer The Belly Ring Shop (Tummy Toys) for immediate withdrawal of belly button rings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was mea...

उत्तर कोरियालाई कोरोना फ्रि घोषणा

खुशिको खबर : उत्तर कोरियालाई कोरोना फ्रि घोषणा  २० चैत्र, एजेन्सी । उत्तर कोरियाले आफ्नो देशमा कोरोना भाइरसको एकजना पनि विरामी नभेटिएको भन्दै उत्तर कोरियालाई कोरोना फ्रि घोषणा गरेको छ । विश्वमा झण्डै एक मिलियन ‘१० लाख’ जनामा कोरोना भाइरसको सङ्क्रमण फैलिइरहेको र संसारका प्रायः सबैजसो देशमा यसको प्रभाव पुगिसकेको समाचार आइरहँदा उत्तर कोरियाले भने आफ्नो देशमा कोरोना भाइरसको सङ्क्रमण नभएको बताएको हो । ...

नेपाल–चीन सम्बन्ध सुधार्दै प्रेमसागर पौडेल

नेपाल–चीनवीचको सम्बन सुधार्न लागिपरेका व्यक्तित्व हुन् प्रेम सागर पौडेल । नेपालको हक र हिलाई प्रमुखता दिने पौडेल एकचीन नीतिमा दायाँवायाँ नगरौं भन्ने सुझाव दिनुहुन्छ । वहाँ भन्नुहुन्छ– एक कार्यकाल भ्रष्टाचार बन्दै गर, त्यसपछि अनैतिक काम गर्र्नै पर्दैन । आइतवार कोरोना रोकथामका लागि चीनले पठाएका स्वास्थ्य सामाग्री राजदूतले नेपाललाई हस्तान्तरण गरेपछि वहाँले भन्नुभयो– चिनियाँ राजद...

Kim Jong Il : On the Juche Idea

Theses sent to the National Seminar on the Juche Idea held on the Occasion of the 70th Birthday Anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung March 31, 1982 Origin of the Juche idea A progressive idea plays an important role in socio-historical progress. When the popular masses are guided by a progressive idea, they can be a powerful creator of history. Of course, it does not mea...

ALTERING REGIONAL DYNAMICS

ALI SUKHANVER - The Indian Air Force has recently commissioned the ‘222 Tiger Sharks Squad’ of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jets in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu: say various media reports. The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is a twin-jet multirole air superiority fighter, developed by Russia and built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force. It is a heavy, long-range al...

Dear fellow NRNs,

We are all devasted with Corona virus and this is not news anymore; WHO has already declared it as pandemic. It is well said, “Precaution is better than cure”; let us all be prepared for this pandemic. In this very critical period, we can be helping hands to each other. So, I have formed a regional committee “Corona Response Team” in my leadership to educate, aw...

Upset Hindus urge Papa John’s to apologize & withdraw commercial trivializing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging Papa John's, pizza delivery company headquartered in Louisville (Kentucky), to immediately withdraw its Papadias TV Commercial ‘Yoga’ and apologize.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that this commercial unnecessarily and unreasonably trivialized the greatly revered Hindu concepts/symbols Om...

जनताको सहारा को रहेछ त ?

रसियन राष्ट्रपति भ्लादिभिर पुटिन आफै अस्पताल अस्पताल निरीक्षण गर्न निक्लियछ्न् । चीनमा राष्ट्रपति सी चिनफिङ जनताको घर घरमै पुगेका छन् । अरु देशमा पनि जनताछेउ पुगेका छन्, राष्ट्राध्यक्ष सरकार प्रमुखहरु । कम्युनिष्ट नेताहरु प्रचण्ड, माधव, नारायणकाजी, झलनाथ खनाल कसैले जनतालाई त्रसित नहुनसम्म भनेनन् । आफै त्रसित भएर लुकेका छन् त ? समाजवादी नेपाली कांग्रेसका त्रिकुटी शेरबहादुर देउवा, रामचन्द्र पौ...

National Day of Pakistan

On the eve of National Day of Pakistan 23rd March, a simple Flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu on 23rd March 2020. Ambassador of Pakistan Mazhar Javed hoisted the national flag.  In line with the measures & decisions taken by the Nepal Government, the ceremony was organized at a very limited scale. Likewise the earlier scheduled National Day Reception an...

Hindus urge California yoga studios to offer free online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

In view of coronavirus outbreak, Hindus are urging yoga studios in various parts of California to offer free yoga classes in virtual format accessible to all Californians, many of them stuck indoors.   This would be a remarkable contribution of state’s yoga industry to the collective health of Californians during these uncertain times as yoga might be a helpful tool in ma...

Rajan Zed urges Hindus worldwide to develop intimacy with God during COVID-19 pandemic

Besides using all necessary resources and actions to combat deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging Hindus to draw closer to God through prayer.   Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the about 1.1 billion Hindus worldwide to pray at least twice daily in their home s...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon UK to withdraw Lord Ganesha playing card decks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon UK for immediate withdrawal of two playing card decks carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be tossed/s...

Hindus urge the world to draw closer to God through prayer amidst coronavirus outbreak

Besides using all necessary resources and actions to combat deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hindus are calling upon the world to develop intimacy with God by increasing the frequency of prayer in their homes.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stated: This moment of growing anxiety, uncertainty and distress; exposing the h...

Option of the DPRK

At the end of December last year the entire world paid close attention to the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea held in Pyongyang.  In spite of the sincere efforts for peace made by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the extreme sanctions on the part of the hostile forces continued and got even worse. What on earth is...

A Virus More Perilous than Corona

 ALI SUKHANVER More dangerous and more perilous than Corona, there are so many other viruses too; the CAA and NRC are also among those deadly ones. If not properly taken care of, they are going to destroy the whole social fiber in the region particularly in the region around the Indian borders. Bangladesh would also be among the most affected areas. After implementation on the CAA and N...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Australia to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Amazon Australia for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s thi...

Hindus concerned at flag burning outside Hindu temple in New York City

Hindus are highly concerned at reports of burning of religious flag installed in front of well-known Shri Tulsi Hindu Temple in Richmond Hill area of Queens borough in New York City.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for the hard-working, harmonious and peaceful US Hindu community numbering about three million...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon Canada to apologize & withdraw Lord Ganesha toilet cover set

Upset Hindus are urging online retailer Amazon Canada for the immediate withdrawal of 3-Piece Bath Mats Set (which includes a toilet lid cover) carrying the images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was deeply revered in Hinduism and was meant to ...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Statement

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea made public the following statement on Saturday: At the end of the UN Security Council emergency meeting held on last March 5, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and Estonia announced a so-called “joint statement” denouncing the drill of our army. As widely known to the world, the U...

Hindus urge Alabama lawmakers to show maturity & approve bill allowing yoga in schools

On March 10, Alabama House of Representatives will hear bill HB235; which if enacted, would allow yoga to be offered to grades K-12 in Alabama public schools, which has been reportedly prohibited since 1993.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Alabama state legislators to wake up to the needs of Alabama pupils and support introduct...

Like Christchurch, Hindus urge Auckland to shut down a busy street for yoga

Like Christchurch’s busy Colombo Street which was reportedly shut down on Sunday for few hours for yoga and other activities, Hindus are urging Auckland Council to do the same with a busy road in Auckland (New Zealand).   Hundreds of yogis and others doing yoga together outdoors on a major Auckland street would bring the spirit of togetherness-community-harmony among di...

Lord Ganesha in Vatican’s “Profane Museum”: Hindus deem it as trivialization of revered deity

Hindus find Lord Ganesha statue in the collection of Vatican’s “Profane Museum” as highly inappropriate and insensitive.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was deeply revered deity among Hindus and was sacred-pious-holy. Placing him in the collection of “Profane Museum” was very...

Will Doha peace deal bring prosperity in Afghanistan?

By NP Upadhyaya The Swedish Professor of Indian origin Ashok Swain has rightly observed through his Twitter account dated February 29/2020 that “While Imran Khan’s Pakistan is renovating 400 Hindu temples to handover to the minority Hindus, in Narendra Modi’s India the Mosques of minority Muslims are under regular attacks. The Professor who is taken in India as a sharp c...

Upset Hindus urge Singapore firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha rug & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Singapore based online retailer Quiltliving Store for immediate withdrawal of rug carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and no...

High and dry: New study warns of looming water insecurity in Himalayan towns

March 1, 2020, Kathmandu, Nepal: A recent study covering 13 towns across four countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan – in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region shows that the Himalayan towns are facing increased water insecurity in the wake of inadequate urban planning coupled with a rapidly changing climate. T...

Hindus disappointed at Church of England banning yoga in community centre

Hindus are disheartened over reported ban on yoga classes at St James’ Community Centre (Whitehaven, Cumbria, England), belonging to Whitehaven Parish of Church of England.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Whitehaven Parish Rector Robert Jackson and Carlisle Bishop James Newcome to show some maturity by re-visit...

India’s Muslim Genocide: US response inadequate!

India’s Muslim Genocide: US response inadequate! N. P. Upadhyaya: The US Senator Bob Menendez– representing the Democratic Party, criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday, February 27, 2020 over his response to the deadly riots in Delhi, India, upon the President’s return from a two-day trip to India. “I urge the Trump administration, and the rest of the world to condemn the violence in Delhi and press the...

Hindus worldwide urge Australia PM Morrison to censure Treasurer Frydenberg for mocking Hinduism

Hindus worldwide are urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to censure Treasurer Josh Frydenberg for mocking deeply revered Hindu practices in the Parliament on Thursday, which was highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion...

Upset Hindus urge Oregon brewery to rename Shavasana beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Newport (Oregon) based Rogue Ales & Spirits brewery to apologize and rename its “Shavasana” (Imperial, Granola Blonde Ale) beer; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu concepts or symbols or icons or scriptures or deities for comm...

Nepal: Suffocating Chinese High Handedness!

Nepal: Suffocating Chinese High Handedness!Niraj Aryal: It all started with a junior official at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu asking a senior Nepali journalist to visit the Embassy to collect a bottle of scotch whiskey. This happened during the last Nepali Dashain Festival. Hilarious, isn’t it? Obviously, the news spread in the social media like a wild fire. This Whiskey event nonetheless signaled the be...

Upset Hindus urge England brewery to withdraw Veda beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Woodford (Northamptonshire, England) based Three Hills Brewing to apologize and withdraw its “Veda” (single hop India Pale Ale) beer; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu scriptures or deities or concepts or symbols or icons f...

How cleverly India captured Nepali politics?

How cleverly India captured Nepali politics? N.P. Upadhyaya : Prachanda alias Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the ferocious of the bygone Nepal’s Maoists era has finally, as was expected and highly suspected too, admitted that “he have had complicit relations with late Girija Prasad Koirala (Rest in peace) while Prachanda aka Pushpa Kamal Dahal was in New Delhi’s enjoying the Indian government’s secured hospitality ...

Angdok Hot Spring Resort in the DPRK

Some months ago, a ceremony for the inauguration of the Yangdok Hot Spring Resort took place in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. A Peculiar Resort Located in the mountainous area in the middle of Korea, the Yangdok Hot Spring Resort is a peculiar public service centre, comprehensive medical treatment centre and multifunctional sports and leisure activity centre for spa bat...

Unwanted in India, UK MP Debbie Abrahams greeted in Pakistan

Unwanted in India, UK MP Debbie Abrahams greeted in PakistanN.P. Upadhyaya: In a calculatedly staged drama by the Indian foreign ministry, a notorious set of Immigration officials of the sort of Commando type at the Indira Gandhi International Airport denied entry to a valid visa holder British Parliamentarian Ms. Debbie Abrahams- a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on the disputed region of Kashmir, reports...

Finally permanent peace in Afghanistan

N. P. Upadhyaya-  The Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani claims that he has won the Presidential elections held some five to six months ago.However, Ghani’s nearest rival and opponent Abdullah Abdullah rejects the dissemination of the news that Ghani has won the elections for the Afghan Presidency. Abdullah claims that he has won the President elections. Elections in Afghanis...

Kailash Confluence: Reviving connections for a sustainable future [Photobook]

In September 2018, Namkha Rural Municipality, Humla, held its first cross-border travel and trade fair – the Kailash Confluence – to celebrate the shared history, culture, and socioeconomy of the populations living in the transboundary areas of Nepal, India, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. This photo book celebrates and documents this seminal event   ICI...

Upset Hindus urge Manchester apparel firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha yoga mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Manchester (United Kingdom) based online festival clothing firm “Fantasy EDM Gear” for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant t...

कूटनीतिक पक्षलाई जोगाउँदै राष्ट्रिय हितमा एमसीसी पास हुन्छ

७ फागुन सुर्खेत । नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी ‘नेकपा’का अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहाल ‘प्रचण्ड’ ले नेकपाले नेपालको राजनीतिक मानचित्र बदलेको बताएका छन् । नेपाल कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी (नेकपा) द्वारा मङ्गलबार कर्णाली प्रदेशको राजधानी सुर्खेतमा आयोजित कर्णाली प्रदेशस्तरीय ‘बृहत्तर अगुवा कार्यकर्ता भेला’ कार्यक्रमको उद्घाटन गर्दै उनले विश्वमा कम्युनिष्ट शक्तिहरु कमजोर भइर...

Upset Hindus urge Baltimore jewelry firm to withdraw Lord “Ganesh Toe Ring” & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Baltimore (Maryland) based online company, The Irish Gem Jewelry, to immediately withdraw “Ganesh Toe Ring”; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to ado...

Hindus denounce Miami peacock removal plan

Hindus are critical of the reported February 13 decision of Miami City Commission of relocating peafowl; stressing peacocks are revered and played an important role in Hinduism.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Miami City Commission should show some maturity and find something constructive to do with tax dollars instead of h...

The High-Level Exchanges Between Japan And Nepal Have Been Progressing

We are grateful to learn that His Majesty created on-going bonds with Nepal at that time By  Masamichi Saigo  Feb. 14, 2020, I am pleased to welcome you all to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty, the Emperors of Japan, the first birthday celebration since the new era “Reiwa”, meaning, beautiful harmony,” commenced. We hope the new era lasts...

Hindus welcome Washington National Cathedral for hosting yoga

Hindus have welcomed National Cathedral of The Episcopal Church in Washington DC for offering yoga classes.   Highly popular “Yoga Night” and “Yoga Morning” sessions were held on February 12 and 13 respectively as a part of its “Seeing Deeper Week” annual project, for which the nave of the Cathedral was emptied of chairs.   Welco...

Millennium Challenge Corporation Deputy Vice President Concludes Nepal Visit

    Jonathan Brooks, the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America, concluded a visit to Kathmandu, as part of on-going consultations in support of the U.S. partnership with the Government of Nepal and the $500 million MCC Compact. During his visit, Deputy Vice President Brooks met separately with the M...

Is it ‘beginning of the end’ of the Indian government?

NP Upadhyaya “I detest Hindutwa”, so says a veteran Indian historian Ramchandra Guha talking recently to the right-wing salvos in an interaction with satirist Akash Banerjee. He even came heavily down on Indian Prime Minister Modi by saying that “Modi has misused Mahatma Gandhi’s name to “promote himself”, and asked if he was “fond of “Gand...

Many Alabama city governments offer yoga, but it continues to be “prohibited” in public schools

Many Alabama cities, usually through their parks-recreation departments, reportedly offer/host/conduct or have offered/hosted/conducted in the past various kinds of yoga classes; but Alabama State Department of Education continues to prohibit it in state’s public schools.   Cities of Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile, Hoover, Dothan, Auburn, Florence, Pelham, Fort Payne, P...

No Excuses For A Lover

Ali Sukhanver - Whether love is a sin or a crime, most of the times the world around treats a lover like an unpardonable sinner and unforgivable criminal. Same was the fate of Mohammad Rashid, a resident of Banaras, India. It was somewhere in 2017 that he went to Karachi (Pakistan) to attend a family marriage function. There he fell in deep love with one of his cousins and decided to make her ...

Upset Hindus urge Melbourne firm to withdraw Hindu gods playing cards deck & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Melbourne area (Australia) based online marketplace MyDeal.com.au for immediate withdrawal of playing cards deck carrying images of various Hindu deities; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that these Hindu deities were highly revered in Hinduism and were mean...

A Cleveland public school launches “Meditation Center”

Willson School, a PreK-8 public school of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in Ohio, has a full-fledged “Meditation Center”.   According to reports, students can self-refer or teachers can refer students to the Willson Meditation Center (WMC) for short periods of meditation or yoga time. Activities at this Center include meditation, pranayama, yoga, et...

Detroit Institute of Arts removes Lord Ganesha finger puppet within few hours of Hindu protest

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), “one of the premier art museums in the United States”, removed Lord Ganesha finger puppet from its Museum Shop website within hours of Hindu protest; which called it “highly inappropriate”.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada today, thanked DIA for u...

Talk Programme on Jammu Kashmir Dispute : Past and Present

On the occasion of the Kashmir Solitary day, Pakistan Embassy organized a talk programme on “Jammu Kashmir Dispute : Past and Present”. The day is observed every year on February 5, in Pakistan and by Pakistanis all over the world to express their solidarity with the people of Jammu Kashmir in their struggle for the right of self determination.  The programme was attended by ar...

Upset Hindus urge Detroit Institute of Arts to withdraw Lord Ganesha finger puppet from sale & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), “one of the premier art museums in the United States”, to immediately withdraw Lord Ganesha finger puppet from sale; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped...

The Korean People's Army Is Invincible

The Korean People's Army Is Invincible (04/Feb/2020) No one can match the invincible Korean People's Army, and what is the secret? The first one is that the KPA has been led by outstanding leaders.  President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), who founded the KPA and defeated the US and Japanese imperialists in one generation, was an ever-victorious veteran commander and outstanding gener...

भारतको स्वतन्त्रतामा वीपी, मनमोहन, धेरै नेपालीको योगदान छ

डा.सुरेन्द्र केसी - भारतको तिलक महाराष्ट्र विद्यापीठ र  उपकूलपति डा.दीपक तिलकको विशेष निम्तोमा भारत गएका इतिहासविद डा.सुरेन्द्र केसीले इतिहासको सत्यतथ्य प्रकाश पारेर देशभक्तिपूर्ण कार्य गरेका छन् । अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय गोष्ठीमा डा.सुरेन्द्र केसीले नेपालका बारेमा, नेपालीका बारेमा र इतिहासको जुन व्याख्या गरेका छन्, त्यो नेपाली बुद्धिजीवीको सुकर्म हो । त्यस गोष्ठीमा डा.केसीले के भनेछन्, नेपाल जा...

Upset Hindus urge Yokohama clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha socks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Yokohama (Japan) based clothing company Ametsuchi for immediate withdrawal of socks carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home...

Upset Hindus urge California apparel firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Santa Ana (California, USA) based athletic clothing brand INKnBURN for immediate withdrawal of shorts carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or h...

Despite Hindu protest, College of New Jersey refuses to withdraw its newspaper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Despite Hindu protest, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing is refusing to withdraw printed copies of its student newspaper “The Signal” from various locations, which states “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”.   “…we decline your requests to retrieve printed copies of The Signal or to remove the article”, “The Signal&rd...

Sun and Shining Star of DPRK

shining star adding glory to Korea In February this year, the Korean people will greet the 78th anniversary of birth of Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the eternal leader of the socialist Korea, and the 8th anniversary of awarding him the title of Generalissimo of the DPRK. February 16, 1942 is the day Kim Jong Il...

Nepal to facilitate India-Pakistan dialogue?

N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The India tilted Nepal has offered its mediatory role in ending the seven decades long conflict in between the two neighboring arch rivals-India and Pakistan. What could be a nice joke than this? To recall, India and Pakistan behave with each other as enemies of the highest order since the very second day of the partition, 1947. It is in this light tha...

Upset Hindus seek apology for College of New Jersey paper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing for its student newspaper stating “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”.   It was highly inappropriate and insensitive for the newspaper of a “Top Public College” funded by tax dollars and student fees (many of whom were Hindu) to belittle Hinduism, world’s oldest ...

SAME BOAT WAITING FOR ALL

ALI SUKHANVER - Whatever you call it; migration, displacement, compulsive shifting or dislodgment; it is always very painful, particularly when you know that it is going to be an irreversible process. Be it migration of the Muslims from Hindustan to Pakistan in 1947 or compulsive shifting of the Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh; situation had ever been very painful. A...

SAME BOAT WAITING FOR ALL

ALI SUKHANVER - Whatever you call it; migration, displacement, compulsive shifting or dislodgment; it is always very painful, particularly when you know that it is going to be an irreversible process. Be it migration of the Muslims from Hindustan to Pakistan in 1947 or compulsive shifting of the Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh; situation had ever been very painful. A...

Hindus cautiously welcome British Museum for showcasing Tantra in upcoming exhibition

Welcoming reported attempts of British Museum (BM) in London to remove misrepresentations regarding Tantra in the West through an upcoming Tantra exhibition, Hindus have hoped that displays be in consonance with sacred texts.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although Hindus were appreciative of BM for its upcoming Tant...

Hindus push for yoga as detention alternative in all Ohio schools, like Toledo & Lancaster

Commending two Ohio public schools, Scott High (Toledo) and Lancaster High; for reportedly offering yoga as detention alternative; Hindus are urging all Ohio schools to introduce yoga as alternative to detention.   Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, appealed to all Ohio schools&m...

Hindu temples in North America opting for taller statues of gods

Hindus have welcomed the trend of installing towering statues of Hindu deities in Hindu temples in North America.   With ten Delaware Department of Transportation trucks in the lead, six New Castle County patrol cars, three majestic mounted horse patrol unit; 25 feet tall Lord Hanuman statue was recently greeted at the Delaware state line; according to Hindu Temple of Delawar...

Stand-off Between Self-reliance and Sanctions

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea was held amid the great interest of the world. At this meeting, Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, said that the DPRK-US stand-off which has lasted from one century into the next has now boiled down to a clear stand-off between self-reliance ...

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Oslo

Hindus are urging Oslo City Council (OCC) in Norway to work on creating dedicated area in/around Oslo for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, lake or other body of water.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that areas in and around Oslo now had substantial Hindu population and it was important for grieving H...

Nepal: Prachanda’s confession attracts notice of the Hague Tribunal?

Nepal: Prachanda’s confession attracts notice of the Hague Tribunal? N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu:  The Head quarter of the Nepal Police force and later the Hague Tribunal have now logical reasons to immediately detain Comrade Prachanda for having killed some five thousand innocent lives during the Maoists led People’s War. Comrade Prachanda alias Pushpa Kamal Dahal while admitting that he have had killed five thousand Nepali lives was not...

Nepal: India-Pakistan meet in Delhi may give peace a chance!

N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The Indian Prime Minister Modi is likely to greet his “near to adversary” Pakistani friend, Prime Minister Imran Khan in New Delhi later this year. Relations between the two South Asian nations have never been cordial since the days of partition, 1947. However, the special session of the Sanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which Indi...

Councils of 6 Utah cities to start the day with Hindu mantras in May

Hindu prayers will open the meetings of six city councils and one county commission in Utah between May 19 to 21, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   These include city councils of Brigham, South Ogden, West Haven, Sunset, Garland, Mantua and county commission of Box Elder.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invoc...

Sydney firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha toilet cover within few hours of Hindu protest

Online home-furnishings retailer “My Diva Baby” based in Sydney suburb Seven Hills; apologized and removed “Indian God Ganesha Elephant Bath Mat Set”, carrying the images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, within few hours of Hindu protest; which had called it “highly inappropriate”.   Krista Bridge of “My Diva Baby”, i...

Upset Hindus urge Sydney firm to apologize & withdraw Lord Ganesha toilet cover set

Upset Hindus are urging “My Diva Baby”, online home-furnishings retailer based in Sydney suburb Seven Hills, for the immediate withdrawal of “Indian God Ganesha Elephant Bath Mat Set” (three pieces, including a toilet seat cover), carrying the images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed...

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains in Dublin

Hindus are urging Dublin City Council (DCC) in Ireland to work on creating dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, or other body of water.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that areas in and around Dublin now had substantial Hindu population and it was important for grieving Hindu families t...

The real target of the US assassination of Iranian military leader Qassen Soleimani – China

Ann Lee nn Lee The real target of the US assassination of Iranian military leader Qassen Soleimani – China The US has been trying to provoke China into a military conflict since 2013 through the South China Sea, Taiwan, North Korea, Xinjiang and recently Hong Kong China will not be able to avoid being dragged into a war over Soleimani’s assassination ...

Hindus push for Diwali holiday in New York’s Valley Stream School District

Hindus are urging Valley Stream Central High School District (VSCHSD) in New York to proclaim official holiday on Diwali, most popular of Hindu festivals, starting 2021.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Diwali holiday in VSCHSD would be a step in the positive direction in view of presence of a substantial number of Hindu stu...

Report on 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK

Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) — The 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held at the headquarters building of the WPK Central Committee from December 28 to 31, Juche 108 (2019). Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, guided the plenary meeting. Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the C.C., WP...

Many Alabama churches host yoga, but public schools continue to “prohibit” it

Many Alabama churches now reportedly host/offer/conduct or have hosted/offered/conducted yoga classes, but Alabama State Department of Education continues to prohibit it in state’s public schools.   Some United Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Baptist churches in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Dothan, Decatur, Vestavia Hills, Athens, Helena, ...

We should be cautious against those averse to Sino-Nepal cordial ties: Chinese Ambassador

-Sharachchandra Bhandary -  China has made it clear that it does not defend its citizens involved in illegal activities in the host country and also expressed commitment of its cooperation in bringing the criminals to book. Similarly, China said there is no threat to its security and national interests from Nepal. It however maintained that there was risk from some elements who did not...

London clothing firm removes Lord Ganesha legging within 24-hours of Hindu protest

London headquartered “global online retail clothing company” British Leggings removed legging carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within 24-hours of Hindu protest; which called it “highly inappropriate”.   “Ganesha Leggings”, earlier selling for £15 at britishleggings.co.uk, showed up as “Sorry, there are no posts to disp...

हामी देशका लागि मानव बम हौं ?

नेपालका लागि उत्तरकोरियाका महामहिम राजदूत जो योङ मान १६ डिसम्बर, २०७६ मंसिर ३० गते, प्रजातान्त्रिक जनगणन्त्र कोरियाको दूतावासमा महान नेता किम जोङ इलको ८औं जन्मजयन्तीको अवसरमा श्रद्धाञ्जलीसभाको आयोजना गरएको यियो । श्रद्धाञ्जलीपछि महामहिम राजदूतसँग केही प्रश्नहरु सोधियो, महामहिम राजदुतले पनि खुलेर केही कुराहरु भन्नुभयो, देशभक्तिका दृष्टिकोणले अति महत्वपूर्ण उहाँका विचारहरु यहाँ प्रस्तुत गरिएको...

Supreme Commander of the DPRK’ s Armed Forces

December 30 this year maks the eighth anniversary of  Kim Jong UN as the Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the Democratic People’ s Republic of Korea. Over the past gight years the DPRK’ s armed forces have grown in strength; the Korean People’ s Army is armed with world-class military equipment and all the armed forces of the country have been well pr...

कथा ‘जून’

शशी श्रेष्ठ– मिनभवन, काठमाडौं । पढाई सकेर फर्केको ऊ प्राय ः आफ्नो कामको शिसलसिलामा घर बाहिर नै हुन्छ । ऊ आफ्नो व्यस्ततालाई बेवास्ता गर्दै हरेक कुराको बारेमा भई रहन्छ । चाहे त्यो देश विदेशका गतिविधि हुन् या कुनै मनोरञ्जन क्षेत्रका कुराहरु हरेक कुरामा दक्ष, ऊ मोडलिङ पनि गर्छ । कक्षा ११ मा पढ्दा नै उसकी आमाको निधन भएको थियो । त्यस दिनदेखि ऊ नै मेरो साहारा बन्यो । ऊ, अर्थात सञ्जन मेर...

कथा ‘जून’

शशी श्रेष्ठ– मिनभवन, काठमाडौं । पढाई सकेर फर्केको ऊ प्राय ः आफ्नो कामको शिसलसिलामा घर बाहिर नै हुन्छ । ऊ आफ्नो व्यस्ततालाई बेवास्ता गर्दै हरेक कुराको बारेमा भई रहन्छ । चाहे त्यो देश विदेशका गतिविधि हुन् या कुनै मनोरञ्जन क्षेत्रका कुराहरु हरेक कुरामा दक्ष, ऊ मोडलिङ पनि गर्छ । कक्षा ११ मा पढ्दा नै उसकी आमाको निधन भएको थियो । त्यस दिनदेखि ऊ नै मेरो साहारा बन्यो । ऊ, अर्थात सञ्जन मेर...

Hindus seek dedicated areas for scattering cremated remains in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

Hindus are urging city councils of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Tauranga to work on creating dedicated areas for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, or other bodies of water.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that areas in and around these cities now had substantial Hindu populations an...

Large Neighbors Next Door: Nepal’s Democratization in a Dynamic Region·

Ganga Thapa, Professor of Political Science - (gangathapatu@gmail.com) Abstract: Small countries’ foreign policies always face significant challenges, but this is particularly so when they border two major powers.  Such is the case for landlocked Nepal, which must navigate the always tense Sino-Indian relationship.  Nepal traditionally has had a much closer relationship wi...

CPEC-A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE???

ALI SUKHANVER Plus and minus, merits and demerits always go side by side; same is the case with profit and loss. If all is good, it means something is wrong or something going to be wrong. We see that in Pakistan, people are looking towards the CPEC with hopeful and expectant eyes considering it as a ‘game-changer’. At the same time there are a very few ones in the country who have...

In service of mountains and people

December 20, 2019 Every year, the ICIMOD Mountain Prize is awarded to an individual, organization, or private sector entity based in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) or beyond, for outstanding efforts in enabling sustainable and resilient mountain development in the HKH region to benefit the environment as well as communities—particularly the poor, the youth, and women. This year&rsq...

Paving the path towards an organic Bhutan

Paro, 18 December 2019 The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Bhutan and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) are jointly organizing a regional symposium on organic agriculture between 18 to 20 December. The regional symposium on ‘Organic agriculture: Youth engagement and enterprise development’ held in Metta Resort, Paro are being att...

Henrico County Public Schools in Virginia declare holiday for Hindu festival Diwali

Board of Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) in Virginia (USA), in its December 12 meeting, reportedly approved its 2020-2021 calendar, and it includes student holiday for Hindu festival Diwali.   Applauding HCPS for this gesture, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Virginia to close on their most popular festival Diwali. ...

Chief of KPA General Staff Issues Statement

Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), released the following statement on Saturday: I am very glad that the Academy of Defence Science has recently registered great successes in bolstering up the defence capabilities while successfully conducting tests of great significance one after another. The priceless data, experience and new technologies gain...

New Jersey apparel firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesh underwear after Hindu protest

Clifton (New Jersey) headquartered apparel label Customon has apologized and withdrawn thong and panty carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesh after Hindu protest; which called it “highly inappropriate”.   Sarah D. from Customon, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed (who spearheaded the protest), wrote: “We do apologize for such...

Canada clothing firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha legging within 24-hours of Hindu protest

Greater Vancouver (Canada) based athleisure brand NoMiNoU has apologized and withdrawn legging and capri, carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha and sacred syllable “Om”, from sales within 24-hours of Hindu protest; which called it “highly inappropriate”.   Jullianna Charlton, Founder and Creative Director of NoMiNoU, in an email to distinguished ...

Upset Hindus urge Vancouver athleisure brand to withdraw Lord Ganesha legging & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Greater Vancouver (Canada) based athleisure brand NoMiNoU for immediate withdrawal of legging and capri carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha and sacred syllable “Om”; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism ...

International Mountain Day 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR GENERAL Mountains matter for youth There is a great divide between the youth in the mountains and those in the plains. Even skilled and educated mountain youth have fewer opportunities to earn a decent standard of living, largely because of the difficult mountain terrain and climatic conditions and the marginalization of mountain-specific issues in development poli...

Socialism and Why the Korean People Support It?

(2019.12.17) The people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the East specially feel attracted to socialism. Last September, journalists from many countries went to Korea to cover the events held in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the DPRK. They interviewed a man. Question: What is your feeling as you celebrate the 70th anniversary of your Republic? Answer: T...

Statesman Possessed of Practical Abilities

(2019.12.10) The Korean experts and press of the world attribute the remarkable successes made by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the political, economic, military, diplomatic and all other fields to the leadership ability of Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission. As recognized by the international community, Kim Jong Un is a statesman possessed of practi...

Marveling At Our Mawkish Instinct For Survival

Maila Baje--- @http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli’s discernably declining health has led to rival theories on succession. The first – and quite peculiar – school involves the appointment of Bidya Devi Bhandari as head of government. Whether she would step down – quite literally – from the presidency to take a more active role in ...

World Needs No Extremism

Ali Sukhanver - An extract from an article of Harsh Mander published in the Hindu in the second week of last October, “In the years since Narendra Modi was elected in 2014, ugly mob hate has spilled onto the streets, trains and people’s homes. Fevered throngs surround, brutally assault and sometimes kill unarmed men, mostly Muslim. The crowds allege that the men had slaughtered cow...

काजकस्तानमा नेपाली चाउचाउ

काठमाडौं । चौधरी ग्रुपले काजखास्तानमा वाइवाइ प्लान्ट स्थापना गरेको छ । यो उद्योगका उत्पादन युरो एसियाली बजारमा सेवा दिने उद्देश्य राखिएको छ । चौधरी ग्रुपको यो वाइवाइ प्लान्टको उद्घाटन काजाखास्तानका प्रधानमन्त्री अस्कर मामिन (बायाँ) र विनोद चौधरी (दायाँ) ले सामुहिक रुपमा गरेका थिए ।  विदेशी मुलुकमा खोलिएको वाइवाइको यो तेस्रो प्लान्ट हो । यो प्लान्ट उद्घाटनपछि प्रम मामिनले प्लान्टको निरीक्...

Scientists Rank World’s Most Important, Most Threatened Mountain Water Towers

Research provides new insight on mountain glacier–derived water resource systems, impacting up to 1.9 billion people globally Indus valley as seen from Skardu, Pakistan. © ICIMOD December 9, 2019 Scientists from around the world have assessed the planet’s 78 mountain glacier–based water systems and, for the first time, ranked them in order of their importa...

Encircling India: The Pakistan-China-Sri Lanka Alliance!

Encircling India: The Pakistan-China-Sri Lanka Alliance!N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu:  Nepal’s experience says that Indian jealousy has no limits. Hardly had the election results declared in Sri Lanka, the bigot Hindu card holder and the forcefully raised Indian foreign minister S. Jay Shankar rushed to greet the newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksha to ensure that the new President may not drift towards The standard In...

Hindus commend London Catholic Church for hosting Hindu festival Diwali

Terming it as a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindus have applauded Archbishop of Southwark Most Reverend John Wilson for hosting Hindu festival of lights Diwali in Wimbledon Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Greater London.   Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that as love and ...

Upset Hindus urge Indianapolis firm to withdraw merchandise denigrating Hinduism & apologize

Hindus are urging Zorestina, an Indianapolis based t-shirt & accessories online company, for immediate withdrawal of some products, which they feel denigrate and trivialize sacred Hindu symbols and concepts.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was hurtful for the devotees to see highly revered Hinduism symbols/concepts j...

Hindus heart-broken by renowned Prado Museum not including Hindu gods in “The Gods” exhibition

Hindus are disappointed at “Museo Nacional del Prado” in Madrid (Spain), one of the top art museums of the world, for totally cold-shouldering Hindu gods in its Bicentenary exhibition “The Gods in the Prado”.   This travelling exhibition funded by Prado, which is continuing till January six, showcases themes of various religious traditions. “We r...

Hindus seek apology from Selena Gomez & Puma for cultural insensitivity in new ad campaign

Hindus are seeking apology from Hollywood singer-actress Selena Gomez and multinational sports brand Puma for what they call as blatant cultural insensitivity in their recent advertising campaign showing Gomez standing-sitting-footresting on books.   Books commanded immense respect among Hindus who saw reflection of goddess Sarasvati in the books. It was highly insensitive on...

Upset Hindus urge Russian brewery to remove Lord Ganesh image from beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Saint Petersburg (Russia) area based Mookhomor Production microbrewery to apologize and not use Hindu deity Lord Ganesh’s image on its White Illusion IPA beer, calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols ...

KALAPANI: THE NEPAL-INDIA END GAME?

KALAPANI: THE NEPAL-INDIA END GAME?N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: All the presumed yes men of the Indian Union born 1947 have surprisingly made it a point to harass and embarrass the incumbent Prime Minister KP Oli. It is this flock of the ‘Yes sir Ok Sir men’ who have been disseminating all the rubbish against the radical communist government controlled by KP Sharma Oli. However, this is not to certify t...

Hindus express concern at Netflix’s Ramayana inspired animation series “Heaven’s Forest”

Hindus are urging Netflix to stay true to the story and the spirit of Hindu scripture Ramayana when borrowing storyline and characters from it in its reportedly upcoming animated series “Heaven’s Forest”.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Ramayana was a highly revered scripture of Hinduis...

‘Narendra Modi: A Hindu Terrorist’

‘Narendra Modi: A Hindu Terrorist’Kathmandu: He is a legal practitioner of high standing. He at the moment has been vocal against the continued Indian occupation of Nepali landmass here and there and everywhere-from Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the West. India since the next day of the end of its slavery from the British India Company has been gulping the lands of the smaller neighbors. Sovereign and ancient ...

Pakistan-all the time with freedom fighters

ALI SUKHANVER - Just two months back, Zalmay Khalilzad, the American special envoy to Afghanistan said talking to the Afghan channel ToloNews, “In principle, on paper, yes we have reached an agreement — that it is done but it is not final until the president of the United States also agrees to it.” He further revealed that the United States would pull 5,400 troops from Afghan...

Lauding Henrico for Diwali holiday, Hindus want all Virginia schools close on Diwali

Welcoming Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) in Virginia for proposing student holiday on Diwali in both the versions of 2020-21 calendar draft; Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Virginia to close on their most popular festival Diwali.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ...

Can Sri Lanka – Pakistan save South Asia from India?

Can Sri Lanka – Pakistan save South Asia from India? N. P Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: As if the Kartarpur corridor surprise from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Indian PM Modi were not enough, most convincingly and fittingly yet another high powered fresh political bang in the vicinity must have disturbed the mental peace of the destructive troika in India (Modi-Doval-Shankar) the moment the Sri Lankan nationals elected Gotabaya Rajpakse as...

Hindus seek retirement of “Dutch Black Pete”

Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet).   It was time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) today.   Country of Rembrandt and Van Gogh, which had...

Upset Hindus urge Amazon to apologize & withdraw buffalo-skull carved with Lord Ganesha

  Upset Hindus are urging world's largest online retailer Amazon.com for the immediate withdrawal of wall-hanging showing image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha carved on a buffalo-skull; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be w...

President of Republic of Korea (South Korea), Moon Jae-In

o EDUCATION 1980 LL.B., Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 1971 Graduated from Kyungnam High School, Busan, Korea  o CAREER 2017 President of the Republic of Korea2017 Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea for the 19th presidential election 2015 Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Korea 2014 Member :New Politics Alliance for Democracy, Chairperson of the Nuclear ...

Abe administration is fully accountable for deteriorating Japan-ROK relations

Magosaki Ukeru Former Director of the Treaties Bureau at the Japanese Foreign Ministry Japan-ROK relations have soured over issues surrounding the so-called “wartime comfort women” and forced laborers. Regarding the issue of forced labor, the Abe administration insists that “past individual claims have been fully addressed by the Claims Settlement Agreement signed between ...

India’s new map is false: Kalapani is Nepali territory

India’s new map is false: Kalapani is Nepali territory Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, Border Expert, Nepal The recently published map by India showing western border of Nepal is totally false and misleading, on the basis of historic maps (1 February 1827 and 24 April 1856, published by the British Survey of India), prepared on the spirit of Sugauli Treaty. Everybody should protest to this new false and misleading map. According to the...

Nepal: Sugauli Treaty-1816 & Breach of Recognized State Obligation

Dipta Prakash Shah It would be appropriate and justifiable to consider the East India Company’s ulterior motive beforehand in invading Nepal at various eastern, southern and western lands. They had pre-planned objectives in spreading the colonial domination throughout the Indian subcontinent. To this end they covertly prepared themselves and launched war against Nepal. They succe ...

विदेशपरस्त नेतालाई विश्वास गर्दा भूमि गुम्यो

निगमकुमार कार्की – हाल कतार । - जनसेवक भनेर छानेका नेताहरुले देशभक्तिमा इमान नराख्दा आज देश दुखेको छ, देश लुटिएको छ, देशमा विदेशी बुट बजारिदैछ । कालापानी, लिम्पियाधुरा, लिपुलेकजस्ता हाम्रा अजस्रस्रोत, हाम्रो छाती, हाम्रो पहिचान नेपालमाथि भारतले नङ्ग्रा गाड्यो । अझै नेताहरु भारत रिसाउला कि भने अन्यौलमा छन् । देश बचाउने सरकारले हो, जनताले सरकार बनाएकै देशका लागि हो ।  जनता चनाखो हुन...

THE HAUNTING ISI

ALI SUKHANVER - The India Today, certainly an esteemed newspaper, published a report with reference to the Indian Intelligence sources which said, “Pakistani forces have started recruiting Pashto and Afghanistan origin terrorists to enter the border state of Kashmir.” The report further said, “Intelligence assessment on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that the...

Australian jewellery firm apologizes & removes Lord “Ganesha anklet” within 24-hours of Hindu protest

Byron Bay (New South Wales) headquartered Heart Mala Sacred Jewellery, has apologized and withdrawn anklet, carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, from sales within 24-hours of Hindu protest, which called it “highly inappropriate”.   Haidee Turner, founder-owner-designer of Heart Mala Jewellery, in emails to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, ...

Upset Hindus urge Australian jewellery firm to withdraw Lord “Ganesha anklet” & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Heart Mala Sacred Jewellery, headquartered in Byron Bay (New South Wales), to immediately withdraw “Ganesha anklet” from its website and other outlets, calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be wo...

Nepal: India should be ashamed of cheating neighbors!

Tilak B. Shrestha, Ph.D. You should write truth, not misleading lies. There is no dispute. Kalapani area is Nepalese territory. If diplomatic efforts do not work, we will take the case to the International forum. Those days of bullying a small country is over. We will defend our territory and sovereignty whatever way we can. Prashant Dhawan: India Kalapani Dispute Current Affairs 2...

No Special relation between Nepal and India

Concept of Sandwiched Nepal For many years the so called architects of the domestic as well as foreign policy used to reiterate the saying Nepal is sandwiched between the two big giants and through this they used to conclude that because of this natural liability Nepal cannot be a prosperous country or full-fledged sovereign and fully independent country. They shifted t...

Nepal: EU to join and engage in Sagarmatha Saambad

Kathmandu: The 11th meeting of the Joint Commission between Nepal and the European Union (EU) was held on 8 November 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A wide range of issues of mutual interest were discussed in a cordial atmosphere. Both delegations underlined the importance of further strengthening the political partnership, development cooperation and promoting global and regional engagement on matt...

Nepal: The Secret Royal Meeting!

Nepal: The Secret Royal Meeting!N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Not so many intelligent brains in Nepal intend to believe that on the midnight (better call it late evening around 10. 15 PM) of October 12/19, a high level Chinese official who was accompanying President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal secretly entered into the compound of the former King Gyanendra and talked with the now deposed King for almost forty fiv...

Kashmir Situation: Unsustainable & Bad!

Kashmir Situation: Unsustainable & Bad! Kathmandu: Indian Journalist Sunaina Mullick writes October 30/19 that a study conducted by IIT-H (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad) reveals that the Indians have a smaller Brain compared to the rest of the world. Fitting revelation that it is-better late than never. This million dollar “exposé” has come at a time when the Indian nation should have k...

Hindus disappointed at England church banning yoga

Hindus are disheartened over reported ban on yoga classes in the premises of St Mary's Church Pilton (Barnstaple, Devon, England), a parish of the Church of England.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged St Mary’s Vicar Dr Nigel Dilkes and Exeter Bishop Robert Atwell to show some maturity by re-visiting the issue...

Hindus ask Irish Bishop to educate himself about yoga benefits before banning in schools

Hindus are urging Alphonsus Cullinan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland, to seriously look at the multiple benefits yoga offered, before denying it to students of 123 schools in his diocese.   In a reported letter dated October 10 and addressed to “Principal, Teacher, staff member” of his schools in south-eastern Ireland, Cullinan declared ...

Kashmir Situation: Unsustainable & Bad!

Kashmir Situation: Unsustainable & Bad! Indian Journalist Sunaina Mullick writes October 30/19 that a study conducted by IIT-H (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad) reveals that the Indians have a smaller Brain compared to the rest of the world.Fitting revelation that it is-better late than never.This million dollar “exposé” has come at a time when the Indian nation should have known this about themselv...

Disheartened Hindus still awaiting permission to display Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital after 58 days of request

Dismayed Hindus are still awaiting permission to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire), despite making a formal request in an email on September five.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who made this request, received an email from Manchester VAMC on September...

Upset Hindus urge Madrid online-retailer to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Madrid (Spain) based online retailer MundoBuda for immediate withdrawal of yoga leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home sh...

#NepalIsNotHongkong

N.P. Upadhyaya: China, frankly speaking has made greater inroads in Nepal over these years. The non-ending Indian coercive policy towards Nepal compelled the later to inch closer to the Northern mighty neighbor-China. Senior journalist-analyst C. Raja Mohan tentatively has accepted this fact in a fresh article on Nepal-India ties. Since China has come, it will remain for long ti...

Xi’s Nepal visit alarms US!

Xi’s Nepal visit alarms US!N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal has drawn the world’s attention in that Xi left China upon meeting the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and then landed in India and met with his permanent rival PM Modi and finally the China’s top man made his first ever trip to Nepal on October 12. Chinese footsteps in Nepal have come i...

WORLD NEEDS NO EXTREMISM

ALI SUKHANVER - An extract from an article of Harsh Mander published in the Hindu in the second week of last October, “In the years since Narendra Modi was elected in 2014, ugly mob hate has spilled onto the streets, trains and people’s homes. Fevered throngs surround, brutally assault and sometimes kill unarmed men, mostly Muslim. The crowds allege that the men had slaughtered cow...

Nepal: India’s positive intervention theory & Xi Jinping’s 5C Formula!

Nepal: India’s positive intervention theory & Xi Jinping’s 5C Formula! N.P Upadhyaya: President Xi Jinping was in Nepal for not more than twenty one hours to be exact. He made a history yet. But his brief stay in this India controlled ‘12 point nation’ created visible fissures in and among the top stalwarts of the ruling Nepal Communist Party which in effect is “made in India” and the forced combination of the two namesake com...

BLOOD-DRIPPING VALLEY OF KASHMIR

ALI SUKHANVER - Pakistan’s concerns over Kashmir are very genuine and legitimate as the situation there is getting horrible day by day. The helpless Kashmiris are hopelessly waiting for someone who could save them from the tyranny and brutality of the Indian security forces. A very true picture of the present day Indian-Held Kashmir was portrayed by the Aljazeera in a report a few days b...

India panics as Nepal welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping!

India panics as Nepal welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping!​NP.Upadhyaya: Some unhappy and depressed souls were displeased with the unexpected arrival of the world most talked about leader President Xi Jinping in Nepal for a twenty one hour long trip. President Xi has centered his eyes on South Asia. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was just the other day in Beijing. President Xi made a Nepal trip after visiting India. This speaks of t...

Imran Khan: The Peace Maker!

Imran Khan: The Peace Maker!  Kathmandu: Needless to say, India’s loss in Nepal is China’s gains. By the same token, India’s loss in South Asian region is a huge gain for India’s declared rival-Pakistan now being led by the ace cricketer Imran Khan. To be candid, after the August 5/19 annexation of Kashmir by the Indian union, if India has been constantly losing popularity and p...

Is China really a Friend of Pakistan?

Is China really a Friend of Pakistan?​N.P. Upadhyaya,  “Nepal remains now assured that the SA region has a principled and determined leader who could act like the much needed political and nuclear deterrent in South Asia. Observers in Nepal definitely have reasons to believe that South Asia now rests in the safe hands caring little of the devil in the neighborhood. Ask the people of Nepal whom they take a...

From Moriarty to Berry: Can US Nepal policy be corrected?

From Moriarty to Berry: Can US Nepal policy be corrected? N.P. Upadhyaya, : Partly the US Ambassador to the Nepali Court Randy Berry is also at fault for all the diplomatic fracas that has apparently jolted the Nepal-America relations in these days more so after the private talks that took place in between Prachanda and the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Needless to say, the US is one of the oldest “reliable-development&r...

Indian forces killed 95,238 Kashmiris since January 1989: Report

Islamabad, December 10 : According to a report Indian forces in their anti-freedom operation, killed 95,238 Kashmiris, including 7,120 in custody, since January 1989 till date. The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,107 women and damaged 109,191 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to cu...

Will India attend next SAARC Summit in Islamabad?

Will India attend next SAARC Summit in Islamabad?​N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: On June 1, 2019, Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli told an Indian newspaper that BIMSTEC can’t replace the SAARC and that the stalled meets of the SAARC regional body must be convened at the earliest.PM Oli as an intimate friend of the Indian regime abruptly went against the Indian stance that favours now the enhanced role of the Ind...

Nepal’s RAW disciples take lessons on Xi’s ideology!

Nepal’s RAW disciples take lessons on Xi’s ideology!    N.P. Upadhyaya: Let me first begin this article by condemning the Indian Prime Minister Modi who claimed September 27/19 at the ongoing UN general assembly session that Lord Buddha was born in India. Unfortunately, this fascist RSS life member Indian Prime Minister has insulted Nepal and Nepalese many a times in the past and this is the fresh one wherein he has once agai...

Country Chapter for the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub to be developed

Fishermen on boats on the Koshi River                                  © ICIMOD/Jitendra Bajracharya Kathmandu, 24 September 2019 A recent UNESCAP disaster risk-focused r...

Imran Khan’s stature heightens as Narendra Modi dwarfs!

Imran Khan’s stature heightens as Narendra Modi dwarfs!N.P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Frustrations of the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan are real. It is simply because none of the world leaders, save a few, with whom he has talked so far on the plight of the Kashmiri people have assured PM Khan of their total commitment and made any criticisms against the Indian highhandedness that it is over the annexation of the Kashmir since August 5/1...

Indian Occupied Kashmir Post August 5, Human Rights Situation and International Response

A. CONTEXT: · On August 5, Indian Government announced its decision on revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution. This Article 3701 had allowed a special status to Jammu Kashmir.  · In the run up to its decision of 5 August 2019, India imposed a stringent clamp down on the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. This included : deployment of 180,000 security personnel ov...

Jammu Kashmir : Human Rights Dimension

Unofficial Details of the Talk Progrmme on  Recent developments in Jammu Kashmir : Human Rights Dimension  Pakistan Embassy organized a talk programme on “Recent developments in Jammu Kashmir; human rights dimension”. The programme was attended by some thirty writers and analysts as well as representatives of human rights organizations. Participants expressed serious con...

“Recent developments in Jammu Kashmir; human rights dimension”.

Talk Progrmme on  Recent developments in Jammu Kashmir : Human Rights Dimension ---- Pakistan Embassy organized a talk programme on “Recent developments in Jammu Kashmir; human rights dimension”. The programme was attended by some thirty writers and analysts as well as representatives of human rights organizations.  Participants expressed serious concern on the worsenin...

Should US ignore Kashmiri plight?

BY N.P. UPADHYAYA Kathmandu: A day ahead of Indian PM Modi’s closed stadium talk with the India-American in Houston/Texas, over 500 Indian academics and scientists from across the country issued a statement demanding an end to the restriction on telecommunications and the internet in Kashmir, calling the move “deeply undemocratic”. The academicians have said that “...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIaNbW2YyXo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIaNbW2YyXo #Pakistan #24NewsHD #ImranKhan PM Imran Khan Aggressive Press Conference on Kashmir At United Nations

Prioritize denuclearization of North Korea: South Korea to US!

Prioritize denuclearization of North Korea: South Korea to US!N.P. Upadhyaya, The threat of the nuclear war in the Korean peninsula remains intact.After Kashmir, it is the Korean peninsula which has remained under threat of nuclear war since decades and decades. If on the one hand Indian PM Modi remains a permanent threat to the entire South Asian region, then baby Kim jong-un of North Korea has kept the entire Korean peninsula under a perennial thre...

चुनावबाट नै हो हिटलर जन्मेको

राजन कार्की -   चुनावबाट नै हो हिटलर जन्मेको, चुनावमा जनताको नारा दिएर चुनावपछि निरंकूश, चरित्रहीन हुने परम्परा नेपालमा पनि दोहोरिन पुगेको छ । ओली सरकारमा चरित्रहीनहरुको कमी देखिएन । अधिनायकवाद त देखियो, हिट्लरपथमै हिड्ने संकेतहरुसमेत देखिएका छन् । जुन लोकतन्त्रका लागि खतरा हो । बेलायतमा राजा जोनको समय थियो । जनताले दुःख पाएको उनले कहिल्यै देखेनन् वा देखेर पनि बेवास्ता गरे । अ...

मेरा लागि न्याय मरयो

काठमाडौं । छोराको हत्यारालाई दण्ड होस्, न्याय पाउँ भनेर अनसन बसेका नन्दप्रसादअधिकारीको मृत्यु भएको र उनको शव टिचिङ अस्पतालमा राखेको ५ वषभयो । न्याय नपाएसम्म दाहसंस्कार गर्दिन भन्छिन् । आमा गंगामायाँ अधिकारी अझै न्याय पाइने आशमा छिन् र वीर अस्पतालबाटै पछिल्लो भनाइ छ– मेरा लगि न्याय मरिसक्यो । छोराको हत्या भयो, श्रीमान अनसन बस्दाबस्दै बिते । एउटी महिलाको लागि योभन्दा ठूलो पीडा अरु के हुनसक...

US Prez Trump must mediate on Kashmir to keep South Asia safe

US Prez Trump must mediate on Kashmir to keep South Asia safeN. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: After the US heavy weight Bernie Sanders made some remarks that deplored the Indian aggression on Kashmir, a few more but key US Senators and Congressmen have freshly joined the chorus of Bernie Sanders and urged President Donald Trump to play a constructive role in helping resolve Kashmir and other underlying disputes between Pakistan and India. ...

Nepal’s Communists prefer China over US!

Nepal’s Communists prefer China over US!N.P. Upadhyaya, The day New Delhi groomed Comrade Prachanda vehemently criticized the US and on the contrary he talked as if he had “sentimental attachments” with the far flung Maduro regime in Venezuela, some Nepali observers had already guessed that a Prachanda is about to trick the lone super power-the USA with his gained expertise while residing in Delhi during his war years. ...

Israeli Doctors handover Medical equipment to Nepal

Israeli Doctors handover Medical equipment to NepalKathmandu: The Embassy of Israel in Nepal in medical collaboration with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Dhulikhel Hospital and Siddhi Memorial Foundation (SMF) conducted a week long (9-16 Sept 2019) program on “Women and Children Health” at Dhulikhel Hospital and SMF. The delegation consisting of 5 Israeli senior doctors (Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Neonatologist & R...

Nepal’s absurd Birthday Greeting to Indian PM Modi

Nepal’s absurd Birthday Greeting to Indian PM ModiKathmandu, 18 September: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended birthday wishes to his Indian counterpart Narendra Bhai Damodar Das Modi in three different languages. This explains his preference for the BIMSTEC over the SAARC and the BRI. Had PM Oli been versed in Chinese language, he would have certainly tried but alas. He must have been in pains. Oli has extended the ...

Amnestynepal.org

Amnesty International Nepal submitted letter to the Ambassador of India to Nepal and urged the Government of India to put humanity first and let the people of Kashmir speak. Amnesty International Nepal submitted letter to the Ambassador of India to Nepal and urged the Government of India to put humanity first and let the people of Kashmir speak – Amnesty International Nepal

Lauding Jonesboro school for launching yoga, Hindus seek yoga in all Arkansas schools

Commending Jonesboro Kindergarten Center (JKC) for reportedly using yoga to help students learn to read, Hindus are urging for launching yoga in all the public schools of Arkansas.   Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, praised JKC for coming forward and providing an opportunity to...

GYANVAPI MOSQUE-ANOTHER BLOODSHED EXPECTED

ALI SUKHANVER - Be it a temple, church, cathedral or a mosque; all places of worship are sacred and sublime. Honour and respect for all such places is strictly stressed upon by every religion. Very unfortunate are those who fail in protecting the places of worship belonging to other religions and in giving them due regard. There have been so many examples in the recent history where holy pla...

Hindus worldwide dismayed over Calgary denying immersion of Lord Ganesha

Hindus worldwide are perturbed over Calgary (Alberta, Canada) reportedly denying permission to local Hindu community for immersing Hindu deity Lord Ganesha idol in the body of water at the conclusion of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was heart-breaking for the hard-working, harmonious and...

Is Kashmir the largest prison in the world?

N.P. Upadhyaya: China’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a short trip to Pakistan the previous week. Minister Wang’s trip to Pakistan has come close on the heels of the Indian annexation of Kashmir last month August 5 and thus this meet in between the foreign ministers of Pakistan and China must have some intrinsic meaning. This trip assumes more sign...

Nepal: Indian CPI-ML to fight against J&K and repeal of NRC/Assam

A Joint Convention against militarization and suppression of fundamental rights of citizens in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding repeal of NRC/Assam, and the withdrawal of Citizenship (Amendments) Bill and against the NPR at all India level is being organized at andhi Peace Foundation hall (ITO) on 13th September. Comrades KN Ramachandran CPI-ML Red Star, Arun Maji (New Democratic Party of Indi...

Will Mao’s China help preserve Nepal’s sovereign status?

Will Mao’s China help preserve Nepal’s sovereign status?N.P. Upadhyaya: As the saffron clad BJP leader Ms. Pragya Thakur and Minister Ashwini Choubey believe in the ‘Cow urine theory’ then should not Nepal’s incumbent Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli alias Kha. Pra. Sha. OO (abbreviated) should try the same Cow Urine for his damaged renal impairment and that too for free of cost?  As Nepal is compara...

KASHMIR AND KHALISTAN-TWO STATES IN THE MAKING

ALI SUKHANVER - It is very much true that the Kashmiris of the Indian Held Kashmiri could not succeed in winning the expected and required support of the so-called Muslim brotherhood except that of  Pakistan; but at the same time it is also very much true that they are getting the strongest support from the Sikh community all over the world. Recently when the Modi government imposed res...

कहाँ छ, कस्तो छ, १९५० को सन्धि ?

राजन कार्की - जुलाई ३१, १९५० मा नेपाल–भारतवीच भएको शान्ति तथा मैत्री सन्धिमात्र होइन, नेपालले अन्य मुलुकहरुसँग गरेको सबै सन्धिको सक्कल कपी चोरियो र विदेशमा पु¥याइयो भन्ने हल्लीखल्ली शान्त भएको छैन । कानुन मन्त्रालय र परराष्ट्र मन्त्रालयले समेत सन्धिको सक्कल सुरक्षित छ भन्न सकेको छैन । सबै टकटकिने स्थिति भनेको राष्ट्रसेवक कर्मचारीको मिलोमतोमा सन्धिको सक्कल प्रति विदेशीलाई बेचियो भन्न ...

Hindu statesman Zed congratulates Church of Jesus Christ President Nelson on 95th birthday

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has congratulated and sent his best wishes to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints president and prophet Dr. Russell M. Nelson on his 95th birthday, which falls on September nine.   Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, wished Dr. Nelson good health, long life, spiritual ...

WORKING PEOPLE OF THE WHOLE WORLD, UNITE!

KIM JONG UN  MAKING SELFLESS, DEVOTED EFFORTS FOR THE GOOD   OF THE PEOPLE IS THE MODE OF EXISTENCE AND SOURCE   OF INVINCIBLE MIGHT   OF THE WORKERS’ PARTY   OF KOREA? KIM JONG UN  MAKING SELFLESS, DEVOTED   EFFORTS FOR THE GOOD   OF THE PEOPLE IS THE MODE   OF EXISTENCE AND SOURCE   OF INVINCIBLE ...

Indian action on Kashmir ‘unacceptable’: Senator Bernie Sanders

N.P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: The US heavy weight has better late than never spoken on “Kashmir occupation” carried out by the Indian Union on August 5, 2019. After his comments made on India’s Kashmir aggression last month perhaps nothing remains to be spoken by other world leaders on Kashmir. He weighs high even if several world leaders speak collectively against his ...

Hindus seek display of Bhagavad-Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital

Hindus would also like to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire).   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that the presence of sacred texts at the entrance of hospitals was highly beneficial as scriptures provided us comf...

Existential Threat to Nepal?

Existential Threat to Nepal?N.P. Upadhyaya:  Nepali Congress parliamentarian Pradip Giri spoke of the chances that if India so desired can gulp Nepal a la Sikkim or at best make Nepal another Bhutan. Some even claim that he was told to speak so but we are not sure whatever he said was his own “brain” or an injected statement? Whatever it may be, let’s not discuss it in details as the &ldqu...

राष्ट्रपति अघि विदेशमन्त्री आउँदै

आइतवार, चिनियाँ विदेश मन्त्री वाङ यी २ दिने भ्रमणका लागि काठमाडौं उत्रने छन् । उनले राष्ट्रपति, प्रधानमन्त्री, परराष्ट्रमन्त्रीलगायतसँग भेटवार्ता गर्नेछन् । स्रोत भन्छ– चीनका राष्ट्रपति असोज अन्त्यमा विदेश भ्रमणमा निस्कनेछन् । त्यही मौकामा नेपाल भ्रमणलाई पनि उनले महत्वमा राखेका छन् । नेपालमा चीनको पनि चासो छ भन्ने यो भ्रमणले नेपालको व्यक्तित्व र साहस दुबै बढ्ने पक्का छ ।

India: Plotting regime change in Nepal?

By N.P. Upadhyaya : Kathmandu: Nepali Congress parliamentarian Pradip Giri spoke of the chances that if India so desired can gulp Nepal a la Sikkim or at best make Nepal another Bhutan. Some even claim that he was told to speak so but we are not sure whether whatever he said was his own “brain” or an injected statement? Since this pronouncement made by Giri, the nation ha...

On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made a policy speech at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(April 12, 2019) Noting that our historic struggle for the reunification of the country, the long-cherished desire of the nation, has now entered a new phase, he continued: The three historic north-south summit meetings and talks and the adoption of north-south declarations last year meant a great event of exceptionally huge significance that turned back the serious situation from inching...

Asian Brown Cloud

Asian Brown CloudProfessor Durga D. Poudel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA I had an opportunity to attend the 23rd International Grassland Congress (IGC), November 20-24, 2019, in New Delhi, India, and experience massive air pollution in the city. I have heard about the terrible air pollution in New Delhi, but when visiting the city for about a week and directly experiencing air po...

Hindus laud University of Virginia Cancer Center for offering free yoga to patients

Hindus have commended University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center in Charlottesville for launching free yoga classes for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.   “Yoga has many benefits including improved flexibility and balance, reduced stress and anxiety”, an announcement says.   Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished...

What Do We Know about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was founded on September 9, 1948. During these 71 years, it has been turned from a backward colonial agrarian country into a dignified, powerful socialist country, drawing great attention of the international community. Its features can be seen from various angles. A Country of Independence The DPRK is recognized as a “country of independe...

greet September 9

Soon the Korean people will greet September 9, a significant day when  President Kim Il Sung(1912-1994) founded the Democratic People' s Republic of Korea(September 9, 1948). President Kim Il Sung built the Republic into a socialist state centered on the masses where shines independence, self-support and self-defense. Succeeding his cause, Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman o...

Hindus feel it is highly insensitive for a Swiss burger chain using “Holy Cow” name

Hindus think that it is highly insensitive for a restaurant chain in Switzerland selling beef burgers and naming itself “Holy Cow”.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was sacred and had long been venerated in Hinduism.   It appeared to be a clear trivialization a...

Hindus come to Tom Brady’s defense, saying yoga is a serious time-tested powerhouse

  Hindus have come to the defense of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady as many made fun of him doing some yoga on the sideline against New York Giants on Thursday night.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that instead of laughing at Brady for his yoga moves, National Football League teams should seriously cons...

Kashmir: India an inherently autocratic Country!

Kashmir: India an inherently autocratic Country! N. P Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Nepali Congress lawmaker Pradip Giri while making a statement on Kashmir in the Nepali Parliament recently, hinted that if India so desired, can make “Nepal as the second Sikkim”. While making this announcement (perhaps on behalf of the Indian regime?), Pradip Giri unknowingly said “After Sikkim…India has gulped Kashmir”...

Oklahoma launches yoga as “brain-breaks” for students, while it is banned in nearby Alabama

  Yoga has reportedly been introduced in some Oklahoma public schools as periodic “brain-breaks” for students.   On the other hand, Alabama State Department of Education Administrative Code (290­040­040­.02) states: “School personnel shall be prohibited from using any techniques that involve the induction of hypnotic states, guided imager...

Nepal: Why investing in valueless political leadership?

Nepal: Why investing in valueless political leadership? N.P. Upadhyaya : The incumbent ailing Prime Minister of Nepal Shri Khadga Prasad Oli may have self-manufactured political reasons, intense power lust included indeed, to continue in the current post for a full five years term but yet his well-wishers would advise him to go for a voluntary retirement now. Among the countless follies our hero PM Oli has already to his credit, here is ...

Hindus dismayed at anti-Hindu graffiti at CVS pharmacy in Queens

Hindus nationwide are reportedly perturbed after reports of anti-Hindu graffiti scrawled on CVS pharmacy in Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens borough in New York City.   The spray-painted appalling graffiti, which reportedly featured a red line drawn through highly sacred Hindu syllable “Om”, comes at the heels of beating of a Hindu religious leader last mont...

India’s Kashmir Move: Threat to World Peace!

India’s Kashmir Move: Threat to World Peace! Kathmandu: Though late but Nepal yet made a restrained account on the Indian action on Kashmir wherein Nepal’s foreign minister Pradip Gyawali rightly said “Nepal as the current chair of SAARC favored regional peace and stability”. Nepal did not issue a formal statement as such but made its official stance known to the world this Monday in Kathmandu through the effectiv...

Are Nepali leaders Indian Slaves?

Are Nepali leaders Indian Slaves? Kathmandu: The enemies of sovereign and independent Nepal are its own nationals who control the State politics whether they be in the ruling party or for that matter in the Opposition. It is these ‘cream of the crops’ in the political sector who have repeatedly insulted and tore apart the national fabric to the extent that we fail to describe. The Nepali society tod...

EU and Nepal have good cultural ties: Amb. Veronica Cody

  Kathmandu: The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal has organized the ‘European Union Film Festival 2019’ in Kathmandu & Pokhara featuring nine films from eight European Union Member States. Though the screening of the Films in Kathmandu has already come to an end but the screening of the European Films in Pokhara is shortly to begin. As per the sch...

शासन हो कि हाजमोला– जे खायो पचायो

राजन कार्की - अफ्रिका र दक्षिणपूर्वी एसियामा पाइने ¥योकोफोरस जातका भ्यागुता १० मिटर परसम्म उफ्रनसक्ने रहेछन् । दक्षिण एसियाको मुलुक नेपालका राजनीतिज्ञहरु भ्रष्टाचार र नैतिकहीन मामिलामा विश्व रेकर्ड नै तोडेर उफ्रनसक्ने रहेछन् भन्ने प्रमाणित हुनपुगेको छ । लाटोकोसेरोले के खाएर बाँच्छ होला अनुमान गरौं । चरा, मुसा खाएर बाँच्ने लाटोकोसेरोमा दाँच हुँदैन । त्यसैले उसले जे खान्छ, सिंगै सुलुत्त सुल...

RED-ALERT FOR NEPAL

ALI SUKHANVER - It is a bitter reality that in this very civilized and sophisticated world, wise are considered those nations and those countries which are spending more on propaganda tools than weapons. Simply the propaganda it is which helps a lot in hiding the realities and highlighting the things which had never occurred. For this purpose pens are bought and words are sold. Intelligent a...

Upset Hindus urge London fashion brand to withdraw “Om Ganesha Leggings” & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging London (United Kingdom) based “online ladies fashion store” AMiCAFOX for immediate withdrawal of fashion leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha and sacred syllable Om; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduis...

International forum on cryosphere and society: The voice of the HKH, 28–30 August 2019

(26 August 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal) Dear Friends, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD); Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal; and State Key Laboratory of Cryosphere Sciences (SKLC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, are jointly organizing the ”International forum on cryosphere and society”, a first-of-its-kind platform focusing on the emerging f...

Nepal’s Diplomatic Bankruptcy and India’s Kashmir Genocide!

Nepal’s Diplomatic Bankruptcy and India’s Kashmir Genocide! N. P. Upadhyaya:  Nepal betrayed by its own official guardian, the Prime Minister K. P Sharma Oli who breaking all the established diplomatic norms and the standards met in private with the visiting Indian foreign secretary who has now been elevated to the rank of a minister Mr. S Jay Shankar. He is a BJP card holder who believes in Hindu supremacy. Nepali population feels as...

India’s Kashmir Move: Threat to World Peace!

India’s Kashmir Move: Threat to World Peace!Kathmandu: Though late but Nepal yet made a restrained account on the Indian action on Kashmir wherein Nepal’s foreign minister Pradip Gyawali rightly said “Nepal as the current chair of SAARC favored regional peace and stability”.Nepal did not issue a formal statement as such but made its official stance known to the world this Monday in Kathmandu through the effective use of...

BLEAK FUTURE OF KASHMIR

ALI SUKHANVER - Recently Pakistan’s foreign Minister went to China on a diplomatic mission where he was warmly welcomed by the Chinese authorities. It is in the news that he ‘visited China in a bid to seek allies for a UN resolution against New Delhi for revoking Kashmir’s autonomy’. During the meeting Mr. Wang expressed grave concern about the situation in Kashmir, the...

Upset Hindus urge Georgia clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Athens (Georgia) based apparel and home goods company Vision Lab for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and ...

India: Sikkimizing Nepal, a Myth or Reality?

India: Sikkimizing Nepal, a Myth or Reality?N.P. Upadhyaya, It has been given to understand by some intellectuals very freshly that the July 20, 2019, secret trip made by the RAW chief Mr. Susanta Kumar Goyal to Kathmandu and his parleys in quick succession with the entire presumed Indo-pendent leaders was just to “inform associated with stern warnings” that India was taking a drastic step in Kashmir in due course of tim...

Kashmir Fallout: India’s undemocratic face exposed!

Kashmir Fallout: India’s undemocratic face exposed!N. P. Upadhyaya, Let’s begin the story from our own South Asian region and that too from the troubled Kashmir and its people who have all been put together including the Children under a manmade cage since August 5-the day PM Modi “alienated” Kashmir from the rest of India.Says a Nepali International Law expert, Sunil Kumar Pokhrel that it was the Article 370 with special...

U.S. Embassy Issues Visa To Cricketer Lamichhane

U.S. Embassy issued visa to Nepal's national cricketer Sandeep Lamichhani following a review of his application. After failing to get visa from Embassy, Nepali cricketer twitted mentioning Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. According to Lamichhane, he was summoned by Embassy at 11 to review his visa. After review of his document, embassy issued visa to him. In his tweet, he said...

Pakistan Independence Day

Pakistan Embassy, Kathmandu On the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan, an impressive flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Pakistan today. This year Pakistan Independence Day is being observed in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for their right of self determination. Ambassador Mazhar Javed hoisted the flag. Embassy officials and Pakistan...

Upset Hindus urge Charleston yoga firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Charleston (South Carolina) based yoga mats and accessories company Yoloha Yoga for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in te...

तीज महिला चाड कि बिकृति ?

देवी काफ्ले - अहिले तीजको बिषयलाई लिएर महिला महिला मै छेडखानी चलीरहेको छ । एकतर्फी महिलाको भनाई छ तीजलाई भड्किलो होईन मौलिक बनाऔं । दर खान दिदी बहिनीहरू जुटे पनि दरलाई दरकै रुपमा खाऔं । सबैले खान सक्ने हैसियतले खाऔं । धेरै गहना कपडामा खर्च नगरौं । घर टोलमा मिलेर खाऔं । पारिवारिक वातावरणमा खाऔं । गाऔं । नाचौं । रमाइलो गरौं, त्यो पनि तीजको नजिकमा । अर्को थरी महिलाको आवाज छ बर्षदिनमा आउने तीजमा ...

India annexes Kashmir: Pakistan threatens full fledged War!

India annexes Kashmir: Pakistan threatens full fledged War! N.P. UPadhyaya,  The Indian establishment under Hindu fundamentalist Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi has invited troubles of Himalayan dimension not only for him but also for the entire South Asian region. The undeclared protectorate Nepal favors Indian action which demands no elaboration as to why? Poor Nepal. Thanks 12 point agreement. Notably, this region is already a vo...

“Prohibition” of yoga in Alabama public schools continues

“Prohibition” of yoga in the public schools of Alabama continues despite an agenda item in the February 14 Work Session of Alabama State Board of Education—"Amend Alabama Administrative Code Regarding Yoga Rules”.   According to reports, the Board took no further action, nor did any related item appear on a business agenda or work sessio...

Lauding Lawrenceburg school, Hindus urge all Kentucky schools to offer “World Religions”

Commending Anderson County High School (ACHS) in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky) for offering “World Religions” course, Hindus are urging all Kentucky schools to come-up with a “World Religions” class.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that opening-up the Kentucky children to major world religions and non-believers&r...

Is Nepal India’s Next prey after Kashmir?

Is Nepal India’s Next prey after Kashmir?N.P.Upadhyaya:   It was definitely the darkest day for Nepal. It was this day when an unwanted and uninvited Indian spy was noticed to have landed in Kathmandu, and the “dark man” met with the political animals close to the Indian establishment, advised and instructed them all to act as per his sermons or face punitive actions. In effect he met with his own men residing in...

Lauding Lawrenceburg school, Hindus urge all Kentucky schools to offer “World Religions”

Commending Anderson County High School (ACHS) in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky) for offering “World Religions” course, Hindus are urging all Kentucky schools to come-up with a “World Religions” class.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that opening-up the Kentucky children to major world religions and non-believers...

India annexes Kashmir: Pakistan threatens full fledged War!

India annexes Kashmir: Pakistan threatens full fledged War!N.P. UPadhyaya, :  The Indian establishment under Hindu fundamentalist Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi has invited troubles of Himalayan dimension not only for him but also for the entire South Asian region.The undeclared protectorate Nepal favors Indian action which demands no elaboration as to why? Poor Nepal. Thanks 12 point agreement.Notably, this region is already a volatile one whi...

Former Grace Bible Church in Virginia is Swaminarayan Hindu Temple now

A Hindu temple, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Virginia, had its grand opening recently with ancient sacred Hindu rituals, after renovating a building which once housed Grace Bible Church in Chesapeake (Virginia).   It is the eighth temple of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan (headquartered in Ahmedabad, India) in North America. Others are in California, Delaware, Florida, ...

Hindu prayers for El Paso & Dayton massacre victims & the nation

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged all the Hindu temples and prayer-centers nationwide to hold special prayers for all victims, their loved ones, first responders, healthcare workers and others touched by the recent tragic loss in El Paso and Dayton.   Hindus strongly condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. We are deeply saddened by recent t...

Will Muslim Renaissance encourage clash of civilization?

Will Muslim Renaissance encourage clash of civilization?N. P Upadhyaya: The experienced and the most knowledgeable Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has set the ball rolling. Where the rolling ball collides will be premature to tell. Yet the debate has already begun. The message Dr. Mahathir has preferred to air by being in the friendly country Turkey’s soil July 26 last month if handled and led well by competent leaders...

US President Trump Pressure on India to resolve Kashmir Issue vital!

US President Trump Pressure on India to resolve Kashmir Issue vital! N.P.Upadhyaya: The US President Donald Trump is a bit different political stuff. It visibly appears that President Trump is not that happy with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Das Modi. Is it that President Trump dislikes Modi’s hug? Could be. Caring little about what the Indian reaction would be, President Trump within a short span of ten days or so, has ‘r...

Will Muslim Renaissance encourage clash of civilization?

Will Muslim Renaissance encourage clash of civilization? N. P Upadhyaya,: The experienced and the most knowledgeable Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has set the ball rolling. Where the rolling ball collides will be premature to tell. Yet the debate has already begun. The message Dr. Mahathir has preferred to air by being in the friendly country Turkey’s soil July 26 last month if handled and led well by competent ...

CHANDRA PRASAD DHAKAL Root To Root

With high success in business and banking, Chandra Prasad Dhakal, chairman of IME Group, has been contributing to his roots through tourism and education A Correspondent  “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in somethi...

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: Muslim renaissance; Kashmir is a flashpoint; Emergence of a new world power in South Asia; Khan’s US visit

 N.P. Upadhyaya - Global politics is about to take a dramatic turn that may send chilling waves across the world should the statement made by 2+1 prominent Muslim countries act to what they have envisioned just the other day. Though the “idea” is yet in its embryonic form, however, the countries who have issued this statement appear in a disposition that speaks that it is the...

Regional drought outlook system for South Asia launched

An increase in the frequency and intensity of climate-induced hazards like floods, droughts, and storms has increased food insecurity in South Asia. Droughts are detrimental to agricultural production and impact food security, affecting the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities the most. (Photo: ICIMOD/Jitendra Raj Bajracharya) ...

Thank you President Trump

ALI SUKHANVER - In his recent visit to US, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was interviewed by a news-channel where he said commenting on Kashmir conflict, “I really feel that India should come to the table. The US could play a big part; President Trump certainly can play a big part.” Later, responding to Imran Khan’s comments, President Trump said he had a similar r...

अर्काको बुद्धीले कति दिन राज गर्ने ?

राजन कार्की - लोकलज्जा भनेको नैतिक बन्धन हो । लोकलज्जा पालना गर्ने हो भने लिखित संविधान नै चाहिदैन । लोकलज्जा आफैमा आचारसंहिता हो । यसकारण त बेलायत बेलायत बनेको छ । लोकतन्त्र लोकजीवन हो । लोक व्यवहार हो । लोकतन्त्रमा लोक देखिन्छन्, सुनिन्छन्, लोकका आवाजको कदर हुन्छ । लोकमत लोकतन्त्रको गहना मानिन्छ । गहनाबिना लोकतन्त्र कुरुप देखिन्छ । लोकतन्त्र र लोकलज्जा यी दुबै विशेषता मरेको छ । नाम छ, नाम ब...

Santa Cruz sock co. apologizes & removes Lord Ganesh socks within hours of Hindu protest

Santa Cruz (California) based sock company MERGE4 has apologized and taken down socks carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh within few hours of Hindu protest, which called it “highly inappropriate”.   MERGE4 founder-CEO Cindi Busenhart, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: &ld...

Upset Hindus urge Santa Cruz sock company to withdraw Lord Ganesh socks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging sock company MERGE4 based out of Santa Cruz (California) for immediate recalling of socks carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home...

RAW plot to abort Chinese President Xi visit to Nepal?

RAW plot to abort Chinese President Xi visit to Nepal?  N.P. Upadhyaya: Can the nationalists’ population of this ‘imposed republican/federal/secular order’ even imagine in private that a former Prime Minister of Nepal lands in jail on corruption charges? Can we the ‘undeclared protectorate’ of friendly Southern neighbor imagine that our Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authorities, the CIAA, hunt ...

Only 15% Americans identify Vedas as Hindu text

Just 15% Americans correctly identify the Vedas as a Hindu text; according to a new Pew Research Center survey “What Americans Know About Religion”, published on July 23.   Roughly half of Americans knew that yoga has roots in Hinduism, survey points out.   On being viewed warmly by the overall public; Hindus were below Jews, Catholics, Mainline Pr...

Australian National University research shows prisoners “significantly” benefitted from yoga

A study authored by three Australian National University (ANU) researchers have reportedly concluded that some Australian Capital Territory prisoners who participated in the yoga program “attained statistically and clinically significant benefit from the program, demonstrated by improvements in their levels of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, goal-direction, negative affect, and ...

हामी मौन छौ, किन ?

शाश्वत शर्मा - सल्क्यो त भ्रष्टाचारको आगो सल्क्यो, डढेलो लागसक्यो । यो डढेलोलाई हेरेरबस्ने हो भने यही अनियमितता, अनैतिकताको खियाले देशलाई धुलिसात बनाउने निश्चित छ । जतिसुकै सुशासनका कुरा गरे पनि नारा लगाउने नेतृत्व नै नीतिगतदेखि ठाडो भ्रष्टाचार गरिरहेका छन् । भ्रष्टाचार गर्न संरक्षण दिने र समाजमा आपराधिक घटना बढाउने नै जनप्रतिनिधि हुन् । सरकारले चाहेको भए बिधिको शासनको बिधि बस्थ्यो, भ्रष्टाचा...

Kim Il Sung and Che Guevar

Che Guevara visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in December 1960. President Kim Il Sung of the DPRK met him and his entourage on December 2. After according a warm welcome to them, Kim Il Sung explained the successes his country had scored in building socialism, the progress in enforcing free medical service and free education and the experiences gained in improving the peopl...

Veggie Tales, Sliced And Diced

If things keep going this way, the government is likely to evoke more pity than fury from the people. A matter that ordinarily might have been addressed administratively and diplomatically has prompted Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli to issue a rare public apology. Coming from the head of a tone-deaf government, that means a lot. But perhaps not enough. Few Nepalis really believe that the Indi...

मेक्सिम गोर्की, आमा र हाम्रा नेताहरु

राजन कार्की - कवाडी पसलमा काम गर्न पुगेका मेक्सिम गोर्कीले पढ्न पाएनन् । कवाडीमा बिक्री भएर आएका पुस्तक पढ्थे र ग्राहकसँग पुस्तकका विषयमा सोध्थे । तिनै मेक्सिम गोर्कीले आमा पुस्तक लेखे । जुन पुस्तक  १९०६ मा प्रकाशित भएको थियो, आज १ सय १५ वर्षपछि पनि त्यो पुस्तकको गरिमा र महिमा कम भएको छैन । कम्युनिष्टहरु गोर्कीलाई आदर्श मान्छन् तर नेपाली कम्युनिष्टहरु आदर्श पुरुषले लेखेको आमाको महत्व नबुझ...

Cooperatives, Corporate, and Organic Farming: Asta-Ja for Grassroots-based Agricultural Development

Cooperatives, Corporate, and Organic Farming: Asta-Ja for Grassroots-based Agricultural Development Prof. Durga D. Poudel, School of Geosciences University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, USA Almost 68% of Nepal’s nearly 29 million people depend on agriculture for livelihoods. Nepalese agriculture contributes about 33% to national GDP. The National Sample Census of Agriculture 2011/12 showed a total of 3,715,555 households engaged in crop production (having > 0.0...

The Pakistan Factor: Peace in Afghanistan!

The Pakistan Factor: Peace in Afghanistan!​N.P.Upadhyaya, : Diplomacy never takes a straight course. It is an art of dealing with people or for that matter countries in a sensitive and effective way. Diplomacy is much more than what one observes. It is also what we fail to understand or even guess in advance. It is what remains at times even ignored but later takes a formal shape. And what is most important of it all tha...

KB Mahara, the Nepali Communist, serving India or China?

KB Mahara, the Nepali Communist, serving India or China? N.P. Upadhyaya,  Krishna Bahadur Mahara is a top raking former Maoists’ leader who along with his Chairman Pushpa Kamal aka Prachanda spent some good ten years plus in New Delhi. Prachanda’s deputy was Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai-a Nepali national from Gorkha district, which also gave birth to a brilliant son Prithivi Narayan Shah, who in effect unified Nepal that it stan...

Upset Hindus urge Charlotte fitness-wear firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Charlotte (North Carolina) based fitness-wear brand USFitGirls for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home...

Upset Hindus urge Florence firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh yoga mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Florence (Italy) based company Yogic Yantra for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to...

India poisoning Nepal!

India poisoning Nepal! N.P. Upadhyaya : It is definitely a matter of Himalayan shame that in Nepal there is tentatively a fight going these days in between the ruling leaders (the Nepali Congress included which is ruling party in waiting but appears non-nonexistent as of now ) as to who should wear an Indian badge first ( having Tri Color Indian flag) so that the newly elected Indian Prime Minister togethe...

Kim Il Sung and Che Guevara

Che Guevara visited the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in December 1960. President Kim Il Sung of the DPRK met him and his entourage on December 2. After according a warm welcome to them, Kim Il Sung explained the successes his country had scored in building socialism, the progress in enforcing free medical service and free education and the experiences gained in improving th...

BURHAN WANI-AN ICON OF DETERMINATION

ALI SUKHANVER - Desires and wishes push us into a blind alley with no way out particularly when they are not supported by logic and wisdom. The gods of our wishes and desires misguide rather betray us when we accept them as the rulers of our fate. Same thing is happening there in the paradise like valley of Indian Occupied Kashmir. It is an illogical desire that India wants to expel all Kash...

indus welcome England’s historic St Edmundsbury Cathedral for hosting yoga event

Hindus have welcomed Church of England’s St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds (Suffolk, England) for hosting yoga event, and urged all England cathedrals to do the same.   St Edmundsbury Cathedral, “a sacred space for over 1,000 years” in Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, reportedly hosted this “immersive Yoga event design to connect ...

Arrest, harassment and the release of a Journalist

 June 25, 2019 Editor  0 Comment CNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir Srinagar, June 25, CNS: Journalist fraternity Tuesday resented police action of arresting of a senior Journalist in connection with a 28-year-old case. The irony is that police had declared the said Journalist as an absconder, though he routinely used to attend his office and publish his newspaper on a daily b...

Hindus worldwide shocked at vandalizing of Hindu temple near Birmingham

Hindus worldwide are highly concerned regarding reports of vandalizing three times in June of Shree Ram Mandir in Walsall (West Midlands, England), about nine miles from Birmingham.   Reports suggest that custom-made statues outside the temple were damaged, sending the area Hindu community in a state of anguish, which now feels targeted. There were also reports of burglary at...

Stable & Strong Pakistan as India’s deterrent in South Asia!

Stable & Strong Pakistan as India’s deterrent in South Asia! N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: In yet another great development of political import in our own region South Asia, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to begin his visit to the United States of America at the formal invitation of President Donald Trump. PM Khan will be in the USA beginning third week of July this month. This unexpected political growth may have caused gi...

Trumplomacy: Expediting Peace in Korean Peninsula !

Trumplomacy: Expediting Peace in Korean Peninsula ! N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Let’s call it “Trumplomacy” which just the last week surprised millions and millions of political brains the world over, President Donald Trump being courteously greeted by the Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-Un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)-almost taken as the border that divides the two Koreas...

Pakistan has proposed a six-point plan at the United Nations to counter increasing racism and faith-based hatred, particularly Islamophobia, around the world, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

The plan was proposed by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi at an event “Countering terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belie” that was arranged by Pakistan along with the UN, Turkey and the Holy See at the headquarters of the world body. During her speech, Lodhi said: “A particularly alarming development is the rise of Isl...

Insulted, Infuriated And Invigorateda

We don’t know what kind of healing Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba got in Singapore for the unspecified ‘stomach ailment’ that took him there a few weeks ago. But the former prime has undoubtedly come back with more fire in his belly. Of all the things that could have pushed Deuba’s buttons, the most mundane seems to have set him off.  After leading th...

Pakistan PM Imran, US President Trump likely to meet in July

@SAM Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to travel to the United States in the third week of July on a maiden visit where he would have first face-to-face sitting with President Donald Trump, The Express Tribune has learnt. Official sources confirmed on Friday that the prime minister would begin his five-day trip from July 20. The trip, originally planned in June, was postponed because of...

Upset Hindus urge Malta firm to withdraw Lord Ganeshaonline slot gambling game & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Pocket Games Soft (PG Soft), a mobile game development company based in Valletta (Malta), to immediately withdraw its 3D video slot game “Ganesha Gold”, calling it highly inappropriate.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or ...

Insulted, Infuriated And Invigorated

Maila Baje-  We don’t know what kind of healing Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba got in Singapore for the unspecified ‘stomach ailment’ that took him there a few weeks ago. But the former prime has undoubtedly come back with more fire in his belly. Of all the things that could have pushed Deuba’s buttons, the most mundane seems to have set him off...

China’s Failing Politics in Nepal!

China’s Failing Politics in Nepal!N.P Upadhyaya:  \ Whatever may have been the newly advanced reason in Kathmandu’s political circuit, the fact is that China-the Dragon- is afraid of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi-the real villain in this part of greater South Asia who has concurrently been taken as the most powerful leader in the contemporary world? here then President Xi stands? What a terri...

CASSA organized Seminar ‘Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept’

Kathmandu  : The Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA) organized a seminar on the topic ‘Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept’ on 24 June 2019 at Hotel Yak & Yeti. During the Seminar, participants discussed deep historical linkages between the archeological sites in Lumbini (Nepal) and ...

Seminar “Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept”

The Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA) organized a seminar on the topic “Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept” on 24 June 2019 at Hotel Yak & Yeti. During the Seminar, participants discussed deep historical linkages between the archeological sites in Lumbini (Nepal) and Taxila (Pakistan). A r...

Round Table, Reconciliation And Restlessness

Beset by relentless criticism of rank opportunism, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) seems anxious to project itself as the party of solutions.  Just before the anti-government Guthi protests hit a crescendo, RPP president Kamal Thapa proposed a round table conference accommodating all political forces between former king Gyanendra and Comrade Biplav to pull the country out of its curr...

Remembering the India’s ‘Operation Blue Star’

 Sajjad Shaukat-   sajjad_logic@yahoo.com --  ‘Operation Blue Star’ was an Indian military operation which occurred between 3–8 June 1984, ordered by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to control over the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs in Amritsar, Punjab, and to arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his armed f...

INDIAN OCCUPIED KASHMIR-A HELL OF INJUSTICE

ALI SUKHANVER,  Multan, Pakistan - alisukhanver@hotmail.com> -- ‘We won’t let you visit the Kashmir valley because we have turned it into a blazing hell of death and horror’, it must have been the honest response to every request presented to the Indian authorities by the international human rights caretakers for the visit of Indian Occupied Kashmir. And this situati...

Bhutan’s Tight Slap on India!

Bhutan’s Tight Slap on India! Kathmandu, N.P.Upadhyaya: Environment conscious baby Bhutan, the de facto protectorate of the Indian regime as per the “imposed” 1949 Treaty with India, appears to have taken a firm decision of late which apparently hints that Bhutan would wish to free itself from the nonstop grip of the Indian regime. Clue to these effects have been made public none less than by the s...

NOTHING BUT TERRORISM BEHIND

ALI SUKHANVER, Associate Professor, Multan, Pakistan-  In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, after the horrifying Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh said that his government would not hesitate to seek Islamabad’s help to trace the terrorists and eliminate them. He further reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to Sri Lanka in her war ...

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Trio including mastermind get life imprisonment

CNS reports from Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir Pathankot, June 10, CNS: Six of the seven accused in the brutal rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir were convicted by a special court here on Monday. These includes Sanjhi Ram, Parvesh Kumar, police officer Deepak khajuria 302;376-D;120-B;363; 328; 34. (Criminal conspiracy, rape, murder) Anand Dutta; Ti...

India kills SAARC, economic blockade likely; Russia-Pak-China axis in making

By NP Upadhdhya Nepal expects the imposition of yet another economic blockade a la 2015 though this nation is being ruled by a massive majority of the India elevated leaders(?) who have in some way or the other tacit linkages with the BJP regime in India and in addition with the now decimated Indian congress (through Shyam Saran). However, the religions Nepal and ruling India practice differ ...

Managing the shifts in shifting cultivation

Guwahati, 14 June 2019: There is a need for a policy framework to manage the transitions in shifting cultivation in Northeast India. This policy need was underlined by Dr VK Saraswat, Member of the NITI Aayog in his inaugural address at the International Symposium on ‘Transitioning Shifting Cultivation to Climate-Resilient Farming Syst...

Nepal: Army Chief Thapa to visit China

Nepal: Army Chief Thapa to visit China Kathmandu: Nepal Army Chief Purna Chandra Thapa is all prepared for a fresh pleasure week long trip to China beginning Sunday June 16, 2019. It must have been a pleasure trip in that Nepal is not allowed to talk freely on military matters with a regime that is considered by the Indian command as its rival and thus a “number one” enemy as late George Fernandez had said of China wh...

Utah's Oakley City Council opened with Hindu mantras 1sttime in 86 years on June 10

Hindu prayers opened the June 10 meeting of Oakley City Council (Utah) for the first time since its incorporation in 1933, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Oakley City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretat...

Utah’s Herriman & Bluffdale city councils to have Hindu prayers on June 12

Hindu invocations will be read at the June 12 meetings of Herriman and Bluffdale city councils, both in Salt Lake county of Utah, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Herriman and Bluffdale city councils. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will rea...

The heritage gap

Conserving cultural and natural heritage in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: leveraging the World Heritage Convention Kathmandu, 10 June 2019: “The Hindu Kush Himalaya is an extraordinary region the rest of the world doesn’t know enough about,” said Cyril Kormos, Executive Director of Wild Heritage, speaking about the potential...

Landmark £5 million Hindu temple okayed in England

Planning Committee of Oldham Council in England has reportedly unanimously approved application of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Bhuj for erecting a Hindu Temple in Oldham.   This landmark building will reportedly include prayer hall, multi-function hall, teaching and ancillary spaces, landscaped gardens, a central courtyard, accommodation for visiting Swamis, priest’s quar...

Maine Senate & House open with Hindu prayers

Both Maine House of Representatives and Senate in Augusta opened their June three and four sessions respectively with Hindu mantras; containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered these invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpret...

Utah’s Alpine City Council to start day with Hindu mantras 1st time in 169 years

Hindu prayers will open the June 11 meeting of Alpine City Council in Utah for the first time since its incorporation in 1850, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Alpine City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpr...

India: Not a trusted partner of US!

India: Not a trusted partner of US! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: PM KP Oli has been kind enough to voluntarily fix his ouster from the current post. He has eased the task of his detractors who wish Oli in the foot path at the earliest. If the Delhi we know then PM Oli must be sacked any time soon as he has taken up an issue that he should have clearly avoided and that too being in the Indian soil-the seat from whe...

PM’s SAARC remark irks Delhi; Jay Shankar terror grips; Kashmir in OIC notice

N. P. Upadhyaya,- Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli has tentatively fixed his ouster himself from the current post and that too while he was visiting India recently. If things go as per Nepal’s “past experiences” then PM Oli may be sacked any time soon as he has spoken on an issue to which he should have diplomatically avoided and that too being in the Indian soil-the seat from wh...

Claimed Socialist Economy in Nepal-a Myth or Reality?

Claimed Socialist Economy in Nepal-a Myth or Reality? Ranjan Parajuli, Ph. D. Back then to the era of 1950s, the time the tradition of presenting annual budgets promulgated in Nepal, many things are rolling-over the roads leading to fiscal accounts, government expenditure and earnings. They, since then, showed many hopes and beliefs that the country is marching towards the prosperity, by then, unfortunately rooted towards prosperity of &l...

India Reelects Modi: Will politics change in Nepal?

India Reelects Modi: Will politics change in Nepal? N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The final assault on Nepal’s sovereignty has suddenly gained momentum. Modi’s fresh victory shall add the needed strength to this gained drive, it is hoped. Mind it that such an attack has come close on the heels of the secret trip made to Kathmandu by the most hated person of India-Mr. Shyam Saran who happened to be India’s fo...

Is Narendra Modi’s India Election win a Bad Omen for South Asia?

Is Narendra Modi’s India Election win a Bad Omen for South Asia? N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Troubled days are in store for the entire smaller countries of the South Asian region that border the known regional bully-Indian union born 1947. With the re-emergence of Hindu fundamentalist Prime Minister in India with an unprecedented big bang, chances have doubled that the coming days shall not be that much rewarding for those countries who hav...

Councils of 6 Utah cities to start the day with Hindu mantras in June

Hindu prayers will open the meetings of six city councils in Utah between June 10 to 13, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   These include city councils of Oakley, Alpine, Bluffdale, Herriman, Willard and Perry.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before these city councils. Aft...

India Reelects Modi: Will politics change in Nepal?

India Reelects Modi: Will politics change in Nepal? N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The final assault on Nepal’s sovereignty has suddenly gained momentum. Modi’s fresh victory shall add the needed strength to this gained drive, it is hoped. Mind it that such an attack has come close on the heels of the secret trip made to Kathmandu by the most hated person of India-Mr. Shyam Saran who happened to be India’s fo...

Hindu mantras to start the day in Maine State Senate & House in June

Both Maine House of Representatives and Senate in Augusta will open their June three and four sessions respectively with Hindu mantras; containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English i...

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Ontario’s Hindu Cultural Centre plans $1.6 million expansion

The Hindu Cultural Centre (HCC) in London (Ontario, Canada) has reportedly planned $1.6 million expansion.   This expansion, aimed to be completed in about two years, will reportedly approximately double its existing space, which includes enlarging the worship area; reports suggest.   HCC, founded 1971 and which opens daily, celebrates many festivals and holds various wors...

Dynamic neutrality for Nepal

N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: - Better late than never, the Indian population may have come to senses except the overly influenced Godi media. Nepal and Baby Bhutan have reasons to smile. How Bangladesh feels is not known though. Thanks the internationally acclaimed Time Magazine which has certified that the incumbent Prime Minister of India is the number one “Divider in Chief” a...

Hindu mantras to open both Washington County Commission & St. George City Council in Utah

  Board of Commissioners of Washington County and St. George City Council in Utah will start their day on May 21 and May 16 respectively with ancient Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Board and the Council. After...

India’s false-flag operation

Ikram Sehgal, May 4, 2019 - The modus operandi of the devastating terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka confirms that the perpetrators are an organized and trained group. Some say it was the handiwork of the LTTE, others point to the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh. Even before these suspicions and before any terrorist group had claimed responsibility, the Indian media claimed the involvement of a local ...

Nepal: The Return of Father Shyam Saran?

Nepal: The Return of Father Shyam Saran?N.P Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Colombo is Delhi’s target this time. The idea is to create terror inside Sri Lanka so that Colombo distances itself with Beijing.India feels threatened that the countries that were under its grip have now all gone to the fold of the Chinese regime-the declared arch rival of India. And this is a fact but by default. A pained India thus wants to terrorize the ...

India’s Economic Warfare against Pakistan

M ROSHAN - As part of the continued propaganda campaign, Indian media leaves no stone unturned in targeting Pakistan. India’s economic warfare against Pakistan, which needs an appropriate analysis, is also part to this malicious campaign. In this regard, under the caption, “Economy in Shambles but Pakistan wants to increase the defence budget”, Indian Zee News reported in a...

China-Pakistan-Russia Triangle!

China-Pakistan-Russia Triangle! N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: A United Nations Security Council committee blacklisted Massod Azhar who is talked to be the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) this Wednesday after Pakistan’s “iron brother” China dropped its objection to the move ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse obliging primarily the US, the Western countries a...

Pakistan Army will respond to any Indian aggression with full force: DG ISPR

April 29, 2019 -  Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor has said Pakistan Army, with the support of the nation, will respond to any Indian aggression with full force. Addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi this afternoon, he said nuclear power is a weapon of deterrence; however, if aggression is carried out, Pakistan has the right to use any wea...

Sri Lankan President Admits That a “Foreign Mastermind” Could be Behind Recent Atrocities

 Adam Garry - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that a “foreign mastermind” may have been behind the multiple terrorist atrocities launched on his country on the 21st of April. In order to determine which foreign mastermind might have orchestrated the deadly attacks, it is important to connect existing dots, recognise how historic patterns may have repeated ...

PAKISTAN’S EFFORTS FOR REGIONAL PEACE

M KABIR - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s two-day official visit to Iran is certainly going to bring the two neighbouring countries more close to each other. Pakistan and Iran have a very long history of cordial relationship. Iran was the ever first country to recognize Pakistan’s sovereign status after its independence in 1947. Moreover the Shah of Iran was the first head of...

India's RAW double game with Srilanka?

28 Apr, 2019 ISLAMABAD - A devastating series of eight bomb blasts ripped through churches holding Easter services and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on 21 Apr 19, killing nearly 300 people, including dozens of foreigners and injuring nearly 500. International media especially that of India are in the forefront in reporting that a local Islamist extremist group called the National Ta...

The Sri Lankan Pain: An Observation from Nepal

The Sri Lankan Pain: An Observation from Nepal N. P. Upadhyaya Kathmandu: I am certain that my Sri Lankan friends who served their nation as Sri Lankan official representative to Nepal beginning Ambassador Pamela J Deen, Ambassador Grace Ashirwatham, Charge de’ affaires Karunadasa and Ambassador Amralal Sumith Nakandala are all safe and sound in Colombo. I also hope the former SAARC Secretary General Ambassador Nihal Rodrig...

Mastermind of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings Zahran Hashim trained in India

The mastermind of the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka Zahran Hashim had been trained in India, sources revealed on Saturday. A report by Indian newspaper The Hindu quotes a top military source in Sri Lanka stating Zahran Hashim spent substantial time in South India. According to the report, Indian officials have pointed to evidence that Zahran Hashim the leader of National Thawheed J...

Exclusive: ‘Will seek Pakistan help to trace terrorists if needed’: Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sent written responses to e-mailed questions from Hindustan Times on Easter Sunday’s suicide attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo, in which 253 people, including at least 45 children, were killed and hundreds injured.   Padma Rao Sundarji  Hindustan times   Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesin...

Wisconsin gallery exhibits artwork by 23 artists responding to a verse from HinduUpanishads

Swan Vision Gallery in Maiden Rock (Wisconsin) has announced an exhibition “Two Birds” (May five to June 22), which will feature creative responses by 23 artists to a verse from the ancient Hindu scripture Mundaka Upanishad.   This verse, originally written in Sanskrit, is interpreted as: Two birds perch in the selfsame tree. One bird eats the sweet and bitter ...

Shocked Hindus strongly condemn California synagogue shooting

Hindus have strongly condemned Saturday morning’s shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue, in Poway (California); and expressed sympathy to victims.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said: We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy.  Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones and the entire Jewish community. Targeting ...

Award of Scholarships to Nepalese Students

EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN           On 24 April 2019, Pakistan Embassy Kathmandu, organized the 7th Scholarship Award Ceremony at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu for Nepalese students. Four Hundred students of Secondary / Higher Secondary Schools of Nepal were awarded scholarships amounting NRs. 10,000.00 each. Besides Scholarships, Mr Ramesh Thapa from Shree ...

“Another Modi government would mean a virtual shutdown of the Indian academic world”

Karan Thapar in conversation with Romila Thapar April 20, 2019 The last five years have been about everything besides the issues on which the BJP campaigned and came to power in 2014: employment, corruption, economic growth, and development. The country has seen a steady worsening of the economy because of demonetisation, anti-people policies of the government, and the agrarian crisis. Ro...

Shocked Hindus strongly condemn Sri Lanka massacre on Easter Sunday

Hindus have strongly condemned massacre on Easter Sunday in various Sri Lanka churches and other places, killing worshippers and others; and expressed sympathy to victims.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said: We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy on the most important of Christian holidays. Our hearts go out to the victims a...

Nepal’s Apex Court endorses Sikkimization Bid?

Nepal’s Apex Court endorses Sikkimization Bid? Kathmandu, N.P.Upadhyaya: When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it, so had said thinker Frederic Bastiet long time back. The unprecedented plunder that continues today in Nepal has been such that even the government owned land, lakes and...

Nepal: Indo-Pacific strategy simplified, BRI, CPEC & Buddhist circuit

Nepal: Indo-Pacific strategy simplified, BRI, CPEC & Buddhist circuit N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: To begin with, China very well understands the chameleon characteristics of the present day Nepali leadership and thus in all likelihood prefers to keep a near-to-friendly relations with Nepal.The domestic population too takes them as a burden on mother Nepal. Some even call them as 12 point political animals for reasons unknown to many of the observ...

Nepal awaits benevolent dictator; Pakistan to mediate Iran and Saudi conflict

By NP Upadhyaya - When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it, so had said thinker Frederic Bastiet long time back. The unprecedented plunder that continues today in Nepal has been such that even the government owned land, lakes and bungalows have now ...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Makes Policy Speech at First Session of 14th SPA

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made a policy speech "On Socialist Construction and the Internal and External Policies of the Government of the Republic at the Present Stage" at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Friday. Kim Jong Un extended heartfelt thanks to all t...

India’s Israeli Oppressive Tactics in Kashmir

M CHAUDRY- There is a co-relationship of Indian oppressive tactics in the Kashmir and war-like posture against Pakistan, as the extremist government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian fundamentalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Indian security forces to accelerate atrocitiesagainst Kashmiris, want to obtain various sinister designs, especially to suppress Kash...

What the Pakistan Day Demands?

M KABIR - Every year, people of Pakistan celebrate the 23rd of March as the Pakistan Day, with great enthusiasm and zeal. But, this time, this very day has come at a time when Pakistan stands at the crossroads of its destiny, facing internal and external challenges and threats to the national security of the country, which are worrying all the citizens. Particularly, war-like situation wh...

Report on 4th Plenary Meeting of 7th Central Committee of WPK

The 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the headquarters building of the C.C., WPK on Wednesday. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, guided the plenary meeting. Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau, mem...

India Accelerated Atrocities and Oppressive Tactics in Kashmir

M Kabir - There is a co-relationship of Indian oppressive tactics in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and war-like posture against Pakistan, as the extremist government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led the Indian fundamentalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has directed the Indian security forces to accelerate atrocities in the IOK, want to obtain various sinister designs, especia...

Hindus welcome Catholic Creighton University using yoga to help Parkinson’s patients

Hindus have welcomed the reported use of yoga by Jesuit Catholic Creighton University in Omaha (Nebraska) to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.   Creighton University physical therapy students are reportedly learning to improve patients’ (with Parkinson's disease) function and way of life with techniques from yoga, reports suggest.   According to repor...

Will Nepal’s Prachanda escape the Hague trial?

Will Nepal’s Prachanda escape the Hague trial? Kathmandu: The Ferocious of the Maoists era Prachanda is a fatigued political persona which could easily be understood from his wishy-washy face. He not only has lost his heir apparent, junior commander monsieur Prakash Dahal, but has now centered his entire efforts on how to help save from the strange ailments that have of late gripped Mrs. Sita Devi Dahal-the better half of Nepal ...

Balakot air strike: Pakistan shows off disputed site on eve of India election10

April 2019 India-Pakistan air strikes The authorities in Pakistan have allowed foreign media and defence attachés to visit the site of a disputed Indian air strike in February. They were given access to an Islamic school in Balakot, where Indian media say militants were killed in retaliation for an attack in Kashmir. The large building appeared to be fully intact and the Pakistan...

Why Jadhav became so important for India?

Several Indian citizens accused of spying are languishing in Pakistani jails and several were tried, sentenced and punished in the past; What is so important about Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav that takes India to ICJ? Pirzada Prominent Indian journalist, Praveen Swami, in his groundbreaking piece, “India’s Secret War” (Frontline, 16 February 2018) raises an interesting question:...

Christians beaten, Bibles burnt at prayer meeting

Inline image A prayer meeting in a home in India’s Tamil Nadu state was disrupted on 19 March by approximately 15 people from the Hindu Munani (Hindu Front) and the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), which is the religious arm of the RSS, a Hindu nationalist movement. The prayer meeting was being held in the home of a Christian student named Siddappa, who lives in Kurubatti...

Nepal’s Prachanda awaiting ICC trial?

Nepal’s Prachanda awaiting ICC trial? NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The fierce of the bygone Maoists era, Comrade Prachanda is visibly shaken from within. This time his fear is real. That he is a frightened political personality at the moment is evident from the manner he is expressing his inner pains upon his ‘hasty arrival’ from the United States back to his home country. He is trembling. He is terrifi...

Pakistan is the world’s most hospitable country, says famous travel blogger

Drew Binsky visits Pakistan ‘Pakistan is safe, beautiful and historical, completely opposite in every way than what the media says”, traveler says Twenty-seven-year-old American globe-trotter and famous vlogger Drew Binsky shared his incredible expedition in Pakistan on his channel, saying that the country’s hospitality is the "world's best." Binsky not ...

Pakistan following policy of peace & stability.

M Roshan - It is highly appreciable that Pakistan is following the policy of peace and stability. Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again extended its offers to India to resolve all disputes through dialogue. Pakistan desires peace and stability in the region, war only brings misery and destruction. Prime minister Imran Khan’s message of harmony and peace is an opportunity for India t...

Modi's Deadliest Surgical Strike So Far Has Been to Politicise the Armed Forces

By projecting India's military capabilities for personal political gain, the Prime Minister has blunted deterrence and encouraged adversaries to take counter-moves. Narendra Modi addresses the nation about the Mission Shakti. Credit: Screengrab Pravin Sawhney 01/APR/2019 By declaring at an election rally that he had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, air and in space, ...

Nepal: Queen Sita and Janaki- the subject!

Nepal: Queen Sita and Janaki- the subject! Niraj Aryal: In an incident last week that did not draw much media attention, Janaki Chaudhary (55) of Chitwan district who was seriously injured after being attacked by a Rhino got killed. The poor Tharu woman who lived by cutting grass at the Chitwan National Park and selling it in the market could not get immediate medical attention. She was rushed to the Chitwan Medical Colleg...

The reality of Pulwama incident

By lt gen (retd) shafaat ullah shah  Feb.27,2019 ISLAMABAD:   The Versions 1.Two days before Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s much hyped visit to Pakistan, at least 40 uniformed men were killed (sources attribute 49,including injured who later succumbed to death) when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into the convoy of the Central Reserve ...

Two Indian Army soldiers commit suicide with their service rifles in Occupied Kashmir

Two Indian Army soldiers commit suicide with their service rifles in Occupied Kashmir 31 Mar, 2019     SHARES         SRINAGAR – Another Indian soldier has committed suicide by shooting himself dead in Srinagar on Sunday in Occupied Kashmir. He is the second Indian soldier who committed suicide in less than twenty-four hours. According to the Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the soldi...

Nepal’s Citizenship Cry: Aiding India’s Sikkimiztion bid!

Nepal’s Citizenship Cry: Aiding India’s Sikkimiztion bid! NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Being a prominent country in South Asia, Nepali politics is bound to have an impact due to tensed relations between India-Pakistan beginning February 14, 2019. The Indian Prime Minister prefers to escalate the self-manufactured war like situation and thus win the upcoming national level parliamentary elections. Nepal though is a peace loving nation...

Pakistani Mountaineer Muhammad Ali

Pakistani Mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara from Gilgit-Baltistan, has left for Nepal to climb Makalu (27838ft.) the 5th Highest Pead in the World. He is Sponsored by Pakistan Army.

Did Modi just tell Arnab Goswami that he did not want Wing Commander Abhinandan back from Pakistan’s captivity?

Arnab Goswami By  JKR Staff  - March 30, 2019          Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing widespread condemnation after he allegedly revealed during an interview with Arnab Goswami of Republic TV that he did not want Wing Commander Abhinandan back from Pakistan’s captivity. Speaking to Goswami on Friday, Modi blam...

Pakistan’s diplomatic image takes a new height: US inching closer to Prachanda is dangerous

BY N.P. UPADHYAYA Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s arrogance has quadrupled over these days and weeks more so after he signed an “unequal treaty” with declared secessionist Dr. CK Raut wherein the latter duped, many a sharp brains believe, Prime Minister Oli in a broad day light. But PM Oli is in a jubilant mood and rebukes that he has instead brought the ‘Raut fac...

Mr Modi and Kashmir dispute

M KABIR -   REPORTEDLY the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking to Times Now, an Indian news channel said that Pakistan and India had fought enough and it was time for them to get together to fight poverty, illiteracy and disease, as by fighting against them together they could win faster. On the face of it his observations sound good and nobody in his right mind can deny the ...

Youth and New Emergence in Kashmir struggle

 Roshan - THE roads are for better connectivity to the people and building are only constructed for the living with peace and joy. But the appalling has warped roads, devastated buildings, ceaseless firing, unbearable smell of the gunpowder, wailing men and women, valleys resonating with the thuds of shells and bearings, martyrs are the deceased while the ones fortunate enough to see th...

Is Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli a secessionist?

Is Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli a secessionist?  N. P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Could a link be authentically established between two events that raised eyebrows in Nepal and beyond some ten days ago? The first one is the mysterious but planned release of the declared secessionist turned a political hero Dr. CK Raut followed by the red carpet welcome accorded to him by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. This happened at t...

Hindu Temple opening in Alabama next weekend on a 7-acre plot

A three-day elaborate Grand Opening of a Hindu Temple based on ancient Hindu rituals is scheduled from March 29-31 in West Mobile (Alabama) on a reportedly seven-acre plot of land. Raised by Gulf Coast Hindu Society (GCHS), a religious non-profit organization, this “Gruha Pravesha and Hariahra Parivara Pranaprathista Mahotsavam” (Grand Inauguration of New Temple and ...

Nepal China Relations: Some Reflections

Nepal China Relations: Some Reflections – Prof. Dr. Jaya Rai Acharya - Nepali sscholar - .. it is Nepal’s belief that simultaneous pursuit of friendship with India and China is in its best national interest and also in the interest of a wider regional community It is the central principle of non-alignment to promote interdependence and not confrontation among nations, and in Nepal’s case interdependence ...

Ensuring water security for all

Celebrating World Water Day 2019 - Leaving no one behind 22 March 2019 Access to safe drinking water is a universal human right. Water is an essential need not only for human life and health but also for improved livelihoods and thriving communities – it allows economic, social, and human development. Yet, a large percentage of the population in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), particul...

Enact First And (Maybe) Ask Later

Maila Baje/http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ - -  In what must be one of the wildest 180s in our modern political history, Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala the other day spurned the need for a referendum on republicanism and federalism. A day earlier, Shashank, who has in the past stressed the need to democratically revisit Nepal’s decision to declare itself secu...

The Nepali Chaukidars!

The Nepali Chaukidars! Whether or not Nepalis are India’s Chaukidar(s) – the gatekeepers, is not very important rather the pertinent question is for how long we have been standing at their gates protecting their valuables and if Choukidari is the only thing that we do for the Indians? Let’s start! Thanks duly goes to Ms. Alka Lamba, a Member of Parliament representing Aam Aadmi Party- th...

India’s Ambassador To Russia Lied About Rejecting International Mediation

Courtesy---ANALYSIS AND POLICY, ASIA Written by Andrew Korybko  The Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Emirati Ambassador To India, and several unnamed US diplomatic sources all released statements around the same time disproving the Indian Ambassador to Russia’s previous on-the-record statement that “no country has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan” and that...

Pakistan’s Policy of Peace – the Response as a Mature State

C Kiran -  In the 21st century we no longer live in the primitive age where people are uncivilized and states irresponsible. The case in point is the present situation between India and Pakistan. The Pulwama affair unfolded predicatively; even though Pakistan clearly denied any role in the incident and all the evidence pointed to the attack having been carried out indigenously, India plac...

Three faces of the coin

Three faces of the coin Niraj Aryal: Since its inception more than a decade back among all features of the new republican order democratization of corruption had stood out tall. All the political parties that had been part of the governments were either directly engaged in or promoted corruption. However, after release of CK Raut- the Madhesi secessionist by Supreme Court of Nepal and a day after his rel...

India-Pakistan: Good News!

India-Pakistan: Good News! N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: India and Pakistan may treat each other as enemies, but students from University of Oxford from South Asia gathered recently to say no to war and conflict. Well done guys and girls, says senior Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai in his tweet posted few days back. Senior journalist Rajdeep is not that aggressive as compared to his shouting colleagues. ...

Grand design to split Nepal begins?

BY N.P. UPADHYAYA It is time now to check the very nationalistic credentials of Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Abundant reasons are there to do so. The entire Nepali population got stunned the manner Nepal’s apex Court in a very mysterious manner gave the verdict in favor of the one Nepali national who is on record to have taken mother Nepal as …titute. (We feel ash...

India has been violating the basic nerms of human rights

India has been violating the basic nerms of human rights, humanity and independence since 1947. Not only that India also has been footing against the UN declarations of decolonization . As clause 1 and 8 of the Nepal-India Peace and Friendship Treaty nullifies the Sugauli Treaty , all the territory about 60000 sq km has to be returned by colonial India to Nepal . Greater Nepal Nationalist Front...

Pakistan’s Policy of Peace – the Response as a Mature State

C Kiran - In the 21st century we no longer live in the primitive age where people are uncivilized and states irresponsible. The case in point is the present situation between India and Pakistan. The Pulwama affair unfolded predicatively; even though Pakistan clearly denied any role in the incident and all the evidence pointed to the attack having been carried out indigenously, India placed the...

After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military.

C Kiren.-  Indian paramilitary troops in Srinagar in Kashmir this month. Sixty-eight percent of the army’s equipment is so old that it is officially considered “vintage.” It was an inauspicious moment for a military the United States is banking on to help keep an expanding China in check. An Indian Air Force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a warplane f...

हासको चाला न कुखुराको चाला ?

राजन कार्की - राष्ट्रपिता सनयात सेनलाई सलाम गर्दै चीनमा तिनै माओका अनुयायी देङ सियाओ पिङको उदय भयो । उनले चीनको प्रगतिको खुलापनसहितको कम्युनिजम खाका कोरे, चीनलाई एकतावद्ध र समृद्ध पार्ने राजमार्ग तय गरे । आज चीन विश्व आर्थिक र सामरिक शक्तिका रुपमा उदाएको छ, यसको श्रेय तिनै लोकनेता माओका अनुयायी, सनयात सेनमा गर्व गरेर अघि बढेका देङ सियाओ पिङलाई जान्छ । उनका आधुनिक अनुयायी बनेका छन्– सीजिन...

Regional conflict: Indian terrorism in J&K: OIC

N.P. UPADHYAYA “With my heavy heart, I appeal to yours, India that Pakistan is not your enemy. Your enemy is our enemy. How much more blood needs to be spilled before we realize (that) we are fighting the same”. This is what has very freshly been tweeted by yet another Cricket veteran Wasim Akram wherein he has appealed India and in an oblique manner his own country, Pakistan ...

Threat to World Peace: India must be Denuclearized!

Threat to World Peace: India must be Denuclearized! Niraj Aryal: After India’s humiliating defeat in the dogfight with Pakistan last week, former President of Pakistan Parvez Musharraf meeting with the press in Dubai raised some interesting points that demands serious discussion. “Two countries in the world that face existential threat since they came into existence are Pakistan and Israel”, the former Pakistan Ar...

After India Loses Dogfight to Pakistan, Questions Arise About Its ‘Vintage’ Military.

C Kiren- -  Indian paramilitary troops in Srinagar in Kashmir this month. Sixty-eight percent of the army’s equipment is so old that it is officially considered “vintage.” It was an inauspicious moment for a military the United States is banking on to help keep an expanding China in check. An Indian Air Force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a war...

India: Operation Blue Star & Sikh Genocide!

India: Operation Blue Star & Sikh Genocide! N.P. Upadhyaya: Vaisakha also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and has its distinct significance for each culture. It was around this Baisakh, 2075 B.S this year, I could notice that the Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Manjiv Singh Puri proceeded towards the Kupandole situated Gurdwara and performed rituals that is due for a...

How the fog of war has blinded journalists to their roles

C Kiren Wars create heroes out of individuals who show great courage. But wars also create clowns who clothe themselves in patriotism, and strut and fret their hour upon the stage. The rising tensions between India and Pakistan over the past few weeks have resulted in many of the latter, at least on this side of the line of control. On 14 February, a young Kashmiri man named Adil Ahmed Dar r...

Nepal: Miserable Politics!

Nepal: Miserable Politics! NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The India nourished and loved radical Maoists leading Nepal Government as expected has started suppressing ‘press and the people’. This is the result of a weakened opposition, Nepali Congress and the other parties having democratic bend that has emboldened the rulers to show their true communist color. Definite symptoms of an authoritar...

राज्यसत्ता बन्दुकको नालबाट जन्मन्छ । – नेकपा (माओवादी)

देखियो, प्रचण्ड नेतृत्वले राज्यसत्ता बन्दुकको नालबाट प्राप्त गरेको हो, त्यो राज्यसत्ता प्रचण्डहरुकै लागि काम लाग्यो, जनताका लागि काम लागेन । अव विप्लव र बैद्यहरु बन्दुकको नालबाट राज्यसत्ता जन्मन्छ भनेर अर्को बिद्रोहको आगो फुकिरहेका छन् । तिनले जनविद्रोहको ड“ढेलो कहिले सल्काउने हुन् र जनजिविका, सर्वहाराको लागि सत्ता प्राप्त हुने हो ? कतै अर्काथरि प्रचण्ड ननिकियुन् ?

It’s Still Foggy Out There

Maila Baje, nepalinetbook.com/blogspot These days, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is increasingly worried about the future of democracy in Nepal. It must be a source of immense satisfaction to the former prime minister to be able to turn the tables on his political adversaries. Sure, you could argue that failure to relinquish the leadership of the Nepali Congress after having ...

India-Pakistan: Peace Wins!

N.P. Upadhyaya–  India’s Water War:  Whereas India controls every drop of water flowing from Nepal towards its territory, India following the Pulwama Attack has threatened to cut back on water flowing through its rivers to Pakistan- a threat it has made before but now seems more determined. The Indian Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari – a senior BJP leader ha...

Nepal’s Corrupt Communists!

Nepal’s Corrupt Communists! Niraj Aryal: This is not an attempt to undermine the fact that Nepal has been a corrupt nation since decades. Our main point of concern today is that ‘corruption’ in the country has increased manifold since the Maoists joining the mainstream politics. No state institution including the CIAA-the governmental authority to investigate abuse of authority, is left untouched...

Hindu mantras to open Washington House of Representatives on March 6

  Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia will start its day on March six with Hindu prayer, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the pray...

Nepali media in trouble; South Asian region is the victim of Indian arrogance

NP Upadhyaya When the opposition in a democratic system is weak then the ruling party has a free hand in the State affairs and thus begins the first step: gagging the media. This is dismal picture of Nepal of the recent years more so after Nepal embraced a new political culture with the imposition of the Delhi engineered 12 point agreement. The radical communist RED government a la North Kor...

Imran’s Peace vs Modi’s War: Who will Prevail?

Imran’s Peace vs Modi’s War: Who will Prevail? Kathmandu: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its Prime Minister Imran Khan must have expected from Nepal as the current Chair of the SAARC regional body, to play a mediatory role in order to de-escalate the war like situation that had already developed in between India and Pakistan in the recent days and weeks. Imran is an Oxford graduate and a world class cricketer. Pakista...

Foreign Minister spoke to his Nepali counterpart

(2019-02-23) Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Foreign Minister of Nepal, which is also the Chair of SAARC, an the evolving peace and security situation in the region. Foreign Minister said SAARC is a forum established to bring the countries of the region together and therefore, Nepal as the Chair can play a constructive role in this regard....

India fails to isolate Pakistan in UNSC

M KABIR - Nearly a week after the Pulwama incident in the Indian Held Kashmir, the UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the Pulwama …suicide bombingÚ in a statement, rebuffing intense Indian efforts to implicate Pakistan. The statement says the 15-member Council condemns æin the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, which resul...

India’s War Hysteria for Poll Gains?

India’s War Hysteria for Poll Gains? N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Ashok Swain, a Swedish thinker of Indian origin emphatically states that India shouldn’t and must not get into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s manipulated pre-election war frenzy. Swain is a professor of Peace and Conflict research at a Swedish university and he made the observation in his recent tweet. Professor Swain powerfully claims, &l...

Upset Hindus urge Virginia brewery to withdraw Lord Hanuman beer & apologize

  Upset Hindus are urging Salem (Virginia) based Olde Salem Brewing Company to apologize and withdraw its “Hanuman” ((Spanish Milk Stout) beer; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devo...

The Red New Deal

  This winter is getting doubly chilling. Our ruling comrades – at least a dominant faction of them – are itching to impose harsh punishment for people for posting anti-government contents on social media.  In a menacing preemptive move, folk singer Pashupati Sharma has removed his ditty on graft from YouTube, ostensibly in response to pressure from the student wing of...

Nepal: The Maoist Game Plan!

Nepal: The Maoist Game Plan!Niraj Aryal: Baburam Bhattarai, one of the prime proponents of Maoist ideology presently leads a so-called Democratic Party called as ‘Naya Shakti Party’. He used nom de guerre Lal Dhoj for security reasons when he was operating the Maoist movement while himself residing in New Delhi, India. His only senior in the party- that instigated the bloody Peoples’ Re...

India-Pakistan Rivalry: Pulwama Attack and Nepal!

N.P. Upadhyaya–  Terrorist attacks and countless deaths world over in no way can be justified. It demands condemnation from the civilized world in the strongest possible words. Nepalese understand pain of such horrific attacks because for over a decade we have braved this horror sponsored by our so-called closest neighbor, India. The “sponsored” terrorism that shook Ne...

Pulwama shows limits to muscular polices

The fedayeen attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, on Thursday killing 44 paramilitary personnel and injuring scores of others should be properly understood. C Kiran  15 Feb 2019 The fedayeen attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, on Thursday killing 44 paramilitary personnel and injuring scores of others should be properly understood.  At the most obvious level, the country is...

Can playing China card boost BJP’s chances in India’s general election?

BY MANOJ CHAURASIA - The upcoming general elections are posing quite a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the situation is looking so tough that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is raising just every possible issue which it thinks could work in its favor as the vote is about 60 days away. As a last resort, the BJP is now trying hard to make an election issue of Congre...

Like Leicestershire, Hindus want all UK crematoriums to have Lord Shiva shrine

Welcoming Great Glen Crematorium in Leicester for having Lord Shiva statue and “Pooja Room” on its campus, Hindus are urging all crematoriums in United Kingdom (UK) to have Lord Shiva shrines and Hindu worship rooms.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was important for grieving Hindu families to have traditional worship...

भ्रष्टाचार नखुर्के देश चिप्लिन्छ

गंगा दाहाल - नेकपाले जनमत पाएको स्थिर सरकार होस्, अस्थिरता सकियोस्, बलियो सरकारले सुशासन देओस् र समृद्धि ल्याओस्, नयाँ नेपाल भनेको के हो निर्माण गरेर देखाओस्, देशको बेहाल बदलोस्, जनताको र जनजिविकाको हालत बदलोस्, कमजोर र भोकानाङ्गाहरुको भाग्य चम्कियोस्, तिनले सुखानुभूति गर्न पाउन् भन्नका लागि हो । ओली सरकार निर्माण भएपछि जे जे घटना, दुर्घटनाहरु भएका छन्, काण्डहरु मच्चिएका छन्, यसले सरकारको सूर्...

Nepal: Why Not in Indo-Pacific?

Nepal: Why Not in Indo-Pacific? N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: If Nepal can join the Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ what is the harm in joining ‘Indo-Pacific’. Let’s discus. What could be more embarrassing for those who take the United States of America as the leader of the democratic world, when they come to know that former terrorist leader Nepal Maoist Chairman Prachanda – ...

Trust the communists?

BY NIRAJ ARYAL President Donald Trump is all set to meet the North Korean communist dictator Kim Jung Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 27-28. It is not a mystery why the US administration chose Hanoi as the venue of second round of Trump-Kim meet. Not only because Vietnam shares extremely good relations with the lone super power after fighting a deadly war some four decades back but also becau...

Nepal matters for America; of the Indo-Pacific club, and Senator lauds CPEC

By N.P. Upadhyaya National politics has become volatile. Interestingly, this political fluidity is associated with a bit of inherent idiocy that is being exhibited by our “heroes and builders” who have been tentatively exported to Nepal by the friend across the border. It was almost an exodus of the Maoists back to the home country hoping that the entire State mechanism could be c...

Nepal: Will Politics Crumble?

Nepal: Will Politics Crumble? N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: National politics has become volatile. Interestingly, this political fluidity is associated with a bit of inherent idiocy that is being exhibited by our “heroes and builders” who have been tentatively exported to Nepal by the friend across the border. It was almost an exodus of the Maoists back to the home country in 2006 hoping that the enti...

Nepal: Of Trust and Betrayal!

Nepal: Of Trust and Betrayal! NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh, who is considered to be close to India’s notorious intelligence agency, RAW very emphatically in a recently televised interview claimed that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s arrogance will eventually ensure total collapse of the Republican order. It is widely believed that Girija Prasad Koirala, the the...

Humanity is bleeding in Kashmir

N.P. Upadhyaya Now let’s look into the region wherein overly stretched Kashmir issue is being taken up by Pakistan and the Kashmiris in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. February 5 each year Pakistan and the peace-loving people of the world express their solidarity with the people of Kashmir who are being tortured and humiliated by the Indian security forces in the Indian Occupied Kas...

Is Oli last PM of republic Nepal?

By N.P. Upadhyaya Late Girija Prasad Koirala handpicked law maker of the Nepali Congress, Mr. Amresh Kumar Singh very emphatically claims that the republican order now in force, if it collapses time permitting, it would do so only because of the excessive arrogance of the incumbent Prime Minister KP Oli. Does he mean that KP Oli is the last Prime Minister of republican Nepal? Is he playing t...

Strengthening Climate Services in South Asia

Regional Workshop aims to improve future climate projections and their applications in South Asia Kathmandu, 31 January 2019: South Asia is highly vulnerable to weather and climate impact such as flooding, droughts and cyclones. In the past two decades, over 50 % of South Asians, more than 750 million people have been affected by at least one natural disaster. Vulnerability to bot...

सतीको सराप

राजन कार्की - हाम्रा राष्ट्रपतिको बुलेटप्रुफ भवन, गाडी र डेढअर्वको हेलिकोप्टर गरीबकै रगतले किनिएको हो । प्रधानमन्त्रीको भव्य रहनसहन पनि गरीबकै रगतको परिणाम हो । शेक्सपियरको एउटा भनाई खुब प्रख्यात छ– पापले साहसी बनाउँदैन, दयाले बनाउँछ । हाम्रा शासक बर्ग पापमाथि पाप गर्दैछन्, नैतिक रुपमा टकटकिएर भाङ्ग्रो बन्दैछन् र उनीहरु नक्कली साहसी बनेको नक्कल पारिरहेका छन् । यी नक्कली साहसीहरु दयाका पा...

यो त महारिंकूशतन्त्र...

शाश्वत शर्मा - गत माघ १९ गते, दुईथरिका नेपालीहरुको धारणा बुझ्ने मौका मिल्यो । एकथरि २०६२ साल माघ १९ गते श्री ५ ज्ञानेन्द्रले चालेको कदमलाई निरंकूश तानाशाहीको संज्ञा दिदै थिए ने अर्काथरि चाहिं उक्त कदम देशको परिस्थितिअनुसार उपयुक्त थियो, नेपाल अधिराज्यको संविधानको धारा १२७ अनुसार नै थियो भनेर शाही कदमको बचाउ गरिरहेका थिए । अगुल्टोले हानेको कुकुर विजुलीदेखि तर्सिन्छ भनेझैं अघि २०१७ साल पुस १ गत...

Why Kashmiris Observe Solidarity Day?

M Roshan - ON the day of 05 February 2019, Pakistani community across the world will display unity and solidarity with Kashmiris. This day is being observed every year since 1990 as “Kashmir Solidarity Day” through which, the gestures of love and affection (one soul two hearts) are extended to the Kashmiris living across the Line of Control who are going through a very critical t...

Pellet-gun Terror in Kashmir

M Chaudhry - ACCORDING to local human rights activists and doctors of various hospitals in Indian Held Kashmir, more than 2000 Kashmiris of various age groups have been blinded by Indian security forces in last few years. This is a known figure of blinded persons in Indian Held Kashmir, otherwise, there are many more living in remote areas, who have been blinded and paralysed by Indian force...

How India destroyed Nepal, Kamal Thapa recalls

How India destroyed Nepal, Kamal Thapa recalls N.P. Upadhyaya: Nepal’s number one conspiratorial political brain, Kamal Thapa recalls how 2005-2006 political movement was organized and which country in effect exported the Delhi residing Maoists back to Nepal. Thapa is currently the chairman of the RPP-Nepal.  Thapa, the handpicked Home Minister during the fag end of Monarchial rule in Nepal recalls how ...

La debacle Venezuela: US & Nepal!

La debacle Venezuela: US & Nepal! N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Nepali population is gaining much needed experience of a Communist Dictatorial rule, while stage is also set for a vertical split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party. The party is ruling the country for almost a year with iron clutches a la North Korean regime. Days are getting harsher and harsher for the common men. A rare phenomenon in the presen...

Hindus urge Kentucky Governor Bevin to visit desecrated Hindu temple in Louisville

Hindus, appalled by the reports of vandalizing and desecration of Hindu temple in Louisville, are urging Kentucky Governor Matt G. Bevin to urgently visit this temple.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Governor Bevin to visit the vandalized Shree Swaminarayan Temple Kentucky and meet the dismayed Hindu community in Louisville area to rea...

All is not well in Nepal, CPEC entrance open for India and Qatar peace talks on Afghanistan

 NP Upadhyaya- The stage is set for a vertical split time permitting in the NCP (Nepal Communist Party) that has been ruling the country more than eleven months or so. Nepal is a country which has two thirds communist majority and is ruling the nation with iron clutches. A rare phenomenon in the globe in the present day that is more or less a “democratic one”. The split i...

Chinas well-intentioned Regional Relations

C Kiran - CHINA-Pakistan relations are commendable in the modern state system. China–Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mega project between the two states and it is a life-time investment which would transform life of the people of Pakistan. CPEC is a landmark socio-economic initiative which covers many troubling parts, particularly Balochistan (western borders). Knowing the hostile re...

Fabricated Indian democratic claims

C Kiran - INDIANS a few days back, celebrated Republic Day with a claim that they honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the 1935 Government of India Act which was the governing document of India. History narrates that the Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 Janua...

Youth and New Emergence in Kashmir struggle

M Roshan - THE roads are for better connectivity to the people and building are only constructed for the living with peace and joy. But the appalling has warped roads, devastated buildings, ceaseless firing, unbearable smell of the gunpowder, wailing men and women, valleys resonating with the thuds of shells and bearings, martyrs are the deceased while the ones fortunate enough to see the ot...

How India destroyed Nepal, Kamal Thapa recalls

How India destroyed Nepal, Kamal Thapa recalls Nepal’s number one conspiratorial political brain, Kamal Thapa recalls how 2005-2006 political movement was organized and which country in effect exported the Delhi residing Maoists back to Nepal. Thapa, the handpicked Home Minister during the fag end of Monarchial rule in Nepal recalls how India engineered the agitation yet given the impression of being commanded by the seven pa...

Kim Jong Il: People’s Leader

Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was a genuine people’s leader who firmly believed in his people and led his country by relying on them. He loved his people infinitely. His love for his people found expression in his endless devotion to their wellbeing while regarding them as the most precio...

Refutation of the right to self-determination and Republic Day

M Roshan- THE Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when Declaration of Indian Independence was proclaimed by the I...

CPEC: A South Asian Fortune

C Kiran - CHINA-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a $ 52 billion project (China’s investment in Pakistan) being implemented since 2015, when both Pakistan and China signed an agreement to construct this Economic Corridor. This is a huge project comprising the construction of about a dozen power projects, a grand road and Railway network connecting the Kashghar city of the Xiang Auto...

Kim Jong Un's China Visit

Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea paid a visit to China on January 7-10, 2019, drawing the attention of the world for its remarkable significance.   Last year, while orchestrating such landmark events as inter-Korean and DPRK-US summit meetings, the DPRK leader visited China three times.   Given the fact t...

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed nominated to Police Chief’s Impact Panel in Nevada

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has been nominated to Reno Police Chief’s Impact Panel in Nevada.   This Panel, which constitutes of community leaders; meets with Police Chief and other senior police officers; and discusses current events, department updates, matters that pertain to the community, etc.   Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society o...

Cheat & Deceit of Nepal’s Communists!

Cheat & Deceit of Nepal’s Communists!   NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Chandra Prakash Gajurel- a Maoist leader says that the final objective of people’s war was not to eventually dissolve the revolutionary Maoists’ Party into the United Marxist Leninist (UML) Party. Gajurel presently serves the ‘revolutionary’ faction of the erstwhile Nepal Communist Party – Maoist. The original par...

Hindus urge Reserve Bank of New Zealand to come up with beef-free banknotes

Hindus are urging Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to produce beef-free banknotes in the future.   Hindus worldwide are upset over RBNZ continuing with polymer banknotes which reportedly contained traces of tallow (rendered form of beef or mutton fat).   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged RBNZ to show respect to the feeli...

CPEC potential for IOR

M Roahsn - THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. It includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. The level of political stability, the quality of governance, demographic pressures, ethnic and sectarian tensions, and the pace of economic growth create a different mix of opportunity and risk in each state. This can affect mid- and lon...

Hindu temple in Sydney suburb reopening after 16 weeks of vandalizing

Hindu temple in Regents Park, a suburb in western Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) of Australia, which was vandalized on October 14 during the auspicious festive season of Navaratri, is reportedly formally reopening on February three.   Reopening ceremonies of Bhartiye Mandir are open to everyone. Reports suggest that this vandalism resulted in destruction of sacred statues and ...

नेपालका नेताहरु अनैतिकताको पहाड पनि उडेरै नाघ्न सक्छन्

http://danfetv.com/archives/20084 — राजन कार्की दक्षिणपूर्वी एसियामा पाइने र्याकोफोरस जातका भ्यागुताहरु १० मिटर परसम्म उड्न सक्छन्। दक्षिण एसियामा पर्ने नेपालकानेताहरु अनैतिकताको पहाड पनि उडेरै नाघ्न सक्छन्, किनकि नेपाली नेताहरुका चरित्रमा नैतिकता नामको कुनै गुण नै पाइन्न। सर्पले टोकेको विष झार्न सर्पकै विषबाट प्रतिविष बनाइन्छ। एक किलो प्रतिविष बनाउन १० हजार सर्पको विष आवश्यक...

Why India, spoiling South Asian economies?

C Kiran INDIA under the Modi government bellyaching up sturdy sweats towards neighbours by hooks and crooks not only by interfering in the internal as well in external affairs. India’s next generation Hybrid war aims to sabotage the emerging economies in the South Asian region whether geographically smaller, landlocked and in the Indian Ocean. The country like Pakistan has been gradual...

Hindu prayers read at Oregon’s Canby City Council

Canby City Council in Oregon, incorporated in 1893, had its reportedly historic Hindu invocation on January 16 evening, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.   Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayers. ...

Nepal favors talks between India and Pakistan!

N.P. Upadayaya: If the US President Donald Trump can meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, why not India and Pakistan could mend their differences and allow the stalled SAARC meet to resume its regular activities? This is what Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradip Kumar Gyawali had to say when he landed in the Indian capital only few days back. He made the statement after attending...

Design to unseat Nepal PM Oli begins; Gulf Kingdom comes to help Pakistan

By NP Upadhaya: Kathmandu, Nepal’s crane elevated Foreign Minister Mr. Pradip Kumar Gyawali has talked sense very freshly in Delhi. He says “if President Donald Trump can meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un then why not India and Pakistan could mend their differences and allow the stalled SAARC meet to resume its regular activities? To recall, since 2016, the SAARC regional body ...

Why India against neighbours?

C kiran - BEING the major country in South Asia, Indian political leadership has been exploiting the vulnerabilities of its neighbouring states as a state policy. This strategy has two objectives; to keep the regional states under pressure and to divert the attention of Indian masses away from real issues. Though, this Indian strategy has been working since its independence in 1947, but got ...

CPEC progressing the region

M Roshan - CPEC – the signature project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is attaining new heights. Continuity and expansion in its base are the two elements that have paved the way for the success of this multibillion-dollar economic corridor. The development voyage was essentially revitalised with the visit of the Chinese foreign minister in September, expand...

What’s Going On Upstairs?

Maila Baje : nepali netbook.com - He wants to do something good for Nepal for a decade and ‘go upstairs’. At one go, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has sought to silence the term-limits crowd and shore up the standing of his profession. If he succeeds, it would be a heck of an accomplishment. Even to attempt it is no mean feat. Yeah, you could quibble over our former ...

Life: peace & bliss

Brahmasiri Meetra - Everybody is seeking success in life but success must not destroy the peace & bliss . Success must walk together with peace & bliss. Success without peace & bliss is self destructing. Enlightenment gives art of being in peace , in bliss , in love , in compassion that leads you to total freedom with divine discipline . That is ultimate success beyond all succes...

जसले देश बनायो, उसैको उछित्तो

गंगा दाहाल - साथी तिमी भित्रको ममता म¥यो भने  तिम्रो विवेक अन्त कतैकतै स¥यो भने  फेरि कालो बादलले छोप्नेछ आकाश  उज्यालो प्रकाशमा ग्रहण प¥यो भने । क्रान्ति थियो, सकियो । क्रान्ति निरंकूशताविरुद्ध थियो, इतिहास फुटाइयो । क्रान्ति अधिनायकवाद विरुद्ध थियो, पुर्षाको गौरव तोडियो, फोडियो । क्रान्ति सकियो, शान्ति पर्व आयो । परिवर्तनलाई बसन्त पर्व भनिएको थियो, तैपनि नेपाल...

नेपाल र पृथ्वीनारायण

शाश्वत शर्मा - पुस २७ गते पृथ्वी जयन्ति तथा राष्ट्रिय एकता दिवस गच्छेअनुसार धूमधामका साथ मनाइयो । नेकपाको सरकारले सो दिन सार्वजनिक बिदा नदिए पनि स्यं राष्ट्रपति एवम् सरकारका मन्त्रीहरु पृथ्वी जयन्तिका विभिन्न कार्यक्रमहरु, जलपान समारोहहरुमा हसभागी भए । सिंहदरवारअगाडि श्री ५ पृथ्वीनारायण शाहको सालिकमा मन्त्रीहरु, सर्वसाधारण र नेपाली सेनाको समूहहरुका वीचमा स्वयम् राष्ट्रपति श्रीमती विद्यादेवी भण...

Both North Dakota House of Representatives and Senate in Bismarck will open their February

 21 and 22 sessions respectively with Hindu mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and ...

Modi Failed to Isolating neighbours

M Roshan - INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to have moral courage to speak the truth. Tensions between Pakistan and India could reduce only if there is change in Indian attitude and positive approach in communicating with Pakistan. Moreover continues interference in the international and external policies of the SAARC countries in the era of 21th century is failing India in th...

Economic Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Nepal

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Nepal together with Nepal- Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a Programme on “Promotion of Economic relations between Sri Lanka and Nepal” at the Hotel Radission on Friday, 28th December 2018. Ms. Swarna Perera, HE the Ambassador and Mr. Ramesh Maharjan, President of Nepal- Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry graced the occas...

The booming CPEC in 2019

C Kiran - AS the year 2018 ended, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), showed progress, which merits a review. CPEC is a major platform for comprehensive and substantive cooperation between China and Pakistan and is an important consensus reached by the two countries. In May 2013, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang proposed the initiative of ...

Embassy Sets-up Computer Lab in Bharatpur School

Ambassador of Pakistan, Dr. Mazhar Javed and Mayor of Bharatpur, Mrs. Renu Dahal jointly inaugurated a state of the art computer laboratory at Narayani Vidya Mandir Secondary School, Bharatpur. The Laboratory was gifted by the Government of Pakistan to the School. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Mayor Renu Dahal lauded the efforts of Pakistan Embassy for enhancing the relations between tw...

The booming CPEC in 2019

C Kiran - AS the year 2018 ended, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), showed progress, which merits a review. CPEC is a major platform for comprehensive and substantive cooperation between China and Pakistan and is an important consensus reached by the two countries. In May 2013, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang proposed the initiative o...

BRI revitalizing CPEC

M Kabir - THE China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a major and pilot project of the Belt and Road Initiative and one major platform for comprehensive and substantive cooperation between China and Pakistan. CPEC is an important consensus reached by the two countries. The Chinese leaders attach great importance to the development of CPEC. In May 2013, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang propos...

The Government We Deserve…

Maila Baje - @nepalinetbook  : Candor is not uncharacteristic of Dr. Baburam Bhattarai when it comes to public pronouncements. It’s just that our former prime minister usually trains it on those governing us.  This time he has challenged the governed to assume our portion of culpability for the rampant malgovernance we have been complaining about. Paraphrasing words variously...

यिनको चर्चा भएन, सम्मान भएन

धर्मरत्न श्रेष्ठ - मिष्टर वल्र्ड बनेर फर्किए महेश्वर महर्जन । स्वर्ण पदकसहित नेपाल फर्किदा न यिनको चर्चा भयो, न यिनको उचित सम्मान नै हुनसक्यो । विश्व सुन्दरीका लागि प्रतियोगितामा सहभागी भएकी श्रृंखला खतिवडाको विषयमा विश्व नै हल्लियो । नेपालीहरुले श्रृंखलाका लागि कुनै कसर बा“की नराखी प्रचार प्रचार गरे । उनी सफल भइनन्, त्यो अर्को पाटो हो । तर, नेपाललाई जिताएर, नेपाललाई बोकेर आउन सफल महेश्...

न्यायपालिकाभित्र छाडातन्त्र हटाउने कसले ?

राजन कार्की - जुनसुकै प्रधान न्यायाधीश नियुक्त भए पनि संसदीय सुनवाईका क्रममा र पदबहाली गर्नासाथ भन्ने एउटै थेगो छ– अदालतभित्रका बिकृति हटाउने मेरो प्राथमिकता हुनेछ । तत्कालीन प्रधान न्यायाधीश सुशीला कार्कीले त अदालतभित्र डरलाग्दो भ्रष्टाचार र लेनदेन हुने गरेको छ, त्यसको अन्त्य गर्छु भन्दै कानुनविदहरुलाई समेत बिचौलिया बनेको आरोप लगाएकी थिइन् । प्रधान न्यायाधीश नियुक्त हुनका लागि सुनवाईक...

Pawns in a geostrategic chess game in the Himalayas

By Bhim Bhurtel - Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali recently concluded a formal visit to the US, where he engaged in bilateral talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 18. It was the first high-level exchange between Nepal and the US since then-secretary of state Colin Powell landed in Kathmandu in January 2002 to sell President George W Bush’s “war agai...

Quaid-i-Azam :A Visionary of UFD (Unity, Faith and Discipline)

M Roshan - IN the 20th Century the leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the recipient of devotion and loyalty seldom accorded to a man”. This was the glowing tribute that President Truman of the United States paid to the Quaid-i-Azam. According to Dr Allama Iqbal (national poet of Pakistan), Jinnah was the “only Muslim in India to whom a community had a right to look up for ...

USA favored King Gyanendra initially, the luncheon denied, Chinese help for solving Afghan crisis and the Kashmir killings

By NP Upadhyaya - The Chairman of the RPP-Thapa, Kamal Thapa has questioned the political and moral stamina of the current republican order as to what type of the Order or say the System was which sent tremors across the country when the former King Gyanendra unknowingly shook his bulky body but in a pleasing mood at a Hotel in Kathmandu? Thapa hit the nail right on the head. Thapa claims tha...

CHINA-NEPAL RELATION: DEVELOPED AND PROSPEROUS NEPAL

By PREM SAGAR POUDEL - New sensation is spread in the whole world from the 19th National Congress of Chinese Communist Party world’s great leader Comrade Xi Jinping was re-elected to post of General-Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Comrade Xi Jinping’s new era’s “Socialism with Chinese characteristics” will include in the party&...

Negative Narrative Paralyzes Pakistan

Sharachchandra Bhandary Lately in Islamabad - As an old adage goes, “Seeing is believing,” the negative narrative portrayed by Western media about the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is found to be absolutely false. This scribe, having visited the federal capital Islamabad, the economic hub Karachi and the historic city of Lahore, is compelled to conclude that Western mediaÚs...

दुई तिहाइको सरकार भ्रष्टाचार र अपराधको खाल्डोमा

राजन कार्की - सुशासन र समृद्धिको नारा दिएर अघि बढेको नेकपाको सरकारको एउटै लक्ष्य कम्युनिष्टजतिलाई भएजतिको स्थानमा भर्ति गर्ने र पाएसम्मको कमिशन, सुविधा, भत्ता कुम्ल्याउने रहेछ । त्यही लक्ष्यमा दौडदा दौडदै नेकपाको सरकार आफैले खनेको भ्रष्टाचार र अपराधको खाल्डोमा जाकिसकेको छ । नेकपालाई बचाउन र देशको प्रगतिको कामना गर्नेहरु नेकपाभित्रका ओली र प्रचण्ड, माधव र वामदेवजस्ता नेताहरुको गुटबाजी, होड...

प्रचण्ड प्रवक्ता स्तरमा

काठमाडौं । प्रचण्डले संविधानको चार आधार संघीयता, गणतन्त्र, धर्मनिपेक्षता र समावेशीता हो, हिन्दुराष्ट्रको कुरा गरेर संविधानका पिता सुशील कोइरालालाई स्वर्गबाट नर्कमा झार्न लागेको भनेर के भनेका थिए, सवालको जवाफ सभापति देउवाले होइन, प्रवक्ता विश्वप्रकाश शर्माले पो दिए– प्रवक्ता शर्माकै शव्दमा ‘धर्मका बारेमा कम्युनिस्ट पार्टीका नेताहरु जो द्वन्द्वात्मक भौतिकवाद पढेर हुर्किनुभएको छ, जसले ...

The BRI and regional development

C Kiran - The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the great project of this century and the project has entered into its fifth anniversary. Many things have been happening and the project has the capacity to further include a large number of people. The idea floated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kazakhstan and Indonesia in 2013 has gained strength and will continue. The project aims a...

State terrorism in Kashmir

M Roshan - KASHMIR which is Pakistan jugular vein is in continuous state of haemorrhage. Unfortunately, BJP government in India in assistance with RSS has fostered its agenda of IHK’s complete integration into India. Though legal experts of India and IoK High Court have clarified the permanent status of Article 370 of Indian Constitution, BJP’s agenda of division is still on t...

India a US proxy in South Asian region

C Kiran - The British colonialism had apparently came to end in the south Asian region by 1947 ,whereas the virtual colonialism are still existing and are trying to implement and to exercise tactics with different dimensions to keep the region underdeveloped. This is not a hidden fact that since its inception, India is struggling to establish its hegemony in South Asia. To achieve this objec...

PM Oli may land in trouble, China-Pakistan-Afghanistan trilateral understanding

NP Upadhyaya - Kathmandu: That former Prime Minister Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal is a Christian has just come to light as per the media reports. The Nepali media which is not only a vibrant one but intelligent also has found several connections that nearly prove that honorable Madhav Nepal have had developed ties with the Christian World since twenty five years or so and that why he used to visit C...

Trump reach out to Pakistan for resolving Afghan quagmire

C Kiran - US President Donald Trump has written a letter to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad’s assistance and facilitation in achieving a negotiated settlement of the Afghan war. This is a far cry from the denigrating observations of Trump in his new South Asia policy, stopping Pakistan’s Coalition Support Fund due for its support in the war on terror,...

Indian Role behind dismembering Pakistan

By S Shukat - 16th December is the day of tragic memory when Pakistan was dismembered and a new state of Bangladesh was created in 1971 as part of Indian conspiracy which still continues against the integration of Pakistan. India has a long-gone history of many centuries, based upon religious prejudice against the Muslims. In this respect, Indian intelligence agency, RAW which was founded...

Hindus feel threatened, Sikhs happy with Kartarpur road, Trump asks for Pakistan support

By NP Upadhdhya - Nepal Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli is not that fool as is being talked of him of late primarily in the social media. In fact he is more than intelligent in that he instantly retaliated to the Indian regime by stating that Nepal would now work hard, rather facilitate, so that the next SAARC Summit is held in Pakistan. He made this disclosure when he was told by his hangers ...

Who Plotted Karachi Attack: India?

Who Plotted Karachi Attack: India? NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The 11/23 terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi forced Pakistan’s security forces to retaliate in an appropriate manner and save the declining image of Pakistan in the comity of nations. The US and the media in the West have also joined this invective against Pakistan. China, the “iron friend” and the “all weather ...

Has Nepal become a threat to India and China?

Has Nepal become a threat to India and China? N.P. Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Arrogance has a limit. Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-the accidental Communist and a farce nationalist has crossed all the limits. His façade of nationalism is open to public now. It is this unusually heightened egotism that has dramatically numbered his days in the office. Even if he is sacked, no one shall complain, we bet, except hi...

Koshi DRR knowledge hub to strengthen transboundary collaboration

Kathmandu, 12 December 2018: The Koshi basin shared by China, India and Nepal, is characterized by numerous natural disasters putting at risk its 40 million inhabitants. An inception workshop on disaster risk reduction (DRR) at ICIMOD in Kathmandu looks to increase resilience of these communities through the formation of a DRR focused knowledge hub....

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Kashmir Dispute

C Kiran -  THE Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievemen...

Resonating Call for a Mountain Alliance for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Consensus emerges on the need for greater transboundary cooperation across river basins and landscapes Kathmandu, 16 November 2018: The warnings were dire but the response was heartening. Government representatives, policymakers and scientists from the eight Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) countries have responded to the findings of the first comprehensive Hindu-Kush Himalaya Assessment Report (t...

Indian media asks Modi to learn from PM Khan’s peace gestures

Web Desk - INDIAN media has requested the Narendra Modi government to respond positively to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer of peace gestures to resolve all the outstanding issues, instead of shying away from the peace initiatives and clinging to its failed policies. In a detailed write up uploaded in the upcoming magazine edition of ‘India Today’, a leading Indian new...

Upswing of Indian pessimism in the region

M Roshan - THE SAARC regional platform is under severe Indian threatening pressures although Pakistan new government has  supported peace dialogue but the SAARC is sabotaged and  grasped by India the reason is that Indian policy makers are apprehensive and fearful that organisation of summit will leads to promote regional connectivity with boosting pace. While there always exist...

Kashmir under Indian Atrocity Machine

 Roshan - LIFE in the Indian held Kashmir (IHK) came to a standstill on Monday in response to a call for shutter down strike given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik supported by Hurriyet Conference and High Court Bar Association to protest against the killing of 18 people during the last three days by the Indian security f...

India’s Hybrid wars and hegemonic designs

M Roshan - QUITE a few treatises, articles and books have been written by renowned authors that expose India’s machinations and hegemonic designs. Published in 2017, the book titled “Machinations of RAW in Transitional Nepal” authored by Nepalese scholar Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant provides a deeper insight into the RAW’s covert/overt onslaughts against the strategically-l...

Nepal: SAARC is dead, Greater South Asia is taking shape!

Nepal: SAARC is dead, Greater South Asia is taking shape!  NP Upadhyaya, Nepal In the neighborhood: Trouble begins when India enters. From installing a visibly India tilted set up in the otherwise calm and quiet nation the Maldives, the Modi regime has now been creating a constitutional crisis in the Island nation, Sri Lanka. This is what Nepal has experienced over several decades. The poll defeated President Abdulla Yameen of the M...

Pak Senator envisions Greater South Asia, Nepal’s political slide continues

By NP Upadhyaya - Unusual events that are loaded with political connotations have happened in the recent days, weeks and months. These events have by far have gone unnoticed or even if one has taken note of then he or she may not have gone deep into the underneath meaning contained in the events that have taken place in the Nepali soil and at times far beyond our well defined borders. Our ow...

Japan Extends Food Assistance Program to Nepal

  Kathmandu: The Government of Japan has agreed to extend Grant Assistance of three hundred and fifty million yen (¥350,000,000), equivalent to about three hundred and fifty six million NRs. to the Government of Nepal for implementing the Food Assistance Program in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2018. This has been stated in a press note received by telegraphnepal.comissued by ...

Pak has done more for Afghan peace than others: COAS of Pakistan

Web Desk-  Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa of Pakistan highlighted Pakistan’s efforts in the war against terrorism and for regional peace, saying the country “has done much more for peace in Afghanistan than any other country”. The statement comes a day after US President Donald Trump’s continued tirade against Pakistan and its strong rebuttal by Pri...

All Together Now ?

If a single garland strung across the necks of our three preeminent Koiralas is what it takes to start talking about reviving the Nepali Congress, we’ll take it. The individual ambitions of Shashank, Shekhar and Sujata Koirala to don the dynastic crown Girija Prasad Koirala left behind in 2010 have worked to the advantage of party president Sher Bahadur Deuba. He can revel in dreariness ...

Nepal: UN rights expert to assess violence against women

-16 November 2018 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Šimonović, will visit Nepal from 19 to 29 November 2018. “During my visit, I will consider the systemic causes of gender-based violence against women, and the situation faced by those who encounter multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence, such as indi...

HT's Prashant Jha steps down as Chief of Bureau after allegations of sexual misconduct

Prashant Jha stepped down as the Chief of Bureau and Political Editor of national daily Hindustan Times with immediate effect following allegations of sexual misconduct by a former employee of the organisation. The bureau has been asked to report to Editor-in-Chief Sukumar. Prashant will stay on as a reporter, but will have no managerial responsibilities. Sources said that he will be subjecte...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Supervises Newly Developed Tactical Weapon Test

Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the test ground of the Academy of Defence Science and supervised a newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon test. After seeing the power of the tac...

नेकपाको सरकार त अधिनायक र निरंकूश बन्दै गएको छ

राजन कार्की-  राजनीतिमा अपरिहार्य तत्व भनेको लोकलज्जा हो । नैतिकता र निष्ठा भएका जो कसैमा लोकलज्जा हुनेगर्छ । लोकको आलोचना उनीहरुका लागि धेरै महत्व राख्छ । नेपालमा शासन होस् कि प्रशासन, दुबै क्षेत्रमा लोकले घृणा गर्ने पात्रहरु मुखिया बनेका छन्, मुखियाका सहायक बनेका छन् । उनीहरु लोकलज्जाबिहीन छन् । नङ्गा नाचे हजार दाउ । यही हो शासन र प्रशासनका माहुतेहरुको । यस्ता माहुते भएका देशमा शासनले ग...

Regional connectivity engines of growth

C Kiran -  PRESIDENT Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as its flagship project, have connected Pakistan with China and the Central Asian States. Pakistan is emerging as a hub of economic connectivity among the South Asian, West Asian and Central Asian States. Therefore, many nations are contemplating to establish economic rela...

Japan Should Pay for Its Crime-Woven Past: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- Japan, an island country, has again betrayed its impudence.  As known, the Supreme Court of south Korea recently gave a decision that a relevant Japanese business should indemnify the Korean victims of the conscript labor forced by the Japanese imperialists.  However, Japan termed it "absurd judgment" and "challenge to th...

Synergizing efforts to move forward a sustainable energy agenda

Kathmandu, 13 November 2018: A centre of excellence on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) was launched today at ICIMOD to improve access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. The centre, called Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capability for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (REEECH), aims ...

Who is responsible for Arms race in South Asia

C Kiran -  Influential countries in the Western and the Eastern hemisphere of the world have long been indulging in buying weapons. Recently, South Asia’s future as a peaceful region became questionable when India decided to buy a S-400 missile defence system from Russia. This will, inevitably, begin another phase of an arms race in South Asia, further destabilizing the peace proc...

Unrestrained Nuclear Arm Race of India

C Kiran India has long been engaged in the multipronged strategies in the national fronts and as well as in the International fronts.In the national front the Hindutva stance backed by Modi and Ajit Doval is being in practice where theminorities have been facing the music like renaming of cities ,unprecedented human rights suffering and ...

India is not qualified for NSG membership

M Roshan Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is the group of states that prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling export materials, technology and equipment that can be used to make nuclear weapons. The NSG was found in 1974, in response to Indian nuclear tests. India clearly violated Canadian supplied research and nuclear fuel cycle to make Plutonium. The formation of the NSG was the result o...

Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 and BRI

M Roshan - SAUDI Vision 2030 is a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. Goals include reinforcing economic and investment activities, increasing non-oil industry trade between countries through goods and consumer products by enhancing regional connectivity...

Nepal must quit BIMSTEC; Pakistan-US ties in reset mode

Nepal must quit BIMSTEC; Pakistan-US ties in reset mode4 weeks ago Thursday, October 4, 2018telegraphnepal FacebookTwitterGoogle+EmailMore8 Nepal must quit BIMSTEC; Pakistan-US ties in reset mode NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: Nepal now has no option than to quit the India engineered BIMSTEC. Nepal has not even distant relations with Bay of Bengal save the monsoon.   BIMSTEC has been designed to benefit In...

German Ambassador To Nepal Schafer Stresses For Business To Business Relations

German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schafer said that the global scenario has changed and the time has come now for to start business to business promotion instead of government to government aid. He said that Nepal and Germany has six decades old relations based on Government to Government and I am here to change this pattern promoting more business to business relations. Mode...

KASHMIR Black Day

On 31 October 2018, Embassy of Pakistan, Kathmandu organized a talk programme / interaction on the topic “Jammu and Kashmir Dispute and Recent Escalation in Human Right Violations”. The programme was attended by over 250 participants representing a cross section of Nepalese society including intellectuals, think thanks, media persons and civil society. 27 October is observed as Bla...

KASHMIRIS OBSERVE 27TH OCTOBER AS BLACK DAY

Background The saga of the sufferings of the people of occupied Kashmir started with the landing of Indian troops in Srinagar on October 27 in 1947. India occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir against the people’s aspirations and in total disregard to the Indian Independence Act and Partition Plan. The Kashmiris consider the 27th October as the darkest day in the history of Jammu a...

Oct 27 in history of Kashmir

KASHMIRIS all over the world protest on October 27 each year, declaring it as a Black Day in their history. On this day in 1947, India invaded Jammu and Kashmir in complete disregard to Indian Independence Act, the UN Charter and above all, against the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The people of Kashmir were poised to be part of Pakistan and had already started struggle against the...

UN Charter and Right of Self-Determination in Kashmir

M Akbar - THE principle of self-determination is prominently embodied in Article I of the UN Charter, explaining that, “All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.” The de-colonisation of Indian Sub-continent was a historical event. Pakistan ...

Incessant India’s Barbarity in Kashmir

M Chaudhry - DESPITE use of brutal force and repressive measures, Kashmiris refuse to bow down; they stand tall and are resolved to continue their struggle to achieve their right for self-determination. Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in parts of the disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gun-battle between freedom fighters and government forces that killed at least two, a civilian and ...

Incessant India’s Barbarity in Kashmir

M Chaudhry - DESPITE use of brutal force and repressive measures, Kashmiris refuse to bow down; they stand tall and are resolved to continue their struggle to achieve their right for self-determination. Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in parts of the disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gun-battle between freedom fighters and government forces that killed at least two, a civilian an...

India’s State Terrorism

By :Jil - Indian intelligence agency RAW has been planning terror acts through sub-nationalists organizations and militants of banned TTP in Balochistan, FATA and other parts of Pakistan. Yet, it accuses Pakistan of almost every terror incident in India, and spares no opportunity of berating Pakistan to get Pakistan declared as a state that sponsors terrorism. India has been working on vario...

Hindu nationalist-led state changes Muslim name of Indian city

Michael Safi -  AN Indian city in a state led by a hardline Hindu nationalist preacher accused of instigating violence against Muslims has had its Muslim name changed to one with Hindu associations. The state cabinet in Uttar Pradesh announced on Tuesday that it had approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj, which harks back to the city’s ancient appellation, Prayag, befo...

Nepal China Sixty Years of Good Neighborliness

Nepal China Sixty Years of Good Neighborliness Sundar nath Bhattarai - Vice Chair, China Study center, nepal -- Sixty years of good neighborhood of Nepal with China, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between them in August 1955, has been the period of ever deepening intimacy, mutual support and cooperation. The intimaterelationship between these two countries, having different political ideologies and geographical ...

Migrant Nepali Workers, Including From Korea, Contributed Immensely In Nepali Economy

Youngsik Park  Oct. 8, 2018,  It is my great pleasure to give a short speech in this workshop for examining how private sector plays important roles in economic development as well as for supporting the success of Nepali returnees. I think this is a relevant topic not just for Korean returnees but for all Nepalese who return to Nepal. From recent data, it shows tha...

UN IGNOMINIES INDIA ON KASHMIR

J Chughtai -  FOR long, the daily account on miseries of the people of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) has fallen short of knocking at the conscience of human rights watchdogs in general and United Nations in particular. Absence of resources and projection forums have miserably failed the oppressed Kashmiris in making the world bodies realize that they have so far remained painfully quiet and...

Regional Drought Forum Calls for Cooperation in Sharing Information on Natural Hazards

Kathmandu, 10 October 2018: Increasing frequency and severity of droughts have affected agriculture, food security, and the livelihoods of millions of marginal and vulnerable people in South and South East Asia. Addressing food insecurity resulting from changes in agricultural productivity and an upsurge in demand is a major concern. As the c...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Meets U.S. Secretary of State

Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Sunday received Mike Pompeo, secretary of State of the United States of America on a visit to the DPRK. Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of our party, state and army, warmly greeted Mike Pompeo and gladly exchan...

Anti-SAARC doctrine of Modi

C Kiran - SINCE 1947 India has been pursuing its hegemonic ambitions in South Asia by bullying its smaller neighbouring countries. Nepal and Bhutan, being landlocked, have been dependent on India for getting access to its land routes and sea ports for trade and have been subjected to the intense form of India’s diplomatic coercion, although the two countries have occasionally tried to ...

Rising Up From Hurt And Hubris

- Maila Baje - Is Madhav Kumar Nepal’s near-insurrection against K.P. Sharma Oli’s leadership at a time when our prime minister and ruling party chief is abroad an act of cowardice? Or is it a brilliant incursion based on the perfect convergence of time, context and personalities? It’s hard to say.  What you can’t say is that it wasn’t coming. The creation o...

Modis Army Bullyies Regional Peace Efforts

C Kiran - MODI and BJP are in severe anxiety syndrome as the elections bells are resonating in India. Besides that Mr Ajit Doval is also technically engineering the internal fractures by engaging the Modis opponents internally and externally. Ajit Doval is the rightly chosen man for right position to practically implement his notorious offensive defensive doctrine for Indian elections. In his ...

S. Korean President Arrives to Visit Pyongyang

Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), warmly greeted Moon Jae In, president of south Korea visiting Pyongyang for the historic north-south summit, at Pyongyang International Airport on Tuesday. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un&nb...

The north and the south agreed

Pyongyang, September 20 (KCNA) -- Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un together with President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae In signed the "" on Wednesday.  The full text of the declaration reads:  Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un an...

Shah’s bold stand for regional stability at the UN

C Kiran -  PAKISTAN Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi took a tough line with India in his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly on September 29, 2018. For years, India has been accusing Pakistan of complicity in terrorism but Qureshi sought to turn the tables on India in his UN speech. He accused India of being actively involved in terrorist attacks in Pakistan by providing finan...

Why India antagonism of BRIs, CPEC

M Reesham - China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a pilot project of “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) which is based on the vision of economic prosperity through connectivity, inclusivity and a win-win for Pakistan and beyond. Since CPEC’s inception, it has been confronted by “hyped” antagonism through the introduction and infusion of negative narratives by e...

Nepal China Sixty Years of Good Neighborliness

Nepal China Sixty Years of Good Neighborliness Sundar nath Bhattarai Vice Chair, China Study center, nepal Sixty years of good neighborhood of Nepal with China, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between them in August 1955, has been the period of ever deepening intimacy, mutual support and cooperation. The intimaterelationship between these two countries, having different political ideologies and geographical and p...

Indian Hegemonic strategy in South Asia

M Roshan THE recent letter addressed to the Indian Prime Minister by his Pakistani counterpart has yielded nothing for wooing Indian orthodoxy to hold bilateral talks. These were scheduled on the eve of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly session for respective foreign ministers’. The Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman, Raveesh Kumar called Pakistan’s offer as &ldquo...

India Scores Lower Than Pakistan, Nepal When It Comes To Air Travel Safety

Kriti Gupta 2017 was cited as the safest year for air travel on commercial airlines as not a single death was reported. However, 2018 has kept most of the Indian airlines grounded. Inadvertent mistakes, lack of caution, runway negligence, irresponsible passengers attempting to open airplane door mid-air, put the lives of thousands of flyers in jeopardy. An aviation-safety audit that wa...

‘Termites’ slur puts Awami League in distress

By Devadeep Purohit  The BJP’s polarisation agenda in the run up to next year’s Lok Sabha elections has set in jitters in the ruling Awami League camp as the latest comment by the saffron party president Amit Shah, in which he described illegal immigrants from the eastern neighbour as “termites” eating into national resources, has dealt a blow to several opi...

Rape & murder is devilish crime

Brahmasiri Meetra - Human beings must awake . Stop rape to be human beings , otherwise human beings will be considered as devil. Rape & murder is devilish crime it is happening all over the world and human beings are shamed & degraded because of such ugly heinous criminals. A Rapist & murderer is a devil not human beings. A person who is disrespectful towards girl & woman an...

Barkha Dutt’s exposé of the real India

SM Hale -  BARKHA Dutt, the renowned television journalist’s “This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines” is a firsthand account of “the real India”. Ms. Dutt’s bold and incisive exposé of India’s fault lines is identified from her quarter century career in television journalism. Journalists have a front row view of history;...

सीमा थियो, न सिक्किम रह्यो, न क्रिमिया

राजन कार्की - देशको सुरक्षा भनेको सीमा हुनुमात्र होइन । सीमा थियो, खोई त न सिक्किम रह्यो, न क्रिमिया। सीमा भएर पनि घर, समाज, सहर, शासन, प्रशासन, शान्तिव्यवस्था सबै तहसनहस हुनु भनेको असुरक्षा हो । नेपाललाई असुरक्षाको ऐजेरु लागेको छ, असुरक्षित छ । चिनियाँ विद्वान वाङ चुनले नेपालको सुरक्षात्मक रणनीति तथा नेपाल–चीन सम्बन्ध भन्ने पुस्तकको पृष्ठ १९ मा लेखेका छन्– आर्थिक दृष्टिबाट हे...

Nepal and Pakistan Army have excellent ties: NA Chief Thapa

Nepal and Pakistan Army have excellent ties: NA Chief Thapa Kathmandu: A brief ceremony was organized in Kathmandu Friday 21 September to mark the Defence Day of Pakistan amidst the gracious presence of the Nepal Army Chief , Mr. Purna Chandra Thapa, who congratulated the friendly Army of Pakistan. The new Nepal Army Chief in  his brief speech as the Chief Guest said that in the past Nepal Army have had the opportunity to work to...

To pay tribute to martyrs and defenders of Pakistan

To pay tribute to martyrs and defenders of Pakistan, Embassy of Pakistan marked Defence day on 21 September 2018, On the occasion a reception was held at Hotel Hyatt. General Purna Chandra Thapa, COAS, Nepal Army graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Reception was attended by political personalities, Nepalese Army officers, Diplomats and media personnel. Embassy of Pakistan,  Kathmandu, ...

Electioneering in Nepali Public Relations Committee-America

Electioneering has  commenced in Nepali Public Relations Committee-America Chapter (NPRCA). The committee is an affiliate of Nepal’s main opposition, Nepali Congress Party and the American chapter is currently headed by Ananda Bista. Local leaders in New York City held a meeting recently where they also decided to hold its convention after the Dashain Festival. Dashain fes...

India’s war on Nepal?

India’s war on Nepal? NP Upadhyaya Kathmandu: Indian leadership remains in a shocked state. The shock is only but logical in that the Indian regime received two severe jolts this time which were at least not expected by the coercive establishment. The fact of the matter is India- successor of the British India Company, does not take Nepal as a sovereign state and any decision from Nepal that is not in lin...

Hostage of peace in World peace day

R S SHAH -  UNITED Nations declared September 21 as an International Day of Peace in 1981, after which every year many people, political and military observer groups and many countries devote this day to strengthen peace efforts in world. Every year UN, announces a theme for this day to reinforce the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. The year 2018 theme is &...

Lions Club of Nepal Journalist formation

The Lions Club of Nepal Journalist has been formed under the chairmanship of journalist Yogendra Pratap Shahi. On September 17, there was a festive ceremony. The program was conducted by Zone Chairperson Lion - Bharat Prasad Prasai. The charter presentation ceremony was attended by Lion Club Multiple Chairperson DR Khanal, district governer sudarshan Pradhananga, GMT chariperson shambhu Ghimire...

India, Israel amongst shameful countries for HR violations: UN

September 14, 2018 The United Nations has listed India and Israel, two best allies, among 38 shameful countries, which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. According to Kashmir Media Service, Allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation, and public stigmatizatio...

Inter-Korea Pyongyang Summit: World awaiting Peace!

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Frustrated Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat threatens Nepal

Frustrated Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat threatens Nepal Nepal’s abrupt last-minute denial to participate in the “India designed military drill” that was to be held in Pune, India, has totally perturbed India’s failing leadership. Thailand was the other country in BIMSTEC to ridicule the Indian design. Nepal is also a member of The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIME...

Nine Members of European Parliament call for all deals with India to be nixed until arrested activists are released

Suhit K Sen Sep 18, 2018 Nine Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have written to the European Union's (EU) highest official on foreign affairs and security policy, Federica Mogherini, to cancel all agreements with India till all the activists arrested in connection with the violence at Bhima Koregaon have been released. The letter, scathingly denunciatory in tone and content, was wr...

राष्ट्र अक्कलबिनाको नक्कलले अस्तित्वहीन बन्दै

राजन कार्की - डाइनामाइट आविस्कारकले साहित्यमा नोबल पुरस्कार राखेका हुन् । यसको अर्थ बिनासकारी आविस्कार मानवीय मूल्य र मान्यताका लागि हो । मान्छेले मान्छेको मासु खाँदैन ? मानव सभ्यताको बिनष्टकारी बिध्वंश नहोस् भनेर मनाही गरिएको हो । यद्यपि तान्त्रिक, कालविद्या आर्जान गर्न चाहनेहरु आधारातमा चिहानमा गएर साधना गर्छन्, मान्छेको मासु पनि खान्छन् र तिनलाई अघोरीबाबा भनिन्छ । तिनमा शक्ति नहुादो हो...

“Murderer Go Back…You are War Criminal” Baburam told in USA

NIRAJ ARYAL:  More than a decade after the conclusion of Maoist led Peoples’ Revolt, fear largely remains in Nepal among media men and common people to write and speak against the Maoist atrocities. However, some courageous Nepalis living far from home in the United States of America found it opportune to express their anger the moment they knew that Baburam was leaving Washingt...

Peace in Korean Peninsula: RoK President undeterred

Peace in Korean Peninsula: RoK President undeterred Kathmandu: The President of Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in primarily took the grand peace initiative as early as April this year that frankly speaking paved the way for the series of similar peace initiatives with talks included in between the two constitutional heads of the two Koreas, the DPRK and the ROK. Nepal’s high placed sources claim that the ROK President Moon Jae-in is ...

Indian Army Drags Dead Militant By Chains In Kashmir, Rights Activists Call It 'Barbaric'

Inline imageThe Indian Army soldiers dragged a dead militant by chains tethered to his legs, with people in Kashmir calling the act another instance of brutal human rights violation. OUTLOOK WEB BUREAU14 SEPTEMBER 2018         Photo of Indian Army dragging a dead militant by chains tethered to his legs in Kashmir has gone viral. The Indian Army was accused of &ldq...

Assam: Preventive diplomacy needed to protect Bengali-speaking Muslims

By Rene Wadlow - POTENTIALLY, the people of Assam, northeast India, are sitting atop of a smoldering volcano that threatens to erupt into catastrophic suffering.  The violence would target ethnic and religious minorities, most particularly Bengali-speaking Muslims, somewhat on the pattern of the fate of the Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma). The state of Assam has a population of some 30 milli...

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

  Table of contents Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual harassment. Whether in person o...

New UN rights chief slams India for inaction on Kashmir rights violations report

Web Desk - Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Sep 10, 2018 slammed India for lack of any ‘meaningful improvement’ on addressing issues highlighted in the UN report on human rights violations in Kashmir. It was Bachelet’s first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council after her appointment while succeeding Zeid Raad al Hus...

India’s myopic ‘muscular’ neighborhood policy

Bhim Bhurtel DESPITE one “muscular diplomatic” debacle after another, India has been unrelenting in its bullying attitude toward its small and weak neighbors. India is imposing another economic blockade on a third South Asian country, Maldives. In 1981, India and Maldives mutually agreed on the quantity of supplies of essential commodities to the republic. However, the office ...

नेपाल-चीन पारस्परिक सहयोग समाजका अध्यक्ष प्रेम सागर पाैडेल अाज चीन प्रस्थान

नेशनल पिपुल्स कँग्रेसका उपाध्यक्ष कमरेड छन चुकाे निम्तोमा “International Think Tank Cooperation Forum” मा वक्ताकाे रुपमा सहभागी हुन नेपाल-चीन पारस्परिक सहयोग समाजका अध्यक्ष प्रेम सागर पाैडेल अाज चीन प्रस्थान गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ। तीनसाता लामो भ्रमणका लागि चीन प्रस्थान गर्नुभएका अध्यक्ष पाैडेलले International Think Tank Cooperation Forum, “2018 Green Development Innovation Confer...

China for Economic Fortification of South Asia

C Kiran -  UNDER the caption “Chinese investment in Bangladesh rings India alarm bells, Beijing deepens ties across South Asia billion infrastructure loans”, a news item was published in the Financial Times on August 7, 2018. Its summary is: “China has invested $3.7bn in Bangladesh to built a 6 km long bridge over Padma River which will link north and south Bangladesh by...

Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide

Y JUSTIN LYNCH - ONE year ago, on Aug. 30, 2017, Myanmar’s military began a bone-crushing massacre against its Muslim Rohingya minority in the village of Tula Toli. Survivors told me they saw dismembered bodies floating in the river. Rape was widespread. An 11-year-old boy described watching soldiers burn his grandmother alive. Out of a population of around 1 million Rohingya who lived...

Pak-US reset: Realities, urges & strategies

Syed Rizvi -  THE September 05 visit by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accompanied by the US Military Chief Gen Joseph Dunford to Islamabad — amid plummeting and dejected relationship between Washington and Islamabad, expediently offers new vistas of pragmatic thinking and strategies: from confrontation to cooperation between the two states. While fighting the US-waged war ag...

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    सैनिक इतिहासमा विद्यावारिधि गरेका र नेपाली सेनाको बिषयमा विद्यावारिधि गर्ने पनि पहिलो व्यक्ति हुन् नेपाली सेनाका पूर्व जर्नेल डा. प्रेमसिंह बस्न्यात। सगरमाथा टेलिभिजनको कार्यक्रम एसटिभी च्याटमा कुराकानी गर्दै नेपाली सेनाको स्थापना कहिलेलाई मान्ने भन्ने कुरामा प्रस्ट पार्दै बस्न्यातले भने -‘वि.सं. १६१६ सालको असोज २५ गते राजा द्रव्य शाहले लिगलिगकोट खडा गरे...

नेपाल सरकारकै निसान छापको नक्सामै कालापानी गायब, भारतलाई सहयोग पुग्ने खुलासा !

सुरेन्द्र काफ्ले-  सरकारले नै राखेका अधिकांश नक्सामा दार्चुलाको कालापानी छुटाएको पाइएको छ । निसान छापमै प्रयोग गरिएका नक्सामा समेत । नेपाली भूभाग कालापानीमा लामो समयदेखि भारतले सेना राख्दै आएको छ । यसमा भारतलाई साथ पुग्ने गरी सरकारी नक्सा बनाइएको छ । यसको नापी विभागले पुष्टि गरेको छ ।   ‘देशको निसानी मानिने निसान छापमा राखिएको नक्सै त्रुटिपूर्ण छ’, विभागक...

Promoting Sustainable Tourism in West Nepal Opportunities for Economic Development

4 September 2018 Kathmandu— 4 September 2018 — Today at the Cross-Border Travel and Trade Fair in Halji Village, Humla, the Head of German Development Cooperation Dr. Claudia Hiepe emphasized the opportunities that tourism can bring to communities in West Nepal. Humla, a unique tourism destination in Nepal, draws increasing numbers of tourists in recent years. While majority of vi...

Policies in place, but more needs to be done

Kathmandu, 5 September: Although various governments have policies that are supportive of women-led Small and Medium Enterprises, much more needs to be done to address structural and other barriers to women’s empowerment. This was among the key findings of a study shared at the International Women Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 that concluded here ...

China for Economic Fortification of South Asia

C Kiran-  UNDER the caption “Chinese investment in Bangladesh rings India alarm bells, Beijing deepens ties across South Asia billion infrastructure loans”, a news item was published in the Financial Times on August 7, 2018. Its summary is: “China has invested $3.7bn in Bangladesh to built a 6 km long bridge over Padma River which will link north and south Bangladesh b...

Why India invalidates Al-Jazeera licence?

By Shaouqat - THE year 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN on December 10, 1948. The Universal Declaration is rooted in the principle that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” It remains relevant to everyone, every day. On June 14, 2018, United Nation’s Office of the High Commission for Huma...

नटुंगिने संक्रमण र युगनायकको प्रतिक्षा

स्वयम्भुनाथ कार्की - पञ्चायती संविधानको दोश्रो संसोधन अर्थत २०३२ साल पछि नै नेपालको राजनैतिक क्षेत्रमा एक किसिमको नैराश्यता बढदै गएको देखिन्छ । सत्ता र शक्तिको वरिपरी भएकाहरुमा आफुले जे गरे पनि हुने किसिमको घमण्डले कव्जा जमाउँदै गएको देखिन्छ । यस्तो अबस्थामा जनताले आफुलाई उपेक्षित ठान्न थाल्छन् । नेतृत्व पनि योग्यता सावित गर्नुभन्दा आफ्नो अकण्टक पकडमा निरन्तरता खोज्न थाल्छ । यस अबस्थामा जनता व...

India’s Controversial Afghanistan Dams

By Sudha Ramachandran - INDIA is expected to begin work on the $236 million Shahtoot Dam project on the Kabul River in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Scheduled to be completed in three years, the dam has evoked concern in the lower riparian country, Pakistan. In addition to reducing water flow into Pakistan, the project could erode already fraying relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. ...

यी आमा प्रहरीलाई सलाम छ

वाशुदेव वाग्ले - अर्जेन्टिनाको महिला प्रहरी । अस्पतालमा बेवारिसे हालतमा बच्चा छाडेर गएको देखेपछि बच्चालाई बचाउन जरुरी थियो, महिला प्रहरीले बच्चालाई काखमा च्यापेर आफ्नै छातीको दुध चुसाइन् । प्रहरीले शान्तिव्यवस्था कायम गर्ने हो । सुरक्षाको अर्थ जीवन रक्षा पनि हो । यस्ती आमा प्रहरीलाई सलाम छ । सलाम यसकारण पनि छ कि नेपालका महिला प्रहरीले पनि यस्तो सिकुन् । माथिको आदेश पर्खेर नबसुन्, हस् साप मात्र...

Nepal: Small-sized farms in SA face serious constraints

H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) addressed the First SAARC Agri Cooperative Business Forum in Kathmandu this morning, 28 August, 2018. Devoted to the theme, Organizing and Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain SDG-1 and SDG-2 in South Asia, the Forum was co-organized by Food and Agricultu...

Subservient Nepal dupes China, sides with India

Subservient Nepal dupes China, sides with India NP Upadhyaya, Kathmandu: The SAARC regional body was not a cup of tea for the Indian establishment. Mrs. Indira Gandhi opposed the idea even at time of the establishment of the regional organization some two decades ago as she thought that the smaller neighbors of India in the vicinity were plotting some conspiracy against India. It was her inferiority complex. She took the r...

National-level Orientation on Climate Resilient Villages for Local Governments

Kathmandu, 31 August: A three-day national-level orientation for local governments on “Climate Resilient Villages in Nepal” held in Kathmandu and Kavre 29-31 August ended today. Executive officers of local governments were oriented to the concept of the Climate Resilient Village (CRV), potential solutions and good practices for replicati...

No Substitute to SAARC: Nepal Prime Minister

No Substitute to SAARC: Nepal Prime Minister The Opening Statement by the Right Honorable K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal at the Inaugural Session of the Fourth BIMSTEC Summit Kathmandu, 30th August 2018. Welcome to the land of Buddha and Sagarmatha! Welcome to the land of peace and harmony! The Government and people of Nepal feel truly honored and privileged to warmly welcome the distinguished Heads of State and G...

Nepal: Captain Khan is the New Political player in SA

NP Upadhyaya: Kathmandu: Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, the just sworn in Prime Minister of Pakistan has won the war on India without firing even a single shot. Call it a sixer or whatever you may prefer, yet the fact is Imran’s swearing in ceremony itself has shaken the entire Indian establishment from within in that a modest Indian Congress stalwart Nav Jot Singh Siddhu, a Punjabi Indian...

Mountain Economies in BIMSTEC Countries: An Agenda for Regional Cooperation and Shared Prosperity.

Executive Summary Mountain and hill areas form a substantial part of The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) region – over 1.1 million square kilometres, or 23% of total land area. They are home to 140 million people, and a further 1.5 billion people downstream depend directly or indirectly on the mountains for a range of goods and s...

Arrests of activists push Indian civil society to the brink

By VARSHA TORGALKAR - In a major crackdown across India, police  raided the homes of several human-rights activists, lawyers and journalists, accusing them of instigating violence at a rally in Bhima Koregaon, a small hamlet in the state of Maharashtra, on January 1. A case was registered by the police in Pune, a city in Maharashtra 180 kilometers east of Mumbai and just 40km from Bh...

The case of Commander Kulbhushan Yadhav

KULBHUSHAN Sudhir Jadhav (also spelled Kulbhushan Yadav, alleged alias Hussain Mubarak Patel)(born 16 April 1970) is an Indian national ,he was arrested in the Pakistani province of Balochistan on charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing. The Pakistani government stated that he was a serving commander in the Indian Navy who was involved...

The BRI and European connectivity

CHINA'S Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road, has been paving the way for infrastructure development in the South Asian counties for promotion of their trade and waterlogged economies. The Gwadar Port in Pakistan's Balochistan province is the venue of t...

Kim Jong Un, Commander of the Rapidly-Changing Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Amid great interest of the world, the situation on the Korean peninsula is changing rapidly. The Korean peninsula, which had been one of the hottest spots in the world, is moving towards detente–peace and stabilization, reconciliation and cooperation. As is known, Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, made a crucial pr...

Joint Pakistan-India drills leave Sidhu critics red-faced

Hindutva groups have slammed former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa recently, but a joint military exercise against terrorism under way in Russia involving contingents from India and Pakistan has left the critics red-faced. Prime Minister Imran Khan has praised Mr Sidhu’s friendly gesture for being present at the swearing-i...

China-India rapprochement makes sense

Ken Moak By KEN MOAK AUGUST 24, 2018 5:24 PM (UTC+8)           0 0 India made a U-turn on its relations with China in April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset ties. He met with Xi again on the matter of rapprochement on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit in M...

नेपालमा मोदीले एकथोक भन्छन् तर गर्छन् अर्कै : राहुल गान्धी

भारतको प्रमुख विपक्षी दल भारतीय राष्ट्रिय कांग्रेसका अध्यक्ष राहुल गान्धीले भारत सरकारको नेपालसहित अन्य छिमेकी देशहरुसँगको नीति असफल भएको बताएका छन्।   युरोप भ्रमणमा रहेका गान्धीले बेलायतमा शनिबार आयोजित पत्रकार सम्मेलनमा बोल्दै भारत सरकारको विदेश नीति तदर्थवादमा चलेको दावी गरे। यसका लागि उनले नेपाल, श्रीलंका र अफगानिस्तानसँग भारतको सम्बन्धको उदाहरण दिए। ‘रणनीति ...

Modi & Kashmir

The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. A.G. NooraniAugust 25, 2018 Facebook Count136 Twitter Share       0 The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai.   “MANY of us think that it is rather disgraceful and does no credit to India that this matter should have dragged on so long”, India’s deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel told Owen Dixon,...

छुट्याउनै गाह्रो भयो– देवता कुन हो, ढुंगो कुन ?

भारतमा अंग्रेजको शासन । स्वतन्त्रताको आवाज बुलन्द गरेका थिए सावरकरले । थाहा पाएर अंग्रेज सरकारले उतै मरोस् भनेर उनलाई ४० वर्षको सजायको पट्टा भिराएर कालापानीको श्रम शिवरमा  खेद्यो । कालापानीका जेलरले आश्चर्य मानेर सावरकरलाई सोध्यो– यो औलो, यति गर्मीको श्रम शिविरमा तिमी ४० वर्ष कसरी बाुच्छौं ? सावरकरले सहज उत्तर दिए– म त बाुच्छु, मलाई श्रम शिविरमा पठाउने अंग्रेज सरकारको आदेशको ज...

Kim Jong Un, Commander of the Rapidly-Changing Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Amid great interest of the world, the situation on the Korean peninsula is changing rapidly. The Korean peninsula, which had been one of the hottest spots in the world, is moving towards detente–peace and stabilization, reconciliation and cooperation. As is known, Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, made a crucial pr...

South Asian Countries miffed by Indian Hegemony

Kiran -  RECENTLY, the Economic Times quoting Chinese state media stated: “The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country’s increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence.” Global Times also in its editorial highlighted Indian anxieties with regard to Maldives stating that “Indi...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Inspects Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory

Pyongyang, August 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, inspected the Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory. Looking round the room for education in the revolutionary history, sci-tech learning space and variou...

Changing of the guard : The army’s main role is defending territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence - BINOJ BASNYAT

Aug 22, 2018-When discussing security or national security, defence is one component which consists of the forces of law and order and intelligence. The changing of the guard in the Nepali Army (NA) looks very prominent comparatively. The new leadership with new initiative and resolution appears inevitable as Chief of Army Staff General Rajendra Chhetri is leaving office with unconv...

गृहमन्त्रीसँग शिष्टाचार भेट

गृहमन्त्रीसँग शिष्टाचार भेट काठमाडौँ । गृहमन्त्री रामबहादुर थापा ‘बादल’सँग नेपालका लागि जापानका राजदूत मासामिचि साइगोले आज शिष्टाचार भेट गरेका छन् । गृह मन्त्रालयमा भएको भेटवार्तामा दुई देशबीचको सम्बन्ध, आपसी सहकार्य र सहयोगको विषयमा केन्द्रित रहेको थियो । सो अवसरमा गृहमन्त्री थापाले कूटनीतिक सम्बन्ध स्थापना भएदेखि जापानले सुरक्षा निकायलगायत अन्य क्षेत्रमा सहयोगप्रति राजदूत साइगोमार्फत जापान सरकार...

India’s contradictory diplomacy will backfire in the long run

Bhim Bhurtel -  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to arrive in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, a Himalayan nation sandwiched between the two Asian giants China and India, on August 30 for a two-day visit.  It will be Modi’s fourth visit to Nepal since his accession to the office of prime minister in May 2014 and the second visit after the backlash from the Indian econo...

The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a must see in the city of Kandy in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka

Boom!         Boom!         Boom!         This was no enticing drum sound to woo me deep into the bowel of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic; no, this was a command to follow the many pilgrims into the darkness of the night into the most important Buddhist site in all of Sri Lanka. The site that, as legend would have ...

चिन्ता पर्यटनको

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Nepal: India, Free Khalistan & CPEC Miracles!  Nepal is a fertile land for conducting experiments whether it be of the social or for that matter political domain. You can have such experiments with the religion even. The choice is yours. Nepal welcomes people from across the globe, more so from Europe, to come to here and conduct experiments of their taste and get the desired results. As regards politics, glad to share that ...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Inspects Construction Sites in Samjiyon County Again

 Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, with his wife Ri Sol Ju, gave field guidance to the construction sites in Samjiyon County again. He said he came to the construction sites in Samjiyon township just in 40 days but the area has changed beyond recognition, noting with satisfaction that a majestic appearance finally began to emerge as a result o...

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Preparations for Building Onpho Greenhouse Farm

 Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the preparations for the construction of the Onpho greenhouse farm in Kyongsong County of North Hamgyong Province. One month ago he visited Kyongsong County to appoint the site for a large-scale greenhouse farm capable of raising all sorts of vegetables all the year round. He came t...

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By Bertil Lintner India’s Maoist insurgents have suffered some setbacks recently, but remain a significant security problem, especially in the country’s tribal heartland, according to the Indian website South Asia Intelligence Review (SATP). At least 15 insurgents from the Communist Party of India (Maoist), or CPI (M), were killed and four captured alive in Sukma district in t...

Pak-Russia relations growing

Reesham - Strategists of the 21st century have been looking at Russia as a supreme balancing power in the Eurasian supercontinent due to its history of leadership and geographical landmass. Russia has been dreaming of Eurasian Integration, which is why they have played such a pivotal role in undermining the US influence in Europe, Middle East and South Asia. It has been investing tremendousl...

Black Day for Kashmiris

Kiran Chaudhary -   THE Kashmir dispute dates from 1947. The partition of the Indian sub-continent along religious lines led to the formation of India and Pakistan. However, there remained the problem of over 650 states, run by princes, existing within the two newly independent countries. Every year when India celebrates Independence Day on August 15, Kashmiris on both sides of the...

Pakistan and Russia – Entering a new era of cooperation for regional peace

NEW dimensions in ties between Pakistan and Russia have irking world powers besides India as the two countries have decided to enhance their military cooperation besides other sectors. The two countries on August 2018 ,07 signed contract on Admission of Service Members of Pakistan in RF’s (Russian Federation) Training Institutes, paving the way for Pakistani troops to undergo training i...

India upset over new dimensions in Pak-Russia ties

New dimensions in ties between Pakistan and Russia have irked India as the two countries have decided to enhance their military cooperation besides other sectors. Indian media has launched campaign against the development and carrying comments and stories to paint a wrong picture of ushering in of the relations between Islamabad and Kremlin. A leading Indian media house has reported that Pak...

U.N. silence on Kashmir issue

S Kiran OVER the weekend (August 5, 2018), the people of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) observed complete strike against hearing of petitions against Article 35-A, by a Bench of Supreme Court of India. During this strike in Kashmir, there was total silence and freeing of all activities, indicating that, what to talk of its dilution, Kashmiris would never accept even any hearing against this Artic...

CPEC: A Reality of BRI

 M Kiran China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan. Originally valued at $46 billion, the value of CPEC projects is now worth $62 billion. CPEC is intended to rapidly modernize Pakistani infrastructure and strengthen its economy by the construction of modern transportation networks, numerou...

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"Government Morally Weak Despite Its Numerical Strength"

Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathy, who has challenged government decisions to ban rally at public places, is a constitutional expert of Nepal. Having fought for several litigations related to protection of human rights, including sending Maoist Dhungel in prison, senior advocate Tripathy spoke to New Spotlight on various issues of contemporary interest. Excerpts: By  A Correspond...

Stateless Minority of Democratic India

Kiran THE current situation in Assam seems like a nightmare, a warning about the internal contradictions of democracy. It is a warning that the 19th century ideas of democracy as electoral-ism and the notion of the nation-state as a fetishism of borders may be inappropriate as imaginations for the 21st century. It is a caution that governance and politics are full of ironies and paradoxes an...

The Doctor’s Dilemma – And Ours

Maila Baje- http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ For the all the bluster and bravado they exuded in public, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and his allies must have been truly worried by Dr. Govinda K.C.’s latest hunger strike. This time, our serial self-starver was on his longest spell of self-abnegation that pushed him to the outer edges of his mortal existence. Had our estimable docto...

NDFB: a New Challenge for Indian Security Forces

Reesham INDIAN army operation to neutralise G Bidai, vice-president of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and his group consisting of ab1out 20 cadres, is still on near Indo-Bhutan border. Prolongation of the operation has raised questions and doubts about its failure. Bidai’s gang had been dodging the security forces continuously for the last one decade. In September 201...

कायरहरु जीवनमा धेरैपल्ट मर्छन्

पदम हमाल-  – देश बिकासका नाममा कतिपय पक्ष र तत्वहरुले पानी धमिल्याएर माछा मार्ने काम पटक–पटक गरे तर सम्बन्धित निकाय भने कानमा तेल हालेर बसेको छ । पुरानो कुरा कति गर्नु, ०६३ सालको जनआन्दोलनको सफलतापछि बसन्त पर्व आयो भनेर निकै खुशीयाली मनाइयो तर त्यस खुशीयालीका असली हकदार आमनागरिक आज आँसु पिएर बाँच्न बाध्य भएको छ । कसैले लाभ लियो, खुशी पायो भने त्यो नेतृत्व र उसका आसेपासेले नै भ...

कांग्रेसी गुटबाजी हारेको हो

राजन कार्की-  कांग्रेस अव कुन बाटो हिड्ला ? कांग्रेस माइतीघरमा सिमित भयो भनेर प्रधानमन्त्री तथा नेकपाका अध्यक्षले होच्याएपछि देशव्यापी विरोध प्रदर्शन गरेर अधिनायकवादमाथि खबरदारी  गरेको कांग्रेस वास्तवमा कम्युनिष्टसँग कसरी मुकाविला गर्ने भनेर ठम्याउन नसकेको रनभुल्ल स्थितिमा छ । हिजो गंगामायाँ र डा.गोविन्द केसीको अनसनको समर्थन गरेको कांग्रेस अहिले सर्वोच्च अदालतलाई कम्युनिष्टकरण गरेक...

Crackdown in Assam

In December 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government announced that citizens of Assam had to prove their familial roots in India predating 1971, as a part of the National Registry of Citizens (NRC). On 30 July 2018, the Assam government issued a list which excluded more than four million people, who India now categorizes as ‘illegal immigrants’. These are according t...

Reminiscing the Kalbhushan episode

– Kiran -   THE people of country and the media were so engrossed in the developments leading up to the general elections 2018 that an important event has gone almost unnoticed. The International Court of Justice is about to commence hearing of the Kalbhushan Yadhav case after the submission of final counter-memorial by Pakistan last Tuesday. The outcome of the hearing could ha...

Beat Plastic Pollution

World Environment Day – 2018 Dr David Molden Director General, ICIMOD Arnico Panday Ad interim Regional Programme Manager Atmosphere, ICIMOD   The world united around the slogan “Beat Plastic Pollution” on World Environment Day. The slogan, motivated by increasing awareness of the vast volume of plastic – discarded, bottles,...

2018 elections were better than 2013: EU observers

2018 elections were better than 2013: EU observers  10:37 PM | July 26, 2018   ISLAMABAD: Election observers from the European Union have said that election 2018 was conducted better than the 2013 election. The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Pakistan, Michael Gahler, said that apart from a few incidents of terrorism, the overall situation of the general election...

Imran Khan's Party Ahead In Elections Amid Vote-Rigging Allegations

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz alleges ballot is rigged in favour of Imran Khan’s party By  Agencies  July 26, 2018, 3:13 p.m.   Pakistan’s general election has been plunged into chaos after the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) said it would reject the result amid widespread allegations that the military was rigging the ...

India dismissed OHCHR report

Roshan - IT speaks volumes on the part of Pakistan’s successful foreign policy and vibrant diplomacy that UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report on the Human Rights violations by India on Indian held Kashmir. Report has been endorsed by the UN Secretary General. Indian government made strenuous efforts to prevent it from going public. Indian ...

CPEC: the new economic corridor

Irfan Chaudhary THE China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the game-changing package of Chinese capital and engineering worth $54 billion in investment and lending, has raised apprehensions in neighbouring India. But the ultimate aim is to bring together China, India and Pakistan as a part of a Eurasian market formed by Chinese president Xi Jinping’s One Belt One Road policy. Perce...

External Meddling in General Elections of Pakistan

Kiran Chaudhry -   CURRENT political atmosphere of Pakistan is electric with optimism and pessimism. The forces of change take sanguine view of elections, ushering in a new era, diametrically opposite of what country has witnessed so far. The forces of status quo; ruling elite call them an exercise, being robbed by aliens to thwart true democracy and civilian supremacy. With onl...

Machinations of the State and Non-State Actors

Kiran - THE international state(s) system is based on power politics, ‘political action by a state intended to increase its own power and influence, while diminishing the opponent’s power and influence. To achieve this objective, state launch the political warfare against rival state(s) by making use of political means based on hostile intent. In this political rivalry, the target ...

A plea for Rohingya refugees

António Guterres - The writer is secretary general of the United Nations SMALL children butchered in front of their parents. Girls and women gang-raped while family members were tortured and killed. Villages burned to the ground. Nothing could have prepared me for the bone-chilling accounts I heard earlier this month in Bangladesh from Rohingya refugees who had fled widespread killings...

सरकार पनि फोस्रो ढुङ्गा

राजन कार्की - शीर्ष नेता को बनेन प्रधानमन्त्री ? सबैले सत्ता सञ्चालन गरे, देश सञ्चालन गर्न सके कि सकेनन् ? तीतो अनुभव छ आमनागरिकमा । प्राविधिक रुपमा सत्तामा पुग्न जति कठिन छ, सत्तामा पुग्नासाथ त्यो कठिन यात्रा भुलेर स्वार्थको भूमरीको रन्थमोलमा रन्थनिनु र सफलताको आत्मरती गर्नुमा नै शीर्ष नेताहरुको समय बित्यो । के यसरी समय बिताउनुमात्र राजनीति हो ? राजनीतिका शीर्षस्थहरुले पालैपालो सत्ताका क...

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नेपालका लागि प्रजातान्त्रिक समाजवादी गणतन्त्र श्रीलंकाको महामहिम राजदूत पदमा कार्यरत हुनुहुन्छ– स्वर्ण पेरेरा । १९५७ मा कूटनीतिक सम्बन्ध स्थापित भएकै वर्ष राजा महेन्द्रले श्रीलंका भ्रमण गरेका थिए भने निरन्तर उच्चस्तरी भ्रमणले दुबै मुलुकवीच राम्रो सम्बन्ध कायम रहेको छ । स्वर्ण पेरेर क्यारियर कूटनीतिज्ञ हुनुहुन्छ र मालद्विप, इटली, भारत, मलेसिया, फ्रान्समा समेत सफलतापूर्वक कूटनीतिक क्षेत्र...

पार्क चुङ ही : आइरन म्यान

वाशुदेव वाग्ले - १९७८ मा दक्षिण कोरियालीले यति धेरै कार किने कि कमजोरहरुका लागि बाटो काट्नसमेत मुस्किल हुनथाल्यो । त्यसपछि पार्क चुङ हीले एउटा निर्णय जारी गरे । जसमा लेखिएको थियो– एउटा गाडीमा कम्तिमा ३ जना यात्रा गर्नैपर्छ । अन्यथा त्यो गाडीमाथि कडा कारवाही गरिनेछ । गाडीधनीहरु आत्तिए । पहिलो दिन सरकारको निर्णय अवमान्ना गरेका गाडीहरु समातिए, प्रत्येकलाई ३ लाख ओन जरिवाना गराइयो । दोश्रो द...

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जापानी राजदूत मासामिची सिगो कृषि विज्ञ पनि हुन् । उनी धमाधम सरकारका मन्त्रीहरुलाई भेटेर जापानाको प्राथमिकता मैत्री र विकास सहयोगी हो भन्ने सन्देश दिइरहेछन् । यिनले रक्षामन्त्रीलाई भेटेर नेपाल र जापान बीचको कुटनीतिक सम्बन्ध, सरकारका कार्ययोजना, आर्थिक र सामाजिक विकास, दुई मुलुकका विचको सैन्य तालिम तथा सहकार्य एवं प्रविधि हस्तान्तरण लगायतका विषयमा मैत्री हात बढाउका छन् । मन्त्री ईश्वर पोखरेलले ने...

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काठमाडौं । राष्ट्रपति सी जिनपिङको आदेशमा मुस्लिम इसाई वा अन्य जुनसुकै धर्म मान्ने समुदायले पनि मृत्यपछि शव गाड्न नपाउने, जलाउनै पर्ने नियम लागू गरिएको छ । यसो किन गरियोभन्ने सवालमा स्पष्ट पारिएको छ, यसरी शव गाड्दा जमिनको ठूलो नोक्सानी भइरहेको छ । देशमा उत्पादकत्व बढाउन र जमिनको उपयोगिता लिनका लागि शवलाई जलाउनै पर्ने नयाँ व्यवस्था लागू गरिएको हो । यो यति ठूलो फैसला मानिएको छ कि राष्ट्रहितमा राष्...

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गोविन्दप्रसाद पौडेल - हालैका दिनमा जापानमा यति ठूलो बाढी आयो कि जनधनको क्षति भो, ठूलो नोक्सानीले आहत बनेका जापानी प्रधानमन्त्री आवे पीडितको घरघर नै पुगेर यसरी घुँढा टेकेर पीडितको पीडा सुने, क्षतिको विवरण लिए र राहतको आश्वासन दिए । यतिमात्र होइन, यस्तो बेलामा सरकारले के के गर्नसक्छ भनेर पीडितबाटै सुझाव पनि लिए । प्रधानमन्त्री सानो भएनन्, उनको कद पनि सानो भएन । जनताको नजरमा, जनताको मनमा उनको सम...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Junghung Farm

Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave a field guidance to the Junghung Farm in Samjiyon County. He went round a potato plot under the workteam 1 of the farm. Noting that potato blight and...

गुण्डाको त दोहोलो नै काढे नि यिनले

प्रहरी परिचालन गरेर होस् कि सुराकी राखेर । टोले गुण्डादेखि डनसम्मको सातो खान सफल भए एसएसपी विश्वराज पोखरेल । राजधानीमा जति पनि प्रहरी बृत्तहरु छन्, सबैलाई जिवन्त राख्न यिनले दिनरात एक गरिरहेका छन् । प्रहरी बृत्तहरुलाई नभएको सूचना यिनलाई आउने गरेको छ र यिनको आदेशमा गुण्डादेखि डनसम्म धमाधम पक्राउ परिरहेका छन् । प्रहरी जनताको साथी बन्न थालेपछि दिनहु“ नागरिकको फोन आउने र गुण्डागर्दीको सूचना द...

CPEC emblem of SCO and South Asian Region

CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC) is a strategic project, which was signed between China and Pakistan in 2015. This mega project comprises the construction of a network of roads, railways, airports, industrial zones and communication system by laying fibre optic (Kashghar to Islamabad) from Kashghar city of western China to Gwadar seaport of Balochistan, Pakistan, including construction a...

Train Of Thought Or Deed?

-  Maila Baje --- Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s six-day visit to China brought to the fore the clash between the general and the specific gripping the bilateral relationship. During his news conference at Tribhuvan International Airport upon return, Oli was justified in asserting that the visit had served to deepen friendship, mutual trust and understanding in an effort toward e...

Nepal is a popular destination for Koreans

Nepal is a country often referred to as the ‘roof of the world’, with eight out of fourteen mountain peaks within its borders that are more than 8,000 meters high over sea level such as Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. It is also the birthplace of Buddha, attracting tourists, pilgrims and mountaineers from all over the world.  Since establishing diplomatic relation...

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शिवप्रसाद सिग्देल - गतहप्ता आएको वर्षाले गण्डक नहर उर्लियो । तैपनि भारतले गण्डक नहरको द्वार खोलेन, जसका कारणले नेपाली भूमि, घरखेत डुबानमा प¥यो । यति हु“दा पनि जनप्रतिनिधिले वास्ता गरेनन् । प्रशासनले जनताको पीडा बुझेन, कुरा सुनेन । बाध्य भएर सुस्तावासी नहर भत्काउन पुग्यो, भत्काइदिए र बहाव खोलिदिए । अव भारतीयले मार्छन्, हाम्रो संरक्षण कसले गर्ला ? यही अतासले गर्दा सुस्तावासीले विप्लव...

SAARC Immigration officials meet in Nepal

The Core Group of SAARC Immigration Authorities and Visa Experts commenced its meeting at the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, today, June 28, 2018. Comprising representatives from the Immigration Authorities of the Member States of SAARC, the Core Group will discuss measures to streamline the SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme, including development of its security software for implementation across th...

USA sought to bully Lanka during last phase of Eelam war in 2009

2018-07-03 @ daily mirror      This essay is an effort to unravel the whispers about an American military team’s secret mission to Sri Lanka  at the height of the SL armed forces successful squeeze on the LTTE in 2009. The political significance of such a mission is profound and there are numerous tangential issues that are also significant.  T...

UN Report: Tip of the iceberg

Reema- AMIDST continued killing of the people of Kashmir by the Indian security forces, BJP pulled out of the coalition government headed by Mehbooba Mufti in the Indian Held Kashmir  following which governor’s rule has been imposed in the valley. It is indeed an ominous development as direct rule from Delhi means the abandonment of the policy of reconciliation and continuing with r...

The Optics Are Good. Why Spoil The Atmospherics?

As the going gets tougher for Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, he surely wants to be the toughie who’s getting going. But somewhere things don’t seem to be working. Sitting atop the government and party with the tightest grip conceivable – at least theoretically – the man is spending an inordinate time in a reactionary mode, i.e., responding to his critics. Not ...

Last Signature

Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), the eternal President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, devoted himself heart and soul to the cause of achieving national reunification. The following happened on July 7, 1994, the day before his death, when he was at his desk going over a document about the upcoming inter-Korean summit. The meeting would go a long way towards bringing down the curt...

Kim Jong Un Visits Sindo County, North Phyongan Province

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to Sindo County, North Phyongan Province. He inspected Field 14 of Reed Branch Farm 1 of the Sindo County Combined Reed Farm visited by President Kim Il Sungand leader Kim Jong Il. He said that if the production of chemical fiber based on reed is to be reenergized, it is necessary...

India worst place for women?

Kumar The Thomson Reuters Foundation global expert poll is back after a hiatus to determine the world’s 10 most dangerous nations for women. Some 550 skilled professionals made their assessments in terms of access to healthcare, economic resources, traditional practices as well as sexual and non-sexual abuse and human trafficking. The findings are based on surveys conducted from Mar...

Air Silk Road For Regional Connectivity

Chaudhary - UNDERPINNED by One Belt and One Road (OBOR) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), era of new Air Silk Road has come into being with spectacular roll-out of China Southern Airlines (CSA) flight operation from Lahore to Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang autonomous region in far northeast of China, setting off ripple effects on Sino-Pak profound and immersive relations. Inception of...

UN Report: Tip of the iceberg

Reema- FINALLY a report containing 40 pages by an apparently toothless organization UNO comes up to challenge India for its decades old brutalities in Kashmir. India which is again gearing up to start callous actions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, as the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims is over. But wait! India which does not even bother about such sacred virtues and spiritual significance ...

विधिको शासनको आसन कायम रहला

राजन कार्की - अभिभावक अपराधिक मानसिकतामा छ र अपराध रोक्न भन्दा पनि स्वार्थ पुरा हुन्छ भने फैलाउन तैयार रहन्छ भने त्यो अभिभावकभन्दा खतरनाक अरु कोही हुनसक्दैन । उसको परिवारजन पनि खुशी रहनसक्दैनन् । नेपालको सन्दर्भमा अभिभावक सरकार र सरकारलाई निर्देशन गर्ने संविधानलाई सरकारले खेलाउना बनाउन चाहेको देखिन्छ, जुन मृत्युघण्टको आवाजका रुपमा घन्किन थालेको छ । न्याय मर्दैछ, बचाउने कसले ? न्याय नै मर्...

Strategic Stability in South Asia – Challenges and Prospects

Preamble India and Pakistan have a seven decades long history of hostile and acrimonious relations interspersed with three major wars and some serious border skirmishes within the first 25 years of their existence as sovereign states. Since 1971, however, there has been no major war between the two neighbours, though the uneasy peace between them has been dotted with some serious crises an...

DYNAMICS OF STRATEGIC STABILITY IN SOUTH ASIA

Dynamics of strategic stability in South Asia   Dynamics of strategic stability in South Asia on: April 29, 2017In: ASIA, OPINIONNo Comments  Print Email By Asma Khalid - Strategic stability in South Asia is complex phenomena due to adversarial relationship between two traditional rivals India and Pakistan. Existence of Action-Reaction Spiral between both nuclear rivals is...

चारु मजुमदार बन्न नसकेका कम्युनिष्टहरु

राजन कार्की - २००७ सालमा नेपाली कांग्रेसले प्रवासबाट लैनछोकडा ल्यायो र तिनलाई बन्दुक बोकाएर मुक्तिसेनाको नाम दियो । राणाको प्रहरी रामदल र कांग्रेसको मुक्तिसेना मिलाएर पहलसिंह लामाको नेतृत्वमा प्रहरी संगठन खडा गरियो, जुन आजको नेपाल प्रहरी हो । यो नेपाल प्रहरी सत्य सेवा सुरक्षाको मन्त्र बोकेर हिडेको छ तर नेपाल प्रहरी देशको कम राजनीतिक पार्टीको आदेश र निर्देशनमा बढी चल्ने गरेको छ । २०५२ सालमा सु...

The rise of Hindutva in India

BJP’s rise to power and popularity in 2014 has provided a strong impetus to the Hindutva movement. RSS now pulls the strings of government from its headquarters in Nagpur Roshan - VANAYAK Damodar Savarkar must be a very happy man today, if only he were alive. India is ambitiously embarked upon the path of Hindutva —Savarkar’s bigoted doctrine that envisages a Hindu Rasht...

Historic First DPRK-U.S. Summit Meeting and Talks Held

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, held the summit meeting and talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, at Sentosa Island of Singapore on June 12, 2018 for the...

Mandate of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and India’s Punjab National Bank Scam

Kiran -  Last year, the BJP-led Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced economic reforms, claiming that the country’s economy was in a strong position. Encouraging public investments in infrastructure, strengthening the banking systems and catalyzing private investments were key highlights of the policy. The government said that General Sales Tax (GST) had been...

CPEC Framework of Regional Connectivity

Muhammad -  REGIONAL connectivity and development of the required infrastructure through cooperative efforts of the participating countries for shared economic prosperity is a visionary concept and recipe for addressing issues related to poverty alleviation and development, as well as ensuring peace through economic interdependence. The leadership of new China deserves credit for pionee...

India: Operation Blue Star & Sikh Genocide!

India: Operation Blue Star & Sikh Genocide! N.P. Upadhyaya: Vaisakha also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and has its distinct significance for each culture. It was around this Baisakh, 2075 B.S this year, I could notice that the Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Manjiv Singh Puri proceeded towards the Kupandole situated Gurdwara and performed rituals that is due for a...

Chaurasi Ki Na Insaafi: Demand Justice For 1984

They say it has been more than 30 years so forget the 1984 massacres, but how can I? Not one day goes by without me thinking about it. ——- Bhaggi Kaur, survivor of 1984 Sikh massacres. This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of independent India’s most shameful episodes. In November 1984, at least 3000 Sikh men, women and children were killed, mainly in Delhi, over the c...

The Principle of By Our Nation Itself

By Our Nation Itself–this is the fundamental principle for achieving the reunification of Korea which Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, clarified at the June 2000 inter-Korean summit meeting, the first of its kind since the division of the country. It is the main tenet of the June 15 North-South...

Remembering Operation Blue Star

Kiran - Dr Gurnam Signh, a professor in the Coventry University, United Kingdom draws parallels between Operation Blue Star and Normandy Landing (Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord) in his column, “30 Years after Operation Blue Star, Where Do Sikh Go from Here”. Both operations took place on June 6 and both have heavy troops participation. More over both were implemented in t...

ICIMOD Cleaning Campaign

Jiten_180605_MG_1279 (004) ICIMOD, in collaboration with Godavari Municipality Ward No 3, Nabil Foundation, Dabur Nepal, and Doko Recyclers– a waste management company in Kathmandu  - organized a cleaning campaign in Godavari, Lalitpur, Nepal to celebrate World Environment Day. Over 200 students and teachers from 10 schools in Godavari, local youth clubs, community forest user groups and volun...

Crushing Kashmiris under armoured vehicle

MUHAMMAD - AS a new strategy to defeat the freedom movement in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian security forces have started driving armoured vehicles wildly into the protesting crowds. Such an incident happened on June 1, 2018 at Srinagar, the capital of IOK, where an armoured vehicle of Indian security forces crushed innocent people, once peaceful Kashmiris were protesting again...

Global Himalayan Expedition wins ICIMOD Mountain Prize 2018

Mr Paras Loomba, Founder of Global Himalayan Expedition, receives the first ICIMOD Mountain Prize from David Molden, ICIMOD’s Director General in a function organized on World Environment Day, 2018 (photo: ICIMOD/Jitendra Bajracharya)  Mr Paras Loomba, Founder of Global Himalayan Expedition, receives the first ICIMOD Mountain Prize from David Molden, ICIMOD’s Director General in a function organized on World Environment Day, 2018 (photo: ICIMOD/Jitendra Bajracharya) 5 June 2018, Kathmandu: The ICIMOD Mountain Prize Commission today announced Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) – facilitator of acce...

ndia and Nuclearisation of South Asia

Kiran :  MAY 2018 marks 20 years of “overt” nuclearisation of South Asia wherein one is reminded of the nuclear tests at Chagai and Pokhran-II which established nuclear deterrence between India and Pakistan. However, it is pertinent to mention that the nuclearisation of South Asia started with India’s so-called peaceful explosion in 1974 which forced Pakistan to seek nuc...

Secularism in India has been just symbolic

Muhammad :  The ground reality is that for the last many years, Indian minorities are living under the violence ridden domination of a group of Hindu extremist organisations Since India’s independence in 1947, the leadership of that time and the successive Indian governments have been projecting that being a religiously diverse society, India was to be developed as a secular state,...

The U.S. Army Is Turning to Robot Soldiers

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg – TRANSCEND Media Service Right now, they’re used for reconnaissance and explosives. Soon, they’ll be on the battlefield alongside troops. Then comes the hard part. The Foster-Miller TALON small-tracked military robot, designed by QinetiQ. Photographer: David Mansell/Camera Press/Redux 18 May 2018 – From the spears hurl...

Learning from Progress of China

Kiran -   IN today’s changing world, the application of cutting edge technology is fast transforming the governing pattern. The growing role of social media and government websites has also influenced ways of acquiring day-to-day knowledge about the progress of the government’s activities. Embracing the change, the Chinese government led by President Xi Jinping launc...

Indian secularism under threat: from Ahimsa to Himsa

It is very unfortunate that fundamentalism and extremism have not only plagued India’s neighbours, but have also emerged as great threats for the plural Indian state James THE fundamental goal of Buddhism is peace, not only in this world but in all the worlds. The Hindu philosophy of war and peace can be seen in sacred Hindu texts such as the Vedas, The Law of Manu and the Bhaghavad...

India State Actor in Hydro-Terrorism

PAKISTAN with the passage of time is facing increased multiple challenges on different fronts. Now with changing global ecosystem and increased warming our country is also tackling the problems of growing population, water scarcity, distribution inequalities, dilapidation of ecosystem, power breakdowns and system losses. Though country has covered small steps for power generation and utilizatio...

Fourth North-South Summit Held

Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) — The historic fourth north-south summit meeting and talks took place at the Thongil House in the north side area of Panmunjom on May 26, Juche 107 (2018) all of a sudden. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, came to the Thongil Hou...

Kim Jong Un Inspects

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, inspected the completed Koam-Tapchon Railways. Years ago, he unrolled a plan for building a large-scale fishing village zone in the areas of Koam, Tapchon and...

India State Actor in Hydro-Terrorism

PAKISTAN with the passage of time is facing increased multiple challenges on different fronts. Now with changing global ecosystem and increased warming our country is also tackling the problems of growing population, water scarcity, distribution inequalities, dilapidation of ecosystem, power breakdowns and system losses. Though country has covered small steps for power generation and utilizatio...

UN and Gaza war crimes

THE UN is all set to investigate Israel for war crimes. The specific framework of which is the targeted military aggression against Palestinians as they engaged in peaceful protests to commemorate Nakba Day or the catastrophe, while also demanding the right to return. The latest round of violence left 60 dead and some 2,700 wounded. Yet even getting this far has not been an easy path. Not le...

How minorities are exploited in India

Kiran IN the garb of secularism and world biggest democracy, India has been exploiting the minorities throughout the post-colonial period. Through a well-planned strategy, the areas inhabited with people other than Hindu majority were kept backward and deprived of basic facilities of life. The worst among all was the economic deprivation and providing no facilities for the basic education fo...

Signs of End of the Civilization and Signs of Its Rejuvenation

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Popular Resistance – TRANSCEND Media Service 15 May 2018 – There are many signs of end of the civilization and signs of its rejuvenation.  These difficult times do test people’s souls and minds and while we find those who fail the test (Netanyahu, Trump, Hagee, Bin Salman, etc), we do find so many that pass it and light the way for us. The ...

Head Fakes And Fertile Hopes

You can’t help marveling at our Marxist-Leninist and Maoist comrades. The odds were heavily stacked against unity – ideologically, organizationally and, yes, personally.  The drawn-out process almost validated skeptics who considered that promise little more than an electoral ploy. K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ were so tight-lipped about the su...

Press Statement by Kim Kye Gwan, First Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK

Comrade Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, made a strategic decision to put an end to the unpleasant history of the DPRK-U.S. relations and met Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state for two times during his visit to our country and took very important and broad-minded steps for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and o...

COAS Nepal Army called on Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

AS Nepal Army visit to Pakistan General Rajendra Chhetri COAS Nepal Army during his three day visit to Pakistan visited Joint Staff Headquarters on 15 May 2018. He was received by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC ). The visiting dignitary reviewed guard of honour. Thereafter delegate level talks were held focusing on further improvement in bi...

COAS visited Pakistan

COAS Nepal Army during his visit to Pakistan visited JSHQ on 15 May 2018. He was received by CJCSC. The visiting dignitary reviewed guard of honour. Thereafter delegate level talks were held focusing on further improvement in bilateral cooperation in the field of military diplomacy. The visiting dignitary was given a comprehensive presentation on security perspective of Pak. Thereafter COAS...

A Visit without Any Agenda

Laxman - COMES 11th May: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving in Nepal; interestingly not to the capital Kathmandu but to …. Mr. Modi ,he comes back after he visited Nepal in 2014 ; only months before the devastating earthquake and less than an year before he imposed a half an year long blockade on us when we had still not recovered from the agony of earthquake. Mr. Modi’s b...

Modis Election Campaigns from Nepal

Vishal - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking BJP's Karnataka election campaign to Nepal. This isn't a new thing for him. Since 2014, he has turned every idea, platform and even his visits abroad into election campaigns. His speech at the United Nations was an election campaign, his interactions with the NRIs abroad too is an election campaign and when he inaugurates a temple in Abu...

Memories of 2015 Blockade will Haunt Modi’s Nepal Visit

Narayan Adhikari - As the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal approaches, there are indications on social media that he will face a chilly welcome.  Modi is due to arrive in the neighboring country this Friday for a two-day official visit. Notwithstanding the issues he is likely to focus onduring talks with top officials, one thing will stand out in the minds of ordin...

The L-Shaped Lump In Our Throat

Maila Baje--- What a beleaguered Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba had discharged as pre-emptive disparagement finally seems to have caught up with Prime Minister K.P. Oli. Anticipating the post-election backlash within the party, Deuba began portraying Oli’s India policy as ‘lampasarbad’. Not that the appellation was novel by any means. Any tough talker vis-&agra...

Kim Jong Un Meets U.S. Secretary of State

Pyongyang, May 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Wednesday met Mike Pompeo, secretary of State of the United States of America who is on a visit to the DPRK. The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un warmly greeted Mike Pompeo and sincerely congratu...

Kim Jong Un Meets Xi Jinping Again

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited Dalian City of China from May 7 to 8 to meet again Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of the People's Republic of China. ...

Memories of 2015 Blockade will Haunt Modi’s Nepal Visit

Narayan Adhikari As the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal approaches, there are indications on social media that he will face a chilly welcome. Hashtags like #BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi and #ModiNotWelcome are trending. Modi is due to arrive in the neighboring country this Friday for a two-day official visit. Notwithstanding the issues he is likely to focus onduring t...

Modis Election Campaigns from Nepal

Vishal Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking BJP's Karnataka election campaign to Nepal. This isn't a new thing for him. Since 2014, he has turned every idea, platform and even his visits abroad into election campaigns. His speech at the United Nations was an election campaign, his interactions with the NRIs abroad too is an election campaign and when he inaugurates a temple in A...

The Xi-Modi Summit And Nepal

Maila Baje - http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ Sunday, April 29, 2018 As far as we know, the following exchange didn’t occur during the Wuhan summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Maila Baje wouldn’t be surprised if it had: Xi: Up next is Nepal. Modi: That’s a sore one for us. And the way they’ve been rubbing it in. X...

India poised tao turn SCO into SAARC?

Abid Umer - TONE of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) recent foreign minister level meeting was set by the Indian decision of not endorsing China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. But to India’s surprise, no crisis of the type occurred which India frequently keeps causing during SAARC meetings. Result of this SCO meeting was once again a Dolklam like fiasco, Indi...

Modi in China and the future of Sino-Indian ties

Saadat - JUST recently, Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi wrapped up a visit to China, the fourth since he assumes office. Indian media has projected Modi’s informal visit to Wuhan China as an indication of Sino-Indian rapprochement. One hopes this is true, as both countries are important engines of economic growth, economic globalisation and make positive contributions toward pea...

Economic geology of CPEC for regional connectivity

Najam - LIKE other parts of High Asia, the region of Gilgit-Baltistan has also served as a pivotal link between Central and South Asia for centuries. Refuting the common perception, about the region being historically isolated owing to its geographical inaccessibility, modern scholarship has proved that the region remained a major conduit for movement across the great massifs of the Himalaya, ...

I win, you win policy

I win, you win policy Brahmasiri Meetra There is no doubt one day there would be circular airport saving space, flying more plane, people are working on it; innovation and creativity has no limitation. People must innovate peace with meditation along with technology to cope and survive. Meditation is the right way to be in peace, bliss, love and liberation. What a beautiful news. North K...

India poised to turn SCO into SAARC?

Abid Umer -  TONE of Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) recent foreign minister level meeting was set by the Indian decision of not endorsing China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. But to India’s surprise, no crisis of the type occurred which India frequently keeps causing during SAARC meetings. Result of this SCO meeting was once again a Dolklam like fiasco...

Full Declaration North-South Korea Summit, 27 Apr 2018

CONFLICT RESOLUTION - MEDIATION, 30 Apr 2018 TRANSCEND Media Service Official Translation Provided by the Inter-Korean Summit “During this momentous period of historical transformation on the Korean Peninsula, reflecting the enduring aspiration of the Korean people for peace, prosperity and unification, President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and chairman Kim Jong ...

I win, you win policy

Brahmasiri Meetra- War is not a solution to any problem . Dialogue , diplomacy must prevail. If U. S. and North Korea go into war and trigger nuclear war there would be Third World War and humanity will loose. Nobody , no nation would win. Let's think I win , you win policy, Not I loose, you loose and all we loose policy. Humanity must prevail , peace , love and understanding must prevai...

Asifa’s Plight, a Young Kashmiri Girl

Roshan - IF one thinks that the atrocities perpetrated on Asifa by these pitiless characters would have caused outrage and revulsion in the hearts of people no matter Hindu or Muslim, they are sadly mistaken. No sooner the reports of arrests of accused were out, an uproar erupted in the Jammu area. The episode soon turned into a communal contest. When the family received Asifa’s dead ...

Indian Planning Against CPEC of BRI

Kiran INDIA, which has been opposed to China since it received a drubbing from it in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, spares no stone unturned to denigrate it. Pakistan was never accepted as a sovereign state by India and every machination in the Chanakyan book on guile and deceit has been tried out to subjugate Pakistan. India had believed that following the severance of its eastern wing in 1971, ...

ICIMOD Activity

Dear Friends, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) on 22 May every year to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for this year is Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity. To mark IBD this year, ICIMOD is organizing a writing competition for students ...

Jammu and Kashmir: Wake-up call for

BY DR. MAZHAR JAVED - Ambassador of Pakistan for Nepal - Recent wave of Indian Security Forces’ high handedness to suppress Jammu and Kashmir freedom struggle has once again challenged the world conscience; especially of those who champion or cherish the cause of human rights. The valley came under fire on 1st April with the brutal and indiscriminate use of force that resulted in the ma...

"Justice For Asifa" 8-Year-Old Girl Brutally Raped And Murdered In Kathua, Kashmir

NEWS BY DABRIA PUBLISHED ON 15.APR.2018  Asifa Banu; an 8-year-old girl went missing on January 10 and after a week on January 15, her body was found in a forest near Kathua. So what actually happened to this young Muslim girl, who belongs to the Bakhewal nomadic community? The truth will hit you hard. As per the reports, she was kidnapped while grazing her horses, taken to a temple near...

Third Plenary Meeting of Seventh C.C., WPK Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un

 Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place in Pyongyang on April 20. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, guided the plenary meeting. Attending the meeting were Presidium members, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and members and alternate ...

New Delhi’s factotum in Washington DC

Muhammad - AN article ‘Thank You, President Trump for calling out Pakistan on Terrorism’ written by Larry Pressler has recently been published in “Hindustan Times”. Larry Pressler is a 75 year old pro-Indian Republican politician from South Dakota. He is the architect of the notorious “Pressler Amendment” against Pakistan and author of the controversial book...

Pakistan : an honest partner in war on terror

Ali - THE vision of shared regional prosperity undoubtedly is linked to peace and security in the region, particularly Afghanistan, which has become the epicenter of terrorism with a spillover effect on the neighbouring countries including Pakistan. Viewed in that context the renewal of the dialogue between Pakistan and Afghanistan is a welcome development because dialogue and continued engage...

The Indian Claim to Jammu and Kashmir - Conditional Accession, Plebiscites and the Reference to the United Nations

While the date, and perhaps even the fact, of the accession to India of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in late October 1947 can be questioned, there is no dispute that at that time any such accession was presented to the world large as conditional and provisional. In his letter to the Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir, bearing the date 27 October 1947, the Governor General of India, Lord Mountbatt...

Excerpts from 'The Myth of Indian Claim to JAMMU AND KASHMIR ??A REAPPRAISAL'

A round table talk program was organized in solidarity with the Kashmiri people who are facing worst brutalities at the hands of Indian Occupying Forces on 12 April 2108. The round table was attended by prominent journalists, think tanks, former diplomats and academicians. The participants gave valuable inputs on the Kashmir dispute. Talk program was on “Dimension of Jammu and Kashmir dis...

Dalit Community in India

Asad In a shocking judgment the Supreme Court of India has eased the bars imposed in a special law [called The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 or the Atrocities Act)] that deals with the cases of persons accused of offenses against the members of low caste communities. A two-member Supreme Court bench on 20 March 2018 held that: “Liberty can&rsq...

An Open Letter to Burmese Buddhists Concerning the Rohingya

Buddhists for Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service Letter with 72 cosigners “of Burmese Buddhist Upbringing” Denouncing Persecution of Rohingya and All Ethnic Minorities 2 Apr 2018 – As Burmese individuals of Buddhist upbringing, we have been following the crisis in Rakhine State which has caused an exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees into neighboring...

Welcome to the Land of King!

Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service A Memorial Commentary on the April 4, 2018 Anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination Martin Luther King Jr, at a press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin, 8 June 1964. No known copyright restrictions Ladies and Gentlemen, I write to you today from Atlanta, Georgi...

Modi’s Kashmir myth & UN role

Ahmad - THE brutal killing of seventeen Kashmiri freedom fighters by the Indian security forces in India’s occupied Kashmir reflects on Modi’s Hindutva organised terrorism in the Valley. The policy that the BJP’s sponsored government has been applying vehemently advocates the notion that New Delhi invites scowling risks while playing game with this nuclear flash point betwe...

Carnage in Kashmir

India’s brutally violent occupation of Kashmir took yet another deadly turn on 1st April 2018 as at least 20 people were killed and another 200 injured in clashes in southern Kashmir. This was the worst loss of life in a single day for years and all of the blame needs to be placed squarely on the shoulders of the Indian government. State forces began indiscriminately firing on protes...

Boundlessly Humble Man

Eternal President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, who devoted his natural disposition becoming of a great man, inexhaustible abilities and precious times to the sacred cause for achieving the freedom and happiness of the people, rejected any special favour or privilege throughout his life.   The International Friendship Exhibition House Tel...

In the Shadows: India’s Mental Health Crisis

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service 2 Apr 2018 – Among the many challenges India faces, the most under noticed is the mental health crisis. In his recent address at the  22nd convocation of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)  the President Ram Nath Kovind cautioned  that India is facing a possible ‘mental health epidemic’. &...

What a beautiful news.

Brahmasiri Meetra - North Korea has written letter to White House. It is great news for community of the nations & humanity. If US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un reached an agreement thereby achieving denuclearisation of the world not only North Korea real peaceful loving human civilisation begins on earth. President Donal Trump and Kim Jong Un would be remem...

India through the glass darkly

MAHATMA Gandhi, revered as the father of the nation for helping to free India from the British, has made a sudden exit from history. Millions of schoolchildren will never know what happened to Gandhi after independence since new textbooks have carefully scrubbed out any reference to his assassination by a militant Hindu who was once a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the mothership of...

Kim Jong Un Pays Unofficial Visit to China

Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid an unofficial visit to China from March 25 to 28 at the invitation of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People's Republic of China...

How Low Can the U.S. Go? It’s Not Just Trump!

James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service 21 Mar 2018 – The U.S. now has a lying, racist, warmongering, misogynist, narcissist, megalomaniac, corrupt billionaire businessman, reality TV personality as President. The mask is off. But it’s not just Donald J. Trump in the mirror. This is what the U.S. has beco...

Australia and Singapore Prime Ministers Help Whitewash Myanmar Genocide

Dr. Maung Zarni – TRANSCEND Media Service 20 Mar 2018 – I just returned from Paris where I had a quite intense 2-day (and evening) meeting with other fellow activists deeply concerned with the plight of the Rohingyas, a small number of Rohingyas who have resettled there – some 20 years ago others less than a decade, as well as a very progressive deputee de Paris a...

Germany Supports Policy Dialogues for Transboundary Cooperation across the HKH

ICIMOD’s Deputy Director General Eklabya Sharma, ICIMOD’s Director General David Molden, Second Secretary, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Florens Vogt, and Chief Technical Advisor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Kai Windhorst sign an agreement to support policy dialogues for transboundary cooperation across the Hindu Kush Himalaya ICIMOD’s Deputy Director General Eklabya Sharma, ICIMOD’s Director General David Molden, Second Secretary, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Florens Vogt, and Chief Technical Advisor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Kai Windhorst sign an agreemen...

Int'l Conference for Study of Songun Politics Held in Bangladesh

The "International Conference for the Study of the Songun Politics-2018" was held in Dhaka on Feb. 15 under the co-sponsorship of the International Central Committee for the Study of the Songun Politics and the Bangladesh Group for the Study of the Songun Policy to mark the birth anniversary of leader          Kim Jong Il. Attending it w...

Stephen Hawking a great scientist

Brahmasiri Meetra - Stephen Hawking a great scientist of 20th & 21st century passed away at the age of 76 years. He has written many great books entitled " a brief history of time " " theory of everything" etc.  Wish him soul eternal peace. Stephen Hawking is talking in details about black holes, big bang, steady state, and talks about “gravitational radiat...

Rise of Hindi and Non-Hindi states in Modi’s India

Muhammad - PRIME Minister Modi has given pride of place to MPs from the Hindi-speaking states in the Union Council of Ministers. This was because of the fact that the bulk of the MPs elected from the BJP were from the Hindi-speaking states. In 1977, these states overwhelmingly voted against the Congress Party led by Indira Gandhi. The second PM from the Nehru family (and India’s only w...

Tackling poverty in a rapidly changing world: Experts recommend a collective response to common ecosystem risks

ICIMOD launched two books on ecosystem services in the HKH during the event: Wetlands in the Himalaya: Securing Services for Livelihoods, and Incentives for Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas: A cookbook for Emerging IES Practitioners in the Region. (Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD) (Kathmandu, 14 March 2018) South Asia faces the challenge of tackling persistent poverty at a time of rapid and large-scale changes in social, environmental, and economic conditions. A fairer, more equitable approach to governing environmental resources will be critical to ending poverty in the region. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the UK’s ...

Daughters of a Lesser God

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 12 Mar 2018 Baher Kamal – Wall Street International Magazine Indigenous Women Raped for Land Grabbing Chinese Women 7 Mar 2018 – While women worldwide have organised massive demonstrations to claim for their due legitimate rights on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, tens of thousands of women and girls are &ldq...

U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Michael Schwirtz – The New York Times Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has failed to “condemn and stop the military’s brutal campaign” against the Rohingya minority, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum said in stripping her of its Elie Wiesel Award. Credit Hein Htet/European Pressphoto Agency 7 Mar 2018 – The United St...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. Dialogue

 Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 3 as regards the attitude of the United States taken after we have stated our intention for DPRK-U.S. dialogue: Recently, with regard to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue, the U.S. is taking preposterous action by continuing to trumpet an insis...

Kim Jong Un Meets Members of Delegation of Special Envoy of S. Korean President

 Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, met members of the delegation of the special envoy of the south Korean president who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday. Present there were Jong Ui Yong, chief o...

India: An apartheid State

Mohammad - THE Readers Club held launching ceremony of the book titled ‘India: an apartheid state’ authored by Dr. Junaid Ahmad. He is an accomplished academician who took upon himself the task to expose the true face of India in his well-researched book, and came to the conclusion that India had emerged as an apartheid state totally dominated by the Hindu fundamentalists. The auth...

U.S. Hit for Bringing Clouds of War to Hang over Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued the following press statement on Sunday: Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un affirmed his will in his New Year Address to make strenuous efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and ensure a successful holding of Phyo...

Khalistan factor casts a shadow over Trudeau visit

Suhasini Haider Perceived proximity to Sikh extremist groups takes away warmth expected during the Canadian Prime Minister's ongoing visit. Khalistan, the issue that kept India-Canada ties on ice through three decades from 1980, has reappeared as an issue more recently, taking away much of the warmth that was expected during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ongoing ...

Why India is being really rude to Justin Trudeau

Shivam Vij  INDIA is giving Canada’s Justin Trudeau a royal snub. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi routinely lands up at the airport to receive world dignitaries. From the moment a world leader sets foot on Indian soil, Modi’s photo ops begin. Who can forget the famous Modi hug reserved for world leaders? Modi’s Canadian counterpart, Trudeau, is equally an...

World Day of Social Justice: The People’s Revolution Is on the March

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service The United Nations General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/62/10 proclaimed 20 February of each year as the World Day of Social Justice with an emphasis on the reduction of poverty in the spirit of the “People’s Revolution.” The term “the People’s Revolution” was first officially used by Henry A. Wallac...

Indian Drumbeaters of War

Muhammad - THE war hysteria flamed by the Indian government after the attack on its soldier last 2nd Week of February 2018 in Indian held Kashmir is sheer stupidity. Recent reckless and irresponsible statement comes from Indian Defence Minister Narmila Sitharam. Ms. Sitharam’s account includes some very immature words like “Pakistan will have to pay for misadventure.” Mr Nar...

Zigzag Kilns Hold Promise for 'Greening' South Asia's Brick Sector

Group Photo of the Participants (Photo: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD) Kathmandu, Nepal (16 February, 2018) –  Brick kilns rank among the most notorious sources of pollution in South Asia, emitting thick black smoke filled with carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and particulate matter such as black carbon. However, for brick manufacturers, adopting other forms of kiln technology has meant reducing brick quality and overall productivity. So, how to...

U.S. and Japan Flayed for Hampering Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations

10 Feb 14, 2018 Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) -- The director-general of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued a statement on Tuesday over the fact that the United States and Japan, taken aback by stirring atmosphere of improvement and reconciliation in the inter-Korean relations, are running amuck to put whatever obstacles on this deve...

मुटुभित्र पनि राष्ट्र हुनुपर्छ

राजन कार्की - देशभक्त हुनका लागि पार्टीको सिद्धान्तमात्र राष्ट्रवादी भएर पुग्दैन, पार्टी हााक्ने नेताको मुटुभित्र पनि राष्ट्र हुनुपर्छ । सिद्धान्त बगारेर राष्ट्रवादी बन्नु र देशको एक खण्डको मात्र माँग गर्नु भनेको भनेको लेण्डुप, मिर्जाफर हुनु हो जो कहिल्यै राष्ट्रवादी हुन सकेनन् । इतिहासको पन्नामा सरापमा सिमि तबनेका छन् । । अरस्तुले भनेका थिए– भूगोलको जानकारी बिना राजनीतिको ज्ञानमा ब...

Taking Care Of Tomorrow

Maila Baje  @- http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Nepali Congress have improvised an innovative coping mechanism for the party’s dismal electoral performance. By exhibiting its version of Churchillian magnanimity in defeat, the caretaker government has begun to agitate the incoming leftist administration. The series of populist measures De...

The Road Ahead

Message from the Director General  Last December more than 400 experts on climate change and climate change resilience gathered on our campus in Kathmandu to discuss ways to help HKH communities prepare for shocks, recover from shocks, and bounce forward stronger than before.  This was our Resilient HKH conference and it proved a fitting way to end a successful 201...

Kashmir — the subcontinent’s unfinished dispute

The permanent members of UN Security Council must put pressure on India to take steps for the resolution of the longstanding Kashmir issue. India must also be stopped from using force against the innocent Kashmiris demanding freedom Rahman The independence declared by the British government through India Independence Act 1947 will remain incomplete if the problem of Kashmir persists. Kashmiri...

Kashmir: A wanting UN role

Muhammad Khan - ESTABLISHMENT of the United Nations was a beacon of hope for the entire world, which witnessed the brutalities of two world wars (WW-I and WW-II). Article-1 of the UN Charter clearly described the right of self-determination as basis of this world regulating body (UN). The article says, “To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of ...

India’s baseless opposition to CPEC

Regional development is possible through CPEC if India looks at this project through the prism of development and not enmity  Asia India’s constant opposition to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not affect the project in any way. It is purely a development project and there is no reason to restrain the development work in the disputed areas. India is reiterating that CP...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Newly-Remodeled Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory

Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the newly-remodeled Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory. Looking at the factory with a bright smile on his face, he said that all buildings are neat and fine and environment around the factory is clean and it can be seen that great efforts were made to do so. He went round the room for the educ...

How Will I Explain Extremist Buddhism to My Children?

RELIGION, 29 Jan 2018 Khin Mai Aung | Lion’s Roar – TRANSCEND Media Service Khin Mai Aung once worried her children would pick up dogmatic views from her husband’s Catholic faith. Now, she struggles to explain to them the terrible violence in Myanmar, her country of birth — incited by members of her own faith, Buddhism. A soldier stands guard in Myanmar’...

Kim Il Sung and His Exploits in Building a Regular Army in the DPRK

The Korean People’s Army, the regular army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was born on February 8, 1948. To look back farther, the Anti-Japanese People’s Guerrilla Army (later reorganized as the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army) was founded on April 25, 1932 by Kim Il Sung, eternal President of the DPRK, when Korea was under the Japanese military occupa...

Mergers & Acquisitions: Creating Value For Stakeholders

Just as the unification of our supreme comrades appeared to have gathered pace, the only communist ex-premier outside the process has likened it to the merger of two banks. K.P. Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the leaders of the Unified Marxist-Leninists (UML) and the Maoist Centre respectively, engaged in a three-hour one-on-one session the other day. What actuall...

Indian Republic Day, Black day for Kashmiris

Muhammad EVERY year, January 26 is celebrated by India as the Republic Day. But, the Day is being observed by the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal occupation of Kashmir. This time, the very day has come at a time when the people of Kashmir have accelerated their l...

Kim Jong Un gave guidance

Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory. He went round the rooms dedicated to education in the revolutionary history and to the history of t...

Spokesman for Korea-Asia Association on Deeds of Fanning Tension in Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea-Asia Association on Thursday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA over "A Resolution on the Peace of the Korean Peninsula" which was adopted at the 26th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Vietnam: The 26th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) held recently in Vietnam adopte...

China and Pakistan unique friendship stands out as a milestone towards the foundation of a new world order

Elenoire Laudieri Di Biase - IT is a well-known fact that China and Pakistan have long been connected by strong ties of friendship and cooperation and U.S. President Donald Trump’s unwarranted Twitter attack on Pakistan has further drawn them together if there ever was any need for it. China’s immediate show of support for Pakistan came as no surprise as the two countries have ...

नेताजीहरु, रत्नमाला बन्ने कि पुतना नै रहने र?

राजन कार्की - आफ्नो स्तनबाट विषाक्त दुध पिलाएर श्रीकृष्णलाई मार्न आएकी पुतनालाई श्रीकृष्णले दुध पान गरेरै बध गरिदिए । तर, नरकमा होइन, गोलोकको बल्कोनीमा सम्मानपूर्वक बसाले । हाम्रा नजरमा ती राक्षसनी थिइन्, तर श्रीकृष्णका नजरमा पुतना, रत्नमाला थिइन् रे । वर्तमान कालखण्डमा नेताहरु पुतनाभन्दा कम छैनन् । सार्वभौम जनता भनेका श्रीकृष्ण नै हुन्, यी जनतालाई विषपान गराइरहेका छन् तैपनि जनता यिनलाई स...

Indian Navy Officer, Commander Kulbhushan Yadav

Yasir - IT needs no justification or clarification that Indian media is expert in creating controversies and culpabilities and later deny the facts smartly. Constructing manipulations on Yadav issue is an old saga now which began when he was captured in March 2016. India has never accepted Pakistan’s creation and time and again certain roguish activities and blame game against Pakistan m...

The Persons Who Changed the Lives of Terrorists and Criminals

Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service 12 Jan 2018 – No doubt, we all have potentialities to be divine or devil or slave, it depends on our awareness and practice or non-awareness and non-practice of the potential elements, viz. body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit, within all of us. But situation is that we all are terrorists and violent, it is a matter of...

Reworking the Colonial-Era “Indian Peril”: Myanmar’s State-directed Persecution of Rohingyas and Other Muslims

Maung Zarni & Natalie Brinham - TRANSCEND Media Service “It would be best if they were not here. I do not want to see them in this country. Since the dawn of history Indians have been the leaders of attacks against the Burmans on behalf of the white faces.” — Saithan (Burmese writer), New Light of Burma, 6th June 19371 “(Buddhist) Brother, you might alre...

U.S. Accused of Convening FMs' Meeting of Countries Participated in Korean War

January  19, 2018 Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 18 as regards the foreign ministers' meeting of the countries that participated in the Korean War, recently convened by the U.S. together with Canada: The U.S., in collusion with Canada ...

Abe Group Accused of Further Clinging to Sanctions and Pressure Campaign against DPRK

January 19, 2018 Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Institute for Studies of Japan of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by the KCNA on January 18 regarding the fact that the Abe group is further clinging to the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK: During his recent tour of some European countries, Japanese prime minis...

Why India violates ceasefire line ?

Muhammad DURING the first three weeks of 2018 (January 1 to January 20, 2018), there has been continuous firing from Indian Army and BSF across the ceasefire line (Line of Control). This incessant firing include firing from heavy weapons as well as small arms, killing dozens and injuring hundreds with massive damage to property and villages all along. From Sialkot, Working Boundary to Line of ...

Why Rock The Boat(s) When You Don't Want To Swim?

Maila Baje - http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/ As the unification/power ritual deepens on our theoretically triumphant left, the Nepali Congress-led government is exhibiting fewer signs of having been beaten. The Maoist Center, the putative half of those so eager to push Nepal’s red-hued rejuvenation, still holds on to ministerial berths although its representatives have had no assigne...

How the Heroin Trade Explains the US-UK Failure in Afghanistan

Alfred W McCoy – The Guardian After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state. The Guardian photo 9 Jan 2018 – After fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be possib...

Sikhs in Indian crosshairs again

Muhammad - Ethnic and religious insurgency in India knows no bounds. There are more than 22 Indian states which are plagued with separatist movements. The most visible is Indian Occupied Kashmir, where Indian forces have tried to subdue the Muslims through brute force and since 1989, when the Kashmiris arose in open rebellion; more than 100,000 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred. The other...

US’s double standards and Pakistan

It is only Pakistan-US cooperation in fighting terrorism that served the US national security interests as well as the larger interests of the international community Ahmad THE uneasy Pak-US ties since Donald Trump’s new Afghan policy suffered a new year set back when on Monday Trump accused Islamabad of lying. This is really not the first time Pakistan has been accused or blamed. In hi...

Kim Jong Un Inspects State Academy of Sciences

Pyongyang, January 12 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences. The Supreme Leader accompanied by officials made a bow before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leaderKim Jong Il at the academy. He went round the newly remodeled revolutionary museum there. Watching with keen interest the valuable ...

FM Spokesman Flays U.S. Trumpeting about "Religious Freedom"

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Institute for American Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 11 as regards the fact that the U.S. Department of State re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concern for religious freedom". On December 22, 2017, Lex Tillerson, secretary of State of...

Trump: Blatant belligerence

Jaspal - OVER the past year, Pakistan has faced immense challenges in its dealings with the Trump Administration. The Americans incapacity to accomplish their desired objectives in Afghanistan and transformation in the global politics influenced negatively Pakistan-United States strategic partnership. The mantra of ‘do-more’, unsubstantial accusations, and above all intimidations f...

Ideal Statesman

Today the international community has a keen interest in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as it is making remarkable progress in the struggle for the defence of its sovereignty and against the sanctions and blockade by the US and its vassal forces. They admire its leader, calling him an ideal statesman in the present era who is possessed of ennobling personality and all-round abi...

Kim Jong Un Makes New Year Address

Dear fellow countrymen and brave service personnel of the People's Army, Dear compatriots, Today, recollecting with great pleasure and pride and deep emotion the proud achievements we performed last year through our diligent and worthwhile labour and sincere efforts and by the sweat of our brow, we are all seeing in the new year 2018 with fresh hopes and expectations. Greeting the ...

अन्याय कति सहिरहने ?

shaswot sharma- गरीव देशका लागि सबैभन्दा खर्चिलो शासन व्वस्था नेपालमा सस्थागत हुन गइरहेको छ । तीन तहको चुनाव सम्पन्न भएर गत शुक्रवार नेपाल सरकारले पठाएको राष्ट्रियसभा गठन सम्बन्धि अध्यादेश राष्ट्रपतिबाट स्वीकृ तभएपछि अव गणतन्त्र, संघीयता र धर्मनिरपेक्षता संस्थागत हुने बाटो खुलेको हो । राष्ट्रिय सभाको चुनाव भइसकेपछि प्रतिनिधिसभा र राष्ट्रिय सभाको संघीय संसदको निर्माण हुनजानेछ भने अर्कातिर सम्पूर...

Ending War Now

Jerry Alatalo – TRANSCEND Media Service “Not one statesman in a position of responsibility has dared to pursue the only course that hold out any promise of peace, the courage of supra-national security, since for a statesman to follow such a course would be tantamount to political suicide.” – Albert Einstein’s last written words, Apr 1955. Quoted by Otto Na...

संविधानले द्रौपदीको नियति नभोगोस्

राजन कार्की - द्रौपदी : नारी मान, नारी सम्मान, इज्जत र गौरव । जब नारीको इज्जत लुटिन्छ, तव महाभारत हुन्छ, सत्ययुगमा भयो, यो त आधुनिकताले मानवाधिकारको ढोल बजाइरहेको युग । हाम्रो संविधान सिरानमा राखेर सुत्न सकिने त भएन भएन, कम्तिमा यसको इज्जत राख्न त सक्नुपर्‍यो, त्यति पनि सकिएन र संविधानलाई पार्टीपिच्छेका स्वार्थको दुशासनले बलात्कार गर्न थालियो भने राजनीति कहाँ पुग्ला ? त्यसै पनि जनयुद्ध, ज...

Indian security forces using chemical weapons against innocent Kashmiris

Muhammad - INDIA’S persistent use of chemical weapons to annihilate the Muslim inhabitants of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) is assuming alarming proportions. In July 2017, Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson Nafees Zakaria had accused Indian security forces of using deadly chemical weapons to kill Kashmiris and destroy their properties in IOK. The accusation was bas...

अव कांग्रेस कसरी अघि बढ्छ ?

काठमाडौं । आम निर्वाचनमा कांग्रेसले बेइजतिपूर्ण हार खाए पछि कांग्रेसभित्र आत्ममिमांसा हुनसकेको छैन । हारको कारण केलाउन र आगामी दिनमा पार्टीलाई कुन नीति र रणनीतिबाट मजबुत पार्ने भनेर तय गर्न कांग्रेसी नेताहरुले केन्द्रिय समिति, महासमिति र महाधिबेशनकै माग गर्न थालेका छन् । तर चुनाव हारेपछि नैतिक आधारमा राजीनामा दिएर कामचलाउ सरकार चलाउनु पर्ने प्रधानमन्त्री देउवा अनैतिक बनेर राजीनामा दिइरहेका छैनन...

Cry, Beloved Country

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service 23 Dec 2017 – Anyone proposing the death penalty is either a complete fool, an incorrigible cynic or mentally disturbed – or all of these. There is no effective therapy for any of these defects. I wouldn’t even try. A fool would not understand the overwhelming evidence for the conclusion. For a cynic, advoc...

In 2017, the World Let another ‘Genocide’ Unfold

HUMAN RIGHTS, 25 Dec 2017 Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post – Chicago Tribune A Rohingya Muslim woman shouts for help as a relative lies unconscious after the boat they were traveling in capsized minutes before reaching shore at Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on Sept. 14, 2017. 18 Dec 2017 – The volume of utterly horrifying stories emerging from Myanmar can feel overwhelming...

China Has India Surrounded In Their New Great Game

Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan -- Beijing is pulling South Asia into its orbit By Yuji Kuronuma   Think of South Asia as a giant Othello board. The squares are countries and slices of coveted territory. The players trying to cover the board with their black or white pieces are China and India. In the current round, China is winning. The latest square to come under Beijing's sway...

Seeing What We Don’t See

Maila Baje - Sunday, December 24, 2017 Behind the demonstrable post-election squabbling may lurk any number of things. The leftist alliance’s resounding poll victory has laid bare the perils of political preemption as an electoral strategy. The unification of the Marxist-Leninist and Maoist factions of our communist fraternity is proving trickier than their votaries made it out to be. ...

Unbounded Inspection Trips

Kim Jong Un, Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, inspects one army unit after another, drawing international attention. His inspection trips have a few characteristics. First, they are beyond the limits of time and space. Rain or shine, he tours army units all the year round–New Year’s Day, cold winter, hot summer, national holidays, Sundays, etc. Sometimes hi...

CPEC as digital Silk Road

Yaasir – In the backdrop of the 4th World Internet Conference held in China envisioning Digital Silk Road along Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) routes, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is making its inroads to emerge as high tech digital corridor. As BRI aims to lay down the network of highways, railways, seaways, airways, bridges and ports, the Digital Silk Road along the CPEC ro...

Tangling Anew With Tilts And Tugs

Mailabaje, nepalinetbook.com -  The geo-strategic narrative that was gradually building in the run-up to our elections has begun to boom across the neighborhood and beyond. If the Chinese are as thrilled about the leftist sweep in our federal and provincial polls as we are being told they are, they certainly won’t be showing it. They are more likely to continue their admonitions ...

मुनीको अर्को खुनी हमला

काठमाडौं । सधैं नेपालविरुद्ध खुनी विचार राख्दै आएका भारतका नेपालविद भनिने एसडी मुनीले फेरि अर्को खुनी हमला गरेका छन् । उनका अनुसार भारतले वामोर्चालाई चुनाव जिताइदिएको हो । अव यो वाम गठबन्धन फुटाउनु हुन्न, त्यो भारतका लागि आत्मघाती हुनेछ । क्या गजब, मधेसमा मधेसवादी र अन्य क्षेत्रमा लोकतान्त्रिक गठबन्धनलाई जिताउन लागेको भारतीय दूतावासको चर्तिकला देखिएकै हो, अव नेपाली जनताले जनादेश वाममोर्चालाई द...

Eternal Leader of the Korean People

Six years have passed since the demise of Kim Jong Il (December 17, 2011). In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, he is still held in high esteem as the eternal leader of the nation; he will always live in the hearts of the Korean people. His ideas and lines serve as the eternal banner illuminating the road ahead of them. He developed the Juche idea and Songun idea created by...

India-sponsored turbulence in Balochistan

Shaukat–  IT IS so easy to spatter on others without eloquent facts and having knowledge about ground realities. For Kashmir it’s not just Pakistan who openly speaks about Indian atrocities in IHK but the worldwide human rights watchdog reports are enough as eye-opener. Kashmir diaspora has not emerged in a day but the decades old violations of human rights and freedom struggl...

वामलहर आयो, विकास लहर आउला ?

राजन कार्की - आयो दशैं ढोल बजाई गयो दशैं ऋण बोकाई । दशैंका सम्बन्धमा यस्तो भनाई प्रचलित छ । आयो चुनाव दशैं बनेर, गयो चुनाव दशा बनेर भन्न नपरोस् । चुनावी परिणाम आइरहदा वामलहर आयो, यसैगरी वामलहरले विकासको लहर चलाउनुपर्छ । कम्युनिष्टतन्त्र भनेर विनासलीला देखाउने काम हुनु दुर्भाग्य हुनेछ । दोश्रो चरणको निर्वाचन सम्पन्न भए लगत्तै मतगणना सुरु हुँदा वामलहर सुनामी बनेरै देखियो, जनादेश वाममोर्चाकै...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Samjiyon County

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to various units in Samjiyon County. The respected Supreme Leader paid tribute to leader Kim Jong Il before his statue in Samjiyon County. He appreciated the ...

Kim Jong Un Climbs Mt Paektu

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, climbed Mt Paektu, the sublime mountain of revolution. The ancestral mountain Paektu covered with white snow was displaying marvelous scene with glee at the reappearance of its great master. ...

MOPE and ICIMOD Close International Conference on Resilience

Experts renew the call for collective and inclusive action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya A group photo of participants to the conference (Photo:Jitendra Raj Bajracharya) (6 December 2017, Kathmandu) After four days of invigorating discussion on resilience issues in the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Nepal’s Ministry of Population and the ...

Nepal’s Left Alliance Win Majority: Chinese Media

In their article in Chinese media Global Times the author duo said that looking at the current situation, the left alliance led by CPN-UML and CPN-MC is likely to win in more than half of the electoral districts, yet a definitive victory is still hard to say Zhang Jiadong, the Chinese scholar, and Sagar Neupane, a Nepalese researcher of Chinese University predicted that Nepal’s left al...

ICIMOD and Radiant.Earth Establish Strategic Cooperation to Advance Earth Observation Applications and SDG Progress

Kathmandu, Nepal (8 December, 2017) – The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD) and Radiant.Earth have signed a strategic partnership agreement for knowledge and technology transfer of Earth observation (EO). Under this agreement, the parties will establish and implement innovative EO and geospati...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Newly-built Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory

Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the newly-built Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory. He was briefed on the factory before a map showing the bird's eye view of it. The factory, with ...

Rohingya Women Sold as Sex Slaves in Bangladesh

HUMAN RIGHTS, 4 December 2017 Al Jazeera – TRANSCEND Media Service Rohingya girls and women in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are being sold as sex slaves, according to a victim and aid agencies. 3 Dec 2017 – Fifteen-year-old Khartoun* told Al Jazeera she was sold into sex slavery after she arrived in Bangladesh by boat to escape a brutal military crackdown....

Padmavati, machination or Indian insanity?

Hali - Since the advent of Narendra Modi’s BJP government in New Delhi in 2014, its Hindutva policy seems to have completely saffron- washed India’s half-hearted attempts at portraying itself as a secular society. Recently, Hindu extremists in India have risen in protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama Padmavati, and are threatening to bu...

BCIM corridor vs CPEC

SHAUKAT all controversies and debates on CPEC, this project is undergoing major developments, thus giving a befitting reply to the opponents and adversaries of Pakistan and CPEC venture. Year 2016 and 2017 brought noteworthy evolvement in CPEC where people witnessed Pak-China friendship prospering and prompt expansion work being done under CPEC. Today, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) h...

Maldives trade deal with China

TNN | NEW DELHI: Setting off fresh concerns over China's growing presence in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives government+ has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Beijing without taking the country's opposition, or even the people, into confidence. According to the Maldives opposition, the archipelago already owes almost 70% of its debt to China. Maldives remains the only country in ...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Amnokgang Tire Factory

dec.3, 2017 Pyongyang, December 3 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the Amnokgang Tire Factory which successfully carried out the task for producing tires prioritized by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). He shook hands with each official and thanked them for their trouble, saying that the workers of the factory solved the issue desired by...

FM Spokesman on Planned Joint Aerial Drill by U.S. and S. Korea

Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Saturday made public the following statement: The U.S. is planning to carry out the largest-ever joint aerial drill with its south Korean stooges targeting the DPRK from December 4 to 8 and push the current touch-and-go situation of the Korean peninsula to a flare-...

Regional energy centre discussed for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Participants to the two-day regional workshop (Photo: Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD) 02 December 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal – In a regional workshop, fifty energy experts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan discussed the technical and institutional design of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (HCREEE...

DPRK Gov't Statement on Successful Test-fire of New-Type ICBM

    Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced the following statement Wednesday over the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM: The test-fire of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15, newly developed under the political resolution and strategic decision of the Workers' Party of Korea, was successf...

Kim Jong Un Inspects Newly-built Sunchon Catfish Farm

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the newly built Sunchon Catfish Farm. He looked round the mosaic depicting the benevolent image of leader Kim Jong Il erected in the compound of the farm and then was briefed on the farm before a map showing the bird's eye view of it. The farm, with a total floor space of more than 24 120 square meters, consi...

स्वास्थ्यका लागि पानीमा भ्रष्टाचार

धर्मरत्न श्रेष्ठ - नेपाल स्वास्थ्यका लागि पानी भन्ने नेवा एनजीओले आर्थिक हिनामिना गर्नुसम्म गरेछ । समाज कल्याण परिषदले छानबिन गर्दा भ्रष्टाचार पत्ता लाग्यो । भूकम्पपीडितका लागि सहयोग गर्न भनेर यो संस्थाले सहयोग कम, हेलिकोप्टरब ढी चढेको बिल बनाएर डकार्नु डकारेछ । टीए, डीए, हेलिकोप्टरलगायतका बिल मिलाएर भ्रष्टाचार गर्ने संस्थाहरुमध्ये यो त उदाहरणमात्र हो । छानबिन गर्ने र कारवाही गर्ने हो भने नेपा...

मतदाताले निर्णय गर्ने बेला

राजन कार्की - स्थानीय निर्वाचनपछि प्रदेश र प्रतिनिधिसभाको निर्वाचनको पहिलो चरण सम्पन्न भएको छ । यो जनादेशले स्वराजको परिकल्पनालाई पूरा गर्नेछ तर यो स्वराजको आवरणमा सुशासन, सेवामुखीलाई सरल सेवा र सरकार छ भन्ने अनुभूति गराउला कि उही मनलागीतन्त्र चलाएर भ्रष्टाचारालाई मलजल नै गर्ला ? यो प्रश्न बढी सान्दर्भिक यसकारण पनि छ कि खर्चालु चुनाव, उमेदवारका तिलस्मी प्रचार र मतदाताका विश्वास र पार्टीकरणले...

FM Spokesman Blasts U.S. for Re-listing DPRK as "Sponsor of Terrorism"

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. re-listed the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism": On November 21, the U.S. made a scene of re-listing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a "state sponsor of terrorism". Following Tr...

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

Andrea Germanos – Common Dreams Reassessing warning issued 25 years ago, the “second notice” to humanity warns of “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss” unless business-as-usual is upended. “Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter publis...

The Climate Emergency: Two Time Scales

John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service 20 Nov 2017 – I am working on a book titled The Climate Emergency: Two Time Scales. A pdf file of a first draft of the book can be freely downloaded HERE. I urge you to download this file and to send the link or file to friends who might be interested. Also, if you have a website, please publish it there. Some...

ICIMOD and NEA Launch Solar Energy System

Excess solar energy will be sent to the national grid and help reduce load shedding in Nepal   Kulman Ghising (left), Managing Director for the Nepal Electricity Authority, and David Molden (right), Director General of ICIMOD cut a red ribbon to inaugurate ICIMOD’s solar energy system.   The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and th...

Kim Jong Un guidance

Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the Sungri Motor Complex which successfully carried out the task for producing new style trucks given by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) by displaying the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. He went round the Sungrisan Revolutionary Museum, the room dedicated to the history of the ...

Afghanistan Opium Production Jumps 87 Per Cent to Record Level – UN Survey

UN News Centre – TRANSCEND Media Service 15 Nov 2017 – A profoundly alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said today in its Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017. “It is high time for the international community and Afg...

Religious Freedom

Huma Yusuf THE State Department recently missed its legal deadline for designating ‘Countries of Particular Concern’, a list of nations that violate religious freedom in a “systematic, ongoing, and egregious” manner. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the body that recommends which countries should be designated, criticised the State Department for t...

India’s Power Dilemma Vs Peace Diplomacy

Syed ASHLEY J Tellis who occupies the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has recently argued that in the current environment a continued dialogue between India and Pakistan will not bring peace in South Asia. He says that the Pakistan Army should also be persuaded to acquiesce to the current territorial and strategic realities involving India and...

With the Rohingya of Myanmar: Haunting Images of the World’s Next Genocide

HUMAN RIGHTS, 13 November 2017 Jerry Adler – Yahoo News 4 Nov 2017 – In Paula Bronstein’s photographs of the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar, there are no shoes. Men, women and children trudge wearily along the embankments of rice paddies, wade muddy rivers, or pick their way across flimsy bridges of lashed-together bamboo poles, all in their bare feet and carrying alm...

Changing the “War No More” Sentiment of Armistice Day to the War-Glorifying Propaganda of Veterans Day

Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service 99 years ago, on 11-11-1918, at precisely 11 am Paris time, a cease-fire (aka “truce” or “armistice”) was agreed to and signed by military negotiators from France, Britain and Germany. The terms of the truce ultimately resulted in the end of the “War to End All Wars” 7 months later when the T...

Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsong Tractor Factory

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Kumsong Tractor Factory which successfully carried out the task for production of new-type tractors, entrusted by the Party, in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. He looked round the room for e...

CPEC worries India

Ahmad - The multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, not only a game changer in Pakistan also for the SAARC region, has raised apprehensions in India. In June 2015, barely two months after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans of investment US$ 46 billion to develop infrastructure and energy projects in Pakistan as part of CPEC. It was unacceptable for India China’s ...

Indian Propaganda on Balochistan

Mohammad -  THE province of Balochistan, constituting 43% of total Pakistani landmass, has been bestowed with tremendous potentials of natural resources with high mountain barriers and a long coastal area. The people of the province are hard working, tough, intelligent and loyal to their motherland. Robert D. Kaplan writes about the Balochistan province of Pakistan as, “One key to i...

Trump's Visit Is Business Trip: DPRK FM Spokesperson

A spokesperson of the DPRK Foreign Ministry Saturday made public the following statement: Trump went on his first tour of Asia since he took office and is bustling about in the surrounding region of our country from the 5th day of this month. His current trip to our surrounding region is a warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence. It...

challenges and opportunities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

PhotoHKH: Capturing Change across the Hindu Kush Himalaya   ...

India is neither secular nor democracy

Mohammad -  SINCE the cold-blooded murder of Burhan-ud-din Wani last July, an unprecedented movement and open rebellion against illegitimate occupation of India has been witnessed in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Indian armed forces continue with its killing spree and a large number of the dead and injured have been youngsters. The pellet guns used by security forces have damaged the faces of ...

Trump: Injudicious policy

PAKISTAN is encountering internal and  external challenges. The transnational  terrorist organizations with the support of Indian intelligence and collusion of local radicalised militant groups target the innocent people of Pakistan. The Eastern and Western neighbours plus the United States have continuously been maligning Pakistan. Ironically, the ruling elite of these states makes P...

Kim Jong Un Inspects March 16 Factory

Pyongyang, November 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the March 16 Factory and set forth the task for its updating. He looked round rooms devoted to the education in revolutionary history and to the history of the factory,...

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