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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,...

The Kennedy Assassination

Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service 28 Oct 2017 – Dear Readers, some of you are pushing me to continue with the Las Vegas shooting story while others are asking to know what to make of the release of files pertaining to President Kennedy’s assassination. I appreciate that you are interested and are unsatisfied with official explanations. My answer is that w...

Micro Insurance: A Critical Need for India’s Poor

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service 27 Oct 2017 – Finance is the cementing force that holds all the pieces of our life together. It enables money to be in the right place, at the right time, and for the right situation. To borrow and save is to move money from the future to the present or from the present to the future. To insure is to move money from a “good” si...

Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, together with Ri Sol Ju, gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory which has turned into a model and standard for the nation's cosmetics factories. After seeing the mosaic of leader Kim Jong Il titled "To Provide Our People with Better Cosmetics," respected Supreme Leader Kim ...

Spokesperson of NSGC of DPRK Slams U.S. Despicable Sanctions

Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the National Sports Guidance Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday issued a press statement. It said: Today, the frantic campaign of sanctions and pressure led by the U.S. against the DPRK is stretching its tentacles deep into the area of sports as well. The U.S. has included various kinds of sports equipment ...

WHY KASHMIRIS OBSERVE OCTOBER 27 AS BLACK DAY

By : Muhammad Raza Malik   Background  October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe it as Black Day. This is the day, when, in 1947, India sent its armed forces to Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Indian Independence Act and Partition Plan and a...

In China, a New Political Era Begins

Matthew Massee | Daily Digests – Other News Bloomberg 20 Oct 2017 – Blending the policies of his predecessors, the Chinese president is trying to liberalize with an iron fist. The world has changed since modern China was founded, and it seems that China, not for the first time, is changing with it. When Mao Zedong established the republic in 1949, having fought a...

India’s Civil Code Tinderbox

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “The increasing tendency towards seeing people in terms of one dominant ‘identity’ (‘this is your duty as an American’, ‘you must commit these acts as a Muslim’, or ‘as a Chinese you should give priority to this national engagement’) is not only an imposition of an external and arbitrary priorit...

Kim Jong Un Visits Modernized Ryuwon Footwear Factory

Date: October 20, 2017 Pyongyang, October 19 (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, together with Ri Sol Ju gave field guidance to the Ryuwon Footwear Factory which has been turned into a model in the country's footwear industry. He went to the ...

Mainstreaming Human Mobility

FB_IMG_1508158870573Experts and policymakers in Pakistan stress the need for a shared understanding of human mobility across national policies on climate change, sustainable development, and disaster risk reduction   Islamabad, 17 October 2017 Increasing human mobility in Pakistan and throughout South Asia has a complex association with other important aspects of development in the region, such a...

We Need Their Voices Today! (17) Albert Einstein

John Scales Avery, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service Introduction This is a collection of biographical sketches showing people whose wise voices from the past can help to guide us today. All of the women and men, brief glimpses of whose lives and ideas are portrayed here, gave a high place to compassion. None of them was a slave to greed. We need their voices today! [Note from TM...

‘Sri Lanka and Myanmar Are Ethnocratic States’ – Dr Maung Zarni

Bashana Abeywardane | Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka – TRANSCEND Media Service Maung Zarni 9 Oct 2017 – ‘Enemy of the State’ screamed the banner headline of a Burmese national newspaper in September, featuring full page photograph of Maung Zarni. More hatred follows, a week later. “These publications are run by a web of cronies, milita...

The Ins And Outs Of It, Here And There

Sunday, October 15, 2017/ @nepalinetbook.com Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and his Naya Shakti barely lasted a week in the new left alliance.  If anything, that record gives some respectability to Pashupati Shamsher Rana’s desire to reunite his faction of the Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) with Kamal Thapa’s group, merely two months after breaking away. As Thapa returned to the cabi...

Is Nepal headed towards a communist state?

http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2017/10/nepal-headed-communist-state-171014095129113.html Subina Shrestha As Nepal woke up this month from the slumber of Dashain holidays, a political bombshell sent alarm bells ringing across the country. Nepal's communist parties announced that they were forming a pan-leftist alliance, a combined communist force that would eventually become Nepal&#3...

Kim Jong Un Makes Congratulatory Visit to Mangyongdae Revolutionary School

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, made a congratulatory visit to Mangyongdae Revolutionary School on its 70th founding anniversary. Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was greeted by Army Major General O Ryong Thaek, rector of the school, and other le...

Kim Jong Un and dprk

Oct. 8, 2017 The Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place in the capital city of Pyongyang on Oct. 7, Juche 106 (2017). Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), guided the meeting. Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee and members of the Central Auditing Commission of ...

चुनाव सार्न प्रधानमन्त्री देउवामाथि अमेरिका र भारतको यस्तो दवाव

रातोपाटी संवाददाता             काठमाडौं– प्रदेशसभा र प्रतिनिधिसभा निर्वाचनको मुखमा तीन प्रमुख दलले बामगठबन्धन बनाएपछि उत्पन्न राजनीतिक परिस्थितिमाथि अहिले नेपालस्थित शक्ति राष्ट्रका कुटनीतिक नियोगहरु निकै सक्रिय देखिएका छन् । दुई ...

ICIMOD awarded Asia Geospatial Leadership Award

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been awarded the Asia Geospatial Leadership Award for Sustainable Community Development in acknowledgement of its long-standing contributions to promoting and using geospatial technologies in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. YB Datuk Ir Haji Hamim Samuri, the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, present...

India’s Microfinance Is Losing Its Soul

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service 9 Oct 2017 – Microfinance — an approach to financial inclusion based on providing small loans and other financial services to poor people, and primarily women-has generated considerable enthusiasm, not just in the development community but also at political levels In the last decade and half microfinance institutions (MFIs) in India ...

India Is Complicit in the Rohingya Suffering

Bela Bhatia – Al Jazeera India, as a member of the international community, must do its bit to safeguard the fundamental rights of the Rohingya. Rohingya refugees stand inside their slum on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, in a photo from 2015. [Tsering Topgyal/AP] 7 Oct 2017 – The stance of the Indian government regarding the Rohingya crisis is a...

Kashmir tragedy: UN’s Horrific Dereliction

By :  Iqbl - KASHMIR conflict has multiple aspects, intertwined in a way that their separation is neither possible technically nor academically. These aspects could be grouped under two broad categories, moral and security related issues. It would be naïve to venture into separating the two on one pretext or the other. Kashmir being predominantly Muslim majority princely state was se...

Cold War then. Cold War now.

William Blum – TRANSCEND Media Service The Anti-Empire Report #151 26 Sep 2017 – The anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias in the American media appears to have no limit. You would think that they would have enough self-awareness and enough journalistic integrity -– just enough -– to be concerned about their image. But it keeps on coming, piled higher and deeper. ...

Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. There may be a fast way to end human violence but, if there is, Gandhi did not know it. Nor do I. Nor does anyone else ...

Myanmar Government Plans to Redevelop Torched Rohingya Villages

Reuters – CBC Radio Canada News Nearly 500,000 People Have Fled to Bangladesh in the Past Month An aerial view shows a burned Rohingya village near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine state, Myanmar. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters) 27 Sep 2017 – Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly h...

Kim Jong Il and His Immortal Exploits in Building Up the WPK

October 8 this year marks the 20th anniversary of election of Kim Jong Il (1942-2011) as the General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Kim Jong Il built up the WPK into an invincible party that achieves only victory in carrying out the cause of socialism, the cause of independence. Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into a powerful body that is ideologically pure and organizationall...

India’s Supreme Court Reins in Cow Vigilantism

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”  — Nelson Mandela 29 Sep 2017 – India has been bedeviled by a spate of gruesome lynchings. And at the epicenter of the country’s violent upheaval is the indolent cow which is considered sacred by ...

Suu Kyi Can’t Ignore the People’s Tribunal

Prothom Alo [Bangladesh] | Editorial – TRANSCEND Media Service Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 19 September, 2017. Photo: Reuters 24 Sep 2017 – The verdict issued by the International People’s Tribunal in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Friday [22 Sep]...

October 4 Declaration and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

From October 2 to 4 in 2007, meetings and talks were held between Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Roh Moo Hyun, president of south Korea. The heads of the north and south signed and published the Declaration for the Improvement of North-South Relations, and Peace and Prosperity, which consists of eight articles. ...

Open Letter of WPK Central Committee to Foreign Political Parties

The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) sent an open letter to political parties of different countries on Sept. 24. In the letter the WPK Central Committee extended friendly greetings to those political parties struggling for peace and security of the world and social development and wellbeing of the peoples. Recalling that the chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Co...

तामाङ समुदायको चेतना र वर्तमान राजनीतिक अवस्था

-लक्ष्मण तामाङ  नेपाली केन्द्रिय विभाग, त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्धालय -  तामाङ युवाहरूले चाहे भने कुनै सिंगो समुदाय हैन राष्ट्रनै परिवर्तन गर्न सक्छ भन्ने उदाहरण भर्खरै सम्पन्न नेपाल आइडलमा पोखरेली युवा बुद्ध लामाको शानदार जितले पुष्टि गरेकोछ । बुद्ध लामाको नेपाल आइडलमा भएको शानदार जितबाट अब तामाङहरूले खुशीयाली मनाउने भन्दा बढी नयाँ पाठ सिक्ने समय आएको छ । निशान भट्टराई र प्रताप दासको भन्द...

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Speech at 72nd Session of UNGA

Let me first congratulate Mr. Miroslav Lajcak on his election as the President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. I am confident that his long experience in public service and international relations will be an asset in successfully guiding this august Assembly to address the imposing challenges of security, development and governance that confront the world today. For over 70 years ...

पीडितलाई आँसु, सत्ताधारीलाई सौख

धर्मरत्न श्रेष्ठ - सत्तारुढ कांग्रेस र माओवादीले भनेजसरी निर्वाचन गराइदिए वापत र आचारसंहितमा कारवाही नगरी प्रदेश र केन्द्रको निर्वाचनलाई समेत ध्यानमा राखेर सिडियो, सुरक्षाकर्मी र कर्मचारीको सेटिङ मिलाउने सुविधा दिएवापत प्रमुख निर्वाचन आयुक्तले गाडी किन्न १२ करोडको निकासा माँगे । देउवा सरकारले चुँ नबोली १२ करोड निकासा दिएर मानों आयुक्तहरुलाई पुरस्कृत नै गरिदिएको छ । निर्वाचन आयोगमा ५ आयुक्त छन...

Buddhist Man Calls for Jews to Help Myanmar’s Rohingya People

Matthew Gindin – The Canadian Jewish News Maung Zarni stands on the train tracks outside of Auschwitz and appeals to the international community to help the Rohingya people. YOUTUBE PHOTO 13 Sep 2017 – In March, London-based Burmese Buddhist and human rights activist Maung Zarni stood on the train tracks outside of Auschwitz and asked his companion to press record o...

World Law to Protect Refugees and Migrants

Rene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service 14 Sep 2017 – On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly held a one-day Summit on «Addressing Large Movements o Refugees and Migrants» and set a new agenda for responding to large movements of people crossing frontiers.  The UN resolution is called The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.  It...

Statement of Chairman of State Affairs Commission of DPRK

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, released a statement on Thursday.   The full text of the statement reads:   The speech made by the U.S. Chief Executive in his maiden appearance on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before ...

Radhika: Unheard Voices of Patriotism in Nepal

Shree Prasad Devkota – TRANSCEND Media Service Another participant of my study was Radhika Thapa (pseudonym) and she is from Mosel 2 Bhatta Gau of Gorkha district. I got to know her with the help of Ram Shrestha (pseudonym) who is a human rights advocator and working for National Human Rights Commission. As told by Ram, he worked at Gorkha district before one year and he became familia...

The US Dilemma

By : Tariq -  The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger.  The US is finding the war in Afghanistan a little too hot for its liking and why not; it was a war that remained in search of strategy and failed to find it. It’s not that I wish to gloat, nor that I want to say ‘I told you so’, but that one is forced to respond when confronted with accusatio...

Human Trafficking in Nepal: A Scenario, Challenges and Way Out

Shree Prasad Devkota and Indra Raj Bhattarai – TRANSCEND Media Service 11 Sep 2017 – Human trafficking is not only a serious concern and challenge for Nepal, it has become a global challenge particularly for developing and least developed countries.  There is a long history of Nepali girls and women trafficked for sexual purpose, exploitation and abuses to India and oth...

Experts convene at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in the region

Policymakers and experts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan stress the need to integrate human mobility in national policies on climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development across the region (Kathmandu, 15 September 2017)  In 2016, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes forced more than 24 million people globally to leave their homes. This level of disaster displacement and environmental migration poses significant regional challenges in the 21st century.   To discuss and address these challenges, a two-day regional workshop ended today at the ICIMOD ...

DPRK FM Categorically Rejects Harshest-ever UNSC’s “Resolution on Sanctions” The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea issued the following report on Wednesday:

The U.S. and its vassal forces have rigged up yet another “resolution on sanctions” harsher than ever against the DPRK at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on September 12 condemning its ICBM mountable H-bomb test as “a threat” to international peace and security. The “resolution” was fabricated by the U.S. employing all sorts of despicable and vi...

काठमाडौंमा सुरु भयो पाकिस्तानी सामानहरुको प्रदर्शन,

 भदौ २८, २०७४ काठमाडौं : पाकिस्तानमा बनेका सामानहरुको प्रदर्शनी 'मेड इन पाकिस्तान' मेला बुधबारदेखि काठमाडौंको त्रिपुरेश्‍वरस्थित वर्ल्ड ट्रेड सेन्टरमा सुरु भएको छ। रावलपिण्डी चेम्बर अफ कमर्शले आयोजना गरेको मेलामा पाकिस्तानमा निर्मित छालाजन्य वस्तु, अन्य कपडा, कस्मेटिक सामान, भाडाहरु लगायत घरेलु प्रयोगमा आउने सामानहरु राखिएको छ। मेलामा भाग लिनको लागि पाकिस्तानबाट ...

DPRK FM Warns U.S. Frantic to Fabricate Harshest Ever “Sanctions Resolution”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released the following statement on Monday: The sanctions and pressure racket of the U.S. to completely obliterate the DPRK’s sovereignty and right to existence is reaching an extremely reckless phase. The U.S. is going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever “sanctions resolution” by ...

The DPRK Is a Superpower

Amid a series of events taking place in the fierce confrontation between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the US, another event is now shaking the world. On September 3, 2017 the DPRK succeeded in the test of H-bomb that could be loaded onto ICBM. The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK said in a statement that the test was aimed at examining and confirming the accuracy and...

Private Sector Engagement for Climate Action in Pakistan

16 Aug 2017      Session on the role of the private sector in climate action in the mountain areas of Pakistan Photo Credit: Hashoo Foundation With the development of a Private Sector Engagement Strategy, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is conducting a series of meetings in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) with potential...

ICIMOD DDG Eklabya Sharma speaks at the 19th Popular Lecture Series hosted by GB Pant Institute in India

18 Jul 2017     Dr Eklabya Sharma, DDG, ICIMOD interacting during the popular lecture session.  In set, Dr P P Dhyani and Dr R C Sundriyal of GBPNIHESD. The GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) in Uttarakhand, India organized the 19th Himalayan Popular Lecture on 12 July 2017. The lecture, titled &lsquo...

Khim Bahadur: An Eye for an Eye in Nepal

Shree Prasad Devkota – TRANSCEND Media Service 30 Aug 2017 – When I met the first participant (Sarada-ten years armed conflict victims children) for my study and shared my purpose then she recommended that Khim Bahadur Kumal (pseudonym) who was from Taranagar VDC ward number eleven of Gorkha, would be another participant. She shared that Khim Bahadur was also under the age o...

Do Sierra Leonean Lives Matter?

Jugal Shah | OpenCanada – TRANSCEND Media Service When events in the US dominate the news, is there still an appetite for political and humanitarian response to crises like the mudslides in Sierra Leone? A man helps a girl cross a log bridge after the flash flood washed away the concrete bridge at Pentagon, in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 18, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ...

बयोधा अस्पतालको असलियत

काठमाडौं । बयोधा अस्पताल बल्खुमा छ र यो अस्पताल सेवाग्राहीसँग बढी पैसा असुल्ने महगो अस्पतालले चिनिन्छ । तर अव विदेशी मुद्रा अपचलन गर्ने अस्पताल भनेर पनि चिनिने भएको छ । जिल्ला अदालतमा परेको एक मुद्दामा बयोधा अस्पताललालाई विदेशी मुद्रा अपचलनमा ४० लाख जरिबाना तोकिदिएपछि बयोधा अस्पताल नाङ्गेझार भएको हो । यो अस्पतालले स्वास्थ्य सामग्रीहरु खरिद गर्ने भनेर विदेशी मुद्रा सटहीको सुविधा लिएको र सो मुद्...

FM Spokesman Rejects “Presidential Statement” of UNSC

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on August 31 as regards the fact that the U.S. and its vassal forces rigged up a “presidential statement” of the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) condemning the intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket launching drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean Peopl...

US Policy — Peace or Instability

By : M. Usan THE wheel comes full circle. After 9/11, it was Bush who was fuming with rage and revenge. His administration gave only one choice to Pakistan with loaded pistol on its head either you are with us or against. If you chose latter, will be bombed to Stone Age. Time was with US. Pakistan had to cave in and consequently suffered immeasurably in blood and goods. Now it is Trump who spo...

Sell-Out Or Buy-In?

Maila Baje- Saturday, August 26, 2017 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba probably expected the ‘sell-out’ slur well before he delivered his constitutional amendment assurance at the joint news conference with his host, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi the other day. If not the constitution, our premier’s critics would have found something else to quibble with. Even before departin...

India’s Muslims at the Crossroads

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 21 August 2017 Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service 18 Aug 2017 – India’s economy is booming but Muslims continue to suffer great economic deprivation. Muslims are the second largest demographic of India, with nearly 14 per cent of the country’s population or roughly 172 million people. Their situation is so dire that, for them, economic r...

‘K’ is for Kashmir

Munir Akram - The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN.   WHILE celebrating the nation’s 70th independence anniversary, we cannot forget that the ‘K’ in Pakistan’s name — Kashmir — is not (yet) part of our country. The men, women and children of India-held Kashmir (IHK) are even now engaged in a heroic David and Goliath struggle for ...

They use ​money to promote Christianity’: Nepal's battle for souls

newsabhiyan Kathamdu, August 18: Ram Maya Sunar had two miscarriages. Then she had a daughter, who died of pneumonia when she was one. “My second child died from tuberculosis at just six months. I’m still haunted by it,” Sunar says, sitting outside her concrete block hut in the village of Thakaldanda, in southern Nepal’s Makwanpur district. When she became pregnant again, S...

Korean Jurists Committee Terms UNSC's "Sanctions Resolution" against DPRK Illegal

The Korean Jurists Committee Thursday issued a statement terming as illegal the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" cooked up by the U.S. by abusing the UN Security Council over its test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14. The U.S. fabricated the unprecedented harsh "sanctions resolution" which categorically cut off normal trade activities and economic exchange of the DPRK, the state...

Next Door Nepal: Delhi’s course correction

Sher Bahadur Deuba, Sushma Swaraj, india nepal relations, sushma swaraj in kathmandu, nepal pm visit india, BIMSTEC, narendra modi, madhesi leaders, Rastriya Janata Party, indian express news, india news Swaraj, who was in Kathmandu to attend the BIMSTEC ministerial-level meeting, spent a substantial part of her two-day visit with Nepali actors including Deuba. The message she tried to convey was India wanted a constructive engagement with Nepal and erase the image of an “external micro-manager”.   Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Pu...

Pledge on 70 Years of Independence by People of Pakistan and India – 15 Aug 2017

 14 August 2017 Mazher Hussain | COVA Network– TRANSCEND Media Service Greetings on the Eve of Pakistan-India Independence — 70 Years! Sharing a Pledge both countries can commit to while organizing Independence Days tomorrow and day after!   Happy Independence Day! Now let us dedicate ourselves to get real Azadi – especially for people of both countries!...

Why Kalapani is crucial and the Chinese threat should not be taken lightly

File photo of a Chinese soldier standing guard on the border with India. Kalapani is a region close to Nepal and the Himalayan country has been staking claim over the disputed territory for years. The region is a 35 square kilometre area in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district under control of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. SS Pangti, retired bureaucrat and an expert on India-Nepal border affairs, said above Kalapani there is no demarcation between Indo-Nepal till China border. This could lead to problems in the coming time.   File photo of a Chinese soldier standing guard on the border with India. Kalapani is a region close to Nepal and the Himalayan country has been staking claim over the disput...

Significance of August for Pakistan

  By : Jamil -    MONTH of August has great significance for Pakistan in two respects. For one Pakistan emerged on the map of the world on August 14, 1947as an independent and a sovereign state. Secondly, Quaid-i-Azam declared that all citizens of the state including minorities would have equal rights and opportunities. Quaid-i-Azam’s speech of August 11, 1...

Experts emphasize climate-resilient and gender-smart agricultural practices and technologies

11 August 2017, Kathmandu11 August 2017, Kathmandu A three-day regional conference on mountain agriculture aimed at drawing out key lessons for uptake across the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) concluded in Kathmandu on August 11.     Hosted by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD), Nepal and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the conference brought more tha...

Statement of DPRK Government

The Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Monday issued a statement over the fact that the U.S. and other hostile forces, terrified at the growth of the DPRK’s state nuclear force in quality and quantity, are steeped in the most intensive sanctions, pressure and provocations against it. The statement says: On August 6, the U.S. framed up “sanctions r...

Millions of Women and Children for Sale for Sex, Slavery, Organs…

Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS Credit: UN in Armenia 28 Jul 2017 – It is happening now. Millions of humans are forced to flee armed conflicts, climate change, inequalities, and extreme poverty. They fall easy prey to traffickers lurking anyone who can be subjected to sexual exploitation, forced labour and even sell their skin and organs. Just as tragically...

64 Questions for the Environmental Conservationists of the World

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service Raising the Question as to Why They Are Not Effectively Addressed Produced on the occasion of Earth Overshoot Day (2 August 2017), namely the date on which humanity’s resource consumption in 2017 exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources in 2017. The date is nearly a week earlier...

Rise of Saffron Terrorists in Indian Polity

By : Saad  While, the ideology of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism) is the genesis of Hindu terrorism, having co-relationship with it, the main fault lines of India’s politics is based upon the discriminatory system of c1aste and religion. These trends in Indian politics have become the staging ground for all the national movements and wars of liberation. Indian anti-Muslim  approac...

संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघ एवं विश्व महाशक्तिहरूलाई पनि सोच्न बाध्य बनाउँने स्व:राजा वीरेन्द्रको व्यक्तित्व !

-युवराज गौतम  राजा वीरेन्द्रको आँसु र खुसी – नारायणहिटी दरबारमा भएको हत्याकाण्ड (२०५८ जेठ १९) अत्यन्त पीडादायक घटना थियो । सो घटनामा मारिएका राजा वीरेन्द्र पृथ्वीनारायण शाहका वंशज, राजा त्रिभुवनका नाति र राजा महेन्द्रका सुपुत्र मात्र थिएनन्, आफ्नो कालखण्डमा संसारमै अत्यन्त सम्मानित, विशिष्ट राजनेता (स्टेट्सम्यान) मध्ये एक थिए । अमेरिका, चीन, सोभियत संघ, फ्रान्स, जर्मनी, ब्रिट...

The US Mainland Comes within the Range of the DPRK’s Missiles

On July 28 the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducted the second test-firing of its ICBM Hwasong 14, to the horror of the US. Obviously, the whole of the US mainland comes within the range of the former’s missiles. For the simulation of its maximum range, the missile was test-fired based on vertical launch technology. It climbed along the flight track up t...

The Outcome of the DPRK-US Nuclear Showdown

The fierce nuclear showdown between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America is coming to an end in front of the eyes of the world. The US has been driven into a tight corner by a series of measures the DPRK has adopted according to its own nuclear programme since the outset of last year–its first H-bomb test, the test-firing of th...

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Former US Defense Secretary Perry once said: We must not view north Korea as we want but see it as it is. Over the past decades the US has adopted policies in anticipation of the country’s collapse, and now they prove to be a failure. The US should negotiate with it to reduce the danger of its nuclear weapons that can reach the US mainland. This speech attracted the worl...

संविधानले नयाँ राष्ट्र जन्माउन सक्दैन

राजन कार्की-  संविधान राष्ट्र चलाउने बिधि हो, राष्ट्र जन्माउने कोख होइन । नयाँ संविधानले नयाा राष्ट्र जन्माउँछ भन्ने सपना देख्नेहरु नयाँ संविधानलाई अर्को राष्ट्र जन्माउने कोख शिद्ध गर्न लागिपरेका छन् । यस्ता अतिवादी सोच राख्नेहरुलाई विदेशी लाउने काठहरुले सघाइरहेको पनि देख्न बुझ्न सकिन्छ । यदि हुँदा पनि हाम्रा शासक, प्रशासकहरु सचेत छैनन् र सन्यासो कस्न सक्दैनन् भने यिनीहरुलाई हिलोको किलो...

Kim Jong Un Guides Second Test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14

Pyongyang, July 29 (KCNA) -- The second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 was successfully carried out at night of July 28, Juche 106 (2017) under the supervision of 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. Kim Jong Un guided the test-fire on the spot. He, who ...

July 27: V Day for the DPRK

On July 27, 1953, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea emerged victorious in the Korean war. Victorious July 27 When the US unleashed the Korean war, few believed that it would end with the defeat of the US, which was a victor in the Second World War and had emerged as the leader of the imperialist forces. And no one believed that the two-year-old DPRK would win the war. It wa...

नेपाल टुक्य्राउने भारतको ‘गेम प्लान’बारे पाकिस्तानमा मृत्युदण्ड पाएका ‘रअ’को एजेन्टको बयान

swaviman~8 prabin.indd पाकिस्तानमा मृत्युदण्डको सजाय पाएका ‘रअ’को एजेन्ट जसले आफुलाई भारतले नेपाल टुक्य्राउने जिम्मा दिएको दावी गरेका छन नेपालमा भारतको सूक्ष्म व्यवस्थापनको चर्चा, भारतको खुफिया एजेन्सी ‘रअ’का पूर्वअधिकारी आरके यादवको पुस्तक ‘मिसन रअ’मार्फत तराई टुक्र्याउने योजना सार्वजनिक हुनु र स्वतन्त्र मधेशका लागि चलाइएको अभियानले तीव्रता पाउनु संयोग जस्तै देखिए प...

Dreary Dance Of The Bit Players

Sunday, July 16, 2017 It took less than a year for skeptics of the viability of a reunited Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to exude a vigorous sense of vindication. Senior leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana has taken strong exception to party chairman Kamal Thapa’s decision to appoint 42 central committee members “without holding consultation”. Thapa, with no less defiance, res...

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Timely and Correct

The foreign funded terrorist's attacks in Charsadda, Sehwan, Lahore and other places have once again shown that the war on terror is not over and that we need to fight back. In the face of escalating terrorism Pakistan has  launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, which is a nation wide operation that includes broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuati...

Kasahmir Martyrdom Day

By Dr M. Khan - At the global level, the 20th Century is marked by massive movements against colonial rule(s). Among others, the people of Sub-continent also started their demand for the end of British Colonial rule. The people of Jammu and Kashmir, however, had two-fold colonialism imposed over them; a tyrant Dogra Rule and a discriminatory British Colonialism. For a long, Kashmiris were cove...

राजा फालेको बादशाही फूर्तिले देश बन्दैन

राजन कार्की - एउटा सबल राष्ट्रमा हुनुपर्ने पद्धति, नियम, कानुन, साधन, स्रोत सबैचिज छ, तैपनि राष्ट्रमा असफलता बाहेक केही देखिदैन । किन ? सक्षम हुनुपर्ने नेतृत्व असक्षम भएरै हो ? नेतृत्वमा हुनुपर्ने विशेषताहरुको अभाव भएकै कारणले राष्ट्र यसरी असक्षम भएर रहनुपर्ने हो त ? अव पनि नागरिकले उत्तर खोजेनन् भने अवेर हुनेछ र उत्तर होइन, स्वाधीनता गुमाउनु पर्ने स्थितिमा पुग्नेछन् । भाग्य बनाउन भनेर...

Former PM Bhattarai Announces Agitation Against Chinese Company

Former Prime Minister and former Maoist ideologue Dr Baburam Bhattarai announced that he will launch street agitation demanding to scrap hydropower development agreement with Chinese Company Former Prime Minister and  former Maoist ideologue Dr Baburam Bhattarai announced that he will launch street agitation demanding to scrap hydropower development agreement with Chinese Compan...

India’s Real Problem Lies In Its Bhutan Policy, Not The Border

Indeed, most Indians were not fully aware about Indo-Bhutanese propinquity until critics cried shrilly over the crisis that erupted in the summer 2013 and put India’s “carefully nurtured and fostered” relations with Bhutan under major strain   BY P. STOBDAN Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan in 1972, to dr...

The Subversion of India’s Pluralist Legacy

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell 17 Jul 2017 – Too much of the thinking about Muslim rulers is now being shaped along predictable, clichéd lines. This is true of all shades of opinion, perception and scholarship. T...

FM Spokesman on UNSC “Resolution on Sanctions”

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(DPRK) gave the following answer to the question raised by the KCNA on July 14 as regards the fact that the U.S. is attempting to rig up another “sanctions resolution” against the DPRK, branding its successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 as a “g...

लेन्डुपहरूलाई घाँडो भएको राष्ट्रवाद

डा. बद्रीविशाल पोखरेल :नेपाली लेन्डुपहरू संविधान संशोधनको फेरि बहाना बनाउन थालेका छन् । उनीहरू दुईतिहाई सभासद्हरूको फैसलाबाट सदियौँदेखि अखण्ड, स्वाधीन, अविभाज्य विश्वको एक मात्र ऐतिहासिक, सांस्कृतिक, प्राकृतिक वैभवशाली यो देशको अस्तित्व धरापमा पार्न कसम खाएर लागिपरेका छन् । नेपाली जनता नै यस देशका पालक, रक्षक र संरक्षक हुन् । तर लेन्डुपहरू केही करोडको लोभमा पारेर भए पनि के...

G20: 30 Questions for the Counter-terrorism Experts of the World

Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service Raising the Question as to Why They Are Not Effectively Addressed 8 Jul 2017 – Written on the occasion of the G20 Summit (Hamburg, July 2017) at which both terrorism and migration are prominent agenda items. Commentary on migration is made separately (Anticipating Future Migration into Euro...

"Wani", a Symbol of Kashmir Struggle

By : Reema-  On 8th of July, 2017 Burhan Wani’s first death anniversary will be expressed throughout Kashmir as a symbol of youth gallantry and protest against Indian oppression. Over the last year Burhan Wani’s name has become a symbol of Kashmiri passion and struggle for freedom. Wani passed away but left a strong missive to the adversaries and a vigil for Kashmiri youth...

Statement of DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman

  A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday released a statement as regards the fact that the U.S. is pulling up the DPRK over the successful test-fire of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14. The statement said: On July 4, the DPRK successfully carried out the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 which stands for the final gate to co...

Chinese media calls for Sikkim’s ‘independence’, scrapping of ‘unfair’ Bhutan treaties

Border standoff China continues to raise the stakes in the border standoff with India with an official media calling for Sikkim’s ‘independence’. Hindustan Times, Beijing Chinese soldiers at Nathu La (pass) in Sikkim.(HT FILE PHOTO)                 Amid the Sino-India border standoff,...

Sri Lanka hosts meeting of minds on the Indus Basin

Experts identify key steps to strengthen knowledge on climate change and other water-related challenges  Colombo, Sri Lanka (6 July 2017) – Sri Lanka hosted a ground-breaking meeting to strengthen knowledge and support collective efforts on tackling climate change adaptation and other water-related challenges in the Indus Basin, home to more than 300 milli...

The Missed Bus

Khagendra N Sharma Knsad66@yahoo.com Every political element gained from the two phases of the local level election, but the RashtriyaJanata Party (RJP) lost the greatest opportunity to gain back the trust of the people they claim to represent. The second phase was specially designed to facilitate the participation of the RJP by postponing the election dates not once but three times. Two ...

They Kill Children, Massacre Civilians, Use Slave Labour and Human Shields, and Are Trained by Britain

Mark Farmaner – HuffPost UK Nine-year old Ganga Burman, a child labourer, breaks stones on the banks of river Balason on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri June 12, 2009. The International Labour Organization (ILO) celebrates World Day Against Child Labour on Jun 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA SOCIETY) 28 Jun 2017 – A shocking new repo...

Kashmir is Boiling Again

By : Jmil FOR the last seven decades, the terrible massacre of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir continues unabatedly. The catastrophe is big enough to move any conscious human being; but unfortunately the apathy and insensitivity of international community has encouraged India to perpetrate atrocities on the people of Kashmir in violations of universally accepted human rights. Not that int...

Bangladesh Cardinal Defends Rights of Rohingya Refugees

Nirmala Carvalho | Crux – TRANSCEND Media Service Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are considered to be among the world’s most persecuted peoples, subject to what the UN calls “crimes against humanity” and hundreds of thousands are now refugees in neighboring Bangladesh, where Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario is defending their right to “dignity.” Europe...

India, Losing ‘Illegitimate’ Control on Kashmir

By: Sajd Despite the continued sieges and prolonged curfews, including arrests and detentions of the Kashmir leaders, since July 8, 2016, Indian security forces have martyred more than 250 innocent persons in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), who have been protesting against the martyrdom of Burhan Wani and for liberation of their land.  With the acceleration of the new Intifada, Indian...

Finding Our Way Through The Stars

Sunday, June 18, 2017 If you listen to his critics, the ‘incompetent’ tag bestowed twice on Sher Bahadur Deuba over the last decade and a half is closing in on him early in his fourth innings as prime minister. Yet the man remains visibly undaunted. The opposition, led by the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML), was quick to pounce on Deuba’s decision...

How did a Nepali woman in Mumbai get Aadhar card issued in her name?

By Asif Rizvi | Mumbai | Posted 15-Jun-2017TTER Aadhar card project exposed after Nepali woman flashes card as ID proof at Mumbai airport. The woman, who lived in Kalyan since 2009, claimed she didn’t know it is issued to only Indian residents In May, three Pakistani nationals were caught by the CBI after they procured Aadhaar cards for just R100 each. Representat...

India is Nepal's old Best-friend

ARUN BUDHATHOKI Thursday, June 15,2017 In a recently published article in ‘The Hindu Business Line’ entitled 'China is Nepal's new best friend', the author suggests India deploy its Hindu card to regain the waning friendship and control in Nepal. The author accepts India's shortcomings in its treatment in Nepal but the fact that Nepali leaders decided to opt ...

Japan’s Terrible Anti-Terror Law Just Made ‘The Minority Report’ Reality

Jake Adelstein – The Daily Beast Abe government makes even pondering crimes cause for arrest, with a U.N.-condemned ‘anti-terrorism’ law that hits mushroom-hunters and music teachers, but not actual terrorists. Toru Hana/Reuters 15 Jun 2017 – On Thursday morning, Japan’s deceptively dubbed “anti-terrorism” bill was steamrolled into l...

In Kashmir, India is witnessing its Gen. Dyer mome

By Partha Chatterjee There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir. “It was my duty – my horrible, dirty duty,” the general explained. “I had the choice of carrying out a very distasteful and horrible duty...

China’s growing footprint in Nepal is a concern for India

As the Kathmandu elite, then led by UML prime minister K P Oli, cosied up to the Chinese during the blockade, India watched uncomfortably. Written by Jyoti Malhotra | Updated: June 16, 2017 9:39 am Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba smiles as he arrives for his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal June 7, 2017. Reut...

Kim Jong Il and the Workers’ Party of Korea

Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, started working at its Central Committee on June 19, 1964. It was an event of great significance in strengthening and developing the WPK. Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into an integral whole steadfast in ideology and into the one which achieved definite unity and cohesion of its ranks. He had the W...

Everest Green Cleaning Mount Everest

Yves Carmona First, I want to pay tributes to my fellow French people and their Sherpa friends, who have organized an ambitious expedition to clean Mount Sagarmatha. Sagarmatha is the pride of Nepal and hundreds of climbers are trying summit it this year. We know it is a dangerous sport, so the climbers who attempt it are certainly bold people. But Gérard Clermidy and his friends a...

India, Pakistan to Join Shanghai [SCO] Pact

ASIA & THE PACIFIC, 12 June 2017 Anadolu Agency - Yeni Şafak Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev makes announcement prior to Heads of State Council meeting in Astana. SCO Foreign Ministers meeting in Astana 7 Jun 2017 – India and Pakistan are expected to become members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said t...

Remembering the Massacre of Sikhs in June of 1984

Gunisha Kaur, Simran Jeet Singh -   During the first week of June, Sikhs around the world commemorate a recent historical event: Operation Bluestar of 1984, a government-sanctioned military operation that resulted in countless casualties and the destruction of one of the most historically significant gurduaras, the Darbar Sahib of Amritsar (i.e., The Golden Temple).  Sikhs constitut...

In Kashmir, India Is Witnessing Its General Dyer Moment

By  : Partha Chatterjee :  There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir. Farooq Ahmad Dar being used as a human shield. Credit: Video screengrab “It was my duty – my horrible, dirty duty,” the ...

Next Door Nepal: New leader, old politics

PM Deuba, Sher Bahadur Deuba, nepal new PM, prachanda resign, dahal deuba, nepal congress, nepal politics, indian express news, india news, indian express opinion Yubaraj Ghimire | Published:June 12, 2017 12:00 am Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.  A leadership change on expected lines is hardly likely to arouse expectations. In that sense, Nepal’s new prime minister, 72-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba, should consider himself lucky. He replaced Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while ...

भारतीय सञ्चारमाध्यम भन्छन् – ‘भारत समर्थित’ देउवा नेपालका प्रधानमन्त्री

काठमाडौं,२४ जेठ – भारतीय सञ्चारमाध्यमले ‘भारत समर्थित’ शेरबहादुर देउवा नेपालका प्रधानमन्त्री भएको भन्दै उनको कार्यकालमा नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्ध थप बलियो हुने बताएका छन् । प्रधानमन्त्री पुष्पकमल दाहालले पूर्व समझदारी अनुरुपनै राजिनामा गरेर देउवालाई प्रधानमन्त्री बन्न बाटो खुला गरेको उल्लेख गर्दै नयाँदिल्लीस्थित मिडियाले देउवाले पनि दाहालले जस्तै मधेशीका मुद्दालाई सम्...

May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation

Rowena Mason and Vikram Dodd Tuesday 6 June 2017 20.35 BSTFirst published on Tuesday 6 June 2017 19.29 BST Theresa May has declared she is prepared to rip up human rights laws to impose new restrictions on terror suspects, as she sought to gain control over the security agenda just 36 hours before the polls open. The prime minister said s...

Kim Jong Un's Speech

Pyongyang, June 7 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme LeaderKim Jong Un made a speech "Let KCU Members Become True Sons and Daughters, Young Revolutionaries, of the Socialist Country" at the Eighth Congress of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) on June 6, Juche 106 (2017). The following is the full text of his speech: Dear delegates of the Korean Children's Union, Dear membe...

Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Denounces U.S. for Withdrawing from Paris Agreement

Pyongyang, June 6 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on June 6 as regards the Trump administration's announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement (on climate change): On June 1, Trump officially announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement asserting that the agreement is not fair to...

World Environment Day 2017: Connecting people to nature

“Connecting people to nature”, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, encourages us to explore relationships between humans and nature, and understand the invaluable support nature lends to human well-being and prosperity.  Every year, World Environment Day is marked on June 5 around the world to celebrate nature and its importance to human survival, and raise awareness on t...

India Needs to Focus on Its Development Warriors

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “There is no limit to what a man can do or how far he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” — Robert Woodruff , Coca Cola CEO 1926 -1954 5 Jun 2017 – India spends more on programmes for the poor than most developing countries but is not getting the expected dividends that significant public expend...

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangso Mineral Water Factory

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the Kangso Mineral Water Factory. After being briefed on the factory before a map showing its panoramic view and a mineral water production diagram, he went round the monument to the field guidance of the peerlessly great persons of Mt Paektu to the factory, the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated ...

Delhi’s signal to the Madhes front marks a course correction

Nepal crisis, Nepal, Madhesis, Indian express Written by Yubaraj Ghimire | Updated: June 5, 2017 12:07 am n the few weeks preceding his resignation as prime minister and as “caretaker” executive head, the one message Pushpa Kamal Dahal has tried to send out is that he is not “India’s man”. His government took a series of decisions that have significant political import...

Knowing The Deubas We Know

Sunday, June 04, 2017 With Sher Bahadur Deuba set to embark on his fourth term as prime minister, it might be enlightening to review the Nepali Congress luminary’s chequered political history for pointers to the future. During his first term as head of government in 1995-96, Deuba projected himself as a consensus builder. Atop Nepal’s first experiment in coalition governance, he l...

India’s Human Shield controversy

By :  M. Hal - THE footage of a Kashmiri male strapped to the bonnet of an Indian Army jeep triggered a controversy last month. Human rights activist declared the act as cowardly stating that the Kashmiri was subjected to inhuman treatment. While following an inquiry, India’s Army Chief General Bipin Rawat praised the perpetrator of the act Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi and nominated him...

Bhutan, India, and Nepal to strengthen regional cooperation through tourism in the Kangchenjunga Landscape

26 May 2017     Group photograph of some of the delegates with ICIMOD staff  High level delegates from the governments of Bhutan, India, and Nepal emphasized the need for regional cooperation on strengthening the potential and benefits of tourism in the Kangchenjunga landscape.  A regional policy dialogue, ‘Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage for Susta...

Indian Establishment Lauds Military’s Use of Kashmiri Youth as “Human Shield”

Wasantha Rupasinghe | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service 24 May 2017 – Indian army head General Bipin Rawat has awarded a commendation to the officer who gained national notoriety last month for ordering a Kashmiri youth tied to the hood of a jeep as a “human shield.” The honor is part of a full-throated establishment campaign in defence of Major Nitin Leetul Gogo...

Nepal: Are the Supreme Court and Parliament still on collision course?

 sushila karki, nepal, sushila karki impeachment, nepal crisis, nepal chief justice sushila karki, nepal news, indian express Legislators accuse Karki of playing 'favouritism' in constituting the bench for this issue, and fast tracking it while a similar case is pending before the court for the past three years.   Written by Yubaraj Ghimire |  Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sushila Karki, right, and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ...

ICJ Legitimizing Terrorism!

 By : Bhatt -  ICJ staying the death sentence in indecent haste of Kalbushan Yadav, a serving Indian Naval Officer arrested in Pakistan’s Baluchistan Province carrying another fake passport with a Muslim name of Mubarak Husain Patel, without ascertaining whether the accused was entitled to relief on humanitarian grounds as an ordinary citizen arrested crossing over by default, ...

Prachanda lived up to some expectations in Nepal, but his successor faces a tougher fight

Prachanda lived up to some expectations in Nepal, but his successor faces a tougher fightThe key issue of amending the constitution to meet the demands of agitating madhesis and other groups remains unadressed.   Bikash Karki/AFP, May 25, 2017    hen former Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal or Prachanda stepped down as prime minister of Nepal on Wednesday, ending his 10-month rule, it was a smooth, non-dramatic affair. This was in sharp co...

Truth Has Become Un-American

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Those of us who have exited The Matrix are concerned that there are no checks on Washington’s use of nuclear weapons in the interest of US hegemony over the world. Washington and Israel are the threats to peace. Washington demands world hegemony, and Israel demands hegemony in the Middle East. There are two countries that stand in the way of W...

14 The Indian Armed Forces: A Fate Worse Than Death

May 22, 2017 The burning and the destruction of Kashmir, which is rightly called the “Abandoned Heart and Soul of Dead India”, both spiritually as well as materially, started at least a century before we got “independence”. This process was initiated by the British and then perpetuated by the British-installed puppet Dogra Kings and subsequently perfected by both th...

India, China and the ironies of Maoism

NIRANJAN SAHOO   ·         This brings one to ponder how an ideology that has long lost its appeal among the Chinese masses and often been demonised as “catastrophic” and “obsolete” by the subsequent regimes in China and even among strong ideologues of the Communist Party retains ideological a...

UN Peacekeepers: Keeping the Peace or Preventing It?

THE UNITED NATIONS, 8 May 2017 Nimmi Gowrinathan and Kate Cronin-Furman – Al Jazeera The UN peacekeepers’ capacity to commit rape with impunity undermines prospects for sustainable peace around the world. In 2007, more than 100 Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops were sent back to their home country from Haiti in disgrace as a result of sexual abuse allegations, write Gowrin...

Khar’s experimentation with Himalayan nettle brings recognition

The residents of Khar have incorporated sustainable harvesting and processing techniques in their Himalayan nettle production chain. Today, Khar is on its way to become a nettle fibre production hubCredit: Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD  Lipy Adhikari   Tuesday 16 May 2017     Himalayan nettle, a fibre-yielding plant, has become an important livelihood option for people living in the remote mountainous villages of the Hindu Kush Himalaya     Nature never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the only source of livelihood opp...

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

- Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity and tourism linkages Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species found in the Karakoram, Hindu Ku...

A great wall of paranoia

Zorawar Daulet Singh   As China pushes ahead with B&RI, India must reconcile geopolitical interests with wider developmental goals In a consequential development over the past week, India decided to stake out a clear position of defiance against the Belt & Road Initiative (B&RI), an ambitious Chinese idea that seeks to reshape the Eurasian geo-economic space....

Japan Slammed for Fueling U.S. Saber-Rattling

 Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- The Institute for Asian Studies of the DPRK Institute for International Studies issued an article Tuesday to denounce the Japanese reactionaries for working with bloodshot eyes to render the situation on the Korean peninsula extremely tense and attain their sinister intention by giving a shot in the arm of the U.S. in its reckless moves to provoke a war against...

Rejects Press Statement of UNSC

   Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Tuesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the successful test-fire of ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12:     The successful test-fire of Hwasong-12 is of great and special significance in ensuring peace and stability i...

India’s Illegitimate Stance on Kashmir

By : Dar PEOPLE of Indian Occupied Kashmir are being humiliated, tortured, injured and even killed with impunity by the brutal Indian occupying forces. What crime have they committed? Is asking for the promises to be fulfilled a crime? The promise of right of self determination was made to them by the Indian leadership (both Mr Nehru and Lord Mountbatten) and the world (UN Security Council) du...

Don’t want to upset India but we can’t ignore OBOR: Nepal envoy

Sachin Parashar Justifying its decision to officially join China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project despite opposition from India, Nepal has said that it cannot ignore China as the latter is not just an economic powerhouse but also its neighbour. Talking to TOI, Nepal's ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya said India reservations to OBOR were mostly about the China Pakistan Econo...

DPRK Warns U.S., S. Korean Intelligence Agencies of Merciless Punishment : Ministry of State Security

The Ministry of State Security of the DPRK released the following statement Friday: The last-ditch effort of the hostile forces, taken aback by the strong spirit of the DPRK dashing toward the final victory of the cause of Juche revolution, has gone beyond the limits after reaching the extreme phase. The recent hysteria about "beheading operation" and "preemptive attack&quo...

Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason: They Remember the Korean War

Mehdi Hasan – The Intercept Leia em português ⟶ U.S. troops bring in North Korean prisoners of war, Oct. 7, 1950. Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images 3 May 2017 – “Why do they hate us?” It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. These days, however...

Thank You, Ms. Pelosi, But…

Maila Baje -  Sunday, May 07, 2017. Terms like resignation, impeachment and restoration are swirling around us and yet the United States believes it can take a leaf from Nepal's constitution.  Since it’s former US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelosi who made that remark in Kathmandu the other day, you can take it with a pinch – nay, a fistful – of sa...

Kulbhushan Conviction and Disappearance of Pak Citizen

By : K Bozdar SINCE the Indian Navy officer, Kulbhushan Yadav was given capital punishment by Field General Court Martial under Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act, Indo-Pak relations have been plunged. Yadav could appeal against capital punishment to Pakistan’s Supreme Court within 60 days. He was indicted for secret activities, sabotaging and espionage. Yadav had admitted be...

Institute for American Studies of DPRK Foreign Ministry Condemns U.S. ICBM Test-fires

 Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:     The U.S. carried out inter-continental ballistic missile test-fire on May 3 in the wake of the one on April 26 at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the extremely dangerous phase due...

Trouble in court

MCD elections, MCD polls, delhi elections, municipal corporation delhi, aap, aam aadmi party, BJP won, MCD elections result, indian express news. editorial Current face-off between the executive and the judiciary in Nepal will further erode the credibility of both institutions   By: Editorial | Published:May 3, 2017 12:05 am At the root of the crisis is the politicisation of the judiciary, to which both the political parties and the judges have contributed. The move to impeach Sushila K...

DPRK Will Bolster Nuclear Deterrence at Maximum Speed: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement Monday said that the touch-and-go situation, created on the Korean peninsula due to the U.S. DPRK-targeted joint military exercises for aggression and the military threat, has left a serious lesson.     The confrontation between the DPRK and the U.S. has lasted for more than half a ...

Indigenous Peoples – Best Allies or Worst Enemies? INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, 1 May 2017 Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS Credit: FAO 25 Apr 2017 – It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world’s war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as co...

When the US Bombs It is Rational, When Others Do So It is Terrorism

VIJAY PRASHAD Wednesday, April 26,2017 HARTFORD: A few years ago, I asked a retired Iraqi Air Force officer what it felt like to be bombed periodically by the United States in the 1990s. Whenever US President Bill Clinton felt irritated, I joked, he seemed to bomb Iraq. The officer, a distinguished man with a long career serving a military whose political leadership he despised, smiled....

Water as Human Right in the HKH and Beyond

Water is always a central concern for us here at ICIMOD, and I’d like to share with you three recent opportunities we had to focus on its importance: through a first of its kind training in Afghanistan on mapping and monitoring glaciers, through the celebration of World Water Day on 22 March, and through the Human Right to Water Declaration signed in Rome by Pope Francis and water exp...

U.S. Muscle-flexing Can Never Browbeat DPRK:

Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement on Friday:     The situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region has reached an extremely dangerous phase due to the mad-cap nuclear war provocations of the U.S. to violate the sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK at any cost.    &nbs...

Korea: Challenge and Response

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service 24 Apr 2017 – As the professor of economics Milton Friedman wrote “Only a crisis — actual or perceived —produces real change.  When the crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.  That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing p...

Why Is Trump Fighting ISIS in Syria?

Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times 12 Apr 2017 – The Trump foreign policy team has been all over the map on what to do next in Syria — topple the regime, intensify aid to rebels, respond to any new attacks on innocent civilians. But when pressed, there is one idea everyone on the team seems to agree on: “The defeat of ISIS,” as Secretary...

Spokesman for Korean Jurists Committee Hits out at U.S. Missile Attack on Syria

The U.S. should be punished according to international law as its military attack on Syria was an undisguised act of aggression and war crime, says a spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee in a statement on Friday.     Recalling that the U.S. attacked an airbase of the army of the Syrian government with dozens of cruise missiles on March 7 under the absurd pretext of ...

Indian Reaction Over Kulbhushan Death Sentence

By : Dr M Khn - AFTER the announcement of death sentence to Indian spymaster, Kulbhushan Yadav by the Military Court of Pakistan Army, the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj cautioned Pakistan for the consequences. In her statement she said, “I would caution the Pakistani govt to consider consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter.” She a...

Nostalgia for Monarchy, in Nepal's Turbulent Times

16 April 2017, Anirban R Banerjee  Whether the Nepalese want the palace back, is a matter to be resolved among themselves. What India requires to do, is to step u1p its efforts to assist the people of the Himalayan kingdom to realise their shattered dreams It’s time for India to redefine its Nepal policy, correct the mistake of the previous Congress-led UPA (backed by the Left) pla...

Cross signals across the Himalayas

  M. K. Narayanan  APRIL 15, 2017 00:02 IST The 17th century Buddhist monastery perched on top of and surrounded by high mountains shrouded in cloud in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. This monastery is home to some 500 monks and novices and is also the centre of religious and cultural life for Buddhists in the region of western Arunachal Pradesh.     ...

India scripts its own sequel of Kulbhushan episode

 Apr 11, 2017  Courtesy- International Daily Mail — Kidnaps an ex officer of Pakistan army from Nepal — Retired Pak Army Colonel was invited by a dubious firm on internet for job interview in Nepal — Lt. Col (rtd)  Muhammad Habib trapped by RAW through a  fake British firm in a pre-planned  cyber operation — RAW runs its cyber ...

IPCC presents findings and activities in Nepal

2017/08/PR 10 April 2017 KATHMANDU, April 10 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, will present its findings with a focus on South Asia at a regional outreach event in Kathmandu on 11-13 April 2017.    It will also present its work programme for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cycle at t...

Mystery as retired army officer goes ‘missing’ in Nepal

Retired Lt Col Mohammad Habib. ─Photo courtesy of author Retired Lt Col Mohammad Habib. ─Photo courtesy of author ISLAMABAD: A retired Pakistan Army officer has mysteriously gone missing while visiting Nepal for a job interview. The officer, identified as retired Lt Col Mohammad Habib, has been untraceable since Thursday (April 6) from Lumbini, a Nepalese town near the Indian border and a Buddhist pilgrimage site, soon aft...

Establishment of SAARC human rights Mechanism

South Asia is a complex region given its varied commonalities and diversities. The idea of SAARC as a leading regional forum has highlighted the need and urgency to learn and work with ideas coming across the boundary of the member nations. SAARC, like the practices in other regions has been trying to find answers to regional challenges in their shared customs, values, cultures and practices. O...

Nepal set to hop on China’s Silk Road, whatever India thinks

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (left) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on March 27. Photo: Reuters / Lintao   ZhangBy SALMAN RAFI SHEIKH MARCH 29, 2017 1:48 PM (UTC+8)       214 17 Having previously been almost entirely dependent on India for its trade, Nepal is slowly, but surely, coming out of decades of economic isolation. Like other regional countries, it is reaching out to China, another immediate neighbour, to strengthen economic relations, and is keen...

Raja Mandala: Neighbourhood defence

New Delhi is waking up to China’s growing relations with India’s neighbours. Written by C. Raja Mohan | Published:March 28, 2017 12:00 am What we see today is the geographic expansion of the Chinese defence profile way beyond Pakistan to cover India’s other neighbours in South Asia and the Indian Ocean. India’s plans to sign agreements on defence cooperation with Bang...

Vipin spills the beans

Zamir Akram former Ambassador of Pakistan. By all accounts Vipin Narang is an outstanding scholar at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) specialising in South Asian strategic issues. At a recent conference on Nuclear Policy hosted by Washington’s Carnegie Endowment this Indian-American academic spilled the beans about the true nature of Indian nuclear doctrine by...

The rootcause of the escalatingtension on the Korean Peninsula and the danger and the injustice of the US hostile policy towards the DPRK

April1,2017 (Essay of Kim KwangHak, Researcher of the IFAS of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK) In his report to the 7th Party Congress of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) the Respected Supreme Comrade Kim Jong Un, the Chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea, said as follows: “Over the last 60 or so years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement the Unite...

China’s Growing Military Ties With Nepal – Analysis

 April 2, 2017 IDSA  0 Comment Banagladesh, China, Foreign Policy, India, Military, Nepal, Pakistan, South Asia By IDSA The Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor General Chang Wanquan undertook a three-day official visit to Kathmandu from March 23 to 25, 2017. Chang led a 19-member high-level military delegation to...

India Needs to Move Beyond Hubris

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope 3 Apr 2017 – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi   now stands on the cusp of   ne...

Slaves

Baher Kamal |Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter of the past—it still there, with estimated 21 million victims of forced labour and extreme exploitation ar...

University of Terror

Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom – TRANSCEND Media Service 1 Apr 2017 – Some days ago, a man committed an act of terrorism in the center of London, a city I love. He ran over several persons on Westminster Bridge, stabbed a policeman to death and approached the doors of Parliament, where he was shot dead. All this in the shadow of the tower of Big Ben, an irresistible photographi...

3 News with KPA General Staff Warns U.S., S. Korean Forces of "Special Operation"

Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces are busy staging madcap joint military drills for aggression with more than 300 000 troops, U.S. nuclear carrier Carl Vinson and B-1B and other nuclear strategic assets involved.     The on-going saber-rattling under the simulated conditions of an actual war assumes more serious nature ...

No Water, No Life – Don’t Waste It!

Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS This story is part of IPS coverage of World Water Day, observed on March 22 Pastoralists in the Ufeyn region of Puntland are walking further and further to find water for their livestock. Credit: @WFP/K Dhanji 21 Mar 2017 – During the final exams of Spanish official high school of journalists, a student was asked by the panel...

These Two Rivers Were Just Given the Same Legal Rights as Humans in India

21 Mar 2017 – While the U.S. makes it easier for coal companies to dump mining waste into streams and waterways, other countries are acknowledging the importance of water and granting personhood to these precious resources. The High Court of the Indian state of Uttarakhand ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries are “legal and living...

'Why Waste Water?'

http://www.icimod.org/~icimod/v2/cms4/_files/images/068afe735a06af16957a0cd3fb2422d0.jpgDavid Molden, Director General, ICIMOD “Why waste water?” This is the provocative question-slash-theme posed by the United Nations this year in honor of World Water Day. And this question comes at a key moment when rising concerns about global water access has inspired the recent Human Right to Water Declaration signed in Rome by Pope Francis and water experts from around the wor...

From water consumers to water conservers: How waste water reuse and recycling can reduce water drudgery for women

Pranita Bhushan Udas Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalaya, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in. She hopes that in time the seed will add a bit of greenery to her kitchen. For her, water flows down in the river where it ...

Climate Change and Nepal

Shree Prasad Devkota and Navin Pandey – TRANSCEND Media Service 20 Mar 2017 – The global climate change and associated shifts in weather pattern are not an abstruse notion but an alarming reality today. Climate change is the alteration in statistical distribution of weather patterns for an extended period that disturbs the balance in ecosystem, hence creating havoc. Accordin...

Ballistic Rocket Launching Drill Is Right for Self-defence of Sovereign State

KPA Strategic Force Spokesman  The U.S. and its vassal forces are running around like a chicken with its head cut off following the ballistic rocket launching drill conducted by Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) on March 6. It is against this backdrop that the UN Security Council, at the instigation of the U.S., Japan and the south K...

White Paper on human rights situation in the U.S. in 2016

Pyongyang, March 15 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Institute of International Studies on Wednesday released a "white paper on human rights situation in the U.S. in 2016".     The following is the full text of the white paper:     Styling itself an "international human rights judge," the U.S., the most heinous criminal state against humanity,...

International Women's Day 2017

Be Bold for Change: Achieving Gender Transformative Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya In our work, we document the change we see coursing through mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). While each mountain community from Afghanistan to Myanmar displays unique qualities and faces distinct challenges, one thing that unites them all is change. For good reason, much of the ...

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul  Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully realizing their rights in all spheres of life.  The gender landscape has changed positively since the 2000s l...

Peaceful Protest as True Nationalism

Vithal Rajan –  By 1917, a hundred years ago, millions of men had already been killed in war-torn Europe, and hundreds of French villages and towns destroyed. When the war ended in November 1918, the Allies were almost on the point of surrendering but Germany succumbed first. Field-Marshall Foch called the Treaty of Versailles an ‘armistice,’ and so it proved, for anot...

Be Bold for Change: Achieving Gender Transformative Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

http://www.icimod.org/~icimod/v2/cms4/_files/images/068afe735a06af16957a0cd3fb2422d0.jpgInternational Women’s Day 2017  In our work, we document the change we see coursing through mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). While each mountain community from Afghanistan to Myanmar displays unique qualities and faces distinct challenges, one thing that unites them all is change. For good reason, much of the change that draws our attention these days is c...

DPRK Will Deal Merciless Retaliatory Strike at Provokers: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry released a statement on Saturday in denunciation of the ongoing U.S.-south Korea joint military drills against the DPRK.     The spokesman branded the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises being staged by the U.S. in south Korea as the most undisguised nuclear war move to throw the Korean Peninsula and the rest of No...

Prisoner’s dilemma in local politics Why President Sirisena and MR won’t cooperate

2017-03-07 00:02:43  0  234      In game theory, there is this hypothetical strategy game that is used to explain why two rational individuals may not cooperate even when it is in their mutual interest to cooperate. It goes like this: Police arrest two criminals, but cannot find evidence to indict either of them on the principal charge, so decide to c...

Shining a Light on Rohingya Refugees

Dewey Sim |  “It is probably the worst kind of habitat a human can live in.” 3 Mar2017 – When she was 11, Hasina Begum was shot in the back. She had found herself in the crossfire between Rohingya protesters and the police force at the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh where she was housed. Things didn’t get better. Three years later, in 2007, the ...

Working on Gender in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Chhaya Vani Namchu and Menaka Hamal -  On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it is important to reflect on the importance of the inclusion of gender in academia. The goal of gender professionals is to ensure fair representation of marginalized groups in a variety of discourses – be it literature, science, history, or even current affairs and popular culture. A larger...

Western Conspiracies against CPEC?

Dr Ramesh K Vankwani PRIME Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif during his recent visit to Turkey has exchanged his views on various important matters of regional importance; including national mega project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Different news reports related to his statement about western conspiracies against CPEC are still emerging in media. According to my information, the Prime...

KPA General Staff Warns Aggressors of Merciless Nuclear Counter-action of Justice

 Pyongyang, March 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following statement Thursday as the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet warmongers kicked off joint military exercises for aggression against the DPRK on Wednesday:     The largest-ever war drills will reportedly be staged by unprecedentedly huge...

Research Progress on Water-induced Hazards in the Upstream Koshi River Basin

The Koshi River originates in the Middle Himalayas in southern China, passes through Nepal, and joins the Ganges River in India. The Koshi River is one of the most important transboundary rivers in South Asia, and its basin is prone to a range of natural hazards such as landslides, debris flow, and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) that can result in tremendous social and economic loss. To ad...

ICIMOD - Message from the Director General

I would like to provide an update into the development of our new Strategy and Results Framework, plus give an overview of an interesting meeting to understand similar issues in the Arctic and the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, and to see where there can be more collaboration between people working in the two regions.   Revisiting ICIMOD’s Strategy and Action Plan Our five...

Uniting For the Next Split? Let’s Hope Not

http://nepalinetbook.blogspot.com/     Emerging from its much-publicized unity convention, the right-of-center Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is seeking to project the image of your normal political party. And the Big Three political parties have contributed much to the normalization process.  From the balminess and banter the Nepali Congress...

Defence-Diplomacy-Nepal In Praise of Defence Diplomacy

By : Shakt The 2002 Gujarat riots were a three-day period of communal violence in the Indian state of Gujarat by extremist Hindus under the guidance and command of the Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi who was chief minister of Gujarat and mastermind the massacre of the Muslims. Besides previous massacre of Muslims, more than 2500 Muslims were killed in the BJP-ruled Indian state of Gujar...

Modi - Gujarat Behind the Curtain

By : Shakt  -   The 2002 Gujarat riots were a three-day period of communal violence in the Indian state of Gujarat by extremist Hindus under the guidance and command of the Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi who was chief minister of Gujarat and mastermind the massacre of the Muslims. Besides previous massacre of Muslims, more than 2500 Muslims were killed in the BJP-ruled Indian s...

Next Door Nepal: The foreign hand

Nepal crisis, Nepal constitution, Nepal constitution amendment, constitutional bill in Nepal, Nepal supreme court, Madhesi, Nepal Madhesi, Nepal violence, world news, Indian Express Donors, international agencies are blamed for fuelling secessionist demands.   Yubaraj Ghimire | Published:February 27, 2017 12:00 am Nepal’s 16-month-old constitution is flawed, not yet owned by a large section of the populace, and impossible to implement in the current form. (Representational Image) Nepal’s 16-month-...

A New Relevance for India’s Moderate Madrasas

Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service 15 Feb 2017 – As the evening prayer ended, hundreds of boys rushed out of the building in waves, mats slung over their shoulders. On opposite sides of a dusty road, thousands of Muslim students in this remote farming town of Akkalkuwa in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, touching the Gujarat border, are preparing for very different future...

Malaysian Side's Unfriendly Attitude Hit Out

A citizen of the DPRK bearing a diplomatic passport suddenly fell into a state of shock before boarding an airliner and died on the way to a hospital in Malaysia on February 13. At that time the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia and the hospital side informed the DPRK Embassy in Kuala Lumpur exercising the right to consular protection of DPRK citizens that they confirmed he died of heart stroke a...

Truth behind the Human Rights Situation in Japan, an A-class Human Rights Criminal State Indictment by the Institute of International Studies of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The wounds, which militarist Japan inflicted on the peoples of Korea and several other countries by committing crimes against humanity in the last century, have not been healed, and they ardently wish that such unhappy history would not repeat itself. However, until today, which has witnessed changes of centuries and generations, Japan has not yet made a self-examination of and an apology fo...

Foreign Ministry Spokesman of DPRK Slams U.S. and Vassal Forces for Faulting Its Strategic Ballistic Missile Test-fire

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. and its vassal forces faulted the DPRK's surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic missile test-fire:     The UN Security Council issued a press release under the manipulation of the U.S. on Feb. 13 in wh...

Greetings from DPRK

Pyongyang, 13 February, Juche 106(2017) Rt. Hon. Onsari Gharti Magar Speaker of Legislative Parliament Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal   Mr. Speaker, Please allow me to convey warm greetings to you and all of your parliamentarians on behalf of the Supreme People's Assembly(SPA) and my own person. It is with pleasure that I am sending you this letter to help y...

China and Trumpism: The Political Contradictions of Global Capitalism

William I. Robinson - teleSUR As U.S. hegemony declines and Chinese hegemony possibly rises, it is clear that the political scaffolding of world capitalism is hopelessly outdated. Combination of photos showing Chinese newspaper, stacked 100 yuan banknotes and US$100 bills. Photo: Reuters / teleSUR  14 Feb 2017 – When China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, w...

It’s secession, stupid

Mahabir Paudyal   Mahabir Paudyal         Madheshi Morcha leaders echo CK Raut on several fronts, with only slight variances in their tone and phraseology  You may wince at the title but some in Nepal have been using threat of secession as a bargaining chip to establish their ‘political’ agenda. This is ugly, wicked, immoral and un...

An Act of India’s Frustration

By : Jaml Hundreds of Afghan protestors gathered outside the Pakistan embassy in Kabul to protest against Pakistan’s alleged support to the Taliban, which appears to be an act of frustration on the part of India and Afghanistan for their failure in isolating Pakistan. There is incontrovertible evidence that pro-India Afghan group supported by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of S...

The Plight of India’s Small Farmers

His speech if of mortgaged bedding, On his kine he borrows yet. At his heart is his daughter’s wedding. In his eye foreknowledge of debt He eats and hath indigestion He toils and he may not stop  His life Is a long-drawn question Between a crop and a crop  — Rudyard Kipling, The Masque of Plenty 13 Feb 2017 – More than a billion people in the wor...

Indigenous Peoples Lands Guard 80 Per Cent of World’s Biodiversity

Baher Kamal – Inter Press Service-IPS In much of the Andes, soil erosion is thought to be one of the most limiting factors in crop production. Soil is vulnerable to erosion where it is exposed to moving water or wind and where conditions of topography or human use decrease the cohesion of the soil. ©IFAD/ Juan I. Cortés 9 Feb 2017 – They are more than ...

Climate Change Certificate Programme for District-level Officials Opens in Chitwan

Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal – 15 February 2017  To address the growing challenges of climate change and disaster risk reduction, 70 district officials in Chitwan district gathered on 14 February to begin a four-month long certification programme in climate change. The certificate programme has been organized by the Chitwan District Development Committee, Government of Nepal with tec...

Donald Trump’s Dangerous China Illusions

Jeffrey D. Sachs - The Boston Globe Daniel Hertzberg for the Boston Globe 5 Feb 2017 – Today’s China offers a rude awakening for Americans who believe that the United States and the United States alone should dominate world power. Donald Trump seems to count himself among these neoconservatives, and China is their deepest phobia today. Trump is following a game plan...

Brahmaputra, Koshi, and Upper Indus River Basins

Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Forests in the Brahmaputra, Koshi, and Upper Indus River Basins : ICIMOD Research Report 2017/1 (2017) Ravindranath, N. H.; Bala, G. Two dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), IBIS and LPJ, were used to assess the projected impacts of climate change on forests in terms of the shifts in vegetation types and changes in...

Indian Ocean Militarisation to Be Threat to Peace

By : Haider Warning that India’s design to monopolise Indian Ocean was “causing concern”, the Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz reminded the Pakistan Navy of its mounting responsibilities, assuring it simultaneously of Pakistan government’s “unstinted support” to enable it to play its vital role of safeguarding the countrys’ sea...

HAUNTING IMAGES OF KASHMIR

By  : SUKHANVER -  London based Indian writer Mirza Waheed very vehemently exposed the real face of the Indian atrocities in Kashmir in his article ‘India is blinding young Kashmiri protesters’. The article was published on 18th July 2016. He says, “Two sets of images have haunted me these last few days. One is a series of photos of people splashing bucket-loads of ...

हाम्रो नेतृत्व स्वाधीनताका साथ प्रगति गर्दैछ

   उत्तर कोरियाका राजदूत किम योङ ह्याक : यतिखेर किम जोङ उन चर्चाको शिखरमा छन् । उनले दक्षिण कोरिया र अमेरिकासाग मुकाविला गर्न ब्यालेष्टिक मिसाइलमात्र होइन, आणविक अस्त्र निर्माण गर्नसक्ने क्षमता बृद्धि गरेकोमा उनको चर्चा भएको हो । यद्यपि उत्तर कोरियामाथि राष्ट्रसंघले नाकावन्दी लगाएको छ र त्यो नाकावन्दीका कारण उत्तर कोरियाका सबै आर्थिक क्रियाकलापहरु सिमित बन्न पुगेका छन् । तैपनि उत्त...

Adaptation Outlook for the Hindu Kush Himalaya in the Making

Yubak Dhoj GC, Secretary, Ministry of Livestock Development, Government of Nepal addressing the workshop Photo: Rajendra Shakya/ICIMODPolicy workshop sets ground for a regional assessment of adaptation responses for the Hindu Kush Himalaya Kathmandu, Nepal 3 February 2017 – As the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the fastest warming and most vulnerable regions on Earth to climate change, implementing adaptation measures that target these mountains and downstream areas is crucial. But to what extent are existi...

69th National Day of Sri Lanka

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated the 69th National Day of  Sri Lanka on 4th February 2017. The morning celebrations was held at the Embassy premises with the lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp followed by hoisting of the  National Flag by Her Excellency W.S. Perera, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal with the participation of Sri Lankan community in Nepal. The R...

Kim Jong Un today

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to Pyongyang Orphans' Primary School which provides the best environment for education and living conditions.     He went round the school building, hostel and other places to learn in ...

DPRK Will Remain Committed to Independence, Peace and Friendship, Its Idea of Foreign Policy: Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) — Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address reviewed with pride the achievements made by the army and people of the DPRK last year and clarified the stand of the DPRK government on its foreign policy.     A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry declared in a statement on Thursday that the DPRK would carry through the tasks in th...

The Media Is Now the Political Opposition

Paul Craig Roberts – TRANSCEND Media Service 27 Jan 2017 – Stephen Bannon is correct that the US media—indeed, the entire Western print and TV media—is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth. https://www.rt.com/usa/375271-bannon-trump-media-cnn/ Read the co...

A summary analysis of the Survey @ICIMOD: Profiling Media Reporting on Mountain Issues

Over the past decade, ICIMOD has actively engaged media in its programmes. Every year, we host a variety of events (e.g, workshops, conferences, seminars, press events) aiming to improve our exchanges with journalists and the strength of our messaging to the public. Media coverage on our work has grown over the years, and this has increased our visibility within and outside the Hindu Kush Himal...

India in red zone on transparency list

The annual index of Transparency International issued on Wednesday for 2016 placed India with Brazil and China in the 40th position. : A major international index of corruption and transparency has placed India on the watch list for its inability to curb mega corruption scandals and petty bribery. The annual index of Transparency International issued on Wednesday for 2016 placed India with...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts Australia's Human Rights Abuses

Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday in connection with the fact that serious human rights abuses have been disclosed in Australia:     A report of an international human rights organization revealed that Australia applied harsh punishment system to child terror suspe...

The Issue Is Not Trump – It Is Ourselves

ANGLO AMERICA, 23 January 2017 John Pilger – TRANSCEND Media Service 17 Jan 2017 – On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward…”, say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on...

Why does India have a hard time to accept the disputed nature of Kashmir?

By :  Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai-  “Kashmir is an integral part of India, constitutionally, legally and morally something that is non-negotiable.” Ram Jethmalani, Outlook Magazine, October 8, 2016. “Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so.’ Sushma Swaraj September 26, 2016 The fallacy advocated by the...

The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky​ The Globalization of War is undoubtedly one of the most important books on the contemporary global situation produced in recent years.  In his latest masterpiece, Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are in fact inter-linked and inter-locked through a si...

चिनियाँ बिज्ञले ओलीलाई भने– तपाईंले गरेको थालनीलाई चीन अघि बढाउन चाहन्छ

काठमाडौं, ५ माघ – चिनियाँ थिङट्यांक चाहर इन्टिच्युटका अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सल्लाहकार बोर्डका महासचिव तथा चिनियाँ पिपुल पोलिटिकल कन्सल्टेटिभ कन्फरेस (सीपीपीसीसी) का सदस्य हुवाङ योईले एमाले अध्यक्ष तथा पूर्बप्रधानमन्त्री केपी शर्मा ओलीले नेपाल–चीन सम्बन्धलाई ‘नयाँ उचाई’ मा पुर्याएको भन्दै प्रशंसा गरेका छन् ।  नेपाल–चीन थिंकट्यांक सम्मेलनमा सहभागि हुन चिनिया...

Need for a Moral Confession of Political Parties in Nepal

9 January 2017 Shree Prasad Devkota and Pradip Raj Giri – TRANSCEND Media Service 7 Jan 2017 – We often worry about degrading political practices in Nepal. Unemployment, politicization of every institution, increased criminal activities and corruption has created a frustrated generation. Youths are migrating abroad and remittance has become life line of our economy. Diffe...

By 2050, India to have the world’s largest Muslim population: study

muslims, muslims in india, pew research centre, hinduism, hindus in india, pew study religion, India religion data, India religion study India will continue to have a Hindu majority by 2050, the study said. Written by Vishnu Varma |  Representational Image A comprehensive Pew Research Center study shows that by 2050, India will surpass Indonesia to have the largest Muslim population by any country in the world. However, India will continue to have a Hindu majority, the study ...

Open Letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Nuclear Weapons

16 January 2017 Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service 8 Jan 2017 – The text below is an Open Letter to the next American president urging complete nuclear disarmament as an urgent priority. The letter was prepared under the auspices of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and its current list of signatories is listed below. It is hoped t...

Water Dispute Accelerates Due to Indian Illegitimate Stand

By : Sajad Pakistan is a grave victim of water scarcity, because of being on lower riparian in relation to the rivers emanating from the Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK). India has never missed an opportunity to harm Pakistan since its inception; it is creating deliberate water shortages for Pakistan with the aim to impair Pakistan agriculturally. Historically, India has been trying to establish he...

U.S. Will Face Bitterer Defeat and Shame: KAPPC

A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) issued a statement Friday to denounce the Obama administration for foolishly resorting to the racket for putting military pressure on the DPRK although it is nearing its end. The Obama administration has now gotten busy, sending 93 000-tonnage nuclear-powered carrier Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean peninsula from the U.S...

Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Ryugyong Kimchi Factory

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, gave field guidance to the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory, a model and icon of the nation’s kimchi factories. He went round various places of the factory to learn in detail about the technological specifications of the productio...

India Activates Dangerous Arms Race

By : Shakat-  IT is most regrettable that by ignoring the modern global trends like renunciation of war, peaceful settlement of disputes and economic development, India has activated dangerous arms race in South Asia. In this respect, India test-fired its longest range surface-to-surface nuclear ballistic missile Agni-5 from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on December 26, t...

Great National Unity Called for

Pyongyang, January 7 (KCNA) -- The entire Korean nation is pervaded with confidence and enthusiasm to certainly open up a broad avenue to independent reunification this year, greatly encouraged by the idea of national reunification set forth by respected Supreme LeaderKim Jong Un in his New Year Address.     His New Year Address calls upon all Koreans to pool their w...

Tenet of DPRK's Consistent Foreign Policy

The Party and government of the DPRK are making positive efforts to usher in a new chapter of developing the foreign relations in line with its changed international position.     Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un clarified in his New Year Address that the Party and government of the DPRK would remain committed to the ideals of their foreign policy of indepen...

Japan recalls S. Korea envoy over 'comfort woman' statue

Commfort woman' (C) in Busan, South Korea, that has provoked the recall of Japan's ambassador to its neighbour (AFP Photo/) Tokyo (AFP) - Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea on Friday to protest the placing of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate in the city of Busan last month. In a move likely to reigni...

Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam Is Reshaping the World

2 January 2017 Mohammed Basyoni Abdulhaleem | Future for Advanced Research and Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service Shadi Hamid, Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam Is Reshaping the World, (New York: St. Martin’s Press, June 7, 2016) The circumstances that Muslim majority countries, in the Middle East, in particular, have revealed a sort of “Islamic e...

America’s democracy has become illiberal

  Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer December 29, 2016   Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend: the rise of illiberal democracy. Around the world, dictators were being deposed and elections were proliferating. ...

Why Rates of Human Organ Trafficking Are on the Rise in the Middle East

2 January 2017 Future for Advanced Research and Studies – TRANSCEND Media Service 27 Dec 2016 – In light of new alliances with crime mafias, gangs involved in the trafficking of human organs have increased in various countries of the region including Egypt, Sudan, Libya and Morocco, to name a few. The trafficking network includes university professors, doctors, members of ...

Kim Jong Un Makes New Year Address for 2017

Dear Comrades,     Having seen out 2016, in which we glorified each and every day with gigantic struggle, creating a new history of great prosperity unprecedented in the history of the Juche revolution, we are seeing in the new year 2017.     Availing myself of this meaningful opportunity, when we look back with dignity upon the great year filled wi...

Kim Jong Un Makes New Year Address for 2017

Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) — Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made a New Year address for 2017. In his address he sent New Year greetings to all Koreans and the progressive people of the world. 2016 was a year of revolutionary and auspicious event and great turn to be specially recorded in the history of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the country, he said, referring to the a...

अराजकताका सारथि शेरबहादुर देउवा !

 गोपाल बुढाथोकी ‘अहँ, भारत जाँदिन, निर्वासनमा जाँदिन, भागेर जाँदिन, जे गर्छु नेपालकै माटोमा गर्छु’ यसो भन्दै नेपाली राजनीतिका एक शिखर पुरुष जेल बसेका थिए । उनी थिए कृष्णप्रसाद भट्टराई । सन्त नेता भनेर कहलिएका किशुनजीलाई सधैं सम्झाउने दुई चिज छन्– छाता र सुराही । ती चिज आज कहाँ छ भन्ने शायद कांग्रेसलाई थाहा छैन । किशुनजीको पार्टी कांग्रेसलाई किशुनजीको देशभक्ति थाहा हु...

राजाले बोल्दैमा हल्ली हाल्ने, ढल्न खोज्ने कस्तो गणतन्त्र ?

कम्युनिस्ट विचारधाराबाट प्रभावित भएर चेतनशील भए । चेतनशील भएपछि काङ्ग्रेस नै देशको उद्धारक हो भनेर बुद्धिजीवी कहलिए । बुद्धिजीवी भएपछि देशमा काङ्ग्रेस होइन राजतन्त्र चाहिँदो रहेछ भनी निचोड निकाले । झण्डै साढे तीन दशक पत्रकारिता क्षेत्रमा कलम चलाए । कलमले के लेख्योभन्दा पनि कलमले उनलाई कहाँ–कहाँ पुर्यायो महत्वपूर्ण छ । कलमले उनलाई देशका सीमान्तकृत झुपडी हुँदै विदेशको शयर र सत्ता सङ्घर्षमा ...

Kashmir in Crimson

By : Lone There are times, when in conflicts, established hierarchy betrays, reverses or inverts itself and the place or the binary distinction breaks down, in moments of rupture of blunt torture and oppression. When the seemingly dependent entity (pro-India political parties in Kashmir) turn out to be the foundations for the dominant entity (India), the subservient installation becomes the ...

Next door Nepal: Gyanendra’s salvo

Nepal, Nepal King, King Gyanendra Shah, Nepal's dethroned King Gyanendra Shah, Nepal politics, Nepal king address, Nepal news Yubaraj Ghimire | Updated: December 26, 2016 4:28 am Former King Gyanendra. (Reuters File) On Thursday, A cabinet meeting was expected to chart the path for the adoption of a constitution amendment by the parliament. But the meeting ended after the prime minister and his team expressed fear and anger over a statement issued by the former king Gyanendra, a day earlier. Deputy Prime M...

It’s time to stop trying to predict North Korea’s collapse

It’s time to stop trying to predict North Korea’s collapse Choi Sun-sil's collapse theory was rooted in Shamanism, many analyst's predictions are just as shaky Tim Beal    December 7th, 2016   Everyone is interested in the notion that North Korea is on the verge of collapse. The idea has been around a long time, certainly since the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, if not before. Peter ...

New Zealanders too often ignore the ugly side of Nepalese tourism

Porters, including Ganga on the left, carry an Australian trekker to a waiting rescue helicopter. Porters, including Ganga on the left, carry an Australian trekker to a waiting rescue helicopter. Nicholas Boyack has been a regular visitor to Nepal since 2008, trekking to some of the most remote parts of the country. There is, he says, an ugly side to Nepalese tourism – the exploitation of porters and the trafficking of children that New Zealanders too o...

Celebrating International Mountain Day 2016 Mountain Culture: Celebrating Diversity and Strengthening Identity

9 Dec 2016 The theme for this year’s International Mountain Day calls for us to recognize and celebrate the diversity and identities that populate mountain regions around the world. At ICIMOD, we embrace this theme with great enthusiasm, as we strive to connect our research to unique mountain communities throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Our relationship to mountain comm...

KCNA Commentary Ridicules NATO for Going Meddlesome

Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- NATO, an organization serving the U.S. in Europe, is biting off more than it can chew.     The North Atlantic Council, a decision-making body of NATO, at a "special meeting" on Dec. 15 issued a statement denouncing the DPRK over the measures it has taken to bolster a nuclear force for self-defence.     The ...

Himalayan Glaciers, Changing Surface Water Regimes and Groundwater Resources: Connecting the Dots

Khumbu Nepal by Alex Treadway/ICIMODAnjal Prakash and Arun B Shrestha The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and complex mountain systems in the world, providing fresh water resources to more than 210 million people in the mountains and 1.3 billion people downstream. Several river and glacial systems originate in the HKH, making the region a “Third Pole” of the Earth. Scientific evidence...

Last Surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor Aims to ‘Save the World’

JUSTICE, 19 December 2016 Lulu Ramadan - Palm Beach Post 11 Dec 2016 – Ben Ferencz once worked under the glare of the world spotlight seeking the semblance of justice for crimes that claimed millions of lives. Today, seven decades later, his arena is a home office in a retirement village in suburban Delray Beach, but he says his battle is not won and he works daily to make sure some...

Separatist Movements in India

By : Ashrf It is indeed hard to take an issue with those who believe that peaceful co-existence with India was not possible as it had not accepted the partition of the sub-continent and was relentlessly pursuing a policy to harm Pakistan, unmindful of the fact that continued animosity and hostility between the two countries would not only hurt both the countries but would also endanger peace, ...

A Song for Barpak

Takes ICIMOD Prize at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 December 2016 With stirring images and stories from before and after the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake, director Pradip Pokhrel conveys a powerful story of loss, hope, and redemption in his hour-long documentary, “A Song for Barpak,” which has earned the ICIMOD best film prize at ...

Human Rights Day: A Call to Care

12 December 2016 Kathy Kelly | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service December 10th marks the U.N. Human Rights Day, celebrating and upholding the indispensable and crucial declaration of universal human rights. On the eve of this event, I visited a refugee camp housing 700 families in Kabul. Conditions in refugee camps can be deplorable, intolerable. Here, the situation is ...

India Failed in Diverting Attention from Kashmir

By : Shaukat Although by arranging various false flag operations like the attacks on Indian Parliament in January 12, 2001, in Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008, at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot on January 2, 2016 etc., India succeeded in deflecting attention of the world from the uprising in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) due to the US-led West’s double standard, yet Indian ru...

ICT for Mountain Development Award 2016

http://www.icimod.org/v2/cms4/_files/images/b0756c61ea15faf264c991b1c1de5d0f.jpg NepalVR team receiving the Award certificate       (Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 December 2016) Virtual reality for tourism, a crop database, a landslide warning system, and documentaries on Himalayan environments… these four topics took home top prizes from ICIMOD’s third annual ICT for Mountain Development Award.  The ICT for Mountain Development...

Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity Mountain areas are home to a large proportion of the world’s minority populations. While most of these consist of small numbers of people, some large groups exist, such as the Quechua in the Andes, the Amhara people in Ethiopia, and the Tibetans and Yi in China. Isolation, created by the rugged topographic barriers, has helped create and ma...

European Countries Denounced for Calling for "Int'l Commitment" as Regards Anti-DPRK "Sanctions Resolution"

December  6, 2016 A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Sunday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA in connection with the fact that European countries are calling for "international commitment" as regards the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" adopted at the UN Security Council:     After the U.S. prodded the UNSC ...

How Democracies Fall Apart

SNAPSHOT December 5, 2016Campaign 2016Democratization Why Populism Is a Pathway to Autocracy By Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Erica Frantz               Populism is gaining ground. Around the world, economic hardship and growing unease with globalization, immigration, and t...

Haiti 1791: the Cradle of African Nationalism and Internationalism

↩T.P. Wilkinson  Recovering the Virtue of Jacobins Editor’s Note:  Dr. Wilkinson delivered this paper about Haiti to a colloquium commemorating 40 years of study of African literature at the University of Porto, Portugal. ***** 24 Nov 2016 – Permit me to begin by saying that I am new to African literary studies. My academic training has been in the fields o...

Open Letter to Trump – Blueprint for Greatness

Diane Perlman, PhD -  Dear President-Elect Trump, with special attention to Ivanka, Melania and Kellyanne, Congratulations on your election.  I am among those who were shocked and frightened when you won. My brother loves you. I get how you make him feel good and how the Democrats didn’t reach him. We who fear your presidency would love you to prove us wrong and go down in...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hits out at UNSC "Sanctions Resolution"

Pyongyang, December 1 (KCNA) -- The UN Security Council adopted a "sanctions resolution" faulting the nuclear warhead explosion test conducted by the DPRK in September last.     A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement on Thursday said that the DPRK strongly censures and categorically rejects it as another excess of authority and violation...

Parents of DPRK Abductees Send Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of Human Rights Council

Pyongyang, December 1 (KCNA) -- The parents of the 12 girls who fell victim to a group abduction operation masterminded by the south Korean authorities sent the following letter to the United Nations high Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of the Human Rights Council on November 28:     We are parents of the 12 girls abducted to south Korea in April this year...

Indian Firing on Passenger Bus and Ambulances

By : Dr Khan OVER the last two months, there have been over fifty civilian deaths owing to unprovoked Indian firing at different locations along the Line of Control (LoC). The worst demonstration of cross LoC firing was on November 23, 2016 in Neelum Valley. This heavy weapon firing on a passenger bus killed 10 innocent civilians and injured eleven. The ambulance service too was fired up...

Chinese naval ships at Gwadar port call for a rethink of India's regional policy

Chinese naval ships in Pakistan's Gwadar port call for a rethink of India's regional policy MK BHADRAKUMAR  The reports quoted Pakistani officials saying that China proposes to deploy its naval ships in coordination with the Pakistan Navy to safeguard Gwadar port, which is the gateway to the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). India would have had some intelligence tip-off, which probably explains the mysterious episode on November 14 ...

moin-qaziIndia’s NGOs: A Mixed Blessing BRICS, 28 November 2016 Moin Qazi – TRANSCEND Media Service “The growth of civil society has been one of the most significant trends in international development.” — The World Bank 23 Nov 2016 – India has tens of thousands of NGOs, including local arms of global charities and homegrown groups, working on a wide...

50 Years of Fidel

Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela, loyal friends to the end.28 November 2016 TRANSCEND Media Service Fidel Castro and Nelson Mandela, loyal friends to the end. Introduction- 27 Nov 2016 A person who changed human history by defying the US Empire (not USA!), run from the “imperial state” New York, has left us.  Yes, Cuba is not a multi-party state, the USA has had some problems recently not being one either, facing re...

International Mountain Day 2016

Here’s an  interesting Call for Participation to International Mountain Day 2016 – Mountain Cultures Photo Contest being organized  by the Mountain Partnership. It’s a part  of celebrating International Mountain Day on 11 December 2016.  The deadline is 5 December 2016.  For any queries, please write directly to Sara Manuelli (FOA) at&n...

Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK

The DPRK's Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves of the U.S. to Stifle It Five years have gone by since the DPRK, after having lost its great leader, engaged itself in an all-out confrontation with the U.S. imperialists to cope with their ever-worsening hostile moves and increasing nuclear threat against it. The people of ...

reminder call for the ICT for Mountain Development Award 2016

award recognizes innovations, use and applications of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD) that help to promote mountain development and environmental conservation. More details are available on our website at www.icimod.org/ict4md   ICT for Development is increasingly being used across the world, including in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan ...

China- Pakistan Economic Corridor : A Unique Model

By : Ndeem- The term game changer is used to refer to $46 billion china Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) project which is by far the most ambitious mega project that Pakistan has undertaken since its independence with its most reliable, closest strategic and economic partner China. Ideally, the CPEC will put Pakistan back on track, weaken the extremists, encourage armed forces to support pe...

The Tyranny of Democracy

paul-larudeeBY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 21 November 2016 Paul Larudee – TRANSCEND Media Service 11 Nov 2016 – With the possible exception of Venezuela, all democracies on earth are considered at least moderately pro-American. Is this because the US is such a model democracy that all other democracies are naturally friendly to it?  Or are all democracies naturally friendly to each othe...

DPRK Permanent Mission to UN Issues Press Statement

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued the following press statement with regard to the forced adoption of the "draft resolution" A/C.3/71/L.23 on the human rights situation in the DPRK submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan at the Third Committee of the 71st Session of the Uni...

Researcher of DPRK Foreign Ministry Snipes at Anti-DPRK Invective by Official of U.S. Department of State

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- Jang Su Ung, researcher of the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, issued the following commentary titled "Nonsense talked by those on deathbed" on Thursday:     Robert King, "special envoy for human rights in north Korea" of the U.S. Department of State, recently sponsored together with ...

The Trump Presidency

ohan Galtung from Washington DC, 13 Nov 2016 - TRANSCEND Media Service Donald Trump passed the CBS 60 Minutes TV test on Sunday evening 13 Nov in Washington.  So did the very well prepared journalist. What came through was a relaxed Trump, in command not only of voice and body language and short crisp answers, almost always straight to the points, but also of an amazing array of facts.&...

Two Indias: Gandhi and Modern India

Gandhian Perspectives on Conflict and Peace – Hindu University, FL USA Johan Galtung, 14 Nov 2016 - TRANSCEND Media Service Gandhi was born 2 October 1869, was killed 30 January 1948 by a Pune brahmin, Godse. I was a 17 years old boy in Norway who cried when hearing the news.  Something unheard of had happened. But I did not know why I cried, and wanted to know more.  W...

Park Geun Hye Group's Moves to Seek Way out of Crisis in Provocations against DPRK Blasted

Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that traitor Park Geun Hye is trying hard to seek a way out of the worst crisis in provocations against the DPRK: Traitor Park has been thrown into an inescapable predicament following the ...

The Himalayan University Consortium: Building Knowledge and Capacity for Mountains

David Molden and *Ashok Gurung * HUC Steering Committee Member and Professor at the New School, New York, USA 25 October 2016 At ICIMOD we recognise the exceptional nature of mountains: the rich diversity of people, rich resources, the natural beauty, and the importance of the Hindu Kush Himalayas to Asia. We also know that mountain areas have exceptional challenges: vulnerabi...

WHY KASHMIRIS OBSERVE OCTOBER 27 AS BLACK DAY

By :  Raza Malik -   Background  The saga of Kashmiris’ sufferings is spread over a period of almost seven decades. It started with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir on October 27 in 1947 and since then, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the globe observe the day as Black Day. Every year, the day is marked by complete shutdown ...

Religious Goddesses and Conditions of Women Today in India

Ravi P BhatiaDr Ravi P Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service 20 Oct 2016 – In the Hindu tradition, there are many goddesses (Devis) whom we remember and pay our obeisance to today. The names of some of the principal ones areLakshmi and Saraswati who symbolize wealth and knowledge respectively. Another goddess is Parvati who symbolizes love, virtue and strength and is ...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Censures U.S.-Japan-S. Korea Joint Military Drill

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Saturday as regards another joint military drill launched by the U.S. in league with Japan and the south Korean puppet forces against the DPRK:     The U.S., Japan and south Korean puppet forces Saturday started a provocative joint naval drill chiefly targeting the DPRK wi...

India’s Water Terrorism

By : Hali  Genesis: The origin of the water wars between Pakistan and India date back to the time of the partition of India in August 1947. India realised that in accordance with the 1947 Independence Act, the people of the princely state of Kashmir would not cast their vote in favour of India since they comprised a Muslim majority, which had already suffered under the yoke of slavery of ...

The Wages Of Crying Wolf

Maila Baje- @ nepalinetbook.com, Sunday, October 02, 2016 So it eventually had to come to this. A decade after triumphing in their ‘people’s war’, Baburam Bhattarai is accusing Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying the nation in order to maintain his grip on power by signing a despicable agreement with India during his recent trip down south. Bhattarai said the 25-point communi...

The Real Scandal behind the Panama Papers

joseph-stiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Economics Laureate, and Mark Pieth – Vanity Fair After the leak of more than 11 million documents detailing sensitive, and often terrifying, information about offshore financial and legal activities, the Nobel-laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz was enlisted to help Panama reform its practices. But nothing could have prepared him for what came next. 29 Sep 2...

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पहिलो संविधानसभाबाट सबैभन्दा ठूलो दलका रूपमा उदाएको तत्कालीन नेकपा माओवादी गुटबन्दीको शिकार हुँदा हालसम्म दशाँै चिरामा विभक्त भएको छ । उक्त दलका अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहालले नेतृत्व गरिरहेको हालको माओवादी केन्द्र पनि हालसम्म गुटमुक्त हुन सकिरहेको छैन । दोस्रो संविधानसभामार्फत सबैभन्दा ठूलो दल बनेको नेपाली कांग्रेसमा केही समयअघि सम्पन्न महाधिवेशनमार्फत तीनवटा गुट प्रष्ट देखिएको छ । विगतमा गुटबन्द...

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captureबिसन्तर शाक्य नेपालको धर्म संस्कृति, परम्परामा राजाहरुको आस्था ,लगाब तथा यसको संरक्षणमा सदैब राजाको मात्र चिन्ता हुन्छ भन्ने कुरा नेवार समुदायको विशिष्ट तथा विश्व प्रशिद्ध पचली भैरबको मुर्ति ( गाग्रीमा भैरबको मुर्ति) निर्माण गरिबक्सेर देखाई बक्सेकोछ । प्रत्येक १२ बर्षमा पचली भैरब र राजा बिच खड्ग सात्नु पर्ने सदियौं देखि परम्परा समेत रहेको पचली  भैरबको मुर्ति पुरानो भई जिर्ण भएकोल...

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ठमाडौं आश्विन ८,  हरेक वर्ष कौलाथ्व पञ्चमीमा जात्रा गरिने टेकूस्थित श्री पचली भैरवनाथको मूर्ति नयाँ निर्माण गरिएको छ । प्रयागपोखरी ललितपुरका मूर्तिकार श्री सिद्धिराज शाक्यज्यूले तेश्रो पटक निर्माण गरिएको मूर्तिमा नयाँ प्रयोग स्वरुप मूर्तिलाई बाहिर निकाली घ्याम्पोमा टाँसेको देखिन्छ भने यसअघि पनि घ्याम्पोको गोलाईमा टाँसिएको हामी पाउँछौं ।  पहिले माटोको निर्माण गरिन्थ्यो भने पछि पछि...

Nepal and U.S. Embassy Mark Decrease in HIV Prevalence and Infection Rates

Government of Nepal and U.S. Embassy Mark Decrease in HIV Prevalence and Infection Rates   The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the successful completion of the Saath-Saath project and announced its new LINKAGES Nepal project. The new project will continue to provide support for HIV prevention, care, and treatment. LINKAGES project starts in October 2016 and will support (1) Nepal’s ambitious goal of an AIDS-f...

Address of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen.  We congratulate Mr. Peter Thomson on his election as President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly. We agree that implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda should be the focus of this Session.1     We also pay tribute to Mr. Mogens Lykketoft for his capable stewardship of the...

Kim Jong Un Guides Ground Jet Test of New-type High-Power Engine of Carrier Rocket for Geo-stationary Satellite

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, visited the Sohae Space Center to guide the ground jet test of a new type high-power engine of a carrier rocket for the geo-stationary satellite. The newly developed high-power engine is a single engine whose thrust is 80 tf. ...

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THE JUCH IDEA TOKYO, JAPAN

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Jholmal produces safer food and fetches better income

Suntali Rai Danuwar’s uses Jholmal to fertilise her broccoli in Kavre Palanchowk, Nepal. Photo: Roshan Subedi/CEAPRED The village of Bhoterungti in Kavre Palanchowk District, Nepal was one of many settlements in the region affected by the April 2015 earthquake. Most houses were constructed with bricks and mud mortar and were deemed unsafe. People now live in temporary shelte...

Challenges of Women Empowerment in Nepal

Shree Prasad DevkotaShree Prasad Devkota, Shiba Bagale and Shreeya Devkota – TRANSCEND Media Service Shree Prasad Devkota 19 Sep 2016 – Nepal being one of the developing nations, it is facing many difficulties in different sectors. As recommended by Jeffery Sachs one of the world’s leading expert on economic development there are 7 indicators by the presence of which a country ...

NSG & Pakistan’s Membership Bid

By :Kamram Pakistan has recently applied for the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Much has been written on the subject, but as is always the case with matters of such complexity, much more remains unsaid. In the context of the upcoming plenary session of the group, it has become exceedingly important however that these conversations take place. The NSG is part and parcel o...

Ncell supports reforestation, conservation activities

Kathmandu, September 11 Ncell, country’s leading mobile service provider, has taken an initiative to support reforestation and also implemented environmental awareness program in Dhanusha, aiming to contribute in awareness and conservation of environment. Under the initiative implemented as a part of its corporate social responsibility, Ncell has planted 50,000 trees in 33 hectares ...

Feminism and Nepal

 12 September 2016 Shree Prasad Devkota, Shiba Bagale and Shreeya Devkota - TRANSCEND Media Service 6 Sep 2016 – From the time immemorial patriarchy has always been a part of human civilization. It may be because of the roles that have been assigned to the genders or the practices that has always demanded women to give more to the world than she takes.  One way or ano...

CHIEFF Of ARMY STAFF ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF DEFENCE DAY OF PAKISTAN—2016

Today we have gathered to pay tribute to those martyrs and heroes of the Nation whose unmatched sacrifices, courage and sense of duty has enabled us to breathe in an independent and respectable country. The war of September 1965 is a glorious chapter of our national history that bestowed a new determination and unity upon the people of this country. The supreme valour of the men and officers...

DPRK Demands Pullout of U.S. Forces from S. Korea

September 8 this year marks 71 years since the U.S. military occupation of south Korea. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement Wednesday said that the 70-odd history of the U.S. forces' presence in south Korea has been the one in which war, confrontation and escalation of tension have persisted on the Korean peninsula, adding that the U.S. forces in south Korea a...

DPRK Refutes Obama's "Statement" against Nuclear Warheads Explosive Test

Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued the following statement on Sunday:     Scientists and technicians of the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK successfully conducted a nuclear explosive test for judging the power of nuclear warheads. Much upset by this, the Obama group has gone foolish in its moves to incite an atm...

In Post-Olympics Brazil, a Political Coup is No Game

Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanBRICS, 5 September 2016 Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan - Democracy NOW! 1 Sep 2016 – The Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro has been extinguished, and the global spotlight has left Brazil. In the shadow of the games, an extraordinary event has taken place, largely ignored in the U.S. media: a coup d’etat against Brazil’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousse...

राजा फेर्न सक्ने जनताले लज्जाहीन नेता फेर्न सकेनन्

राजन कार्की -  पञ्चायत र बहुदल अफाप भयो भनेर बनाएको गणतन्त्र नयाँ कृति हो। हलो मासेर फाली बनाएको होइन, जनताले गरेको नौलो सिर्जना हो। त्यो कृतिमा राजनीतिक सजिवता, नेतृत्व क्षमताको कलात्मकता, राजनेतृत्वको जिवन्तता भर्ने काम नेताहरुको काँधमा थियो। नेताहरुले गणतन्त्रजस्तो सुन्दर कृतिमा विकृति र बिसंगतिका कालो पोते, बिगारे। आफू कलंकित बने, आफू हाँसेर जनतालाई रुवाए। नेपालको इतिहासको यो कालखण्ड ...

“Japan Has Always Been The True Friend of Nepal” Ambassado Masashi Ogawa

“Japan Has Always Been The True Friend of Nepal” Ambassado Masashi Ogawa

Managing climate and social risks key to hydropower development

David Molden sets the context for seminar and panel discussion  Photo: Udayan Mishra/ICIMOD2 September 2016, Stockholm, Sweden The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region has nearly 500 GW hydropower potential, but only a fraction of it has been developed. As countries in the region gear up for increased hydropower production to alleviate energy poverty, they find themselves grappling with increasing climatic and social risks. Aseminar convened by the International Centre for Integra...

Kashmir and Palestine: The Story of Two Occupations

Goldie Osuri   IN FOCUS, 29 August 2016 Goldie Osuri – Al Jazeera The growing pockets of solidarity expressed for Kashmiris are heartening, as is the solidarity for Palestinian struggle. 24 Aug 2016 – The India and Israel alliance has been described as a full-blown romance, but the ongoing siege of Kashmir makes this a bloody affair – covert for y...

Chief of Security Officers in Panmunjom Warns S. Korean Side against Provocation

Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) -- The chief of security officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at Panmunjom warned the provocateurs as follows Saturday against their deliberate provocation getting on the nerves of the soldiers of the KPA side in the area of Panmunjom:     Floodlight directed at the KPA side at random is taken as an intolerable means of provocation an...

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Categorically Rejects UNSC Press Statement

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and its followers committed a serious hostile act of releasing a UN Security Council's press statement finding fault with the DPRK's measures for bolstering nuclear deterrence for self-defence such as the strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile test-fire.     A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a state...

Binod Chaudhary Awarded 'Asian Man of the Year'Binod Chaudhary Awarded 'Asian Man of the Year' Chaudhary (second from left)receiving award President of Chaudhary Group Binod Chaudhary has been awarded with 'Asian Man of the Year Award'. A US-based humanitarian organization, We Care for Humanity, recognized Chaudhary with the award for his outstanding philanthropic works in post-earthquake Nepal.

ICIMOD : Better Air Quality Conference

We are pleased to inform you that ICIMOD will be an active participant and contributor to the 17th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ) 2016 being held in Busan, Republic of Korea from 29 August to 2 September 2016. At the conference, ICIMOD will be organizing a break out session to share and discuss approaches to mitigate air pollution in...

The US–south Korea joint military exercises and the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

In his report to the 7th Party Congress of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) the Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, the Chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea, said as follows: “The United States should squarely recognize the strategic position of our Republic, now that it has joined the front rank of nuclear powers, and the trend of the times; it should scrap its anachronisti...

Voice of DPRk-Today

Date: August 26,2012 Film Workers Union of Korea Slams Park Geun Hye Group for Anti-DPRK Film Production Since Park Geun Hye came to power, her group has spent a large amount of money collected from the south Korean people as taxes to massively produce and screen different kinds of films groundlessly hurting the system in the DPRK and inciting confrontation with the compatriots. These ...

RAW-WAR

By : Mir   Yet another dastardly attack was carried out against a Hospital at Quetta resulting in 73 deaths and many more injuries, mostly among the lawyers who had congregated there on the death of their senior colleague, who was shot earlier in the day. It was obviously a well-planned and a well-coordinated action – beyond the ken of an ordinary terrorist. The Chief Minist...

Join us at the World Water Week in Stockholm

    ICIMOD looks forward to the 2016 edition of World Water Week in Stockholm and welcomes you to the below sessions where you can learn more about ICIMOD’s work on water and mountains of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.  ...

How Officials Ignored Years of Car Emissions Evidence

A gray haze over Italy in March 2005 -- Northern Italy in particular is often faced with serious air pollution.ENVIRONMENT, 22 August 2016 Markus Becker and Gerald Traufetter – Der Spiegel When American authorities revealed that Volkswagen used software to trick pollution tests, it spurred widespread outrage. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that European officials knew about the deception for years – but didn’t act on it.19 Aug 2016 – Managers at Volkswagen know wit...

19 August, World Humanitarian Day: A Need for Common Actions

René WadlowRene Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service In Memory of Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948-2003) 19 Aug 2016 – The United Nations General Assembly has designated 19 August as “World Humanitarian Day” to pay tribute to aid workers in humanitarian service in difficult and often dangerous conditions.  19 August was designated in memory of the 19 August 2003 bomb...

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Denounces U.S. Nuclear Arms Buildup

Pyongyang, August 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement on Wednesday in connection with the fact that the situation on the Korean peninsula has entered a very grave phase due to the U.S. ceaseless nuclear arms buildup targeting the DPRK.     The statement said that the U.S. brought to the Anderson air force base on Guam, on which...

KPA Panmunjom Mission

Only Miserable End Awaits Aggressors and Provokers: Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a statement Thursday, 40 years since the occurrence of the "Panmunjom incident" which showed the world the miserable end of senseless provokers.     Detailing the "Panmunjom incident"...

Kin Jong Un- Activities

Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm 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 Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm. He set forth tasks and ways to turn the farm into the world's leading orchard and people'...

Dreaming Again for Equality in India

RICS, 15 August 2016 Devanuru Mahadeva – Al Jazeera 15 Aug 2016 – He was a firebrand and when he spoke, the warmth in his speech touched us. He was Professor Mariswamy Madaiah, who was born as an untouchable Hindu and died as a Buddhist. An incident from an interview with Mariswamy has haunted me ever since reading it. Mariswamy was waiting for a bus to go to the n...

15 August —- Black Day of Kashmiris

- Tabassum Kashmiris observe 15 August (Indian Independence Day) as black day every year. They express full hate against India and condemn Indian imperialism for continuously refusing Kashmiris right of self-determination. They also inform the whole world about Indian atrocities against unarmed Kashmiris male, female and children which are struggling for liberation from India. The aim of bla...

Climate Change in Nepal

By Ajaya Dixit, Institution for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal Question Two: How can we balance today's pressing needs with long term risks? How can public officials, especially in low income countries, address today's short- term pressing needs while preparing for tomorrow's climate-related impacts and surprises? The problems of today...

‘Asia Pacific Youth Forum 2016 : extended the deadline

We have extended the deadline for applications to the ICIMOD Small Story Grant 2016 – Nepal to 21 August 2016.  More details pertaining to the grant are available at the following URL www.icimod.org/?q=23454  Please consider applying using the submission form http://www.icimod.org/?q=23651 and refer closely to the&...

Research on adaptation and climate change in the Gandaki basin shared with key stakeholders in Nepal

Kathmandu, 11 August 2016 HI-AWARE – a research programme on adaptation, water, and resilience in glacier and snowpack dependent river basins of the region – brought together policy makers and practitioners from Nepal for a two-day workshop to share initial results of research in the Gandaki river basin. “Engaging with policy makers and practitioners is an important way ...

Xi Jinping Is No Mao Zedong

Keyu JinBRICS, 8 August 2016 Keyu Jin | Project Syndicate – TRANSCEND Media Service 4 Aug 2016 – Much of the world is watching Chinese President Xi Jinping with concern. Not only has he been re-concentrating power in the hands of the central government; many believe that his radical anti-corruption campaign is a fig leaf for a political purge. They worry that Xi is buil...

Hillary Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria for Israel

Syria-fight-Syria-for-Israel-790x350 hillary clinton emailsIN FOCUS, 8 August 2016 Sean Adl-Tabatabai | Your News Wire – TRANSCEND Media Service A leaked Hillary Clinton email confirms that the Obama administration, with Hillary at the helm,  orchestrated a civil war in Syria to benefit Israel.  The new Wikileaks release shows the then Secretary of State ordering a war in Syria in order to overthrow the government and ...

Sindh Assembly approves Hindu Marriage Bill

KARACHI: For the first time in the country's history, marriage laws for millions of Hindus living in Sindh have been codified after the Sindh Assembly approved the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016, on Monday.Senior PPP leader and Sindh Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmad Khuhro moved the bill in the provincial assembly which was later passed after a debate between the oppo...

The United Nations World Food WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - half of a multiyear contribution to the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Nepal. The funds will allow WFP to continue its work reducing poverty and food insecurity in the Far-Western region of Nepal into 2017. “I am delighted that KOICA re...

It Hasn’t All Been Said Yet

The euphoria gripping the Indian media following the resignation of Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli evidently stems from New Delhi’s apparent triumph in having returned to the driver’s seat of Nepali politics after a hiatus of nine months. Granted, reporters and commentators across the southern border have made some effort to portray the difficulties that lay on the pa...

The Real Secret of the South China Sea

pepeescobarThe South China Sea is and will continue to be the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the young 21st century – way ahead of the Middle East or Russia’s western borderlands. No less than the future of Asia – as well as the East-West balance of power – is at stake. To understand the Big Picture, we need to go back to 1890 when Alfred Mahan, then president of&...

Trump vs. Clinton vs. Sanders: The Blind Leading the Blind Leading the Blind

howard richardsMy thesis is that the proposals put forward by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offer no solutions to the fiscal crisis of the state, and partly for this reason do not and cannot promise social integration.    I am not complaining.  I am just trying to do my part as a philosopher to help generate better ideas, ideas that will work. First I will cite some &...

When Will the Kashmiri Nightmare End?

By : Amrit Wilson Modi's unpopularity here in IOK  is perhaps not surprising. The new government's only planned initiative in the northern region so far is a mass movement of population. Hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits – Hindus who had fled the Kashmir valley in the 1990s in the wake of popular uprisings and an armed struggle for a separate state – are to b...

India is Blinding Young Kashmiri Protesters

By :  Waheed Two sets of images have haunted me these last few days. One is a series of photos of people splashing bucketloads of water to wash away blood from the streets of Kashmir, where Indian forces have shot dead at least 45 people since 9 July. Thousands came out to protest and mourn the death of a rebel leader who was killed in an encounter with the Indian army and pol...

Indian Exit from IOK is the Only Option for New Delhi

After being a freedom fighting colony of Britain for centuries, India, since 1947, has assumed the role of a colonialist nation by annexing and occupying neighboring Jammu Kashmir.  India has killed more Kashmiris in a few decades than what it may have lost under British rule for centuries. Over years of misrule in occupied Jammu Kashmir, India has burnt its terror fingers, once again, by...

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Slams U.S. for Finding Fault with DPRK's Ballistic Rocket Firing Drill

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the U.S. found fault with the ballistic rocket firing drill conducted by the Korean People's Army:     Official figures of the White House and the State and Defense Departments of the U.S. are br...

HIMAP Author Writeshop Held

08 Jul 2016    The Hindu Kush Himalaya Monitoring and Assessment Program’s (HIMAP) Coordinating Lead Authors' Writeshop was organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) 11 to 13 June, 2016 at Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of the writeshop was to advance the work-in-progress on the ‘Comprehensive...

EU Provides Six Billion rupees to Earthquake Affected Communities

 According to a press release issued by European Union, the Post Disaster Recovery Framework (PDRF) of May 2016 guides the EU and the Government of Nepal's shared aspiration to help the earthquake-affected communities build their houses back better and safer. It also confirms some other important principles, such as ownership, accountability, transparency and an equitable focus on prio...

How the Hague Ruling against China Could Spell Trouble for Japan

Japan's Kitakyushu Island SCSASIA & THE PACIFIC, 18 July 2016 Julian Ryall – South China Morning Post Japan has built structures on uninhabited rocks 1,740 km from Tokyo to mark its territory – just like China has done in the South China Sea. Japan’s Kitakyushu Island SCS 14 Jul 2016 – Tokyo has been quick to applaud the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Th...

2015 Gorkha earthquake response

One-Stop Portal Created for Key Quake-Related Data Finding and sharing data after a major disaster is both a critical need and a significant challenge, but in Nepal, after the Gorkha Earthquake, there is now a one-stop site where aid workers, researchers, and government departments can access credible data quickly and in a clear, user-friendly format. ICIMOD partnered with the Government ...

ICIMOD- Annual Report 2015, after earthquake

Message from the Director General The year 2015 was a memorable year for many reasons. The earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May that affected Nepal and neighbouring countries also disrupted operations at ICIMOD. However, the way ICIMOD and its partners responded will be something that I will not forget. I was proud that we were able to quickly rebound and deliver a full set of results for ...

COLUMN-North Korea is a nuclear power. Here's why the world just has to live with it.

(ennett Ramberg served as a policy analyst in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs in the George H.W. Bush administration. He is the author of "Nuclear Power Plants as Weapons for the Enemy." The opinions expressed here are his own.) By Bennett Ramberg What are Washington and its allies to do about North Korea? In January, Pyongyang tested its fourth nuclear device. It launch...

North Korea has a famous brewery that makes a sought-after beer

When you think of countries that make great beer, Germany and Belgium might come to mind. Probably not North Korea. Turns out, North Korea’s state-run beer distillery actually makes a decent brew, at least according to some of the reviewers who have actually been able to visit the hermit kingdom and try it out for themselves. Reuters went inside one of the fac...

साम्राज्यवादीहरुले नेपाल बिरुद्ध यसरी जन्माएका थिए प्रचण्ड

•भरत दाहाल पुष्पकमल दाहाल र बाबुरामहरुले के गर्लान् भन्ने प्रश्नको त्यति महत्व हुँदैन, जति महत्व उनीहरु कस्तो गर्भमा हुर्काईएका थिए भन्ने कुराको हुन्छ । गर्भ भनेको यस्तो इतिहास हो, जहाँ कसैको बिजारोपण र पोषण गरिएको हुन्छ । कुनै प्राणी आफ्नो गर्भको उत्तरदानका रुपमा विकास भएको हुन्छ । गर्भासयसँगको नाताको सम्बन्ध बिच्छेद असम्भव प्रायः घटना हो । यसर्थमा, विभिन्न नक्कली बहानाहरु देखाएर माओवादी...

The “Theory of the North Korean Threat” and the true intention of the U.S.

(Essay of Kim KwangHak, the researcher of the IFAS of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK) The moves, describing the DPRK’s measures designedto increase the self-defensive capacity as the “threat” to peace and security, are becoming more open in the wake of the DPRK’s successful test-launch of the surface-to-surface intermediate-range strategic ballistic ro...

यता शरणार्थी मर्दैछन्, उता राजारानीको मस्ती

भुटानका राजा जिग्मे खेसार नाम्गेल वाङचुक, रानी जेटसन पेमाको रसरङ् उर्लिरहेकै छ। भुटानी खुशी हुन्, भुटानी राजारानीले रमाइलो गरे, सार्वजनिक किस गर्दै प्रेम प्रदर्शन गरिरहेकोमा नेपालीलाई कहीँ पनि आपत्ति छैन। तर, १९९० को दशकमा नेपालमा लखेटिएका एक लाख भुटानी शरणार्थीहरुको बिजोग देख्न सकिन्छ। उनीहरुले आफ्नो माटो, आफ्नो देश भन्न पाएनन्। नेपाली मूलकै भएका कारण तिनीहरुलाई भारतको सहयोगमा लेखेटियो, भारतले...

Dhaka Restaurant Attack: Another False Flag Operation

The militants attacked on the Holey Artisan Bakery (Restaurant) in the diplomatic district of Dhaka on July 2, this year and killed at least 20 hostages and two police officers. It includes nine Italians, seven Japanese and one American. The Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for terror attack on the restaurant. But, without any investigation, Home Min...

Building the successor generation of women in leadership

DevRaj Dahal- Introduction Awareness about gender equality is blowing the winds of change, overturning the historical status quo, shattering the grisly gender myths and reshaping women-sensitive policies. The rebellious generation of women has revealed multiple narratives about their experience of freedom, work and recognition. With determination, you can overcome many structural problems, br...

DPRK Government Denounces U.S., S. Korea's Sophism about "Denuclearization of North"

 The DPRK at the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea clarified its policy stand that it will remove the root cause of the threat of nuclear war created by the U.S. and safeguard peace in the region and the rest of the world by means of our powerful nuclear deterrent, it will not use nuclear weapons first, unless the hostile forces violate our sovereignty with their own nuclear ...

During her visit to Mustang, Ambassador Teplitz visited cultural heritage monuments that are being restored with support from the U.S. Government’s #AFCP program. The program has helped restore chortens in Ghemi and in Tsarang, and may support additional projects in Mustang that are doing the same type of work.

meeting of the Eminent Persons Group

July 6: The first meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) comprising diplomats from both Nepal and India has agreed to review a gamut of bilateral issues including the treaties and agreements since the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship.  

Indian Ambassador Rae Inaugurated Historical SitesHE Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae inaugurated five historical-cultural sites in Lalitpur which have been recently restored with the Government of India financial grant of NRs 2,24,09,000. These include Nagbahaltole Suddhar Cheen,Kul Devta Agan Ghar,Bhindya Lachi Chapa and Lukushi Pati and the Ganga Pokhari.

Ms. Valerie Assumes Office

New UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie Assumes Office for Nepal, New UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Valerie assumes office

Korea Supports in Short Term Fellowship

Korean Supports Short Term Fellowship on Advanced Agriculture Korea Supports in SKorea Supports in Short Term Fellowship Program on Advanced Agricultural Production Technology and Enhancement of Global Competitiveness

This is the face of the ISIS sex slave market

By Associated Press,July 5, 2016 KHANKE, Iraq — The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.” The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical gear. It was share...

India and Pakistan join Chinese and Russian led security organisation whilst maintaining close relations with the West.

india-pakistan-2Courtesy- Alexander Mercouris |The Duran – TRANSCEND Media Service 27 Jun 2016 – Away from the distractions caused by the British Brexit vote the process of Eurasian construction has just taken another big step forward with the agreement of India and Pakistan to join the Chinese and Russian led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as full members. Iran is expected to follow s...

Reflections on Modi’s Visit to the U.S: What’s in it for Kashmir?

“Is it true Narendra Modi just boarded a flight to visit India?” Tweeted a critic of Indian Prime Minister’s globe-trotting jaunts. “Welcome home, Pradhan Mantriji! How long will you be staying this time?” Modi has already been to 33 countries just this year alone. The Donald Trump of South Asia, the man out to make India great again, a nationalist and sectarian, d...

DPRK- Fourth Session of 13th SPA Held in DPRK in Presence of Kim Jong Un

The Fourth Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK took place here on June 29. Supreme leader Kim Jong Un was present at the session. It was attended by the deputies to the SPA. Officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, and those in the fields of science, education, literature and arts,...

International seminar highlights importance of benefit sharing in hydropower development in Nepal

ubraj Khatiwada, Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, and Director General of ICIMOD, David Molden, launched a report on Benefit Sharing and Sustainable Hydropower: Lessons from Nepal. Aditi Mukherji, Theme Leader for Water and Air, ICIMOD standing on the right. (Photo:Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD)Kathmandu, 28 June 2016 The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Niti Foundation hosted the first international workshop on ‘Benefit Sharing in Hydropower: Examples from Nepal and Implications for Other Countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas’. The Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Yubraj Khatiwada, and the Director General of IC...

Cluster Bombs Used in Sri Lanka’s Civil War, Leaked Photos Suggest

Remnants of what appears to be an RBK-500 AO-2.5RT cluster bomb uncovered near Chalai, Sri Lanka. Photograph: SourceEmanuel Stoakes – The Guardian Remnants of what appears to be an RBK-500 AO-2.5RT cluster bomb uncovered near Chalai, Sri Lanka. Photograph: The revelations are likely to prompt serious questions for the current Sri Lankan government, which includes several senior members of the cabinet who oversaw army activity during the last days of the conflict. The photographic evidenc...

The Dalai Lama greets Lady Gaga, right, before a question and answer session at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)       The Dalai Lama greets Lady Gaga, right, before a question and answer session at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) BEIJING (AP) — China warned people to be aware of what it said are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga on a tr...

राजदूतको घोषणाः राष्ट्रपति भारत जाँदैछिन्

प्रधानमन्त्री र राजदूत सँगै योग गर्छन्, कुम जुधाएर बस्छन् र पनि प्रधानमन्त्री केपी ओली स्वाभिमानका कुरा गरेर थाक्दैनन्। कुनै पनि मुलुकमा नदेखिने दृश्य नेपालमै देखिन्छ।  यहीकारण भन्ने गरिएको होला– कहीँ नभएको जात्रा हाँडीगाउँमा। भारतका लागि नेपाली राजदूतलाई फिर्ता बोलाएर र राष्ट्रपति विद्या भण्डारीको भारत भ्रमण (तीर्थयात्रा) रद्द गरेर ओली सरकारले ठूलै कूटनीतिक तरङ्ग ल्याएको थियो। तर अस...

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