Youths set ablaze stage set up for Morcha programme in Itahari

    Post Report, Nov 27 2015

    Local youths have set ablaze a stage being constructed to hold a Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) programme at Itahari on Friday. Sanghiys Samajbadi Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav, Tarai Mahdes Loktantrik Party Chairman Mahanta Thakur and Nepal Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato among other leaders of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha were scheduled to address the programme this afternoon.
    The youths vandalised the stage setup near Kheti Khola at Paschim-Line, Itahari, saying that they were against Samyukta Madhes, Ek Pradesh (United Madhes, One State) and Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari should not be a part of State 2.
    After the incident, the organisers are in dilemma whether to hold the programme. The police, viewing the situation in Itahari, had said that they could provide security only West of Itahari chowk.
    Meanwhile, Morcha programme organisers have said that the act of vandalism has stripped them of their Freedom of Expression.

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    Students form human chain to internationalise blockade (photo feature)

      GARIMA CHAULAGAIN, Nov 27 2015
      Students display placards during the formation of human chain organised to internationalise blockade in Tinkune.
      Teachers, parents and students in Kathmandu Valley formed a 27 km long human chain around Ring Road on Friday in a bid to internationalise the Indian blockade in Nepal and pressurise the concerned authorities to ensure children’s right to education.
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      2 die as bus overturns after being hit by stones pelted by Morcha protesters

      Post Report, RAJBIRAJ, Nov 27 2015
      Two people have died leaving nine other injured as a passenger bus over turned after being hit by stones thrown by the Madhesi Morcha protesters at Bhardaha-Koshi barrage road section of Saptari district on Friday morning.

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      Nine injured as passenger bus veers off the road

      Post Report, BAGLUNG, Nov 27 2015
      Nine people were injured after a passenger bus veered off the road at Kimbot, Bihu VDC-2 along the Madhya-Pahadi Lokmarga in Baglung district on Friday morning.

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      Main News

      Firing did take place on Nepali soil: Govt

      Post Report, Nov 27 2015
      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that its serious attention has been drawn to the incident of firing by Indian security forces in the Nepali territory on Wednesday morning, in which four Nepali nationals were injured.
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      Man ferrying fuel set on fire in Morang

      A group of people on Thursday confiscated petrol from a man, doused him with the confiscated petrol and set him on fire at around 10am.
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      Backchannel efforts to carry talks forward

      After several formal attempts to negotiate a deal on the Madhes crisis failed to yield results, an “informal” exercise to narrow down the differences has begun with a cross-party panel holding backchannel negotiations, according to political leaders.
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      Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Paris attacks.On 13 November, 130 people died in attacks across Paris, with three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France where France took on Germany.

      French league games went ahead the following weekend without away fans.
      The Interior Ministry has extended the ban due to a "lack of police forces available" during the ongoing state of emergency and upcoming Climate Summit.

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      Saturday Features

      In search of a saviour

      The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.

      A New world order

      Madhukar Sjb Rana
      Let’s start with the basics: By ‘world order’, Henry Kissinger, in his book, World Order: Character of Nations and the Course of History, means “the concept held by a region or civilisation about the nature of just arrangement and distribution of power thought to be applicable in the entire world.

      Creating Nepal’s own Quartet

      John Narayan Parajuli
      The current conflict between the state and Madhes, the polarisation of the society between Madhesi and Pahadi communities has put a spotlight on the absence of a national conflict resolution mechanism.

      Traders in the Land of Snows

      Kamal Ratna Tuladhar
      The old Tibet trade is a celebrated period in Nepal’s history when commercial and cultural exchanges across the high Himalaya reached exalted heights. For over a thousand years, generations of merchants of Kathmandu have journeyed across the frozen passes in great mule caravans to conduct business in Lhasa and other trade centres in the Land of Snows.

      Documentaries in vogue

      Gaurav Pote
      As the 10th edition of Film Southasia (FSA) chugs ahead in full swing, documentary makers and enthusiasts are eager to celebrate and share the art of storytelling that documentaries are. But they have the rest—those new to the genre or non-inclined towards non-fiction films—wondering just what is it about these films that draws people to them.

      Double-O disappointment

      Preena Shrestha
      Bond is back, but looking a little worse for wear. Having notched up twenty-something films so far, divided into around half a dozen reboots, the franchise based on the novels of the late Ian Fleming has been chugging along dependably for more than 50 years, proving the most enduring film series of its kind.

      Nepal’s road to rap

      You might not know it, but Nepal is in its golden age of hip-hop. More artists than ever before are heading to the studio, to Youtube, and to the battle arena to create and showcase their skills. Nepali hip-hop—called Nephop by fans—is receiving a lot of online attention from Nepali fans at home and abroad, promoting a new generation of artists, many who have gained exposure through the online series Raw Barz.

      Cobbling from dreams

      Pratibha Tuladhar
      Binod (Bhim) Shakya, a repousse artist, abandons his hammer and chisel and goes to sleep on the floor, propping his head against a wooden block when he can’t make sense of work. The 41-year-old artist says it’s his thing to do when he becomes muddled in his head and doesn’t know how to proceed.

      A coterie of unequals

      So far, we have had a Madhesi and a woman President. But these efforts amount to little when it comes to addressing issues surrounding poverty and rectifying the asymmetrical distribution of power in our country.You just have to look at the student statistics of elite American universities to see it. The US lags behind Nepal, a country with a historically lopsided wealth-distribution system, in the GINI index (the former scores .41 as opposed to the latter’s .328), which measures a country’s economic inequality, but some of the best institutions in the US, which are meant to nurture and support the best and brightest minds in the world, give an opposite impression.