On Saturday

Oli’s Euro trip

While our great Prime Minister Oli Ba is having fun in Europe, our Nepal Police is busy using their boots, laathis and water cannons against peaceful protesters who are not happy with the government’s Guthi Bill.

Guffadi, Jun 15 2019

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And the rain god returns home

It’s 8 pm on Sunday night and I’m standing on the crest of a hill in Bhaisepati, a little more than halfway between the urban neighbourhood of Jawalakhel in Patan and the semi-rural village of Bungamati.

Jun 15 2019

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12 books to read this summer

This book comes, as they say, from the horse’s mouth. Pandey is a Member of Parliament, representing the Nepal Communist Party, and is noted for her feminist politics. The book details the involvement of women in Nepali politics, especially inside the CPN-UML party, and their quest and verve.

Jun 15 2019

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Dark Phoenix proves the X-Men need a no-holds-barred Marvel resurrection

Is it mere coincidence that the longest-running big-screen superhero saga has finally been brought to its knees, just as events in Hollywood have conspired to ensure that it would have been finished pretty soon anyway?

Jun 15 2019

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The forgotten history of resistance and revolution

A middle-aged woman draped in white sari screams in agony as she runs towards the village. “They burnt her alive. She screamed in pain, but they watched her burn alive,” she cries.

Jun 15 2019

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Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

Iran dismissed as “baseless” on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of conflict in the strategically vital waterway.

Jun 15 2019

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Police violence at Hong Kong protests puts government on defensive

With the government on the defensive after a day of violent clashes between protesters and police, the president of Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday agreed to delay by at least two days consideration of a contentious bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jun 15 2019

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