Kantipur Ghearoed For Hours. An Experience

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal

An angry mob ghearoed Kantipur Complex yesterday shouting angry slogans against the media institution. The mob, dissatisfied about Kantipur TV’s coverage on the killing of Rajesh Gurung, wanted to invade the complex, destroy the facilities and burn the buildings. It reminded me, a Kantipur journalist, September 1, 2004 when same kind of mob vandalized the complex building and burnt cars parked inside. [They were protesting against Kantipur Television’s news bulletin on the killing of karate player Rakesh Gurung by Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Man Bahadur Adhikari Tuesday night. The protesters said the news was lopsided and resulted in “character assassination” of deceased Gurung. Read TKP report. Another one.]

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Mob burnt tires on the main road that goes from in front of Kantipur complex that houses Kantipur Publications and Kantipur Television. All pics Wagle

People can, for sure, express their dissatisfaction over press coverage of any kind. They have their right to do so. There are certain norms to be followed. If you want to raise voice against a report, write a letter to the media making your point. There is an institution called Press Council where you can lodge your complain against the report and the media outlet. I also understand the sentiment of the relatives of Gurung. The report should be accurate. Kantipur TV says that the report was based on their sources at Nepal Police. Generally, such happens to be the case. Police provide information about any crime or events. Some reporters try to independently verify the info before running the story. Kantipur TV has already apologized for ‘the incomplete’ report which means the initial report didn’t put the version from the Gurung side. Such things happen with any media anywhere in the world. But exploiting such mistake and trying to attack the media organization with the help of a politically motivated mob is of serious concern to Nepali journalism.

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The crowd. There were about 50 people protesting. Others were just curious onlookers.

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This woman said that she supported Kantipur for Loktantra (democracy) but now she was against it. I found so strage that she and others in the crowd were trying to relate the case with loktantra

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The only comforting thing this time (compared to Sept 1, 2004) was the police presence in front of the complex.

Police killed the player, and Kantipur TV reported. The fact that the mob, which claimed to be acting on behalf of the sportsman, wasn’t speaking about the police who actually killed the player but sloganeering against the media that reported the incident was very strange. It was also not the case that the report killed the player. It was a clear act of intimidation and hooliganism. The mob was trying to kill the messenger.

For a Kantipur reporter, the scene just in front of the office yesterday was simply terrifying. The same mob, while marching toward Tinkune office of Kantipur, manhandled and thrashed a reporter associated with the daily newspaper. In front of the office, while burning tire and blocking the main street for at least three hours, the mob kept threatening reporters. “We will not spare you if you dare go out to collect news,” a man shouted. I was just behind him, calmly watching the procession. I was hiding my identity card second time in my six year long career with the newspaper. [This is the second time Kantipur has been targeted during riots. On September 1, 2004, during protests following the killings of a dozen Nepali laborers by militants in Iraq, a motivated mob vandalized Kantipur complex and burnt some half a dozen vehicles parked inside the complex.]

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While many of the Kantipur journalists and staffs were trapped inside, others waited for about 3 hours outside the complex to see the situation back to normalcy. (Also two pics below)

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Waiting to get inside..

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Waiting to get inside..

Another strange part of the mob was that, those agitated persons who entered inside the office to have talks with senior Katnipur executives, didn’t want to be identified. You are claiming to be fighting on behalf of a sportsman because you want justice in the news coverage but you don’t want to be identified? One of the most heard slogans in the mob was this: Loktantra aaudima goli hanna paidaina [You can’t shoot just because you have democracy.] What the hell to do with democracy with the killing? A policeman killed the man and claims that he did that in self defense. That’s a matter of investigation. Just because the killer happens to be a member of security guard of UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal doesn’t mean democracy encouraged him to do what he did. The alleged mistake was in the TV coverage but the crowd was constantly threatening to burn the paper and directing the protest against the paper. It wasn’t difficult to conclude that the crow was politically motivated and wanted to take revenge against Kantipur for the paper’s pro-democratic role in the movement against Gyanendra Shah’s autocratic regime.

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Kantipur folks entering and getting out of the office.

One of my colleague said that he saw his friend, an army officer from Nepal Army’s Bhairabnath Battalion. This makes the case even more complicated. Kantipur had extensively covered the recent atrocities by an Army captain from the same battalion. It is no doubt that many folks in the army, who still want autocracy in the country, see biggest enemy in Kantipur. Two boys pelted at the police from the back of the crowd to instigate the police to add tension in the situation. Another man and a woman, seen in the photo above, said that no one should pelt. I heard someone as saying, “These buildings are made from peoples’ money and people have the right to bring them down. We should destroy these buildings today.” I was quietly listening.

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90 thoughts on “Kantipur Ghearoed For Hours. An Experience

  1. Oh by the way I also saw the tooth fairy that was extensively covered by Kantipur. Comeone Wagle lets not go into assumptions. You guys made a mistake and now you know better. It wasnt the best way to make you guys realize the importance of unbiased proper jounalism but it was mightly affective. Writing a a letter is the right thing to do when the country is in the right mood. For now a couple of burning tires and a troupe of karate atheletes is more proper.

  2. Some suspecious people are trying to create such a havoc situation. They are interested to generate fear city dweller.

    Why the security forces has not take care on this incident in spite of their nearest presence? Baneswor police is just front of kantipur building. Really security forces are not favour of democracy.

    I think unnecessary presence of the people also make them inspire for such a vandalism. SPA and MB should move forward in speed otherwise peoples anger and bunch of hooligans will cross over the strength of society as happen on the death of 12 nepali in Iraq.

  3. Dinesh, I feel sorry for you guys but then a part of me does say well Kantipur has established a reputation for being biased. I can understand the low quality of reporting of other dailies…pay ten/fifteen thousand rupees to a journalist and they will write anything you ask them to. You guys are pretty much the same but instead of 15,000 maybe it is 2/3 lakhs or some other favour like the way you guys were given the Ktv licence immediately after Janandolan. The shameful thing is Kantipur does not need to do that but does it anyway because your owners seem to be a greedy money/power hungry bunch. I know you guys have done a lot of good especially for democracy, you guys have a lot of guts to stand for the right thing sometimes, but nobody is going to ignore your publications dark side too. That’s really sad because this country could do with a really good and fair publication with guts. I wish your owners would now clean up, they’ve made enough money. Wishful thinking I guess.

  4. In my opinion what is happening right now is a law and order situation. The Home Minister should strictly enforce the law-but he has no guts and with such a corrupt bunch as the Nepal Police and the Nepal Army at his disposal (perhaps not the Nepal Army?) he seems rather helpless. It’s useless to just blame the SPA, this is the result of an amalgation of years of corrupt, inefficient, incompetent, afno manchhe promoting culture-whether you are a maoist/kangresi/communist/royalist or whatever. We’re all guilty. We should really all hang our heads in shame.

  5. A biased newspaper gets the hackle of the readers for being what it is : I don’t see anything strange or anything abnormal. WHen I read Kathmandu Post and Kantipur, I feel like puking everyday. This day had to come.

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    thanks for your support.We need your and support like you.We will soon luanch our website and are in the process of launching strategy publicly.We are also in the process of setting up a fund account in Geneva where all well wishers and supporters can deposit donations.For reasons of security i cannot give my email.Once we set up our servers you can contact by email.Once again thank you for your support.
    Lets fight for freedom from communist terrorism!!Save Nepal preserve freedom!

    By the way
    Dear Dinesh Wagle,
    WHY SO HARSH REACTION ONCE I SAY THINGS AGIANST JOURNALIST.DONT OVERREACT SO MUCH.IJUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE NO DAMN RIGHT TO SAY “Nepal Army Becoming Rascals Club
    “.THERE ARE 80 THOUSANDSONS OF NEPALIS FIGHTING FOR US ANT THIS COUNTRY.

  7. PLEASE RESPECT OUR 80 THOUSANDS BROTHERS IN NEPAL ARMY.THEY ARE OUR PRIDE.LETS REFRAIN FROM MAKING NONSENCE COMMENTS AGAINST THE ARMY INSTITUTION AS A WHOLE.WE HAVE THE FINEST 80 THOUSANDS BROTHERS OF OURS THERE.

  8. rosan, you demented, sad excuse for a human being so what was your IQ again? 10? sounds about right, as smart as my dog!

  9. The SPA needs courage. Sack Girija. Reform the Nepal Army. Straighten out the Nepal Police. Tell the Maoists that unless they surrender their arms, no interim govt., no elections to the CA. Give a clear, just mandate to the UN. For once get it right.

  10. What goes around comes around- no act of violence can be commended but if it is bought on by itself or themselves, why be horrid. Just by being reporter or newspaper does not mean swiping power whereby no can question or challenge them- it just the opposite. A fourth estate needs to earn respect by being balanced and forthright but not righteous to all fault (one sided),Kantipur has – so it must pay price and will continue to do in the long run. They prided themselves in being a 8th member of SPA- now feel the fury.

    I still stand by the report of Kantipur having earned 7 crorer for 19 days of work in April and thereafter 64 crorer deposited in 4 banks in Kathmandu. By the way Gyawali Sr. was in race to be a Communication Minister, somehow it did not happen. FYI, he made money when he was a custom officer at TIA during Panchayt. So Kantipur stop being a cry baby- you reap what you sow

  11. sounds ptotested by kundales, mundres who want revenge from kantipur for supporting pro democracy momement.

    poor fellows, trying hard even their time gone.

    “SAAS HUN JEL AASH HUNCHHA BHANCHAAN” their leader still in the postion. lets see.

  12. Everywhere I heard that Kantipur is pro Indian and paid by the Indian authorities to print what they want in Nepal.I ask all the journalists in Kantipur group to show their professionalism and work for Nepal. That is to be pro-Nepal.Why people,even highly intelligent and educated prople are are accusing it of being Indian design in Nepal. They must come out with some sort of White paper to dispel such doubts and suspicions.Otherwise, future of this institution is doomed.

  13. I sometimes come to this website to get an ubiased opinion which I usually do get. But, when it comes to Kantipur TV or media publication it is understandable that Wagleji would be biased. I remember the days when it was competing with The Himalayan Times about price cuts and used to run articles almost on a daily basis condemning the Indian ownership behind its rivals. There was a time when it loaded a van of Kantipur employees and made them burn The Himalayan Times in front of Tri Chandra Campus (this source comes from a cousin of mine who used to work in Katipur at that time). I guess that buring the Himalayan Times would be fine with you Wagleji as long as it was done to prevent Indian influence in Nepali media right?
    I just believe that everyone has their own priorities and nobody should try and act up and be pretencious. Kantipur pubications has their own aims and objectives just like Fox new channel does and they will always be BIASED!!!

  14. the driver of Makune thought himself much more superior,it was overuse of power,still, the karate dada..who knew it would make talk of town if he would create brawl and tried to become hero of nothing..sadly he paid more price of himself..
    the other part is that, some people are starting to enjoy the mass demonstration ..they really enjoy..
    the students of Paras, kamal thapa, bharat keshar, even Narayan singh pun and Pashupati Sumsher are excited to declare the state a failure state…their own purpose..
    ….many things come for no reasons…
    ,,,,sorry kantipur….but in changing Nepal, the staffers of kantipur will see something to remember…..be brave and face the challange..

  15. nepali,
    it happens…its what many think they are masterminded in such a situations…
    u cannot get unbiased ..nowhere..
    myself doesn’t like such…my messages which i wrote earlier(few mins ago) was also filtered without reason..

  16. Rosan,

    Those 80K of your brothers in army are paid from our tax money. We are feeding you guys. Because we are feeding you and giving roof on top of your head, you need to have loyalty to us and not to the royal family. So you have a responsibility to treat the citizens better. If not, we can stop feeding and paying you guys.

    GM

  17. hammer, your msg was really filtered? wonder who if the adminstrator stays or awake or an automated sytem detects certains words that they filter the entire message?

  18. While this incident was unfortunate, Kantipur needs to realise where it came from. While there is strong possibility of a politically motivated mob, you guys must understand that there is indeed a popular sense of loathing towards the publication too.

    Your covering democracy and standing in the face of rough weather was great. But the general public is fickle and sentimental and all your achievements will be diluted even if you make a single mistake (esp on the background of people’s general perception towards your publication).

    Henceforth, the real challenge ahead lies for you to be a more responsible media house. Bouquets and brickbats come together but dont lose heart.

  19. nepal reminds me of movie ‘mad max’…. on the slightest provocation one can shoot/burn/hack/ anyone…

    what amazes me is that victim can turn into perpetrator and perpetrator into victim in no times….

    where social and moral clarity is nil…god save us!!

    pasupati nath le gamro valo garun….but looks live he will be playing harp while watching KTM burn…like nero….

  20. What the hell are people taking about. I am suprised that the most important issue has not even been mentioned. I don’t care about Kantipur’s bias. Nepal is suppose to be a free and democratic society so Kantipur being a private enterprise can write, say whatever the hell it wants. Look at Sky news or Fox in the UK and US…
    My biggest concern here and this should be everyone’s concern is that Nepal has turned into a mobocracy. This made mob mentality has to be stopped. I think Nepalis have become too cocky after Jana andolan II. I think they are under the impression that you can achieve anything by burning tires and vandalizing property.

  21. Dear Mr. Wagle,

    I have strong sympathy for you and Kantipur family although Kantipur had made a mistake for airing wrong message without confirming it. But just becuase of the wrong message one doesn’t have right to vandalise the ones property. This is terrorism, GUNDAGARDI and anarchism. There are certain institutions to complain the report. You have already mentioned regarding your mistake, Kantipur can be challenged in police, media chautari or court. Thus anyone has right to challenge media legally not illegally

    Likewise, we have heartful sympathy for late Mr. Gurung’s family and relatives but staging protest in the street, burning tyres and vanlysing public or private property won’t bring back your son or brother. As you all already know culprit or killer is already in th e police custody, thus it’s useless to give problem to the public. You have police station, court to get a justice. Why are you in the street? Who is giving you justice from street.

    Come on Kathmanduities, you all people having such rotten brain. You cow or bullalo or chicken killed by car, you stage protest in the street, your daughter sold to brothel, you stage protest in the street, you lazy ba***d cannot work and hungry and stage protest again in the street for food. What you think, street will provide you everything?

    There are certain instituation build up for the justice and rights. Police station, court, asylam (for food and shelter), traffic etc but for small incident, it is now tradition that you comes to the street; nonsence jobless idiots. There are many people who has to reach in the destination in time, there are ambulances trapped in the jamps, there are adults and women trapped there but nobody care this.

    This happens due to the lack of law and order. we have a Home Minister but he is so idle and leud (he seems to be woman and children minister), we have Defence minister but always in bed then who will bring back law and order in track?

    Come on people if you really want law and order, protest for the best law and order and you yourselves also follow it.

    Jai hos

  22. I have edited most part of comment no. 22

    Dear Mr. Wagle,

    I have strong sympathy for you and Kantipur family although Kantipur had made a mistake for airing wrong message without confirming it’s source. But just becuase of the wrong message one doesn’t have right to vandalise the ones property. This is terrorism, GUNDAGARDI and anarchism. There are certain institutions to complain the report. You have already mentioned regarding your mistake, Kantipur can be challenged in police, media chautari or court. Thus anyone has right to challenge media legally not illegally

    Likewise, we have heartful sympathy for late Mr. Gurung’s family and relatives but staging protest in the street, burning tyres and vandlysing public or private property won’t bring back your son or brother. As you all already know culprit or killer is already in th e police custody, thus it’s useless to give problem to the public. Police is interrogating him and will take him to court and court will decide his fate. Thus You have police station, court to get a justice. Why are you in the street? Who is giving you justice from street.

    Come on Kathmanduities, you all people having such rotten brain. Your cow or bullalo or chicken killed by car, you stage protest in the street not the traffic police, your daughter sold to brothel you stage protest in the street; you lazy don’t work and hungry and stage protest again in the street for food. What you think, street will provide you everything?

    There are certain instituation build up for the justice and rights. Police station, court, asylam (for food and shelter), traffic etc but for small incident, it is now tradition that you comes to the street; nonsence jobless idiots. There are many people who has to reach in the destination in time, there are ambulances trapped in the jamps who needs immediate attention, there are adults and women trapped there but nobody care this.

    This happens due to the lack of law and order. we have a Home Minister but he is so idle and womanish (he seems to be woman and children minister), we have Defence minister but always in bed then who will bring back law and order in track?

    Come on people if you really want law and order, protest for the best law and order and you yourselves also follow it.

    Jai hos

  23. If you think kantipur is bias, there is a simple solution – don’t read it. Why do you want to waste your energy for nothing? Nothing, because vandals are criminal and will be treated accordingly. If you think that it has done something against you, seek legal remedies. And remember, your master is loosing all his money in online poker. Once he is empty, we might expect peace in our country.

    The investigation report of the killing must be made public. If there is any personal motivation for killing, the involved has to get harsh punishment. There is no excuse for Police/Army to commit crime. And those of you have a great affection towards only 80k “finest” brothers, there are 27m Nepali (just a information with hope that it increases your IQ level).

  24. Wagle writes, “One of my colleague said that he saw his friend, an army officer from Nepal Army’s Bhairabnath Battalion. This makes the case even more complicated……..”

    Do we have to beleive, you Mr. Wagle or your annonymus collegue?

    I think you at Kantipur are good at making things complicated, you are flaring the crisis more…

    You are all planted men, no different than uneducated men in the Nepal Army.

    You are all being used for some cause. sorry but it is a fact!

  25. 19 people didn’t give up their life in janna andolan II so asshole like you can make a mistake and present a completly lopsided stories just b’cuz the perpetrator happens to be of your same caste and guard of your beloved minister and victim happens to be a MONGOLIAN.

    Honestly Kantipur is rascist and will be rascist no matter what. i guess it will be if better it is burn and from it’s ashes maybe something good will come.

  26. and what cause might that be?
    save the India is trying to take over the world speech for later.
    It’s people like you coke who have the cognitive ability of a 8 year old that is runing Nepal. You see your thinking is so narrow and misguided that you think one step ahead.
    Let me buy your paranoia for the time being. The main point is still that Nepal is becoming overrun by mobs! There is no law and order in the country. Anytime anyone wants to raise an issue there is always some protest which results in injury and damage to public property. This is just ridiculous. So people maybe you all want to focus on the issue. The issue certainly isn’t about Kantipur’s journalistic credentials.

  27. Hey Mr. Wagle,

    What’s wrong with you, why did you delete me comment no. 22 & 23 from this morning. I have resubmitted comment no. 23 and you have deleted whole.

    I didn’t write anything against anyone. Why are you this much stupid? People are mocking, slanging, spiting each others and I have written the truth and you bloody takeout it, ridiculous. Shame on you

    I had written against protest in the public place and vandalising of public property and you take it out.

    Cureless tumour you are>?

    Give me clarification???

  28. I am sorry but I must say Nepal is not yet ready for Democracy. In order to live a democratic life, people must learn to be disciplined. I am not against Democracy but it is very important to teach what Democracy is. And the only way to teach it is to put the country under army rule.

    What have we got in last 15 years?
    A lawless country, protest programs over little things, corrupt leaders, indisciplined army, stupid and corrupt government officers, ministry of Idiots, indisciplined police, out of control citizens, out of control markets, fighting in the colleges, fighting in the universities, misuse of government funds, broken roads and bridges, corruption in the airlines, corrruption in the telecommunication, corruption in Tourism board, ill mannered traffic personals, no traffic system, misbehaving taxi drivers, uneducated-stupid-micro drivers, corrupt leaders hiding behind black wind-shields, too many NGOs yet too much poverty, worst education system, human rights violation, social abuse to women and children, increased thefts and robbery, disappearance of innocent people, mass murders, rapes and the list goes on and on and on.

    Where do you see people with common sense? Where do you see a person doing one single right thing? Where is the corruption control? Who is there to teach the citizen that destruction, anger and hatred is not a good thing?

    If an army shot a civilian why don’t you go knock the defence minister or the army secretariat? Why do you have to block the road and burn tires? Is that a sensible thing to do? Is that a good citizen behaviour?

    If somebody comes and tells you Bhai don’t do this, do you really need to answer that with a khukuri? 15 years is really a long time and we have seen no change of manners, no improvements in people’s behaviour. For a country to enjoy peace and freedom the people must learn to live under discipline. And to teach the discipline a dictatorship is required where strict law and order is maintained. We saw King’s rule, nothing happened. We saw Democracy still nothing happened. We must now see an army rule. I really hate to say this but I think Nepal must go though an Army rule.

    You will only understand the importance of light when you have to go through darkness.

  29. CommonSense, I am sorry to say but this is how we will learn. It will be difficult, it is the hard way but we will have to go through this mess to learn. A dictatorship is not the answer. Once again democracy is a process not a destination.

  30. Well, for the first time i agree with Kirat. As far as Kantipur being a private publication and can write what ever it wishes is wrong. Look there are some resposibilities that come with insitutions as such. Can a privat medical institution then treat a patient in what ever way they want? What a load of c@#$! Well, you could say if you don’t like the hospital don’t go there but that is not how rights and democracy works?

    Now, about being deciplined. Well, the leaders themselves (including Kantipur Pub) have set these standards. Couple of months ago, these same acts were being cheered by Kantipur and others. This has become the Nepali way i accept but it can not be termed right or wrong depending on one institutions vested interest.

    The other thing is that, the people go out on the street because nothing functions in Nepal. The police department can not be trusted. The courts can not be trusted to give impartial and quick verdict. What can anyone do? there is no law in Nepal as all can be bought with money. Why should not they get out on the street Mr. Kantipur? Look now this will be the normal way that Nepali people will get justice because all the other means are there only to serve the rich and the powerful. Everyone is corrupt and can be bought.

    About India’s design. Yes, i think India does have a design not only for nepal but all its neighboring countries. India suffers from inferiority complex and perpetual paranoia. It fears stable governments around her and thinks that all the countries are just waiting to bring her down. So, they conspire and destroy. Well, it has already been proven in Bangladesh, Srilanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan. No need to question anyones IQ here. We are all equally stupid to assume our righteousness.

  31. To Kishor and his kind- do not falsely believe you are living in a land where there is justice, rule of law, and sense of security. The reason I abhor Kantipur is- they set the trend to vandalize by propogating mobs during the andolan but now the table is turned and they cry foul.

    The situation we are in- no security, lawlessness, and strife is in part the doing of Kantipur. They are getting taste of their own medicine- its bitter.

  32. Mr. Wagle is accusing who? The people! or do they see royal conspiracies in this as well? It is about time Kantipur and its representatives in the parliament stand up and take their responsibilities as their own instead of accusing others for their failures. If our SPA can not even deal with internal conspiracies, how are they going to deal with international ones?

    Kantipur is trying to ties this situation with the palace (as them being behind it) so that they can claim that the protestors are wrong. After all, the palace can never do anything right now can it?

    And poor journalists in Nepal, they really have it tough here don’t they? If wagle is looking for sympathy then he should know sympathy has just left nepal and they are not getting any. What we instead have is hatred, frustrations, free time (unemployed) and guns in our hands. You interested?

  33. Mr. Wagley writes that there is no doubt that this was politically motivated. What a crook this wagley guy is? without any facts research this guy declares this a politically motivated insident and directly accuses gyanendra shah? First what is not politically motivated? Your ublication itself is poltically motivated. And what the mob meant by relating democracy with this incident is to show or express their resentment towards you onsided (profit making at the cost of the nation) attitude towards journalism. They know that you have been paid by some group or organization to destablize this nation (like you i do not need to present any evidence) which is absolutely clear to all the people of this country

  34. First what is not politically motivated? Your bublication itself is poltically motivated. And what the mob meant by relating democracy with this incident is to show or express their resentment towards your onesided (profit making at the cost of the nation) attitude towards journalism. They know that you have been paid by some group or organization to destablize this nation (like you i do not need to present any evidence) which is absolutely clear to all the people of this country

  35. Just crossed my mind- they way you have gone after Monarchy,Army and all the institutions that makes Nepal- is it any wonder that tide is turning against you. You can fool people sometimes but not all the time. Stop acting as neo-elite, the one who can do no wrong, speak no wrong and act no wrong. Father Time will hand-out the verdict in its due time, impartially unlike Kantipur

  36. i agree with you sansar. These people will use censorship in the name of proper journalism and then use propoganda as a democratic tool and the rights to information and so on

  37. Mr. Wagley writes that there is no doubt that this was politically motivated. What a journalist this wagley guy is? without any facts research this guy declares this a politically motivated insident and directly accuses gs?

  38. Yes Kantipur is biased, there is no doubt at all. But just because of that mishandling it is not the good idea instead of giving feedback to it. I just like to give feedback from public view-point that kantipur has to change its strategies of writings. Many people are very much awared about its 100% biasness and started imagine its link to some opportunists. If this biasnes continue and people trust on all its curve and manipulated reports then this country is going to be either hell or it will effect to our sovereignity.

    The day might come maoist itself blast the kantipur once it feels negative to them.

    This is just feedback to kantipur….

  39. Wagle,
    I’m afraid this was bound to happen. Maybe it is time to critically analyse yourselves (i.e. Kantipur) instead of trying to be the moral police which I’m afraid you are far from it.
    The way Kantipur has conducted itself over time is dangerously close to the gutter variety.
    It is time to look inward – maybe you have not taken money from the royal government, but there are many “other” governments inside and outside fluttering about. I think you will do yourselves a favour to critically look into the Kantipur operations. The public are aware of the dubious pasts and presents of your boss owners. There have been allegations of past corruptions, money in crores slipping into your bosses accounts from sources outside the country. Why don’t you answer or rather investigate these queries? These are of a very serious nature which is directly associated with the national security and sovereignity of this country. Perhaps this mob mentality is more to do with the many unanswered questions regarding the dangerous credibility of Kantipur, which has inevitably built up into a crescendo.

  40. I think Kantipur will have a lot more to face upto in the coming future. No one is going to show any sympathy to kantipur publications and their dikats. If kantipur keeps attacking the King and the army perpetually for the interest of India, i am sure some people are once again going to sympathise with the royal family and the army

  41. How did Kantipur build this much huge complex with many buildings? First of all they open Kantipur and selling papers from Tripureshwor or somewhere, later to Santinagar Building?

    They made money so much then immediately build this complex with TV station, finance blah blah.

    Is it possible to build such infrastructure with 4 rupee worth of paper.

  42. now we have developed new tradition that if someones cow or buffalo or chicken killed by someones car, owner starts protesting in the street instead of reporting to Traffic police?

    Look at the chaos, after Late Karate Player was killed by police. I have strong simpathy with them but it’s not the way to stage protest in the street.

    Destroyig infra structure, disturbing vecular movement, burning tyres doesn’t give any solustion except polution, hard life to the public, ambulances and elderly people.

    There are institutions to report if you like justice. Killer is in already in Custody and these people are burning tyres for what? from street who is bringing their son or brother or relative back? Why we have constituted public court?

    What a tradition??????

    No law and order in this country? Maobadi raj and SPA Raj what is difference???

    We cannot expect law and order from this Womanish Home Minister and ill fated Defence mInister???? can we????

  43. Very nice, when we write our voice then you give this message:

    “”Your comment is awaiting moderation”

  44. Wagleji,

    People and organizations face good and bad times. I feel sorry for what a small bunch of people did to Kantipur, and those who are responsible should be punished.

    After reading all above posts, I have some weired ideas in my mind. Let me put them randomly:

    1. A significant number of Nepalese youth is still skeptical about the need of democracy in Nepal(CommonSense #27). It proves the old theory that there is always a ready supply of fools in every stage of human civilization.

    2. People are critical about Kantipur Publications. They don’t like your organization because they think that it is biased or that your bosses are greedy. I do not approve the first reason. I do not think that a media house can ever be or should be unbiased. Human beings can never be impartial or objective. Objectivity and impartiality are myths which are sought only by the fools like Kirat (#3). You don’t have to be impartial, but try be professional. The second reason seems to be valid. Your bosses are good for nothing. They could do equally well if they had opened a brothel -I mean they are not into this profession out of their interest in journalism.

    3. There are people who can never feel protected in their own country because of India. These are the sick people, never confident about themselves. They are similar to the rabese patients who fear from water. The only option is a good treatment. I have heard there are some good psychologists in Kathmandu. The psychologist treating these fools will surely spend good many hours in telling them that India was not created to engulf Nepal.

    4. Finally I found your style of reporting this incident amaturish, and in a way silly. People who try to learn professional journalism do not get furious over what happens around. Your descriptions of the whole incident is very low in terms of journalistic standard. If you guys do not improve, you will end up making your daily similar to a weekly political tabloid like Budhabar or Deshantar.

  45. Neps always have the habit of pulling someone down from a pedestal, so that he/she can climb up there himself/herself.

    It is healthy competition to try to fight to the top or for fame, fortune, position but not by pulling others down unjustly.

    The journalists may have done sincere work and that should be applauded. At the same time, there are journalists who give biased news to make tantalizing news…which is totally absurd!! but that’s their living….so it is double-edged sword….

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