Our Poverty, What an Irony :(

Dailekhis grabbing the rotten rice is a crude irony to our society just like, umm…. let’s say, the hi-fi UN vehicles running on the streets of Kathmandu. Wish the rice had gone to the needy hands on time. Moonshiners in Dailekh district headquarters scavenge rotten rice before it could be disposed of, Thursday (28 June).Continue reading “Our Poverty, What an Irony :(“

A Different Diaspora: Story of Nepali Refugees in Austria

Contributed by Dr. Bishnu Pathak and Chitra Niraula Case I: Somnath Ghimire of Chitawan reached New Delhi from Kathmandu via Mahendranagar on July 12, 2001. He stayed there for two days and flew to Moscow via Uzbekistan Airline. In Moscow, a broker from Pakistan took his passport and held him in a closed room. HeContinue reading “A Different Diaspora: Story of Nepali Refugees in Austria”

If Confirmed, These Folks Will Be Nepal’s Ambassadors

Envoy nominations sent to the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee By Bishnu Budhathoki KATHMANDU- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has sent a list of 14 names to the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee nominating them as the country’s ambassadors in different countries. Talking to the Kathmandu Post on Tuesday (June 26), Minister for Foreign Affairs SahanaContinue reading “If Confirmed, These Folks Will Be Nepal’s Ambassadors”

If Confirmed, These Folks Will Be Nepal's Ambassadors

Envoy nominations sent to the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee By Bishnu Budhathoki KATHMANDU- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has sent a list of 14 names to the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee nominating them as the country’s ambassadors in different countries. Talking to the Kathmandu Post on Tuesday (June 26), Minister for Foreign Affairs SahanaContinue reading “If Confirmed, These Folks Will Be Nepal's Ambassadors”

Do or Die: Constituent Assembly Election on Nov 22

By Dinesh Wagle Hello everyone, Mark this day in your calendar: November 22, 2007 or Mangsir 6, 2064. The meeting of the Council of Ministers today decided to hold the Constituent Assembly elections on that day. A meeting of the eight-party leaders yesterday had mandated the government to announce the date for the CA polls.Continue reading “Do or Die: Constituent Assembly Election on Nov 22”

Here Comes Our Powell: Next American Celebrity in Nepal

Update: Senate confirmed the appointment of Nancy J. Powell as the ambassador to Nepal on June 28. (that is if confirmed by the Senate as ambassador to Kathmandu. Nancy Powell will be replacing James F. Moriarty, the current American face in Nepal (hero for some and villain for others) Transcripts by Federal News Service JuneContinue reading “Here Comes Our Powell: Next American Celebrity in Nepal”