| Jun 27, 07 08:57 PM | Comments (0)

Torture Continues: A Brief Report

At least 1,313 recorded new cases of torture occured after the historic uprsing of April 2006, says a report by Advocacy Forum, a Kathmandu-based rights group.

| Jun 26, 07 05:28 PM | Comments (3)

Combating Girl-Trafficking and Sex Slavery

Without domestic action and international cooperation, girl-trafficking and sex slavery in Nepal cannot be curbed effectively, writes RAJU ADHIKARI

| Jun 23, 07 11:57 AM | Comments (2)

Powell-Kerry Exchange on Nepal

NANCY J. POWELL, the US ambassador designate to Kathmandu, tackles questions about Nepal at a Capitol Hill hearing.

| Jun 22, 07 05:08 PM | Comments (1)

Discerning Causality in Women Empowerment

There is no causal relationship between grassroots women empowerment and top leadership, in Nepal or elsewhere, argues AVANTIKA REGMI. She calls for a bottom-up approach.

| Jun 13, 07 01:32 PM | Comments (0)

Trafficking in Persons: Nepal’s Intermediate Progress

Nepal has made intermediate progress in combating trafficking in persons, says an annual US report.

| Jun 13, 07 11:34 AM | Comments (1)

Maoist Conduct & Ethnic Division Chief Obstacles

Maoist conduct and ethnic division continue to be the two chief obstacles to peace, prosperity, and democracy in Nepal, says JAMES MORIARTY, the about-to-be-outgoing US ambassador.

| Jun 12, 07 09:28 AM | Comments (0)

Improve Security in Villages Before CA Polls: UN

Security plans are not enough. Nepal must improve conditions in the villages by shunning intimidation and violence, says IAN MARTIN, the UN special rep for Nepal

| Jun 8, 07 09:24 AM | Comments (2)

Pre-Election Report #2: From Carter Center

The four-point report, released less than a week ahead of Jimmy Carter's Nepal visit, says the new political agreement on new elections dates is encouraging, but there is much more work left to be accomplished.

| Jun 7, 07 09:31 PM | Comments (2)

Nepal Biodiversity Wealth Expands

Only 0.1 percent of the global landmass, Nepal boasts disproportionate wealth in biodiversity. And the riches are expanding.

| Jun 7, 07 12:57 PM | Comments (0)

Journalists under Fire in Southern Nepal

At least 72 journalists were attacked in the last six months and death threats in southern Nepal have become common place, says the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

| Jun 6, 07 05:33 PM | Comments (3)

The Impending Himalayan Outburst

The Himalayan glacial lakes are about to burst. There are at least 42 in Nepal and Bhutan that are potentially dangerous. And those in the Dudh Koshi and Pho Chu basins are the most precarious.

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