Jul 242017

People of suburbs of  Pokhara in Nepal participated in a paddy plantation programme on the occasion of Ashar Pandhra.

The farmers and the organiser were joined by tourists during a programme and marked the festival by splashing mud at each other and singing folk songs. Continue reading »

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Jul 242017

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir in Toronto on Sunday, hailed the temple as an “architectural masterpiece” and a “place for communal harmony”.

Clad in emerald green kurta and white pyjamas, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau performed pooja at the Mandir and said how deeply Canada values the special relationship with Indian and Hindu community.

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Jul 192017

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is leading the shutdown in the hills since June 15, had threatened to start a fast unto-death strike and later self-immolation to pressure the state and the central governments to give in to their demand.

The ongoing stir by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) seeking the creation of a Gorkhaland state by carving hill areas in West Bengal has received support from several Nepali groups in the northeast.

Nepalis, who are residents of the eight states in the region, are keenly following developments in Darjeeling and many feel the creation of Gorkhaland would address the “identity crisis” they witness to some extent. Continue reading »

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Jul 192017

A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future.

Energy Observer will use its solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system to power its trip. The 5 million-euro ($5.25 million) boat heads off Saturday from Paris toward the Atlantic. Continue reading »

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Jul 132017

Police on Wednesday in Kathmandu arrested a trader for allegedly selling ‘plastic’ rice.

According to Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, Tanka Prasad Sherchan of Sano Bharyang-based Sherchan Brother Pvt Ltd was arrested for further investigation after the rice of RTC brand bought by Swoymabhu police was found to be suspicious.

Police said they would send the rice sample to food lab for examination.

Is ‘plastic rice’ for real?

The term ‘plastic rice’ first surfaced in China in 2010. Dubbed the Wuchang rice scandal, Chinese officials unearthed a scam by companies who passed off ordinary rice as premium Wuchang rice by adding flavours to it. The Wuchang rice, known for its unique aroma, is exported to various nations. Chinese traders are believed to have made a huge profit through this scam.

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Dec 282016

During recent years, Nepalese diasporic literature based on immigrant’s life has flourished a lot. The struggle the Nepalese immigrants face, their psychology, loneliness, self-dignity and memories of their own homeland in a new world are the major subjects of such diasporic writings.  “Pathik Pravasan“, a novel by Pancham Adhikari, is a similar diasporic work where the story revolves around a man “Pathik” who is in Europe for his studies during the period of Maoist insurgency in Nepal.

pathik-pravasanThe story is entangled in dreams of Nepali youth going abroad. In order to pursue higher education, many Nepali youths swarm abroad; mainly to the West. Those youths lured into abroad do not get to walk an easy and convenient road. This novel “Pathik Pravasan” is a novel which centers on the struggle faced by Nepalese when they reach abroad. In addition, the writer portrays the status of Nepal and sufferings of Nepalese under Maoist insurgency very impressively. Continue reading »

Dec 252016

priyanka-chopraPriyanka Chopra, who has ruled and slayed 2016, opened up about a terrible experience in the West during her ‘Koffee With Karan’ appearance.

According to DNA, Pee Cee will be speaking extensively but only on her Hollywood career. She will also be giving fans a sneak peek into her experience on the set of Baywatch.

Further, the Bollywood diva is also set to open up on her encounter with racism. According to sources, “Priyanka said that whoever goes to Hollywood after her should be careful about the kind of roles they do. When host Karan Johar asked if she has faced racism, she shared that she did, but not in the studios.

She described how she became a victim of racism while sat in the airport lounge. Continue reading »

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Dec 102016

– Dr Binaya Shrestha, Switzerland

Binaya ShresthaNepalese political leaders have always demonstrated their affection for visiting developed countries in the west. The major political parties have established a wider Network of their party wings in these countries,mainly for party politics. The political parties of Nepal: Nepali Congress (NC), Communist Party of Nepal (UML), Communist party of Nepal (Maoist Centre)and other parties have established their sister organizations in the Nepalese diasporic communities. However, these sister organizations have failed to provide any major policy inputs to their mother parties till date. The political wrangling among these organizations have vividly reflected the existing political grudge and rifts of Nepal. If evaluated in terms of nature, function and efficiency, these organizations are just aforeign edition of identical sister organizationsof the political parties in Nepal.

The Nepalese diaspora retains a somewhat ambivalent attitude towards the motherland. They fiercely love their motherland and want strong emotional ties with prosperous Nepal. But they are exasperated by the inability of politicians, whereas they themselves are involved in petty politics of motherland.In social media,Nepalese diaspora is expressingtheir frustrations, disappointments and dissatisfactions at the current political situation in Nepal. Continue reading »

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