Nepal’s Speaker charged with rape, resigned, now arrested

Former Speaker of Nepal’s Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara was arrested on Sunday (October 6) for allegedly attempting to rape a woman staffer in the federal parliament secretariat. Following the Kathmandu District Court’s permission based on a First Information Report lodged on Saturday, the police took Mr. Mahara into custody from the official residence of the […]

Philippino Army chief vs journalists?

Philippino Army chief vs journalists?

The Philippines’ new military chief has warned media not to present “biased” news reporting on the country’s communist insurgency. Journalists responded by suggesting that threatening them wasn’t part of his job description.  Armed forces chief, Lt. Gen. Noel Clement, said media should be “factual” in their reporting so as not to be construed as rebel […]

Human Trafficking: a global issue

Human Trafficking: a global issue

A stranger added Chandani on Facebook, she accepted, and soon they began exchanging messages online. He told her that he could get her a well-paid job in Iraq. She had never met him, but one day he sent someone to hand over a visa and a passport.  After the delivery of a passport, the agent […]

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Mandalay, Burma: Religious leaders, monks and priests have a duty to spread goodwill and not hate, says a Buddhist monk in Burma (Myanmar), even as another ‘ firebrand’ monk named U Wirathu is known for his open encouragement of anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, a Buddhist monk from Mandalay […]

India hosts an event of International Army Games, does well in Stage One

India hosts an event of International Army Games, does well in Stage One

India hosted the fifth edition of Army  International Scout Masters competition in Jaisalmer Military station under the Southern Command of Indian Army. While the Indian media reported that India had topped the charts in the first stage of the competition, the third stage has been held, but strangely, the media hasn’t disclosed the rankings of […]

Living Godess or prisoner of tradition?

Living Godess or prisoner of tradition?

Nepal,  being home to some hundred  ethnic groups,  is not only a country famous for mountains but also for its diverse culture and festivals. Down the ages, Nepal has been seen as a mysterious land with  many gods, goddess, deities and manifestations, which are worshipped. Apart from all these, Nepal also has a tradition of […]

Nepal: Poverty and Wealth, Ambition and Disaster

Nepal: Poverty and Wealth, Ambition and Disaster

Nepal is the among least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below poverty line whereas two-thirds of its population dependent on agriculture, but there’s more to it than meets the eye, says Shradha Chettry in this essay. The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, rests in the lap of the […]

Former Bhutan PM slams Indian media

Former Bhutan PM slams Indian media

Media students, please note. Always cross-check before you publish. When two Indian TV news channels showed a lack of professional ethics, they were slammed by the former PM of Bhutan. This ‘small’ piece of news which was ignored by most of the larger media houses shows how the mushrooming of TV channels has led to […]

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Certain political parties in India may have demonized Bangladesh for sending illegal migrants in Indian election campaign. They do not realize that the country born out of a bitter struggle against Pakistan. Bangladesh has  no love lost for Islamabad. Bangladesh has now done what Modi’s India cannot imagine – stop issuing visas to Pakistani nationals, […]

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

COLOMBO : Social media misuse again bares its fangs, this time in the wake of the Sri Lanka Church bombings. Reuters reported that the Sri Lankan government said on Monday (May 13) that it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of […]

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

Sad to report, India isn’t a happy nation. Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. India […]

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Poor reach of Underprivileged and Uneducated Mothers- ICDS

Anganwadi services have a poor reach among key beneficiaries that are the poorest of the poor and uneducated mothers, according to a paper published in a WHO bulletin recently. The government’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) provides a package of six services at anganwadi or child-care centres to young children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. These […]

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