Nepal trailblazer for minority rights, India just trails!

Nepal trailblazer for minority rights, India just trails!

While India keeps patting its own back claiming we are a ‘tolerant’ nation, small sister Nepal is the trail-blazer when it comes to protection of ‘minuscule minorities.’ It has firmly rooted for the legal rights of LGBTI people in South Asia. In 2007, Nepal was the first (and so far only) country in South Asia to decriminalise […]

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

NEW DELHI: The Madhesi agitation in Nepal may affect fruit juice drinkers in India. The Nepalese politicians living in the areas along the Indo-Nepal border have stopped the movement of vehicles along it in protest against certain provisions of the new Nepal Constitution. So goods can’t be moved from Nepal to India and vice-versa until […]

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken will no longer be served in Nepal. That’s just another fallout of the great earthquake that flattened the country. The twist in the tale is that union workers demanded that they get off at 6 pm every evening. The four restaurants, on the other hand, needed to operate beyond […]

No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has rejected Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi’s offer to host a global donors’ conference. The conference would generate funds for rehabilitation and restoration work in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April. Nepal will host its own conference here on June 25. The Narendra Modi […]

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Nepal: LGBT rights leader in Asia?

Kathmandu, Nepal : After striking down laws that discriminated against Gays, Lesbians and transgendered, and officially recognizing the third gender, Kathmandu is considering saying yes to same-sex marriage. A report on CNN has indicated that the Nepal government is actively considering giving its nod to same sex marriages. If this is happens, it will become the first South […]