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Why are floods in Kathmandu getting severe each year?

Kathmandu, July 14 -- Sushila Bhattarai's three-storey house in Thimi is a few minutes walk from Hanumante River in Bhaktapur. When incessant rainfall began Thursday night and continued well into Frid... Read More


Bollywood's IIFA awards heads to Kathmandu and controversy tags along

Kathmandu, June 30 -- Bollywood, India's movie capital, suddenly figured in one of the sessions of the National Dialogue on Foreign Policy on Saturday when Bhim Rawal, a ruling party lawmaker, questio... Read More


How Nepal's information minister went from being a fierce reporter to a hardline politician against free press

Kathmandu, June 23 -- For Gokul Baskota, the last twelve months have been particularly busy. Since taking the helm of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, which had been without a... Read More


How Nepal's communications minister went from being a fierce reporter to a hardline politician against free press

Kathmandu, June 23 -- For Gokul Baskota, the last twelve months have been particularly busy. Since taking the helm of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which had been without ... Read More


Lawyer says Comedian Pranesh Gautam will be released from custody tonight. Police won't confirm or deny.

Kathmandu, June 14 -- The police has charged comedian Pranesh Gautam with "cybercrime" a week after detaining him and nearly three weeks after filmmaker Milan Chamling 'Chams' Rai filed a police compl... Read More


Police say they are holding comedian Pranesh Gautam in custody for "few more days"

Kathmandu, June 14 -- Police have charged comedian Pranesh Gautam with "cybercrime", a week after detaining him and nearly three weeks after filmmaker Milan Chamling 'Chams' Rai filed a police complai... Read More


In stunning continuation, comedian remains in detention despite widespread calls for his release

Nepal, June 12 -- Galvanised by news reports and social media posts about the arrest of comedian Pranesh Gautam for a film review, dozens of people took to the streets of Kathmandu on Wednesday to exp... Read More


Comedian in police custody for a video reviewing the film Bir Bikram 2

Kathmandu, June 7 -- More than two weeks after filmmaker Milan Chams filed a police complaint about a video that Meme Nepal, a popular Facebook page, had posted about his recent film-Bir Bikram 2-Pran... Read More


United Nations urges Nepal to change its rape and sexual violence law

Kathmandu, May 21 -- The United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged Nepal to investigate the rape of a woman during the decade-long conflict, while also highlighting the need to adapt its laws re... Read More


Prisoners in Nepal are living under 'inhumane conditions' says Office of the Attorney General

Kathmandu, May 15 -- The Office of the Attorney General has painted a bleak picture of police cells and prisons across the country, emphasising the urgent need to improve the living conditions to ensu... Read More