Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking
The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby.
She eloped when she was 16. Now she’s serving time for child marriage
The law on child marriage is so vague, it often ends up criminalising victims rather than perpetrators.
These photographs show what it's like to live with dementia
At a residential home in Kathmandu, 28 people from different families are living together. What do they have in common? Majority of them are elderly women suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is a growing health epidemic, but no one is paying attention
Although the number of people who show signs of Alzheimer’s disease is growing, the majority of the cases remain undiagnosed.
Nepali women stuck in China finally arrive home
The women say they are hopeful that the employment agency that cheated them will return their money.
With depleting foreign exchange, central bank tightens foreign trips and education
Monetary policy says Nepalis going abroad for travel and study will get less in international currency.
The government spent Rs230 million on buildings for squatters. Nobody moved in.
The empty, eerie housing project in Ichangu Narayan is a symptom of a haphazard, rushed decision-making.
Chinese company refuses to send Nepalis home without compensation for losses
Thirty-three out of the 44 women want to return to Nepal, but their company has demanded that the Nepali employment agency pay them upwards of $600 per woman.
Thousands of domestic violence cases are registered every year, but almost none go to court
Nepal’s law itself favours mediation over prosecution, as domestic violence is regarded to be a family affair, lawyers say.
Nepali women duped and sent to China for work want to return home. Nobody knows how—or when.
The women were promised $400 a month in a packing job at a garment factory, but were instead put into stitching and paid $50.
Reservation is the most important state policy we have and we can’t give up on that
Tsering D Gurung and Chandan Kumar Mandal recently sat down with Suraj Yengde—a scholar and Dalit rights activist who has studied casteism, racism, institutionalised discrimination, diversity and inclusion—to talk about the need for affirmative action and why caste still matters.
With parties still divided on Citizenship Amendment Bill, parliamentary sub-committee fails to make headway
The primary bone of contention remains the provision related to obtaining naturalised citizenship through marriage.
Insurgency’s over but police continue to stop and interrogate people on their whereabouts
City residents say they regularly get stopped by police, particularly at night, asking why they’re out until late.
China asked Nepal to ban a Tibetan official from entering the country. Nepali officials got the wrong man.
Home Ministry officials said the Chinese side directly communicates with the Department of Immigration, whose top official has sole authority to make decisions.
Diplomacy, in 280 characters or less
In Kathmandu, key diplomats are using Twitter to engage with Nepalis—and to wield soft power