Bring down migrant deaths: Supreme Court of Nepal

Kathmandu, November 16 The Supreme Court issued a directive order to the government today telling it to set up appropriate mechanism to address the alarming death rate among Nepali migrant labourers abroad. The SC issued the directive to the Office of the Prime Minister and other concerned ministries, including Department of Foreign Employment and Foreign Employment Promotion Board. A division bench of Justice Purushottam Bhandari and Justice Bam Kumar Shrestha issued the directive order. The major issues addressed in the case are related to the lack of proper policy to repatriate the body irrespective of legal status, necessary arrangements at the international airport for transfer of body to the family, post-mortem requirement of the body with government bearing the necessary cause, taking steps towards ratification of migrant workers convention. Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice and Pourakhi-Nepal had registered a public interest litigation at the apex court on December 27, 2016. The SC had issued a show cause notice on March 7, 2017 and the case was placed under priority hearing. ...

Beautiful Mistake

You were like that gust of wind That came fresh into my life A star that was shining bright Too far for my reach A fluffy cloud Too soft to feel You were perfect Too perfect Approached me with love And sweet words stuck to your tongue Kindness was overly done You made me fall Wish it had scraped my knee But you broke my heart And scarred me Took my life away from me The crime was really well done But now it’s time To pay me back And reap just what you sow Add though you were Just the perfect crime A beautiful mistake I will take back what is mine And forget you. Poet:-Darshana Pandey   ...

Health camps being (mis)used as base for organ trafficking

Kathmandu, April 20: In a shocking revelation, health camps are found being used or rather misused as a means of creating a base for human organ smuggling.  With the changing time, new methods are found to be used by the human smugglers and rackets to create a ground for trafficking in persons and smuggling of human organ.  Police, at a programme here today, said new forms of human trafficking and illegal human organ trade, primarily taking place in the guise of sending people on foreign employment, are reported in the country.  In an interaction programme on 'Kidney Smuggling in Nepal' organised by the Forum for Protection of People's Rights Nepal, Superintendent of Police Kiran Bajracharya said criminal gangs were found choosing rural areas as appropriate places to conduct free health camps so as to find out the prospective victims and spread their tentacles.  They reach there through the means of free-heath camps, take details of the people, identify 'possible victims' and hire another group to make them agreed for organ extraction and for its sale.  The Nepal Police in the fiscal year 2071/72 BS, had recorded the 181 cases of human trafficking and this number soared to 218 in the fiscal year 2072/73 BS.  Kavreplalanchowk, Nuwakot, Ramechhap and Makwanpur remain as the most vulnerable places in view of human trafficking and illegal organ trade.  Human smuggling racketeers taking advantages from...

Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed to prevent' massacre

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to take measures to prevent the school siege in the city of Beslan in 2004, in which more than 330 people died. The court has also criticised Moscow for its investigation of the case. In the siege, Chechen separatists took more than 1,000 hostages, the vast majority of them children. It ended when Russian security forces stormed the building. Survivors say the troops used excessive force. No Russian official has been held responsible for the high number of deaths, which included 186 children. Survivors and relatives say Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, mishandled the hostage crisis and ignored intelligence indicating that a hostage-taking scenario was being planned.BBC ...

Blood Drive, A Lifesaving Event Of NAH

Sujan Pandit, Houston-April 8, 2017 Nepalese Association of Houston (NAH) has successfully organized a blood donation on April 8, 2017 in collaboration with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (www.giveblood.org) in Houston. As of Ms. Prashanti Pandit, the coordinator for the blood drive event, altogether 44 donors, mostly from Nepalese community residing in Houston have donated their blood. “This is the lifesaving event that we have been organizing for last couples of years on the occasion of Nepalese New Year and Nepal Day”, Jyoti Ghimiray, the President of NAH shared his happiness by starting the blood drive through his donation. Mr. Ghimiray is a veteran blood donor since he had already donated for more than 50 times here in USA only. Similarly, Nabin Gautam, a young blood donor was also seen in the que who have already recorded for 41 times was quite enthusiastic to reach 100 times soon as he is a regular donor since 2008.  The well-known Nepalese entrepreneurs, NAH (www.nahtx.org) officials, and community volunteers from the Nepalese community have also donated their blood today as part of their community services. Most of the NAH executives including Madhukar Amatya, Vishnu Nepal, Sameer Rawal, Drona Gautam, and Bachcha Tiwari were in the blood donors’ list. Julio Velazquez, the blood drive supervisor has expressed his proudness for being a part of ‘commit for life’ mission of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (GCRBC). GCRBC is the...

NSU voter identity card distribution to start at 9 am

Kathmandu, Aug 14: The representatives of the Nepal Student Union (NSU) 11th General Convention will be provided the voter identity card and bags among other necessary materials from the Nepali Congress Central Office – BP Memorial Building – from 9 am today. The Convention representatives have been asked to bring along their official identity cards to receive the voter ID card, according to a statement issued by NC. The NSU Election Committee finalized the voters' list last night after a prolonged dispute. RSS ​ ...

SC to settle 50 per cent cases in a year

Kathmandu, Aug 3: The Supreme Court has set a goal to settle 50 per cent cases now under consideration at the court within a year. The first full meeting of the apex court held under the chairmanship of Chief Justice, Sushila Karki, on Wednesday set the goal in this regard, said SC Joint-Spokesperson, Bishworaj Poudel. The meeting was held after the appointment of 11 new judges. Poudel said the meeting also discussed contemporary issues of legal sector. Around 22,000 cases are now under consideration at Supreme Court. ...

CIAA files case against school teacher

Kathmandu, July 12: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against a school teacher at the Special Court for possessing fake academic certificate. Science teacher at Dailekh-based Jayanti Secondary School, Saryug Prasad Saha, was filed the case reasoning he was found bearing fake certificates issued under the name of Intermediate Education Council, Patna, India. He had shown that he did ISc from the Council in 1987. For over a decade, Saha has been teaching science in the secondary level. ...

Machine Readable Passport in 10 minutes !

Jul 3, 2016- Good news for those applying to procure machine readable passport (MRP). Now a client can get MRP within a day of submission of the application along with a fee of Rs 15,000.  To begin the service much to the relief of the service seekers, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa handed Chandrakali Budathoki of Dhanauri, Dang her MRP that was made in 10 minutes today.  Operation of the service follows the government's decision on June 5 in this regard.  Likewise, for those who want to procure MRP within two days, they have to pay Rs 12,000 each and one should pay Rs 10,000 to get MRP within three days. Earlier, it would take a week to procure MRP by paying Rs 10,000.  The Department of Passport of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that service seekers can get MRP from their respective District Administration Office within five to 15 days by paying Rs 5,000 for the same.  Earlier, it would take one month to get MRP through normal process by paying Rs 5,000 each.  Meanwhile, the department today launched a live enrolment system service.  According to the system service, a service seeker can fill out a digital application form from anywhere in their place of convenience, but they have to appear in person the department within 21 days for signature and cross-verification of their details. Their digital details will get deleted automatically after 21 days of the filling up of an...

The '10 years old' world's fattest boy put on a crash diet

The world's fattest boy who weighs 192 kilos at the age of 10 is put on a crash diet A morbidly obese ten-year-old, who is reduced to wearing just a sarong because other clothes do not fit him, has been put on a crash diet over fears he may die.   Sponsored विश्वव्यापी रुपमा पुरानो गाडीको खरिद तथा बिक्रि Arya Permana, named the world's fattest child, weighs 192 kilograms and eats five meals a day consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and Tempeh - a soy patty large enough to feed two adults. Arya, from West Java Province in ‪#‎Indonesia‬, has dropped out of school as he can no longer walk and his mother Rokayah said he is 'perpetually hungry'. Arya's parents have decided to limit the amount the ten-year-old eats per day and he is now on a diet of just brown rice. Scroll down for more images and video ...

List of Top Colleges in Nepal with International Degrees recognized by Ministry of Education

Here is the complete list of all colleges/institutions in Nepal with International Degrees that are recognized by Ministry of Education, Nepal. The following table lists name, college, affiliated university, university address and available courses in Detail.   SN College Address University   Courses 1 Academy of Culinary Arts Lagankhel Lalitpur Culinary Solutions Australia International College, Australia Australia 1.Certificate -III in Culinary Art (Duration -800hrs) 2.Certificate -III in Bakery and patisserie (Duration -800hrs) 3.Certificate -I in Culinary Art (Duration -200hrs) 4.Certificate -I in Bakery and patisserie (Duration -200hrs) 2 International School of Tourism and Hotel Management Kathmandu Salzburg University of Applied Science and Technology, Austria Austria Tourism Management -Diploma and Higher Diploma Bachelor of Science (hors) in Hospital Management Bachelor of Science (hors) in Culinary art Management MIT(Master of Innovation andManagement in Tourism) 2 years 3 Kathmandu Forestry College Koteshwor, Kathmandu University of Salzburg, Austria Austria M. Sc .in Geo-Information (2 Year) 4 Lord Buddha Education Foundation Kathmandu Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rastriya Patrakarita Vishwa vidyalaya India BCA, PGDCA, DCA, .B.Sc–...

Nepalese NGO in Ending Gender Inequalities Conference in NC

-Merokhabar Reporter/ Diyalo Pariwar, a Nepalese NGO from Narayangadh Chitwan participated in the conference entitled “Ending Gender Inequalities-Addressing the Nexus of HIV, Drug Use and Violence with Evidence Based Action” recently held in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. RTI International, UN Women, The National Institute of Health, Sun Trust, and the University of North Carolina jointly organized the conference between April 12 and 13, 2016. The conference was the milestone for gender related issues for the NGO and development agencies who have been implementing and coordinating the activities to tackle the gender inequalities, HIV, Drug use and gender based violence. The conference has also discussed the issues on widening nexuses and coordinated efforts to address the problems in surfaces and behind the curtains. Diyalo Pariwar has participated the conference through its Senior Board Member and Institutional Development Coordinator Mr. Sita Ram Bhatta. Mr. Bhatta has presented his poster presentation on Community Led Development Initiatives: Doing Gender the ‘Clever Way’. His paper has highlighted the Diyalo Pariwar’s innovative and community based initiatives to reducing the gender inequalities and violence in the communities. The conference organizers and many visitors have observed his posters and interacted about the ‘Clever Ways’ that Diyalo Pariwar has been initiating in Chitwan, Nepal. Mr. Bhatta...

Nepal defeats Namibia by five wickets

Kathmandu, April 16: Nepal has made a solid victory over Namibia in the ICC World Cup League (WCL) today. Nepal defeated Namibia by 5 wickets in the match played at TU cricket ground, Kirtipur. Nepal was invited for fielding first for losing the toss. In 47.1 over, Nepal chased the target of 196 run set by Namibia. To meet the target, Nepal had to lose five wickets. Meanwhile, batting first, Namibia made 195 runs in total in the set 50 over by losing nine wickets. It was Sharad Veswakar completed half century in Nepal's fielding. In 99 balls, he scored 50 runs. Similarly, Binod Bhandari made 40 runs. RSS ...

PM lays foundation stone for Pokhara Int'l Airport

Kathmandu, April 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Pokhara Regional International Airport. The expanse of the airport straddles 3,735 ropanis of land property in Pokhara Sub-Metropolis 14, 15 and 16. It is the second international airport to be built under Chinese support. The airport will be built in the next four years as per the national master plan. On the occasion, PM Oli said the construction of the airport will open the doors of economic prosperity in the entire country not just Pokhara. He expressed commitment to complete the construction of the airport in the stipulated time frame. A comprehensive report on the news story will be available in another bulletin. ...

NAH organized Blood Drive

Sujan Pandit, Houston-April 9, 2016 Nepalese Association of Houston (NAH), in coordination with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center organized the blood drive in Southwest Freeway, Houston today as part of the Nepalese New Year 2073 and Nepal Day. Altogether 38 persons have donated their blood (42 counts including 34 WBC 4 plasma and 4 RBC). The majority of the donors were from Nepalese community residing in Houston including NAH Executives Jyoti Ghimire, Vishnu Nepal, Drona Gautam, Prashanti Pandit, Madhukar Amatya, Sameer Rawal, Gyaneshowr Shrestha, Rabin Shrestha, Deepak Upreti, Bachcha Tiwari and Tara Baral.  As a part of the community event, NAH has been building its linkages with various organizations and showing its visibility in Houston. ‘The blood drive is most awaited event being facilitated by the NAH for past few years. “This is the fourth time that we have been managing the blood drive successfully in Houston”, Prashanti Pandit, NAH Executive Member and Coordinator of NAH blood drive event explained. The well-known social worker and Nepalese businessmen in Houston Madhukar Amatya and Dinker Amatya have provided the venue for the blood drive whereas Samir Rawal has sponsored the lunch and snacks for the event.  Most importantly, Congressman Al Green has visited the Blood Drive and appreciated the NAH’s community activities that can help the greater community in Houston. In addition to the Blood Drive, the Vcare Community Clinic, a...