Kathmandu Waste piling up on Valley streets

With persistent obstruction by locals to disposal of Kathmandu Valley’s waste at the landfill site in Okharpauwa of Nuwakot district, piles of garbage on the roadside and at various intersections across the city have started accumulating over the last few days. According to Kathmandu Metropolitan City, locals at Sisdol have been obstructing the passage of…

Several shops reopen in Darjeeling hill

DARJEELING: A large number of shops on Saturday reopened in the Darjeeling hills, braving threats and intimidation by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha(GJM), even as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 87th day. The police and administration appealed to the locals on Saturday through public address system to open their shops and restore normalcy in…

Darjeeling massive manhunt for Bimal Gurung

DARJEELING: The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 81st day today. A massive search operation launched by the West Bengal police for the absconding Gorkha Janmukti chief Bimal Gurung continued even today. Since Friday, the police were combing Darjeeling hills and its adjoining areas for Gurung, against…

DACA supporters in NYC call on Trump to leave immigration program alone

Hundreds of activists and immigrants gathered outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday for a rally and march in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects about 750,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children and are known as “Dreamers.” President Donald Trump is currently considering…

Body cameras ‘should be a requirement’ for ICE: Council members

With President Donald Trump looking to make good on his campaign promise to end illegal immigration, two City Council members want to outfit government agents with body cameras to protect the immigrants they seek to deport. “This is about protecting the rights of a vulnerable population. Immigrants and their families deserve to be treated with…

Darjeeling unrest

DARJEELING: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill-based parties to call off the two-month-long indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Monday instructed his party’s youth wing to withdraw their ongoing hunger strike. The GJM leadership has also decided to…