Monkey menace tops complaints at Kathmandu DFO

Frustrated by troubles constantly created by marauding monkeys, Budhanilakantha School has filed a complaint at the District Forest Office, Kathmandu this month. Another similar complaint was registered at the office by Om Hospital in Chabahil a few days ago.These two are not the only cases. The DFO Kathmandu has been receiving a flurry of such…

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…

Accidental subway bump turns into bloody slashing

A man bumped into the slasher around rush hour in a busy station, prompting him to become violent. An accidental bump in a subway station just before rush hour turned into a slashing yesterday, police said. Authorities reported the incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. in Manhattan’s Canal Street station where a man was stabbed after…

Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms have failed to ensure justice for victims

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme Court in order to provide justice for victims of conflict-era human rights violations and abuses. In a discussion paper “Nepal’s Transitional Justice Process: Challenges and Future…

Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Pashupati Thapa of Gaushala lost his life in a road accident Monday. A microbus knocked him down when he was crossing the road using a zebra crossing at around 9:30pm. Thapa, who was a cook at a guest house in Gaushala, died of head injuries. Last month Rabina Chaudhari, a school teacher, was killed after…

Nepal votes in first local elections in 20 years (video)

Nearly 50,000 candidates vying for various positions in municipal and village councils for the first time in 20 years. Nepalese have voted for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s transition to democracy. Polling stations closed at 1700 local time (1115 GMT) on…

Uber and New York City spar over data collection

It’s Uber versus New York City, part two. The e-hail giant claims that a new amendment to a Taxi and Limousine Commission safety rule aimed at curbing driver hours is essentially a backdoor attempt to collect e-hail trip data. Uber has made various objections to the rule since the city first proposed it last spring,…