A letter to the Editor

I’m a normal Nepali, a Social activist and writer/reporter. Today I encountered a news which completely made me re-think where our country’s journalism is moving. I believe kantipur being the foremost and pioneering has more responsibility in its sustainability than others where it’s losing its hope. It use to be people’s voice and use to [...]

Rights group urges Bangladesh to ensure fair trial for mutineers

A western rights group has urged Bangladesh to stop mass trials for the hundreds of paramilitary border guards accused in the February 2009 mutiny that left 74 dead, mostly army officers. New York-based Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said that those responsible for the deadly mutiny should be held accountable, but in military and civilian [...]

Somali piracy: in search of remedies for a global malady

Twenty years ago, when the government of Somalia collapsed, few imagined that the country’s ongoing state of lawlessness would eventually spawn piracy on such a scale that the security of the western Indian Ocean region could be threatened. At first, many assumed that pirate attacks on passing ships could be quickly stifled. But the problem [...]

Rights groups urge India to probe deaths, torture at Bangladesh border

A leading United States rights group has urged the government of India to investigate fresh allegations of killings, torture, and other abuses by the Border Security Force (BSF) at the border with Bangladesh. New York-based Human Rights Watch said on Sunday that those against whom there is credible evidence of wrongdoing should be prosecuted as [...]

Bangladesh superior court halts ship scrapping operation

Bangladesh’s supreme court on Sunday overturned a lower court’s ruling that allowed a ship scrapping operation until October. The court will review the case on Thursday. Last week the high court allowed conditional importation of toxic ships and their dismantling. It extended the time on grounds that importers and ship dismantlers must ensure the safety [...]

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