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काठमाडौं– ८ मा नेपाली कांग्रेसको प्यानलै विजयी

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:50am

काठमाडाैं ।

काठमाडौं महानगरपालिकाको वडा नम्बर ८ मा नेपाली कांग्रेसका तर्फबाट आशामान सङ्गत अध्यक्षमा विजय भएका छन् । सङ्गतले नेकपा एमालेका उमेशकुमार कुइँकेललाई ८१९ मतले पछि पार्दै वडाध्यक्षमा विजय हासिल गरेका हुन् । उनको प्यानलनै विजय भएको हो ।

सङ्गतले १ हजार ५५७ मत प्राप्त गर्दा कुइँकेलले ७३८ मत प्राप्त गरे । त्यसैगरी सदस्यमा शेखर देउला र सलोनी वडारी विजय भएका छन् । महिला सदस्यतर्फ सरस्वती राजवंशी र दलित महिला सदस्यमा राजलक्ष्मी भुसाल विजय भएका छन् ।

काठमाडौं महानगरको वडा नम्बर १, २, ३, ४ ५, ६, ८, २८, २९, ३० र ३२ को मतपरिणाम सार्वजनिक भइसकेको छ । त्यसैगरी वडा नम्बर ७, ९, १०, २४, २५, २६, २७ र ३१ को मतगणना कार्य जारी छ ।

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जिसस प्रमुख दावेदार श्रेष्ठ वडा सदस्यमै पराजित

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:38am

हेटौंडा ।

जिल्ला समन्वय समिति प्रमुख बन्ने उद्देश्यसहित वडा सदस्य पदमा चुनाव उठेका हेटौंडा उपमहानगरपालिका–८ नम्बर वडाका निवर्तमान अध्यक्ष गोपाल श्रेष्ठ पराजित भएका छन् ।

एक कार्यकाल वडाध्यक्ष भैसकेका श्रेष्ठ यस पटक समन्वय समितिको प्रमुख बन्ने योजनासहित वडा सदस्यमा उठेका थिए । उनलाई गठबन्धनका उम्मेदवार नेकपा (एकीकृत समाजवादी) का उम्मेदवार गोरख रायले हराएका हुन् । नेकपा एमाले मकवानपुरका सचिवालयसदस्यसमेत रहेका उनी वडा सदस्यमै पराजित भएका हुन् ।

रायले २ हजार १२० मत पाउँदा श्रेष्ठले १ हजार ९४१ मत ल्याएका थिए । श्रेष्ठसँगै जिसस प्रमुखका अर्का आकांक्षी देवराज रिमाज पनि वडामै पराजित भएका छन् । रिमाल भने ७ नम्बर वडाबाट सदस्यमा चुनाव उठेका थिए । योसँगै हेटौंडा उपमहानगरपालिका–८ मा एमालेको लामो समयदेखिको एकाधिकार तोडिएको छ ।

वडाध्यक्षमा गठबन्धनको तर्फबाट कांग्रेसका नेता राम थापा विजयी भएका छन् । एमालेका बोलबहादुर कार्कीलाई हराउँदै थापा विजयी भएका हुन् । थापाले २ हजार २१३ मत प्राप्त गर्दा कार्कीले १ हजार ९६८ मत ल्याएका थिए ।

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मधेसमा ओली ‘मिसन’ सफल

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:29am

काठमाडौं ।

नेकपा एमालेका अध्यक्ष केपी शर्मा ओलीले ८ चैतमा मधेसका विभिन्‍न दल त्याग गरेका नेताहरूलाई भित्र्याउँदै भनेका थिए, ‘एमाले नै जय मधेसवाला पार्टी हो ।’

मधेस प्रदेशको विकास र समृद्धिको वाहक एमाले हुन्छ भन्‍ने अर्थमा ओलीले यसो भनेका हुन् । ओलीको यो अभिव्यक्ति मधेसका मतदातालाई एमालेतर्फ प्रभावित पार्न लक्षित थियो ।  ठिक एक महिनापछि ९ वैशाखमा स्थानीय तह निर्वाचनको घोषणापत्र सार्वजनिक गर्दै एमाले मधेसमा शक्तिशाली दल भएर उदाउने र त्यसले राजनीतिक शक्ति सन्तुलनमा फेरबदल हुने बताएका थिए ।

ओलीको उक्त अभिव्यक्तिलाई स्थानीय तह निर्वाचनको परिणामले सत्य भएको पुष्टि गरिदिएको छ । किनभने केही स्थानीय तहको मतगणना बाँकी छँदै मधेस प्रदेशमा एमालेले दोस्रो दल बन्‍ने छनक देखाएको छ ।

यसअघि २०७४ सालको निर्वाचनले एमाले १८ स्थानीय तहमा जित निकाल्दै पाँचौं दलको हैसियतमा खुम्चिएको थियो ।

निर्वाचन आयोगले अद्यावधिक गरेको शनिबार बिहान ११ बजेसम्मको विवरणलाई आधार मान्दा एमालेले अघिल्लो पटकभन्दा बढी दुई वटा स्थानीय तह जितेर २० वटा पुर्‍याएको छ । नौं वटा स्थानीय तहमा भने अग्रता छ । अग्रता भएकामा पनि जित भए मधेस प्रदेशमा एमालेको २९ स्थानीय तहमा जित हुनेछ ।

जनता समाजवादी पार्टीको पनि जित भएको स्थानीय तह २० वटा नै हो । तर, अग्रता सात वटा स्थानीय तहमा मात्र छ ।

सोही कारण एमाले दोस्रो दल हुने सम्भावना बढेको हो । जबकि, एमाले विभाजित अवस्थामा निर्वाचनमा गएको हो । प्रदेश संसद्‍मा एमाले फुटेर बनेको दल नेकपा ९एकीकृत समाजवादी० पार्टीभन्दा सानो छ ।

तर, २६ स्थानीय तह जितेर २०७४ सालमा दोस्रो दल बनेको जनता समाजवादी पार्टीलाई पछि पार्ने अवस्थामा एमाले पुगेको छ । नेकपा ९माओवादी केन्द्र०ले त अघिल्लो पटक २१ स्थानीय तह जितेकोमा यस पटक १० स्थानीय तह जितेको छ ।

माओवादी आधा सङ्ख्यामै खुम्चिनु परेको छ । मधेसमा माओवादी नेता प्रभु साह एमालेमा गएपछि माओवादी खुम्चिएको कतिपयको विश्लेषण छ । अघिल्लो निर्वाचनमा चौँथो बनेको दल लोकतान्त्रिक समाजवादी पार्टी ९तत्कालीन राष्ट्रिय जनता पार्टीे० पनि पहिलेकै सङ्ख्यामा जित निकाल्ने अवस्थामा देखिएको छैन ।

यद्यपि, एमाले भने निर्वाचनबाट मधेसमा शक्तिशाली दलको रूपमा उदय भएको छ । कांग्रेसको प्रतिस्पर्धी दल बन्‍ने देखिएको छ ।मधेसमा एमालेको चुनावी कमान्ड सम्हालेका पार्टी केन्द्रीय सचिव रघुवीर महासेठले एमाले शक्तिशाली पार्टीको रूपमा देखिनुमा मधेसी नागरिकको एमालेप्रति छुट्टै खालको आकर्षण रहेको बताए ।

‘मधेसमा एमालेलाई शक्तिशाली दल हुनबाट कसैले रोक्न सक्दैन । जुन कुरा यो निर्वाचनले पुष्टि गरिदियो’, उनले न्युज कारखानासँग भने, ‘मधेसी नागरिकको विश्‍वास एमालेमाथि छ । किनभने एमाले मधेसहित सिङ्‍गो देशको विकास गर्ने पार्टी हो ।’ उनले मधेसलाई एमालेमय बनाउन चाहेको बताएका छन् ।

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TED Talks 2022 by TEDx Durbarmarg concludes

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:22am

The fourth physical session, TED talks 2022 "Taking Nepal to the world" by TEDx Durbarmarg comes to an end with 9 speakers from different sector coming together with different idea, views and plans.

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There were 9 speakers, 5 international, and 4 nationals. International speakers include Mr.Varun Sridhar (CEO of Paytm Money), Mr.Anukool Bhatnagar (Chief General Manager of SBI bank), Mr. Joseph Silvanus (Managing Director of Dolma Consultancy), Ms. Namrata V. Shroff (Interior designer and Board member of YPO) and Mr.Machut Shishak(Head of the political and economic section of US embassy Nepal). National speakers include Ms.Anuradha Koirala (founder of Maiti Nepal and CNN hero Awardee 2010), Mr. Anil Keshary Shah (CEO of Nabil bank), and Dr.Shail Rupakheti (Managing Director of S Pageospital and Ms.-ShilQ Ma+key (Actress).

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बन्दुक हमलामा परी २ जनाको मृत्यु

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:19am

एजेन्सी ।

अमेरिकाको शिकागोमा भएको बन्दुक हमलामा कम्तीमा २ जनाको मृत्यु भएको छ । फास्ट फूड रेस्टुरेन्ट बाहिर झगडापछि भएको बन्दुक हमलामा अन्य १० जना घाइते भएका छन् ।

घाइतेमध्ये केहीको अवस्था गम्भीर छ । आक्रमणबारे प्रहरीले अनुसन्धान सुरु गरेको छ । शिकागोका प्रहरी प्रवक्ता टम एहर्नले भने, ‘शुक्रबार राति ११ बजेतिर त्यहाँ केहीले एकपछि अर्को गर्दै बन्दुकको गोली चलेको सुनेका थिए ।

आक्रमणबारे प्रहरीले अनुसन्धान गरिरहेको छ । केही दिनअघि न्युयोर्क राज्यको एउटा सुपरमार्केटमा गोली चल्दा १० जनाको मृत्यु भएको थियो ।

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Eight candidates’ deposits seized in Baglung

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:52am

Deposits kept for the May 13 local level election by eight candidates of five political parties have been seized in Baglung Municipality for failing to secure at least 10 per cent of the total ballots.

As per the legal provision, candidates of the mayor and deputy mayor contesting the polls should secure 10 per cent of the vote cast to claim their deposit amount.

Of the total 40,418 votes, around 25,800 votes were cast in all 14 wards of the municipality.

Those failing to obtain a minimum of 10 percent votes are mayoral candidates Suraj Khadka (54 votes) of Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Bhakta Bahadur Rasaily of Nepal Dalit Party (63 votes), Dhana Acharya of Nepali Congress ‘BP’ (12 votes), CPN (ML) Manju Chhetri (26 votes) and Nali Prasad Acharya of Nepal Pariwar Dal (12 votes), the District Election Office, Baglung said.

Likewise, the deposit amount was seized from deputy mayoral candidates of Nepal Dalit Party Shanti Kumari Nepali, Jiban Acharya of Unified Socialist and independent candidate Tara Kumari Rijal.

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Balen and Sunita Dangol maintain the lead

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:45am

After counting 90,447 votes out of a total of 1,91,186 votes, Balendra Shah, an independent candidate for the post of chief of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, has received 33,255 votes. Balen is ahead of his nearest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN (UML) by 15,192 votes. According to Prem Prasad Poudyal, Assistant Election Officer of Kathmandu, Sthapit got 18,063 votes and Sirjana Singh of Nepali Congress got 17,963 votes.

UML's deputy chief candidate Sunita Dangol got 33,201 votes while UCPN-M's Rameshwor Shrestha got 11,467 votes. The counting of votes is underway at the National Assembly Hall on Exhibition Road. So far, the results of ward nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 28, 29, 30 and 32 have been made public.

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NC wins Butwal sub metropolis mayor

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:29am

Nepali Congress has secured a mayoral seat in Butwal Sub Metropolitan City. Khel Raj Pandey, who contested in the May 13 local election from the five-party alliance, has been elected for the post.

However, preparations are underway to announce his victory and it would take some time, said chief returning officer Lekhnath Paudel.

He won the seat by a margin of more than 7,000 votes against his closest rival from the CPN (UML), Baburam Bhattarai, it has been said.

Likewise, UML's Sabitra Aryal has been elected Deputy Mayor in the sub metropolis. She won the poll by a margin of around 7,000 votes against CPN (Unified Socialist)'s Chin Bahadur Gurung. The NC won 12 wards of the total 19 wards in the sub metropolis. Likewise, the UML has won five and the Unified Socialist and an independent candidate one each. 

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Angel Di Maria leaving PSG after seven seasons

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:24am

Angel Di Maria is leaving Paris Saint-Germain after seven seasons with the club.

The Argentina winger’s contract is expiring and the French champions announced his departure late Friday night.

“Angel Di Maria has left a permanent mark on the history of the club,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. “He will remain in the memories of the supporters as someone with an irreproachable attitude, who has defended our colors with faultless commitment.”

Al-Khelaifi urged fans to “head down to the Parc des Princes to give him the tribute he deserves” when PSG hosts Metz later Saturday.

In his 295th and final game for PSG, Di Maria will look to add to his 91 goals and club-record 111 assists.

The season finale kicks off with no confirmation yet on Kylian Mbappe’s future. The striker’s contract is expiring and he’s being pursued by Real Madrid.

The 34-year-old Di Maria scored 15 goals and had 25 assists across all competitions in his first season after joining in 2015, including the record for most league assists with 18.

Di Maria had some brilliant spells with PSG, where his combination of slick passing, speed down the wing, quick feet and excellent finishing carved defences open.

However, at other times, a lack of work rate when tracking back was criticized in some of the biggest games, especially when PSG lost tight contests in the Champions League.

He won five league titles and French Cups as well as four League Cup trophies.

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US, SKorea open to expanded military drills to deter North

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:18am

US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said after meeting Saturday that they will consider expanded joint military exercises to deter the nuclear threat from North Korea at a time when there’s little hope of real diplomacy on the matter.

The announcement reflects a shift in direction by both leaders from their predecessors: Former US President Donald Trump had considered scrapping the exercises and expressed affection for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And the last South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, remained committed to dialogue with Kim to the end of his term despite being repeatedly rebuffed by the North.

Biden said cooperation between the US and South Korea shows “our readiness to take on all threats together.”

North Korea, which has defended its nuclear weapons and missile development as a necessary deterrence against what it describes as US threats, could well respond angrily to Saturday’s announcement. It has long described joint military exercises as rehearsals for an invasion, although the allies have portrayed the drills as defensive.

Biden and Yoon affirmed in remarks at a joint news conference that their shared goal is the complete denuclearization of North Korea. The US and South Korea said in a joint statement that they were committed to a “rules-based international order” following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The statement likely sets the stage for how the U.S. and its allies will address any challenges with North Korea.

Yet Biden also reiterated his offer of vaccines to North Korea as the coronavirus spreads at a dangerously fast speed through that country, including an offer to route them through China if that was more acceptable to North Korea. Asked if he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong Un, Biden said that would depend on whether the North Korean leader was “sincere” and “serious.”

“Yes, we’ve offered vaccines, not only to North Korea but China as well,” Biden said. “We’re prepared to do that immediately. We’ve gotten no response.”

The division of the Korean Peninsula after World War II has led to two radically different countries. In South Korea, Biden is touring factories for computer chips and next-generation autos in a democracy and engaging in talks for greater cooperation. But in the North, there is a deadly coronavirus outbreak in a largely unvaccinated autocracy that can best command the world’s attention by flexing its nuclear capabilities.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden flew to South Korea, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the U.S. has coordinated with Seoul and Tokyo on how they’ll respond should the North conduct a nuclear test or missile strike while Biden is in the region or soon after. Sullivan also spoke with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi earlier in the week and urged Beijing to use its influence to persuade the North to cease the tests.

As part of a five-day visit in Asia, Biden spent Saturday developing his relationship with Yoon, who assumed office little more than a week ago.

The US president on Saturday laid a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery, wearing white gloves and a somber expression as he also burned incense and then signed a guest book. Biden then greeted Yoon at the People’s House for a nearly two-hour meeting followed by the news conference. The leaders capped the day with a dinner at the National Museum of Korea.

Yoon welcomed Biden with a toast, noting that the alliance “was forged in blood on the battlefield of the Korean War.” He said this partnership would go beyond security in Korea to include cutting edge technology and a global strategic partnership, then drew a laugh from Biden by quoting Irish poet William Butler Yeats.

Biden reciprocated with a toast for the alliance to “flourish for all the decades ahead.” Both men ended their toasts with the military motto, “We go together.”

During the talks, both leaders emphasized economic security and growing trade relations as two Korean industrial stalwarts — Samsung and Hyundai — are opening major plants in the US

Yoon, a political neophyte with no foreign policy experience, came into the talks with Biden less than two weeks after taking office looking to demonstrate his competency on the world stage. The US president on Saturday also spoke by telephone with Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s immediate past president. Biden thanked him for his close partnership, the White House said.

Biden faces growing disapproval within the US over inflation near a 40-year high, but his administration sees one clear economic win in the contest with China for influence in the Pacific. Bloomberg Economics Analysis estimates that the US economy will grow faster this year than China for the first time since 1976, a forecast that Biden highlighted at the news conference.

The U.S. has struggled to knit together a coalition of countries in Asia that can counterbalance China’s growing strength, abandoning the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership after a political backlash at home.

Biden sidestepped a question about resurrecting the agreement but spoke about the potential for closer ties in the region beyond traditional allies like South Korea and Japan.

“Things have changed,” he said. “There is a sense among the democracies in the Pacific that there’s a need to cooperate much more closely. Not just militarily, but in terms of economically and politically.”

Biden did not explicitly talk in his remarks about the need to counter China, but Beijing on Saturday offered its own counter-messaging.

“We hope that the US will match its words with deeds and work with countries in the region to promote solidarity and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, instead of plotting division and confrontation,” the Chinese envoy for Korean affairs Liu Xiaoming, said on Twitter.

At the start of the administration, many White House officials thought Kim’s nuclear ambitions would prove to be perhaps the administration’s most vexing challenge and that the North Korean leader would aim to test Biden’s mettle early in his time in office.

Through the first 14 months of Biden’s administration, Pyongyang held off on missile tests even as it ignored efforts by the administration to reach out through back channels in hopes of restarting talks that could lead to the North’s denuclearization in return for sanctions relief.

But the quiet didn’t last. North Korea has tested missiles 16 separate times this year, including in March, when its first flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile since 2017 demonstrated a potential range including the entire U.S. mainland.

The Biden administration is calling on China to restrain North Korea from engaging in any missile or nuclear tests. Speaking on Air Force One, Sullivan said Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping could hold a phone call in the coming weeks.

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While Biden has made clear that he sees China as the United States’ greatest economic and national security competitor, he says it is crucial to keep the lines of communication open so the two powers can cooperate on issues of mutual concern. North Korea is perhaps highest on that list.

White House officials said Biden won’t visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula during the trip. Instead, Biden will visit the Air Operations Center’s Combat Operations Floor on Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, on Sunday.

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Is mass death now tolerated in America?

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:13am

After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States — like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people a year.

Americans have always tolerated high rates of death among certain segments of society. But the sheer number of deaths from preventable causes, and the apparent acceptance that no policy change is on the horizon, raises the question: Has mass death become accepted in America?

“I think the evidence is unmistakable and quite clear. We will tolerate an enormous amount of carnage, suffering and death in the US because we have over the past two years. We have over our history,” says Gregg Gonsalves, an epidemiologist and professor at Yale who was a leading member of the AIDS advocacy group ACT UP.

“If I thought the AIDS epidemic was bad, the American response to COVID-19 has sort of ... it’s a form of the American grotesque, right?” Gonsalves says. “Really — a million people are dead? And you’re going to talk to me about your need to get back to normal when for the most part most of us have been living pretty reasonable lives for the past six months?”

Certain communities have always borne the brunt of higher death rates. There are profound racial and class inequalities in the United States, and our tolerance of death is partly based on who is at risk, says Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, a sociology professor who studies mortality at the University of Minnesota.

“Some people’s deaths matter a lot more than others,” she laments. “I think that’s what we’re seeing in this really brutal way with this coincidence of timing.”

In Buffalo, the alleged shooter was a racist bent on killing Black people, according to authorities. The family of 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, one of the 10 people killed, channelled the grief and frustration of millions as they demanded action.

“You expect us to keep doing this over and over and over again — over again, forgive and forget,” her son, former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield, Jr., said. “While people we elect and trust in offices around this country do their best not to protect us, not to consider us equal.”

That sense — that politicians have done little even as the violence repeats itself – is shared by many Americans. It’s a feeling encapsulated by the “thoughts and prayers” offered to victims of gun violence by politicians unwilling to change policies, according to Martha Lincoln, an anthropology professor at San Francisco State University.

“I don’t think that most Americans feel good about it. I think most Americans would like to see real action from their leaders in the culture about these pervasive issues,” says Lincoln, who sees a similar “political vacuum” around COVID-19.

With COVID-19, American society has even come to accept the deaths of children from a preventable cause. Paediatrician Dr Mark W. Kline wrote in a guest column for The Advocate newspaper that more than 1,500 children have died from COVID-19, and recalled a time in paediatrics when “children were not supposed to die.”

“There was no acceptable pediatric body count,” he wrote. “At least, not before the first pandemic of the social media age, COVID-19 changed everything.”

Gun violence is such a part of life in America now that we organize our lives around its inevitability, says Sonali Rajan, a Columbia University professor who researches school violence. Children do lockdown drills at school. And in about half the states, Rajan says, teachers can carry firearms. She notes that an estimated 100,000 people are shot annually and some 40,000 will die.

She sees similar dynamics in the current response to COVID-19. Americans, she says, “deserve to be able to commute to work without getting sick, or work somewhere without getting sick, or send their kids to school without them getting sick.”

It’s important, she says, to ask what policies are being put forth by elected officials who have the power to “attend to the health and the well-being of their constituents.”

“It’s remarkable how that responsibility has been sort of abdicated, is how I would describe it,” Rajan says.

The level of concern about deaths often depends on context, says Rajiv Sethi, an economics professor at Barnard College. He points to a rare but dramatic event such as an aeroplane crash, which does seem to matter to people.

Sethi notes there are more suicides from guns in America than there are homicides, an estimated 24,000 gun suicides compared with 19,000 homicides. But even though there are policy proposals that could help within the bounds of the Second Amendment, he says, the debate on guns is politically entrenched, causing “paralysis.”

“It divides us when people think that there’s nothing they can do,” says Dr Megan Ranney of Brown University’s School of Public Health.

Ranney points to false narratives spread by bad actors, such as denying that the deaths were preventable, or suggesting those who died deserved it. There is an emphasis in the United States on individual responsibility for one’s health, Ranney says.

“It’s not that we put less value on an individual life, but rather we’re coming up against the limits of that approach,” she says.

In truth, she says, any individual’s death or disability affects the community.

Similar debates happened in the last century about child labour laws, worker protections and reproductive rights, while in the 1980s during the AIDS crisis, there was a lack of political will to address it in an environment where anti-gay discrimination was rampant. Wrigley-Field notes activists were able to mobilize a movement that forced people to change the way they thought and forced politicians to change the way they operated.

“I don’t think that those things are off the table now. It’s just that it’s not really clear if they’re going to emerge,” Wrigley-Field says. “I don’t think giving up is a permanent state of affairs. But I do think that’s where we’re at, right at this moment.”

Categorie: Nepal

भुमिका श्रेष्ठले पाइन् अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय साहसी महिला पुरस्कार

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:11am

काठमाडौं ।

नागरिक सुरक्षा, लोकतन्त्र तथा मानव अधिकारसम्बन्धी अमेरिकी उपविदेशमन्त्री उजरा जेयाको उपस्थितिमा यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यक अभियानकर्मी भुमिका श्रेष्ठलाई अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय साहसी महिला पुरस्कार हस्तान्तरण गरिएको छ ।

अमेरिकी उपविदेशमन्त्री जेयाको तीन दिने नेपाल भ्रमणको पहिलो दिन शनिबार अमेरिकी राजदुतको निवास कमलकुञ्जमा आयोजित रिसेप्सनमा राजदूत -यान्डी डब्ल्यु बेरीले भुमिकालाई उक्त पुरस्कार हस्तान्तरण गर्नुभएको हो ।अमेरिकी विदेश मन्त्रालयले गत फागुनमा सन् २०२२ को अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय साहसी महिला पुरस्कार भूमिकालाई प्रदान गर्ने निर्णय गरेको थियो ।

सो अवसरमा अमेरिकी उपविदेशमन्त्री जेयाले यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकहरूको आत्मसम्मान र अधिकारका लागि भुमिकाको योगदानको प्रशंसा गर्दै उहाँले हासिल गरेका उपलब्धीहरू नेपालका यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकका लागि मात्र नभई विश्वकै यौनिक तथा लैंगिक अल्पसंख्यकहरूका लागि पनि उत्तिकै महत्वपूर्ण रहेको बताउनुभयो ।

उहाँले अमेरिका सधैं मानव अधिकार र लोकतन्त्रको पक्षमा रहेको जिकिर गर्दै मानव अधिकार र लोकतन्त्रको उत्थानमा भुमिकाको निरन्तर वकालतको प्रशंसनीय र उदाहरणीय भएको धारणा पनि व्यक्त गर्नुभयो ।कार्यक्रममा अमेरिकी राजदूत बेरीले नेपालका यौनिक अल्पसंख्यक समुदायप्रति समर्पित भूमिकाले यौनिक अल्पसंख्यक समुदायको अधिकारका लागि गरेको अथक मिहेनतले यो वर्षका अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय साहसी महिला पुुरस्कार जित्न सफल भएको भन्दै बधाई ज्ञापन गर्नुभयो ।

आफ्नो समुदायबाट पहिलो पटक अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरको पुरस्कार पाएकोमा निकै खुसी लागेको बताउँदै भुमिकाले यो पुरस्कारले लैंगिक समानताका लागि अझै सशक्त रुपमा आवाज उठाउन आफूलाई प्रेरणा मिलेको बताउनुभयो ।

आफ्नो समुदायमा सकारात्मक परिवर्तन ल्याउन जोखिम मोलेर उल्लेखनीय साहस, आँट र नेतृत्व प्रर्दशन गर्ने विश्वभरका महिलालाई अमेरिकी विदेश मन्त्रालयले हरेक वर्ष यो पुरस्कार प्रदान गर्ने गर्दछ । नेपालले यो पुरस्कार लगातार दोस्रो वर्ष जित्न सफल भएको हो । गत वर्ष पनि एसिड आक्रमण विरुद्धको अभियानका लागि मुस्कान खातुनलाई यो पुरस्कार प्रदान गरिएको थियो ।

Categorie: Nepal

महानगरको मतगणना जारी, काठमाडौं बाहेक अन्य महानगरमा गठबन्धनको अग्रता

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:09am

काठमाडौं । काठमाडौं महानगरपालिकाको मेयरका स्वतन्त्र उम्मेदवार बालेनले फराकिलो अग्रता कायमै राखेका छन् । उनले ३३ हजार ६२४ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् । पछिल्लो मतपरिणाम अनुसार ९१ हजार ९७२ मत गणना हुँदा बालेनले आफ्नो अग्रतालाई कायमै राखेका हुन् ।

नेकपा (एमाले)का उम्मेदवार केशव स्थापितले १८ हजार १८९ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् । त्यस्तै, नेपाली कांग्रेसकी सिर्जना सिंहले १८ हजार ५४ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् ।

उपप्रमुखमा भने एमालेकी उम्मेदवार सुनिता डंगोलले २६ हजार ५७५ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् । गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट उपप्रमुखको उम्मेदवार रहेका नेकपा (एकीकृत समाजवादी)का रामेश्वर श्रेष्ठले ८ हजार ५९१ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

पर्साको वीरगन्ज महानगरपालिकामा गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट जसपाका उम्मेदवार राजेशमान सिंहले २४ हजार ९६४ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् भने एमालेका उम्मेदवार विजयकुमार सरावगीले १२ हजार ८७४ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

उपप्रमुखतर्फ गठबन्धनबाटै नेपाली कांग्रेसका इम्तियाज आलमले १७ हजार ४०४ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् । लोसपका पुरुषोत्तमलाल झाले ३ हजार ७४७ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

ललितपुर महानगरपालिकामा गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट नेपाली कांग्रेसका प्रमुख उम्मेदवार चिरीबाबु महर्जनले २६ हजार २३६ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् भने नेकपा एमालेका उम्मेदवार हरिकृष्ण व्यञ्जनकारले १५ हजार ३०७ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

उपप्रमुखमा भने एमालेका मञ्जली शाक्य बज्राचार्यले १५ हजार १०६ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् । गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट नेकपा (माओवादी केन्द्र)का उम्मेदवार बाबुराज बज्राचार्यले १० हजार ५३२ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

चितवनको भरतपुर महानगरपालिकामा गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट माओवादी केन्द्रका प्रमुखका उम्मेदवार रेणु दाहालले २७ हजार ४१२ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् भने एमालेका उम्मेदवार विजय सुवेदीले २२ हजार २७९ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

कांग्रेसबाट बागी उम्मेदवार दिएका स्वतन्त्र उम्मेदवार जगन्नाथ पौडेलले ९ हजार ५५२ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् । उपप्रमुखमा पनि गठबन्धनकै उम्मेदवार नेपाली कांग्रेसका चित्रसेन अधिकारीले २९ हजार ५२५ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् भने राप्रपाका हिमला गुरूङले १७ हजार ३२५ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् ।

कास्कीको पोखरा महानगरपालिकामा गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट एकीकृत समाजवादीका उम्मेदवार धनराज अचार्यले आफ्नो अग्रतालाई कायमै राखेका छन् । आचार्यले ३२ हजार ४८० मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् भने एमालेका कृष्णबहादुर थापाले २९ हजार ४१ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

उपप्रमुखमा भने एमालेकी उम्मेदवार मञ्जुदेवी गुरूङले अग्रता लिएकी छन् । उनले ३३ हजार २२१ मत प्राप्त गर्दा गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट कांग्रेसका उम्मेदवार कोपिला रानाभाटले ३२ हजार ९५९ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् ।

मोरङमा भने गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट कांग्रेसका उम्मेदवार नागेश कोइराला प्रमुखमा निर्वाचित भइसकेका छन् । उनी ३० हजार १७० मत ल्याएर निर्वाचित भएका हुन् । एमालेका उम्मेदवार सागरकुमार थापाले २१ हजार ४५५ मत प्राप्त गरे ।

उपप्रमुखमा भने गठबन्धनका उम्मेदवारलाई पराजित गर्दै एमालेकी उम्मेदवार शिल्पा कार्की निर्वाचित भएकी छन् । उनले २५ हजार ६८० मत प्राप्त गरिन् भने गठबन्धनका तर्फबाट उम्मेदवार अमरेन्द्र यादवले १४ हजार २१९ मत प्राप्त गरे ।

Categorie: Nepal

काठमाडौंका १० पालिकाको नतिजा सार्वजनिक : ७ पालिकामा कांग्रेस, ३ पालिकामा एमाले विजयी

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:48am

काठमाडौं । काठमाडौं महानगरसहित ११ नगरपालिकामध्ये १० नगरपालिकाको नतिजा सार्वजनिक भएको छ । जसमध्ये कांग्रेसले सबैभन्दा धेरै ७ वटामा जित हासिल गर्दा नेकपा (एमाले) दुई वटामा विजय भएको छ ।

सत्ता गठबन्धनमा रहेका माओवादी केन्द्र र एकीकृत माओवादीले तालमेलका बावजुद कुनै पनि नगरपालिकामा जित्न सकेनन् ।

२०७४ सालको निर्वाचनमा एमालेले महानगरसहित सात र कांग्रेसले चार नगरपालिकामा जितेको थियो । यसपटक एमालेले चार नगरपालिका गुमाउँदा कांग्रेसले तीन वटा थपेको छ ।

यी हुन् विजयी उम्मेदवार

१. दक्षिणकाली नगरपालिका
प्रमुख मोहन बस्नेत-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख बसन्ती तमाङरकांग्रेस

२. किर्तिपुर नगरपालिका
प्रमुख राजकुमार नकर्मी-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख शुभलक्ष्मी शाक्य-कांग्रेस

३. तारकेश्वर नगरपालिका
प्रमुख कृष्णहरि महर्जन-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख सृजना बुर्लाकोटी-कांग्रेस

४. कागेश्वरी नगरपालिका
प्रमुख उपेन्द्र कार्की-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख शान्ता थापा-एमाले

५. गोकर्णेश्वर नगरपालिका
प्रमुख दीपक रिसाल-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख सान्नानी लामारएमाले

६. चन्द्रागिरि नगरपालिका
प्रमुख घनश्याम गिरी-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख बसन्ती श्रेष्ठ-एमाले

७. नागार्जुन नगरपालिका
प्रमुख मोहनबहादुर बस्नेत-कांग्रेस
उपप्रमुख शुसिला अधिकारी-एमाले

८. बूढानीलकण्ठ नगरपालिका
प्रमुख मिठाराम अधिकारी-एमाले
उपप्रमुख अनिता लामा-एमाले

९= टोखा नगरपालिका
प्रमुख प्रकाश अधिकारी रएमाले
उपप्रमुख मुरारी तामाङ-कांग्रेस

१०. शंखरापुर नगरपालिका
प्रमुख रमेश नापित-राप्रपा
उपप्रमुख सुमिता श्रेष्ठ-कांग्रेस

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बलात्कार तथा यौन हिंसाविरुद्ध चर्कियाे आन्दाेलन (फोटो फिचर)

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:32am

काठमाडौं ।

बलात्कार तथा यौन हिंसाविरुद्ध काठमाडौंको माइतीघरमा बलात्कारविरुद्धको प्रदर्शन भएको छ । सुन्दरी प्रतियोगिताका आयोजक सदस्यबाट किशोरी बलात्कारमा परेको घटना सार्वजनिक भएपछि शनिबार युवाहरुले माइतीघर अगाडि प्रदर्शन गरेका हुन् ।

सामाजिक सञ्जालमार्फत पीडित युवतीले सौन्दर्य प्रतियोगिताको नाममा आफूमाथि बलात्कार भएको खुलासा गरेपछि दोषीलाई कारबाहीको माग गर्दै युवाहरु प्रदर्शनमा उत्रिएका हुन्।

प्रदर्शनकारीले ‘दोषीलाई कारबाही गर, बलात्कार र यौनजन्य हिंसाका मुद्दाहरूको निर्णय गर्ने फास्ट ट्रयाक अदालतको स्थापना गर, बलात्कार मुद्दामा उजुरी गर्नेलाई हदम्याद हटाऊ’लगायत नारा लेखिएका प्लेकार्ड बोकेका थिए ।  बलात्कार तथा यौन हिंसामा परेको मितिले एक वर्षभित्र उजुरी दिनुपर्ने हदम्याद हटाउनुपर्ने र पीडकलाई सजाय र पीडितलाई न्याय दिने कानुन बनाउनुपर्ने प्रदर्शनकारीको माग छ ।

तस्बिर : उजोल डंगोल

 

 

 

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German farm owner saves fuel money with horse-drawn carriage

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:21am

Stephanie Kirchner’s journey to work has got longer but, she says, cheaper: she has left her SUV at home and switched to real horse power.

Stud farm owner and horse trainer Kirchner, 33, says she decided “it can’t go on like this” after fuel prices jumped following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Since I also suspected hay harvesting and everything else will become much, much more expensive, we said, ‘we have to save a little money,’” she says.

So she has switched to travelling roughly 6 kilometres (3 1/2 miles) from her home in western Germany by horse-drawn carriage. That turns a one-way trip from 10-15 minutes to as much as an hour.

But Kirchner calculates that, given how much fuel her Toyota SUV consumes, she saves about 250 euros ($264) per month if she can use horse power every day.

Her carriage, drawn by two horses, is popular with children and some others. But “of course humanity is hectic and then some people are annoyed if they can’t get past me fast enough,” Kircher says.

She acknowledges that her answer to rising fuel prices isn’t for everyone.

“I can’t put a horse in a parking garage,” she says. “I think a lot more horse riders would do it if opportunities were created for the horses.”

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भरतपुर महानगरमा विजय सुवेदीभन्दा रेणु दाहाल ५ हजार ५१८ मतान्तरले अघि

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:19am

चितवन । चितवनको भरतपुर महानगरपालिकामा सत्ता गठबन्धनकी साझा तथा नेकपा (माओवादी केन्द्र)बाट मेयरकी उम्मेदवार रेणु दाहालले फराकिलो अग्रता बनाएकी छन् ।

पछिल्लो परिणामअनुसार उनी आफ्ना प्रतिद्वन्द्वीभन्दा ५ हजार ५१८ मतले अगाडि देखिएकी छन् ।

७३ हजार ७८७ गणना गर्दा मेयरकी उम्मेदवार रेणुले २८ हजार ६०८ मत प्राप्त गरेकी छन् ।

उनका निकटम प्रतिस्पर्धी नेकपा (एमाले)का उम्मेदवार विजय सुवेदीले २३ हजार ९० मत ल्याएका छन् ।

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Home Ministry requests help with investigation into VAW video clip

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:12am

The Ministry of Home Balkrishna Khand has urged one and all to help with the investigation into a video clip related to violence against women being circulated on social media lately. A probe committee has been formed and the government has committed to investigate and take action against those involved in the matter, according to a statement issued on Saturday by the Ministry.

 "A probe committee led by Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar has been formed and it has already launched investigations. The Ministry urges all to help with the investigation," read the statement issued by the Ministry's spokesperson Phanindra Mani Pokharel.

Other members of the probe committee are Superintendent of Police Krishna Koirala, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kopila Chudal Deputy Superintendent of Police Hari Basnet and Inspector Sapana Khadka.

Meanwhile, Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota circulated a ruling acting on voices relating to the matter raised by lawmakers in the session of the House of Representatives on Thursday, and the Ministry has drawn its attention to pressure and demonstrations created by civil society to promptly take action in the case, according to the statement.

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काठमाडौं महानगरको मतपरिणाम अद्यावधिक : ‘कोर एरिया’मा बालेनभन्दा केशव स्थापित दोब्बर मतले अगाडि

News of Nepal - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:03am

काठमाडौं । काठमाडौं महानगरपालिका वडा नम्बर-२७ को मतपरणाम अद्यावधिक भएको छ ।

अद्यावधिक विवरणअनुसार मेयरका स्वतन्त्र उम्मेदवार बालेन्द्र साहभन्दा नेकपा (एमाले) केशव स्थापितले फराकिलो अग्रता बनाएका छन् । ‘कोर एरिया’ भनेर चिनिनेमध्येको यो पनि एक वडा हो ।

अहिलेसम्म २ हजार ७१७ मत गणनामा स्थापितले ८०४ मत पाएर अगाडि छन् । उनलाई कांग्रेसकी सिर्जना सिंहले ६९५ मतका साथ पछ्याइरहँदा स्वतन्त्र उम्मेदवार शाहले ४३८ मत प्राप्त गरेका छन् ।

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NC stands atop Dolakha, UML second, CPN (Maoist) third

Nepal News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:52am

Nepali Congress (NC) won the majority of the local levels in Dolakha district in the May 13's local election.

According to the results of two municipalities, seven rural municipalities and 74 wards in the district, NC stands atop winning three mayor/chairpersons, three deputy mayors post\vice-chairpersons and 25 ward chairpersons.

Similarly, CPN (UML) has secured the second position by winning mayoral posts in two municipalities, five deputy mayoral posts and 23 ward chairpersons.

Likewise, CPN (Maoist Centre) has stood third in the district by winning three mayoral posts, one deputy mayoral post and 21 ward chairperson posts.

CPN (Unified Socialist) won one rural municipality chairperson and two ward chairpersons.

Two independent candidates have registered their victory as chairpersons of two wards.

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