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Legal prohibition on cow-slaughter in Nepal infringes indigenous peoples’ rights, UN experts told

Two Nepali non-governmental organizations have submitted an urgent communication to UN rights experts informing that legal prohibition on cow-slaughter in Nepal infringes indigenous peoples’ right to freedom of religion and ... [More]

PPGUK organizes the Guthi Seminar in London

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) organised their second Guthi Seminar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London on 8th February 2015 under the theme of ‘Newahs in British ... [More]
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UN rights experts apprised of violation of rights of indigenous Pradhan Newars for construction of a mega business complex

Kathmandu, 9 Feb Two non-governmental organizations have submitted an urgent communication to UN rights experts alleging that a Nepali private company has unlawfully acquired the communal trust lands of indigenous Pradhan ... [More]

Group Kayeta Puja in Maryland

Newah Organization of America (NOA) organized 4th Group Kayeta Puja Ceremony on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Hindu Temple of Adelphi, Maryland. Total seven boys went through the kayeta ... [More]

Newah Convention in USA

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Newah Organization of America (NOA) held its successful and festive 13th Annual Convention and General Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland. The convention theme was ... [More]

Buddha Jayanti Celebrated in Florida

Newah Organization of America – Florida Chapter (NOA-FL) successfully concluded the Buddha Purnima 2558 celebration and its second anniversary on Saturday, May 10, 2014. NOA-FL in collaboration with Palm Beach ... [More]
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Harisiddhi locals demand return of their lands acquired for Brick and Tiles Factory

25 February 2014 Locals of Harisiddhi village, around 8km south of Kathmandu, have demanded that the Government return the lands acquired for Harisiddhi Brick and Tiles Factory as the lands ... [More]

Mha Puja celebrated in Seattle

Newah Organization of America – Seattle (NOA Seattle) celebrated Mha Puja & New Year Nepal Sambat 1134 on 3rd of November, 2013 Saturday here in Richmond Masonic Center Shoreline. Around ... [More]

PPGUK celebrates Kwati Punhi

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) held it's 12th Annual General Meeting and Kwati Punhi celebration in Londong last Sunday. It also included an art exhibition by its members. The program ... [More]

Newah Convention concluded successfully in USA

Newah Organization of America (NOA) has successfully concluded its 12th Annual Convention and General Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland USA on On Saturday, May 25, 2013. The convention theme was ... [More]

Guthi Seminar concluded successfully in UK

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) organised their second Guthi Seminar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London on 26th May 2013 under the theme of 'Newahs in Contemporary ... [More]

Rato Bangala School to provide Nepalbhasa education

One of the renowned schools of Kathmandu, Rato Bangala School will be imparting Nepalbhasa language education from this academic session. “For now, the language class will be provided for students ... [More]
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Indigenous Tharus in eastern Nepal mark their win over Regional Waste Management Project

Biratnagar, 11 March 2013 After Finland’s Government formally withdrew its support to Regional Waste Management Project for eastern Nepal citing dissent from ‘locals’ last month, indigenous Tharus of Dangraha village in ... [More]

Supreme Court decision on case relating to participation of indigenous peoples in constitution making process deferred again for 4 April

Nepal’s Supreme Court has again deferred its final decision on a case filed by indigenous peoples organizations regarding participation of indigenous peoples’ freely chosen representatives in constitution making process scheduled ... [More]

Representatives of Nepal's indigenous governing institutions form an alliance to work for their rights

Leaders and representatives of indigenous governing institutions of six indigenous groups of Nepal have initiated an informal alliance to make collective efforts for the rights of indigenous peoples. The alliance ... [More]

Supreme Court decision on case relating to participation of indigenous peoples in constitution making process deferred until 12 February

Nepal’s Supreme Court has deferred its final decision on a case filed by indigenous peoples organizations regarding participation of indigenous peoples’ freely chosen representatives in constitution making process scheduled for ... [More]

Newars in London Celebrate Ghya Chaku Sanlhu

Newars in London celebrated "Ghya-Chaaku Sanlhu" by organizing a fun-filled event at Alperton, in northwest London with light music and dance. The event was organized by Pasa Pucha Guthi ... [More]

Idol of Bunga Dya (Rato Machhindranath) brought to Patan

The idol of Karunamaya Lokeshwar, popularly known as Bunga Dya (Rato Machhindranath) – the God of rainfall and harvest, has been brought to Yala (Patan) from Bungamati on Wednesday after ... [More]

Bathing ritual of Janabaha Dya (Seto Machhindranath) performed

A bathing ritual (Nhawa’n) of Janabaha Dya (Seto Machhindranath) was held on Sunday in Kel Twa (Kel Tole) of Ye’n (Kathmandu) following necessary rituals amid large participation of locals and ... [More]

Will Nepal’s Supreme Court decide to provide for participation of indigenous peoples in constitution making process through their freely chosen representatives?

Nepal’s Supreme Court (SC) has scheduled to give its decision on a case filed by indigenous peoples organizations regarding exclusion of indigenous peoples’ freely chosen representatives from the constitution making ... [More]
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Sanskrit school in Dharan to teach indigenous Limbu language

Agitating Limbu students’ bodies and Nepal Sanskrit University have made an agreement on Sunday (20 January) to implement Limbu language education in higher secondary level at Pindeswar Bidhyapeeth of Dharan ... [More]

Phidim Bazaar shut down over arrests for cow slaughter

Phidim Bazaar, district headquarter of Panchthar in eastern Nepal, came to a complete standstill today as a result of general strike ‘banda’ called by different political parties and ethnic organizations ... [More]

Govt. decides to give public holiday on Nepal Sambat New Year

Nepal’s government has decided to designate Nepal Sambat New Year as a public holiday from this year. The Cabinet of Ministers adopted the proposal to that effect last week. The proposal ... [More]

3rd Newa Ekta Diwas (Newa Unity Day) marked with calls to ensure identity and rights

At a public conference organized in Kipu (Kirtipur) on Saturday for third Newa Ekta Diwas, major political party leaders called for guarantee of identity and rights of Newars and other ... [More]

Newa Ekta Diwas (Newa Unity Day) being marked today

Newa Ekta Diwas (Newa Unity Day) is being celebrated today by organizing different activities in Kipu (Kirtipur), an ancient Newar town 5 km southwest of Kathmandu. The day marks public ... [More]

California Museum showcasing Newar art

Renowned Crocker Art Museum (CAM) in Sacramento (California, USA) is exhibiting various Newar Art in its current “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal” exhibition, which will continue till February 10. ... [More]

Historical traditional dance fair ‘Bhi’n Pyaakha’n’ concludes in Khona (Khokana)

Historical traditional dance fair ‘Bhi’n Pyaakha’n’, performed after 44 years, concluded on Saturday with the staging of a dance titled ‘Ekadashi Barta’ in Chwe Laachi of Khona (Khokana), a tiny ... [More]

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