Nepal Riot Police Rout Protesters Seeking Restoration of Monarchy

[ad_1] KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Police in Nepal on Thursday used rattan sticks, tear gas and water cannon to scatter thousands of protesters demanding the restoration of the monarchy abolished 15 years ago. The “Citizens’ Campaign” protesters say governments in place since the monarchy was scrapped, as part of a deal ending a Maoist insurgency, have … Read more

Protests, Court Appeals as Nepal’s TikTokers Decry Government Ban on App

[ad_1] KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepali TikTok creator Manjita Manandhar was caught off guard when the Himalayan nation banned the popular social media platform last week for disturbing “social harmony and goodwill”. “I was shocked as the decision came suddenly,” said Manandhar, who earns about $1,500 a month by making content for restaurants, hotels and brands, … Read more