On May Day, We will be Mourning
May 22nd, 2015

Less than two days after the powerful earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that hit Nepal, leaving at least 3,700 people dead and thousands more injured, Equal Times spoke with Bishnu Rimal, President of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT).

Read More…

This year May Day came with destruction and pain; May this never happen in coming May Days
May 4th, 2015

This is not the time to be destructive, depressed or irritated; nor is this time to be involved in blame game. We must realise this is the time to demonstrate mutual compassion and patience; and mobilise to help each other. Standing on the rubble now we are entering the phase of new construction overcoming the grief. Afore us are three tasks at present – 1) speed up the on going rescue operation to save as many lives as possible and garbage management to avoid epidemics and outbreaks of various kinds of illness; 2) the water loses its value after quenching thirst, the relief materials like food, medicine, water and tent, which is dire need of now of the victims, should be made available and state should take special care to make the distribution process rise above the petty political interests and 3) guarantee of shelter for citizens left without any shelter.

Read More…

यो वर्षको मे दिवस विनाश र पीडा बोकेर आयो, आउने वर्षको मे दिवसमा यस्तो हुँदै नहोस्!
May 4th, 2015

यतिबेला विरक्ति, आक्रोश र दिक्दारी पोख्ने वा एक अर्कालाई सत्तोसराप गर्ने बेला होइन, पारस्परिक सद्भाव तथा धैर्यता सहित एक आपसमा सहयोग गर्ने समय हो भन्ने हामीले महसुस गर्नैपर्छ । भग्नावशेषमा उभिएर अब हामी पीडापछिको नव निर्माणमा लाग्ने चरणमा प्रवेश गरेका छौँ । हाम्रा सामु तत्काल तीन कार्यभार छन्– १) जारी उद्धारकार्यलाई अझ तीव्रता दिने र सकेसम्म धेरै जनतालाई बचाउने, संभावित रोगको संक्रमण र महामारीबाट जनतालाई बचाउन स्वास्थ्य र सफाईको कामलाई युद्धस्तरमा सञ्चालन गर्ने, २) तिर्खा मेटिएपछिको पानीको अर्थ हुँदैन भनेझैँ पीडित परिवारलाई तत्कालको राहत उपलब्ध गराउने, खाद्यान्न–औषधि– पानी र पाल जस्ता राहत सामग्रीको वितरण कार्यलाई क्षुद्र राजनीतिक स्वार्थबाट डामिन नदिन समन्वयात्मक ढंगले राज्य आफैं अग्रसर हुने, र ३) खुल्ला आकासमुनि पुगेका प्रत्येक नागरिकलाई आवासको ग्यारेण्टी गर्ने ।

Read More…