• Bhai Tika being marked today

    Kathmandu, Oct 21 - The most important day of Tihar, the festival of lights is being marked today by offering tika from sisters to their brothers. Sisters throughout the country offer 'tika' to their brothers wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity on the occasion of Bhaitika.

  • Nepal Sambat New Year 1138, Mha Puja today

    Kathmandu, Oct 20 - The Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 is being celebrated across the country today amidst various programs. The people of the Newar community have been celebrating the Nepal Sambat as New Year's Day at present. The Nepal Sambat is an indigenous calendar of Nepal.

  • Laxmi Puja being observed today

    Laxmi Puja being observed today Kathmandu, Oct 19 - On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time-honored tradition.

  • Dr KC breaks fast after 10-point agreement with govt

    Dr KC breaks fast after 10-point agreement with govt Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 18 - Dr Govinda KC has ended his 14th fast unto death on the 14th day Wednesday evening after signing a 10-point agreement with the government. The government will bring medical education law through an ordinance to address Dr KC's demands as per the agreement signed in presence of education and health ministers.

  • Govt to bring ordinance to address Dr KC's demands

    Govt to bring ordinance to address Dr KC's demands Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 18 - The government will address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is continuing his 13th fast unto death, through an ordinance. A meeting including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and talk teams of the government and Dr KC took the decision to that regard Wednesday morning.

  • Left alliance stronger than FSFN-RJP in Siraha

    Left alliance stronger than FSFN-RJP in Siraha Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Oct 18 - We will analyze the electoral prospects of parties in Siraha district in the second part of our series on the upcoming parliamentary elections. The left alliance of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is strongest in Siraha out of the eight districts in Province 2.

  • SC doesn't order reprinting of ballots as left alliance suspected

    SC doesn't order reprinting of ballots as left alliance suspected Shova Sharma , Kathmandu, Oct 18 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has not issued an interim order that could postpone the upcoming parliamentary election as the left alliance suspected.

  • Kukur Tihar being observed today (Photos)

    Kukur Tihar being observed today (Photos) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Oct 18 - Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated Wednesday, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus.

  • Complaint filed against gangster Manange

    Complaint filed against gangster Manange Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 18 - A complaint has been lodged at District Police Office, Manang against gangster Rajeev Gurung aka Deepak Manange on the charge of abduction.

  • SC verdict soon on case UML-Maoist suspected of being ploy to postpone elections

    SC verdict soon on case UML-Maoist suspected of being ploy to postpone elections Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 18 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had urged the chairman of ruling coalition Pushpa Kamal Dahal to assist him by quitting the government during the meeting held on Tuesday morning.

  • Bhattarai and NC need each other in Gorkha

    Bhattarai and NC need each other in Gorkha Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 17 - Convenor of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai had joined the left alliance announced on October 3 in the eleventh hour. But he quit the alliance 10 days later after CPN (Maoist Center) refused to make him the alliance's candidate from Gorkha-2.

  • PM Deuba takes back ministries from Maoist ministers

    PM Deuba takes back ministries from Maoist ministers Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 17 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday has taken back the ministries from CPN (Maoist Center) that has recently forged the left alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML.

  • FSFN-RJP alliance can sweep Saptari

    FSFN-RJP alliance can sweep Saptari Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Oct 17 - Formation of left alliance by CPN-UML and Maoist Center, and the efforts made by Nepali Congress (NC) and other parties to form a counter alliance have stirred up curiosity about the results in the upcoming federal and provincial elections.

  • Maoist Center makes about turn, will not leave govt

    Maoist Center makes about turn, will not leave govt Manoj Satyal, Kathmandu, Oct 17 - CPN (Maoist Center), that formed the left alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML, will not leave the coalition government. The party that was expected to leave the Sher Bahadur Deuba government today has made an about turn suddenly deciding to remain.

  • Maoist Center to leave govt

    Maoist Center to leave govt Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 17 - CPN (Maoist Center), that formed the left alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML, will leave the coalition government on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is leading the party in the government, will announce the decision later on the day, according to party sources.

  • Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today

    Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today Kathmandu, October 17 - Tihar, the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus begins from Tuesday. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days.

  • NC leader nabbed in connection to smuggled 88 kg gold

    NC leader nabbed in connection to smuggled 88 kg gold Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, Oct 16 - A Nepali Congress (NC) leader from Rasuwa has been nabbed by the police in connection to the smuggled 88 kilograms of gold. Man Bahadur Tamang, general convention member of NC, has been arrested by a team of the Metropolitan Police Crime Division from Balaju on Monday.

  • 7 gliders fall due to storm in Pokhara

    7 gliders fall due to storm in Pokhara Sagar Raj Timalsina, Pokhara, Oct 16 - Seven paragliders have fallen in Pokhara due to storm Monday afternoon. The gliders feel due to strong wind and heavy rainfall.

  • Dahal to meet Deuba to decide about remaining in govt

    Dahal to meet Deuba to decide about remaining in govt Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 16 - CPN (Maoist Center) will decide Monday whether to remain in the coalition government or not.

  • Gachchhadar makes emotional return to NC

    Gachchhadar makes emotional return to NC Shova Sharma , Kathmandu, Oct 16 - Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar made an emotional return to Nepali Congress (NC) after almost a decade with his party Nepal Democratic Forum merging with NC on Monday. He could not control his emotions and shedded tears on return to the party that he started his politics with.

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    Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.

    Manoj Sapkota

  • The Doklam dilemma The Doklam dilemma

    Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.

    Gaurab Shumsher Thapa

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    Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.

    Sujita Shrestha

  • Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance

    Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.

    Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal

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