• Maoist Center candidate Rai still missing

    Ilam, June - Narayan Rai, the candidate of chairman of Ilam Municipality-12, has not come into contact as he had gone missing for a week. Rai is contesting from the ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) in the ward. He had gone missing since last Friday, said MC secretariat member Jeevan Sharma.

  • Three killed in truck accident

    Malekhu, June 23 - Three persons were killed in a truck accident at Humdi Rivulet near Jogimara along the Prithvi Highway Friday. According to Inspector at the Gajuri Area Police Office Barun Singh, the accident took place when the truck (Na 6 Kha 3123) heading to Chitwan from Kathmandu overturned at the place.

  • Two cops killed, two missing in landslide in Narayangarh-Muglin road section

    Two cops killed, two missing in landslide in Narayangarh-Muglin road section Chitwan, June 23 - The dead bodies of two persons travelling in the police van that plunged into the Trishuli River along with landslide nearby Kalikhola of the Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch have been recovered. The dead bodies of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) at Area Police Office, Muglin Nischal Tamang, 29, and police van driver Deepak Kumar Maskey, 30, were taken out from the debris.

  • Decision to provide cellphones to elected representatives normal: KMC

    Decision to provide cellphones to elected representatives normal: KMC Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has defended the decision to provide smartphones worth up to Rs 30,000 each to the elected members of the executive committee.

  • US Embassy driver found dead inside its recreation center

    Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - A driver working with the US Embassy in Kathmandu has been found dead at the embassy's Phora Durbar Recreation Center in Thamel on Thursday.

  • Former ANFA general secretary Shahi arrested for fraud

    Former ANFA general secretary Shahi arrested for fraud Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - Former general secretary of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested on charge of fraud. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested Shahi from Tokha on Thursday on charge of ripping off Rs 10 million.

  • Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal

    Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a wanted notice listing Chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal as absconding.

  • SC asks EC to furnish torn ballots of Bharatpur Metropolis

    SC asks EC to furnish torn ballots of Bharatpur Metropolis Setopati , Kathmandu, June 20 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has asked the Election Commission (EC) to furnish ballots that were torn during the vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

  • Nepali man who choked his wife after crash gets two years jail

    Nepali man who choked his wife after crash gets two years jail Agencies , Sydney, June 20 - A man, who intentionally choked his wife until one of her eyes popped and her lips turned blue, has been jailed for two years. Dipak Adhikari, a father-of-two, was sentenced to two years jail in Gosford Local Court on June 15 — the maximum penalty possible for a single offence in that jurisdiction — after a last minute plea change, the Daily Telegraph reported.

  • Internet services in Darjeeling hills disrupted

    Internet services in Darjeeling hills disrupted Agencies , Darjeeling, June 19 - Internet services in and around Darjeeling were disrupted since Saturday midnight following instruction allegedly issued by the state government. According to Hindustan Times reports, the disruption triggered partial outage since late night on Saturday, posing a handicap for Gorkhaland agitators.

  • Constitutional Council meet held to recommend CJ ends inconclusively

    Constitutional Council meet held to recommend CJ ends inconclusively Setopati , Kathmandu, June 19 - The meeting of Constitutional Council held Monday to recommend the name of chief justice (CJ) has ended inconclusively after the main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is also the Council's member, asked for time to study about acting CJ Gopal Parajuli.

  • Bomb goes off in Kapilvastu's Banganga, 9 injured

    Setopati , Kathmandu, June 18 - A bomb went off at Gajehada of Banganga Municipality ward no.14 of Kapilvastu on Sunday. According to police, the bomb was exploded at a time when the joint panel of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) were filing their nominations for June 28 local level elections.

  • Cabinet okays postponement of poll in Province No. 2

    Cabinet okays postponement of poll in Province No. 2 Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government Thursday has officially decided to conduct local election in Province No. 2 on September 18. The Cabinet meeting held Thursday took the decision in this regard.

  • RJP still uncertain about poll participation in Province No. 5

    RJP still uncertain about poll participation in Province No. 5 Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N), that has agreed to postpone the election in Province No. 2, is still uncertain about joining the local election in Province No. 5. The party seems to be in mood to take part in Province No. 5 election.

  • Local election in Province No. 2 on Sept 18

    Local election in Province No. 2 on Sept 18 Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government on Thursday has decided to conduct local election in Province No. 2 on September 18.

  • Govt, RJP agree to postpone election in Province No. 2

    Govt, RJP agree to postpone election in Province No. 2 Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government on Thursday has decided to postpone the election in Province No. 2. The meeting of ruling coalition parties with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) held on Thursday afternoon at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar has decided to postpone the election in Province No. 2

  • Govt, RJP meeting starts

    Govt, RJP meeting starts Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The meeting of ruling coalition parties with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has started at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar Thursday.

  • Election cannot be postponed: EC to PM

    Election cannot be postponed: EC to PM Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The Election Commission (EC) Thursday has said that second round of local election scheduled for June 28 cannot be postponed. During the meeting that held at the Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar Thursday morning, EC officials clarified that the Phase II election cannot be deferred.

  • Ruling coalition, EC officials discuss on postponing election

    Ruling coalition, EC officials discuss on postponing election Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The coalition governing parties and the office-bearers of Election Commission (EC) are holding talks on conducting third phase election in provinces 2 and 5 to accommodate Rastriya Janata Party (RJP-N).

  • US House Majority Whip Scalise shot at baseball practice

    US House Majority Whip Scalise shot at baseball practice Agencies, Washington, June 14 - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

Opinion

  • RJP's suicidal move RJP's suicidal move

    Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.

    Editorial

  • Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur

    There is no confusion about who tore the ballots in Bharatpur. Nepal Police under Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has already revealed that Maoist cadres, who tore the ballots, have been arrested. The only remaining questions are why CPN (Maoist Center) tore the ballots and what happens next.

    Editorial

Blog

  • Why shy away? Why shy away?

    People (specifically men) urinate in public, smoke openly, get drunk in public places, and they just get away with it. Isn't it a bizarre world where all of these things can actually happen openly and girls have to feel ashamed about the most natural phenomenon?

    Bibhu Thapaliya Shrestha

  • Staying true to our environmental roots Staying true to our environmental roots

    Although we had so important practise why did we miss to internalize it? AGIL paradigm is the best way which helps us understand why we failed. The AGIL paradigm is a sociological scheme created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in the 1950s. It is a systematic depiction of certain societal functions, which every society must meet to be able to maintain stable social life.

    Sanjay Adhikari

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  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

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