Police SLR looted by unidentified group in Rupandehi
Setopati , Butwal, Feb 19 - Tensions ran high after an unidentified group made off with the police weapon at Silautiya of Rupandehi on Sunday. According to the police, an SLR that was carried by the police at the police station of Badaliya of Silautiya VDC of Rupandehi was looted.
Govt preparing to announce election date on Monday
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 19 - PM Dahal is confident, after meetings and discussions with UML Chairman KP Oli, that UML will not obstruct if the amendment process were moved forward after announcing election date.
Kamal Thapa likely to be elected RPP chair unopposed
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 19 - Kamal Thapa is set to be elected chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) unopposed with senior leader Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani unlikely to register his candidacy. "No other candidate apart from Thapa has filed nomination until now. The deadline for filing nomination is set to expire at two in the afternoon but it is highly unlikely that anyone else will file nomination," RPP Spokesperson Mohan Shrestha told Setopati.
Hearing on IGP appointment deferred to Tuesday
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 19 - Hearing on the writ petitions filed to stay the promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand to the post of IGP of Nepal Police has been deferred to Tuesday. A division bench of justices Hari Krishna Karki and Ishwor Khatiwada was to hear both the sides related to the two writ petitions on Sunday.
RPP General Convention kicks off
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 17 - The general convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has kicked off at Bhrikutimandap on Friday. Various sister organisations of the party organised rally from different places in Kathmandu Valley including Balaju, New Bus Park, Gaushala, Satdobato, Balkhu, Kalanki, Ring road for the convention.
Prakash Chandra Lohani announces his candidacy for RPP chairman
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 17 - Senior leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani has announced his candidacy for the party's presidential race in the general convention that is beginning from Friday. Expressing his dissatisfaction towards the party election symbol at a press conference organized on Friday at Reporter’s Club, Lohani announced his candidacy for the top party post.
Election, agitation likely to be announced on same day: Yadav
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 16 - Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chair Upendra Yadav has warned of launching an agitation if the government declares the date for holding local elections. Talking to Setopati, Yadav, who is also the coordinator of Federal Alliance, said that his party would launch an agitation if the government declares the election date.
Kamal Thapa to be elected RPP Chair unopposed
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 15 - Top leaders of the recently unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have agreed to make Kamal Thapa chairman of the party just two days ahead of its general convention. Top leaders--Pashupati Shumsher Rana, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Prakash Chandra Lohani and Kamal Thapa--signed an agreement to that effect after meeting at the residence of Kamal Thapa Wednesday evening.
Election date by Feb 19: PM tells CEC Yadav
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 15 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhi Prasad Yadav Wednesday morning. PM Dahal assured CEC Yadav that the local elections date would be announced within this week.
Govt preparing to announce election date within 4 days
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Feb 15 - The government has started preparations to announce election date by February 19 after holding discussions with the main opposition party CPN-UML and the Madhesi Front. The government, currently trapped between the contradictory demands of the former to announce election date first and the latter's to announce it only after moving the process for constitution amendment forward, is planning to announce election date after negotiating with both the sides.
Pay hike proposed for justices including chief justice
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Feb 15 - A new bill has proposed to raise monthly remuneration of chief justice to Rs 73,680. The bill related to remuneration and other perks and benefits of justices including the chief justice has been registered in the parliament. It has proposed to provide Rs 1,000 in special monthly allowance and Rs 10,000 as annual clothing allowances.
Singha Durbar continuously supports 'crusher mafia'
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Feb 14 - Local Development Officer (LDO) Jeev Lal Bhusal went to observe activities in the Chure forest and rivers within a few days of assuming office in Banke district. The government had already implemented the standards for extraction of stones and sand from rivers then. But the contractors extracting stones and sand from the Chure forest in Nepalgunj and rivers nearby had not complied.
AIG Pokharel made acting IGP
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 13 - The government on Monday made AIG Dr Dinesh Chandra Pokharel from technical service the acting chief of Nepal Police amending the Nepal Police Regulations. The amendment has been made for one time appointment of AIG from technical service acting IGP, according to cabinet sources. Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi presented the amendment proposal in the cabinet meeting held in the evening.
The desert that was once a green village
Girish Giri, Digambarpur (Dhanusha), Feb 13 - There was once a green village called Chhedipokhar with more than 65 households of farmers. There is no settlement in the place now. There is a desert instead, after Jalad river swept the village away from eight feet down during the monsoon of 1989.
Another interim order to stay Chand's appointment on Silwal's petition
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Feb 13 - The Supreme Court, hearing the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal on Monday, has again issued an interim order and instructed the government to not implement its decision of appointing Jai Bahadur Chand as IGP of Nepal Police.
DoTM removing old vehicles in Valley from Feb 28
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 13 - The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is removing vehicles that are 20-year-old or older from the Kathmandu Valley February 28. Stating that such vehicles play chief role in environment pollution and surging road accidents, the DoTM has said it is strictly enforce ban on such vehicles from plying the Kathmandu roads. It has also halted all processes including renewal of old vehicles, registration and collecting taxes from such vehicles.
President Bhandari to consult leaders on constitution amendment, local elections
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 13 - President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is all set to call the leaders of parties to end the contemporary political deadlock. The meeting slated at 4 pm Monday will be attended by the leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center), Rastriya Prajantra Party and Federal Socialist Forum, among others.
This is how SC issued interim order in IGP appointment
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Feb 12 - All eyes were on the Supreme Court immediately after the cabinet meeting early on Sunday morning appointed Jai Bahadur Chand as the 25th Inspector General of Nepal Police. Advocate Kapil Dev Dhakal had filed an anticipatory writ petition on Friday to block appointment of Chand as IGP.
Museum in Turkish Airlines Airbus that had crash-landed at TIA (PHOTOS)
Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, Feb 12 - An aviation museum is being built in the Airbus of Turkish Airlines that had crash-landed at the runway of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) on March 4, 2015. Ved Upreti Trust, an eponymous trust which has been operating similar museum in Dhangadi, is setting up the museum in Sinamangal, near the TIA.
SC stays promotion of Chand as IGP
Shova Sharma , Kathmandu, Feb 12 - The Supreme Court issuing an interim order has ordered the government to not implement its decision of appointing Jai Bahadur Chand of Nepal Police. The single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki hearing a writ petition ordered the government to that regard.
Calling for a Public Debate on CSOs
The solution suggested by many, i.e. delegitimizing and killing off NGOs through regulatory mechanisms, harks back to the days of the Partyless Panchayat System, when the right to organize and associate freely was overridden by the state’s preoccupation with control, coordination, and uniformity.
Nepal facing disaster in the recovery from earthquakes
The disaster in earthquake recovery is as visible in the politics of power around the national disaster recovery institutions and aid-funded programs, as in local places where the earthquake victims continue to struggle for rebuilding houses and regain a normal life, for nearly two years now.
Dr Hemant R Ojha
Ideologies on T-shirts
In my opinion, Buddha was a great revolutionary, as was Einstein. Anything that challenges the present way of thinking about life is a revolution. In student politics, when it comes to revolution, the only blood I want to imagine being used is that flows into your brain and comes out energized with new ideas with every heartbeat.
Rules are made with keeping greater public safety in mind and mandatory helmet rule is an example. But it is equally true that majority of riders do not care to strap helmets as necessary.
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.
Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.