• Satungal-Chobhar section of outer ring road to be constructed this year

    Satungal-Chobhar section of outer ring road to be constructed this year Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 17 - The government is preparing to construct the outer ring road to incorporate three districts of the Kathmandu valley this fiscal year. “Satungal -Chobhar road section is the first stretch being built under the section-wise construction of a total 73-km long outer ring road,” Project Chief Deepak Shrestha told Setopati. This road section will stretch up to 6 km. Those areas that lie inside Kirtipur municipality will also be included in this outer ring road section.

  • Wedding ceremony of president's younger daughter solemnised (PHOTOS AND VIDEO)

    Wedding ceremony of president's younger daughter solemnised (PHOTOS AND VIDEO) Kathmandu, Jan 16 - The wedding ceremony of the younger daughter of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and popular Communist leader the late Madan Kumar Bhandari, Dr Nisha Kusum Bhandari, was solemnized at the Shital Niwas Monday. The President's daughter tied the knot with Abhishek Yadav, the eldest son of engineer Munilal Yadav and lawmaker Kiran Yadav.

  • Gyawali moves Supreme Court against dismissal

    Gyawali moves Supreme Court against dismissal Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - After being removed from the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyawali today moved Supreme Court. He moved the top court on Sunday to file a writ petition, stating that the government dismissed from his duty while he was appointed by erstwhile government led by KP Sharma Oli for the term of five years.

  • Former King Gyanendra to attend President's daughter wedding reception

    Former King Gyanendra to attend President's daughter wedding reception Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - Former King Gyanendra Shah is scheduled to attend the wedding reception of President Bidhya Bhandari’s daughter at Sheetal Niwas, the Presidential official residence today. "Former King Gyanendra Shah will reach the functon at 12:05," Phani Raj Pathak, Personal Secretary to former King Gyanendra told Setopati.

  • Yama Buddha commits suicide

    Yama Buddha commits suicide Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 15 - Popular youth singer and rapper Yama Buddha (Anil Adhikari) was found dead at his bathroom in London on Saturday morning. 29-year-old Adhikari was staying with his wife in London.

  • Ruling parties, UDMF positive on constitution amendment bill with revision

    Ruling parties, UDMF positive on constitution amendment bill with revision Kathmandu, Jan 13 - A meeting among the top leaders of major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center), coalition partner Nepali Congress and United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar in the Capital today morning concluded with a positive note.

  • Judicial Council recommends 80 judges for High Courts

    Kathmandu, Jan 13 - Judicial Council meeting held late Thursday night has taken a decision to send a recommendation of 80 judges for High Courts. The meeting recommended the names of 80 legal practitioners, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajya Shankar Nayak said. The recommendation includes 16 legal practitioners from joint secretary and special class level, 37 district judges and 27 from Nepal Bar Association (NBA).

  • Nepal climbs six positions up in FIFA ranking, tops Bhutan

    Nepal climbs six positions up in FIFA ranking, tops Bhutan Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 12 - Nepal has moved six positions up in the latest FIFA ranking published on Thursday. According to FIFA, Nepal is placed at 175th position this month. The country was placed at 181st position last month.

  • Shree Swasthani Bratakatha begins (PHOTOS)

    Shree Swasthani Bratakatha begins (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Jan 12 - The Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a popular ritual observed by the Hindus since Poush Shuklapurnima (full moon day), is beginning from today. The festival ends a month after in Magh Shuklapurnima Nepalis, especially the Hindu women, observe the month-long festival worshiping four-handed deity Swasthani with Chakra, Trishul, Sword and Lotus in each hand at the centre while Astha Matrika or eight deities of power --- Mahakali, Baishnavi, Brahmi Maheshwori, Kaumeshwari, Barahi, Indraayani, and Chamunda painted around her--- and reciting Swasthani Brat Katha (story) everyday.

  • Gyawali sacked, Govinda Pokharel picked as new NRA chief

    Gyawali sacked, Govinda Pokharel picked as new NRA chief Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 11 - The government today dismissed the Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali. The cabinet meeting made the decision to sack Gyawali.

  • Constitution amendment bill to be endorsed within a month

    Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 10 - It will now take a month for the constitution amendment bill to be endorsed in the Legislature-Parliament. The Parliament Secretariat has informed that it would take a minimum 15 days for a bill to complete all its process. "After tabling the bill in the House, it needs to be published for the information of general people. The bill then will be put for theoretical discussion and it will take around a month to complete the whole procedure including amendment," said spokesperson of the Parliament Secretariat Bharatraj Gautam.

  • Four reasons to demolish Singha Durbar: Report

    Four reasons to demolish Singha Durbar: Report Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Jan 9 - Ministry of Urban Development has concluded that the main building of the quake-damaged Singha Durbar needs to be demolished. The recommendation experts deployed by Central Level Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry conducted study on Singha Durbar. The Project chief Shivahari Sharma concluded that a new building needs to be constructed as its existing structures was damaged in last year's Gorkha quake in such a way that they could not be retrofitted.

  • SC annuls Lokman Singh's appointment as CIAA chief

    SC annuls Lokman Singh's appointment as CIAA chief Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The Supreme Court has annulled the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki to the constitutional post of Chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). A joint bench of justices Ishwor Khatiwada, Ananda Prasad Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Sinha concluded that Karki did not meet qualifications required to hold the post of CIAA chief.

  • Govt tables constitution amendment bill amid protest

    Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The government has tabled the constitution amendment bill amid protest by opposition alliance led by CPN (UML). The bill was tabled by Law Minister Ajay Shankar Nayak after Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that the protest notice against the bill by Nepal Workers and Peasants Party MP Prem Suwal and Chitra Bahadur KC had been rejected by majority.

  • House meeting resumes, Law Minister tables election-related bill

    Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The Legislature-Parliament meeting has resumed. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shankar Nayak tabled the Local Bodies Restructuring Bill-2073.

  • SC concludes hearing on Karki's case, says 'wait and see'

    SC concludes hearing on Karki's case, says 'wait and see' Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Jan 8 - Hearing on the case filed against the suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki, questioning his eligibility for the topmost constitutional post, has concluded today. Advocates Shambhu Thapa, Surendra Bhandari and Om Prakash Aryal, among others, presented their arguments during today's hearing.

  • House meet postponed until 3 pm after endorsing condolence motion

    House meet postponed until 3 pm after endorsing condolence motion Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The Legislature- Parliament meeting slated for 1 pm today has been put off after endorsing a condolence motion on the demise of former Member of Parliament Maniram Pokharel. Pokharel was elected to the House of Representatives from Khotang district in 2015 B.S. The proposal by Speaker Onsari Gharti was unanimously passed by the meeting.

  • Opposition parties decide to continue House obstruction

    Opposition parties decide to continue House obstruction Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - Nine opposition parties including CPN (UML) have maintained their earlier stance of obstructing the House until the government revokes the constitution amendment bill. However, they have decided to let the government table the election-related bill in the Legislature-Parliament. Deputy Leader of UML's parliamentary party Subash Chandra Nembang informed that respecting the Supreme Court's, the meeting of opposition alliance held today at Singha Durbar has decided to let the government table the election-related bill.

  • NRA chief Gyawali furnishes second clarification to govt

    NRA chief Gyawali furnishes second clarification to govt Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali on Sunday furnished his second clarification to the government. Gyawali submitted 6-pages clarification to the secretary of the Prime Minister's office Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya today at 11 am. The government had provided 24 hours to Gyawali to furnish second clarification, stating why he should not be relieved from his duty.

  • Hearing on Karki's case to conclude today

    Hearing on Karki's case to conclude today Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - Hearing on the case filed against the suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki, questioning his eligibility for the topmost constitutional post, is concluding today. Advocates Shambhu Thapa and Surendra Bhandari, among others, will present their arguments during today's hearing. The hearing is likely to conclude following the hearing.

Opinion

  • The problem of not cutting trees The problem of not cutting trees

    A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?

    Dr Hemant R Ojha

  • From Mecca to Baijanathpur From Mecca to Baijanathpur

    The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.

    Sujan Adhikari

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  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'

    Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

  • Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna

    Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”

    Deep Lamichhane

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    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.

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