House adjourned till 5 pm
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The House meeting has again been adjourned till 5 pm after CPN-UML lawmakers continued to obstruct proceedings.
Mata Tirtha Aunsi being observed (PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, April 26 - Mata Tirtha Aunsi or the Mother's Day is being observed across the country and abroad by Nepalis by showing respect and reverence to their mothers, offering gifts and various delicacies. The day falls on the New Moon Day in the Nepali Month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar. Living mothers are offered gifts consisting of delicacies while ritual offerings are made in the name of the deceased.
RPP promises to develop all municipalities as smart cities within 10 years (With full text of manifesto)
Setopati, Lalitpur, April 26 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has unveiled an ambitious manifesto for the upcoming local election promising to make all the municipalities across the country smart cities replete with modern amenities within 10 years.
UML recommends mayoral candidates in Kathmandu district
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The main opposition party CPN-UML has recommended its candidates for local election scheduled for May 14. As per the recommendations of District Committee submitted to Provincial Committee, UML is to field Ramesh Maharjan and Nani Maiya Nakarmi for mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in Kritipur municipality respectively.
House meeting adjourned till 3 pm
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The House meeting slated for 11 am has been adjourned till 3 pm after CPN-UML lawmakers continued to obstruct proceedings. The meeting was obstructed by the UML lawmakers, demanding the withdrawal of government decision of increasing the number of local units even after Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa responded.
Modi pledges support for local election
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 25 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Indian support in holding the local election. Modi phoned his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal at four Tuesday afternoon and also wished for successful election, according to a press statement issued by Dahal's personal website
NC promises to create 500,000 jobs every year (With full text of manifesto)
Bishnu Budhathoki , Kathmandu, April 25 - Nepali Congress (NC) on Tuesday has made its election manifesto public. NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba made the election manifesto public amid a program organized at the party office in Sanepa.
House adjourned for the day due to UML obstruction
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, April 25 - The House has been adjourned for the day Tuesday afternoon after CPN-UML lawmakers obstructed proceedings. The meeting has been adjourned publishing a notice informing it will next meet at 11 am Wednesday after UML lawmakers refused to relent until the Federal Affairs Minister Kamal Thapa responded to their reservations.
Don't probe DIG Silwal until sub judice case is decided: SC
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 25 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has ordered the government to not proceed the forgery investigation or any kind of action against DIG Nava Raj Silwal. A joint bench of justices Jagadish Sharma Poudel, Ishwar Khatiwada and Tej Bahadur KC issuing an interim order has instructed the government to not proceed any action against Silwal until the case sub judice at the SC is decided.
House adjourned after obstruction by UML
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 25 - The House has been adjourned for 15 minutes after lawmakers of CPN-UML obstructed proceedings immediately after the meeting started Tuesday afternoon.
Looking back at April 25, 2015 (Photos)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, April 25 - It has been two years that the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gorkha as its epicenter on April 25, 2015. Many quake-hit people, whose houses were collapsed or partly damaged, are still bound to remain under tents and makeshift houses due to slow-paced distribution of house reconstruction grants.
Baburam, Upendra to join hands for local elections
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 25 - Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSFN) of Upendra Yadav will jointly contest the local level election using torch, registered in the name of FSFN, as the election symbol. Talking to Setopati, Ganga Shrestha of Naya Shakti Nepal said, "We are contesting the local poll with the election symbol of FSFN as we did not get any election symbol. We've decided to form an electoral alliance as our act allows such practice as in India."
DIG Silwal hospitalized after release
Prakash Dhungana - DIG Nava Raj Silwal has been admitted at the hospital Monday evening after being released from police custody after the Supreme Court (SC) hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by him had ordered the Nepal Police to immediately release him and produce him before the court today itself.
SC orders immediate release of DIG Silwal
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, April 24 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has ordered the Nepal Police to immediately release DIG Nava Raj Silwal and produce him before the court today itself. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by DIG Silwal earlier on the day has given the order.
Oli calls govt Dhurbe elephant
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 24 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli on Monday has called the government Dhurbe, a mad elephant from Chitwan, that had terrorized locals there. Speaking at the House meeting Monday afternoon, the main opposition leader said the government does not care about rules and laws and said it is like Dhurbe that unleashed terror in Chitwan. He raised questions about detention of a serving DIG Nava Raj Silwal and pointed how it treats the commoners.
Hearing on habeas corpus petition of DIG Silwal finishes
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, April 24 - The Supreme Court (SC) has completed hearing on the habeas corpus petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal on Monday. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki heard the petition and the Apex Court is expected to issue an order today itself.
Ex Home Secy killed after being hit by a bike at zebra crossing
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 24 - Former Secretary at the Ministry for Home Affairs Padma Raj Subedi was killed after being hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road from a zebra crossing Sunday night. "79-year-old Subedi died after a motorcycle hit him while he was crossing the road from the zebra crossing in front of Bajeko Sekuwa in Anamnagar on Sunday," Traffic Police Inspector at Singha Durba Babukaji Giri told Setopati.
SC to hear DIG Silwal's petition Monday itself
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, April 24 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has scheduled the hearing on habeas corpus petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal for Monday itself. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki will hear the petition. DIG Silwal earlier on the day had filed the petition demanding his release claiming he has been put under unlawful detention by the Nepal Police.
DIG Silwal files habeas corpus petition at SC
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 24 - DIG Navaraj Silwal has filed a habeas corpus petition at the Supreme Court (SC) Monday claiming he has been put under unlawful detention by the Nepal Police. Advocate Purna Chandra Rajbanshi filed the petition on behalf of DIG Silwal at the Apex Court requesting a hearing today itself. Deputy Spokesperson of SC Bishwo Raj Poudel told Setopati that hearing on the habeas corpus petition can be scheduled today itself as is the general practice in such petitions but decision has yet to be taken on that.
Registration of candidates for Phase I poll extended by two days
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 24 - The government has extended the deadline for filing nominations for the first phase of local election by two days. The joint meeting of ruling parties, Federal Alliance and United Democratic Madhesi Front and the officials of Election Commission (EC) held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar on Monday morning has decided to extend the deadline for registering the name of candidates for the phase I poll to May 1 from April 29.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
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.