• Upper Karnali PDA draft finalized

    Setopati, Kathmandu - Investment Board Nepal has finalized the draft of the Project Development Agreement (PDA) that is supposed to be signed with the GMR-consortium for the development of the 900 megawatt Upper Karnali Project.

  • NC replacing three ministers

    NC replacing three ministers September 17, 2014 - NC has made preparations to replace three of its ministers soon after CPN-UML replaced two of its ministers recently.

  • We can't participate in advisory conference: Baidya

    We can't participate in advisory conference: Baidya SETOPATI, Kathmandu, Sep 16 - The Mohan Baidya-led CPN-M has stated that it has decided not to participate in the all-stakeholders' conference saying the meeting under the current terms and conditions cannot take any decisions on the outstanding constitutional issues.

  • All-stakeholders' meeting put off

    BISHNU BUDATHOKI, KATHMANDU,Sep 16 - The major political parties have put off the all-stakeholders' meeting slated for Tuesday after the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist backtracked from its earlier commitment.

  • Bogati's demise a huge loss for Prachanda

    Bogati's demise a huge loss for Prachanda Setopati, September 15, 2014 - Maoist leader Post Bahadur Bogati's long political journey has come to an end. He was admitted to Sahid Ganga Lal Hospital Thursday night after suffering a heart attack and underwent an angioplasty surgery. Bogati was not a brilliant politician, but he is known for his honesty and his reconciliatory approach to keep the party unity intact.

  • UCPN (Maoist) vice chair Bogati passes away

    UCPN (Maoist) vice chair Bogati passes away KATHMANDU, Sept 15 - UCPN(Maoist) vice chairman Posta Bahadur Bogati has passed away at Norvic hospital in Kathmandu on Monday. Bogati had a massive cardiac arrest followed by brain hemorrhage on Thursday. He was hospitalized and underwent surgery at Gangalal National Heart Center.

  • Release Raut immediately: Bhattarai

    Release Raut immediately: Bhattarai Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai said on Sunday that the government made a serious mistake by arresting Dr CK Raut. "We cannot agree with the views of CK Raut. But the government has committed a serious mistake by arresting him," Bhattarai tweeted on Sunday.

  • Bogati's health improving: Dahal

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 14 - Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he is hopeful that the health condition of party leader Posta Bahadur Bogati will gradually improve. Leader Bogati has been admitted to Norvic International Hospital at Thapathali after he suffered a heart attack and then a stroke Thursday night.

  • Poudel's "Battle of Khalanga" bags Madan Puraskar

    Poudel's Setopati, September 14, 2014 - Writer Radha Poudel has bagged the highly esteemed Madan Puraskar (prize).

  • Post Bahadur Bogati's condition 'very critical': Norvic Hospital

    Post Bahadur Bogati's condition 'very critical': Norvic Hospital Kathmandu, September 14, 2014. - The medical condition of Mr. Post Bahadur Bogati remains very critical, says a press release by Norvic hospital issued on Sunday afternoon.

  • Bogati critical, Maoist leaders in Norvic Hospital

    Bogati critical, Maoist leaders in Norvic Hospital September 14, 2014 - UCPN (Maoist) CA members have reached Norvic Hospital after the health of the party's vice chair Post Bahadur Bogati deteriorated further on Sunday.

  • NSU general convention put off

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 13 - Nepali Congress (NC) has put off the general convention of Nepali Students' Union (NSU), its student wing.

  • PM appoints Basnet, Amatya as new ministers

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 12 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has appointed UML leaders Mahesh Basnet and Dipak Chandra Amatya as minister for Industry and minister for tourism respectively.

  • Vijaya Kumar's Khusi released

    Vijaya Kumar's Khusi released Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 12 - Journalist Vijaya Kumar Panday released his book Khusi amidst a function in Kathmandu on Friday.

  • SC orders Kantipur to present written statement by Sept. 17

    Setopati, September 12, 2014 - Supreme Court has ordered the Kantipur team to appear at the court with a written statement by September 17.

  • Sah recommended as Chief Justice

    Sah recommended as Chief Justice Setopati, September 14, 2014 - Constitutional Council has recommendated senior justice of the Supreme Court Ramkumar Prasad Sah as the Chief Justice (CJ).

  • Bench of justices Jagdish and Cholendra to not preside over Kantipur contempt of court case

    Setopati, September 11, 2014 - Bench consisting of justices Jagdish Sharma and Cholendra Sumsher Rana of Supreme Court (SC) have decided to not preside over the hearing of the contempt of court case against Kantipur Publication. The bench of justices at 12 pm today ended today's proceeding by ruling that the case would be presided by other judges.

  • Nepal faces North Korea today in a crucial U-16 match

    Nepal faces North Korea today in a crucial U-16 match September 11, 2014 - Nepali U-16 team is set for the best in the match against North Korea in the AFC U-16 Championship on Thursday at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.

  • Corruption exists in Pokhara University: CIAA

    Corruption exists in Pokhara University: CIAA Sagar Raj Timilsina, September 11, 2014 - Preliminary investigation by Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) following complaints of financial irregularities in Pokhara University has shown that corruption exists in the university. The regional office of CIAA informed of massive corruption in the university.

  • Jhapa trashes Sankata 4-0 to win ANFA Cup title

    Setopati, September 10, 2014 - Jhapa thrashed Sankata 4-0 to chinch the ANFA Cup title for the first time.


  • 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

  • Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises

    The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.

    Anup Paudel


  • Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history

    The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.

    Sanjaya Gajurel

  • My Journey to Maiti Nepal My Journey to Maiti Nepal

    I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.

    Swarnima Gurung

Readers Column

  • 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.