• Khadka relishes

    Mohammad Isam in Chittagong - Nepal will face Bangladesh on Tuesday evening, but the two teams go back a long way, all the way back to 1996 when Nepal played their first ever cricket match, when both of them were Associate Nations. During the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur that year, Nepal lost to their World T20 Group A opponents by a margin of a faster run-rate.

  • Petrol price hike fuels fire in the House

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 16 - In a show of solidarity with agitating student unions against the price hike, the UCPN (M) and RPP (N) today threatened to stall the proceedings of the house if the government doesn’t roll back its decisions with immediate effect.

  • I've not violated sanctity of Marxist philosophy: Bhattarai

    I've not violated sanctity of Marxist philosophy: Bhattarai SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 16 - Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has told party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal that his statement that the country may see the 'rise of a new political force' doesn’t violate the 'sanctity of Marxist philosophy' and party's organizational principle.

  • Maoist factional feud deepens

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Mar 17 - The debate on the 'necessity of a new political force' initiated by party leader Baburam Bhattarai has deepened factionalism in the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M).

  • Govt to construct state-of-art cricket stadium

    Govt to construct state-of-art cricket stadium Setopati, Kathmandu, Mar 27 - A day after Nepal made a dream debut at the ICC World Twenty20 the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, the government has decided to construct a state-of-art stadium on par with international standards.

  • Spinners bowl Nepal to victory in first ever senior World Cup match

    Spinners bowl Nepal to victory in first ever senior World Cup match Prem Dhakal, KATHMANDU - Nepal now plays host Bangladesh, that trounced Afghanistan by nine wickets in the tournament opener earlier on the day, in the second match on Tuesday and an upset win over the Test-nation in that match in all likelihood may be enough to see Nepal through to the second round of the tournament.

  • Nepal make flying start

    Nepal make flying start Nepal outplayed Hong Kong to win the second ICC World T20 2014 qualifying match in Group A by 80 runs at Chittagong on March 16, 2014. Nepal had posted a competitive total of 149 for eight in their 20 overs of the T20 World Cup tie. Hong Kong were then bowled out for 69 in 17 overs. This was the second lowest total in the history of T20 World Cups. The highest score for Hong Kong was 20 from Babar Hayat. Basant Regmi andShakti Gauchan took three wickets each.

  • Holi celebrated with fanfare

    Holi celebrated with fanfare Kathmandu, March 16: - Holi – the festival of colours – has been observed across the country with fanfare today.

  • Two killed while celebrating Holi

    Setopati, Kathmandu,Mar 16 - Two children were killed in accidents while celebrating Holi festival in the capital on Sunday.

  • ICC T20 World Cup: Nepal to take on Hong Kong

    ICC T20 World Cup: Nepal to take on Hong Kong Kathmandu, March 15: - Nepal is all set to take on their well-known contenders Hong Kong in their first game under the ICC T20 World Cup being held in Chhitagong, Bangladesh tomorrow.

  • Students call for rolling back petro price hike, warn of stern protests ahead

    Kathmandu, March 15: - Different 18 student organisations have announced a five-day protest movement against the hike in the prices of petroleum products.

  • Local body election need of Hour: Chairman Thapa

    BIRATNAGAR, MARCH 15 - Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-N), Kamal Thapa, has said the election of the local bodies was the need of the time. It also supports in institutionalizing federalism, he argued.

  • Malaysian official says plane was hijacked

    Malaysian official says plane was hijacked KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.

  • Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane flown deliberately toward Andamans

    REUTERS, KUALA LUMPUR - Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airliner jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday.

  • Prices of petro-products hiked

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 13 - The government has hiked the prices of petrol, diesel and Kerosene. According to the officials at Nepal Oil Corporations (NOC), the price of the petrol has been hiked by Rs 10 per liter, and diesel and kerosene by 6 rupees.

  • Flower trade in decline

    HARI LAMICHHANE, KATHMANDU, MARCH 13 - Trade of flower has been in depression as flower is not produced as per the demand of international market.

  • Malaysian plane may have flown hours after losing contact - WSJ

    Malaysian plane may have flown hours after losing contact - WSJ (Reuters) , KUALA LUMPUR/HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Mar 13 - U .S. investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet believe it may have flown for four hours after losing contact with air traffic controllers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • Unification of Madhesi parties difficult: Yadav

    Unification of Madhesi parties difficult: Yadav Setopati, Kathmandu, Mar 13 - Upendra Yadav, chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal (MJF-N), led the Madhesi movement in 2007. His party became the fourth largest in the CA elected in 2008. But the party split and suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2013 election. Yadav says Madhesi leaders now realize that there should be unification of their parties. But he adds that merger of the parties is easier said than done.

  • NSU cadres caught with arms likely to be released Friday

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, March 13 - Nepal Students Union (NSU) cadres, who were arrested nine days ago along with illegal arms, are likely to be released on Friday.

  • Dahal, Baidya issue join statement

    Dahal, Baidya issue join statement In the first joint statement issued after a vertical split in 2012, UCPN (Maoist) and CPN (Maoist) have warned of strident protests if the government authorities continue to arrest the Maoist cadres for the 'crimes' committed during the insurgency.


  • Challenges for reconstruction 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 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.

    Jiwan Kshetry


  • Mero Kathmandu Mero Kathmandu

    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.

    Sumana Shrestha

  • Identity and nationhood 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.

    Ketan Dulal

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.