• TRC bill tabled at parliament

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 18 - The government has finally tabled a bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance.

  • No reason to believe our funding to Himal Southasian misused: Norway

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 18 - Norwegian embassy in Nepal has stated that there is no reason to believe that the embassy's funding to the Himal Southasian magazine has been misused. The embassy stated that it has issued the statement in response to the media reports concerning allegations on the misuse of Norwegian funding to Himal Southasian magazine.

  • Those arrested on Fujel incident released on bail

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The District Court in Chitwan has asked the authorities to release two Maoist cadres who were arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha. A single bench of Judge Binod Mohan Acharya told the authorities to release the arrested cadres on bail.

  • Govt waits for panel's report to resolve petro-products shortages

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The people are reeling under the shortages of petroleum products, but the government has not been able to do anything to resolve the problem due to the delay in the preparation of a report by a parliamentary panel formed to probe the recent petro-prices hikes.

  • Donors bent on disrupting peace process: Maoists

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The legislature-parliament has been adjourned for the day following protests by Maoist lawmakers over the arrests of Maoist cadres who were allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha. Maoists argued that journalist Kanakmani Dixit has received Rs 80 million from Norwegian embassy to blow of the Fujel incident and demanded that the government clarify how the money is being spent.

  • Maoists to continue disrupting parliamentary proceedings

    Following the disruption of the parliamentary proceedings by the Maoist lawmakers, the government is likely to 'issue a circular' to the officials against taking further action against the Maoist cadres allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel in Gorkha.

  • Int'l rights groups urge Nepal lawmakers to reject TRC bill

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - "It is baffling why the Nepali government would propose a bill that contains exactly the same troubling provision allowing those responsible for the most heinous crimes to go scot free. The government’s obligation is to ensure justice for the victims, not amnesty for the victimizer."

  • 'Secular' state officials, communist leaders in Kamalnayancharya's Mahayagya

    'Secular' state officials, communist leaders in Kamalnayancharya's Mahayagya Following the mass movement in 2006, Nepal was declared a secular republic. But it is not so easy to separate religion from the state. High level state officials including Prime Minister Sushil Koirala have been involved in the Nepal Mata Mahima Rastriya Mahayagya being held by the Akhanda Jyoti Baba Swami Shreeji Charitable Trust.

  • SAARC summit to be held in Kathmandu

    The government has decided to hold the forthcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. Earlier the government had planned to hold the conference in Lumbini or Pokhara. Government officials had also visited Pokhara to study the possibility of holding the conference in the city.

  • House adjourned for the day

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The parliament has been adjourned for the day, following the protest by Maoist lawmakers over the government move to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.

  • Nepal's foreign trade up by 18. 4 percent

    KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has said the total foreign trade of Nepal has been up by 18.4 percent in the first eight months of the FY 2070-71 BS.

  • UML leadership to transfer to new generation: Gautam

    UML leadership to transfer to new generation: Gautam KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam who is also the vice chairman of the CPN (UML) has said that the party leadership would be handed over to the new generation from the party's forthcoming ninth general convention. "Now, there should be the transfer of leadership in the UML. An individual cannot remain in the leadership position for long. We should choose a unanimous leadership this time and the leadership will be handed down to a new individual as there is also a strong possibility of the same."

  • Maoist disrupt parliamentary proceedings over Fugel case

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) has disrupted the parliamentary proceedings over the government to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.

  • UCPN (M) Chairman Dahal elected PP leader

    UCPN (M) Chairman Dahal elected PP leader KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected the party's parliamentary leader.

  • Baidya threatens to run parallel govt

    Baidya threatens to run parallel govt PYUTHAN, APRIL 15 - Taking strong exception to the arrests of the Maoists cadres allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikaru of Fujel, CPN-M Chairman Mohan Baidya has warned of forming a parallel government and launching a strident protest if the government doesn't backtrack.

  • Gangster Abhisek Giri arrested

    Police have arrested gangster Abhisek Giri on the charge of money laundering.

  • We will move Int'l Criminal Court: Top Bahadur Rayamajhi

    We will move Int'l Criminal Court: Top Bahadur Rayamajhi Maoist leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said on Tuesday that his party will move the International Criminal Court against Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for his involvement in the hijacking of Nepal Airlines plane in 1973 if the government doesn’t immediately release those arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.

  • Maoists announce protest programs

    Maoists announce protest programs KATHMANDU, APRIL 15 - The UCPN (Maoist) has announced nationwide protests against the government move to lodge cases against its cadres implicated in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Phujel, Gorkha.

  • Pillay warns against attempt to grant amnesties for serious HR violations

    Pillay warns against attempt to grant amnesties for serious HR violations UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has expressed 'grave concern' at a bill presented to the Nepal's parliament 'which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations'.

  • Noted lyricist Adhikari's body donated to medical research

    Noted lyricist Adhikari's body donated to medical research Chhetra Pratap Adhikari's life was full of struggles. He left home in his early teens to join the Indian Army, but changed his mind. He eventually came to Kathmandu and became one of the best-known poets and lyricists of Nepal. His body will be taken to BP Koirala Institute of Health and Medical Science in Sunsari on Tuesday. Adhikari had agreed to donate his entire body to medical research four years ago.

Opinion

  • Oops! Deuba does it again Oops! Deuba does it again

    Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.

    Prem Dhakal

  • 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

Blog

  • Jhamsikhel as I knew Jhamsikhel as I knew

    Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Empowering local bodies Empowering local bodies

    It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.

    Hemant Arjyal

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.

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