• Unity among communists: Shrestha

    Unity among communists: Shrestha SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JULY 3 - Maoist leader Narayankaji Shrestha has pointed out the need for unity among the leftists and communists to draft a progressive constitution in the Constituent Assembly.

  • Two killed, a dozen injured in road accident

    At least two persons were injured and a dozen injured when a truck and a microbus collided head-on at Damauli-Kotre road section of the Prithvi Highway. Police said the truck that was on its way to Damauli from Pokhara and the microbus coming from the opposite direction collided, leaving two passengers dead.

  • UML cadres destroy gates, situation tense

    UML cadres destroy gates, situation tense SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JULY 3 - The UML enraged cadres, who were not allowed to participate in the inaugural session of the party's general convention, destroyed four main gates of the venue in Brikutimandap on Thursday.

  • India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visitng Nepal

    India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visitng Nepal Kathmandu, July 3 - At the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, the External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, is visiting Nepal from coming July 25 to 27.    According to the Foreign Ministry, this is Ms Swaraj...

  • Parliament passes govt policy and programmes with majority

    Parliament passes govt policy and programmes with majority Kathmandu, July 3 - The second meeting of the Legislature-Parliament held on July 2 approved with majority the government's policy and programme for the fiscal year 2014/15. The policy and programme was presented at the parliament by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Sunday.

  • Dispute deepening in CPN (Maoist), two proposals in central committee meeting

    Dispute deepening in CPN (Maoist), two proposals in central committee meeting Kathmandu, July 3: - CPN-Maoist Secretary Netra Bikram Chand has tabled a separate proposal expressing dissatisfaction over the political proposal presented by Chairperson Mohan Baidhya at the central committee meeting that began today. Chairperson Baidhya presented the proposal of work direction of 'people's rebellion on the foundation of people's war' while Secretary Chand in response has put forward a proposal of work direction of 'people's rebellion as a continuity of people's war'.

  • SC hearing on contempt charges against Sharma, Khadka

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JULY 2 - Supreme Court on Wednesday held the first hearing on the contempt charges against Kantipur Editor-in-Chief Sudheer Sharma and the daily’s journalist Ghanashyam Khadka.

  • Speed claims young woman's life

    Prakash Dhungana , Kathmandu, July 2 - Champa Oli and her husband Padam Oli, permanent residents of Hattichaur, Bajura, were riding a scooter on the way to their apartment in Satungal from Kalanki on Tuesday 8:15 pm.

  • Prime Minister Koirala to begin radiotherapy

    SETOPATI, , KATHMANDU, JULY 2 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is beginning radiotherapy today at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York where he has been receiving treatment for the last two weeks.

  • Pubudu's term extended

    Pubudu's term extended SETOPATI, , KATHMANDU, JULY 1 - The Government of Nepal has made a decision to extend Pubudu Dassanayake's term as the coach of Nepal's national cricket team today, according to Youth and Sports Minister Purusottam Paudel. He will coach Nepal's cricket team for one more year.

  • NC continues discussion on policy and programmes

    NC continues discussion on policy and programmes Kathmandu, July 1: - The joint meeting of the Nepali Congress Central Committee and Parliamentary Party continued discussion on the government's policy and programme today.

  • Govt preparing to extend Pubudu's term

    The Government of Nepal is preparing to extend the term of former coach of Nepali national cricket team, Pubudu Dassanayake.

  • "Bridal make-up" for UML convention venue

    SETOPATI,, KATHMANDU, JUNE 30 - The only work remaining for the UML convention beginning in Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu from July 3 is the decoration of the venue.

  • Plane brought from China struck by a bird

    SETOPATI, BIRATNAGAR, JUNE 30 - A bird struck against MA 60 plane brought from China in Biratnagar on Monday morning.

  • Khanal's support is for Oli: General Secretary Pokharel

    Khanal's support is for Oli: General Secretary Pokharel KATHMANDU, JUNE 30 - CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokharel has claimed that the party's chairman Jhalanath Khanal's support will go towards KP Sharma Oli for the post of the party's chairperson.

  • Prison wastes used to produce biogas

    DHURBA SAGAR SHARMA, MYAGDI, JUNE 30 - Wastes in district prison of Myagdi have been used to produce biogas.

  • First "cooling break" in world cup history

    First KATHMANDU, JUNE 30 - The second round match between the Netherlands and Mexico on June 29 saw the first official "cooling break" in the history of the World Cup.

  • Nir Shah suffers heart attack; in serious condition

    Nir Shah suffers heart attack; in serious condition SETOPATI, KATHMANDU,JUNE 29 - Film director and actor Nir Shah suffered a heart attack on Sunday afternoon. He has been admitted to Sahid Gangalal Heart Center in Bansbari.

  • Oli panel is a crowd of old generation: Pandey

    Oli panel is a crowd of old generation: Pandey SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 29 - CPN-UML leader Surendra Pandey has said that in spite of the efforts to pull representatives on one's side, Madhav Kumar Nepal will win the post of chairperson in the upcoming 9th convention of the party.

  • UCPN (Maoist) serious for writing constitution: Chairman

    Biratnagar, June 28 - Chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said his party has been working seriously to write the federal constitution as per the public desire. Addressing the party cadres at Indrapur of Morang district today, he said a working alliance has been formed among five communist parties for writing a new constitution and urged all not to express unnecessary doubts over the formation of alliance.

Opinion

  • Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution? Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?

    While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.

    Bhushan Aryal

  • One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges

    Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.

    Chintamani Mahapatra

Blog

  • Dreams and drains Dreams and drains

    A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Govt apathy toward flood control Govt apathy toward flood control

    While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.

    Pooja Chaudhary

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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