• NC-UML talks 'positive'

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 23 - The NC-UML bilateral talks on Sunday ended without finalizing the power sharing details in the new cabinet.

  • Sushil bends, offers home, negotiation on power sharing continues

    Sushil bends, offers home, negotiation on power sharing continues SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 23 - After two weeks of rigid posture, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala made a 180 degree turnaround surrendering home portfolio to UML Vice-chair Bam Dev Gautam who will also be the deputy prime minister in his cabinet. A tired Koirala who realized that his credibility was getting lower because of his failure to expand his two-member cabinet even two weeks after he took the oath as prime minister gave a sort of blank check to his negotiating team last night asking them to offer home ministry to UML if that restores his credibility.

  • Oli celebrates 63rd b'day in hospital

    Oli celebrates 63rd b'day in hospital Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 23 - UML Parliamentary leader KP Sharma Oli celebrated his 63rd birthday in a grand hospital but in a simple way sans rituals, pomp and pride.

  • Thapa sees ill-intentions over home ministry claim

    Thapa sees ill-intentions over home ministry claim POKHARA, FEB 23 - Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal, Kamal Thapa, has accused the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML) of quarrelling for the Home Ministry with an ill intention of misusing state power.

  • Koirala preparing to give home portfolio to UML

    Koirala preparing to  give home portfolio to UML Setopati, Kathmandu. Feb 23 - Unable to settle the power sharing issue in his party, Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has decided to take immediate steps to mend fences with CPN-UML and expand his cabinet.

  • Madhes, democracy and NC synonymous: leader Poudel

    Madhes, democracy and NC synonymous: leader Poudel KATHMANDU, FEB 22 - The Nepali Congress (NC) is expanding its training program down to the village ward levels taking into consideration the local elections. The party is designing the training programme in a way to address the possible public agendas to be raised i...

  • Oli hospitalised

    Oli hospitalised SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 22 - KP Oli, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist Parliamentary Party, has been admitted to hospital following renewed attack of rheumatism.

  • One of the Jajarkot explosion victims passes away

    Kumara Arane, one of the injured in a stray bomb explosion in Jajarkot, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital on Saturday.

  • 22 projects given power production license

    Kathmandu, Feb. 22: - The government has provided the production license to 22 hydropower projects from the last April to date.

  • 8 Kg gold bought for temple renovation

    8 Kg gold bought for temple renovation Gorkha, Feb. 22: - The Manakamana Temple Renovation Committee has purchased eight kilograms of gold worth Rs 35,900,000 for the renovation of roof and steeple of the Manakamana temple.

  • Araniko highway remains closed since early morning over road accident

    Araniko highway remains closed since early morning over road accident Bhaktapur, Feb. 22: - The Aranako highway has been blocked by locals at Nalinchowk Bansghari since this morning, agitating against the murder of a person in a road accident last night.

  • CIAA files graft case against NEA ex-official

    CIAA files graft case against NEA ex-official Kathmandu, Feb. 21: - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has registered a graft case against 17 people including the then Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Jibendra Jha.

  • PM in Parliament, says confusion on govt expansion to be sorted out soon

    PM in Parliament, says confusion on govt expansion to be sorted out soon Kathmandu, Feb. 21: - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that the uncertainty over the expansion of the Council of Ministers would be resolved soon through dialogue.

  • Thapa concerned over diplomatic imbalance

    Thapa concerned over diplomatic imbalance SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 21 - Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Kamal Thapa has expressed concern over the frequent India visits by Nepal's prime ministers and ministers even though no Indian prime minister has visited Nepal for the past 16 years.

  • Man serving as haliya for 26 yrs for rs 5000

    DARCHULA, FEB 21 - Although it has been already over five year since the government announced the abolition of Haliya system (a sort of bonded labour) from the country, Ram Parki of Darchula district is serving as a Haliya to his landlord as he failed to repay a debt of Rs. 5,000.

  • NC PP Board fails to pick ministers

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 21 - Unable to settle the intra-party power-sharing issue, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has failed to pick the ministers from his own party.

  • Visitors on rise at Bhairav temple

    Visitors on rise at Bhairav temple Palpa Feb 21 - The number of visitors to the Bhairav Temple at Bhairavsthan VDC-5 in the district is on the rise these days after the publicity of the temple.

  • Qatar's PM urges Nepal to supply qualified human resource

    Qatar's PM urges Nepal to supply qualified human resource Kathmandu, Feb. 20: - Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is currently on a visit to Qatar, held a meeting with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani on Thursday.

  • UML not to join govt without home portfolio

    UML not to join govt without home portfolio SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - The Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) has decided not to join the government until the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) implements all the agreements reached in the run up to the prime ministerial election in the second week of February.

  • PM Koirala shifts to Baluwatar after special pooja

    PM Koirala shifts to Baluwatar after special pooja SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - Koirala performed special pooja at the entrance to his Baluwatar residence and hoisted the national flag after Chief Priest Shambhu Aryal recited Vedic mantras as per the army's tradition. The pooja lasted 45 minutes, after which Koirala went inside his residence and inspected the rooms. He then returned to his Maharajgunj residence for lunch.

Opinion

  • Unique fixation Unique fixation

    We take pride in Sagarmatha and also Bhagwan Buddha. We should introspect as to what has been “our” contribution in the making of both. The tallest mountain landmark is the outcome of tectonic push against the bigger landmass creating the upward drift that created the Himalaya. Prince Siddhartha, on the other hand, was born 2556 years ago or 23 centuries before Nepal got unified under Prithivi Narayan Shah. Siddhartha is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or around six years after leaving Kapilvastu.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Unwarranted misfortune Unwarranted misfortune

    All this pointed that the election will be held with public support despite efforts by those against it. But all that changed after three people were killed in Rajbiraj after the police opened fire on Madhesi Front cadres who were ‘hurling petrol bombs’ toward the venue where UML Chairman KP Oli had just finished his short address.

    Prem Dhakal

Blog

  • Men at work Men at work

    Currently the larger part of our urban area resembles a war zone with bulldozers and mechanical diggers running amok. What is left behind the unfinished work typically consists of mangled water pipes, jumbled up and torn telephone and electric wires, mounds of dug earth and gravel heaps, unfilled ditches and incomplete manholes.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • A great aviator in the Nepali skies A great aviator in the Nepali skies

    Deepak was not only a competent pilot but also someone who had the inner strength to always remain cool, calm, and collected. That nature helped him make a total of three emergency landings in his career as a pilot when he suddenly had to deal with technical malfunctions while flying an aircraft.

    Deep Lamichhane

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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