• NAIVE DAREDEVILS

    NAIVE DAREDEVILS Prakash Lama, KATHMANDU, JAN 5 - The passersby were wondering whether the workers knew the dangers involved in the manual tree felling.

  • Following UML's objection parties to await SC decision

    Following UML's objection parties to await SC decision Setopati, KATHMANDU, JAN 4 - The meeting of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) held to resolve the dispute over who should summon the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly deicded to wait for the decision of the Supreme Court.

  • Bhattarai mulls separate political document in CC meet

    Bhattarai mulls separate political document in CC meet Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 4 - Senior Maoist leader Babauram Bhattarai has stepped up consultations with the leaders close to him to chart out his course of action after the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ignored his 'ultimatum' to correct the party's list of legislator nominees.

  • Dahal, Thapa in favor of Prez summoning first CA meeting

    Dahal, Thapa in favor of Prez summoning first CA meeting SETOPATI, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - - Maoist Chairman Dahal suggested that current Coordinator of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC), Koirala, who is also the NC president, convene a meeting of the HLPC and initiate the constitution amendment process.

  • President proposes, Regmi disposes

    President proposes, Regmi disposes Post Bahadur Basnet, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - The quiet battle between Shital Niwas and Baluwatar runs parallel to the series of intra-party feuds that have been injecting lots of confusion and uncertainty into Nepali politics.

  • President steps up political consultations

    President steps up political consultations Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - When the first meeting of the first CA was summoned in 2008, the powers of the monarchy had been suspended, and Girija Prasad Koirala was acting both as the head of the government and head of the state. The situation has changed today: Nepal has a fully functional head of the government and the head of the state.

  • Bhattarai backtracks

    Bhattarai backtracks Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - As the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stood his ground, dissents led by senior party leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha relented a bit and asserted that they would raise the issue on 'arbitrary' nomination of legislators in the party meetings.

  • EC submits PR list to president

    EC submits PR list to president Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - Fulfilling the first pre-requisite toward constituting the Constituent assembly formally, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday submitted the list of 'legislators' under the proportional representation system to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.

  • SC shoots down TRC Ordinance

    SC shoots down TRC Ordinance SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 2- - Supreme Court (SC) has shot down Truth and Reconciliation Ordinance, rejecting the provision for a blanket amnesty to the perpetrators of grievous human rights violations.

  • Prez Yadav expedites consultations

    Prez Yadav expedites consultations SETOPATI, Kathamndu, Jan 2 – - President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has stepped up political consultations to summon the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • RPP-N rebel faction backtracks

    RPP-N rebel faction backtracks Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The rebel faction of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP-N) has backtracked after some of its members decided to stay with the party establishment led by Kamal Thapa.

  • Seeing world after 25 years

    Seeing world after 25 years KHILA NATH DHAKAL , BIRATNAGAR, Jan 2 - Yadav went out of the hospital room, desperate to see the outer world. He gazed at the people, building, garden, trees, and far at the horizon. What a world! He says he first wants to see more people. "I am curious how people have changed, how their appearance has changed with age."

  • Dhobighat-2 in the Maoist party

    Dhobighat-2 in the Maoist party Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha on Wednesday registered a note of dissent against the party's PR list submitted to the Election Commission.

  • Bhattarai, Shrestha demand PR list amendment

    Bhattarai, Shrestha demand PR list amendment Setopati, Kathmandu Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha have demanded that the party amend its PR list submitted to the Election Commission. "We will formally register our dissent with the party headquarters. The list violates the 5-point selection criteria formulated by the party central committee," said Kumar Poudel who is close to Bhattarai.

  • 4 MJF-L central leaders resigned over PR list

    4 MJF-L central leaders resigned over PR list Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Expressing dissatisfaction over the selection of the party's PR members for the new constituent assembly, four central leaders of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Loktantrik (MJF-L) have resigned.

  • FSPN prepares PR list

    FSPN prepares PR list Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - After a protracted internal feud, Federal Social Party, Nepal (FSPN) has finally selected the party members under the PR system for the new Constituent Assembly.

  • 17 killed, 20 missing in separate bus accidents

    17 killed, 20 missing in separate bus accidents KATHMANDU, JAN-01 - At least 11 people were killed and 20 others have gone missing when a bus they were travelling in plunged into Sarada River in Salyan district Wednesday morning.

  • Will there be Janajati caucus?

    Will there be Janajati caucus? Bishnu Budhathoki, KATHMANDU, JAN-1 - In the first Constituent Assembly elected in 2008, the cross-party caucus of the ethnic Janajati members lobbied for minority rights and recognition of identities in the new constitution.

  • Bill to curb election extravagance

    Bill to curb election extravagance Gagan Thapa, KATHMANDU, JAN 1 - The second Constituent Assembly (CA) election was extravagant in terms of spending. The winners are talking about massive spending during the election campaign. The defeated candidates also concede that they spent lots of money to influence the electoral outcome. It is a positive thing that the candidates are now reviewing their campaign and being self-critical.

  • Married for 20 years, yet don’t know each other's name

    Married for 20 years, yet don’t know each other's name Yogesh Rawal, Kailali, Dec 20 - He could not walk and she could not hear. Bam Bahadur Chaudhariand his wife, both physically challenged, tied the knot some two decades ago, promising to face the challenges of life together.

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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