• UML, UCPN (M) candidates to vote against some nominees

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 26 - The ruling CPN-UML and main opposition UCPN (M) in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) are planning to cast their ballots against some of the controversial figures nominated as Supreme Court (SC) justices by the Judicial Council.

  • PM Nepal, other executive heads from South Asia reach Delhi

    Prime Minister Sushil Koiral left for India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. The prime minister is leading a 13-member delegation and will stay in India for three days, meeting Indian and other South Asian heads of governments.

  • SSP Ramesh Kharel to be grilled for his controversial remarks

    SSP Ramesh Kharel to be grilled for his controversial remarks SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 25 - IGP Upendra Kant Aryal has formed a panel to investigate the issue of controversial statements given by SSP Ramesh Kharel that some incumbent DIGs are trying to bribe the government ministers and other senior politicians for their promotions.

  • Nepal urges all parties to become flexible for constitution writing

    Nepal urges all parties to become flexible for constitution writing Kathmandu, May 25 - CPN (UML) senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has urged all the political parties to become flexible to draft the new constitution.

  • Baba CJ uses six state vehicles, violates legal provision

    SHOVA SHARMA, KATHMANDU, MAY 25 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Chief Justice Damodar Sharma have many things in common. The bearded men are bachelors and have reached the highest post in their respective field.

  • You cannot detain people without substantial evidence: Shrestha

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 25 - Responding to the queries of the lawmakers, Devendra Gopal Shrestha, who has been nominated as the Supreme Court Justice, said on Sunday that media are highlighting only the negative stories.

  • RPP Nepal 1st general convention kicks off

    RPP Nepal 1st general convention kicks off Kathmandu, May 24: - Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP Nepal), Kaml Thapa, has said the new constitution to be formulated should provide spaceto the monarchy too.

  • PHSC's hearing on Joshi, Upadhyay

    PHSC's hearing on Joshi, Upadhyay Kathmandu, May 24: - The parliamentary special hearing committee (PSHC) has conducted a hearing on two nominees to the Supreme Court Justices- Dipak Raj Joshi and Govind Kumar Upadhyay - on Saturday.

  • Is it moral to get married four times?

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 23 - Most of the lawmakers in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) raised a serious question over the morality of Gopal Parajuli who has been married four times.

  • RPP Chair Thapa resigns

    RPP Chair Thapa resigns As per the previous intra-party power sharing agreement, Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Surya Bahadur Thapa has resigned from the post of party chairman.

  • PHSC grills Upadhyay

    The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday grilled Baidya Nath Upadhyay, one of the eight individuals nominated by the Judicial Council (JC) for the posts of justices at the Supreme Court (SC).

  • PM Koirala, other executive heads from Saarc to attend Modi's swearing-in

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 22 - Accepting the invite from India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is leaving for New Delhi on May 26.

  • UCPN (M) averts vertical split in the party

    UCPN (M) averts vertical split in the party The UCPN (Maoist) has averted a potential vertical split of the party, but the top two leaders – Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and leader Baburam Bhattarai – are still at loggerheads over the intra-party power sharing.

  • Mamata tells TMC MPs to skip Modi's swearing-in

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed MPs of her party, Trinamool Congress to not attend the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-elect Narendra Modi on May 26, reports say.

  • PHSC summons those nominated as SC judges

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, May 21 - The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has summoned those nominated as Supreme Court (SC) judges. A meeting of the PHSC on Wednesday took a decision to this effect.

  • PHSC meeting inconclusive

    SETOPATI, KATHMAMDU, MAY 20 - The meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Tuesday ended inclusively due to disputes over the contents of the letter to be sent to the Judicial Council (JC).

  • RPP-N leader Lawati declares candidacy for party president

    RPP-N leader Lawati declares candidacy for party president SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 20 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPPN) leader Padma Sundar Lawati, who has been admitted to Medanda Hospital in New Delhi, has declared his candidacy for the post of party president.

  • Dahal, Bhattarai at odds over size of central committee

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 20 - The UCPN (Maoist) is holding another round of central committee meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday to settle the differences between the two feuding factions led by Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Baburam Bhattarai respectively. According to sources, Dahal and Bhattarai have reached an agreement on most of the disputed issues, but differences persist on the size of the central committee.

  • Dashdhunga Culprit will be identified after new constitution: Bhandari

    Dashdhunga Culprit will be identified after new constitution: Bhandari Chitwan, May 20: - Vice-Chairperson of the CPN-UML Bidya Bhandari has said the culprit of the Dashdhunga accident would be identified after the new constitution. Speaking at a press meet organized by Press Chautari Chitwan Chapter here on Monday, Vice-Chairperson Bhandari said the Dashdhunga accident would come to limelight after peace is restored and new constitution written.

  • Maoist factions close to striking a deal

    KATHMANDU, May 19 - The feuding factions of the UCPN (Maoist) are close to striking a deal on intra-party power sharing. Sources say reconciliation between Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Baburam Bhatarai has become possible after Dahal backtracked.

Opinion

  • The Doklam dilemma The Doklam dilemma

    Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.

    Gaurab Shumsher Thapa

  • Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises

    The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.

    Anup Paudel

Blog

  • The return trip The return trip

    It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora

    When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.

    Sukriti Sharma

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  • 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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