PRAKASH LAMA, KATHMANDU, JAN 30 - "Herana Sahidharulai…" The song by Manish Prasain is dedicated to all four martyrs who sacrificed their lives to end the 104-year old Rana oligarchy and still inspires the people across the country. It is Martyrs' Day today. One cannot help conjuring up the images of the martyrs when people listen to this song.
How is Adhikari couple surviving?
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 29 - On the other hand, Nanda Prasad Adhikari and his wife Gangamaya, who are on hunger strike for over three months and have been admitted to Bir Hospital, still look healthy and agile. What is the secret behind their health?
Major three backout as RPP-N, RJM block past agenda
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 29 - An imminent confrontation in the Constituent Assembly was averted today with the three major parties -- NC, UML, UCPN (M) -- backtracking on their move to introduce a resolution in the House recognising the decision of the previous House that had declared Nepal a 'Federal, Democratic Republic'
Major parties to table republican proposal at CA full house
SETOPATI,, KATHMANDU, JAN 29 - The taskforce formed by three major parties-- NC, UML and UCPN-M -- to own up past agreements reached in the first CA has sent its proposal to CA secretariat.
Dr KC likely to be shifted to general ward
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 29 - Doctor Govinda KC of the institute of Medicine (IoM), who has been receiving treatment at the Intensive Medical Care (ICU) after ending a 14-day fast, is likely to be shifted to general ward on Thursday as he is gradually regaining his health.
Regmi violates tradition
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 28 - Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Khilaraj Regmi has violated the tradition of the executive heads resigning after fresh general elections.
UML Standing Committee meeting today to settle power-sharing issue
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 28 - Currently, Khanal, Nepal and Gautam have formed an alliance and General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel has sided with Oli. It has been learnt that Oli is currently wooing the support of Gautam who is said to be the kingmaker in the intra-party power balance.
Bamdev key in UML internal power balance
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 27 -- - Tales of big three: NC finally elected its parliamentary party leader last Sunday after a weeks-long drama; UCPN (M), which usually avoids elections in the party, doesn't seem to be in a rush to select the parliamentary leader; and UML has failed to pick its leader despite frantic efforts for the same.
Elect Speaker first: Nembang
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 27 - Chairman of the last Constituent Assembly Subash Chandra Nembang has stated that it will be better to elect the Speaker of the legislature-parliament before beginning the process of government formation.
We won't accept the legacy of last Assembly: Thapa
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - Chairman of the Ristriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPPN) said on Sunday that his party will not accept the legacy of the dead Constituent Assembly-1. Thapa requested the major political parties not to impose the agreements reached in the last Assembly as 85 percent legislators in the new Assembly are new faces.
To treat Maoists as a minor party a 'historic mistake': Dahal
setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 26 - Addressing the first meeting of the legislature-parliament, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stated that it would be a 'historic mistake' to categorize political parties under 'minor' and 'major' headings. The Maoist leader was of the views that his party is as important as it was in the past, though it has been relegated to third position in the parliament.
Khanal demands elections to Prez, Vice-prez
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal has demanded that the newly elected parliament hold elections to the posts of President and Vice-president.
Prez to call for consensus government today
Setopati, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - President Ram Baran Yadav is preparing to ask the political parties to form a consensus government Sunday evening.
According to Shital Niwas sources, Yadav will ask the parties to form such a government as per the Article 38 (1) of the...
Deuba telephones Koirala, congratulates him
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - After his defeat in the election to the parliamentary party (PP) leader, Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba telephoned party President Sushil Koirala to congratulate the latter for being elected as the PP leader.
It's a victory of the party as a whole: Koirala
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - His rival Deuba quietly left the venue after he lost the race.
Koirala elected NC PP leader
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU. JAN 26 - Nepal Congress President Sushil Koirala has won the parliamentary party leadership defeating his only rival Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Nepal down to division 3 World Cricket League
KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - Nepal has been demoted to Division 3 after suffering a crashing seven wickets defeat against Netherlands in the seventh place playoff of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers on Sunday.
Voting for NC PP leader resumes
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, Jan 26: - Voting for the NC Parliamentary Party (PP) leader has resumed after a brief half, following a malfunction in the Electronic Voting Machine(EVM).
Consensus efforts fail, NC holding election
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 26 - As the efforts to elect Parliamentary Party (PP) leader through consensus failed, Nepali Congress is shortly holding election to choose its PP leader.
PARLIAMENTARY SESSION COMMENCING FROM SUNDAY
Kathmandu, Jan. 25: - The first meeting of the Legislature-Parliament after the Constituent Assembly (CA) election is commencing from tomorrow as summoned by the President.
Earlier on January 19, President Dr Ram Baran Ydav, on the recommendation of Chairman of Counci...
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
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
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.