• Heart ailments leave elderly Sharmas broken-hearted

    Heart ailments leave elderly Sharmas broken-hearted SHOVA SHARMA, KATHMANDU, JAN 10 - They say nothing can surpass agonies of parents who see their children die. And so many parents do. Yet, the case of Professor Mohan Raj Sharma of Tribhuvan University and his wife stands out. On Monday, the retired professor lit the funeral pyre of his third son Anukram Raj Sharma, 45.

  • Glamour that masks their pains

    Glamour that masks their pains BISHNU BUDHATHOKI, KATHMANDU, JAN 9 - From outside, being a lawmaker may look glamorous but for an average, uncompromising lawmaker it masks the pain and anguish they have to suffer every day in the capital.

  • Cold wave hits western Tarai

    Cold wave hits western Tarai NEPALGUNJ, JAN 9 - Daily public life is getting worse with the increasing cold wave and dense fog in the western tarai districts.

  • Sushil wants to be PM

    Sushil wants to be PM SETOPAPTI, KATHMANDU, JAN 8 - Given Sushil Koirala's grip within the yet-to-be formally constituted Congress Parliamentary Party, Deuba and Poudel are also said to be trying to strike a deal separately: both are ready to support him if the acting chairman's post is created in the party and offered. Koirala , on the other hand, is keen to stick to the party chief's post even if he is elected the prime minister, holding both positions just like his predecessor Girija Prasad Koirala.

  • SC verdict on first CA meeting on Jan 17

    SC verdict on first CA meeting on Jan 17 SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear the arguments of four-member amicus curiae before passing its judgment on who should call the first session of the Constituent Assembly.

  • Dahal, Bhattarai headed for confrontation

    Dahal, Bhattarai headed for confrontation SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - Dahal has given enough indications that he is not going to take it lying low, and that it might be the much awaited opportunity to clip the wings of Bhattarai inside and outside the party.

  • Finance ministry rejects Rs 5m medical bill of justice Sah

    Finance ministry rejects Rs 5m medical bill of justice Sah SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - The Ministry of Finance has rejected the medical bills of Ram Prasad Sah, the senior-most judge at the Supreme Court, saying the total amount of expenses is unreasonably higher than those claimed by others in the similar medical cases in the past.

  • I'm not bargaining for key positions: Bhattarai

    I'm not bargaining for key positions: Bhattarai Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has stated that the current intra-party dispute is purely ideological in content and has nothing to do with power-sharing inside and outside the party.

  • UML's CA member a British PR?

    UML's CA member a British PR? Khilanath Dhakal , Biratnagar, Jan 6: - Tara Rai, a member of the Constituent Assembly from the UML, has denied having acquired the permanent residence status of the United Kingdom (UK).

  • President continues consultations with parties

    President continues consultations with parties KATHMANDU, JAN, 6 - President Dr Ram Baran Yadav continued political consultations on the issue of summoning of the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting, today, too.

  • SEASON OF NEGOTIATIONS

    SEASON OF NEGOTIATIONS Ameet Dhakal, KATHMANDU, Jan 6 - A senior NC leader told me a few weeks ago: There is a great advantage in having both the UML and the UCPN (Maoist) in the government. They will balance each other; we will have more maneuvering space; chance of the two 'ganging-up' on us will be slim; and constitution writing work can be carried out smoothly.

  • SC says Yes to 'No Voting'

    SC says Yes to 'No Voting' SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 5 - Responding to a public interest litigation, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sundayinstructed the government to introduce the provision of negative voting to the Nepali voters

  • Fund meant for conflict-victim siphoned off

    Fund meant for conflict-victim siphoned off LEKHNATH KHATIWADA, PANCHTHAR, JAN 5 - Police has arrested Santa Bir Angdambe, Managing Director of Faktalung Tea Estate in Panchthar, on the charge of siphoning off millions of rupees meant for conflict victims.

  • 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.

Opinion

  • RJP's suicidal move RJP's suicidal move

    Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.

    Editorial

  • Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur

    There is no confusion about who tore the ballots in Bharatpur. Nepal Police under Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has already revealed that Maoist cadres, who tore the ballots, have been arrested. The only remaining questions are why CPN (Maoist Center) tore the ballots and what happens next.

    Editorial

Blog

  • The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel

    Khalangama Hamala is a memoir by Radha Paudel about the attack on Khalanga, Jumla by the Maoist rebels on 14 November, 2002. The book was awarded the prestigious Madan Puraskar for the year 2070 BS.

    Vishad Raj Onta

  • Why shy away? Why shy away?

    People (specifically men) urinate in public, smoke openly, get drunk in public places, and they just get away with it. Isn't it a bizarre world where all of these things can actually happen openly and girls have to feel ashamed about the most natural phenomenon?

    Bibhu Thapaliya Shrestha

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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