Gabriel García Márquez - obituary
The Telegraph - Gabriel García Márquez was a master of 'Magic Realism' whose bestsellers included One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera
TRC bill tabled at parliament
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 18 - The government has finally tabled a bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance.
No reason to believe our funding to Himal Southasian misused: Norway
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 18 - Norwegian embassy in Nepal has stated that there is no reason to believe that the embassy's funding to the Himal Southasian magazine has been misused. The embassy stated that it has issued the statement in response to the media reports concerning allegations on the misuse of Norwegian funding to Himal Southasian magazine.
Those arrested on Fujel incident released on bail
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The District Court in Chitwan has asked the authorities to release two Maoist cadres who were arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha. A single bench of Judge Binod Mohan Acharya told the authorities to release the arrested cadres on bail.
Govt waits for panel's report to resolve petro-products shortages
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The people are reeling under the shortages of petroleum products, but the government has not been able to do anything to resolve the problem due to the delay in the preparation of a report by a parliamentary panel formed to probe the recent petro-prices hikes.
Donors bent on disrupting peace process: Maoists
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - The legislature-parliament has been adjourned for the day following protests by Maoist lawmakers over the arrests of Maoist cadres who were allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha. Maoists argued that journalist Kanakmani Dixit has received Rs 80 million from Norwegian embassy to blow of the Fujel incident and demanded that the government clarify how the money is being spent.
Maoists to continue disrupting parliamentary proceedings
Following the disruption of the parliamentary proceedings by the Maoist lawmakers, the government is likely to 'issue a circular' to the officials against taking further action against the Maoist cadres allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel in Gorkha.
Int'l rights groups urge Nepal lawmakers to reject TRC bill
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 17 - "It is baffling why the Nepali government would propose a bill that contains exactly the same troubling provision allowing those responsible for the most heinous crimes to go scot free. The government’s obligation is to ensure justice for the victims, not amnesty for the victimizer."
'Secular' state officials, communist leaders in Kamalnayancharya's Mahayagya
Following the mass movement in 2006, Nepal was declared a secular republic. But it is not so easy to separate religion from the state. High level state officials including Prime Minister Sushil Koirala have been involved in the Nepal Mata Mahima Rastriya Mahayagya being held by the Akhanda Jyoti Baba Swami Shreeji Charitable Trust.
SAARC summit to be held in Kathmandu
The government has decided to hold the forthcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. Earlier the government had planned to hold the conference in Lumbini or Pokhara. Government officials had also visited Pokhara to study the possibility of holding the conference in the city.
House adjourned for the day
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The parliament has been adjourned for the day, following the protest by Maoist lawmakers over the government move to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.
Nepal's foreign trade up by 18. 4 percent
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has said the total foreign trade of Nepal has been up by 18.4 percent in the first eight months of the FY 2070-71 BS.
UML leadership to transfer to new generation: Gautam
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam who is also the vice chairman of the CPN (UML) has said that the party leadership would be handed over to the new generation from the party's forthcoming ninth general convention. "Now, there should be the transfer of leadership in the UML. An individual cannot remain in the leadership position for long. We should choose a unanimous leadership this time and the leadership will be handed down to a new individual as there is also a strong possibility of the same."
Maoist disrupt parliamentary proceedings over Fugel case
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) has disrupted the parliamentary proceedings over the government to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.
UCPN (M) Chairman Dahal elected PP leader
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected the party's parliamentary leader.
Baidya threatens to run parallel govt
PYUTHAN, APRIL 15 - Taking strong exception to the arrests of the Maoists cadres allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikaru of Fujel, CPN-M Chairman Mohan Baidya has warned of forming a parallel government and launching a strident protest if the government doesn't backtrack.
Gangster Abhisek Giri arrested
Police have arrested gangster Abhisek Giri on the charge of money laundering.
We will move Int'l Criminal Court: Top Bahadur Rayamajhi
Maoist leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said on Tuesday that his party will move the International Criminal Court against Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for his involvement in the hijacking of Nepal Airlines plane in 1973 if the government doesn’t immediately release those arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.
Maoists announce protest programs
KATHMANDU, APRIL 15 - The UCPN (Maoist) has announced nationwide protests against the government move to lodge cases against its cadres implicated in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Phujel, Gorkha.
Pillay warns against attempt to grant amnesties for serious HR violations
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has expressed 'grave concern' at a bill presented to the Nepal's parliament 'which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations'.
Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
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
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal
What we need to learn from Thailand?
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings, and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
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.