• 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.

  • 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.

Opinion

  • 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

  • Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley

    According to the World Air Quality Index website, Air quality index of Ratnapark, Kathmandu was 158 on April 22 which is unhealthy. This means children and people with respiratory diseases should avoid outdoor exertion at this pollution level. If this quantity increases to more than 300, air quality level is considered as hazardous which means everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.

    Karna Dahal

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

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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