• Chief Justice Parajuli assumes office

    Chief Justice Parajuli assumes office Setopati, Kathmandu, July 17 - Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has assumed office at the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office to Parajuli at the President's Office earlier on Monday.

  • Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice

    Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice Setopati, Kathmandu, July 17 - Gopal Prasad Parajuli has been sworn in as the chief justice of the Supreme Court (SC). President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office to Parajuli at the President's Office on Monday.

  • I take responsibility for sinking of schoolgirl: KMC mayor

    I take responsibility for sinking of schoolgirl: KMC mayor Setopati, Kathmandu, July 16 - Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Bidya Sundar Shakya has taken responsibility for the unfortunate incident of sinking of the schoolgirl on Friday.

  • 'Melamchi did not dig pit in which schoolgirl drowned'

    'Melamchi did not dig pit in which schoolgirl drowned' Setopati , Kathmandu, July 16 - People from all walks of life have raised questions over the drainage system of the Kathmandu Valley following the drowning of school-going girl in an open sewer in flooded street on Friday.

  • Long route buses barred from circumnavigate Ring Road

    Long route buses barred from circumnavigate Ring Road Setopati , Kathmandu, July 16 - Long route passenger buses will not be allowed to circumnavigate the Ring Road to collect and drop passengers and will have to use the shortest Kalanki-New Bus Park route while leaving and entering Kathmandu Valley from Sunday.

  • Mend your dallying ways: PM tells ministers after death of girl in flooded street

    Mend your dallying ways: PM tells ministers after death of girl in flooded street Setopati, Kathmandu, July 16 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday has directed for coordination in the ongoing construction works in the Kathmandu Valley following death of a school-going girl after drowning in an open sewer in flooded street on Friday.

  • Rs 10.02b corruption case lodged against Tax Settlement Commission trio

    Rs 10.02b corruption case lodged against Tax Settlement Commission trio Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, July 16 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday has registered a corruption case at the Special Court against the then chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat, its member Umesh Dhakal and member secretary Chuda Mani Sharma seeking damages worth Rs 10.02 billion each and a fine of equal amount in addition to a sentence of 8-10 years.

  • Differences in RPP escalate

    Differences in RPP escalate Setopati, Kathmandu, July 14 - Differences in the fourth largest party in the parliament, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), have escalated less than five months after the party's general convention of unity.

  • Hearing on habeas corpus petition of Sharma to continue on Sunday

    Hearing on habeas corpus petition of Sharma to continue on Sunday Setopati, Kathmandu, July 14 - Hearing on the habeas corpus petition filed by spouse of the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma will continue on Sunday.

  • Cabinet expansion: Upendra Yadav may be in at cost of Kamal Thapa

    Cabinet expansion: Upendra Yadav may be in at cost of Kamal Thapa Setopati, Kathmandu, July 14 - Chances of Chairman of Federalist Socialist Forum (FSF) Upendra Yadav joining the government are increasing even as Chairman of the fourth largest party RPP--that had voted for Sher Bahadur Deuba in the election for prime minister (PM)--seems likely to remain outside the government as PM Deuba mulls Cabinet expansion.

  • Cholendra, Prakash Singh to hear IRD DG Chief's case

    Cholendra, Prakash Singh to hear IRD DG Chief's case Setopati , Kathmandu, July 14 - The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is presenting the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma before the Supreme Court Friday morning.

  • Cremation of NC leader Ramhari Joshi today (PHOTOS)

    Cremation of NC leader Ramhari Joshi today (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, July 14 - The mortal remains of Nepali Congress' elder leader and former minister Ramhari Joshi, who passed away at 7.30 pm Thursday, has been kept at the NC main party office Sanepa for paying final tribute.

  • Nobel-winning Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo dies

    Nobel-winning Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo dies AP, Shenyang (China), July 13 - In what became one of his most famous essays, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo wrote, “I have no enemies,” in an ode to hope and a repudiation of hatred and fear.

  • California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

    California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump AP, Washington, July 13 - A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office. Rep. Brad Sherman accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

  • World Link to bring high-speed optical network for first time in Nepal

    World Link to bring high-speed optical network for first time in Nepal Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, July 13 - Internet service provider World Link Communication Network is strengthening its backbone within a month. The company has said that the new network to be made available by Nokia IP and Communication will be of comparatively higher quality than the current one. It informed that an agreement process has already been forwarded with Nokia to that regard.

  • I don't run in race, says Chhetri after winning one for chief secretary

    I don't run in race, says Chhetri after winning one for chief secretary Bhanubhakta, Kathmandu, July 13 - Secretary at the National Vigilance Center Dhan Bahadur Tamang, Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi and Education Secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha were in contention for the post of chief administrator of the country with Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi set to leave for Manila, Philippines to serve as an alternate director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • Bhanu Jayanti being observed today (PHOTOS)

    Bhanu Jayanti being observed today (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, July 13 - The country is celebrating the 204th Bhanu Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Adikavi ( pioneering Nepali poet) Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, by organizing various programs on Thursday.

  • Rajendra Kishor Chhetri appointed as Chief Secretary

    Rajendra Kishor Chhetri appointed as Chief Secretary Setopati , Kathmandu, July 13 - The Cabinet meeting Thursday has appointed Rajendra Kishor Chhetri as the Chief Secretary.

  • Life sentence for Ranibari murder accused

    Life sentence for Ranibari murder accused Kathmandu, July 12 - The Kathmandu District Court on Wednesday has sentenced two accused of Ranibari murder case for life with confiscation of all properties 15 years after the gruesome murder.

  • 'Game' of chief secretary

    'Game' of chief secretary Manoj Satyal, Kathmandu, July 12 - Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi is leaving for Manila, Philippines to serve as an alternate director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with one year of his term remaining. He has yet to resign even though he must report at the ADB headquarters in Manila on July 16.

Opinion

  • Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution? Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?

    While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.

    Bhushan Aryal

  • One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges

    Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.

    Chintamani Mahapatra

Blog

  • Dreams and drains Dreams and drains

    A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Govt apathy toward flood control Govt apathy toward flood control

    While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.

    Pooja Chaudhary

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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