• Opposition parties hold mass demonstration in Capital (PHOTOS)

    Opposition parties hold mass demonstration in Capital (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Jan 6 - Nine opposition parties including main opposition CPN (UML) are organizing a mass demonstration in the Capital today against the constitution amendment bill registered in the parliament by the government. "The protest rallies are being held from various locations of the Capital," UML's Publicity Department Chief Yogesh Bhattarai told Setopati.

  • UML mass demonstration to cause traffic congestion in Capital

    UML mass demonstration to cause traffic congestion in Capital Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 6 - Nine opposition parties including main opposition CPN (UML) are organising mass demonstration today against the constitution amendment bill registered in the parliament by the government. The government on November 29 had filed the constitution amendment bill at the parliament secretariat to address the demands of Madhes-based parties.

  • Tired of the cold wait, Nepal quake survivors rebuild

    Tired of the cold wait, Nepal quake survivors rebuild AP , Kathmandu, Jan 6 - People who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal nearly two years ago are tired of waiting for help to rebuild. The slow pace of distributing government grant money for rebuilding has left many people to spend their second winter without a home. Nhuchhe Laxmi Prajapati and Shiva Prajapati, who are not related, are building their houses now, by taking out loans with high interest rates.

  • Govt decides to seek more clarification from NRA CEO

    Govt decides to seek more clarification from NRA CEO Kathmandu, Jan 5 - The government has decided to seek more clarification from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali. The CEO was not removed today but additional clarification was sought to be submitted within 24 hours as the clarification submitted on Wednesday was not satisfactory, according to a source at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

  • Govt acquires ex-Princess Prerana Shah's land

    Govt acquires ex-Princess Prerana Shah's land Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 5 - The government has acquired 15.1 ropanis of land in Chauni of Kathmandu that was provided to Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh, daughter of former King Gyanendra Shah, in dowry. A joint bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justices Deepak Karki and Sapana Malla gave the decision.

  • Govt has opportunity to withdraw amendment bill following SC verdict: Oli

    Govt has opportunity to withdraw amendment bill following SC verdict: Oli Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 5 - The main opposition CPN (UML) has said that the constitution amendment bill should not be forwarded in the House following the Supreme Court's order. The Supreme Court on January 2 had said that an interim order is not required in relation to the writ petition filed against the constitution amendment bill that proposes to redraw provincial boundaries.

  • Govt dismisses NRA chief Sushil Gyawali

    Govt dismisses NRA chief Sushil Gyawali Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 5 - The government on Thursday dismissed the Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali after finding his clarification unsatisfactory. The cabinet meeting on Thursday made such decision.

  • Why do you need clarification after three months?: NRA chief to govt

    Why do you need clarification after three months?: NRA chief to govt Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 4 - Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali is furnishing clarification to the government today. Showing dissatisfaction with his performance in the post-quake reconstruction drive. the government on December 29 had given him a week to furnish clarification.

  • Strike partially affects life in Valley (Photos)

    Strike partially affects life in Valley (Photos) Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, Jan 4 - The strike called by the Road Expansion Victims Struggle Committee has partially affected the normal life in Kathmandu valley today. Short and long distance vehicles plying on the Kathmandu roads have come to a halt since the morning. Police informed that few taxis and privately-owned vehicles are seen on the road.

  • Theatre artist Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal no more

    Theatre artist Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal no more Kathmandu, Jan 3 - Theatre artist Bishnu Bhakta Phuyal died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was 79. Phuyal collapsed all of sudden while performing in a play written by Satya Mohan Joshi, said an eyewitness Shiromani Dawadi. He was taken to Bir Hospital after Phuyal collapsed during the performance.

  • UML Standing Committee meeting welcomes SC verdict

    UML Standing Committee meeting welcomes SC verdict Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 3 - The main opposition CPN (UML) has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the writ petition filed against the constitution amendment bill, claiming that SC the verdict is in its favor. The Standing Committee meeting held today at the UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli’s residence made such decision. The apex court on Monday issued an order, stating that an interim order is not required in relation to the writ petition filed against the constitution amendment bill that proposes to redraw provincial boundaries.

  • SC refuses to issue interim order against constitution amendment bill

    SC refuses to issue interim order against constitution amendment bill Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order stating that an interim order is not required in relation to the writ petition filed against the constitution amendment bill that proposes to redraw provincial boundaries. A division bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Ishwar Khatiwada issued the order after conducting deliberations on the issue for two days.

  • Parliament meeting postponed for Tuesday

    Parliament meeting postponed for Tuesday Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The Legislature-Parliament meeting rescheduled for 4 pm today has been postponed by pasting a notice. The next House meeting has been scheduled for 1 pm on Tuesday.

  • India beat Nepal 3-1, advance to final

    India beat Nepal 3-1, advance to final Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 2 - India on Monday beat Nepal by 3-1 in the semi-finals of the 4th SAFF Women's Championship underway in Siliguri of India. India took the first lead against Nepal at the 44th minute as Indian striker Kamala Devi scored. India secured the double lead at 58th minute.

  • House meet postponed until 4 pm

    House meet postponed until 4 pm Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The Legislature-Parliament meeting slated for today at 1 pm has been put off due to the continued obstruction posed by the main opposition CPN (UML). Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has rescheduled the House meeting at 4 pm today.

  • Big 3 meet ends inconclusively

    Big 3 meet ends inconclusively Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The meeting of the major three political parties- Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (UML) - ended inconclusively. The meeting was called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today at Singha Durbar to hold discussion on the contemporary political issues including forging consensus on ending the House obstruction.

  • NT launches 4G service

    NT launches 4G service Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched the fourth generation (4G) telecom service from today. Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Bahadur Karki inaugurated the 4G service amid a program at Soaltee Hotel today. The government-owned telecommunication service provider has informed that now its customers can use the internet at 32.4mbps with the launch of 4G service. It further informed that preparations are underway to increase the speed of internet up to 80 mbps.

  • People around the world ring in 2017 (Photos)

    People around the world ring in 2017 (Photos) AP , Jan 1 - Revelers around the world have been welcoming 2017 with crackling fireworks displays and loud cheering, saying goodbye to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and the deaths of several beloved performers.

  • How much are you charged when using ATM of other banks?

    How much are you charged when using ATM of other banks? Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 1 - The development of banking system has changed lives of many as one does not need to carry cash wherever s/he goes and even reduced risks of loss and theft. Every banking institution provides different ways to its customers for withdrawing cash that they have deposited. Economic activities have become easier due to the Automated Teller Machine cards (ATM) that are provided by banks at various locations.

  • Constitution amendment bill to be tabled despite UML obstruction

    Constitution amendment bill to be tabled despite UML obstruction Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 30 - The ruling coalition- Nepali Congress and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF)- have decided to table the constitution amendment bill at the Legislature- Parliament despite the main opposition CPN (UML)’s continued obstruction. A meeting of leaders consisting UDMF and Nepali Congress today made a decision to this effect.

Opinion

  • The problem of not cutting trees The problem of not cutting trees

    A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?

    Dr Hemant R Ojha

  • From Mecca to Baijanathpur From Mecca to Baijanathpur

    The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.

    Sujan Adhikari

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  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'

    Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

  • Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna

    Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”

    Deep Lamichhane

Readers Column

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    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.

  • Physicians are humans too!

    To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.

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