• SC refuses to stay LED procurement

    SC refuses to stay LED procurement Setopati, Kathmandu, May 19 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has refused to issue an interim order against the Cabinet decision to allow Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to import LED bulbs from India.

  • Cases related to heinous crimes not withdrawn, clarifies PM's Secretariat

    Cases related to heinous crimes not withdrawn, clarifies PM's Secretariat Kathmandu, May 19 - The Private Secretariat of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has made it clear that the cases related to those accused of heinous crimes in Tikapur of Kailali and other places would not be withdrawn.

  • EC official website not updated

    EC official website not updated Setopati , Kathmandu, May 19 - The poll results of at least 236 locals units are out by 11 am Friday. But the official website of Election Commission has only updated the results of 65 local units.

  • House session ends

    House session ends Setopati , Kathmandu, May 18 - The budget session of the parliament has concluded Thursday afternoon. Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar read a letter from the President's Office to that regard to end the session. The Cabinet meeting in the morning had announced to end the ongoing session.

  • Nepal Yatayat brings 34-seater buses into operation

    Nepal Yatayat brings 34-seater buses into operation Setopati , Kathmandu, May 18 - Nepal Yatayat has brought four new buses into operation in Kathmandu Valley replacing its old and small-sized buses. "Large buses have been brought into operation keeping in mind the government's policy of removing 20 years old buses and difficulty faced by standing passengers due to smaller space," said secretary at Nepal Yatayat Minibus Service Committee Gopal Chandra Gurung.

  • House meeting starts

    House meeting starts Setopati , Kathmandu, May 18 - The House meeting has started Thursday afternoon.

  • Govt takes back cases related to Tharuhat, Madhes movements

    Govt takes back cases related to Tharuhat, Madhes movements Setopati, Kathmandu, May 18 - The Cabinet meeting Thursday has decided to withdraw cases of the Tharuhat and Madhes movement accepting them as political movement. Eight persons including seven Nepal Police personnel, including an SP, and a kid were lynched in Tikapur of Kailali in August, 2015 by Tharus ahead of constitution promulgation.

  • First mayoral position in Kathmandu goes to UML

    Setopati, Kathmandu, May 17 - CPN-UML has claimed the first post of mayor in Kathmandu district. Subarna Shrestha of UML has been elected mayor of Shankharapur municipality pushing Shankar Tiwari of Nepali Congress (NC) to second.

  • Why this impatience over vote counting after remaining silent for 20 years: CEC Yadav

    Why this impatience over vote counting after remaining silent for 20 years: CEC Yadav Setopati, Kathmandu, May 17 - Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav on Wednesday has defended sluggish vote counting slamming impatience over vote counting after remaining silent when local election was not held for 20 years.

  • It beats me why people still vote for NC: Oli

    It beats me why people still vote for NC: Oli Setopati, Kathmandu, May 17 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday has expressed surprise at why people are still voting for Nepali Congress (NC). "NC has done all the wrong deeds out there and is still competing with UML in election results. It beats me," Oli said speaking at a program organized on the occasion of 24th Madan-Ashrit Memorial Day at the old party office in Balkhu.

  • NC leads for first time in Kathmandu

    Setopati, Kathmandu, May 16 - Nepali Congress (NC) has led in Kathmandu Metropolitan City for the first time.

  • First phase local poll sees 71 percent voter turnout: EC

    First phase local poll sees 71 percent voter turnout: EC Setopati , Kathmandu, May 14 - The Election Commission has estimated that there was 71 per cent voting in the first phase of the local level election held in 34 districts on Sunday. It was informed by Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav during a press conference organized at Election Commission Sunday evening.

  • Who will become mayor of Kathmandu?

    Who will become mayor of Kathmandu? Setopati Team, Kathmandu, May 14 - Polling for the first phase of local election has been completed and all eyes are now on the results. The country's capital city, naturally, has attracted the most attention. Setopati team has closely observed the election of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) right from the time of filing nominations. We are analyzing the outcome in Kathmandu based on that.

  • Nearly 70 percent voters cast votes (With list)

    Nearly 70 percent voters cast votes (With list) Setopati , Kathmandu - The Phase I election that began from 7 am Sunday has witnessed nearly 70 percent vote cast in 281 local units of 34 districts of Province No. 3, 4 and 6.

  • One killed in police firing in Dolakha

    Setopati , Kathmandu, May 14 - One person has been killed as police opened fire to control the clash between cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML in Dolakha.

  • People vote in local polls (IN PHOTOS)

    People vote in local polls (IN PHOTOS) Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, May 14 - The voting of the first round of the much-awaited local level elections taking place for the first time after Nepal became a federal democratic republic commenced at 7 am. After a long wait, patience and excitement, the people are exercising their franchise to make a choice of their favorite candidate for the local government. The local level has been without people's representatives since 2002.

  • Vote counting to begin today itself

    Vote counting to begin today itself Setopati , Kathmandu, May 14 - Vote counting will start Sunday itself after the completion of voting of first round of local election taking place in 283 local units of 34 districts of Province No. 3, 4 and 6.

  • PM Dahal, senior leaders cast votes (PHOTOS)

    PM Dahal, senior leaders cast votes (PHOTOS) Setopati , Kathmandu, May 14 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Sunday cast his vote in Bharatpur Metropolitan City under the first phase of the local level elections. PM Dahal cast his vote at the polling station set up at Sri Laxmi Secondary School premises at Bharatpur Metropolis-4.

  • Voting commences under the first round of local polls

    Voting commences under the first round of local polls Kathmandu, May 14 - The voting of the first round of the much-awaited local level elections taking place for the first time after Nepal became a federal democratic republic commenced at 7 am. After a long wait, patience and excitement, the people are exercising their franchise to make a choice of their favorite candidate for the local government. The local level has been without people's representatives since 2002.

  • Activities prohibited in silence period

    Activities prohibited in silence period Setopati , Kathmandu, May 12 - The silence period for the Phase I local election that the government has scheduled for May 14 (Sunday) has begun from Friday morning. The silence period starts before 48 hours of voting process. As per the Election Code of Conduct 2072, political parties are prohibited from campaigning for their candidacies. The Election Code of Conduct has enlisted the prohibitory activities.

Opinion

  • Oops! Deuba does it again Oops! Deuba does it again

    Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.

    Prem Dhakal

  • Challenges for reconstruction Challenges for reconstruction

    One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.

    Apil KC/Keshab Sharma

Blog

  • Jhamsikhel as I knew Jhamsikhel as I knew

    Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Empowering local bodies Empowering local bodies

    It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.

    Hemant Arjyal

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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