• Tamu Lhosar being observed today

    Tamu Lhosar being observed today Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Dec 30 - Tamu Lhosar, the biggest cultural festival of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism is being observed today by Gurung communities across the country. The festival is celebrated as the New Year festival by Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Jirel, Nesyangwa, Bhote, Dura and Lepcha communities, among others.

  • Nepal defeats Sri Lanka 1-0, advances to semi-finals

    Nepal defeats Sri Lanka 1-0, advances to semi-finals Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 30 - Nepal defeated Sri Lanka by 1-0 in the 4th SAFF Women's Championship Football Tournament underway in Siliguri in India. Sapana Lama scored the goal at 87th minute for Nepal.

  • Cadres of UML aligned YAN torch government vehicle at Baneshwor

    Cadres of UML aligned YAN torch government vehicle at Baneshwor Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 30 - Cadres of CPN (UML) aligned Youth Association Nepal (YAN) have torched a government vehicle today at New Baneshwor. They torched the vehicle (Ba 2 Ja 1392) in front of Alpha Beta Complex. Police informed that the YAN cadres have vandalized the vehicle to protest the incident in which an unidentified group attacked the YAN central member, Santosh Budhathoki on Thursday night.

  • Power supply to resume after 4 pm: NEA

    Power supply to resume after 4 pm: NEA Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 29 - As the jumper wire of Marsyangdi-Siyuchatar Transmission Line has snapped today morning, the Kathmandu valley dwellers are affected due to the power outage. “Technicians are working to connect the jumper wire which will take 3 hours,” Chief Executive of Nepal Electricity Authority Kulman Ghising told Setopati.

  • Senior litterateur Kamal Mani passes away

    Senior litterateur Kamal Mani passes away Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 29 - Senior Litterateur and Chairman of Madan Puraskar Guthi as well as Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya Kamal Mani Dixit passed away at the Lalitpur-based hospital on Thursday morning. He was 87. He was suffering from respiratory problems. He breathed his last at 2:45 this morning. He was born to Kedar Mani Acharya and Bidhya Devi Dixit as their second son on August 2, 1929 at Gauridhara of Kathmandu.

  • Nepal trounces Maldives 9-0

    Nepal trounces Maldives 9-0 Kathmandu, Dec 28 - Nepal has defeated Maldives by 9-0 in its second match under the 4th SAFF Women's Championship football tournament underway in Siliguri of India. In the match held at the Kanchanjunga stadium, Nepal defeated the island nation with a huge margin, thanks to five goals alone from Sabitra Bhandari. She had completed a hat-trick in the first half.

  • Leaders of Big 3 discuss holding local polls under new structure

    Leaders of Big 3 discuss holding local polls under new structure Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 28 - The top leaders of three major political parties - Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (UML) - held discussions on holding the local level elections. Leaders attending the meeting that was called at the initiative of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Singha Durbar today said that they held positive discussion on holding local polls under new structure.

  • Breakthrough in two major Melamchi tunnels today

    Breakthrough in two major Melamchi tunnels today Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Dec 28 - Breakthrough is expected to take place in the much- awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project today. Two tunnels which are considered significant networks under this project are being connected today. “The tunnel dug from Sundarijal and another constructed from Sindhu are being connected today,” Deputy Executive Director of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project Ramakanta Dawadi told Setopati.

  • Nepal to have 4 metropolitan, 12 sub-metropolitan cities

    Rohit Khatiwada, Kathmandu, Dec 28 - With the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) deciding to make 716 local units, the country will now have 4 metropolitan and 12 sub-metropolitan cities. The existing single metropolitan city, Kathmandu, will remain as metropolitan whereas Lalitpur, Pokhara and Bharatpur will be declared as new metropolitan cities. These three are currently sub-metropolitan cities.

  • Experiencing exquisite Sauraha! #ghumphir2073

    Experiencing exquisite Sauraha! #ghumphir2073 Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Dec 27 - Sauraha village in Chitwan district, which is one of the major tourist destinations of Nepal, is popular for wildlife tourism. Sauraha's tourism is based on the Chitwan National Park and the flora and fauna found there. The main attraction of Sauraha are elephant safari, boating in the Rapti River, observing wildlife, mesmerizing sunsets and observing Tharu culture.

  • Construction of bus park with state-of-the-art facilities underway in Biratnagar

    Construction of bus park with state-of-the-art facilities underway in Biratnagar Prakash Dhungana/ Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, Dec 27 - Construction of an ultra-modern bus park is underway in Biratnagar. The existing bus park at ward no. 15 of Biratnagar sub-metropolitan city was demolished to construct a well-facility bus terminal. “The construction of bus terminal has started with the loan assistance of Town Development Fund that amounts to Rs. 8, 47, 00, 700,” House Mapping branch engineer of Biratnagar sub-metropolitan city, Arjun Thapa told Setopati.

  • LLRC writes to PM Dahal to receive report

    Rohit Khatiwada , Kathmandu, Dec 27 - Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) has sent a written letter to the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, requesting him to receive the final report of restructuring. Chairman of the Commission Balananda Poudel had met PM a week ago and urged him to receive the report. However, PM told him to wait for some time due to the disputes among the political parties on the local level restructuring.

  • 7th National Games: Nepal Army continues to take lead with 36 gold (With List)

    7th National Games: Nepal Army continues to take lead with 36 gold (With List) Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 26 - The 7th National Games underway in the eastern region has completed games for 273 medals out of total 1042 medals. Nepal Army has continued to remain at the top of medal tally with 70 medals including 36 gold, whereas Nepal Police has a total of 52 medals including 17 gold until now. Similarly, Armed Police Force (APF) has secured 42 medals including 12 gold.

  • Nepal defeats Bhutan by 8-0 in SAFF Women’s Championship

    Nepal defeats Bhutan by 8-0 in SAFF Women’s Championship Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 26 - Nepal on Monday defeated Bhutan by 8-0 in the fourth SAFF Women’s Championship being held in Siliguri, India.

  • Elephant Festival kicks off in Sauraha (PHOTOS)

    Elephant Festival kicks off in Sauraha (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan , Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Dec 26 - An elephant festival has kicked off in Sauraha, Chitwan from today with an aim to boost up the local tourism. According to Regional Hotel Association, Chitwan, the event organizer, the festival is the continuity of the Elephant Race Tournament that used to be held in Sauraha 12 years ago.

  • PM’s Office not interested to provide 3 lakh to quake victims

    PM’s Office not interested to provide 3 lakh to quake victims Bhanubhakta, Kathmandu, Dec 26 - Three and a half months has passed since the government announced to provide Rs. 300, 000 each to the quake victim but no progress is seen on providing the amount. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on September 8 had addressed the House and assured of providing ‘an additional Rs one lakh to victims to construct their quake ravaged houses’ to the previously announced two lakh .

  • 7th National Games: Nepal Army at top of medal tally with 36 gold (With list)

    7th National Games: Nepal Army at top of medal tally with 36 gold (With list) Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 26 - The 7th National Games underway in the eastern region has completed games for 237 medals out of total 1042 medals. Nepal Army is at the top of medal tally with 68 medals including 36 gold, whereas Nepal Police has a total of 45 medals including 15 gold until now. Similarly, Armed Police Force (APF) has secured 36 medals including 8 gold.

  • Election by November 2017 unlikely

    Election by November 2017 unlikely Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Dec 26 - The government had announced to hold the local poll by mid-April 2017 and federal and provincial elections by January 2018. But the continued House obstructions by the main opposition CPN (UML) has decreased the probability of holding election by April 2017. The important bills related to the local level election are not yet tabled in the Legislature- Parliament.

  • 1200 workers in 32 locations laying pipes for Melamchi water

    1200 workers in 32 locations laying pipes for Melamchi water Rohit Khatiwada , Kathmandu, Dec 25 - Kathmandu denizens are currently facing a difficult time to walk about the city as the footpaths have been dug up. Similarly, people are also facing a problem of traffic congestion as roads have also been dug up in several places to lay down pipelines for the Melamchi Drinking Water Project to supply Melamchi water to the valley. "The construction of 670 km long pipeline to distribute Melamchi water inside the ring road is underway. However, the total length will be 1000 km long when the pipelines are built outside the ring road," said Spokesperson of the Project Implementation Directorate of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL).

  • Online application service for driving license begins

    Online application service for driving license begins Lalitpur, Dec 25 - With the government launching an online service to register the application for driving license of a two-wheeler and a scooter, the service seekers are now to be free from the compulsion of visiting the respective transport management office and waiting in a queue to submit the applications. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak launched the service amidst a program at the Department of Transport Management, Ekantakuna, on Sunday.

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

Blog

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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