• Nepal, China sign framework agreement on OBOR (VIDEO)

    Nepal, China sign framework agreement on OBOR (VIDEO) Setopati , Kathmandu, May 12 - Nepal and China signed a framework agreement on China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative amid a special program organized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday morning. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong and Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shankar Das Bairagi signed the agreement in presence of Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat.

  • President Bhandari leaves for five-day official visit of Sri Lanka (PHOTOS,VIDEO)

    President Bhandari leaves for five-day official visit of Sri Lanka (PHOTOS,VIDEO) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, May 12 - President Bidhya Devi Bhandari Friday morning left for Bangkok, Thailand en route to Colombo as part of her five-day official visit to Sri Lanka. The President left at 10:15 pm via Nepal Airlines aircraft for the visit taking place at an official invitation of her Sri Lankan counterpart, Maithripala Sirisena.

  • No hearing on IGP appointment even today

    No hearing on IGP appointment even today Setopati, Kathmandu, May 11 - The Supreme Court did not list the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment scheduled for hearing even on Thursday. Silwal on April 11 had moved the Apex Court against the appointment of Prakash Aryal as IGP of Nepal Police. The government on April 10 had appointed Aryal as IGP.

  • KMC planning to procure tree transplanters

    KMC planning to procure tree transplanters Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, May 11 - Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is gearing up to procure machines to transplant trees in public areas including riverbanks, parks and other places. "Cultivating plants would require plentiful time. So we are planning to procure 'Tree Transplanter' to plant trees brought from jungle," informed Chief Executive Officer of KMC Ishwari Raj Poudel.

  • Chinese nationals held with foreign currencies worth Rs 47m

    Six Chinese nationals have been arrested on Wednesday from Nagdhunga with foreign currencies worth around Rs 47 million.

  • Special Buddha worshipping program in Swoyambhu (PHOTOS)

    Special Buddha worshipping program in Swoyambhu (PHOTOS) Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, May 10 - The Swoyambhu Management and Conservation Committee (SMCC) on Wednesday organized a special Buddha worship and prayer program to mark the 2561st Buddha Jayanti.

  • Two sides of LED procurement controversy

    Two sides of LED procurement controversy Bhanubhakta/Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, May 9 - The recent Cabinet decision to allow the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to procure 20 million units of LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs from a company under the Indian Ministry of Power has invited controversy.

  • I will leave country if corruption in LED bulbs proved: Ghising (VIDEO)

    I will leave country if corruption in LED bulbs proved: Ghising (VIDEO) Setopati , Kathmandu, May 9 - Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Kulman Ghising on Tuesday said he will leave the country if he or his team were proven to have received money from the deal for LED bulbs.

  • Female devotees tow Rato Machchhindranath chariot to Thatitole (PHOTOS)

    Female devotees tow Rato Machchhindranath chariot to Thatitole (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, May 9 - Female devotees Tuesday morning towed the chariot of the Rato Machchhindranath deity from Lagankhel to Thatitole. Rato Machchhindranath, which is considered the God of rain and good harvest, will be pulled from there all the way up to Jawalakhel through Kumaripati by determining an auspicious time.

  • OBOR agreement to be signed in Kathmandu

    OBOR agreement to be signed in Kathmandu Setopati, Kathmandu, May 8 - Nepal will sign the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative of northern neighbor China in Kathmandu in a few days. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong and Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will sign the agreement in Kathmandu and not Beijing as was originally planned, according to a ministry source.

  • Nepal to sign OBOR initiative

    Nepal to sign OBOR initiative Setopati, Kathmandu, May 8 - The Cabinet Monday afternoon has taken decision to sign the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative of northern neighbor China. Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara will sign the agreement in Beijing during his visit to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that China will host on May 14 and 15.

  • Dev, Dahit and Gachchhadar to join govt

    Setopati, Kathmandu, May 8 - Jitendra Dev and Gopal Dahit will join Nepal Democratic Forum Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar in the government Monday.

  • Democratic Forum to join govt, Gachchhadar to be DPM

    Democratic Forum to join govt, Gachchhadar to be DPM Setopati , Kathmandu, May 8 - Nepal Democratic Forum has decided to join the government Monday. The party will be led by Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar who will take oath of office as deputy prime minister in the evening. Three ministers including Gachchhadar will join the cabinet of Pushpa Kamal Dahal, according to chief whip of the party Yogendra Chaudhary.

  • Pro-EU Macron becomes youngest French president

    Pro-EU Macron becomes youngest French president AP, Paris, May 8 - Ripping up France’s political map, French voters elected independent centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and dashing the populist dream of far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

  • Impeachment motion to be withdrawn, SC to vacate Justice Rana's order

    Impeachment motion to be withdrawn, SC to vacate Justice Rana's order Setopati, Kathmandu, May 7 - The government and judiciary on Sunday have agreed to resolve their conflict following efforts at different levels since Saturday. Process for withdrawing the impeachment motion registered in the parliament against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki will start with this agreement.

  • Initiative for truce between govt and judiciary

    Initiative for truce between govt and judiciary Setopati, Kathmandu, May 7 - Leaders have taken initiative for a ceasefire to douse the conflict of the executive and legislature with the judiciary raging after registration of the impeachment motion in the parliament against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki.

  • House meeting postponed until May 18

    House meeting postponed until May 18 Setopati , Kathmandu, May 7 - The house meeting scheduled for 1pm Sunday has been postponed until May 18 without even convening for the day.

  • CJ Karki returns to duty (Video)

    CJ Karki returns to duty (Video) Setopati , Kathmandu, May 7 - Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Sunday morning has returned to her duty. Following the Supreme Court's interim order on Friday to the Parliament not to move the impeachment motion against the CJ Karki forward, Karki was instructed to return to duty from Friday itself.

  • PM, Deuba discuss SC order

    PM, Deuba discuss SC order Setopati, Kathmandu, May 5 - Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba are discussing the latest Supreme Court (SC) interim order at the Prime Minister's Office Friday evening.

  • Don't move impeachment motion against CJ forward: SC

    Don't move impeachment motion against CJ forward: SC Setopati, Kathmandu, May 5 - The Supreme Court on Friday has issued an interim order instructing the parliament to not move the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki forward. A single bench of Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana has also asked to not immediately implement suspension of CJ Karki as per the parliament's letter and instructed her to return to duty from today itself.

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

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  • 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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