Desmond Tutu condemns fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi on her silence over persecution of Rohingyas
AP, Bangkok, Sept 8 - Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has urged Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene to stop the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the Southeast Asian country.
China to strengthen connectivity, trade with Nepal: Chinese Pemier Li
Xinhua, Beijing, Sept 7 - China will take the Belt and Road Initiative as an opportunity to strengthen connectivity, trade and investment with Nepal, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.
Maoist Center is anti-democratic, anti-federalist: RJP
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Sept 7 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has accused CPN (Maoist Center) of being an anti-democratic and anti-federalist party.
RJP general secretary Jangi Lal Raya quits party
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 7 - General Secretary of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal Jangi Lal Raya has quit the party on Thursday and is preparing to join CPN-UML.
TU revokes affiliation of Kathmandu National Medical College
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 6 - The executive council of Tribhuvan University (TU) on Wednesday has revoked the affiliation given to Kathmandu National Medical College after a three-member monitoring team formed by the council found that the medical college did not meet any standard.
Kathmandu National Medical College found empty during inspection (Photos and Video)
Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Sept 6 - A monitoring team formed by the executive council of Tribhuvan University (TU) on Wednesday that went to Ghattekulo for monitoring and inspection of teaching hospital of the Kathmandu National Medical College Wednesday did not find any doctor, administration staffers and patients.
9 injured as NC cadres clash over election tickets in Siraha (With Video)
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 6 - Nine persons have been injured as factions of Nepali Congress (NC) cadres clashed due to dispute over selecting the party's candidates in Siraha Municipality of Siraha on Wednesday.
RPP, UML to contest Province 2 polls separately
Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 6 - The chief opposition parties--CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)--are not forging alliance for the Province 2 polls slated for September 18.
Production of embossed number plates with zonal names stalled
Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 6 - Production and distribution of the embossed number plates with zonal names have been stalled after receiving wide criticism from general public.
RJP fields man of hill origin for Birgunj mayor as big 3 opt for Madhesis
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 5 - The big three parties have all fielded a Madhesi mayoral candidate in Birgunj Metropolitan City but Madhes-based Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has fielded a man of hill origin as one.
NC, Maoist Center to ally in Province 2
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Sept 5 - Nepali Congress (NC) has already forged alliance with CPN (Maoist Center) in two municipalities in Province 2 and the two parties can still ally in eight more local bodies touched by the East West Highway.
Gurmeet Singh's aide Honeypreet suspected to have entered Nepal
PTI, Lakhimpur Kheri (India), Sept 5 - Haryana Police came looking for Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s close aide Honeypreet Insaan in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh as she is suspected to have left for Nepal through the porous border.
Branded showrooms in Durbar Marg sealed on charge of cheating
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - A team from Department Of Supply Management And Protection Of Consumers Interest led by Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal on Monday sealed the Durbar Marg-based outlets of Nike, Puma, Bentley and Store One brands in Kathmandu for cheating in the name of festival offers.
House passes bills related to election for federal and provincial assemblies
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - The parliament on Monday has passed the bills related to elections for federal and provincial assemblies. The bills were passed by the State Affairs Committee of the parliament earlier on the day without making any changes apart from removing the provision for no voting. The bills will now become laws once the president endorses them.
Twin criteria including 3 percent threshold for federal parliamentary election
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - The number of national parties is set to fall massively after the upcoming federal parliamentary election with the bill related to elections for federal parliament setting a threshold of three percent passed by the State Affairs Committee of the parliament on Monday.
288 girls take part in Kumari Puja (In Photos)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Sept 4 - Kumari Puja is being performed in Basantapur on Monday. At least 288 girls are taking part in Kumari Puja. As per the tradition of Newar community, performing Kumari Puja will bring prosperity, happiness and progress.
88 kg of gold seized from Chhetrapati (With Video)
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - The police have seized 88 kilograms of gold from Chhetrapati on Monday in what is the largest quantity of gold seized from a single place.
What Kim may be trying to prove
AP, Tokyo, Sept 4 - North Korea put on an extraordinary two-part show of its nuclear ambitions, releasing photos of leader Kim Jong Un next to what it described as a hydrogen bomb for an intercontinental ballistic missile, then actually detonating a device in its sixth and by far most powerful nuclear test to date.
Ex-convicts barred from contesting elections
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - The bills related to elections for federal and provincial assemblies have been passed by the State Affairs Committee of the parliament on Monday after 19 Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers withdrew their amendment proposals for allowing even convicted corrupt politicians to contest elections.
In numbers: Third round of local level election
Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 3 - As per the election schedule, parties have to file their nominations for the Province 2 polls by September 6. The poll is being held in 136 local units that comprise one metropolitan city- Birgunj Metropolitan City of Parsa district- and three sub-metropolitan cities including Janakpur of Dhanusa district, Kalaiya and Jitpur-Simara of Bara district.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history
The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.
My Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
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.