Produce Sharma by Friday: SC to CIAA
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 12 - The Supreme Court on Wednesday has ordered the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to present the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma to the court by 10:30 Friday morning.
Bhattarai submits memorandum letter to PM Deuba, this time against Chinese company
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 12 - Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Baburam Bhattarai has submitted a 13-point memorandum letter about Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday.
Why banda only affects private schools?
Manoj Satyal, Kathmandu, July 11 - The nationwide general strike called by the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) led by Netra Bikram Chand on Tuesday did not affect Kathmandu Valley. Every sector had a normal day apart from the majority of private schools that were closed even as community schools were open.
Teenager used in honey trapping of slain businessman arrested
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 11 - The teenaged girl used in honey trapping of slain Tulsipur businessman Raj Kumar Shrestha has been arrested by the police.
No talk about amendment before third phase of polls: UML
Setopati, Kathmandu July 11 - The main opposition CPN-UML has refused three proposals made by the ruling coalition about constitution amendment on Tuesday and stated that amendment should be done only after the third phase of local polls.
We asked for vehicles but did not quote price: President's Office
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 10 - The Office of the President has confirmed it has written to the government for a bullet-proof car and two other vehicles to accompany the car on carcade but denied that it has quoted price in the letter.
RPP unlikely to support amendment without UML's participation
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, July 10 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has showed signs of not supporting constitution amendment bill, that the government has registered in the parliament to address the grievances of Madhes-based parties, without participation of the main opposition CPN-UML.
Hearing on torn Bharatpur ballots postponed for July 17
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 10 - The hearing on the writ petition filed by the main opposition CPN-UML against the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City scheduled for Monday (today) has been postponed for July 17.
Govt to provide Rs 25000 to Saptari flood victims
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 10 - The government is all set to provide relief assistance to each of Saptari households affected by flood. The Cabinet meeting held Monday has approved to provide Rs 25,000 each to the flood-affected households of Saptari district for purchasing corrugated zinc sheets and for the construction of makeshift houses.
RPP still divided on constitution amendment
Manoj Satyal, Kathmandu, July 9 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is divided on the issue of constitution amendment bill that the government has registered in the parliament to address the grievances of Madhes-based parties.
Two killed in Salyan bus accident (UPDATE)
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 9 - Two persons were killed and 28 others were injured in a road accident at Tribeni rural municipality-5 this morning. According to DSP Shyam Bahadur Khatri, two critically injured passengers breathed their last while undergoing treatment in Salyan Hospital.
RJP applies with Election Commission for registration
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal on Friday has applied with the Election Commission (EC) for registration of the party. Leaders of the party reached the EC office in Kantipath to register the party, leader of the chairman council Rajendra Mahato confirmed with Setopati.
Hearing on torn Bharatpur ballots postponed for Monday
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - The hearing on the writ petition filed by the main opposition CPN-UML against the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City has been postponed for Monday.
Hearing on IGP case to continue on August 3
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - The hearing on the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment will continue on August 3. The extended full bench led by acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, that heard the writ petition, will continue to hear the case on August 3, according to Supreme Court (SC) Spokesperson Mahendra Upadhyaya.
Extended full bench hearing IGP case
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 6 - An extended full bench led by acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli is hearing the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment on Thursday. The extended full bench also includes Justice Om Prakash Mishra, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharada Prasad Ghimire, Mira Khadka, Prakash Man Singh Raut and Purushottam Bhandari.
Maoist Center finalizes names to join Deuba cabinet
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 5 - Ruling CPN (Maoist Center) on Wednesday has finalized the list of lawmakers to send to join the Sher Bahadur Deuba cabinet. The party has decided the name of four ministers but portfolio of just two of them has been decided. The party, that has already sent three ministers, is demanding it be given at least six more or even seven ministers.
Abducted businessman Shrestha's body found in Salyan's jungle
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 30 - The body of the Tulsipur-based businessperson Raj Kumar Shrestha, who was reportedly abducted from Tulasipur in Dang on June 9, has been found near jungle at Pathibhara Lek of Salyan district on Friday.
National Paddy Day observed (IN PHOTOS)
Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, June 29 - The 14th National Paddy Day has been marked throughout the country including the capital Thursday, organising various programs. Rice planting programs were organized in different places on the occasion.
Constitutional Council recommends Gopal Parajuli for CJ
Kathmandu, June 29 - The Constitutional Council on Thursday has recommended the name of acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli for the post of CJ.
Voter turnout 70.5 percent
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - Voter turnout in the second stage of local election held on Wednesday was 70.5 percent, the Election Commission informed organizing a press conference in the evening. It was 73 percent in the first phase held on May 14.
Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.
One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
Dreams and drains
A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.
Govt apathy toward flood control
While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.
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.