North Korea conducts 6th nuclear test, says it was H-bomb
AP , Seoul, Sept 3 - North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb Sunday in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet.
Bakar-Eid being observed today (Photos)
Kathmandu, Sept 3 - The Muslim community across the country is observing the Bakar-Eid with much fanfare on Sunday. The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings to each others on the occasion.
Kenyan SC nullifies president's win, calls for fresh election
AP, Nairobi (Kenya), Sept 1 - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win last month as unconstitutional and called for new elections within 60 days, shocking a country that had been braced for further protests by opposition supporters.
SC summons EC on case of RPP split
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 31 - The Supreme Court (SC) has summoned the Election Commission on September 11 in the case of RPP split. A single bench of Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise hearing the petition filed by RPP Chairman Kamal Thapa demanding deregistration of RPP-Prajatantrik led by Pashupati Shumsher Rana has summoned the Election Commission on September 11, RPP leader Mohan Shrestha told Setopati.
Don't rush to change to embossed number plates
Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 1 - The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) on August 21 had started to install the high security embossed number plate in vehicles. The installation of embossed number plate that would help in traffic tracking was well-praised initially. However, it drew criticisms for the usage of zonal system and it was inscribed in English language.
Yadav accuses gerrymandering in constituency delineation
Chairman of Federalist Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Upendra Yadav has demanded correction of the Electoral Constituency Delineation Commission report claiming it has tried to cut representation of Madhesi people in Madhes itself.
NOC MD Khadka files Rs 800m defamation case against Nagarik
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 1 - Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director (MD) Gopal Khadka has filed a defamation case against Nagarik daily seeking Rs 800 million in damages.
Verdict on IGP case on Sept 12
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 31 - The Supreme Court will give its verdict on the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment on September 12. An extended full bench led by Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, that conducted the final hearing on the petition on Thursday, has decided to announce the verdict on September 12.
Seven nabbed with 15 kg gold
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 31 - The police have nabbed seven persons with 15 kilograms of gold from two separate places. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has held three persons in Kathmandu with 14 kilograms of gold brought from China while four have been held with one kilogram in Janakpur.
Two kinds of ballots for federal and provincial polls
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 31 - The Election Commission is preparing to print two kinds of ballots for the federal and provincial assembly elections slated to be held simultaneously later this year. There will be one ballot for first past the post (FPTP) electoral system and one for the proportional system, according to Election Commission Spokesperson Nava Raj Dhakal.
Diana’s tragic death and conspiracy theories
AP, London, Aug 31 - The fascination with Princess Diana’s life extends to her death. Not since the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy has a tragic demise been so minutely analyzed, or spawned so many lurid theories.
Modi's demonetization 'total failure'
Bloomberg, Delhi, Aug 31 - Indians have deposited nearly all the currency bills voided by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, denting the central bank’s profit and dealing a blow to his drive to unearth unaccounted wealth.
One killed after being swept by Bagmati in Kathmandu (With video)
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 31 - A body has been found at the Bagmati bank near VS Niketan School in Tinkune, Kathmandu Thursday morning.
Rasuwagadi-Kerung upgraded to international border
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 30 - The Rasuwagadi-Kerung border point with China has been upgraded to an international border from August 30, the Consulate General of Nepal in Lhasa has revealed issuing a press statement on Wednesday.
RJP leaders have different views on obstruction against UML
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 30 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leaders have differing opinions on the recent obstruction against CPN-UML's election programs in tarai from Birgunj to Janakpur.
Naya Shakti to use sickle as election symbol in local polls
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 30 - Baburam Bhattarai led Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) is set to contest the Province No. 2 local level election using sickle as its election symbol. Sickle is the election symbol of CPN (United).
Low fat diet can kill
Agencies , London, Aug 30 - Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter, a major study has found. The Lancet study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats.
Federal and provincial elections to be held in two phases
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 30 - The government on Wednesday has decided to hold the federal and provincial elections in two phases.
Amendment allowing ex-convicts to contest polls on party instruction: NC lawmakers
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 29 - Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers have said that the amendment proposals, on the bills related to elections for federal and provincial assemblies, allowing even convicted corrupt politicians has been registered as per the party's decision.
Dear PM, do go to Ghattekulo once!
Editorial - Dear Prime Minister, you have returned home just yesterday after completing your five-day state visit of India. You may have pending works for a few days. But you must have to find time to pass the medical education bill through the parliament even amidst this hectic schedule.
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.