Head constable catches and throws bomb to save over a dozen persons
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, June 28 - A Nepal Police head constable has saved over a dozen persons by foiling an attack at a polling center in Dang on Wednesday.
Voter turnout until 3 pm lower in comparison to first phase
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - Voter turnout until 3 pm in the second stage of local election has been lower in comparison to the corresponding time in the first stage. Voter turnout was 65 percent by 3 pm on May 14, according to the Election Commission, but it is just 62 percent by 3 pm on Wednesday.
Admit PG students on basis of merit list: SC tells medical colleges
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the stakeholders concerned to admit students for post graduate (PG) in medicine on the basis of merit list.
All preparations for elections over: EC
The Election Commission (EC) has said that all the preparations for the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28 have been completed.
EU fines Google 2.42b euros for breaching antitrust rules
AP, Brussels, June 27 - The European Union’s competition watchdog slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.
Sajha to provide free service to elderly, people with disabilities
Kathmandu, June 27 - Sajha Yatayat will not charge fare from the elderly, kids below five years people with disabilities of A, B and C grades, extremely impoverished people and kids below five years inside the Kathmandu Valley.
853 kids used by parties in polls: Central Child Welfare Board
Kathmandu, June 27 - Different political parties have used 853 children against Election Code of Conduct in course of first round of local-level election.
EC urges govt to 'discipline' former EC secretary Mainali
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday has called on the government to create an atmosphere so that it could keep EC former secretary Gopinath Mainali within bounds of professional and moral discipline.
Provision of 15 percent commission to traffic police revoked (with video)
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 27 - The Home Ministry on Tuesday has revoked the provision of giving 15 percent commission to traffic policemen who collect fines from offenders.
Torn ballots from Bharatpur sent to SC
Chitwan, June 27 - The authorities in Chitwan have sent the torn ballot papers and the related documents of the Bharatpur Metropolitan City – 19 to the Supreme Court (SC). The District Election Official's Office and District Administration Office (DAO) sent the ballot papers inside the ballot box wrapped under linen.
Muslims across the country celebrate Eid
Kathmandu, June 26 - Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid-al Fitr with gaiety and offering Namaj prayers since Monday morning. They are marking the festival amidst religious rituals after looking at the crescent moon this morning. Today also marks the end of a month-long fasting known as Roja that is observed by the Muslims in the holy month Ramjan.
Demonstration in front of Indian Embassy against suppression in Darjeeling
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 26 - Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand has demonstrated in front of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday to protest the suppression of Nepali speakers in Darjeeling, India.
Woman murdered by pouring acid
Kamlesh Mandal, Mahottari, June 26 - A single woman has been murdered by pouring acid in Gaushala Municipality-1 Ramnagar of Mahottari Sunday night. Mansariya Devi, widow of Gonar Mahato, has been murdered by pouring acid on face and throughout her body, inspector at the Area Police Office, Gaushala Shambhu Pokharel told Setopati.
Man accused of raping, murdering girl nabbed after 5.5 years later
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, June 26 - A man accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl five-and-a-half years ago has been arrested from India.
Man catches teen falling from park ride (with video)
AP, New York, June 26 - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on.
148 killed as overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan
AP, Bahawalpur, June 25 - An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
Yadav enthusiastic after attracting leaders, cadres from other parties
Sanjib Bagale - The bitterness between the Federal Socialist Forum, a Madhes-based party that is taking part in the second stage of local polls, and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal,that has boycotted the election, is getting spilled in public.
Prez approves army mobilization in election
Kathmandu, June 25 - President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted approval to mobilize the Nepal Army in second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28.
Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed yet again
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 25 - The Narayangadh-Muglin section of the highway, that was cleared for vehicular traffic at 8.05 am Sunday, has again been obstructed by landslide at Kalikhola at three in the afternoon.
Bus used by Maoist Center bombed in Nawalparasi
Kathmandu, June 25 - Two persons have been injured when a bus used by CPN (Maoist Center) for election campaign was bombed in Sunwal along the East West Highway in Nawalparasi Sunday afternoon.
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.