• SC allows Lokman Karki to appoint representative on his behalf

    SC allows Lokman Karki to appoint representative on his behalf Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Dec 23 - The Supreme Court has allowed suspended chief of the Commission of the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki and former law secretary Pramod Karki to appoint representatives on their behalf. A full bench of justices comprising Ishwar Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Sinha on Friday conducted hearing on the case filed against Karki for barring SC staffs from pasting court notice on his residence.

  • Govt to build 3 tunnels to connect Kathmandu

    Govt to build 3 tunnels to connect Kathmandu Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Dec 23 - The government is preparing to construct tunnels at three places including Nagdhunga, Sangha and Tokha to connect with Capital Kathmandu. Among them, Japan government has extended loan assistance of Rs 15.405 billion to Nepal for the Nagdhunga tunnel construction. Joint Secretary and Chief of International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division at Ministry of Finance, Baikuntha Aryal, and Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office, Jun Sakuma, on Thursday signed the loan agreement for the same cause.

  • Will reveal corrupt leaders at right time: Lokman (Full text)

    Will reveal corrupt leaders at right time: Lokman (Full text) Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - Suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki has said that a conspiracy has been hatched against him. A press release was issued through his Facebook account after being physically assaulted by two persons which reads, "The present day allegations and conspiracy against him was influenced and guided by a group of people whose only motive is to defame and demoralize me, "

  • Two arrested for smearing soot on Lokman Singh's face

    Two arrested for smearing soot on Lokman Singh's face Setopati, Kathmandu, Dec 22 - Two people have been arrested for physically assaulting suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki at Supreme Court. Prakash Shahi of Dang and Chandra Bahadur Buda of Rukum are arrested by police. Police identified them to be the cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led party.

  • Soot smeared on Lokman Singh's face

    Soot smeared on Lokman Singh's face Shova Sharma , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - A person has smeared soot on the face of suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki, who reached Supreme Court today. The person chanting slogans supporting for CPN Maoist smeared the face of Karki with soot.

  • Transport Management Office to receive driving license applications online from Sunday

    Transport Management Office to receive driving license applications online from Sunday Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - Transport Management Office is receiving application forms of driving license online from Sunday. The office has informed that it is receiving application forms online officially from Sunday to ease those wishing to obtain license.

  • SC begins hearing on Karki's case, verdict likely to come in week

    SC begins hearing on Karki's case, verdict likely to come in week Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - The Supreme Court (SC) has begun its hearing on the suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki. A full bench of justices Ananda Mohan Bhattarai, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada and Anil Kumar Sinha are conducting hearing on Karki's case.

  • Cabinet decides to provide 75 percent allowances to engineers deployed for post-quake reconstruction work

    Cabinet decides to provide 75 percent allowances to engineers deployed for post-quake reconstruction work Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - The Cabinet meeting today decided to provide 75 percent of allowances to technicians deployed in all worst-hit districts of the country for the post-quake reconstruction work. The meeting has decided to provide them allowances as promised by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

  • India reluctant to provide air routes from western region

    India reluctant to provide air routes from western region Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, Dec 22 - Stating that Nepali skies are forced to face huge air traffic due to a single route for the international aircrafts, the government has been demanding India to provide additional air routes from its skies. Officials said that Indian government has been reluctant to pay heed to Nepal’s demand of providing additional air routes from Janakpur, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar.

  • Japan extends Rs 15.4 billion loan assistance for Nagdhunga tunnel construction

    Japan extends Rs 15.4 billion loan assistance for Nagdhunga tunnel construction Kathmandu, Dec 22 - The Government of Japan has agreed to provide Rs 15.405 billion (16.636 billion Japanese Yen) loan assistance to Nepal for the Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project. Japan has agreed to provide the loan assistance for 40 years at 0.01 per cent interest rate as per the agreement signed at the Ministry of Finance this morning.

  • Strike partially affects life in Valley

    Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 22 - The general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led Maoist to protest price hike in petroleum products has partially affected life in Kathmandu valley on Thursday. Short and long distance vehicles are plying on the Kathmandu roads since early morning. Police personnel are deployed at various places to prevent unpleasant activities.

  • Motorcycles to be barred from plying Kathmandu-Naubise tunnel

    Motorcycles to be barred from plying Kathmandu-Naubise tunnel Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, Dec 21 - Motorcycles are to be barred from using Kathmandu-Naubise tunnel that is being built on the financial assistance of Japan government. Chief of Foreign Department of Roads Division Sanjay Kumar Shrestha said, "Motorcycles will be barred from using the tunnel as the entrance to Kathmandu always faces severe traffic congestion.”

  • Dhurmus-Suntali to construct Musahar integrated settlement in Mahottari

    Dhurmus-Suntali to construct Musahar integrated settlement in Mahottari Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 21 - Comedian duo Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, popularly known as Dhurmus and Suntali, have announced to set up an integrated model houses in Musahar community at Bardibas-2, Mahottari. Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has established two earthquake-resilient settlements at Kavre and Sidhupalchowk districts that were worst-hit by the last year's earthquake.

  • At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead

    At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead AP , Kathmandu, Dec 21 - In total, over 5,000 workers from this small country have died working abroad since 2008- more than the number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War. The causes, in many cases, have been mysterious. Natural death, heart attack or cardiac arrest are listed for nearly half the deaths. Most families are notified that their loved ones simply went to bed and never woke up. That's exactly what Saro was told.

  • Engineers deployed for post-quake reconstruction work tender collective resignation

    Engineers deployed for post-quake reconstruction work tender collective resignation Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 21 - At least 1300 technicians including engineers, overseers and sub-overseers deployed in 11 worst-hit quake districts have tendered their resignation on Tuesday. They have submitted their collective resignation letters to the chief of the Central Project Implementation Unit under Urban Development Ministry Shiva Hari Sharma.

  • Two Nepalis UN staffers abducted in Sudan released

    Two Nepalis UN staffers abducted in Sudan released Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 20 - Two Nepali staffers of the United Nation’s refugee agency in Sudan’s restive Darfur region- Sarun Pradhan and Ramesh Karki, who were abducted by unidentified gunmen, have been released.

  • Govt forms 4-member committee to probe into Tiwari's murder

    Govt forms 4-member committee to probe into Tiwari's murder Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 20 - The government has formed a four-member probe committee to investigate the murder of Youth Association Nepal, Rupandehi chair Durga Tiwari.

  • YAN's Rupandehi chairman shot dead by unidentified group

    YAN's Rupandehi chairman shot dead by unidentified group Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 19 - Chairman of Youth Association Nepal's Rupandehi chapter (YAN) Durga Tiwari was shot dead when an unidentified group opened fire at him today afternoon. Area Police Office, Butwal informed that Tiwari was seriously injured in the incident.

  • Parliament meet adjourned until Dec 22 after UML obstruction

    Parliament meet adjourned until Dec 22 after UML obstruction Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 19 - Today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been adjourned until December 22 after the main opposition CPN (UML) obstructed the House proceedings. The House meeting was scheduled to discuss the constitution amendment bill registered by the government on November 29 to meet the demands of Madhes- centric parties.

  • Speaker's bid to end House deadlock fails, UML to continue protest against amendment bill

    Speaker's bid to end House deadlock fails, UML to continue protest against amendment bill Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 19 - A meeting of the three major political parties- the Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and the main opposition CPN (UML) - called at the office of Speaker Onsari Gharti at Singha Durbar has ended inconclusively. Speaker Gharti invited the chiefs of major parties in a bid to end the House obstruction.

Opinion

  • The problem of not cutting trees The problem of not cutting trees

    A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?

    Dr Hemant R Ojha

  • From Mecca to Baijanathpur From Mecca to Baijanathpur

    The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.

    Sujan Adhikari

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  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'

    Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

  • Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna

    Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”

    Deep Lamichhane

Readers Column

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    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.

  • Physicians are humans too!

    To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.

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