Veteran singer Pannakaji Shakya passes away
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 25 - Singer and musician Pannakaji Shakya has passed away at his residence, Tahachal Wednesday morning. He was 85. Shakya, who was famous for song 'Tiriri Murali Bajyo Banaima', had lent his voice to around 400 songs including Nepali modern songs, hymns and folk songs. He had composed songs including “Kina Kina Timro Tasbir”, “Lolaeka Ti Timra Aakha”.
Work permit mandatory for Nepali migrant workers to India from Feb 12
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 24 - Now Nepali migrant workers going to India are required to get work permit from the government. With the addition of insurance facility for deadly disease worth Rs 5,00,000, the government has made it mandatory for migrants to take its permission to work in India. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced the new provision in the presence of Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat and Minister for Labor Surya Man Gurung.
Parties must field woman for either chief or deputy chief of local bodies
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 24 - The sub committee for election related bills under the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday has proposed to make it mandatory for political parties to field a woman as candidate for either chief or deputy chief of village councils and municipalities in line with the constitution.
Weak rocks disrupt Melamchi tunnel construction
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 24 - Problem has surfaced in boring a tunnel for the Melamchi Drinking Water Project after finding hard boulders in the 1550-meter Sindhu-Gyalthum section of the tunnel. This has raised uncertainties whether the project would be completed in the stipulated time. Breakthrough in two major segments of the tunnel connecting Sundarijal and Sindhu stretching 9.5 kilometer on December 28 had instilled hopes in the Kathmandu valley dwellers that the project would be completed before October.
New strategy of Deuba-Dahal
SETOPATI, Kathmandu, Jan 23 - Dahal and Deuba estimate that passing of election legislations and amendment about the constitutional provision of electoral college will create an environment for the election.
This new strategy of NC and CPN (Maoist-Center) is to take the amendment proposal including change in demarcation of the Province Number 5 riding on that environment for election. "We feel UML will not obstruct in taking the amendment proposal for voting after moving toward the election,"an NC leader said.
Bills related to election and voters list finalized
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 23 - The State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has finalized the election commission-related bill and bill related to voters list. The meeting of committee held today morning finalized all the issues except the issue of who - the government or the Election Commission - will announce the election date.
Aviation Museum to be opened in Sinamangal
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 23 - An aviation museum is being built in an airbus of Turkish Airlines that had crash-landed at the runway of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) on March 4, 2015. Ved Upreti Trust, which has been operating similar museum in Dhangadhi, is setting up the museum in Sinamangal, near the TIA. "The museum will be set up once the government provides the land for the same," Trust's operator and pilot Ved Upreti informed. "The aircraft will be repaired within a month for the museum that is assumed to cost Rs 60 million," he added.
Main three parties agree in principle on holding local polls
Kathmandu, Jan 22 - Major three political parties have agreed in principle on holding local level elections in the fourth week of April, 2017. The agreement was reached at a meeting of top leaders of the main three political parties called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday evening in a bid to create a favourable environment politically, legally and in terms of security to organise the local level elections at the earliest.
'Maskmandu' in photos
Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, Jan 20 - With an objective to draw attention of public and government towards the deteriorating air quality of Kathmandu Valley, under I care for Clean Air Campaign, C-CAR organized 'Maskmandu second edition: Clean Air Rally cum Talk Program' today. Maskmandu second edition is the extension of Maskmandu organized by C-CAR last year.
Makaju re-appointed KU's Vice Chancellor
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 20 - Ram Kantha Makaju has been appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU). Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the KU, Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday morning appointed Makaju to the post of Vice Chancellor, PM's press advisor Govinda Acharya informed.
Sub-committee formed to look into veracity of charges against Karki
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 18 - The Impeachment Recommendation Committee today formed a three-member sub-committee to move ahead the impeachment motion registered against recently dismissed chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki. The sub-committee includes Deepak Kuinkel of Nepali Congress, Rewati Raman Bhandari of CPN (UML) and Ram Narayan Bidari of CPN (Maoist Center).
Nepal to formulate laws allowing offenders to do community service in place of jail term
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 18 - A law is being formulated that will order offenders to perform community service on the basis of type of offenses they commit. A sub-committee formed under Bill of Penal Offence (Determination of Sentence and Implementation) has proposed determining punishment on the basis of progressive discipline.
Satungal-Chobhar section of outer ring road to be constructed this year
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 17 - The government is preparing to construct the outer ring road to incorporate three districts of the Kathmandu valley this fiscal year. “Satungal -Chobhar road section is the first stretch being built under the section-wise construction of a total 73-km long outer ring road,” Project Chief Deepak Shrestha told Setopati. This road section will stretch up to 6 km. Those areas that lie inside Kirtipur municipality will also be included in this outer ring road section.
Wedding ceremony of president's younger daughter (PHOTOS AND VIDEO)
Kathmandu, Jan 16 - The wedding ceremony of the younger daughter of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and popular Communist leader the late Madan Kumar Bhandari, Dr Nisha Kusum Bhandari, was solemnized at the Shital Niwas Monday. The President's daughter tied the knot with Abhishek Yadav, the eldest son of engineer Munilal Yadav and lawmaker Kiran Yadav.
Gyawali moves Supreme Court against dismissal
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - After being removed from the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyawali today moved Supreme Court. He moved the top court on Sunday to file a writ petition, stating that the government dismissed from his duty while he was appointed by erstwhile government led by KP Sharma Oli for the term of five years.
Former King Gyanendra to attend President's daughter wedding reception
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - Former King Gyanendra Shah is scheduled to attend the wedding reception of President Bidhya Bhandari’s daughter at Sheetal Niwas, the Presidential official residence today. "Former King Gyanendra Shah will reach the functon at 12:05," Phani Raj Pathak, Personal Secretary to former King Gyanendra told Setopati.
Yama Buddha commits suicide
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 15 - Popular youth singer and rapper Yama Buddha (Anil Adhikari) was found dead at his bathroom in London on Saturday morning. 29-year-old Adhikari was staying with his wife in London.
Ruling parties, UDMF positive on constitution amendment bill with revision
Kathmandu, Jan 13 - A meeting among the top leaders of major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center), coalition partner Nepali Congress and United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar in the Capital today morning concluded with a positive note.
Judicial Council recommends 80 judges for High Courts
Kathmandu, Jan 13 - Judicial Council meeting held late Thursday night has taken a decision to send a recommendation of 80 judges for High Courts. The meeting recommended the names of 80 legal practitioners, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajya Shankar Nayak said. The recommendation includes 16 legal practitioners from joint secretary and special class level, 37 district judges and 27 from Nepal Bar Association (NBA).
Nepal climbs six positions up in FIFA ranking, tops Bhutan
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 12 - Nepal has moved six positions up in the latest FIFA ranking published on Thursday. According to FIFA, Nepal is placed at 175th position this month. The country was placed at 181st position last month.
Calling for a Public Debate on CSOs
The solution suggested by many, i.e. delegitimizing and killing off NGOs through regulatory mechanisms, harks back to the days of the Partyless Panchayat System, when the right to organize and associate freely was overridden by the state’s preoccupation with control, coordination, and uniformity.
Nepal facing disaster in the recovery from earthquakes
The disaster in earthquake recovery is as visible in the politics of power around the national disaster recovery institutions and aid-funded programs, as in local places where the earthquake victims continue to struggle for rebuilding houses and regain a normal life, for nearly two years now.
Dr Hemant R Ojha
Ideologies on T-shirts
In my opinion, Buddha was a great revolutionary, as was Einstein. Anything that challenges the present way of thinking about life is a revolution. In student politics, when it comes to revolution, the only blood I want to imagine being used is that flows into your brain and comes out energized with new ideas with every heartbeat.
Rules are made with keeping greater public safety in mind and mandatory helmet rule is an example. But it is equally true that majority of riders do not care to strap helmets as necessary.
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.
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.