Morang has the largest number of voters (With List)
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 3 - The Election Commission has finalized the voter list for the local election on Sunday. The commission has informed that over 14 million voters will be eligible to caste their votes in the local level election scheduled for May 14.
One killed as dry landslide at Muglin-Narayangadh road buries vehicles
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 3 - One motorcyclist has been killed and two persons injured in dry landslide at the Muglin-Narayangadh section of the Prithvi Highway on Monday. "We have recovered a dead body of a motorcyclist from Salyan and taken out a petroleum tanker and a pick-up van. We fear a few more motorcycles may also have been buried," CDO of Chitwan Dr Narayan Prasad Bhatta told Setopati.
Has enrollment of 100,000 voters been missed in Madhes?
Rohit Khatiwada, Kathmandu, April 2 - Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Upendra Yadav during the meeting of Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center) and the Madhesi Front on Friday said around 100,000 voters have not been included in the voter list and demanded that the local election be held only after including those missed voters. Setopati contacted the central office of the Election Commission in Kathmandu and a few district offices including that in Yadav’s home district Sunsari to see how many voters were added after the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election held in November 2013.
Naya Shakti stages sit-in at election office, Baburam Bhattarai arrested
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 2 - Police on Sunday arrested Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai while trying to picket the Election Commission Office in Kantipath. Police have also arrested his wife and leader of Naya Shakti Nepal Hisila Yami along with CPN Maoist Revolutionary leader CP Gajurel.
Malla guides Nepal to thumping 7-wicket win over Hong Kong
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 30 - Skipper Gyanendra Malla put up a brilliant all-round performance to steer Nepal to a commanding seven–wicket win over Hong Kong in its third match of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Gopalganj, Bangladesh on Thursday.
Precedent of DPMs in Nepal
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, March 30 - Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal could not hand over the reins to any of his three deputy PMs before going to China last week due to dispute about seniority which meant the government remained without a head for a week.
NA entrusted with preliminary construction of Nijgadh Airport
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 30 - Nepal Army (NA) has been entrusted with preliminary construction of the proposed second international airport in Nijgadh, Bara. Construction of the airport, that was limited to papers for the past two decades, was handed over to NA as appointing a contractor company would take more time.
Lohani names new party United RPP (Nationalist)
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 29 - Prakash Chandra Lohani, who recently quit Kamal Thapa led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has announced a new one, United RPP (Nationalist), organizing a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday. He claimed to have formed the party to move the country toward progress by maintaining national unity.
Furnish appointment documents of 80 judges for High Court: SC to Judicial Council
Shova Sharma , Kathmandu, March 29 - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a show cause order to Judicial Council and asked it to furnish appointment documents of 80 judges for High Court. A single bench of Justices Ananda Mohan Bhattarai conducting hearing on the writ petition against appointment of judges for High Court has asked Judicial Council to furnish appointment documents.
Sajha buses to ply Bhaktapur roads within a week
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 29 - The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has provided route permit to Bhaktapur for Sajha Yatayat amid protests by transport entrepreneurs. Sajha Yatayat on March 13 had submitted an application to DoTM asking for permission to ply its vehicles on Kalanki, Tripushowr, Sundhara, Baneshwor, Koteshwor, Jadibuti, Sallaghari, Byasi, Kamalbinayak, Jagati and Suryabinayak route.
PM Dahal returns home (Photo and Video)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, March 29 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal returned home on Wednesday after completing his week-long visit to China. He returned home with his delegation at around 11 am via Air China. PM Dahal had left for China on March 23 to take part in the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference.
Philippines hits 10-man Nepal for four
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 28 - Bikram Lama's handball inside the penalty box cost dear as 10-man Nepal suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat in the AFC Cup qualifier against Philippines at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday.
Polling stations not yet fixed in six districts of Province No 2
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 28 - Polling stations for the local level election slated for May 14 have not been fixed in Province No 2 due to United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) protests. According to Spokesperson of Election Commission (EC) Surya Prasad Sharma, around 69 polling stations have been fixed until now. Sharma informed that the commission has designated polling stations only in Bara and Parsa out of eight districts in Province No 2.
Nepal lets Bangladesh off the hook to bow out of group phase
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 28 - Nepal allowed Bangladesh to recover from a precarious position twice to suffer a 83–run defeat in its second match at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Gopalganj, Bangladesh on Tuesday to bow out from the group phase of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
Nepal suffers six-wicket loss to Pakistan
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 27 - Nepal suffered a six-wicket loss at the hands of Pakistan in the first match of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup at the Sheikh Kamal International Stadium in Gopalganj, Bangladesh on Monday. Nepal struggled to 180/9 in 50 overs after being put in to bat by Pakistan that eased to victory losing just four wickets in 45.1 overs.
Every sector suffering from politicization: Oli
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 27 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has conceded that all the sectors in the country are suffering from politicization. Speaking in an interaction program with experts of different fields organized by the party on Monday, he assured UML will rise above its self-interest for development of the country and national unity and harmony.
PM Dahal meets Chinese President Xi Jinping
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 27 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is currently on China visit, has met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday afternoon. During the meeting that held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the duo discussed bilateral issues. According to PM's press advisor Govinda Acharya, PM Dahal shared that the meeting was important and fruitful.
Nepal urges China to invest on railway via AIIB
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 27 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is currently on China visit, is scheduled to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday evening. The PM’s delegation that also comprises Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, had held a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Sunday evening. Talking to Setopati via telephone, Mahat said the meeting was held to discuss the scheduled meeting with Jinping.
NC CWC meeting kicks off, Deuba presents 9-point agenda
Setopati , Kathmandu, March 26 - The Central Working Committee meeting of Nepali Congress (NC) has kicked off Sunday morning at the party headquarters Sanepa. NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba presented a nine-point agenda in the meeting including the formation of a 29-member Work Performance Committee and conducting the local election.
Messi helps build 14 health centers in Nepal
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 24 - Argentine football star Lionel Messi is helping build 14 health centers in Nepal. The health centers will be constructed in Dolakha, Kavre and Gorkha districts and will be completed by April this year.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
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.