• Mishra applies for Sajha Party at EC

    Mishra applies for Sajha Party at EC Setopati, Kathmandu, March 1 - Former journalist Rabindra Mishra on Wednesday registered an application at the Election Commission, Nepal to secure the name Sajha Party and weighing scale (taraju) as its election symbol, coordinator of the party Rabindra Mishra confirmed. "We have registered the application to just secure the name of the party and election symbol as registration of party has been stopped by the Election Commission now," Mishra told Setopati.

  • SC verdict on IGP appointment today

    SC verdict on IGP appointment today Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, March 1 - Hearing on writ petitions filed against promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand to the post of IGP of Nepal Police has concluded Wednesday and the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict today itself. A division bench of justices Hari Krishna Karki and Ishwor Khatiwada had heard both the sides related to the two writ petitions from last Wednesday.

  • Manjeev Singh Puri recommended as new Indian Ambassador to Nepal

    Manjeev Singh Puri recommended as new Indian Ambassador to Nepal Setopati , Kathmandu, March 1 - The Indian government has recommended Manjeev Singh Puri as new Indian envoy to Nepal. The Indian government on Wednesday morning wrote to the Nepal’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Puri’s agreemo, according to ministry sources.

  • PM appeals to Madhes-based parties to take part in election

    PM appeals to Madhes-based parties to take part in election Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 28 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, addressing the nation on Tuesday, urged the Madhes-based parties to take part in the local election announced for May 14. Reminding how his government registered the constitution amendment bill despite slander and smear campaign against it, he assured the Madhes-based parties that the constitution amendment bill will reach logical conclusion and urged them to take part in the historic election..

  • Deadline to LBRC for addition of local units extended by 3 days

    Deadline to LBRC for addition of local units extended by 3 days Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 28 - The government on Tuesday extended the deadline given to the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission by three days. The cabinet meeting last Monday had given the LBRC seven days to allot additional local units in the plains.

  • Madhesi Front to boycott election without constitution amendment

    Madhesi Front to boycott election without constitution amendment Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 28 - The Madhesi Front has decided to boycott local election if the constitution amendment bill were not passed with revision. A meeting of the Front held Tuesday afternoon took a decision to that regard. The Front believes federal and provincial elections should be held first and local elections should be held by the provinces, Chairman of Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party Mahendra Yadav told Setopati.

  • Parliament Secretariat to finalize amendment proposals in a week

    Parliament Secretariat to finalize amendment proposals in a week Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 28 - The Parliament Secretariat has made preparations in a way to conclude the amendment proposals on the constitution amendment bill within a week. Spokesperson of Secretariat Dr Bharatraj Gautam informed that the amendment proposals on the constitution amendment bill could be brought to conclusion within a week.

  • PM Dahal to address nation today

    PM Dahal to address nation today Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 28 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will address the nation on Tuesday, PM’s press adviser Govinda Acharya confirmed. Acharya said PM Dahal will conduct a press conference before addressing the nation at 5 pm Tuesday.

  • Journo Rabindra Mishra resigns to enter politics

    Journo Rabindra Mishra resigns to enter politics Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 28 - Rabindra Mishra on Tuesday announced his resignation from Editor-in-Chief of BBC Nepali service. Mishra is stepping down from the post to enter into politics. According to journalists at BBC, Tuesday will be the last day for Mishra in BBC Nepali Service.

  • Veep Pun admitted at Norvic

    Veep Pun admitted at Norvic Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 27 - Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has been admitted to the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu Sunday night after suffering from fever, vertigo and vomiting for some days. He has been found to have low sodium and potassium levels. Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Deputy PM Krishna Bahadur Mahara and other leaders visited Pun at the hospital on Monday.

  • Bleak prospects for constitution amendment

    Bleak prospects for constitution amendment Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Feb 27 - The constitution amendment bill brought by the government has received 15 amendment proposals. Lawmakers from the governing parties--Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center)--and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) also registered the amendment proposals on Sunday. However, fringe opposition parties and the main opposition CPN-UML did not take part in the amendment process.

  • Gachchhadar reaches Baluwatar to protest withdrawal of names of two envoys

    Gachchhadar reaches Baluwatar to protest withdrawal of names of two envoys Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 27 - Chairman of Forum Democratic Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar reached Baluwatar to seek the prime minister's help after the Foreign Ministry took back the names of Asha Lama and Sharmila Parajuli from the list of proposed ambassadors. Lama was proposed for UAE on quota of Nepali Congress (NC) and Parajuli for Oman from Forum Democratic.

  • Madhes-based parties register amendment proposal

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 26 - Five Madhes-based parties including Madhesi People's Rights Forum on Sunday have registered an amendment proposal on the constitution amendment bill tabled at the parliament for discussion. They have proposed an eighth province including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Udayapur and Siraha districts. They have also proposed to split Chitwan but not split Nawalparasi district.

  • 'Rebel' ruling lawmakers register amendment proposal

    'Rebel' ruling lawmakers register amendment proposal Setopati, Kathmandu. Feb 26 - Lawmakers from the ruling coalition led by Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Moaist Center), who have been opposing the constitution amendment bill that proposes changes in demarcation of province 5, have registered an amendment proposal in the parliament on Sunday. Dhan Raj Gurung, Amar Singh Pun and Chandra Bhandari of NC, and Top Bahadur Rayamajh of CPN (Maoist Center), who have been opposing the constitution amendment bill ever since it was registered in the parliament, have demanded to not change demarcation of province 5 stating only the provincial assembly has the authority to change provincial demarcation.

  • NC won't register amendment, RPP asks to stop process to seek consensus

    NC won't register amendment, RPP asks to stop process to seek consensus Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Feb 26 - Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) will not propose any changes in the constitution amendment bill, party president Sher Bahadur Deuba said after the parliamentary party meeting on Sunday. "We are in the government. The government will present amendment. No amendment will be registered by NC," Deuba confirmed.

  • Parties intensify discussions on amendment bill

    Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Feb 26 - Political parties have intensified for internal and multilateral discussions to register changes in the constitution amendment bill. Nepali Congress (NC) is holding discussion with its lawmakers from tarai at the NC parliamentary party office. Chief Whip of NC Chinkaji Shrestha told Setopati that the party will also consult other parties after the internal discussion.

  • 8 arrested in connection to murder of Durga Tiwari

    8 arrested in connection to murder of Durga Tiwari Bhagawati Pandey, Kathmandu, Feb 26 - The police on Sunday made eight persons arrested in connection to the murder of the then Rupandehi president of CPN-UML-affiliated Youth Association Nepal Durga Tiwari public. An unidentified group on December 19 had shot Tiwari dead in Devdaha of Rupandehi district. Tiwari was targeted while he was riding his motorbike along the local Boliya Marga, around 300 meters south of the East-West Highway.

  • Voting on amendment bill may take up to one month

    Voting on amendment bill may take up to one month Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 24 - The constitution amendment bill stuck at the parliament for around two months has finally been tabled for discussion after CPN-UML—that was claiming the anti-national bill does not desrve to be registered and voted on in the House—relented. The questions related to amendment now are when it will be voted, who will vote in favor and whether it will be passed or not.

  • Army Day marked (PHOTO)

    Army Day marked (PHOTO) Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, Feb 24 - A special program was organized by the Nepalese Army at the army parade ground at Tundikhel on Friday to mark the Mahashivaratri festival and the Army Day-2017. The Army opened celebratory fire from rifles and cannons and also presented a march-past, display of armaments and military equipments, freefall/fly past, military skills, cultural show and band display. Mass PT display including 'shoot to kill', Taekwando and khukuri drill were also presented.

  • Heavy snow obstructs internet from China

    Heavy snow obstructs internet from China Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, Feb 24 - Heavy snowfall has obstructed the internet protocol service that China had agreed to provide to Nepal Telecom three months ago. NT and China Telecom Global on December 8 had reached an agreement to deliver internet protocol service to Nepal with terrestrial cable route (TCR) to connect two countries via Jilong Gateway of Rasuwa.

Opinion

  • Unique fixation Unique fixation

    We take pride in Sagarmatha and also Bhagwan Buddha. We should introspect as to what has been “our” contribution in the making of both. The tallest mountain landmark is the outcome of tectonic push against the bigger landmass creating the upward drift that created the Himalaya. Prince Siddhartha, on the other hand, was born 2556 years ago or 23 centuries before Nepal got unified under Prithivi Narayan Shah. Siddhartha is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or around six years after leaving Kapilvastu.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Unwarranted misfortune Unwarranted misfortune

    All this pointed that the election will be held with public support despite efforts by those against it. But all that changed after three people were killed in Rajbiraj after the police opened fire on Madhesi Front cadres who were ‘hurling petrol bombs’ toward the venue where UML Chairman KP Oli had just finished his short address.

    Prem Dhakal

Blog

  • Men at work Men at work

    Currently the larger part of our urban area resembles a war zone with bulldozers and mechanical diggers running amok. What is left behind the unfinished work typically consists of mangled water pipes, jumbled up and torn telephone and electric wires, mounds of dug earth and gravel heaps, unfilled ditches and incomplete manholes.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • A great aviator in the Nepali skies A great aviator in the Nepali skies

    Deepak was not only a competent pilot but also someone who had the inner strength to always remain cool, calm, and collected. That nature helped him make a total of three emergency landings in his career as a pilot when he suddenly had to deal with technical malfunctions while flying an aircraft.

    Deep Lamichhane

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  • 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.

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