Over 120 killed as overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan
AP, Multan (Pakistan), June 25 - An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
UML lawmaker Limbu passes away
Kathmandu, June 25 - CPN (UML) central committee member and member of the Legislature-Parliament, Mahin Limbu, passed away on Saturday night.
Maoist Center candidate Rai still missing
Ilam, June - Narayan Rai, the candidate of chairman of Ilam Municipality-12, has not come into contact as he had gone missing for a week. Rai is contesting from the ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) in the ward. He had gone missing since last Friday, said MC secretariat member Jeevan Sharma.
Three killed in truck accident
Malekhu, June 23 - Three persons were killed in a truck accident at Humdi Rivulet near Jogimara along the Prithvi Highway Friday. According to Inspector at the Gajuri Area Police Office Barun Singh, the accident took place when the truck (Na 6 Kha 3123) heading to Chitwan from Kathmandu overturned at the place.
Two cops killed, two missing in landslide in Narayangarh-Muglin road section
Chitwan, June 23 - The dead bodies of two persons travelling in the police van that plunged into the Trishuli River along with landslide nearby Kalikhola of the Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch have been recovered. The dead bodies of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) at Area Police Office, Muglin Nischal Tamang, 29, and police van driver Deepak Kumar Maskey, 30, were taken out from the debris.
Decision to provide cellphones to elected representatives normal: KMC
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has defended the decision to provide smartphones worth up to Rs 30,000 each to the elected members of the executive committee.
US Embassy driver found dead inside its recreation center
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - A driver working with the US Embassy in Kathmandu has been found dead at the embassy's Phora Durbar Recreation Center in Thamel on Thursday.
Former ANFA general secretary Shahi arrested for fraud
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - Former general secretary of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested on charge of fraud. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested Shahi from Tokha on Thursday on charge of ripping off Rs 10 million.
Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a wanted notice listing Chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal as absconding.
SC asks EC to furnish torn ballots of Bharatpur Metropolis
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 20 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has asked the Election Commission (EC) to furnish ballots that were torn during the vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.
Nepali man who choked his wife after crash gets two years jail
Agencies , Sydney, June 20 - A man, who intentionally choked his wife until one of her eyes popped and her lips turned blue, has been jailed for two years. Dipak Adhikari, a father-of-two, was sentenced to two years jail in Gosford Local Court on June 15 — the maximum penalty possible for a single offence in that jurisdiction — after a last minute plea change, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Internet services in Darjeeling hills disrupted
Agencies , Darjeeling, June 19 - Internet services in and around Darjeeling were disrupted since Saturday midnight following instruction allegedly issued by the state government. According to Hindustan Times reports, the disruption triggered partial outage since late night on Saturday, posing a handicap for Gorkhaland agitators.
Constitutional Council meet held to recommend CJ ends inconclusively
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 19 - The meeting of Constitutional Council held Monday to recommend the name of chief justice (CJ) has ended inconclusively after the main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is also the Council's member, asked for time to study about acting CJ Gopal Parajuli.
Bomb goes off in Kapilvastu's Banganga, 9 injured
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 18 - A bomb went off at Gajehada of Banganga Municipality ward no.14 of Kapilvastu on Sunday. According to police, the bomb was exploded at a time when the joint panel of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) were filing their nominations for June 28 local level elections.
Cabinet okays postponement of poll in Province No. 2
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government Thursday has officially decided to conduct local election in Province No. 2 on September 18. The Cabinet meeting held Thursday took the decision in this regard.
RJP still uncertain about poll participation in Province No. 5
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N), that has agreed to postpone the election in Province No. 2, is still uncertain about joining the local election in Province No. 5. The party seems to be in mood to take part in Province No. 5 election.
Local election in Province No. 2 on Sept 18
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government on Thursday has decided to conduct local election in Province No. 2 on September 18.
Govt, RJP agree to postpone election in Province No. 2
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The government on Thursday has decided to postpone the election in Province No. 2. The meeting of ruling coalition parties with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) held on Thursday afternoon at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar has decided to postpone the election in Province No. 2
Govt, RJP meeting starts
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The meeting of ruling coalition parties with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has started at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar Thursday.
Election cannot be postponed: EC to PM
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 15 - The Election Commission (EC) Thursday has said that second round of local election scheduled for June 28 cannot be postponed. During the meeting that held at the Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar Thursday morning, EC officials clarified that the Phase II election cannot be deferred.
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.