Visiting UN Under-Secretary-General Acharya meets NPC vice Chair
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General Gyan Chandra Acharya, who is on a Nepal visit, today called on Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha at the Commission's Secretariat.
During the meeting, Dr Shrestha said Nepal has potentiality to pursue development at a fast pace if information technology is properly used for good governance and development by developing essential infrastructure in transportation.
He also said Nepal is gradually making achievements in power development and the progress could be enough in the next few years. "We have started many power projects. The progress is good. We will get enough of power in the next few years," he said.
UN Under-Secretary-General Acharya stressed the need for least developed country including Nepal to increase its efficiency in power and physical infrastructures.
He also underscored the need for highlighting the story of successes achieved by Nepal despite long political instability to the international level. RSS
Oli urges for fear-free election atmosphere
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need of creating fear-free atmosphere for people to cast their votes in the second round of local level election. During an interaction organized by Press Chautari Nepal at party office today, Chairman Oli said it is the equal responsibility of government, political parties and others to hold the election in a democratic manner. Peaceful atmosphere must be ensured for it, he added.
Advisers wary as Trump eagerly awaits meeting with Putin
President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.
Demonstration in front of Indian Embassy against suppression in Darjeeling
Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand has demonstrated in front of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday to protest the suppression of Nepali speakers in Darjeeling, India.
IEDs found in Birtamode
Improvized explosive devices have been found planted at two places in Birtamode in the district Monday. According to the Area Police Office, Anarmani, improvised explosive devices were found near Devi Higher Secondary School at Birtamod Municipality-6 and Subbachowk-based ground.
Man arrested on charge of murdering wife
Police here Monday arrested a person on the charge of murdering his wife. Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Mahottari, Raj Kumar Lamsal, said that the arrested is Pradeep Sahani, 25, of Matihani rural municipality-3.
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.
RJP's suicidal move
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.
Sex life after rape
I was harassed recently by someone whom I considered a guardian, called him brother and always felt safe being with him. I was drunk that day, and tense and unconscious. He first hugged me. I thought it was a friendly hug but slowly he started crossing his limits. I shouted and stopped him. He wasn’t drunk. He tried to use me. He abused me. He knew everything about me including my struggles with my health.
The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel
Khalangama Hamala is a memoir by Radha Paudel about the attack on Khalanga, Jumla by the Maoist rebels on 14 November, 2002. The book was awarded the prestigious Madan Puraskar for the year 2070 BS.
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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.