Missing plane yet to be found
The Nepal Airlines plane believed to have crashed in Arghakhanchi district while flying from Pokhara to Jumla has not been found yet. Five teams of Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force from Gulmi and Arghakhanchi have not been able to locate the suspected crash site despite search operations for the past four hours. According to police, a rescue team has left for Murakot after concluding its search operation in Khidim VDC of Arghakhanchi.
PM seeks press role in constitution implementation
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged press to help the government in the constitution implementation, the prime need of the country. "I want to appeal to the press to play a positive role in bringing together all political parties for the constitution implementation," the Prime Minister and the CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman said while inaugurating the first unity convention of the party-aligned Press Centrer, Nepal in the capital today.
Cabinet decides to table bill to mobilise national debt in parliament
Today's meeting of the Council of Ministers decided to table the Bill to Mobilise National Debt in the Legislature-Parliament. As per the decision, the bill related to the budget for fiscal year 2073-74 BS will be presented in Parliament today, said government's spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki.
Minister Pandey pledges to address problems of freed Haliyas
Minister for Land Reform and Management Bikram Pandey has pledged to address the problems of freed Haliyas (bonded tillers). "I will not let their hope for a change in their life end into disappointment. The government has prioritised the problems of the freed Haliyas, taking them as a problem of the state," he said.
PM stresses need of medical college in every province
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he has proposed the Parliament for the establishment of a medical college in every province the country will delineate. During his inspection of the Bharatpur Hospital today, the Prime Minister said his proposal (if it is materialized) would help ensure people's access to health facilities.
Minister Bhandari stresses on timely statute enforcement
Forest Minister Shankar Bhandari said achievements made so far will lost without the timely implementation of the constitution. Talking to journalists in Bharatpur today, Minister Bhandari warned that existence of political parties would come under risk if such 'unwanted' situation surfaces.
Beyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal
Sanctions for plagiarizing should be such that even if they are discovered years after the degree has been granted, the university in question should be able to retract the degree(s) it has granted to the student in question.
Questions raised by Col Lama’s Trial
How efficient can we consider the trial when all the evidences and witnesses are in Nepal and speak the local language? Was the case lost due to such complexities or due to its merit itself?
Words of gratitude
Over my daily monotonous commutes, I have realized that Mahanagar Yatayat and Traffic police in the valley deserve our utmost respect.
Bungee jumping in Pokhara: A lifetime memory
As I approached, Kai was taking a picture of himself with Fishtail mountain. The alluring scenery greatly contrasted with the horror of bungee jumping. "This is my last living photo," said Kai.
Let’s change the way we see rape
Feminism can help punish a rapist, but can never control rape. Some say rapists are mentally disturbed people. If this is true, how do we explain gang rape? Can a whole gang be mentally disturbed at the same time? What makes understanding the motive behind rape more difficult is that some rape cases are a result of ‘punishment’ imposed upon the raped by community for ‘violating’ social norms, customs.
For the visually impaired
Coincidentally, I was surfing the internet one day when I recalled those yellow tiles. On Google I typed ‘Odd yellow tiles on the sidewalk’. Instantly trusty Google displayed answers on the screen. I felt a fat smile form on my face as I read. Immediately I was praising Nepalese policymakers.