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.
FGSFN delegation calls on PM Dahal
The Federation of Grill and Steel Fabricator's Association Nepal (FGSFN) has demanded that the government bring all grill and steel entrepreneurs under the ambit of law by making registration process of industry easy and smooth. The FGSFN delegation called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter's official residence at Baluwatar today, and urged PM to make arrangement of taking action against those who do not want to come under the ambit of law.
NC finalises four ministers, discussion on other nominees underway
The coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of four ministers from the party to join Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government. Discussions on other ministerial nominees are underway. According to a source close to Deuba, Arjun Narsingh KC and Prakash Sharan Mahat are most likely candidates for Education Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry respectively. Similarly, Balkrishna Khand is likely to take charge over Defense Ministry.
NC to finalize ministers today
The coalition partner Nepali Congress is set today to finalize ministers from the party to join the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government. The ministerial nominations were delayed after after the general convention of the party's sister organization, Nepal Students' Union, extended to longer time than expected, said NC leader Nabindra Raj Joshi, adding that the final names will be public today.
'Will visit India only after presenting constitution amendment proposal in House'
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he will embark on India visit only after presenting a proposal on the amendment of the constitution in Parliament and readying election-related laws. "I am preparing to go on a visit to India after making the election-related laws and presenting a proposal of constitution amendment to address the demands of the parties associated to the Madhesi Front," the PM Dahal said in a meeting while talking to the media persons at his official residence at Baluwatar on Tuesday evening.
DPM Mahara leaves for Pakistan
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara left here today for Pakistan to participate in the Eighth SAARC Finance Ministers' Meeting. Mahara left for Pakistan at 9.30 pm today, according to the DPM's press advisor, Tribhuvan Poudel. He was accompanied by Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mani Bhattarai and the Joint Secretary at the Finance Ministry Baikuntha Aryal.
Victory over the Netherlands: A one-off event?
Cricket pundits have dubbed the 19-run victory over the Dutch in the alien European conditions as the greatest win by the Nepali cricket team in the 50-over format.
A strange paradox
Recent events across the world demonstrate a seemingly strange paradox: the rise of insecurity and fissures in the body politic of major powers around the world.
Perhaps Lord Vishnu has diabetes
In Hinduism, oat is used as a pious substance for worshipping different forms of Lord Vishnu. Hindus do not use akshyta (rice); rather, they use jau (oat) and til (sesame seed) to worship Lord Vishnu.
Dr Archana Nepal
The First Twin Temblors and After-5
Then it happened again: A major jolt matching the twin temblors of April 25. I could immediately feel the tenacity and forcefulness of this big one. The entire 10-story building went boom-bam-boom, boom-bam-boom in vibrations. Our floor heaved. The windowpanes rattled. The trees outside swayed to and fro in swirling sighs. Birds cooed, chattered and flapped away in confused directions.
Peter J Karthak
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.