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.
Bhattarai forms parallel committee in Kathmandu
The Maoist faction led by party's senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has formed a parallel committee in Kathhmandu district. While party leader Himal Sharma from the party establishment has stated that he is the party's official chairman of Kathmandu district, Shrestha claimed that Sharma was never elected to that post.
Bhattarai faction forming parallel committee in Ktm
The UCPN (M) faction led by party leader Baburam Bhattarai is preparing to form a parallel committee in Kathmandu district.
NSU pressurizes police to release rape accused
Activists of Nepal Students Union (NSU), student wing of the ruling Nepali Congress, have been pressurizing the police to release one Nawaraj Khadka who is in police custody on the charge of raping a minor girl in Morang district.
CPDCC begins discussions about constitutional court
The Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly began discussions on whether or not to establish the constitutional court permanently. The dispute resolution committee formed under the then Judicial Committee had agreed on the establishment of constitutional court.
Nomination of 26 CA members through consensus: Minister Rijal
Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal has said the government was holding talks with the parties in connection with the nomination of remaining 26 members to the Constituent Assembly (CA).
Use of remittance: Realities and potentials
The government may not have enough scope to make decisions about the remittances individuals receive. However, it can make plans to maximise overall benefits by assisting families to increase remittances and their benefits. Therefore, there is a need to develop a strategic framework including various national and international experiences.
Binod Chapagain/August 13
Nepal's labor laws: Reform or perish
If Nepal brings out a labor law that restores mutual trust and cohesion among the most important players of industrial sector, it can make itself ready for a new era of industrialization once the ongoing acute power crisis is partially solved, which is expected by 2017.
Dysfunctional state and misplaced priorities
The Modi euphoria and the uproar in the Parliament over the killing of a don show misplaced priorities of our representatives.
Time to employ Nepali ways
We have internalized the negative facets of westernization, globalization and individualism rather than their positive aspects. They are influencing us at the cost of our roots and cultural values and norms. Copying others become meaningful only when we integrate our own creativity and ideas into the things we copy. Only then we can gradually progress from being followers to becoming leaders.
Bishnu Chandra Gautam