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.
Parliament session resumes
The Parliament proceedings that had been obstructed since last week due to the main opposition Nepali Congress have resumed from Wednesday. The House session recommenced after the government agreed to release Rs 150,000 in first installment as grant for rebuilding of damaged buildings ravaged by the quake.
Nepal ranked 33rd most fragile state in the world
Nepal is placed as the 33rd most fragile state in the world, according to the Fund for Peace (FFP), a Washington-based research and educational institution. According to the Fragile States Index published by Fund for Peace, Nepal has 91.2 points.
UDMF boycotts House meet
The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) boycotted today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament. The UDMF has been boycotting the House meeting, citing the government has not addressed their demands. Lawmakers of the UDMF protested by standing at their respective seats soon after Speaker Onsari Gharti announced beginning of the meeting and provided time to UDMF lawmaker Narsingh Chaudhary to speak.
Four parties reach agreement on grant distribution to quake victims
The government has agreed to release Rs 150,000 in first installment as grant assistance to last year's earthquake victims. As the main opposition Nepali Congress did not back off from its stance of releasing Rs 200,000, the government decided to raise the amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs 150,000 in order to end the standoff.
PM addresses House
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is addressing the Legislature-Parliament at 2 pm today. Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal informed mediapersons about PM addressing the House on the reconstruction and about 13 Nepalese guards killed in Kabul attack on June 20. The Parliament meeting, which has been postponed consecutively from Thursday, is taking place at 2 pm today after an agreement was reached on the demand made by the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).
What to study?
A few days back, I received a call from a friend who I had not met for a few years. “I wanted your advice on what my daughter could choose after completing her 12th grade,’’ he said. My response to him was that it depends on a range of factors, such as his daughter’s interests, preferred career destinations (Nepal or abroad), her academic track records, family’s financial capacity to pay for tuition and other educational costs, and so on.
Dr Hemant R Ojha
Inclusive sports and CSR
When working with the issues of inclusion and discrimination, still too few people imagine that sports can be a catalyst to bring that indispensable funding and support needed to create a more inclusive society in Nepal. We should understand that sports can be the biggest platform to bring disability in the mainstream discourse.
Is New York still a melting pot?
The reality was unlike my expectation. Having diversity does not necessarily mean there is unity and sharing. I had come to the US thinking that people here blend together as one and rejoice together. Rather, it was the opposite.
A fragmented justice
As he approached nearer, I saw a man almost as white as a Romanian actor in his blue Wrangler jeans. He had a big bag pack, a water bottle on the small net pouch of his bag. He slightly bent forward while walking. His forehead wrinkled voluntarily; perhaps he was internalizing songs or hymns.
Achyut Raj Bhattarai
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.
A right time to look for alternative fuel
Nepal’s march to cleaner energy is not only expected but essential as an alternative to petroleum products is strongly felt among public and political circle.