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.
Indian ambassador Rae embarks on five-day visit to Manang
Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae today embarked on a five-day visit to the trans-Himalaya district, Manang. Rae reached the district to inspect and monitor the Tarey Monastery under construction with financial support of Rs 30 million from the Indian Embassy in Nepal.
Deuba leaves for Singapore for health check-up
Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba left for Singapore for his health check-up today. According to Deuba's personal secretary, Bhanu Deuba, Deuba will undergo a regular health check-up at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He was accompanied by his spouse, Arzu Deuba Rana.
Priority over community-based industry: Minister Joshi
Newly appointed Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi today said he would look to prepare programs and policies by prioritizing community-based industry. Joshi assumed his post at the Ministry after the oath taking ceremony and directed the employees to make the service people oriented. "I will do my service in a way that the people will understand, the facilities entitled to them should not be inadequate," he said.
Forest Minister Bhandari issues directive to make department more systematic
The newly-appointed Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation, Shankar Bhandari issued directives to systematize the structure of the departments under the Ministry. Assuming office at the Ministry today, he instructed the employees under the Ministry and subordinate bodies to carry out their works dutifully.
Labor Minister instructs for maintaining discipline
Minister for Labor and Employment Suryaman Gurung today vowed to do his utmost to maintain discipline at the Ministry. Gurung instructed the employees and made his support clear for the same while assuming the post. He said that he would take the decision on the free ticketing and visa scheme for foreign employment after studying it thoroughly.
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.