• UML lawmaker, injured in accident in Bihar, passes away

    UML lawmaker, injured in accident in Bihar, passes away Kathmandu, March 24 - CPN-UML lawmaker Dulari Devi passed away in course of treatment at B&B Hospital, Lalitpur on Thursday. She was 48. Devi had been injured in a road accident in Sitamadhi of India on March 16 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital since March 17.

  • No immediate agreement: UML tells PM

    No immediate agreement: UML tells PM Setopati, Kathmandu, March 23 - The main opposition CPN-UML has refused to agree on the issue of constitution amendment. UML Chairman KP Oli during a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the chamber of Speaker in Singha Durbar on Thursday said the party will participate in the activities for constitution amendment but will not reach agreement now, according to UML Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam who was also present in the meeting.

  • Nepal wants to join OBOR: PM to Chinese Defense Minister

    Nepal wants to join OBOR: PM to Chinese Defense Minister Setopati, Kathmandu, March 23 - Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday has expressed Nepal's wish to join the One Belt One Road initiative started by China. He also reiterated support for One China Policy and assured to not allow use of Nepali land for any kind of activities for separation of Tibet and Taiwan, according to Dahal's personal website.

  • Man uses girlfriend in abduction, kills her after receiving ransom

    Setopati, Kathmandu, March 23 - A man has used his girlfriend to kidnap a businessman and then murdered her after receiving ransom. Prakash Lamichhane used his girlfriend Radhika Shrestha, who worked in a sari showroom owed by Shyam Sundar Agrawal, to kidnap Agrawal from New Road on February 16.

  • Five killed in British Parliament attack

    Five killed in British Parliament attack AP, London, March 23 - A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a "sick and depraved terrorist attack."

  • Over 200 reconstruction engineers tender resignation

    Over 200 reconstruction engineers tender resignation Setopati , Kathmandu, March 22 - More than 200 engineers have tendered their resignation, said Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Govinda Raj Pokharel. Central Project Implementation Unit under Urban Development Ministry had deployed at least 25 engineers, sub-engineers and technicians in 14 worst-hit districts for technical training.

  • No major deals to be sealed during PM's China visit: Foreign Minister

    No major deals to be sealed during PM's China visit: Foreign Minister Setopati , Kathmandu, March 22 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is unlikely to sign any major agreements during his official visit to China. During a press conference organized to brief about preparations on PM’s visit on Wednesday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat said that no agreements will be signed.

  • 3 percent vote, 1 seat must to become national party

    3 percent vote, 1 seat must to become national party Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, March 22 - The subcommittee under the State Affairs Committee has proposed for setting at least three percent threshold for allowing parties to represent in legislature under the proportional representation.

  • SC annuls promotion of Chand as IGP

    SC annuls promotion of Chand as IGP Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, March 21 - The Supreme Court (SC) has canceled promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand as the IGP of Nepal Police on Tuesday. A full bench including Chief Justice Sushila Karki and justices Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Bhattarai delivered the verdict after conducting final hearing on the writ petitions filed against Chand's promotion on Sunday and Monday.

  • Other parties trying to corner UML: Oli

    Other parties trying to corner UML: Oli Setopati, Kathmandu, March 21 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has accused other parties of trying to corner his party. Addressing a press conference organized by the party to thank for the Mechi-Mahakali Campaign on Tuesday he claimed other parties are scared of the local election.

  • Final hearing on IGP appointment concludes

    Final hearing on IGP appointment concludes Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, March 20 - The final hearing on writ petitions filed against promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand as IGP of Nepal Police concluded on Monday. The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to deliver its verdict on Tuesday. A full bench including Chief Justice Sushila Karki and justices Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Bhattarai conducted final hearing on Sunday and Monday. .

  • Nepal climbs 8 places in happiness ranking

    Nepal climbs 8 places in happiness ranking Setopati, Kathmandu, March 20 - Nepal has climbed eight places to be ranked 99th in the World Happiness Report 2017 published by the United Nations on Monday. Nepal, placed at 107th among 156 countries with a score of 4.793 in 2016, has 4.962 points this year and finishes ahead of Bangladesh which is ranked 110th with (4.608), Sri Lanka 120th (4.44), India 122nd (4.315) and Afghanistan141st (3.794).

  • 'Melamchi water to be supplied by October'

    'Melamchi water to be supplied by October' Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, March 20 - Difficulties posed due to presence of weak rock while boring under Melamchi Drinking Water Project have gradually decreased. As a result, probability of supplying Melamchi water to Kathmandu denizens by October, 2017 has increased. Presence of weak rock in the remaining five kilometers of 26-km tunnel had posed a challenge in completion of the project in stipulated time.

  • Chand's lawyers boycott final hearing

    Chand's lawyers boycott final hearing Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, March 20 - Lawyers of DIG Jai Bahadur Chand did not come for the final hearing on writ petitions filed against his promotion as the IGP of Nepal Police on Monday. The advocates of the government side, however, have already defended Chand's promotion earlier on Monday. A full bench of the Supreme Court (SC) including Chief Justice Sushila Karki and justices Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Bhattarai are conducting final hearing on the writ petitions filed against Chand's promotion on Sunday and Monday.

  • RPP registers constitution amendment bill against secularism

    RPP registers constitution amendment bill against secularism Setopati, Kathmandu, March 19 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on Sunday has registered a constitution amendment bill at the parliament demanding removal of the word secular. "We have registered the amendment bill Sunday afternoon demanding removal of the word secular from article 4(1) of the constitution and to include eternal (sanatan) Hindu state instead," deputy spokesperson of RPP Mohan Shrestha.

  • Final hearing on IGP appointment to continue Monday

    Final hearing on IGP appointment to continue Monday Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, March 19 - The final hearing on the petitions filed against promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand as the IGP of Nepal Police will continue on Monday. The Apex Court is expected to deliver the final verdict on Monday.

  • Full bench conducting final hearing on IGP appointment

    Full bench conducting final hearing on IGP appointment Setopati, Kathmandu, March 19 - The full bench of Supreme Court (SC) including Chief Justice Sushila Karki is conducting the final hearing on writ petitions filed against promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand to the post of IGP of Nepal Police on Sunday. Justices Hari Krishna Karki, Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Bhattarai are also part of the full bench along with Chief Justice Karki.

  • At least 16m ballots to be printed starting Saturday

    At least 16m ballots to be printed starting Saturday Setopati , Kathmandu, March 17 - At least 16 million ballot papers will be printed starting from Saturday for the local level elections scheduled to be held on May 14. The state-owned printer Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC), entrusted to print ballot papers, has informed that preparations for printing have reached final stage.

  • PM's China visit uncertain due to lack of confirmation of Jinping meeting

    PM's China visit uncertain due to lack of confirmation of Jinping meeting Setopati, Kathmandu, March 17 - The China visit of Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal scheduled for the last week of March is uncertain after failure to set up a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. PM Dahal is now unsure about the visit in lack of confirmation for the meeting with Jinping even though formal invitation for the program of Boao Forum scheduled from March 23-26 in Hainan province arrived Thursday evening, according to a source at Baluwatar.

  • CEC Yadav apprises PM of election preparations

    CEC Yadav apprises PM of election preparations Kathmandu, March 17 - Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has apprised Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the preparations regarding the local election on Friday. Yadav reached the PM's residence at Baluwatar on Friday morning to inform the PM about the Commission activities and ongoing preparations to hold local level election on May 14.

Opinion

  • Unique fixation Unique fixation

    We take pride in Sagarmatha and also Bhagwan Buddha. We should introspect as to what has been “our” contribution in the making of both. The tallest mountain landmark is the outcome of tectonic push against the bigger landmass creating the upward drift that created the Himalaya. Prince Siddhartha, on the other hand, was born 2556 years ago or 23 centuries before Nepal got unified under Prithivi Narayan Shah. Siddhartha is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or around six years after leaving Kapilvastu.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Unwarranted misfortune Unwarranted misfortune

    All this pointed that the election will be held with public support despite efforts by those against it. But all that changed after three people were killed in Rajbiraj after the police opened fire on Madhesi Front cadres who were ‘hurling petrol bombs’ toward the venue where UML Chairman KP Oli had just finished his short address.

    Prem Dhakal

Blog

  • Men at work Men at work

    Currently the larger part of our urban area resembles a war zone with bulldozers and mechanical diggers running amok. What is left behind the unfinished work typically consists of mangled water pipes, jumbled up and torn telephone and electric wires, mounds of dug earth and gravel heaps, unfilled ditches and incomplete manholes.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • A great aviator in the Nepali skies A great aviator in the Nepali skies

    Deepak was not only a competent pilot but also someone who had the inner strength to always remain cool, calm, and collected. That nature helped him make a total of three emergency landings in his career as a pilot when he suddenly had to deal with technical malfunctions while flying an aircraft.

    Deep Lamichhane

Readers Column

  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.

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