Constitutional Council recommends Gopal Parajuli for CJ
Kathmandu, June 29 - The Constitutional Council on Thursday has recommended the name of acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli for the post of CJ.
Voter turnout 70.5 percent
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - Voter turnout in the second stage of local election held on Wednesday was 70.5 percent, the Election Commission informed organizing a press conference in the evening. It was 73 percent in the first phase held on May 14.
Head constable catches and throws bomb to save over a dozen persons
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, June 28 - A Nepal Police head constable has saved over a dozen persons by foiling an attack at a polling center in Dang on Wednesday.
Voter turnout until 3 pm lower in comparison to first phase
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - Voter turnout until 3 pm in the second stage of local election has been lower in comparison to the corresponding time in the first stage. Voter turnout was 65 percent by 3 pm on May 14, according to the Election Commission, but it is just 62 percent by 3 pm on Wednesday.
Admit PG students on basis of merit list: SC tells medical colleges
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 28 - The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the stakeholders concerned to admit students for post graduate (PG) in medicine on the basis of merit list.
All preparations for elections over: EC
The Election Commission (EC) has said that all the preparations for the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28 have been completed.
EU fines Google 2.42b euros for breaching antitrust rules
AP, Brussels, June 27 - The European Union’s competition watchdog slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google on Tuesday for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.
Sajha to provide free service to elderly, people with disabilities
Kathmandu, June 27 - Sajha Yatayat will not charge fare from the elderly, kids below five years people with disabilities of A, B and C grades, extremely impoverished people and kids below five years inside the Kathmandu Valley.
853 kids used by parties in polls: Central Child Welfare Board
Kathmandu, June 27 - Different political parties have used 853 children against Election Code of Conduct in course of first round of local-level election.
EC urges govt to 'discipline' former EC secretary Mainali
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday has called on the government to create an atmosphere so that it could keep EC former secretary Gopinath Mainali within bounds of professional and moral discipline.
Provision of 15 percent commission to traffic police revoked (with video)
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 27 - The Home Ministry on Tuesday has revoked the provision of giving 15 percent commission to traffic policemen who collect fines from offenders.
Torn ballots from Bharatpur sent to SC
Chitwan, June 27 - The authorities in Chitwan have sent the torn ballot papers and the related documents of the Bharatpur Metropolitan City – 19 to the Supreme Court (SC). The District Election Official's Office and District Administration Office (DAO) sent the ballot papers inside the ballot box wrapped under linen.
Muslims across the country celebrate Eid
Kathmandu, June 26 - Muslims across the country are celebrating Eid-al Fitr with gaiety and offering Namaj prayers since Monday morning. They are marking the festival amidst religious rituals after looking at the crescent moon this morning. Today also marks the end of a month-long fasting known as Roja that is observed by the Muslims in the holy month Ramjan.
Demonstration in front of Indian Embassy against suppression in Darjeeling
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 26 - Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand has demonstrated in front of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday to protest the suppression of Nepali speakers in Darjeeling, India.
Woman murdered by pouring acid
Kamlesh Mandal, Mahottari, June 26 - A single woman has been murdered by pouring acid in Gaushala Municipality-1 Ramnagar of Mahottari Sunday night. Mansariya Devi, widow of Gonar Mahato, has been murdered by pouring acid on face and throughout her body, inspector at the Area Police Office, Gaushala Shambhu Pokharel told Setopati.
Man accused of raping, murdering girl nabbed after 5.5 years later
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, June 26 - A man accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl five-and-a-half years ago has been arrested from India.
Man catches teen falling from park ride (with video)
AP, New York, June 26 - Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help. He looked up to see a young girl dangling about 25 feet (about 8 meters) off the ground from a slow-moving gondola ride as the sun was setting. Her little brother sat next to her in the green two-person pod, crying hysterically, saying he couldn’t hold on.
148 killed as overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan
AP, Bahawalpur, June 25 - An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
Yadav enthusiastic after attracting leaders, cadres from other parties
Sanjib Bagale - The bitterness between the Federal Socialist Forum, a Madhes-based party that is taking part in the second stage of local polls, and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal,that has boycotted the election, is getting spilled in public.
Prez approves army mobilization in election
Kathmandu, June 25 - President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted approval to mobilize the Nepal Army in second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28.
One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
RJP's suicidal move
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.
Sex life after rape
I was harassed recently by someone whom I considered a guardian, called him brother and always felt safe being with him. I was drunk that day, and tense and unconscious. He first hugged me. I thought it was a friendly hug but slowly he started crossing his limits. I shouted and stopped him. He wasn’t drunk. He tried to use me. He abused me. He knew everything about me including my struggles with my health.
The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel
Khalangama Hamala is a memoir by Radha Paudel about the attack on Khalanga, Jumla by the Maoist rebels on 14 November, 2002. The book was awarded the prestigious Madan Puraskar for the year 2070 BS.
Vishad Raj Onta
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.