'Maskmandu' in photos
Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, Jan 20 - With an objective to draw attention of public and government towards the deteriorating air quality of Kathmandu Valley, under I care for Clean Air Campaign, C-CAR organized 'Maskmandu second edition: Clean Air Rally cum Talk Program' today. Maskmandu second edition is the extension of Maskmandu organized by C-CAR last year.
Makaju re-appointed KU's Vice Chancellor
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 20 - Ram Kantha Makaju has been appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU). Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the KU, Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday morning appointed Makaju to the post of Vice Chancellor, PM's press advisor Govinda Acharya informed.
Sub-committee formed to look into veracity of charges against Karki
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 18 - The Impeachment Recommendation Committee today formed a three-member sub-committee to move ahead the impeachment motion registered against recently dismissed chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki. The sub-committee includes Deepak Kuinkel of Nepali Congress, Rewati Raman Bhandari of CPN (UML) and Ram Narayan Bidari of CPN (Maoist Center).
Nepal to formulate laws allowing offenders to do community service in place of jail term
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 18 - A law is being formulated that will order offenders to perform community service on the basis of type of offenses they commit. A sub-committee formed under Bill of Penal Offence (Determination of Sentence and Implementation) has proposed determining punishment on the basis of progressive discipline.
Satungal-Chobhar section of outer ring road to be constructed this year
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 17 - The government is preparing to construct the outer ring road to incorporate three districts of the Kathmandu valley this fiscal year. “Satungal -Chobhar road section is the first stretch being built under the section-wise construction of a total 73-km long outer ring road,” Project Chief Deepak Shrestha told Setopati. This road section will stretch up to 6 km. Those areas that lie inside Kirtipur municipality will also be included in this outer ring road section.
Wedding ceremony of president's younger daughter (PHOTOS AND VIDEO)
Kathmandu, Jan 16 - The wedding ceremony of the younger daughter of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and popular Communist leader the late Madan Kumar Bhandari, Dr Nisha Kusum Bhandari, was solemnized at the Shital Niwas Monday. The President's daughter tied the knot with Abhishek Yadav, the eldest son of engineer Munilal Yadav and lawmaker Kiran Yadav.
Gyawali moves Supreme Court against dismissal
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - After being removed from the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Sushil Gyawali today moved Supreme Court. He moved the top court on Sunday to file a writ petition, stating that the government dismissed from his duty while he was appointed by erstwhile government led by KP Sharma Oli for the term of five years.
Former King Gyanendra to attend President's daughter wedding reception
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 16 - Former King Gyanendra Shah is scheduled to attend the wedding reception of President Bidhya Bhandari’s daughter at Sheetal Niwas, the Presidential official residence today. "Former King Gyanendra Shah will reach the functon at 12:05," Phani Raj Pathak, Personal Secretary to former King Gyanendra told Setopati.
Yama Buddha commits suicide
Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 15 - Popular youth singer and rapper Yama Buddha (Anil Adhikari) was found dead at his bathroom in London on Saturday morning. 29-year-old Adhikari was staying with his wife in London.
Ruling parties, UDMF positive on constitution amendment bill with revision
Kathmandu, Jan 13 - A meeting among the top leaders of major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center), coalition partner Nepali Congress and United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar in the Capital today morning concluded with a positive note.
Judicial Council recommends 80 judges for High Courts
Kathmandu, Jan 13 - Judicial Council meeting held late Thursday night has taken a decision to send a recommendation of 80 judges for High Courts. The meeting recommended the names of 80 legal practitioners, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ajya Shankar Nayak said. The recommendation includes 16 legal practitioners from joint secretary and special class level, 37 district judges and 27 from Nepal Bar Association (NBA).
Nepal climbs six positions up in FIFA ranking, tops Bhutan
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 12 - Nepal has moved six positions up in the latest FIFA ranking published on Thursday. According to FIFA, Nepal is placed at 175th position this month. The country was placed at 181st position last month.
Shree Swasthani Bratakatha begins (PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, Jan 12 - The Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a popular ritual observed by the Hindus since Poush Shuklapurnima (full moon day), is beginning from today. The festival ends a month after in Magh Shuklapurnima Nepalis, especially the Hindu women, observe the month-long festival worshiping four-handed deity Swasthani with Chakra, Trishul, Sword and Lotus in each hand at the centre while Astha Matrika or eight deities of power --- Mahakali, Baishnavi, Brahmi Maheshwori, Kaumeshwari, Barahi, Indraayani, and Chamunda painted around her--- and reciting Swasthani Brat Katha (story) everyday.
Gyawali sacked, Govinda Pokharel picked as new NRA chief
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Jan 11 - The government today dismissed the Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali. The cabinet meeting made the decision to sack Gyawali.
Constitution amendment bill to be endorsed within a month
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 10 - It will now take a month for the constitution amendment bill to be endorsed in the Legislature-Parliament. The Parliament Secretariat has informed that it would take a minimum 15 days for a bill to complete all its process. "After tabling the bill in the House, it needs to be published for the information of general people. The bill then will be put for theoretical discussion and it will take around a month to complete the whole procedure including amendment," said spokesperson of the Parliament Secretariat Bharatraj Gautam.
Four reasons to demolish Singha Durbar: Report
Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Jan 9 - Ministry of Urban Development has concluded that the main building of the quake-damaged Singha Durbar needs to be demolished. The recommendation experts deployed by Central Level Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry conducted study on Singha Durbar. The Project chief Shivahari Sharma concluded that a new building needs to be constructed as its existing structures was damaged in last year's Gorkha quake in such a way that they could not be retrofitted.
SC annuls Lokman Singh's appointment as CIAA chief
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The Supreme Court has annulled the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki to the constitutional post of Chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). A joint bench of justices Ishwor Khatiwada, Ananda Prasad Bhattarai and Anil Kumar Sinha concluded that Karki did not meet qualifications required to hold the post of CIAA chief.
Govt tables constitution amendment bill amid protest
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The government has tabled the constitution amendment bill amid protest by opposition alliance led by CPN (UML). The bill was tabled by Law Minister Ajay Shankar Nayak after Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that the protest notice against the bill by Nepal Workers and Peasants Party MP Prem Suwal and Chitra Bahadur KC had been rejected by majority.
House meeting resumes, Law Minister tables election-related bill
Setopati , Kathmandu, Jan 8 - The Legislature-Parliament meeting has resumed. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajaya Shankar Nayak tabled the Local Bodies Restructuring Bill-2073.
SC concludes hearing on Karki's case, says 'wait and see'
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Jan 8 - Hearing on the case filed against the suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki, questioning his eligibility for the topmost constitutional post, has concluded today. Advocates Shambhu Thapa, Surendra Bhandari and Om Prakash Aryal, among others, presented their arguments during today's hearing.
Fidel Castro’s legacy
Castro proved that socialism itself is not an inept and bankrupt idea, and kept on knocking at the doors of the capitalist countries to ruminate on their missteps during their colonial rule and to redress them by extending true helping hands – not those contaminated by greed, profit motives, and undue interferences – to the needy countries.
The problem of not cutting trees
A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?
Dr Hemant R Ojha
ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'
Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.
Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna
Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”
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.
Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.