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.
Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed yet again
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 25 - The Narayangadh-Muglin section of the highway, that was cleared for vehicular traffic at 8.05 am Sunday, has again been obstructed by landslide at Kalikhola at three in the afternoon.
Bus used by Maoist Center bombed in Nawalparasi
Kathmandu, June 25 - Two persons have been injured when a bus used by CPN (Maoist Center) for election campaign was bombed in Sunwal along the East West Highway in Nawalparasi Sunday afternoon.
Over 120 killed as overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan
AP, Multan (Pakistan), June 25 - An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.
UML lawmaker Limbu passes away
Kathmandu, June 25 - CPN (UML) central committee member and member of the Legislature-Parliament, Mahin Limbu, passed away on Saturday night.
Maoist Center candidate Rai still missing
Ilam, June - Narayan Rai, the candidate of chairman of Ilam Municipality-12, has not come into contact as he had gone missing for a week. Rai is contesting from the ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) in the ward. He had gone missing since last Friday, said MC secretariat member Jeevan Sharma.
Three killed in truck accident
Malekhu, June 23 - Three persons were killed in a truck accident at Humdi Rivulet near Jogimara along the Prithvi Highway Friday. According to Inspector at the Gajuri Area Police Office Barun Singh, the accident took place when the truck (Na 6 Kha 3123) heading to Chitwan from Kathmandu overturned at the place.
Two cops killed, two missing in landslide in Narayangarh-Muglin road section
Chitwan, June 23 - The dead bodies of two persons travelling in the police van that plunged into the Trishuli River along with landslide nearby Kalikhola of the Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch have been recovered. The dead bodies of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) at Area Police Office, Muglin Nischal Tamang, 29, and police van driver Deepak Kumar Maskey, 30, were taken out from the debris.
Decision to provide cellphones to elected representatives normal: KMC
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has defended the decision to provide smartphones worth up to Rs 30,000 each to the elected members of the executive committee.
US Embassy driver found dead inside its recreation center
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - A driver working with the US Embassy in Kathmandu has been found dead at the embassy's Phora Durbar Recreation Center in Thamel on Thursday.
Former ANFA general secretary Shahi arrested for fraud
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - Former general secretary of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested on charge of fraud. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested Shahi from Tokha on Thursday on charge of ripping off Rs 10 million.
Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a wanted notice listing Chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal as absconding.
SC asks EC to furnish torn ballots of Bharatpur Metropolis
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 20 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has asked the Election Commission (EC) to furnish ballots that were torn during the vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.
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.