• Hearing on Rana's case to continue on Monday

    Hearing on Rana's case to continue on Monday Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 20 - The Supreme Court (SC) will continue the hearing on the petition filed by Pashupati Shumsher Rana against the Election Commission to get RPP-Prajatantrik registered on Monday.

  • Ramchandra Jha, Ram Kumar Sharma join Maoist Center

    Ramchandra Jha, Ram Kumar Sharma join Maoist Center Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 20 - A panel of former Naya Shakti Nepal members led by Ramchandra Jha and including Ram Kumar Sharma on Sunday has joined CPN (Maoist Center).

  • Joining 'surrenderist' Dahal govt a grave mistake: RPP

    Joining 'surrenderist' Dahal govt a grave mistake: RPP Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 20 - The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has concluded that joining the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government was a serious mistake.

  • Parties protest voter enrollment at UML leader's house

    Parties protest voter enrollment at UML leader's house Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 20 - Golfutar of Budhanilkantha is tense Sunday afternoon after all political parties except CPN-UML have protested voter enrollment done at the house of UML president of Budhanilkantha Saturday night in connivance with Election Commission staffers.

  • Budhanilkantha incident compromised sanctity of election: Thapa

    Budhanilkantha incident compromised sanctity of election: Thapa Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 20 - Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker from Kathmandu-4 Gagan Thapa raised the issue of voter enrollment done at the house of CPN-UML president of Budhanilkantha, which lies in his constituency, Saturday night in connivance with Election Commission staffers in the parliament on Sunday.

  • Trigger-happy Trump fires chief strategist Bannon

    Trigger-happy Trump fires chief strategist Bannon AP, Washington, Aug 18 - President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil.

  • Rana moves SC to get party registered

    Rana moves SC to get party registered Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 18 - Pashupati Shumsher Rana, who has been involved in a bitter war with RPP Chairman Kamal Thapa over registration of a new party, has moved the Supreme Court asking for an order to the Election Commission to get RPP-Prajatantrik registered.

  • Naya Shakti splits

    Naya Shakti splits Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 18 - Long-time confidants of Baburam Bhattarai including Devendra Poudel, Mukti Pradhan and Bam Dev Chhetri have split from Naya Shakti Nepal.

  • '13 killed' as van plows into crowd in Barcelona

    '13 killed' as van plows into crowd in Barcelona Agencies, Barcelona (Spain), Aug 17 - At least 13 persons have been killed and several injured when a white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district and plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, Reuters reported citing local media. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating the crash as a terror attack.

  • RPP Chair Thapa stuck with central members in Hetauda

    RPP Chair Thapa stuck with central members in Hetauda Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 17 - RPP Chairman Kamal Thapa is stuck with central members at Hetauda with the Election Commission giving Pashupati Shumsher Rana the deadline of Sunday to prove support of 40 percent of central members for registration of the new party.

  • Voting on statute amendment only after Aug 20 on request of Kamal Thapa

    Voting on statute amendment only after Aug 20 on request of Kamal Thapa Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 16 - The government will not table the constitution amendment bill for voting until August 20 on request of RPP Chairman Kamal Thapa.

  • Govt recommends Basanta Ram Bhandari for attorney general

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 16 - The government has recommended senior advocate Basanta Ram Bhandari for the post of attorney general that had remained vacant after Raman Shrestha, appointed by the erstwhile Pushpa Kamal Dahal government, resigned on August 13.

  • Constitution amendment bill likely to be tabled for voting today

    Constitution amendment bill likely to be tabled for voting today Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 16 - The government is preparing to table the constitution amendment bill in the parliament for voting later on Wednesday on prodding of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal that wants to settle the issue of constitution amendment bill and participate in the third phase of polls scheduled for September 18 whether the bill is passed or not.

  • Naya Shakti expels Ramchandra Jha, Ram Kumar Sharma

    Naya Shakti expels Ramchandra Jha, Ram Kumar Sharma Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 16 - Naya Shakti Nepal led by Baburam Bhattarai has expelled Ramchandra Jha and Ram Kumar Sharma from the party. Jha, who had quitted CPN-UML in May, 2012 to join CPN (Maoist), is finally set to return Maoist.

  • Dr KC puts fast on hold, admitted to ICU (With Video)

    Dr KC puts fast on hold, admitted to ICU (With Video) Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 15 - Dr Govinda KC has put his 11th fast unto death on hold on the 23rd day Tuesday evening and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

  • US envoy to India picks saree for Aug 15 celebrations through Twitter poll

    US envoy to India picks saree for Aug 15 celebrations through Twitter poll Agencies , New Delhi, Aug 15 - MaryKay Carlson, the Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy to India, has worn a Kanjeevaram saree to attend the India’s 71st Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday after conducting an extensive Twitter poll.

  • Death toll due to floods, landslides rises to 111

    Death toll due to floods, landslides rises to 111 Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 15 - At least 111 persons have been killed and 35 are missing due to floods and landslides across the country following heavy downpour in the past few days, Home Minister Janardan Sharma briefed the House.

  • House meeting starts

    House meeting starts Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 15 - The House meeting has started Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was expected to hold deliberations on the constitution amendment bill and pass the medical education bill. But the constitution amendment bill has not been included in the schedule for the day as the government did not want to table the divisive bill in the parliament when the whole country has been devastated by floods and landslides.

  • Dr KC's fast likely to end by Tuesday evening

    Dr KC's fast likely to end by Tuesday evening Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 15 - Dr Govinda KC's 11th fast unto death looks set to end on the 23rd day Tuesday. Baluwatar sources claim the government has proposed to pass the medical education bill in accordance to the Mathema report, and has agreed to procure private medical colleges that have already acquired letter of intent if needed.

  • UML lawmaker Ranju Jha refuses to table bill before Dr KC ends fast

    UML lawmaker Ranju Jha refuses to table bill before Dr KC ends fast Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 14 - Chairman of the Women, Children, Elderly and Social Welfare Committee of the parliament and CPN-UML lawmaker Ranju Jha has refused to table the medical education bill in the House before Dr Govinda KC ends his fast unto death to potentially extend the fast which is into the 22nd day Monday.

Opinion

  • The Doklam dilemma The Doklam dilemma

    Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.

    Gaurab Shumsher Thapa

  • Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises

    The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.

    Anup Paudel

Blog

  • The return trip The return trip

    It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora

    When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.

    Sukriti Sharma

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  • 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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