• Senior party leaders rarely attend CA meetings

    Senior political party leaders rarely attend the meetings of the Constituent Assembly (CA) and its committees. Since its formation, CA's Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee held 10 meetings. But Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Daajal attended the meetings only thrice.

  • Police to release Sah who 'threatened' home minister on Facebook

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 - Police have released Raju Sah who was arrested following his comment on Facebook that Home Minister Bamdev Gautam should be shot for violating the traffic rules.

  • Thapa faction to take against Chand

    Thapa faction to take against Chand SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 - The Rastriya Prajatantra Party faction led by Surya Bahadur Thapa is making preparations to take action against Lokendra bahadur Chand, another party leader, for announcing himself the party chairman.

  • Oli back to Kathmandu

    Oli back to Kathmandu After a month-long medical treatment in Bangkok, UML leader KP Sharma Oli came back to Kathmandu on Tuesday.

  • Pyuthan bus accident death toll reaches 18

    PYUTHAN, JUNE 3 - The death toll in the Pyuthan road accident has reached 18. The road accident took place when a passgener bus (Lu 1 Kha 3803) heading towards Krishna Nagar from Bhingri, Pyuthan overturned on the road after the driver lost control at Gothibang VDC-1 of Pyuthan Monday afternoon.

  • 7 passengers killed in Pyuthan bus accident

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 2 - At least seven passengers were killed when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident at Lamachaur of Pyuthan district on Tuesday. The ill-fated bus was carrying pilgrims from Swargadwari. Armed Police Force, Nepal Police and Nepal Army personnel have reached the place for rescue operations.

  • Two killed, over three dozen injured in bus accident

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 2 - At least two passengers were killed and 41 others injured when the bus they were travelling in met with an accident at Ram Nagar in Chitwan district on Monday.

  • Factionalism does no good to party, country: Khanal

    Factionalism does no good to party, country:  Khanal Kathmandu, June 1: - Chairman of CPN (UML), Jhalanath Khanal, has said that the UML would elect the new leadership in the Ninth General Convention by forging unity. The UML is holding its General Convention from coming July 3-7.

  • CA meeting today begins deliberations on state restructuring

    CA meeting today begins deliberations on state restructuring Kathmandu, June 1: - Deliberations on the report of the CA Archives Study and Determination Committee on the preliminary draft of the then CA Committee on Restructuring of State and Distribution of State Power began at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly today.

  • The country's overall direction

    The country's overall direction Dr.Sudhindra Sharma, Kathmandu, May 30 - The most frequently mentioned reason for increase in people's optimism towards country's direction was hope that a new constitution will be drafted, which was said by 36% of those who stated that the country is heading in the right direction.

  • EC declines transfer of SSP Kharel

    EC declines transfer of SSP Kharel The Election Commission (EC) has declined to endorse the government decision to transfer SSP Ramesh Kharel from the Kathmandu District Police. A meeting of the EC on Friday took the decision to this effect. The ministry of home affairs had written a letter to the EC seeking the latter's approval to transfer Kharel.

  • Another historic blunder if constitution not drafted through consensus: Dahal

    Another historic blunder if constitution not drafted through consensus: Dahal Setopati, Kathmandu, May 29 - Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Thursday that his party would not accept the new constitution to be drafted by the Constituent Assembly (CA) if the issues raised by his party are not ignored.

  • CIAA arrests eight NOC officials

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 28 - Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority arrested eight officials of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Wednesday.

  • SSP Kharel may influence by-election results: Home Ministry

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Election Commission (EC) that that Kathmandu SSP Ramesh Kharel had to be transferred as he can influence the by-election results in Kathmandu constituency-2. The letter to the EC has been signed by Home Secretary Surya Silwal.

  • SC to take action against Setopati, Kantipur for 'contempt of court'

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 27 - The Supreme Court (SC) has begun preparations to take action against Setopati digital paper and Kantipur daily for criticizing Chief Justice (CJ) Damodar Prasad Sharma and other justices nominated by the Judicial Council (JC). CJ Sharma held a meeting with the justices of the SC on Tuesday and reached the conclusion that the SC should take action against some journalists and media houses for contempt of court.

  • Party elections a 'sham': Maoist leaders

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 27 - The UCPN (Maoist) has finally elected a 51-member politburo, 17-member standing committee and 8 top office bearers. But the party leaders from Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's own faction have criticized the elections, comparing it to the 'back to village campaign" during the Panchayat regime.

  • UCPN (M) electing top office bearers

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 27 - the UCPN (Maoist) is electing the party's top office bearers on Tuesday. According to party leaders, the central committee members close to Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have cast their ballots to elect the office bearers.

  • SSP Kharel transferred for his controversial statement

    SSP Kharel transferred for his controversial statement SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 26 - Minister for Home Affairs, Bamdev Gautam has decided to transfer SSP Ramesh Kharel from Kathamandu District Police to Police headquarters in Naxal.

  • Modi sworn in as India’s 15th Prime Minister

    Modi sworn in as India’s 15th Prime Minister Akanshya Shah, New Delhi, May 26 - Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India along with a 44-member cabinet in New Delhi on Monday. The ceremony conducted in the sprawling lawn of India’s Rastrapati Bhawan, the official residence of India’s President, saw presence of over 4000 invitees, including heads of SAARC countries and Mauritius.

  • Two nominees endorsed unanimously, rest through voting

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MAY 25 - The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has endorsed the names of all eight individuals nominated by the Judicial Council (JC) as Supreme Court (SC) justices. A meeting of the PHSC on Monday endorsed two names unanimously and the others through voting.

Opinion

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    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.

    Chintamani Mahapatra

  • RJP's suicidal move 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.

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Blog

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    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.

    Banita Khanal

  • The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel 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.

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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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