Valley life limps back to normal
Kathmandu, March 19: - The banda or shutdown organised by student unions protesting the hike in the prices of petroleum products affected life in the Kathmandu Valley today.
What If Missing Malaysia Plane Is Never Found?
AP, WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's. Ten days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people aboard, an exhaustive international search has produced no sign of the Boeing 777, raising an unsettling question: What if the airplane is never found?
ICC World T20 2014: Bangladesh crush Nepal to win by 8 wickets
Bangladesh crushed Nepal to win by eight wickets in the ICC World T20 2014 qualifying match in Group A at Chittagong on March 18, 2014. Bangladesh chased down a modest 127-run target in the T20 World Cup tie.Anamul Haque top-scored with 42 and Shakib Al Hasan scored a quick-fire unbeaten 37.
Govt makes common minimum program made public
KATHMANDU, MARCH 18 - Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal has said that the present government would give top priority to promulgate the new constitution within a year's time from the constituent assembly.
Parliament adjourned for the day
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 18 - Legislature-Parliament was adjourned for the day without conducting any business following a treat from detrained opposition -- mainly the UCPN (M) and RPP (N) – that thy would not let the House run without the hike of petro-product prices rolled back.
Mohammad Isam in Chittagong - Nepal will face Bangladesh on Tuesday evening, but the two teams go back a long way, all the way back to 1996 when Nepal played their first ever cricket match, when both of them were Associate Nations. During the ACC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur that year, Nepal lost to their World T20 Group A opponents by a margin of a faster run-rate.
Petrol price hike fuels fire in the House
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 16 - In a show of solidarity with agitating student unions against the price hike, the UCPN (M) and RPP (N) today threatened to stall the proceedings of the house if the government doesn’t roll back its decisions with immediate effect.
I've not violated sanctity of Marxist philosophy: Bhattarai
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 16 - Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has told party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal that his statement that the country may see the 'rise of a new political force' doesn’t violate the 'sanctity of Marxist philosophy' and party's organizational principle.
Maoist factional feud deepens
Setopati, Kathmandu, Mar 17 - The debate on the 'necessity of a new political force' initiated by party leader Baburam Bhattarai has deepened factionalism in the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M).
Govt to construct state-of-art cricket stadium
Setopati, Kathmandu, Mar 27 - A day after Nepal made a dream debut at the ICC World Twenty20 the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, the government has decided to construct a state-of-art stadium on par with international standards.
Spinners bowl Nepal to victory in first ever senior World Cup match
Prem Dhakal, KATHMANDU - Nepal now plays host Bangladesh, that trounced Afghanistan by nine wickets in the tournament opener earlier on the day, in the second match on Tuesday and an upset win over the Test-nation in that match in all likelihood may be enough to see Nepal through to the second round of the tournament.
Nepal make flying start
Nepal outplayed Hong Kong to win the second ICC World T20 2014 qualifying match in Group A by 80 runs at Chittagong on March 16, 2014. Nepal had posted a competitive total of 149 for eight in their 20 overs of the T20 World Cup tie. Hong Kong were then bowled out for 69 in 17 overs. This was the second lowest total in the history of T20 World Cups. The highest score for Hong Kong was 20 from Babar Hayat. Basant Regmi andShakti Gauchan took three wickets each.
Holi celebrated with fanfare
Kathmandu, March 16: - Holi – the festival of colours – has been observed across the country with fanfare today.
Two killed while celebrating Holi
Setopati, Kathmandu,Mar 16 - Two children were killed in accidents while celebrating Holi festival in the capital on Sunday.
ICC T20 World Cup: Nepal to take on Hong Kong
Kathmandu, March 15: - Nepal is all set to take on their well-known contenders Hong Kong in their first game under the ICC T20 World Cup being held in Chhitagong, Bangladesh tomorrow.
Students call for rolling back petro price hike, warn of stern protests ahead
Kathmandu, March 15: - Different 18 student organisations have announced a five-day protest movement against the hike in the prices of petroleum products.
Local body election need of Hour: Chairman Thapa
BIRATNAGAR, MARCH 15 - Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-N), Kamal Thapa, has said the election of the local bodies was the need of the time. It also supports in institutionalizing federalism, he argued.
Malaysian official says plane was hijacked
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.
Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane flown deliberately toward Andamans
REUTERS, KUALA LUMPUR - Military radar-tracking evidence suggests a Malaysia Airliner jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown across the Malay peninsula towards the Andaman Islands, sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Friday.
Prices of petro-products hiked
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 13 - The government has hiked the prices of petrol, diesel and Kerosene. According to the officials at Nepal Oil Corporations (NOC), the price of the petrol has been hiked by Rs 10 per liter, and diesel and kerosene by 6 rupees.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
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Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
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.