• SC says Yes to 'No Voting'

    SC says Yes to 'No Voting' SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 5 - Responding to a public interest litigation, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sundayinstructed the government to introduce the provision of negative voting to the Nepali voters

  • Fund meant for conflict-victim siphoned off

    Fund meant for conflict-victim siphoned off LEKHNATH KHATIWADA, PANCHTHAR, JAN 5 - Police has arrested Santa Bir Angdambe, Managing Director of Faktalung Tea Estate in Panchthar, on the charge of siphoning off millions of rupees meant for conflict victims.

  • NAIVE DAREDEVILS

    NAIVE DAREDEVILS Prakash Lama, KATHMANDU, JAN 5 - The passersby were wondering whether the workers knew the dangers involved in the manual tree felling.

  • Following UML's objection parties to await SC decision

    Following UML's objection parties to await SC decision Setopati, KATHMANDU, JAN 4 - The meeting of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) held to resolve the dispute over who should summon the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly deicded to wait for the decision of the Supreme Court.

  • Bhattarai mulls separate political document in CC meet

    Bhattarai mulls separate political document in CC meet Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 4 - Senior Maoist leader Babauram Bhattarai has stepped up consultations with the leaders close to him to chart out his course of action after the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ignored his 'ultimatum' to correct the party's list of legislator nominees.

  • Dahal, Thapa in favor of Prez summoning first CA meeting

    Dahal, Thapa in favor of Prez summoning first CA meeting SETOPATI, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - - Maoist Chairman Dahal suggested that current Coordinator of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC), Koirala, who is also the NC president, convene a meeting of the HLPC and initiate the constitution amendment process.

  • President proposes, Regmi disposes

    President proposes, Regmi disposes Post Bahadur Basnet, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - The quiet battle between Shital Niwas and Baluwatar runs parallel to the series of intra-party feuds that have been injecting lots of confusion and uncertainty into Nepali politics.

  • President steps up political consultations

    President steps up political consultations Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 3 - When the first meeting of the first CA was summoned in 2008, the powers of the monarchy had been suspended, and Girija Prasad Koirala was acting both as the head of the government and head of the state. The situation has changed today: Nepal has a fully functional head of the government and the head of the state.

  • Bhattarai backtracks

    Bhattarai backtracks Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - As the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stood his ground, dissents led by senior party leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha relented a bit and asserted that they would raise the issue on 'arbitrary' nomination of legislators in the party meetings.

  • EC submits PR list to president

    EC submits PR list to president Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - Fulfilling the first pre-requisite toward constituting the Constituent assembly formally, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday submitted the list of 'legislators' under the proportional representation system to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.

  • SC shoots down TRC Ordinance

    SC shoots down TRC Ordinance SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 2- - Supreme Court (SC) has shot down Truth and Reconciliation Ordinance, rejecting the provision for a blanket amnesty to the perpetrators of grievous human rights violations.

  • Prez Yadav expedites consultations

    Prez Yadav expedites consultations SETOPATI, Kathamndu, Jan 2 – - President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has stepped up political consultations to summon the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • RPP-N rebel faction backtracks

    RPP-N rebel faction backtracks Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 2 - The rebel faction of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP-N) has backtracked after some of its members decided to stay with the party establishment led by Kamal Thapa.

  • Seeing world after 25 years

    Seeing world after 25 years KHILA NATH DHAKAL , BIRATNAGAR, Jan 2 - Yadav went out of the hospital room, desperate to see the outer world. He gazed at the people, building, garden, trees, and far at the horizon. What a world! He says he first wants to see more people. "I am curious how people have changed, how their appearance has changed with age."

  • Dhobighat-2 in the Maoist party

    Dhobighat-2 in the Maoist party Setopati, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha on Wednesday registered a note of dissent against the party's PR list submitted to the Election Commission.

  • Bhattarai, Shrestha demand PR list amendment

    Bhattarai, Shrestha demand PR list amendment Setopati, Kathmandu Jan 1 - Senior Maoist leaders Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha have demanded that the party amend its PR list submitted to the Election Commission. "We will formally register our dissent with the party headquarters. The list violates the 5-point selection criteria formulated by the party central committee," said Kumar Poudel who is close to Bhattarai.

  • 4 MJF-L central leaders resigned over PR list

    4 MJF-L central leaders resigned over PR list Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - Expressing dissatisfaction over the selection of the party's PR members for the new constituent assembly, four central leaders of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Loktantrik (MJF-L) have resigned.

  • FSPN prepares PR list

    FSPN prepares PR list Setopati Report, Kathmandu, Jan 1 - After a protracted internal feud, Federal Social Party, Nepal (FSPN) has finally selected the party members under the PR system for the new Constituent Assembly.

  • 17 killed, 20 missing in separate bus accidents

    17 killed, 20 missing in separate bus accidents KATHMANDU, JAN-01 - At least 11 people were killed and 20 others have gone missing when a bus they were travelling in plunged into Sarada River in Salyan district Wednesday morning.

  • Will there be Janajati caucus?

    Will there be Janajati caucus? Bishnu Budhathoki, KATHMANDU, JAN-1 - In the first Constituent Assembly elected in 2008, the cross-party caucus of the ethnic Janajati members lobbied for minority rights and recognition of identities in the new constitution.

Opinion

  • The problem of not cutting trees 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

  • From Mecca to Baijanathpur From Mecca to Baijanathpur

    The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.

    Sujan Adhikari

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  • ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal' 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’.

    Ishwar Rauniyar

  • Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna 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.”

    Deep Lamichhane

Readers Column

  • 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.

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