• Hang me if allegations against me are proven: Thapa

    Hang me if allegations against me are proven: Thapa Setopati, Kathmandu, June 16 - President of ANFA, Ganesh Thapa has said that he is ready to be hanged if allegations against him are proven to be true. Organizing a press meet at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Thapa informed that he himself would ask the Government for hanging him if allegations are proven true.

  • Two-line struggle strengthens the party: Dahal

    Two-line struggle strengthens the party: Dahal Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Sunday that the intra-party dispute has strengthened the party and not weakened it. He argued that the two-line struggle keeps the party organization vibrant and helps it follow the correct political line. According to him, the party achieved a resounding victory in the first Constituent Assembly election as he had disputes with Baburam Bhattarai, another party leader.

  • England-Italy matchpack: England does not expect

    England-Italy matchpack: England does not expect Toby Keel, Eurosport, June 13 - A recent poll reported that just three percent of the nation think England will win the tournament - that's less than the respective hopes of Japanese and Australian fans.

  • Netherlands trounce Spain 5-1

    Netherlands trounce Spain 5-1 The Netherlands gained sweet revenge for defeat in the 2010 World Cup final by trouncing Spain 5-1 in the opening fixture of Group B in Salvador Friday.

  • Mexico opens World Cup with 1-0 win over Cameroon

    Mexico opens World Cup with 1-0 win over Cameroon NATAL, Brazil, June 14 - Oribe Peralta scored on a rebound in the 59th minute as Mexico opened the World Cup with a 1-0 win in Group A over Cameroon on Friday in a torrential downpour.

  • 43.92 pc cross Iron Gate

    43.92 pc cross Iron Gate A mere 43.92 percent of the total candidates made it through the ‘iron gate’ this year, as the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) published the results of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams on Friday. A total of 566,085 students had appeared in the exams conducted in various centers throughout the country. In the exams, 419,352 students had appeared from regular category and 146733 from exempted category.

  • Capital punishment for those involved in corruption

    Capital punishment for those involved in corruption SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUN 13 - Leader of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWAPP) Narayanman Bijukche said on Friday that those involved in corruption cases should be given death penalty. The NWAPP chairman was speaking at a meeting of the Constitute Assembly that debated ...

  • Neymar fires Brazil to comeback victory

    Neymar fires Brazil to comeback victory Sao Paulo,June 13 - Neymar was the star of the show as Brazil came from behind to secure a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup™. The hosts’ star No10 equalised after Marcelo’s own-goal, and converted a second-half penalty after Fred had been fouled by Dejan Lovren.

  • There are factional disputes in the party: Dahal

    There are factional disputes in the party: Dahal Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Thursday that there are factional disputes in the party which are not likely to be resolved any time soon. The Maoist chairman expressed such views while speaking at a press meet held by journalists affiliated to the Maoist party. "There was an intra-party dispute during the wartime and that has continued to this day. The party will continue to face this dispute in future too," he said.

  • I'm ready to take action against Gautam: Prime Minister

    I'm ready to take action against Gautam: Prime Minister Khilanath Dhakal, Kathamndu, June 10 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Monday that he is ready to take action against Home Minister Bamdev Gautam if anyone produces evidence of irregularities in the DIG promotion case. "If you think that there were irregularities in this case, please show me the evidence. I will take action against the home minister," said Koirala while responding to the queries of journalists at Biratnagar airport.

  • Doctors request media to be sensitive while running stories about PM's health

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 10 - Doctors involved in the treatment of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala have stated that they have found a spot on Koirala's lung. But they dismissed the media reports that he has been suffering from cancer.

  • Radio has high trust and Political parties are in low

    Radio has high trust and Political parties are in low Nepal’s radio stations have the highest level of trust in Nepal among different institutions. National Opinion Poll conducted by IDA and Internews in February 2014 attempted to measure people's level of trust for various institutions including Constitution Assembly, Cabinet, Judiciary, Political parties, Police, Nepal Army, different medium of traditional media, Ethnic organizations, and Religious organizations. Overall, trust towards various organizations and institutions in February 2014 registers an increase compared to the figures for National Opinion Poll conducted in September 2013. Respondents were asked to rate these institutions in a scale of 0 to 10.

  • Migrant workers infecting spouses, children with HIV in Achham

    Sushama Pandey, ,Accham, June 8 - Many migrant workers visit brothels after consuming alcohol, says Yogendra Bista, 39. “I used to work as a watchman, and earn IRs. 3000 a month. I made a mistake. I began to catch cold and fever. Then I tested HIV positive.”

  • Pashupati JBR appointed RPP chairman

    Pashupati JBR appointed RPP chairman SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 8 - In a new twist to the ongoing intra-party disputes, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has appointed Pashupati Shumsher Rana as the party's new chairman. Surya Bahadur Thapa resigned from the party's top post at 1 p.m. clearing the decks for Rana to become the new chairman.

  • Sahana Pradhan hospitalized

    Sahana Pradhan hospitalized SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 6 - UML leader and Former Minister Sahana Pradhan has been admitted to Voyodha Hospital following a heart attack Friday morning. Sahana, widow of Communist Party of Nepal founding leader Pushpa Lal, is in critical condition and has been kept on life support system (ventilator) in the hospital, family sources said.

  • CIAA files cases against Bishal Bazaar officials

    Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed corruption charges at the Special Court against the officials of Kathmandu's Bishal Bazaar. In the charge-sheet filed at the Court, the anti-graft body has stated that the officials embezzled Rs 97.4 million while renting out the supermarket rooms to shopkeepers.

  • I'll quit party if Thapa doesn’t hand over leadership to me: Chand

    I'll quit party if Thapa doesn’t hand over leadership to me: Chand SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JUNE 4 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) leader Lokendra Bahadur Chand, who has declared himself the party chairman, has stated that he would try his level best to settle the intra-party disputes through consensus and if he fails, he will split the party.

  • Govt tables bill to curb dowry tradition

    Shova Sharma, KATHMANDU, JUNE 4 - The government is making preparations to introduce strict laws to end the thriving dowry tradition in the country. The parliament will deliberate the bill and if endorsed, those found guilty of this practice will have to face severe punishments. The bill aims to abolish the Tilak pratha (the tradition that the girl's family pays to the bridegroom's family), which is especially prevalent in Madhesi community.

  • Chairman Thapa violated the power-sharing deal: leader Lohani

    Chairman Thapa violated the power-sharing deal: leader Lohani Senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Prakash Chandra Lohani has stated that party Chairman Surya Bahadur Thapa has violated the intra-party deal by refusing to step down. According to him, party's four senior leaders Thapa, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Pashupati Sumsher Rana and Lohani had reached a deal to run the party on rotational basis, but Thapa continues to cling to the top post.

  • Serious HR violators should not be pardoned: British MP Swire

    Serious HR violators should not be pardoned: British MP Swire British parliamentarian Hugo Swire has stated that that the perpetrators of serious human rights violations should not be pardoned. Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the British lawmaker argued that International laws, endorsed by Nepal, state that certain crimes cannot be amnestied.

Opinion

  • Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates

    Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.

    Manoj Sapkota

  • 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

Blog

  • The regional integration initiatives & Nepal The regional integration initiatives & Nepal

    For the small landlocked economies, such as Nepal, regional integration is more of a necessity than a policy option. The ideal way forward for Nepal to gain most out of the economic integration would be to identify the key areas in which Nepal could contribute and facilitate the promotion of those sectors.

    Sujan Adhikari

  • Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history

    The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.

    Sanjaya Gajurel

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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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