• Prachanda's eldest daughter Gyanu no more

    Prachanda's eldest daughter Gyanu no more Kahmandu, Mar 28 (Setopati) - UCPN Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's eldest daughter Gyanu KC, 40, died of breast cancer on Thursday.

  • Nepal to support UN for peaceful resolution of Ukraine crisis

    In a belated response to the Russian takeover of Crimea, the government of Nepal has requested 'all parties' to exercise restraint and work together for immediate de-escalation of tension to resolve the disputes through peaceful means. Nepal was expected to take a strong position on the issue given the 'country's geopolitical vulnerabilities'. But the government has only stated that the international community should support 'the ongoing efforts of the UN General Secretary in ending the crisis peacefully". There are talks in India that the Russian move 'justifies India's takeover of Sikkim' in 1975. India has already 'supported Russian interests in Crimea'.

  • Gautam leaving for Delhi to meet Oli

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 26 - Home Minister Bamdev Gautam is leaving for Indian capital New Delhi on Wednesday to meet UML leader KP Oli who has been admitted to Max Hospital with kidney infections.

  • Former IGP Lama passes away

    Former IGP Lama passes away SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 26 - Former Inspector General of Nepal Police, DB Lama died of heart attack at his residence in Newakot on Tuesday evening. Lama, 84, is survived by two wives, two sons and two daughters.

  • Poppies destroyed

    Poppies destroyed Udaypur, MARCH 26 - Police have destroyed opium poppies grown on a large scale at hilly part of Udaypur district. The international market price of destroyed opium cultivation is Rs. 80 million, the police said. According to the District Police Office (DPO) Udaypur, opium cultivation conducted in three kattha of land at Pokhari VDC-3 was destroyed by the police.

  • NC leader Joshi to be taken to Delhi for medical treatement

    NC leader Joshi to be taken to Delhi for medical treatement Nepali Congress leader Govinda Raj, who has been suffering from pancrease infections, will be taken to New Delhi for medical treatement.

  • Parties agree to form HLPC

    KATHMANDU, MARCH 25 - A meeting of top leaders of the three major political parties held at the official residence of the Prime Minister decided to form a High-Level Political Committee (HLPC) for constitution writing and continuing talks to that end.

  • Joint government functioning committee formed

    Kathmandu, March 24: - The ruling parties, Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML, have formed a joint government functioning coordination committee on Monday.

  • NC, UML holding talks to pick 26 new legislators

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 24 - Senior leaders of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are currently holding a meeting to nominate 26 members to complete the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • Koirala should stay in power till the new statute is drafted: Deuba

    BIRATNAGAR, March 24 - Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said on Monday that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala should lead the country until the Constituent Assembly (CA) drafts a new constitution. Speaking at a news conference in Biratnagar, he also asked the leaders to refrain from criticizing the government which was formed only last month. "The government should be allowed to function properly."

  • PM Koirala under fire

    PM Koirala under fire BISHNU BUDHATHOKI, SETOPATI, MARCH 23 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala came in for a sharp criticism within the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) with at least one prominent member asking him to quit one of the two posts—prime minister and party chairman – he holds. The first CPP meeting, which Koirala hosted at his official residence at Baluwatar, witnessed many acrimonious scenes and hostile comments against the government in general and the prime minister in particular.

  • Actress Sunny Leon in Kathmandu

    Actress Sunny Leon in Kathmandu SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 23 - Indo-Canadian adult film star-turned-actress Sunny Leon is visiting Kathmandu on Sunday.

  • PM, Deputy Prime Ministers make property details public

    KATHMANDU, MARCH 21 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and ministers in his government have made their property details public.


    HEROES BACK HOME (PHOTO FEATURE) Prakash Lama, Kathmandu, Mar 21 - After their outstanding performance in the World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangladesh, Nepali National Cricket Team returned to Kathmandu Friday. Minister for Youth and Sports Purusottam Poudel, National Sports Council Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama and Cricket Association of Nepal President Tanka Angbuhang, among others, welcomed the team at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The government has already decided to give Rs 5 lakh to each of the players for their outstanding performance.

  • One hundred thousand Nepalis obtaining passports every month

    One hundred thousand Nepalis obtaining passports every month SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, March 21 - As the government fails to create employment opportunities at home, the number of people applying for passports to seek better options abroad has gone up by four times in the last three years.

  • National heroes back home

    National heroes back home SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 21 - After their outstanding performance in the World Twenty20 cricket tournament in Bangladesh, Nepali National Cricket Team have returned to Kathmandu Friday.

  • Four former PMs incluidng Dahal, Bhattarai at Bir to visit fasting Adhikari couple

    Four former PMs incluidng Dahal, Bhattarai at Bir to visit fasting Adhikari couple SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 21 - Four former prime ministers of Nepal -- Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Baburam Bhattarai, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Madhav Kumar Nepal -- are currently in Bir Hospital in the capital to meet Nanda Prasad Adhikari and his wife Ganga Maya who are on fast on to death demanding that the government take action against the murderers of their son Krishna Prasad.

  • Skin bank, the new endeavor of Phect-Burn Initiative

    --Abha Dhital, Kathmandu,Mar 20 - Though awareness about eye and kidney donation is on the rise, not many people are even familiar with the concept of skin donation.

  • Nepal defeat Afghanistan

    KATHMANDU, March 20: - Nepal defeated Afghanistan by 9 runs in the ICC World T20 2014 Group A qualifier at Jahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Bangladesh on Thursday. Nepal post a competitive score of 141 against Afghanistan. But Afghanistan could not chase the score in 20 overs.

  • Nepal register stunning 9-run victory over Afghanistan in ICC World T20

    Nepal registered a stunning nine-run victory over Afghanistan in the ICC World T20 2014 Round One Grpup A match. Nepal’s victory was set up by Subash Khukare‘s career-best T20 score of 56 and a disciplined bowling annihilating the Afghan batsmen who panicked towards the end only to lose their way.


  • Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution? Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?

    While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.

    Bhushan Aryal

  • One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges

    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


  • Dreams and drains Dreams and drains

    A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Govt apathy toward flood control Govt apathy toward flood control

    While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.

    Pooja Chaudhary

Readers Column

  • 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.