• 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.

  • Bill to curb election extravagance

    Bill to curb election extravagance Gagan Thapa, KATHMANDU, JAN 1 - The second Constituent Assembly (CA) election was extravagant in terms of spending. The winners are talking about massive spending during the election campaign. The defeated candidates also concede that they spent lots of money to influence the electoral outcome. It is a positive thing that the candidates are now reviewing their campaign and being self-critical.

Opinion

  • Oops! Deuba does it again Oops! Deuba does it again

    Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.

    Prem Dhakal

  • Challenges for reconstruction 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.

    Apil KC/Keshab Sharma

Blog

  • Jhamsikhel as I knew Jhamsikhel as I knew

    Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Empowering local bodies Empowering local bodies

    It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.

    Hemant Arjyal

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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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