• Thapa concerned over diplomatic imbalance

    Thapa concerned over diplomatic imbalance SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 21 - Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Kamal Thapa has expressed concern over the frequent India visits by Nepal's prime ministers and ministers even though no Indian prime minister has visited Nepal for the past 16 years.

  • Man serving as haliya for 26 yrs for rs 5000

    DARCHULA, FEB 21 - Although it has been already over five year since the government announced the abolition of Haliya system (a sort of bonded labour) from the country, Ram Parki of Darchula district is serving as a Haliya to his landlord as he failed to repay a debt of Rs. 5,000.

  • NC PP Board fails to pick ministers

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 21 - Unable to settle the intra-party power-sharing issue, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has failed to pick the ministers from his own party.

  • Visitors on rise at Bhairav temple

    Visitors on rise at Bhairav temple Palpa Feb 21 - The number of visitors to the Bhairav Temple at Bhairavsthan VDC-5 in the district is on the rise these days after the publicity of the temple.

  • Qatar's PM urges Nepal to supply qualified human resource

    Qatar's PM urges Nepal to supply qualified human resource Kathmandu, Feb. 20: - Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is currently on a visit to Qatar, held a meeting with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani on Thursday.

  • UML not to join govt without home portfolio

    UML not to join govt without home portfolio SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - The Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) has decided not to join the government until the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) implements all the agreements reached in the run up to the prime ministerial election in the second week of February.

  • PM Koirala shifts to Baluwatar after special pooja

    PM Koirala shifts to Baluwatar after special pooja SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - Koirala performed special pooja at the entrance to his Baluwatar residence and hoisted the national flag after Chief Priest Shambhu Aryal recited Vedic mantras as per the army's tradition. The pooja lasted 45 minutes, after which Koirala went inside his residence and inspected the rooms. He then returned to his Maharajgunj residence for lunch.

  • NC leaders to meet on Friday to decide cabinet expansion

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, Feb 20 - Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala is holding a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board at 8 a.m. Thursday to take decisions on the expansion of his current two-member cabinet. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Koirala held a meeting with party Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel, General Secretary Prakash Man Sigh, and his only cabinet colleague, Ram Sharan Mahat. According to NC statute, the Parliamentary Board has to endorse the names of the ministers.

  • Vehicular strike over CDO's move

    SETOPATI, BIRATNAGAR, FEB 20 - On Wednesday, the Chief District Officer of Jhapa, Ekmani Nepal ordered the police to take an ambulance under control, causing disruption of vehicular movement for two hours.

  • Election of deputy chair of CA on Wednesday

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - The Constituent Assembly is electing its deputy chairperson on Wednesday. A meeting of the CA Business Advisory Committee took a decision to this effect. The newly elected CA Chair Subash Chandra nembang informed the CA meeting about the scheduled election of the deputy chair.

  • UML general convention likely to be postponed

    UML general convention likely to be postponed SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 20 - Communist party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) is likely to postpone the party general convention by a month.

  • Constitution in one year, says re-elected chair nembang

    Constitution in one year, says re-elected chair nembang Kathmandu, Feb. 19: - Newly elected Chairman of Constituent Assembly Subas Chandra Nembang has pledged to play a significant role in drafting the new constitution within one year's time.

  • UML not to join government if Ministry of Home was not given: Secretary Gyawali

    UML not to join government if Ministry of Home was not given: Secretary Gyawali Kathmandu, Feb. 19: - Secretary of the CPN (UML), Yubaraj Gyawali, has said his party would not join the Nepali Congress-led government if the Ministry of Home was not provided to the UML.

  • Former Minister Koirala compelled officials to allocate funds for private Ashram

    Former Minister Koirala compelled officials to allocate funds for private Ashram SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 19- - Former Finance Minister Shankar Prasad Koirala compelled various ministries to allocate funds to the Asharam of his religious guru Kamal Nayancharya at Bhaktapur.

  • Baidya in Europe for 'refreshment'

    Baidya in Europe for 'refreshment' SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 19 - After his trip to France, the Maoist ideologue is leaving for Germany where he will meet German leftists and members of Nepalese community, and then visit Karl Marx's birthplace in Trier in Germany. The house where Marx was born was purchased by the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1928 and now houses a museum devoted to him. "He may also visit Switzerland if time permits," said party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal.

  • Medicine shortage in Mugu

    Medicine shortage in Mugu MUGU, FEB 19 - The acute shortage of medicines in the Mugu district-based health facilities has hit hard locals.The health posts, sub-health posts and health centres operating under the District Health Office (DHO) are facing a short of medicine for a long time. However, the district fhealth office annually purchases medicines worth Rs 2 million.

  • Nembang elected unopposed as CA Chair

    Nembang elected unopposed as CA Chair SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, Feb 18: - UML candidate Subash Chandra Nembang has been elected unopposed as the chairman of the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • Thapa blames 'political syndicate' for 'anarchy'

    Thapa blames 'political syndicate' for 'anarchy' SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, FEB 18 - Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Kamal Thapa said on Tuesday that the major political parties are running a 'political syndicate in the name of consensus', and held them responsible for the 'current anarchy' in the country.

  • Nembang failed to perform his duty as CA Chair: Dahal

    Nembang failed to perform his duty as CA Chair: Dahal Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has accused Subash Chandra Nembang of not playing proactive roles for constitution drafting when he was the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly (CA) elected in 2008.

  • UML will not join govt without home portfolio

    SETOPATI, FEB 18 - UML Vice-chairman Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday that his party will not join the government if Prime Minister Sushil Koirala doesn’t give key ministries to his party.

Opinion

  • 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

Blog

  • 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.

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