• Patients left in the lurch

    Patients left in the lurch ABHA DHITAL,, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - For most patients it feels like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. While some patients are exhausted, most of them are absolutely clueless.

  • Doctors threaten nationwide shutdown of public hospitals

    Doctors threaten nationwide shutdown of public hospitals KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - In an extra-ordinary move that may deny basic health care to In-House and Outdoor patients across the country, Nepal Medical Association has warned the government that it will paralyze all government Hospitals if Dr. Shashi Sharma, the newly appointed Dean of the Institute of Medicine, does not step down by Friday night.

  • This is what new CA looks like

    This is what new CA looks like SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - Women constitute little less than one third of the 575 members in the new Constituent Assembly indicating a decline in their share in the body compared to the last Assembly elected in 2008.

  • UCPN-M backtracks from local election

    UCPN-M backtracks from local election SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - CPN-M bribed to defeat our party's candidates Meaningless to hold local elections prior to constitution drafting Our party looks like a defeated army Should join government if that ensures constitution drafting

  • Lead the party: Koirala to Poudel

    Lead the party: Koirala to Poudel SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - Giving a new twist to the ongoing intra-party feud over power-sharing, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has asked senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel to be ready to take over the party leadership.

  • Cabinet yet to consider parliament session

    Cabinet yet to consider parliament session SETOPATI , KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - When the first meeting of the parliament will be summoned depends on Regmi who 'outsmarted' President Yadav on the issue of summoning the first session of the Constituent Assembly.

  • IoM students lock Dean's Office, express solidarity with KC

    IoM students lock Dean's Office, express solidarity with KC SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - Agitating students at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) have locked the office of the institute Dean and other office bearers, demanding that the authorities address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on hunger strike over the political interferences in the institute.

  • Nepal lost to Scotland

    Nepal lost to Scotland Nepal lost its second game of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier against Scotland by 90 runs at Queenstown Events Centre in New Zealand on Thursday.

  • IOM Dean refuses to budge

    IOM Dean refuses to budge Setopati, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - Taking a stern position on the ongoing disputes at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the newly appointed Dean Dr Sashi Sharma has said he is open to negotiation but added that he will not resign under pressure from the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC.

  • Maghi festival in KTM

    Maghi festival in KTM Prakash Lama, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - Decked in traditional attire, people from Tharu and Magar ethnic groups celebrate Maghi festival in Tudekhel and Khula Manch in Kathmandu on Wednesday. People from these ethnic groups relish delicacies and perform traditional dances during the festival that marks the end of winter and advent of spring.

  • Initiative of young student helps single mothers

    Initiative of young student helps single mothers ABHA DHITAL, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - If there is a will, there is a way. A student in the USA, Yangmali Sahadev Rai of Bhojpur had a passion for social service and he has already taken the initiative, albeit in a small scale, to help the needy.

  • Next three weeks will set tone for CA-II

    Next three weeks will set tone for CA-II Ameet Dhakal, KATHMANDU. JAN 15 - NC has a terrible track-record of managing intra-party feud, especially when it's in power. Its three past prime ministers lost power to party's internal fighting. How amicably NC manages the competing aspirations of its leaders or fails to do so will have bearing on the stability of the government and also on constitution writing.

  • Resident doctors, students stage protest

    Resident doctors, students stage protest SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - His health condition has deteriorated. His heart beat has slowed. He is on oxygen support. But KC refuges to backtrack. "I won't care about my health or even if I die," says the doctor.

  • Shree Swasthani Bratakatha kicks off

    Shree Swasthani Bratakatha kicks off KATHMANDU, JAN.15 - The Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a very popular ritual observed by Hindus since Push Shuklapurnima (full moon day), is beginning from today. The festival ends a month after in Magh Shukla Purnima

  • Not all that rosy in UML

    Not all that rosy in UML POST BAHADUR BASNET, KATHMANDU, JAN 14 - The General convention of the Party slated for April 19 will also have its influence on the choice of parliamentary leadership as the two positions will be shared by different individuals.

  • NC leadership under pressure to select PP leader

    NC leadership under pressure to select PP leader SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN14 - Nepali Congress (NC) leadership has come under intense internal pressure to elect the party's parliamentary leader before participating in the first session of the Constituent Assembly (CA).

  • Political interference behind Lumbini's slow pace development

    Political interference behind Lumbini's slow pace development BHAIRAHAWA, JAN 13 - It was highly anticipated that the historical birthplace of Buddha would witness proper development and promotion with the formation of Lumbini Development trust. But it has left nothing but disappointment among locals.

  • Scribes stage sit-in against CIAA chief Karki, 22 arrested

    Scribes stage sit-in against CIAA chief Karki, 22 arrested KHILANATH DHAKAL, BIRATNAGAR, JAN 11 - Police on Sunday arrested 22 journalists who were chanting slogans against the chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lok Man Singh Karki. The journalists were arrested while staging a sit-in in front of...

  • First CA meeting on Jan 22

    SETOPATI, JAN 11 - The move by the president has ended the protracted dispute over who should call the first session of the Assembly, clearing the deck for Regmi to take the initiative.

  • Prez asks Regmi to summon the first CA meeting

    SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 11 - The move by the president has ended the protracted dispute over who should call the first session of the Assembly, clearing the deck for Regmi to take the initiative.

Opinion

  • 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

  • Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises

    The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.

    Anup Paudel

Blog

  • The return trip The return trip

    It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.

    Hemant Arjyal

  • Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora

    When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.

    Sukriti Sharma

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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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