• 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.

  • Public schools running out of students

    Public schools running out of students KATHMANDU, JAN 9 - The number of students going to public school has declined as the size of the middle class has swollen over the last two decades. The growing importance of English language in the globalized world, on the other, has led to the mushrooming of private English-medium schools across the country.

  • CA MEETING ROW OVER

    CA MEETING ROW OVER SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 11 - A six-hour long parley between Sital Niwas and Baluwatar has paved way for Chairman of Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi, to summon the first meeting of the CA.

  • Prez to ask Regmi to call first CA meeting

    Prez to ask Regmi to call first CA meeting SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 10 - Giving a new twist to the ongoing battle between Baluwatar and Shital Niwas, President Ram Baran Yadav will ask the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Khil Raj Regmi to call the first session of the Constituent Assembly-cum-parliament.

  • Senior citizen's sit-in enters twelfth month

    KATHMANDU, JAN 10 - The sit-in staged in the capital by an alliance of elderly citizens has entered the twelfth month, but has so far failed to grab the attention of the authorities concerned. The sit-in held at the initiative of the Elderly Citizen's Society ha...

  • Drinking water shortages in Bhaktapur

    BHAKTAPUR, JAN 10 - Residents of Bhaktapur district are facing acute shortage of drinking water these days.

  • Deadline for CA election candidates to submit expenditure details

    KATHMANDU, JAN 0 - The Election Commission has given a deadline of seven days for the November 19 Constituent Assembly election candidates to submit their election expenditure details.

  • Heart ailments leave elderly Sharmas broken-hearted

    Heart ailments leave elderly Sharmas broken-hearted SHOVA SHARMA, KATHMANDU, JAN 10 - They say nothing can surpass agonies of parents who see their children die. And so many parents do. Yet, the case of Professor Mohan Raj Sharma of Tribhuvan University and his wife stands out. On Monday, the retired professor lit the funeral pyre of his third son Anukram Raj Sharma, 45.

  • Glamour that masks their pains

    Glamour that masks their pains BISHNU BUDHATHOKI, KATHMANDU, JAN 9 - From outside, being a lawmaker may look glamorous but for an average, uncompromising lawmaker it masks the pain and anguish they have to suffer every day in the capital.

  • Cold wave hits western Tarai

    Cold wave hits western Tarai NEPALGUNJ, JAN 9 - Daily public life is getting worse with the increasing cold wave and dense fog in the western tarai districts.

  • Sushil wants to be PM

    Sushil wants to be PM SETOPAPTI, KATHMANDU, JAN 8 - Given Sushil Koirala's grip within the yet-to-be formally constituted Congress Parliamentary Party, Deuba and Poudel are also said to be trying to strike a deal separately: both are ready to support him if the acting chairman's post is created in the party and offered. Koirala , on the other hand, is keen to stick to the party chief's post even if he is elected the prime minister, holding both positions just like his predecessor Girija Prasad Koirala.

  • SC verdict on first CA meeting on Jan 17

    SC verdict on first CA meeting on Jan 17 SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear the arguments of four-member amicus curiae before passing its judgment on who should call the first session of the Constituent Assembly.

  • Dahal, Bhattarai headed for confrontation

    Dahal, Bhattarai headed for confrontation SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - Dahal has given enough indications that he is not going to take it lying low, and that it might be the much awaited opportunity to clip the wings of Bhattarai inside and outside the party.

  • Finance ministry rejects Rs 5m medical bill of justice Sah

    Finance ministry rejects Rs 5m medical bill of justice Sah SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 7 - The Ministry of Finance has rejected the medical bills of Ram Prasad Sah, the senior-most judge at the Supreme Court, saying the total amount of expenses is unreasonably higher than those claimed by others in the similar medical cases in the past.

  • I'm not bargaining for key positions: Bhattarai

    I'm not bargaining for key positions: Bhattarai Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai has stated that the current intra-party dispute is purely ideological in content and has nothing to do with power-sharing inside and outside the party.

  • UML's CA member a British PR?

    UML's CA member a British PR? Khilanath Dhakal , Biratnagar, Jan 6: - Tara Rai, a member of the Constituent Assembly from the UML, has denied having acquired the permanent residence status of the United Kingdom (UK).

  • President continues consultations with parties

    President continues consultations with parties KATHMANDU, JAN, 6 - President Dr Ram Baran Yadav continued political consultations on the issue of summoning of the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting, today, too.

  • SEASON OF NEGOTIATIONS

    SEASON OF NEGOTIATIONS Ameet Dhakal, KATHMANDU, Jan 6 - A senior NC leader told me a few weeks ago: There is a great advantage in having both the UML and the UCPN (Maoist) in the government. They will balance each other; we will have more maneuvering space; chance of the two 'ganging-up' on us will be slim; and constitution writing work can be carried out smoothly.

  • SC says Yes to 'No Voting'

    SC says Yes to 'No Voting' SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 5 - Responding to a public interest litigation, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sundayinstructed the government to introduce the provision of negative voting to the Nepali voters

  • 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.

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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