• Rana faction fails to produce 40 pc central members for party registration

    Rana faction fails to produce 40 pc central members for party registration Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 13 - RPP-Prajatantrik, that recently split from RPP, could not be registered at the Election Commission on Sunday after the group of Pashupati Shumsher Rana failed to produce 40 percent of central members at the commission for verification by the 5 pm deadline.

  • Death toll due to floods, landslides reaches 47

    Death toll due to floods, landslides reaches 47 Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 13 - At least 47 persons have been killed, 15 are missing and eight injured due to floods and landslides across the country following heavy downpour in the past two days.

  • 6 of single family killed as flood sweeps away jeep in Rautahat

    6 of single family killed as flood sweeps away jeep in Rautahat Setopati , Kathmandu, August 13 - At least six members of a single family have been killed when a jeep was swept away after the Baman embankment in Rajpur Municipality-3 of the district suddenly broke due to the incessant rainfall on Sunday morning.

  • 36 killed, dozen missing in floods and landslides

    36 killed, dozen missing in floods and landslides Setopati , Kathmandu, August 13 - At least 36 persons were killed while dozen went missing in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in various parts of the country as of Sunday morning. Floods have inundated several settlements in eastern districts including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Saptari and Kapilvastu. Similarly, normal life has been affected even in the western districts including Banke, Bardiya and Dang.

  • Dr KC refuses to end fast

    Dr KC refuses to end fast Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - Dr Govinda KC has refused to end his 11th fast unto death Friday evening stating that the medical education bill passed by the Women, Children, Elderly and Social Welfare Committee of the parliament earlier on the day does not incorporate the spirit of his nonviolent movement.

  • SC releases Sharma on date

    SC releases Sharma on date Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has released arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma on date.

  • Medical education bill passed by parliamentary committee

    Medical education bill passed by parliamentary committee Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - The Women, Children, Elderly and Social Welfare Committee of the parliament on Friday has passed the medical education bill incorporating the agreement reached during the meeting called by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Baluwatar earlier on the day to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on the 19th day of his 11th fast unto death.

  • Dr KC likely to end fast by evening

    Dr KC likely to end fast by evening Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - Dr Govinda KC is likely to end his fast unto death on the 19th day Friday evening after the meeting of stakeholders related to Dr KC's demands called by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Baluwatar on Friday has forged agreement to pass the medical education bill in a way to address the demands.

  • RJP in hurry for voting on amendment bill to go to polls

    RJP in hurry for voting on amendment bill to go to polls Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - The government will table the constitution amendment bill for voting on Tuesday on request of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal.

  • SC to give verdict on Sharma's case today

    SC to give verdict on Sharma's case today Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 11 - The Supreme Court (SC) will give its verdict on the habeas corpus petition filed by spouse of the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma later today.

  • SC quashes petition to pave way for addition of local units in tarai

    SC quashes petition to pave way for addition of local units in tarai Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 10 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday has revoked the writ petition filed against the government's decision to add local units in tarai paving the way for Rastriya Janata Party Nepal to take part in the third phase of local polls scheduled for September 18.

  • Subcommittee passes bill that will provide affiliation to Manmohan

    Subcommittee passes bill that will provide affiliation to Manmohan Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 10 - The subcommittee of the Women, Children, Elderly and Social Welfare Committee of the parliament on Thursday has passed the bill on medical education including a provision that allows affiliation to medical colleges that have already received letter of intent, and have the requisite physical infrastructure.

  • Fast will continue if bill is passed allowing opening of medical colleges: Dr KC

    Fast will continue if bill is passed allowing opening of medical colleges: Dr KC Setopati, Kathmandu, August 10 - Dr Govinda KC, who is in his 11th fast unto death for the past 18 days, has said he will not end his fast if the government were to pass the medical education bill in a way to provide affiliation to private medical colleges.

  • Indian minister Swaraj arrives for BIMSTEC meeting

    Indian minister Swaraj arrives for BIMSTEC meeting Setopati , Kathmandu, August 10 - Indian external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived in Kathmandu Thursday afternoon to attend the minister-level meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) scheduled to start Thursday evening.

  • Fulfill Dr KC's demands to end fast: Parliamentary Committee tells govt

    Fulfill Dr KC's demands to end fast: Parliamentary Committee tells govt Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 10 - The Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the parliament on Thursday has instructed the government to end the fast unto death of Dr Govinda KC by fulfilling his reasonable demands.

  • Ramchandra Jha preparing for return five years after quitting UML

    Ramchandra Jha preparing for return five years after quitting UML Rohej Khatiwada, Kathmandu, Aug 9 - Ramchandra Jha has started preparations to return to CPN-UML five years after he quit the party to join the Maoists. Jha, who had quit UML in May, 2012 accusing the party of being mean toward Madhesi agenda ahead of the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election, had left CPN (Maoist Center) after Baburam Bhattarai quit the party.

  • Govt stops direct investment by Indian Embassy

    Govt stops direct investment by Indian Embassy Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 9 - The Finance Ministry has stopped direct Indian investment on small development projects through the Indian Embassy in Nepal. The ministry has already written to the Indian Embassy that the agreement that allows the latter to select projects in Nepal and invest up to Rs 50 million on a single project will not be renewed soon.

  • KMC gets new CEO

    KMC gets new CEO Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 9 - Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has got a new chief executive officer (CEO) over two months after getting an elected people's representative.

  • Illusion of leaders about Dr KC

    Illusion of leaders about Dr KC Setopati , Kathmandu, August 8 - There is also another side to Dr KC's demands. All the medical colleges have been established in and around Kathmandu Valley and other big cities with a primary motive of profit after privatization of medical education. Impoverished Nepalis from far-flung and remote areas have been deprived of quality health service. Opening of new medical colleges in the Valley and the major cities, therefore, should be stopped now. Opening of medical colleges in the regions where they are needed should be encouraged, and the government itself should open one in each province.

  • 3-pronged division in RJP on issue of election participation

    3-pronged division in RJP on issue of election participation Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 8 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal seems to be divided in three groups of those who want the party to take part in the local polls, those who are against participating in the election, and neutral.

Opinion

  • 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

  • Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley

    According to the World Air Quality Index website, Air quality index of Ratnapark, Kathmandu was 158 on April 22 which is unhealthy. This means children and people with respiratory diseases should avoid outdoor exertion at this pollution level. If this quantity increases to more than 300, air quality level is considered as hazardous which means everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.

    Karna Dahal

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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  • 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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