• Meeting of big 3 parties with RJP starts

    Meeting of big 3 parties with RJP starts Setopati, Kathmandu, June 14 - The meeting of three major parties with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has started at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Minister in Singha Durbar Wednesday afternoon.

  • 8 killed as bus plunges into Karnali

    Setopati, Kathmandu, June 14 - Eight persons have been killed and at least two dozen injured when a passenger bus plunged into the Karnali river from Nainal road section in Aathbis Municipality-4 of Dailekh district Wednesday afternoon.

  • Country will move toward confrontation if polls not postponed

    Country will move toward confrontation if polls not postponed Interview , Kathmandu, June 14 - Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has said it will not participate in the second round of local election if the constitution were not amended and number of local units not added in tarai in proportion to the population there. It has already announced protest programs to disrupt the election.

  • PM proposes postponement of election in provinces 2 and 5

    PM proposes postponement of election in provinces 2 and 5 Setopati, Kathmandu, June 13 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba during the meeting of four major parties at Singha Durbar Tuesday has proposed postponement of local election in provinces 2 and 5 to accommodate Rastriya Janata Party Nepal.

  • Election cannot be stopped by hiring Indians: Upendra Yadav

    Election cannot be stopped by hiring Indians: Upendra Yadav Interview , Kathmandu, June 13 - Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Upendra Yadav is in Madhes to campaign for the second round of election scheduled for June 28. Our correspondent Sanjib Bagale talked with Yadav, who is in Biratnagar now, about the current political developments over the phone. Excerpts:-

  • SC rejects vacation against stay of addition of local units

    SC rejects vacation against stay of addition of local units Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, June 13 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has refused to register the government’s application for vacation of the interim order staying addition of local units in tarai.

  • Jaywalkers no longer to be fined

    Jaywalkers no longer to be fined Prakash Dhungana , Kathmandu, June 13 - The provision of levying fine on jaywalkers for violating traffic rules has been annulled. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) had started to slap a fine of Rs 200 on jaywalkers from May 15. However, the Division has said that jaywalkers will have to take an hour of class instead of paying fine.

  • RJP cadres vandalize UML, NC vehicles

    RJP cadres vandalize UML, NC vehicles Setopati , Kathmandu, June 13 - Cadres of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) Tuesday have vandalized vehicles belonging to CPN-UML and Nepali Congress leaders. The coalition of Madhes-based parties on June 11 had issued a press statement announcing protest programs to disrupt the Phase II election. The protest programs include general strike in Tharuhat, Madhes and Limbuwan regions from Tuesday till Friday.

  • Benevolent Belgian

    Benevolent Belgian Surendra Rana - After returning from Upper Mustang trip, 69-year-old Dr. Luc Beaucourt, was excited to share his tour to Lo Manthang. Astonished by its breathtaking landscape, he said, "It was a difficult trip indeed, but worth taking." He recalled his journey to Upper Mustang as very adventurous and memorable.

  • RJP announces obstruction of local election

    RJP announces obstruction of local election Setopati, Kathmandu, June 11 - Rastriya Janata Party has announced protest programs to disrupt the second round of local election scheduled for June 28 on Sunday.

  • Act amended to help RJP acquire election symbol

    Act amended to help RJP acquire election symbol Setopati , Kathmandu, June 11 - The House on Sunday has amended the act related to political parties to facilitate participation of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal in the second round of local election scheduled for June 28.

  • Govt seeks vacation of interim order staying addition of local units

    Govt seeks vacation of interim order staying addition of local units Setopati, Kathmandu, June 11 - The government last week applied for vacation of the Supreme Court (SC) interim order staying addition of local units in tarai. “We applied with the Apex Court last Monday for vacation of its interim order that had stayed addition of local units in tarai,” Attorney General Raman Shrestha told Setopati.

  • SC does not hear UML's writ against Bharatpur reelection

    SC does not hear UML's writ against Bharatpur reelection Setopati, Kathmandu, June 11 - The Supreme Court did not hear the writ petition filed by CPN-UML against the Election Commission's decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City on Sunday.

  • 'Qataris barred from entering Grand Mosque in Mecca'

    'Qataris barred from entering Grand Mosque in Mecca' Agencies, Doha, June 11 - Saudi authorities have prevented Qatari nationals from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Qatari state-funded news agency Al Jazeera reported citing Doha-based Al Sharq newspaper.

  • Bishwambhar Shrestha, Prakash Raut to hear UML's writ against Bharatpur reelection

    Bishwambhar Shrestha, Prakash Raut to hear UML's writ against Bharatpur reelection Setopati, Kathmandu, June 11 - A joint bench of Justice Bishwambhar Shrestha and Prakash Raut on Sunday will hear the writ petition filed by CPN-UML against the Election Commission's decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

  • Govt-RJP meeting fails to yield results

    Govt-RJP meeting fails to yield results Setopati, Kathmandu, June 11 - The meeting between ruling coalition and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal to bring the coalition of Madhes-based parties into the local election has ended without any conclusion.

  • 6-day extension of custody of IRD DG Sharma

    6-day extension of custody of IRD DG Sharma Setopati, Kathmandu, June 9 - The Special Court on Friday has granted the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) a six-day extension of custody of arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma for investigations.

  • Army mobilized in Darjeeling after language protest turns violent

    Army mobilized in Darjeeling after language protest turns violent Agencies , Darjeeling, June 9 - The West Bengal government mobilized the Army in Darjeeling on Thursday after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protested against the “forced imposition of Bengali language’’ in state schools turned violent with police vehicles being torched and policemen attacked.

  • Constitution amendment not possible before election: Deuba

    Constitution amendment not possible before election: Deuba Setopati, Kathmandu, June 9 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said constitution amendment is not possible before the second round of the local election scheduled for June 28.

  • Orientation of heads, deputy heads of local units of Province 3 starts

    Orientation of heads, deputy heads of local units of Province 3 starts Setopati, Kathmandu, June 8 - Orientation of the newly elected heads and deputy heads of the local units of Province 3 has started at Dhulikhel on Thursday.

Opinion

  • RJP's suicidal move RJP's suicidal move

    Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.

    Editorial

  • Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur Maoist commitment torn in Bharatpur

    There is no confusion about who tore the ballots in Bharatpur. Nepal Police under Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has already revealed that Maoist cadres, who tore the ballots, have been arrested. The only remaining questions are why CPN (Maoist Center) tore the ballots and what happens next.

    Editorial

Blog

  • Why shy away? Why shy away?

    People (specifically men) urinate in public, smoke openly, get drunk in public places, and they just get away with it. Isn't it a bizarre world where all of these things can actually happen openly and girls have to feel ashamed about the most natural phenomenon?

    Bibhu Thapaliya Shrestha

  • Staying true to our environmental roots Staying true to our environmental roots

    Although we had so important practise why did we miss to internalize it? AGIL paradigm is the best way which helps us understand why we failed. The AGIL paradigm is a sociological scheme created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in the 1950s. It is a systematic depiction of certain societal functions, which every society must meet to be able to maintain stable social life.

    Sanjay Adhikari

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    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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