• 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.

  • NC discusses polls in Province 2

    NC discusses polls in Province 2 Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 8 - Nepali Congress (NC) is discussing preparations for the upcoming third phase of local polls in Province 2 in the work performance committee meeting.

  • Changing vehicle equation

    Changing vehicle equation Setopati , Kathmandu, August 7 - The equation of vehicles in Nepal has changed these days. Statistics show that the change has occurred at a time when small and medium-sized vehicles has created chaos in traffic management.

  • Suspected drug peddler killed in police shooting in Kusunti (Video)

    Suspected drug peddler killed in police shooting in Kusunti (Video) Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 7 - A man has been killed in police shooting in Kusunti, Lalitpur Monday afternoon.

  • Kamal Thapa trips over dollars while picking up pennies

    Kamal Thapa trips over dollars while picking up pennies Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 7 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal won a whopping 25 seats in the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election after the party of former monarchists had been limited to just four seats in the first.

  • EC registers application for RPP-Prajatantrik

    EC registers application for RPP-Prajatantrik Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 6 - The Election Commission has registered the application lodged by the Pashupati Shumsher Rana faction of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on Sunday for registration of the new party after split.

  • Forged signatures used in split of RPP: Thapa

    Forged signatures used in split of RPP: Thapa Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 6 - RPP Chairman Kamal Thapa claimed that the majority of signatures taken by the Pashupati Shumsher Rana to the Election Commission and parliament secretariat for registration of the new party are forged.

  • RPP splits yet again

    RPP splits yet again Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 6 - Pashupati Shumsher Rana has split Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), formed less than nine months ago through unification of two parties, to form a new party on Sunday over differences about whether to join the government or not.

  • Chinese company pledges to complete Dhalkebar substation by Oct

    Chinese company pledges to complete Dhalkebar substation by Oct Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, August 6 - The contractor of under-construction Dhalkebar substation in Dhanusa, Central China Power Grid (CCPG), has pledged to complete the project by the end of October.

  • CC meeting of RJP to decide on election participation

    CC meeting of RJP to decide on election participation Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 6 - Central committee meeting of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has started on Sunday to discuss on issues including whether to participate in the third phase of local polls scheduled for September 18 or not.

  • People had elected me, state made Dahal the mayor: Gyawali

    People had elected me, state made Dahal the mayor: Gyawali Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 6 - CPN-UML mayoral candidate for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Devi Gyawali has stated that he has been defeated with use of the whole state apparatus.

  • Renu Dahal elected Bharatpur mayor

    Renu Dahal elected Bharatpur mayor Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Renu Dahal of CPN (Maoist Center) has been elected mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City on Saturday.

  • Renu Dahal races toward victory

    Renu Dahal races toward victory Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Joint mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal is moving toward victory almost three months after polling was first done on May 14.

  • Renu Dahal races toward victory

    Renu Dahal races toward victory Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Joint mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal is moving toward victory almost three months after polling was first done on May 14.

  • Renu Dahal takes lead of 57 votes over Devi Gyawali

    Renu Dahal takes lead of 57 votes over Devi Gyawali Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Joint mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal has finally taken a lead of 57 votes over CPN-UML candidate Devi Gyawali.

  • Renu Dahal cuts deficit with Devi Gyawali to 170 votes

    Renu Dahal cuts deficit with Devi Gyawali to 170 votes Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Joint mayoral candidate of CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Renu Dahal has cut the deficit with CPN-UML candidate Devi Gyawali to 170 votes after counting of 402 votes in ward number 20.

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

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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