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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
House meeting concludes, next meeting at 11 am Friday
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 8 - The House meeting has concluded Thursday afternoon after amendment of the election-related act to facilitate participation of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal in the second round of local election scheduled for June 28. It will again convene at 11 am Friday.
Election-related act amended to facilitate RJP's participation
Setoapti, Kathmandu, June 8 - The election-related act has been amended Thursday afternoon in a way to facilitate participation of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal in the second round of local election scheduled for June 28.
First Cabinet meeting sets govt priorities
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 7 - The first Cabinet meeting of Sher Bahadur Deuba government has ended Wednesday afternoon setting priorities. The meeting did not take any executive decision but prioritized holding second round of local elections, completing three levels of elections by January 21, 2018, and effective post-earthquake reconstruction.
PM Deuba takes oath of office (IN PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan, Kathmandu, June 7 - Sher Bahadur Deuba, who was elected prime minister on Tuesday, has taken oath of office Wednesday afternoon. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Deuba at Shital Niwas. He took oath of office in the name of god, country and people.
PM Deuba takes oath of office
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 7 - Sher Bahadur Deuba, who was elected prime minister on Tuesday, has taken oath of office Wednesday afternoon. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Deuba at Shital Niwas. He took oath of office in the name of god, country and people.
CPN (Maoist Center) picks Mahara for Foreign, Janardan Sharma for Home Ministry
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 7 - CPN (Maoist Center) Wednesday has picked Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Janardan Sharma and Prabhu Sah for joining Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.
NC finalizes Shrestha, Karki as ministers
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 7 - Nepali Congress (NC) on Wednesday has finalized Gopal Man Shrestha and Gyanendra Karki for two ministerial portfolios. Shrestha and Karki are taking oath of office and secrecy as Deputy Prime Minister and minister respectively. "However, ministerial portfolios are not yet finalized," a source close to new-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Debua informed Setopati.
NC President Deuba elected 40th PM
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 6 - Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the 40th prime minister (PM) of Nepal. He secured 388 votes out of the 593 lawmakers in the parliament in the election that had no other candidate.
One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
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.
Sex life after rape
I was harassed recently by someone whom I considered a guardian, called him brother and always felt safe being with him. I was drunk that day, and tense and unconscious. He first hugged me. I thought it was a friendly hug but slowly he started crossing his limits. I shouted and stopped him. He wasn’t drunk. He tried to use me. He abused me. He knew everything about me including my struggles with my health.
The Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel
Khalangama Hamala is a memoir by Radha Paudel about the attack on Khalanga, Jumla by the Maoist rebels on 14 November, 2002. The book was awarded the prestigious Madan Puraskar for the year 2070 BS.
Vishad Raj Onta
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.