• Ballot-tearing works for Dahal, cuts deficit to 220 votes

    Ballot-tearing works for Dahal, cuts deficit to 220 votes Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - The ploy of tearing the ballots in Bharatpur-19 for getting a reelection has worked for CPN (Maoist Center) as its joint mayoral candidate with Nepali Congress (NC), Renu Dahal, has cut the deficit with CPN-UML candidate Devi Gyawali to 220 when all the votes of the ward have been counted.

  • Former CJ Karki to take to streets in support of Dr KC

    Former CJ Karki to take to streets in support of Dr KC Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Saturday will take part in the rally organized in support of senior surgeon at the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Dr Govinda KC who has been on a fast-unto-death for the past 13 days for reforms in the medical sector.

  • Ballot-tearing works for Dahal, cuts deficit to 271 votes

    Ballot-tearing works for Dahal, cuts deficit to 271 votes Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 5 - The ploy of tearing the ballots in Bharatpur-19 for getting a reelection has worked for CPN (Maoist Center ) as its joint mayoral candidate with Nepali Congress (NC), Renu Dahal, has cut the deficit with CPN-UML candidate Devi Gyawali to 271 when 2,400 votes of the ward have been counted.

  • Will Renu Dahal be able to turn the tables on Devi Gyawali in Bharatpur?

    Will Renu Dahal be able to turn the tables on Devi Gyawali in Bharatpur? Sanjeeb Bagale/Rohej Khatiwada, Bharatpur, Aug 4 - Repolling has been completed at three polling centers of Bharatpur-19 on Friday. Repolling has been done in Bharatpur-19 after cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) tore ballots at midnight on May 19 while counting the votes cast on May 14.

  • 75 percent voter turnout in Bharatpur-19

    75 percent voter turnout in Bharatpur-19 Kathmandu, August 4 - A total of 75.58 per cent voters turned up to cast their ballot in the re-polling of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 Friday. The turnout in the ward during the first phase of election on May 14 was 76.29 per cent.

  • Grade XII Science faculty results published, 79.44 per cent pass

    Grade XII Science faculty results published, 79.44 per cent pass Setopati , Kathmandu, August 4 - The National Education Board (NEB) on Friday published the Grade XII results of the faculty of Science. Of the total of 44,897 examinees under regular category from across the country, 35,688 (79.44 per cent) passed the exams, according to the NEB.

  • Re-polling kicks off at Bharatpur-19

    Re-polling kicks off at Bharatpur-19 Chitwan, August 4 - Re-polling at Bharatpur Metropolitan City's ward no 19 kicked off Friday morning under the first phase of local level elections. The voting commenced in six voting centers of the three polling stations at 7 am Friday, Chief ElectionOfficial, Kavi Prasad Neupane said.

  • Hearing on IGP case to continue on Aug 10

    Hearing on IGP case to continue on Aug 10 Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 3 - The hearing on the writ petition filed by DIG Navaraj Silwal against IGP appointment will continue on August 10.

  • Devi Gyawali's son Nirabh released on bail

    Setopati , Kathmandu, August 3 - Son of CPN-UML mayoral candidate for Bharatpur Metropolitan City Devi Gyawali, who was arrested on Wednesday on charge of abusing CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Renu Dahal on Facebook, has been released on bail on Thursday.

  • Nepali girl returns to Germany 2 months after deportation

    Nepali girl returns to Germany 2 months after deportation AP , Berlin, August 3 - A German-born Nepalese girl who was taken from her school and deported from Germany two months ago has returned after authorities agreed to allow her back on a student exchange visa.

  • Swarnim Wagle appointed vice-chairman of National Planning Commission (With Video)

    Swarnim Wagle appointed vice-chairman of National Planning Commission (With Video) Setopati , Kathmandu, August 3 - Swarnim Wagle has been appointed the Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission (NPC) on Thursday. The Cabinet meeting Thursday morning has made decision in this regard.

  • PM Deuba warns action against dalliance in Narayangadh-Muglin road

    PM Deuba warns action against dalliance in Narayangadh-Muglin road Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 2 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday has instructed the stakeholders concerned to expedite expansion of the Narayangadh-Muglin road section and warned action against the dalliers.

  • Devi Gyawali's son arrested on charge of abusing Renu Dahal on Facebook

    Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 2 - The race for the post of mayor in Bharatpur Metropolitan City is getting uglier with the police arresting Nirabh, son of CPN-UML candidate Devi Gyawali, from Putali Sadak, Kathmandu on Wednesday on charge of abusing CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Renu Dahal on Facebook.

  • IRD DG Sharma remanded to judicial custody

    IRD DG Sharma remanded to judicial custody Setopati , Kathmandu, August 1 - The Supreme Court on Tuesday has issued an order to remand the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma into Judicial custody.

  • Reelection in Bharatpur-19 on Aug 4

    Reelection in Bharatpur-19 on Aug 4 Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 1 - Reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City will be held on August 4. An all-party meeting convened on Tuesday by Chief Returning Officer of Chitwan Kavi Raj Neupane took the decision, Chairman of CPN-UML in Chitwan Krishna Bhakta Pokharel told Setopati.

  • Deuba's India visit and future of Rs 500b Pancheshwore Project

    Deuba's India visit and future of Rs 500b Pancheshwore Project Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, August 1 - The two sides are currently discussing sharing of water, energy and investment. The process will not be that easy. "India wants a larger share of both water and electricity while Nepal wants equitable distribution," CEO Gurung says.

  • Fix date for reelection in Bharatpur-19: EC

    Fix date for reelection in Bharatpur-19: EC Setopati, Kathmandu, July 31 - The Election Commission on Monday has directed Chief Returning Officer of Chitwan Kavi Raj Neupane to announce the date for reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

  • SC orders reelection in Bharatpur-19

    SC orders reelection in Bharatpur-19 Setopati, Kathmandu, July 30 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday has endorsed the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

  • Kathmandu Valley faces shortage of stones

    Kathmandu Valley faces shortage of stones Sudhir Bhandari , Kathmandu, July 30 - Kathmandu Valley is facing shortage of stones with the beginning of monsoon season. Due to this, the Valley dwellers as well as several large projects have been affected.

  • Federal and provincial polls can't be held simultaneously: CEC Yadav (With Video)

    Federal and provincial polls can't be held simultaneously: CEC Yadav (With Video) Setopati, Kathmandu, July 30 - Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said the federal and provincial elections cannot be held simultaneously due to constitutional and legal as well as management and technical reasons.

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

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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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