• DIG Silwal moves SC against IGP appointment, again

    DIG Silwal moves SC against IGP appointment, again Setopati , Kathmandu, April 11 - DIG Nava Raj Silwal on Tuesday has again filed writ petition at the Supreme Court against appointment of Prakash Aryal as the IGP of Nepal Police. The government on Monday had appointed DIG Aryal as IGP. The cabinet meeting, that started in the afternoon and continued till night, filled the post that had remained vacant after the SC canceled promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand on March 21.

  • Gangster Dava Lama shot at Gaurighat (WITH VIDEO)

    Gangster Dava Lama shot at Gaurighat (WITH VIDEO) Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, April 11 - Gangster Dava Lama has been shot at one Divya Party Palace in Gaurighat, Kathmandu Tuesday morning. Lama was shot thrice at 9:20 in the morning as he entered the premises of the party venue, that also has a gymnasium, to exercise, according to SP at Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu Pradyumna Karki.

  • Bisket Jatra begins in Bhaktapur (PHOTOS)

    Bisket Jatra begins in Bhaktapur (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan , Bhaktapur, April 10 - The festival began with the pulling of the chariot of Bhairav Nath from Taumadhi at 5 pm Monday. Prior to the formal beginning of the festival, the Bhairav is worshipped as per tantrik methods and is placed on the Chariot, and the official pooja done on behalf of the Guthi Sansthan.

  • Cabinet endorses new constitution amendment proposal

    Cabinet endorses new constitution amendment proposal Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, April 10 - The cabinet meeting, convened after three weeks owing to seniority dispute between deputy prime ministers, has endorsed the draft for new constitution amendment bill on Monday and decided to withdraw the one currently under consideration in the parliament. The government has prepared the new amendment bill to address the demands of Madhesi Front and to bring them on board for the local election scheduled for May 14.

  • Prakash Aryal appointed IGP of Nepal Police

    Prakash Aryal appointed IGP of Nepal Police Setopati, Kathmandu, April 10 - The government on Monday has appointed DIG Prakash Aryal as the IGP of Nepal Police. The cabinet meeting, that started in the afternoon and continued till night, filled the post that had remained vacant after the Supreme Court (SC) canceled promotion of Jai Bahadur Chand on March 21.

  • Statements of flydubai representatives recorded

    Statements of flydubai representatives recorded Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, April 10 - The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) administration has recorded statements of local representatives of flydubai airlines that has been accused of discrimination against Nepali passengers. "We took statements of residential manager of flydubai and other officials at the TIA," Spokesperson at the TIA Prem Nath Thakur told Setopati. "The residential manager has submitted a written statement," he added.

  • Devotees throng Boudhhanath Chaitya for Temal festival (PHOTOS)

    Devotees throng Boudhhanath Chaitya for Temal festival (PHOTOS) Anish Regmi , Kathmandu, April 10 - The devotees circumambulate the Boudhhanath temple and light butter lamps in the memory of their family members and relatives who have died throughout the year. The festival will last till Tuesday night. Devotees from Kathmandu and surrounding areas have come for the festival. The festival management committee has estimated that more than 100,000 devotees will visit the temple this year during the festival.

  • Nepal Airlines senior pilot Awale held with USD 93,600 from TIA

    Nepal Airlines senior pilot Awale held with USD 93,600 from TIA Setopati , Kathmandu, April 10 - A senior pilot of Nepal Airlines Corporation has been arrested with a large amount of undeclared American dollars from the Tribhuvan International Airport Sunday night.

  • Probe against flydubai for discrimination against Nepalis starts

    Probe against flydubai for discrimination against Nepalis starts Setopati, Kathmandu, April 9 - The government has initiated investigations into the alleged incident of discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai airlines. Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi on Friday had directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to probe the incident.

  • 27 parties get election symbols

    27 parties get election symbols Setopati, Kathmandu, April 9 - The Election Commission has awarded existing election symbols to 27 political parties as per the act related to local elections. The number of parties getting existing election symbols reached 27 following the Supreme Court order on Samajbadi Janta Party of Minister Prem Bahadur Singh.

  • We will recover tax from Ncell at any cost: PM tells PAC

    We will recover tax from Ncell at any cost: PM tells PAC Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, April 9 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday has said that there will be no compromise on the issue of recovering capital gains tax on sale of telecommunication giant Ncell. "Ncell has not gone anywhere and we will recover the tax at any cost," Dahal told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament.

  • 'Saptari incident due to government's weakness'

    'Saptari incident due to government's weakness' Setopati, Kathmandu, April 9 - A parliamentary probe committee has concluded that five commoners lost their lives in the Saptari incident as the government failed to make reliable security arrangements. The sub-committee under the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the parliament, that submitted the report after field investigation, has found that the majority of the victims were shot above the knee and recommended that the guilty security persons be identified and brought to book.

  • Discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai to be probed

    Discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai to be probed Setopati, Kathmandu, April 7 - Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi on Friday has directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to probe the incident of discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai airlines. Subedi has written to the ministry stating that the piece about incident of discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai published on Setopati has drawn his attention and directed it to immediately probe the incident and take action, and report about the same to him.

  • No respite in old age

    No respite in old age Prawash Gautam , Kathmandu, April 7 - Due to ageing, his strength has waned considerably. Today, all his weight seems to focus on keeping afloat the wheelbarrow’s legs over the ground while he pushes it. He says he has never given any thought to whether or not he finds this work tiring. “They worry for me,” he tells of his family members. “‘You’re too old to work now’ they often say,” he says.

  • Only 3.9 km of Melamchi tunnel remains to be dug

    Only 3.9 km of Melamchi tunnel remains to be dug Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, April 7 - Only 3.9 kilometers of the tunnel under the Melamchi Drinking Water Project remains to be dug. Deputy Executive Director of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project Ramakanta Dawadi told Setopati that tunnel digging is gradually gathering pace.

  • SC issues show-cause notice to Deuba on 'contempt of court'

    SC issues show-cause notice to Deuba on 'contempt of court' Setopati, Kathmandu, April 6 - The Supreme Court on Thursday has issued a show-cause notice to Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on the contempt of court case. Justice Ishwori Prasad Khatiwada hearing the writ petition filed by advocate Hari Prasad Mainali against the party and its president has directed Deuba to furnish his response within 10 days.

  • Cabinet meet postponed over seniority row

    Cabinet meet postponed over seniority row Setopati , Kathmandu, April 6 - The cabinet meeting slated for Thursday has been postponed as the seniority row among deputy prime ministers (DPM) could not be settled. Today's cabinet meet has been postponed for April 9 as the seniority dispute between two DPMs, Bimalendra Nidhi from Nepali Congress and Kamal Thapa from Rastriya Prajatantra Party, could not be settled.

  • State must watch Bomjon closely

    State must watch Bomjon closely Ameet Dhakal/Girish Giri/ Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, April 5 - It may be too late if the state does not engage with him and his followers in time. There are enough examples of unfortunate incidents when the state is late in trying to control cults. Engagement does not mean keeping them under surveillance and controlling them. It means watching them closely and communicating with them. Showing curiosity about what the Bomjon phenomenon is and how it moves forward.

  • MaHa to handover houses to Musahar community

    MaHa to handover houses to Musahar community Setopati , Kathmandu, April 5 - Senior artistes Hari Bansha Acharya and Madan Krishna Shrestha are scheduled to hand over the model integrated settlement constructed in Musahar community of Mahottari by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation. The foundation led by comedian duo Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) is handing over the settlement to Musahar community on April 14, marking the Nepali New Year 2074.

  • Forum-Democratic, Rastriya Janamukti and Dalit Janajati unite

    Forum-Democratic, Rastriya Janamukti and Dalit Janajati unite Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, April 5 - The Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic, Shiv Lal Thapa led Rastriya Janamukti Party and Dalit Janajati Party on Wednesday announced their unification. An agreement was reached among Forum-Democratic, Janamukti Party and Dalit Janajati Party for the unification Wednesday afternoon.

Opinion

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  • Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India

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