• 40 houses destroyed in Balkhu fire

    40 houses destroyed in Balkhu fire Kathmandu, Oct 1 - A massive fire that broke out in slum area, in front of the fruits market at Balkhu in Kathmandu Saturday night destroyed at least 40 houses. The fire was sparked by a traditional oil-fed lamp at the house of Man Bahadur BK quickly spread onto nearby houses.

  • Mahanawami being observed today

    Kathmandu, Sept 29 - The Mahanawami festival is being observed Friday with fervor worshipping goddess Durga Bhawani and making offerings.

  • Maha Astami being observed today

    Kathmandu, Sept 28 - Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival as the Maha Astami festival today by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani.

  • Fulpati being observed nationwide today

    Kathmandu, Sept 27 - Fulpati is being observed Wednesday throughout the country by taking the Fulpati into the homes as per the tradition.

  • Dr KC postpones his 12th hunger strike

    Dr KC postpones his 12th hunger strike Kathmandu, Sept 27 - The senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death protest for the 12th time since September 25, postponed his strike Wednesday.

  • 1.9 million people leave Kathmandu Valley in 20 days for Dashain

    1.9 million people leave Kathmandu Valley in 20 days for Dashain Kathmandu, Sept 26 - At least 1.9 million people have left for their homes for the Dashain celebrations. According to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division spokesperson Umesh Ranjit, this data includes the number of passengers leaving the Kathmandu Valley since September 5. The number of people entering the Valley is said to be minimal.

  • Dr KC stages hunger strike for 12th time

    Dr KC stages hunger strike for 12th time Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 25 - Dr Govinda KC has begun his 12th fast-unto-death from Monday, stating that the Medical Education Bill that is under consideration in the parliament is being endorsed to favor the medical mafia.

  • Dr KC staging hunger strike for 12th time

    Dr KC staging hunger strike for 12th time Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 25 - Dr Govinda KC is staging 12th fast-unto-death from Monday, stating that the Medical Education Bill that is under consideration in the parliament is being endorsed to favor the medical mafia.

  • Winners and losers in Province 2

    Winners and losers in Province 2 Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 22 - Election results in more than half of the 136 local units of Province 2, that went to poll on September 18, have already arrived while vote is being counted in the remaining units.

  • Our performance is poor but not unbelievable: Pradeep Gyawali

    Our performance is poor but not unbelievable: Pradeep Gyawali Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 22 - CPN-UML has conceded that the party's performance in Province 2 is poorer than what it had hoped but has said it is not unbelievable.

  • Rina Kumari Sah elected the first woman mayor of Province 2

    Rina Kumari Sah elected the first woman mayor of Province 2 Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 21 - CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Rina Kumari Sah vying for mayoral post of Maulapur of Rautahat district has been elected the first woman mayor of Province 2.

  • The Idol Maker (PHOTOS)

    The Idol Maker (PHOTOS) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Sept 21 - Bikau Pandit, 47, from Sarlahi district has been making a living sculpting clay idols for different Hindu festivals celebrated in Kathmandu Valley for 18 years.

  • Badadashain begins from today

    Badadashain begins from today Kathmandu, Sept 21 - "Navaratri Parba" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindu religious people of Nepal, commenced from Thursday.

  • Going to election without constitution amendment harmed RJP: Anil Jha

    Going to election without constitution amendment harmed RJP: Anil Jha Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 20 - Member of the chairman council of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal Anil Jha has attributed the poor performance of the party in the local polls in Province 2 to failure to get constitution amended.

  • RJP strong in cities, FSF-N in villages

    RJP strong in cities, FSF-N in villages Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 20 - Preliminary vote counting in the local bodies of Province 2 has showed that hold of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal is limited to urban areas.

  • NC first, UML second with counting in 55 units

    NC first, UML second with counting in 55 units Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in Province 2 that went to polling for local bodies on Monday.

  • EC seeks correction of decision to expand Cabinet

    EC seeks correction of decision to expand Cabinet Kathmandu, Sept 19 - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government to make correction of its Monday decision of expanding the size of Council of Ministers.

  • Modi greets PM Deuba on Constitution Day

    Modi greets PM Deuba on Constitution Day Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has greeted PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on the occasion of Constitution Day. Modi sent his greetings to PM Deuba Monday evening, senior media expert to PM Deuba Govinda Pariyar confirmed with Setopati.

  • 73 percent voter turnout in Province 2

    73 percent voter turnout in Province 2 Kathmandu, Sept 18 - The Election Commission (EC) has said that a total of 73 percent voter turnout was recorded in the elections held today in Province No. 2.

  • KU sets higher MBBS fees defying govt

    KU sets higher MBBS fees defying govt Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - Kathmandu University (KU) has set higher fees for MBBS course defying the ceiling set by the government for medical education.

Opinion

  • Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates

    Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.

    Manoj Sapkota

  • 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

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  • To dogs, with love To dogs, with love

    Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.

    Sujita Shrestha

  • Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance Unanswered questions on recent leftist alliance

    Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.

    Dr Chandra Sharma Poudyal

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