Nepal defeats Malaysia by 1 wicket
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 19 - Nepal's U-19 cricket team defeated Malaysia by one wicket in the match played as part of the Asian Cricket Council Youth Asia Cup in Colombo, Sri Lanka today. With this, Nepal has filed its only victory in the competition.
Building a house in Kathmandu? Know how much it costs
Sudhir Bhandari, Kathmandu, Dec 19 - Do you want to construct a beautiful house in Kathmandu? The season is favorable for construction. One should pay attention to even small details in order to avoid high expenses and to prevent human causalities in case of disasters.
Amendment bill will be included in House business schedule, PM, Deuba assure UDMF
Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, Dec 19 - United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has demanded to proceed with the constitution amendment bill registered at the parliament. The Front has said that it would accept the bill if it is tabled with some revisions. Talking to Setopati, Sarbendra Shukla of Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party said, "We will approve the bill in the House if it is moderately revised."
Nepal defeated by 6 wickets
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 16 - Nepal conceded a six-wicket defeat to India in the second match held on Friday under the ongoing ACC U-19 Asia Cup Cricket tournament in Sri Lanka. The match was held at the Colombo Cricket Club playground. Nepal, who opted to bat first after winning the toss, made 172 runs, losing nine wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
Clash ensues between police, demonstrators in Gulmi, over dozens including MP injured
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 16 - Clash has ensued between police personnel and demonstrators when the latter attempted to padlock the governmental offices in Gulmi. Protestors have been staging demonstrations for the past 17 days in Gulmi against the constitution amendment bill registered by the government on November 29.
SC orders govt to stop syndicates in public transport
Setopati, Kathmandu, December 16 - A joint bench comprising Justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Anil Sinha issued the order on Thursday in the name of the government to halt the syndicate system prevalent in public transport. The apex court also ordered the government to form a commission to investigate the problems and suggest solutions to collection of arbitrary fare, the substandard service and irregularities among other anomalies in public transport.
Grade XI results published, 51.71 percent pass
Bhaktapur, Dec 15 - The National Examination Board (NEB), Sanothimi on Thursday published the results of regular examination of all subjects of Grade 11. Total 51.71 percent students have passed the examinations conducted by the High Level Education Council, shared Examination Controller Santosh Aryal.
Nepal defeated by a run, Dipendra Airee scores 90 runs
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 15 - Nepal has lost by one run with 3 balls remaining. Dipendra Singh Airee made the highest 90 runs for Nepal.
90 MW power being imported from India to Kathmandu for the first time
Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Dec 15 - Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is all set to import electricity from India for the first time in a bid to prevent load shedding in 10 districts including Kathmandu Valley. According to the spokesperson of NEA Prabal Adhikari, of the total 160 megawatt of electricity, 90 megawatt is being generated from Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar Transmission Line will be imported to Kathmandu within some days.
House meet adjourned until Dec 19
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 15 - Today's Legislature- Parliament meeting is adjourned by pasting a notice due to continued obstructions by opposition parties including CPN (UML). These parties have been creating obstructions in House proceedings after the government registered the constitution amendment bill on November 29.
Govt registers two bills related to local election
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 14 - The government today registered bill related to local bodies' election and bill related to election crime and punishment act at the parliament secretariat, according to co-spokesperson of parliament secretariat Sudarshan Kuinkel. Earlier, the government had registered three bills including bills on voter list, bills on duties, functions and jurisdiction of election commission and bill to amend and integrate laws related to political parties. These bills are currently in the parliament under the consideration.
UDMF objects to big 3 agreement to put constitution amendment bill on hold
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 14 - United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has expressed its dissatisfaction to the agreement forged among major three parties of keeping the constitution amendment bill on hold in order to fix the election dates.
Biopic being made on Oli
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 14 - Former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN (UML) KP Sharma is all set to act in a movie. A program was organized to announce a movie venture 'Rato Surya', a biopic based on Oli's life, in the Capital on Tuesday. The movie will feature Oli's life from his childhood until now.
Yomari Punhi marked in Capital (PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, Dec 13 - Newar communities in the Kathmandu Valley and across the country are celebrating Yomari Punhi or Yomari Poornima today. The festival is believed to have started 400 years ago. A special delicacy made of rice flour and molasses called Yomari is the major attraction of this festival.
Eight parties to obstruct House until constitution amendment bill is revoked
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 13 - Eight political parties today said that they would continue to create obstruction in the House until the government withdraws the constitution amendment bill. "The meeting held at the initiative of the main opposition CPN (UML) at its party parliamentary office in Singha Durbar took the decision," UML chief whip Bhanubhakta Dhakal told Setopati.
Top leaders agree to announce local polls date soon
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 13 - The chiefs of three major political parties - CPN (Maoist Center), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (UML) - have agreed to announce the local elections date. The leaders have decided to declare the local polls date soon in the meeting held today at Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar.
SC issues directives to govt to formulate surrogacy laws
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Dec 12 - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to the government to formulate surrogacy laws, stating that surrogacy cannot be practised for a commercial purpose. A full bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki and Justice Govinda Kumar Upadhyaya has finally ordered the government to form the surrogacy law. They also asked the government to work on various issues that can be incorporated while forming surrogacy law.
Engineers halt post-quake reconstruction work, put forth various demands
Bhanubhakta , Kathmandu, Dec 12 - Engineers deployed in all districts of the country for the post-quake reconstruction work have halted their work for the past seven days, putting forth different demands. They have warned that they would tender their collective resignations by December 20 if their demands are not addressed within December 15. Santosh Chhetry, an engineer deployed in Dolakha district, said that he had reached Kathmandu to participate in the protest. According to him, two engineers each from all districts have arrived in the Capital.
Pushpa Basnet awarded CNN Super Hero
Setopati, Washington DC, Dec 12 - Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has been declared CNN Super Hero on Sunday. Amid a program organized by CNN, Basnet received the award during Sunday night's show in Los Angeles, California, according to Gaurav Kandel, who ran the online voting campaign for Basnet.
Locals attack police station in Jorpati after taxi driver's death
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, Dec 11 - Following the tension in Naya Basti, police arrested 22 people including 3 women involved in vandalizing and setting police personnel on fire. SP of Kathmandu Pradhymna Kumar Karki told Setopati, "The police personnel were not attacked by the locals merely for Tamang's death. Instead, it was only a way to show their fury over the police act of closing all liquor shops by 8pm."
The problem of not cutting trees
A forest is a renewable crop, and just like agriculture, one could harvest old trees and then nurture new seedlings to come in the forest floor and grow into a mature forest again (of course subject to environmental limits which can be established through some methods of assessments and planning). But why doesn’t this simple wisdom prevail in Nepal’s forest governance and management circles?
Dr Hemant R Ojha
From Mecca to Baijanathpur
The year 2016 belongs to one Nepali cricketer in particular – Sandeep Lamichhane. The year saw him grow from a boy to a man. His magical leg-spin bowling during the U19 World Cup was praised by some of the greats of world cricket, even drawing comparison to the spin-legend Shane Warne.
ECHO supporting for 'Open Defecation Free Nepal'
Realising the current situation and aiming to combat the problems of community people, ECHO has come forward as one of the key players to support the people in this VDC along with others so that they regain their ‘honor’ and the government of Nepal succeed in its mega plan ‘open defecation free Nepal’.
Hem Raja - Hotel de l' Annapurna
Somebody nudges me. I wake up and look up with bleary eyes at Mr. Shahdev SSJB Rana holding my uniform blazer in his right hand. Had my skin been white, I would have turned cherry red with a mixture of fear and shame at being caught so red-handed. And that too by the person who was second in position in the hotel food chain, only below Princess Helen Shah herself. Before I could blurt anything out at my Managing Director, he whispers, “Lamichhane, next time I will not give this blazer back for you to wear.”
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.
Physicians are humans too!
To err is human. People make mistakes. Clinicians are no exception. But as soon as a patient or a person enters a doctor’s room, he or she forgets that the doctor too is a human being and expects too much from him or her.