• Hearing on counter pleadings by advocates of petitioner starts

    Hearing on counter pleadings by advocates of petitioner starts Setopati, Kathmandu, July 30 - Hearing on counter pleadings by lawyers of the writ petitioner, who moved the Apex Court against the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan has started today.

  • Rebuffed RPP formally decides to remain in opposition

    Rebuffed RPP formally decides to remain in opposition Setopati, Kathmandu, July 28 - Rebuffed by the ruling coalition the fourth largest party in the parliament Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) on Friday has formally decided to not join the government and remain in the opposition.

  • Oli reassures China on security concerns

    Oli reassures China on security concerns Setopati, Kathmandu, July 28 - UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has assured the Chinese Communist Party leaders that Nepali land will not be allowed to be used against China no matter which party leads the government in Nepal.

  • Disqualified Pak PM Sharif steps down

    Disqualified Pak PM Sharif steps down AP, Islamabad, July 28 - A spokesman for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the premier has stepped down despite having reservations about the court order that disqualified him from serving.

  • Nag Panchami being observed today (In Photos)

    Nag Panchami being observed today (In Photos) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, July 28 - Nag Panchami festival is being observed across the country on Friday. Hindu devotees are thronging religious shrines to mark the day. It is also believed that pasting the picture of Naga on the door of house protects the house from lightning, fire, snake, scorpion and other poisonous insects.

  • Rakshya Bandhan being observed today (In Photos)

    Rakshya Bandhan being observed today (In Photos) Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, July 28 - Rakshya Bandhan is being observed across the country Friday. Tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath.

  • JICA to support in construction of Thapathali-Pulchowk flyover

    JICA to support in construction of Thapathali-Pulchowk flyover Rabindra Shahi, Kathmandu, July 27 - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to support the Lalitpur Metropolitan in detailed study of Thapathali-Pulchowk flyover that the metropolis plans to construct. JICA is now preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Tripureshwor-Maitighar flyover.

  • Committee under Education Secretary for dialogue with Dr KC

    Committee under Education Secretary for dialogue with Dr KC Setopati, Kathmandu, July 27 - The Cabinet meeting on Thursday has formed a three-member committee led by secretary at the Education Ministry for dialogue with senior surgeon at the Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) Dr Govinda KC who has been on a fast-unto-death since Monday.

  • SC to hear counter pleadings by advocates of petitioner on Sunday

    SC to hear counter pleadings by advocates of petitioner on Sunday Setopati, Kathmandu, July 27 - The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to hear counter pleadings by lawyers of the writ petitioner, who moved the Apex Court against the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan, on Sunday.

  • Brahmin/Chhetri men dominate as country sees 11 PMs, 285 ministers after 2006

    Brahmin/Chhetri men dominate as country sees 11 PMs, 285 ministers after 2006 Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, July 27 - The palace used to whimsically churn out prime ministers during the 30-year Panchayat Regime which saw 15 PMs. The 'weaker' ones were purged for lack of performance while the 'strong men' were ousted for fear they would become very strong and influential.

  • Hearing on torn Bharatpur ballots starts

    Hearing on torn Bharatpur ballots starts Setopati, Kathmandu, July 27 - The hearing on the writ petition filed by the main opposition CPN-UML against the Election Commission decision to conduct reelection in Ward No 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan has started Thursday.

  • Unlucky Maoist quintet

    Unlucky Maoist quintet Sanjib Bagale , Kathmandu, July 26 - The Maoists had won a majority in the first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system in the first Constituent Assembly (CA) election held in 2008 but they had to struggle to form government then. CPN-UML, the then third largest party, was in three out of the four governments formed during the existence of the first CA like the largest party by a distance was, and the two parties also got to lead two governments each.

  • Deuba finally expands Cabinet

    Deuba finally expands Cabinet Setopati, Kathmandu, July 26 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba has finally expanded his Cabinet on Wednesday 50 days after he was sworn in along with seven ministers by inducting 19 new ministers on June 6.

  • Germany-born deported Nepali teen granted visa for re-entry

    Germany-born deported Nepali teen granted visa for re-entry Agencies, Duisberg, July 26 - Germany-born Nepali teenager Bivsi Rana, who was removed from her classroom and deported back to Nepal, has been allowed to return to Germany on a student exchange visa.

  • Deuba to finally expand Cabinet

    Deuba to finally expand Cabinet Setopati, Kathmandu, July 26 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba will finally expand his Cabinet on Wednesday 50 days after he was sworn in along with seven ministers by inducting 22 new ministers on June 6.

  • Collective leadership of 8 in Bibeksheel Sajha Party

    Collective leadership of 8 in Bibeksheel Sajha Party Manoj Satyal, Kathmandu, July 26 - Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party have unified to form Bibeksheel Sajha Party, the united party announced organizing a press conference at New Baneshwore on Wednesday.

  • CPN (Maoist Center) finalizes names of ministers

    CPN (Maoist Center) finalizes names of ministers Setopati, Kathmandu, July 26 - CPN (Maoist Center) on Wednesday has finalized the names of ministers for joining the Deuba-led government. The party is all set to send additional 6 ministers and 3 state ministers.

  • Bibeksheel, Sajha to announce unification Wednesday

    Bibeksheel, Sajha to announce unification Wednesday Setopati, Kathmandu, July 25 - Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party will formally announce unification organizing a press conference on Wednesday.

  • What went wrong in unification process of FSF and Naya Shakti?

    What went wrong in unification process of FSF and Naya Shakti? Manoj Satyal , Kathmandu, July 25 - The unification process of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSF) led by Upendra Yadav and Naya Shakti Nepal of Baburam Bhattarai has faced a roadblock after forming a committee to move the process forward.

  • Submerged Buddha (In Photos)

    Submerged Buddha (In Photos) Setopati , Kathmandu, July 24 - Boudhanath Stupa, which is enlisted in the World Heritage list, has been inundated following the onset of monsoon. With the beginning of monsoon every year, the stupa witnesses such scenario causing difficulties not only to the pilgrims visiting the shrine but also to the commuters and locals.

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

Readers Column

  • 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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