Gokarna meeting inconclusive
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, OCT 22 - The three-party meeting at Gokarna resort has ended inconclusively after the top guns continued to stick to their guns.Leaders continue behind-the-curtain meetings in Gokarna for second day
Setopati, October 22, 2014 - Giving continuity to yesterday's meeting, leaders of the major political parties have begun behind-the-curtains discussions on the contentious issues of constitution drafting in Gokarna resort on the outskirt of Kathmandu.Leaders holding behind-the-curtain meetings
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, OCT 21 - Leaders of the major political parties have begun separate intra-party discussions on the contentious issues of constitution drafting.
Nepal's economic freedom slips
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 21 - A newly released global report on economic freedom says that Nepal’s freedom for doing business slightly squeezed in 2012. According to the report that explored five key parameters of economic freedom, Nepal continued to be one of the least economically free countries, ranking 126 out of 252 countries.Lalit Krishna Shrestha new ANFA chairman
Setopati, October 20, 2014 - Hours after the government threatened to suspend him on his alleged role in misappropriating 58 crores, Chairman of the All Nepal Football Association of Nepal (ANFA) Ganesh Thapa has decided to quit the post voluntarily.ANFA Chairman Ganesh Thapa likely to step down
Setopati, October 20, 2014 - Hours after the government threatened to suspend him, Chairman of the All Nepal Football Association of Nepal (ANFA) Ganesh Thapa is likely to quit the post voluntarily.
Sports Minister to sack ANFA Chief Ganesh Thapa today
Bishnu Budhathoki, October 20, 2014 - The meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held today has said that the Minister for Sports Purusottam Paudel will implemenet the former's directive to sack Ganesh Thapa today.India's BSNL cuts call rates to Nepal by 35 percent as PMO raises issue
Setopati, October 19, 2014 - India's state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reduced call rates to Nepal by about 35 per cent as India's Prime Minister's Office had raised the issue of high call charges to Nepal with the Department of Telecom (DoT).Parliament endorses budget for the fiscal year 2014/15
Setopati, October 14, 2014 - The budget of the fiscal year 2014/15 has been passed by the parliament.
China has pledged more support for Nepal's development: DPM Gautam
Kathmandu, Oct 22 - Praising Nepal's commitment towards a 'one-China policy', China has pledged its additional support in socio-economic development of Nepal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam said.Bodies of 44 Nepalis languish in 5 countries
Kathmandu, Oct 22 - The bodies of 44 Nepali migrant workers are in a state of neglect in different countries.PAC issues directive to suspend NTB Executive Director
Setopati, October 22, 2014 - Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued directive to suspend Executive Director of Nepal Tourism Board Subash Niraula without any delay.
Police nab one with brown sugar
Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Oct 22 - Police have arrested a man along with brown sugar from Bharatpur Municipality-11 in Chitwan district on Tuesday.A total of 5 dead, 17 injured in bus, tractor, truck collision in Amlekhgunj
Setopati, Bara, Oct. 22, 2014 - A total of 5 people died and 17 have been injured when three vehicles collided in Amlekhgunj in Bara.Police arrest four for copying CDs, DVDs
Melamchi, Oct 22 - Police arrested four people from Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk district on Tuesday on the charge of selling copied CDs and DVDs.
Paralysed man walks again after breakthrough treatment
LONDON, Oct. 22:(AFP) - A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".China 'executed 2,400' in 2013: Rights group
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (AFP) - The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.Kukur Tihar today
KATHMANDU, October 22 - Kukur Tihar - the day for worshiping dogs - is being observed in households on Wednesday, the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival.
Are Grandparents Burden to Modern Social Life?
With the passage of time, the tradition of joint family has given way to nuclear family. People in search of a better future with fewer responsibilities easily quit the age-old tradition of joint-family where everyone lived under one roof.
Dr.Kedar KarkiRealigning Foreign Policy of Nepal
It is surprising why Nepal has to see Iran through Western eyes and still does not have an embassy there in spite of it being a nation that had such a strong bond with Nepal. Is it because Nepal had some direct bearing on Islamic Revolution of 1979 or the Western countries did not have comfortable relation with that country, and Nepal followed suit? Not necessarily.
Dr. Pushpa AdhikariFaulty fiscal policy and excess liquidity
Excess liquidity in Nepal is a structural fiscal problem, thus demands a major revamp in dysfunctional expenditure mechanism to deal with the ills.
A renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century
The promise of a better tomorrow is not solely for Indians and Americans: It also beckons us to move forward together for a better world. This is the central premise of our defining partnership for the 21st century. Forward together we go — chalein saath saath.
Narendra Modi and Barack ObamaDashain ritual, ritual democracy
Like in times when law was dictated from Hanumandhoka Durbar, power indeed still lies with a small group of political elite, who largely dictate the law.
Prawash GautamThe population basis for ethnic provinces in Nepal
This analysis indicates a clear conflict between economic viability and ethnic federalism. The calculations may add some realism to the debate. It is essential to keep in mind that the largest "ethnic" group of Nepal is a so-called high caste group, the Khas-Chettri.
Bacterial communities in our gut: How important are they?
A better way to replenish good bacteria is by making a habit of eating healthy. This can be done by including probiotics in our diet. A simple way is to include dairy products—especially yogurt containing these probiotics— that can be enjoyed by all age groups from young children to the elderly.
Rabin GyawaliShould Nepal be a Hindu State?
The choice just makes things upside down. In a theocracy the god creates you. In a republican setting, you create the god if you need one.
Bhushan AryalNepal's failed development
Very little academic research is done in areas concerning the donors that isn’t funded by them.If findings are deemed controversial they’re not published. A donor might commission a study of transport cartels, but not publish it, perhaps because, if all that’s true, how is their hundred-odd million a year ever going to stimulate growth?
Gandhian Economics for 'New' Nepal
Development doesn’t mean big roads, cars, buildings or unlimited consumerism. Nepal, with its limited resources, difficult geography, and a relatively huge demography of diverse background, conventional economic growth based socioeconomic development model, won’t work here.
Bhuvan KCNepali drivers' lethal love affair with speed and traffic lawlessness
How many more accidents do we need to make reckless drivers on the road understand that there is a very thin line between bravery and stupidity, and there is a very short span of time between life and nothing?
Abha DhitalMake in Nepal
Admitted that Nepal has its weaknesses. But to what extent should these problems become detrimental to the country’s growth? Each individual is bestowed with two options—to complain and to act. While India is working to act despite obstacles, Nepal, on the other hand, is still complaining.
Lost in translation: How language barrier affects lives of Hong Kong Nepalese?
Language barrier has made the lives of Nepalese ethnic minorities in Hong Kong very difficult; this has also deprived many of state facilities. But it is the areas of medical treatment and police issues where language barrier create worst problems.
Tika RanaEncountering Death
Death approached me in the form of eight strangers, all of them armed with guns and shining knives in their hands. It was a scary moment that is difficult to forget.
Vivek Sharma DhakalMemories of Dashain
Dashain is one of such festivals that unites people of all faith and creed. It takes people back to their roots one more time and helps keep the family bond intact. It reawakens many happy memories of the past.
Women in public vehicles in Kathmandu
And then began the horror. The uneasiness was at its peak. I was squashed from all the sides; almost crushed. I couldn’t complain. Everybody was going through it, the same way.
Garima ChaulagainLittle seeds of love
It was already around 7:30 in the evening in winter. I got distressed as there was not a single bus plying on my route and I was getting home late. My mind was occupied with ‘what if’ and worst case scenarios. Then a man in a bike came out of blue, stopped and asked me if I needed a lift.
Pritisha PandeyWhy learn writing?
In the pursuit of writing, I wrote many articles which editors didn’t want to sell. I still remember the days I spent inquiring about the requirements and procedure to send the articles to various newspapers and magazines.
-Vivek Sharma Dhakal