The opposition 30-party alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has decided to sit for formal talks with the ruling parties. A meeting of the alliance held at the parliamentary party office of the UCPN (Maoist) at Singhadurbar this morning decided to sit for talks in response to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's repeated calls for dialogue and his assurance to proceed with the consensus process. MORE
Colors of Holi (Photo Feature)
Prakash Lama - Holi or Fagu Purnima - the festival of clolors - is being celebrated across the hills of Nepal today.Indian Air Force aircraft in Kathmandu to remove Turkish aircraft
Kathmandu, March 5 - An Indian Air Force's Hercules aircraft landed at theTribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 1 pm today to remove the Turkish Airline's aircraft from the runway.Opposition alliance to sit for talks
Kathmandu, March 5 - The opposition 30-party alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has decided to sit for formal talks with the ruling parties.
Turkish Airlines aircraft skids at TIA
KATHMANDU, March 4: - A Turkish Airlines aircraft from Istanbul met with an accident at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Wednesday morning due to low visibility. According to Air Traffic Controller at TIA, the Turkish Flight 726 inbound from Istanbul missed the runway central alignment and landed in between the TIA runway and taxiway that forced the aircraft to skid on a grassy land.Two Sadvawana parties unite
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 2 - Nepal Sadvawana Party chaired by Sarita Giri and Sanghiya Sadvawana Party led by Anil Kumar Jha have united to form a new party called Nepal Sadvawana Party.Ensure constitution through consensus : Pun
Setopati, Kathmandu - Maoist leader Barshaman Pun said on Sunday that his party is ready to negotiate with the ruling parties on the constitutional issues if the latter ensure that the constitution would be promulgated through consensus.
Finance minister, CIAA chief, NPC vice-chairman absent in parliamentary committee meet
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 1 - The parliamentary committees on development, and good governance and monitoring have stated that it is said that finance minister, Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) chief, and vice-chairman of National Planning Commission (NPC) declined to participate in the committee meeting held on Sunday.Protest by 30 political parties
Prakash Lama, Kathmandu, March 1 - Activists of 30 political parties led by the UCPN (Maoist) flock to Khulamanch to participate in a rally on Saturday.Economic growth between 4 to 5 percent: ADB
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 27 - Asian Development Bank has predicted that Nepal’s economic growth rate for the current fiscal year would be between 4 to 5 percent and the inflation between 7 to 8 percent.
IAF's Jaguar aircraft crashes in Haryana, pilot ejects safely
India Today, March 5 - A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Thursday.Transport entrepreneurs slash fare by Rs 1
Kathmandu, March 5 - A month after the government decision to slash the price of public transportation by Rs 2, the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs on Wednesday decided to reduce the fare of public transportation by Rs 1.International flights at TIA cancelled until 10 am Friday
Setopati, Kathmandu, March 5 - All the international flights to and from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been postponed until 10 am on Friday.
Snowfall disrupts transportation, communication in Upper Mustang
Mustang, March 5 - Three days of heavy snowfall has disrupted transportation and communication services in Upper Mustang.UML alternate CC members sworn in
Kathmandu, March 5 - CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly nominated party alternate members of the central committee (CC) amid a function at the party headquarters, Balkhu in the capital today.A total of 11 injured in jeep accident in Jhapa
Jhapa, March 5 - A total of 11 passengers were injured in a jeep accident at Dhaijan in the district.
Three swine flu help desks in Siraha
Siraha, March 5 - The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Siraha, set up swine flu help desks at three points along the Nepal-India border in the district today.Woman killed in elephant attack
Siraha, March 5 - A 35-year-old woman was killed in a wild elephant attack in Siraha district today.World's oldest person turns 118
TOKYO (AP), March 5 - The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.
Culture and its impact on parenting and elderly care
Since both authoritative and authoritarian parenting have different impacts on easterners and westerners and there are trends of urbanization and mixing of cultures, a need has been felt to adopt the hybrid approach considering the pros and cons of different styles of parenting and their long term implications.
-Dr. Sanjaya GajurelReviving Local Democracy
A well-functioning democracy requires institutional innovations at the local, state and federal level. However, the current debate privileges one particular level of politics which we call sanghiyata (federalism), overlooking other layers that bring power much closer to people, i.e. local democracy.
Dr Hemant R OjhaCooperative model of local government: Alternate to State Federalism
CA is not being able to address the voices of the under-privileged communities such as indigenous people, Dalits and women. The one-point agenda of ethnic federalism has not only hijacked the gravity of CA, but also blindfolded Nepal’s socioeconomic development stakeholders.
Surendra Raj Devkota
Is Modi-led India spinning in circles?
Delhi poll results that handed down a heavy symbolic defeat to PM Modi's party have proved that 'Modi wave' in Indian politics is really a wave that can rise to dizzying heights so long as appropriate momentum is there, but has an inevitable tendency to come down the moment the momentum is lost. The future of electoral politics in India is no longer as predictable as we thought until now.
Jiwan KshetryDelhi election and Nepal
The Delhi election gives hope to the new political parties evolving in Nepal that are doing politics of honesty, politics of youth and politics of development. It does not necessarily be the entire party, but some honest leaders who are mostly confined behind the curtains.
Apil KCUnpacking the Bahun identity
The entire discourse on identity has focused on the dichotomy of the oppressors vs the oppressed, the CHHEM vs the Adivasi-Janajati and so forth and so on: ‘loaded term/phrase’ VS ‘loaded term/phrase’. These grand definitions lump together vast groups of people into pigeon holes, thus forcing social and political polarization.
Nepali nationalism and right to nationality
The ‘security or fear factor’ (as most politician want to call it) should not be the reason for depriving fundamental right of nationality to a person whose allegiance to Nepal could not be challenged otherwise.
Kedar NeupaneManufacturing New Development Strategy for Nepal
Now is the time to change the strategy of development. Only manufacturing industries can change the face of Nepal. If young Nepali workers—skilled or unskilled— get decent working wages inside the country, their migration will decrease, energetic manpower will remain in the country, which will aid in poverty reduction through widespread employment opportunities.
Rajendra K. KhatiwadaIdolized, but not understood
The image of the female Maoist soldier that one finds in Jana Astha is that of a tough woman who values her cause beyond her life: “You can kill me, but you cannot break my dedication towards the revolution,” says Namuna in Ankhai Agadi Sangini ko Shahadat before she is killed. “Sacrifice is made by a revolutionary, not by a particular caste or sex.”
Could we not show a little of our conduct this season by reforming the self established loolaing culture to its complete deletion?
Geetanjali UpadhyayaWhat's the best punishment?
I was wondering what would be the best punishment for the perpetrators if they are caught. What would make the girls feel they have been justified?
Medha SharmaEnsuring quality education in Jumla
It is essential to incorporate local curriculum that will help understand and promote local resources and economic activities.
The Challenge of Being a Pedestrian in Kathmandu
How can it be that in a society where family values are still strong, drivers do not have a minimum consideration for their fellow pedestrians?
Isabelle LippitschWho will win the Cricket World Cup?
Although at this point it is hard to pin point the team that will win this World Cup, I see either New Zealand or Australia lifting the trophy.
Chandra Sharma PoudyalBeing versus Having
The West (or rather the material world) has, in the imagination of these youngsters, become the key to happiness, a synonym of El Dorado, a piece of heaven. It might appear so from far. But beyond the pleasant comfort, the sense of insecurity in people's lives in these societies is such that it creates all kinds of fears.
Challenges of Nepali Cricket
The bitter truth of the current team is that there is a dearth of strong bench players. Form or no form, the team is forced to play with the same set of players with some minor changes.
Bikash KCThe Ocean Refuses No River
It’s clear from the effort in Nepal that sharing a small amount of time each week for cleaning the environment and social responsibility can make a positive difference. These actions are a good example for others to follow.
Carol MilnerWhere's my right to sleep?
I wonder if we have any law related to noise, any Act related to heavy vehicles plying in the residential areas. I'm not talking about one or two vehicles bringing in drinking water or building materials into the neighborhood; I'm talking about small roads turning into highways for heavy vehicles.