- Krishna Dangi
Krishna Janmasthami at Patan Durbar Square (Photo Feature)
Krishna Dangi, Kathmandu, Sept 5 - The day is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Sri Krishna, an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu. Krishna was believed to have taken birth on the eighth lunar day (Ashtami) of the waning moon of the Nepali month of Bhadra in a prison, where his maternal uncle Kansa had held his parents captive.Brushstrokes on the walls
Prawash Gautam - Through his art, an unborn child pleads against abortion; a woman burnt alive by her husband tells her story ('Jalayiyeki Ma'); and, the country rises up from the rubble of the devastation inflicted by powerful earthquake.World's shortest person Chandra Bahadur Dangi dies
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept. 4 - The world's shortest living person, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has died on Friday.
Policeman injured in clash with demonstrators in Bardiya dies
Ganesh Shrestha, Bardiya, Sept. 4 - A head constable of Nepal Police, Dev Bahadur Pandey, who sustained injuries during a clash with demonstrators in Mainapokhar of Bardiaya district on Friday, has died while undergoing treatment, SSP Bhiru Basnet of Bheri Police told Setopati.RPP-N to call on CIAA to probe corruption in medical colleges
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 4 - The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) said it will launch a protest campaign against the widespread corruption and malpractices prevalent in Nepal's medical education sector.Together for Dr Govinda KC
Prakash Lama - Youths comprising students (including medical students) and general public expressed their solidarity to senior orthopedic and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Govinda KC, who is on a fast-unto-death since the past ten days, by taking out a rally in support of the cause raised by the doctor.
NC Madhesi-Tharu lawmakers unite to press leadership
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 2 - Constituent Assembly (CA) members of the Nepali Congress (NC) representing Madhesi and Tharu communities have demanded that the party leadership implement the 5-point demands, which they had jointly put forth earlier.Kalaiya declared riot-hit zone amid increasing unrest
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 2 - Local administration has declared Kalaiya of Bara district as riot-hit zone after situation became increasingly tense throughout on Tuesday.Parliament begins deliberation on corruption in medical colleges
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 1 - The meeting of the legislature-parliament today began discussion on the issue of corruption in the country's medical education sector.
3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student
AP, JAIPUR, India, Sept 5 - A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.Indian Ambassador Rae inaugurates Tripura Sundari Temple in Dolpa
Dolpa (Tripurakot), Sept 5 - Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, on Saturday inaugurated the Bala Tripura Sundari Temple at Tripurakot VDC-1 in Dolpa district.Thousands join funeral procession of five protesters killed in Birgunj clashes
Setopati, Birgunj, Sept 5 - Thousands of people joined the combined funeral procession of the five protesters killed during clashes with the security force in Birgunj during the Madhesh protest began in Birgunj on Saturdy with thousands of people joining in the procession.
Commission should finalize federalism issues: Nepal
Kathmandu, Sept 5 - Senior leader of the CPN (UML), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that the issues of federalism should be finalized by forming a commission.PM condoles Dangi's demise
Kathmandu, Sept. 5 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that he was deeply saddened by the demise of Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world’s shortest man. Dangi died in course of treatment in the USA on Friday.Billionaire offers to buy island for refugees fleeing Syrian and other wars
Agencies - Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris is reported of making an offer to buy an island for the thousands of refugee fleeing war in Syria and other places.
Govt positive on Dr Govinda KC's demands
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept. 5 - Dr Govinda KC is likely to break his fast-unto-death by Saturday evening after the government agreed to meet most of his demands regarding reforms in the country's medical education sector.Rafael Nadal falls to Fabio Fognini at U.S. Open
AP, NEW YORK, Sept 5 - For the first time in his career, Rafael Nadal lost a Grand Slam match after taking a two-set lead. And for the first time since 2004, he will end a season without winning at least one Grand Slam title.3 int'l flights disrupted after hoax bomb call in Delhi
PTI, New Delhi, Sep 5 - Two international flights were called back while one which was preparing for departure from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here was taken to an isolation bay due to a bomb scare early today, sources said.
Dr KC's hunger strike is not ill-timed
Those who question the timing of KC’s movement are perhaps guided by a presumption that political issues are far more important than social and material needs (food, shelter, education, health, etc.) of the everyday life. Any musing will help see politics and socio-material requirements not as dichotomous categories but as relational categories that can and should go hand in hand.
Bicram Rijal & Bishnu TimilsinaBeyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal
Sanctions for plagiarizing should be such that even if they are discovered years after the degree has been granted, the university in question should be able to retract the degree(s) it has granted to the student in question.
Pratyoush OntaResource management for reconstruction
To achieve resilient and sustainable infrastructures post-disaster, the issue of resource availability for reconstruction and potential bottlenecks in the resource management process must be addressed as a priori.
The Proposed Higher Education Policy: It Will Not Do!
The Higher Education Policy text prepared by the UGC can hardly be called a policy document that comes out of a deep analysis of the HE sector in Nepal. Instead, it is a bunch of statements with good intentions but one that does not lay out the various competing possibilities to really inform policy choices that those who rule Nepal and those who are important players in the HE field can benefit from.
Devendra Uprety, Pramod Bhatta and Pratyoush OntaHow can parents help heal children traumatized by earthquake?
Families can best help their children cope with the traumatic experience of a destructive earthquake by first making sure they feel safe and secure. They should attempt to get back to normal and usual routines as soon as the situation permits. Adults should allow, but not force their child to express their upsetting feelings and parents can be most helpful by being caring listeners.
Robert LeveHidden costs behind zero-cost migration policy
It is a matter of concern that the debate around this issue focuses on so much black and white and not so much in the spectrum in between. Yes, corruption is indeed rampant in the foreign employment sector in Nepal, but it is so precisely because it offers attractive rent-seeking opportunities for policymakers, who are in charge of regulating recruitment agencies.
Nepal's prosperity lies in the hands of youths
The most important part of the education is to imbibe the confidence among the students the spirit of “I can do it”. That will in turn result in “we can do it” and “Nepal will do it”.
APJ Abdul KalamHow good is the draft constitution?
A review of just a few clauses in the draft is enough to demonstrate that it is full of ambiguity, overloaded with ideological overtone and contradictions - perhaps a reflection of the horse-trading between the top three parties who squabbled for years before they came up with the document.
Naresh KoiralaEarthquake 2015 and tourism: Impact and solutions
It’s worthwhile to inform Russian people about Nepal’s rich history, religion, culture, people, cuisine and beautiful landscapes. Only little proportion of Russians know about the historically and culturally affluent Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, for instance. Once informed about Nepal, however, many of them could put Nepal on their top destination list.
In order to find Kathmandu, you need to find yourself. And you won't have to look too hard, for Kathmandu is extraordinary in its most ordinary self.
Marija GrujovskaBook Review: The downside of Maoist conflict
'Manchheko Rang' is the story of the people who never took part in the war but endured its suffering.
Rohit KhatiwadaCrafting my anxiety
I have realized I am deeply depressed and I definitely need to do something about it. I have decided to take psychological help before I skid deeper into confusions. But first I want to craft my anxiety by writing it down. I will write for my own well-being.
Nepali Cricket: The Journey Continues
For long, the industry of the players in the field had overshadowed the issues that mar Nepali cricket. However, finishing right at the bottom in two recent tours distant from the equatorial regions has brought them to the surface.
Sujan AdhikariFew facts about Hepatitis C
With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis, we can save many lives on a daily basis and eventually eliminate this disease. Nepal is categorized into country with moderate prevalence of Hepatitis C (prevalence rate 1.5-3.5% of the total population). Sexual exposure and perinatal transmission is also the source of infection, although not much significant. Patients who receive multiple blood transfusions, like those suffering from Thalassemia and Hemophilia are also prone to the infection.
Dr. Vivek SharmaMithila Diaries
Don’t judge me but I said, "I am Madhesi" and the couple did not understand me and walked away. They looked lost, so did I. At the age of 11 or 12, I changed my name from "Moni" to "Monica". Not so important. Also not very important that I cried each time I was put into a non-Nepali category. I felt bad when, at the age of 16, I heard the guy I liked saying "who's going to date that “dhoti".
Darjeeling's gift to Tupche
Quality education, modern teaching approaches and qualified teachers were a far cry for the small, remote village of Tupche.That's when Puran Sir came from Darjeeling along with his wife and some of his teacher friends. Since then, he and his team have worked rigorously for the betterment of the school and the students.
Janhabi HamalAfter the Quake: Reflections of a Trek Operator
It has been almost three months since the first quake and the long-term physical damage to the trekking areas appears to be mostly confined to the Langtang and Manaslu regions. However, the damage to the reputation of Nepal tourism appears to be far more widespread and long-lasting. We feel fortunate that the Kathmandu valley and the major trekking routes in the Everest and Annapurna regions were either largely unaffected or have recovered well from the quakes.
Andrew LeonardZero-cost migration policy: A first step towards improving labor migration
Government is one of the major beneficiaries of the sweat and blood of the migrant workers, with a quarter of the GDP sustained by the remittance. Meanwhile, manpower agencies have become richer than ever. It is the responsibility of these beneficiaries to make sure that the workers get a fair deal.
Jebli Shrestha/July 19