Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a wanted notice listing Chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal as absconding.MORE
Decision to provide cellphones to elected representatives normal: KMC
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has defended the decision to provide smartphones worth up to Rs 30,000 each to the elected members of the executive committee.US Embassy driver found dead inside its recreation center
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - A driver working with the US Embassy in Kathmandu has been found dead at the embassy's Phora Durbar Recreation Center in Thamel on Thursday.Former ANFA general secretary Shahi arrested for fraud
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - Former general secretary of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested on charge of fraud. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested Shahi from Tokha on Thursday on charge of ripping off Rs 10 million.
Wanted notice against Tax Settlement Commission chair Mahat, member Dhakal
Setopati, Kathmandu, June 22 - The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has issued a wanted notice listing Chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal as absconding.SC asks EC to furnish torn ballots of Bharatpur Metropolis
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 20 - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has asked the Election Commission (EC) to furnish ballots that were torn during the vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City.Nepali man who choked his wife after crash gets two years jail
Agencies , Sydney, June 20 - A man, who intentionally choked his wife until one of her eyes popped and her lips turned blue, has been jailed for two years. Dipak Adhikari, a father-of-two, was sentenced to two years jail in Gosford Local Court on June 15 — the maximum penalty possible for a single offence in that jurisdiction — after a last minute plea change, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Internet services in Darjeeling hills disrupted
Security forces were on high alert
Agencies , Darjeeling, June 19 - Internet services in and around Darjeeling were disrupted since Saturday midnight following instruction allegedly issued by the state government. According to Hindustan Times reports, the disruption triggered partial outage since late night on Saturday, posing a handicap for Gorkhaland agitators.Constitutional Council meet held to recommend CJ ends inconclusively
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 19 - The meeting of Constitutional Council held Monday to recommend the name of chief justice (CJ) has ended inconclusively after the main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who is also the Council's member, asked for time to study about acting CJ Gopal Parajuli.Bomb goes off in Kapilvastu's Banganga, 9 injured
Setopati , Kathmandu, June 18 - A bomb went off at Gajehada of Banganga Municipality ward no.14 of Kapilvastu on Sunday. According to police, the bomb was exploded at a time when the joint panel of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) were filing their nominations for June 28 local level elections.
PM Deuba meets RPP leader Rana
Kathmandu, June 22 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Pashupati Shumsher Rana, held meeting today.People forced to go to private facilities for diagnosis of scrub typhus
Chitwan, June 22 - A halt in the supply of kits required for diagnosing scrub typhus from the government-level here has forced people to visit the private health facility in need.NC candidate in Letang dies
Morang, June 22 - A candidate for the second round of local-level election died in the district this morning. Matrika Prasad Bhandari, 56, of Letang Municipality-6 in Morang district, who was the Nepali Congress candidate for the post of member from open quota of ward no 6 of Letang Municipality, died due to heart-related disease.
Statute can be amended after three-tier elections: Nembang
Panchthar, June 22 - Deputy Leader of the CPN (UML) Parliamentary Party, Subas Nembang, has said that the constitution could be amended only after holding three-tier of elections.Croc attack victim returns home
Chitwan, June 22 - Prasad Mahato, 46, of Dharmapur of Chitwan Khairehani Municipality-13 who was severely injured in a crocodile attack has returned home following his recovery after a three-week stay in a hospital. He had lost his right hand to the deadly attack that happened on May 31.Suicide bombing in Helmand kills at least 26
Kandahar (Afghanistan), June 22 - A local police chief in Afghanistan says a suicide car bombing targeted Afghan soldiers lining up outside a bank in southern Helmand province, killing at least 26 people. Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz says the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital. He says dozens of people were wounded in the explosion outside a Kabul Bank branch.
Govt's responsibility to hold election in fearless environment: Home Minister Sharma
Biratnagar, June 22 - Minister for Home Affairs, Janardan Sharma, has said that it is the responsibility of the government to hold the election in a fearless environment. Inaugurating a Regional Security Seminar of province no 1 at Biratnagar amidst a function here today, Home Minister Sharma said that the role of local-level election was significant for constitution implementation.945 women in race in Dang election
Dang, June 22 - A total of 954 women are in election race for different posts in Dang district in the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28. As per the data provided by the Office of the Chief Returning Officer, Dang, 171 women candidates are vying for different posts in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City, 173 women in Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City and 102 in Lamahi Municipality.Procedure for Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track approved
Kathmandu, June 22 - The meeting of the Council of the Ministers on Thursday approved the procedure regarding the construction of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track in the stipulated time. The government earlier had decided to give the responsibility of constructing the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to the Nepal Army.
RJP's suicidal move
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.
EditorialMaoist commitment torn in Bharatpur
There is no confusion about who tore the ballots in Bharatpur. Nepal Police under Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has already revealed that Maoist cadres, who tore the ballots, have been arrested. The only remaining questions are why CPN (Maoist Center) tore the ballots and what happens next.
EditorialUsable 'full budget'
The budget statement of this year will be a full budget for the entire year but sans announcement of new policy initiatives and new projects and programs.
Dr. Hemant Dabadi
Oops! Deuba does it again
Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.
Prem DhakalChallenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab SharmaMaking sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Not so golden
Many of the problems students face at school is created by the system. There is this decadent and outdated mentality among educationists, policy makers, teachers, parents and the society as a whole which treats every student like a finished factory product with a definite size, shape and color, whereas the fact is that every human being is different with a distinct personality, strength and weaknesses.
Chandra Mani BimaliHigh rate internet addiction, poor sleep, depression in Nepali undergraduates
A recent study published in the journal, BMC Psychiatry has found that a high percentage of undergraduate students suffer from internet addiction, depression and poor sleep quality. The study was based on 984 students from 27 undergraduate campuses in Chitwan and Kathmandu. The researchers relied on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Young’s Internet Addiction Test and Patient Health Questionnaire-9, to see how students were faring in these important areas.
Gemma HawkinsLDCs told to improve their efforts in renewable energy
The recent Regional Meeting on Sustainable Energy of the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs) took place recently in Kathmandu, with stakeholders encouraging LDCs to make the important switch from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
Why shy away?
People (specifically men) urinate in public, smoke openly, get drunk in public places, and they just get away with it. Isn't it a bizarre world where all of these things can actually happen openly and girls have to feel ashamed about the most natural phenomenon?
Bibhu Thapaliya ShresthaStaying true to our environmental roots
Although we had so important practise why did we miss to internalize it? AGIL paradigm is the best way which helps us understand why we failed. The AGIL paradigm is a sociological scheme created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in the 1950s. It is a systematic depiction of certain societal functions, which every society must meet to be able to maintain stable social life.
Sanjay AdhikariJhamsikhel as I knew - II
Incidentally, Arun Thapa, though of much younger generation also lived here. He was blessed with a typical voice quality. He had a tragic love life, it is believed, the effect of which was quite apparent in his sad songs. At times he used to be seen playing with the bhajan mandali at the Hasapota Ganesh.
Jhamsikhel as I knew
Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.
Hemant ArjyalEmpowering local bodies
It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.
Hemant ArjyalMayors can reduce vehicle tax
Schedule 8 of the constitution of Nepal is concerned with the List of Powers\Jurisdiction for the Local Level. Number 4 of the Schedule mentions “vehicle tax” within the jurisdiction of the local level. At the same time article 57(4) mentions that in regard to the list included in Schedule 8, the local level has the rights to formulate laws to the extent that they do not contradict the federal laws or the constitution.
Inaccessibility hinders inclusion
Ironically, very few such accessible physical structures and information systems are there even in the capital city Kathmandu. Establishing accessible structures is not an easy task though, as it requires huge resources backed by technology.
Sabina ThapaBad schools
Boarding schools get commission everywhere from books to uniform. Most charge heavily for computer education, science lab, library, games, medicine, but hardly provide anything to the students. I know a school in Damak (no name) with almost 2,000 students which charges almost Rs 1,000 for library but surprising does not even provide a newspaper to students and teachers.
Chandra Mani BimaliSaubhagya Shah: A Tribute
He had dared to put his own life aside, and gone in to improve a national institution that most people of his caliber would not waste their time with. Saubhagya could have gone to any academic institution of his choosing. And yet here he was, sitting in the small office, very much at home, discussing the latest assignment with his teachers and his students.