Veteran communist leader Sahana Pradhan passed away at 11 pm last night. Pradhan, who was receiving treatment of lungs infection and stroke for long, breathed her last at Bayodha Hospital in the capital city. She was 88 years-old. MORE
Late Sahana Pradhan's body taken to Pashupati Aryaghat
Setopati, September 23, 2014 - The body of late Sahana Pradhan has been taken to Pashupatinath Aryaghat for final rites.Nepalese prodigy sets lofty ambitions
FIFA.com, September 23, 2014 - "I want to establish myself as a good player there and hopefully also help create opportunities for Nepalese players."Veteran communist leader Sahana Pradhan passes away
Kathmandu, Sept 23: - Veteran communist leader Sahana Pradhan passed away last night. Receiving treatment of lungs infection and stroke for long, the 88-year-old leader breathed her last at Bayodha Hospital in the capital city.
Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Zwanziger
Reuters - The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday.Nepal signs Upper Karnali PDA with India
Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Nepal and India have signed the Project Development Agreement (PDA) regarding the 900 megawatt-Upper Karnali Hydro Power Project based in western Nepal.Copies of PTA, PDA burnt
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - The CPN-M led by Mohan Baidya has brunt copies of the Project Development Agreement (PDA) that is supposed to be signed with GMR-Consortium and Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with the government of India.
PM Koirala leaving for UN General Assembly
Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is scheduled to leave for New York in the US on Friday to attend the 69th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.Sharma appointed NHRC Chairman
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - The Constitutional Council has appointed former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Anupraj Sharma as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. The Council has appointed Mohana Ansari, Sudip Pathak, and Govinda Poudel as the members of the national human rights watch dog.Upper Karnali PDA draft finalized
Setopati, Kathmandu - Investment Board Nepal has finalized the draft of the Project Development Agreement (PDA) that is supposed to be signed with the GMR-consortium for the development of the 900 megawatt Upper Karnali Project.
ICC World Cricket League to be held in Malaysia
September 23, 2014 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 is going to be held in Malaysia from 23 to 30 October in Kuala Lumpur.Jeep veers off road in Myagdi, 11 die
Setopati, September 23, 2014 - 11 people have died in a jeep accident in Histan of Myagdi district. The jeep (Ga 1 Ja, 4324), which was heading from Ramche to Beni was fell off 200 metres down the road in Histan-7.Traffic closure hits life in mid, far-west
Dhangadhi, Sept 23 - Normal life in the Mid-Western and Far-Western districts has been affected due to the traffic halt called by the CPN-Maoist.
Leaders admit preoccuption with power-sharing politics
Kathmandu, Sept 23 - Leaders of various political parties on Monday admitted that they were preoccupied with power-sharing politics for the past eight years in the run-up of the peace process.India PM Modi to fast during maiden US visit
NEW DELHI, Sept 22, 2014 (AFP) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to observe a nine-day religious fast during his upcoming visit to the United States, during which he will make his maiden speech to the UN General Assembly.Dead body left unclaimed in hospital
Achham, Sept 23 - A dead body of a woman has been left unattended at the District Hospital, Mangalsen, for lack of identity.
DDC's tussle with Electricity Office leave 150 households in dark
Palpa, Sept 23 - As many as 150 households from Dovan-2 are forced to live in dark after dispute mounted between the District Development Committee, and the Electricity Authority Office in the district.Medical reports show PM Koirala in good health
New York, Sept 23 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala visited the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre for health check up.Salt shortage at 26 VDCs in Achham
Achham, Sept 22 - Some 26 VDCs in Achham district have been facing shortage of salt.
Should 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?
Thomas BellReflection on Dr. Govinda KC's photo exhibition
He pointed to a picture in which a group of boys and girls were stretching to catch an inside view of a thatched hut. “The villagers knew that a doctor was sheltering in the hut, so they gathered in the yard early in the morning yard to get medical checkup,” he said.
Naresh N. Sharma
Building national infrastructure in radiation safety: The first steps
It has become essential for the government to initiate the collection and hence preservation of data related to radiation health professionals, equipment related to diagnostic and radio therapy and organize training, workshop, radiation safety awareness programs and to come up with a long-term plan to ensure radiation safety in Nepal.
Suresh PoudelPeace disrupted in Shanti Vatika should not be forgotten
Just because a group of strong headed youth belonging to a certain Vaidanik Sanatan Hindu Rastra Nepal decided to harass a group of youth belonging to another ideology and label them as anti-Hindus or foreign agents does not mean that it reflects the psychology of the Nepali people in general.
Namrata SharmaExcess liquidity: Pros and cons
The continued negative interest rate is clearly an early warning that Nepal’s financial system is warming up for return to the baking crisis of 2010.
Building Hill Madhesh harmony
These issues are far too sensitive and certainly touch the raw nerves of all the Nepalese. And they must be seen as touching the nerve of the Madhesh people too.
Bihari Krishna ShresthaProtecting women in the Gulf
The government should develop a mechanism to learn from the experiences of returnees and should teach the migrants to handle difficult situations in the alien land. The government has to ensure that all the women leaving the country for Gulf to work as maids are well aware of socio-cultural factors, legal provisions and ways to claim rights.
Sangeeta RijalPlanning Commission: Myths and Realities
NPC reforms should be oriented toward establishing an institution that would replace the existing NPC system with a purely advisory agency that would conduct extensive research and advise various layers of governments on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies.
Why 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.
-Vibek Sharma DhakalOn being 18
It’s all my misfortune that I’ve already grown. Grown to be 18. I successfully completed 6,570 days of my life.
Sakshi PaudelPower of Appreciation
After that day, whenever I feel low, I just take a Walk of Thanks. I reel gratitude for every small pleasures that I have. I thank them for making my day as good as it has to be.
Medical Physics in fight against cancer: Experience of ICMPROI-2014
It is high time for the Government of Nepal to formulate national radiation protection law, establish medical physics department using ionizing radiation in hospitals, particularly in cancer centers, run an intensive medical physics program in graduate level and help NAMP to conduct trainings, research, awareness and other programs.
Suresh PoudelTeenage Distractions
I personally think teenage years are the most important and precious time period in a person’s life. Some people might not agree but the majority of people probably do. Although teenage years are the most valued phase, it can also ruin your life if you make a wrong decision at the wrong time.
Anusha Uprety/September 5, 2014You can be a memory champion
Would you also like to be a memory champion? Believe it or not, you can also be a memory champion. But the first thing you need to do is to come up with a memory system, called mnemonic that helps you remember many things.
Bio-medical understanding of Ebola viral infection
Yes many people from Africa do visit Nepal so they can bring virus to Nepal. But there is no need to panic. As direct contact with an infected person is required for the virus to spread, health officials say the risk to the public is “very low”.
Sagar RegmiWhen I got on the bus
I got off saying good bye to her. Our eyes collided as if we were coming from the different polar. She peeped through the window until that bus moved, until her eyes could run after me. I watched my mobile for the time but it was totally empty. I tried looked up towards the bus. There was nothing but molecules of dust flying in the dim twilight.
Janakee Gautam/August 27, 2014Dysfunctional state and misplaced priorities
The Modi euphoria and the uproar in the Parliament over the killing of a don show misplaced priorities of our representatives.