As the country struggles to draft a new constitution, some leaders from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and Hindu activists have formally launched a campaign to restore Hinduism in Nepal. On Friday, they formed a 25-member 'Hindu Rastra Punarsthapana Campaign' which will launch various programs for the restoration of Hinduism in Nepal. Nepal, formerly a Hindu Kingdom, was turned into a secular republic after the regime change in 2006. MORE
Committee formed to restore Hinduism in Nepal
Setopati, Kathamdnu, Oct 31 - As the country struggles to draft a new constitution, some prominent leaders from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and Hindu activists have formally launched a campaign to restore Hinduism in Nepal.Factionalism deepens within UML
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 31 - The intra-party factionalism has deepened in the ruling CPN-UML. On Friday, party senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal issued a separate accusing party Chairman KP Sharma Oli of violating the party's norms and values. In the statement, Oli's arch-rival has argued that the party is being led unilaterally, ignoring the voices of the opposition inside the party.22-party alliance for drafting constitution through consensus
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 31 - The 22-party alliance led by UCPN (Maoist) has reached the conclusion that the constitution cannot be drafted if the parties fail to garner consensus on the disputed constitutional issues.
UML CC meeting postponed
Setopati, October 31 - The scheduled central committee meeting of the CPN-UML has been postponed to Tuesday next week. The party postponed the meeting after holding preliminary discussions on the agendas. The leaders said that they decided to postpone the meeting as they have to attend the meetings of the Constitutional-Political Committee at the Constituent Assembly.Nepali cricketers get heroes' welcome
Kathmandu, Oct 31: - Nepal cricketers have arrived home after playing a series of games in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Malaysia and winning the title. With the win, Nepal has been promoted to Division to 2.UML to review its position on constitutional issues
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 31 - The ruling CPN-UML is holding a meeting of the party central committee on Friday to review the party's position on the outstanding constitutional issues. The party's earlier decision was to float a seven-province multi-ethnic federal provinces, but the party chairman KP Sharma Oli has stated in his recent speeches that UML doesn’t want more than four provinces.
Three-party meeting at Baluwatar
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 30 - The scheduled three party meeting on Thursday has been postponed after the UCPN (Maoist) demanded that Prime Minister Sushil Koirala compulsorily attend the meeting. The top leaders of the three major parties were scheduled to hold a meeting at Peace Secretariat at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The meeting was postponed after the Maoists argued that there is no meaning of such a meeting if the prime minister doesn't attend it.Police, gamblers clash
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 29 - Police arrested 14 gamblers from Morang district on Thursday. Similarly, there was a clash between security personnel and a group of gamblers in Siraha district. Police fired several rounds of bullets in the air as the gamblers attacked the policemen. Police failed to arrest the gamblers.Nepal wins ICC World Cricket Leave Division 3 Title
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 30 - Nepal defeated Uganda by 62 runs and won the title of the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on Thursday. Winning the toss, Nepal scored 223 runs losing all wickets in 59.5 overs. Uganda was limited to 161 runs after it lost all the wickets in 44.1 overs.
Meeting of Bhattarai-led committee postponed
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 31 - The meeting of the Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee led by Baburam Bhattarai has been postponed to Saturday.Chopper out of order for six days
Dolpa, Oct 31 - A helicopter of Fishtail Air that was flown to carry a foreign national from Nangla mountain pass, some 192 kilometers from the district headquarters Dunai, has remained grounded for six days.Kanchanpur landless people against government move
Kanchanpur, Oct 31 - The landless squatters in Kanchanpur staged protest demonstrations at Mahendranagar today. They held the demonstration, protesting against the government's move to provide 12 dhur land to each landless family in urban area and five kattha in rural areas.
Christiana for retaining secularism
Kathmandu, Oct 31 - The National Christian Federation has demanded that the political parties agree on making the constitutional provision on secularism non-amendable.House meeting meeting postpones for half an hour
Kathmandu, Oct 31 - Today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been postponed for half an hour after lawmakers of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)-Nepal objected over the statement of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bamdev Gautam, regarding removing religious leaders, who have been staging a relay hunger strike, from Shantibatika, Ratnapark, in view of the upcoming SAARC Summit.Absconding rhino horn smugglers arrested and jailed
Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Oct 31 - The Chitwan National Park has arrested and sent jail to a rhino horn smuggler who has been at large without serving the jail term sentenced to him.
Conservation-focused programme on anvil
Rautahat, Oct 31 - The conservation-focused programme is on anvil in Chure region of Rautahat which has been reeling under the problem of encroachment.Management of unattended dead bodies challenging
Chitwan, Oct 31 - The management of dead bodies has seen challenges with the rise in the number. The mortuary located on the premises of Bharatpur Hospital has the limited capacity to accommodate six dead bodies.Police squad confiscates illegal goods
Ilam, Oct 31 - A special police team deputed from Zonal Police Office, Jhapa, Mechi has confiscated illegal goods worth around Rs 300,000 from Pashupatinagar-Manebhanjyang area.
SAARC needs collective measures against terrorism
A country's ambition to destabilize its neighbors would be counterproductive and can create new security risks in the region. Any leader projecting global image through SAARC leadership should change the traditional mentality and policy.
-Pramod Raj SedhainAre 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 Adhikari
Faulty 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.
Prem KhanalA 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.
The 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.
Magnus HatlebakkBacterial 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.
Kathmandu is your home, that’s enough reason to keep it clean!
As easy as it is to fall in love with Kathmandu it is also easy to hate it. Home does not end at our house’s doorstep. Home is every space that makes an important part of our everyday life.
Abha DhitalGandhian 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?
Make 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.
Pratik RimalLost 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 Dhakal
Memories 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.
Gopal ThapaWomen 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.