Province 2 Results
NC first, UML second with counting in 55 units
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in Province 2 that went to polling for local bodies on Monday.EC seeks correction of decision to expand Cabinet
Kathmandu, Sept 19 - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government to make correction of its Monday decision of expanding the size of Council of Ministers.Modi greets PM Deuba on Constitution Day
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has greeted PM Sher Bahadur Deuba on the occasion of Constitution Day. Modi sent his greetings to PM Deuba Monday evening, senior media expert to PM Deuba Govinda Pariyar confirmed with Setopati.
73 percent voter turnout in Province 2
Kathmandu, Sept 18 - The Election Commission (EC) has said that a total of 73 percent voter turnout was recorded in the elections held today in Province No. 2.KU sets higher MBBS fees defying govt
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - Kathmandu University (KU) has set higher fees for MBBS course defying the ceiling set by the government for medical education.Deuba expands Cabinet yet again
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday has expanded his Cabinet on Monday inducting two state ministers from RPP-Prajatantrik that recently split from RPP.
Doctors to be made to pay for negligence
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - The government will bring legislation to make the doctors concerned compensate for death and serious damages due to their negligence.Gopal Khadka calls his sacking extra-judicial
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - Sacked Managing Director of the Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Khadka has called his sacking 'on the basis of accusations by a media house, extra-judicial.Deuba to expand Cabinet yet again
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 18 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba will expand his Cabinet for the seventh time on Monday inducting two state ministers from RPP-Prajatantrik that recently split from RPP.
Vote count in Balara Municipality disrupted
Sarlahi, Sept 19 - The counting of votes in Balara Municipality in Sarlahi district has been disrupted, following a dispute that ensued between the cadres of Nepali Congress (NC) and Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal here Tuesday.30-ft statue of AK-47 rifle designer unveiled in Moscow
AP, Moscow, Sept 19 - A towering monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the prolific assault rifle that bears his name, has been unveiled in Moscow.Over 46,000 passengers make advance ticket bookings for Dashain
Kathmandu, Sept 19 - A total of 46,465 passengers have booked the tickets online in advance for short and long route to travel out of Kathmandu Valley for Dashain.
Kailali continues to report malaria cases
Dhangadhi, Sept 19 - Kailali, one of the tarai districts in the far-western Nepal, continues to record the malaria cases, despite efforts to control this mosquito-borne disease.Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map
AP , Yangon, Sept 19 - For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is, quite literally, being wiped off the map.NC leading in three units in Sarlahi
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Nepali Congress (NC) is leading in three local units in Sarlahi district while CPN-UML is leading in two, and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) in one.
Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands
AP , Roseau, Sept 19 - Hurricane Maria pounded the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.Maoist Center, FSF-N lead in two units in Dhanusha
Setoapti, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - CPN (Maoist Center) and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) are leading in two local units each in Dhanusha district, and Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML in one each.NC leads in 3 units in Bara
Setopati, Kathmandu, Sept 19 - Nepali Congress (NC) leads in three local bodies in Bara district while CPN-UML and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal lead in two each, and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) in one.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher ThapaEffect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
Anup PaudelAir pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley
According to the World Air Quality Index website, Air quality index of Ratnapark, Kathmandu was 158 on April 22 which is unhealthy. This means children and people with respiratory diseases should avoid outdoor exertion at this pollution level. If this quantity increases to more than 300, air quality level is considered as hazardous which means everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.
Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.
Bhushan AryalOne Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
Chintamani MahapatraRJP'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.
Maoist 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 DabadiOops! 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.
My Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
Swarnima GurungBe an example, not teacher to your kids
I don’t intend to draw comparisons, but I can’t help notice a vast difference in the way kids these days are, and I only have the parents to blame. Because let's face it, just at the quote, I mentioned above goes, kids only become what they see.
Prekshya Lamichhane KunwarThe return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Sukriti SharmaCan Nepal ever develop?
The visionary leadership should come up with comprehensive plans for economic reforms. Conducive environment for conducting business or opening up factories/industries, to be precise for investment should be made. Foreigners are willing to invest but not without a minimum guarantee of return for their investment.
Rajesh PoudelA hospital on the ridge
The story of Chautara Hospital would not be complete without recalling the enthusiasm and dedication shown by the doctor who was working in the hospital then. His interest was to get the hospital running at the earliest, and he hence took a great interest in the construction works. He would even run everywhere including the Finance Ministry for release of funds. He also acted as the de facto site supervisor during our absence. But the contractors took it as an unnecessary nose-poking by the doctor.
Humiliation at TIA
Despite having a valid visa to travel, I had to experience disgusting verbal abuse for 15 minutes from the three immigration officers. The questions they asked me were unnecessary, very personal and a far cry from the questions that are meant to be asked by the immigration officers under unclear situations only
Reshma SinghDreams and drains
A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.
Hemant ArjyalGovt apathy toward flood control
While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.