PM to talk to Indian leaders on PTA
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Thursday that he would himself talk to Indian leaders on the contentious issues of Power Trade Agreement (PTA) and Project Development Agreement (PDA).
Bijaya Kumar's Khusi to be released on Sept 12
Setopati, August 21 - Khusi, a book by reputed journalist Bijaya Kumar, will hit the market on September 12. The book is being published by Fine Prints.Nepal U-16 cricket team returns from Malaysia
August 21 - U-16 cricket team of Nepal has returned back after being crowned the winner in the U-16 premier cricket tournament held in Malaysia.Bhattarai forms parallel committee in Kathmandu
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 20 - The Maoist faction led by party's senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has formed a parallel committee in Kathhmandu district. While party leader Himal Sharma from the party establishment has stated that he is the party's official chairman of Kathmandu district, Shrestha claimed that Sharma was never elected to that post.
Bhattarai faction forming parallel committee in Ktm
August 19 - The UCPN (M) faction led by party leader Baburam Bhattarai is preparing to form a parallel committee in Kathmandu district.NSU pressurizes police to release rape accused
Setopati, August 20 - Activists of Nepal Students Union (NSU), student wing of the ruling Nepali Congress, have been pressurizing the police to release one Nawaraj Khadka who is in police custody on the charge of raping a minor girl in Morang district.Nepal wins U-16 Premier title by defeating Malaysia
August 20 - Nepal has won the U-16 Premier title by defeating Malaysia by 32 runs. Nepal had set a target of 162 to Malaysia in tournament being held in Malaysia.
Lost glory of Kathmandu
Prawash Gautam, August 19 - Bagmati and other rivers of the Valley were central to the lives of its residents. It was a part of their daily rituals and routine. People's day began by taking bath in the river and worshipping the shrines around them. They irrigated the valley's fertile soil and produced crops.Three DIGs move SC against AIG promotion
August 19 - Three DIGs have moved the apex court stating that the promotion to AIG was against the norms of the laws.Katawal is an opportunist par excellence: PKD
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 18 - Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Tuesday that former Nepal Army (NA) chief Rookmangud Katawal is an opportunist par excellence and that his recently published book is factually wrong and full of lies.
Rapist sentenced to five years in prison
Rajbiraj, Aug. 21 - The District court, Saptari, has sentenced Devkumar Sada, a resident of Madhupatti VDC-3, Rajbiraj,to five years imprisonment after finding him guilty of raping a woman from Saptari.Police nab 3 VOIP operators
Police have arrested three Bangladeshi nationals on the charge of illegally running Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services in the capital.Girl drowns in a ditch
Gaur (Rautahat), Aug. 21 - A girl drowned in a flooded at Jingdiya VDC-1 in the district Wednesday evening.
One killed, seven injured in truck accident
Gajuri (Dhading), Aug. 21 - One person died and eight others were injured when a truck (Na 1 Kha 8182) heading to Birgunj from Kathmandu plunged into the Trishuli River at Benighat VDC-1 Malekhu along the Prithvi Highway this morning.Man-eating tiger captured
Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Aug. 20 - A tiger which claimed the life of an officer with the Chitwan National Park, Harichand Bot, has been captured by the park staff.CPDCC begins discussions about constitutional court
Kathmandu, Aug. 20 - The Constitutional-Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) of the Constituent Assembly began discussions on whether or not to establish the constitutional court permanently. The dispute resolution committee formed under the then Judicial Committee had agreed on the establishment of constitutional court.
Health Desk set up at Birgunj transit point
Birgunj, Aug. 20 - A special alertness has been adopted at the border transit point in Parsa to prevent the entry of the Ebola virus into the country.Nomination of 26 CA members through consensus: Minister Rijal
Biratnagar, Aug, 20 - Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal has said the government was holding talks with the parties in connection with the nomination of remaining 26 members to the Constituent Assembly (CA).Emergency Child Rescue Fund established
Myagdi, Aug. 20 - An Emergency Relief Fund has been established for an emergency rescue of children in Myagdi district.
Use of remittance: Realities and potentials
The government may not have enough scope to make decisions about the remittances individuals receive. However, it can make plans to maximise overall benefits by assisting families to increase remittances and their benefits. Therefore, there is a need to develop a strategic framework including various national and international experiences.
Binod Chapagain/August 13What Modi Thinks of Himself?
In Nepal, he finds himself in that peculiar position which is culturally within his own land. Yet it is foreign in modern political terms. If approached deeply from psychological perspective, Nepal thus forced him to hint at his ideal, a wish to transcend modern dividing politics to connect the lands associated with ancient glory and unity.
Bhushan AryalBuilding Stadiums: A Financial Perspective
Construction and renovation of stadiums in Nepal must be viewed from an economic point of view and not merely from the perspective of developing sports. Proper planning, building and management of stadiums can procure huge economic benefits to Nepal in the long run.
Redefining India-Nepal relations
In reality, the attempts of our politicians in the past few weeks reflect an impoverished vision. It is not enough to make water the center of our foreign policy with India. Rather, Nepal needs to substantially transform its relationship with India in diverse ways.
Akshaya AdhikariThe human side of BP Koirala
Everyone was touched by the humility of that person. BP Babu was visibly moved. He produced a ten rupee note and offered it to the man in payment for the water and the mohi that they had taken”. He said further, “Dai please take this, as a token for your hospitality.” But the man refused to take the money.
Gopal ThapaFaint hope, bumpy road ahead
History shows that sustaining economic achievements is the biggest challenge in Nepal. And, the global experiences show that massive economic reforms that welcome private investments and enforce effective regulatory mechanism are the best means to sustain and accelerate growth and enhance prosperity.
Nepal’s National Agenda and Neighborly Relations
With the emergence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the most powerful political party recently elected by a comfortable majority led by fearless, outspoken and committed leader Narendra Modi there cannot be any other time more opportune. This is the proper time to assess Indo-Nepal relations from a fresh perspective and contemplate on its future prospect.
Kirti Nidhi BistaLabour migration: need for transformative initiatives
Some scholars comment that Nepal is going to turn as an 'old-age-home' as Nepalese youths spend their productive age in foreign countries and return home only at their old age. This could be true, but do these youths have any choice until we generate employment opportunities at home?
Binod ChapagainWhy will the Brazilian star miss semi-final?
Very few players have sustained back injury so far. The most unfortunate among these players has become Brazilian star Neymar who sustained this injury during the quarter-final match with Colombia in the ongoing World Cup.
Dr Laxman Rijal
Dysfunctional 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.
Devendra GautamTime to employ Nepali ways
We have internalized the negative facets of westernization, globalization and individualism rather than their positive aspects. They are influencing us at the cost of our roots and cultural values and norms. Copying others become meaningful only when we integrate our own creativity and ideas into the things we copy. Only then we can gradually progress from being followers to becoming leaders.
Bishnu Chandra GautamWither are we heading?
In a country that is stabilizing and institutionalizing democratic values and freedom, what the education system and family values – the two most important institutions of socialization –are doing is subtly suppressing or limiting the very essence of personal freedom and choice.
Price of humility
We do not realize that our profession accrues more respect when a patient smiles back at us or appreciates our service. Moreover, patients' gratitude could give immense psychological benefit to doctors and nurses and help relieve their tiredness.
Binita AdhikariFootball and Poverty: My Memory
She was a wonderful Newar, a generous supplier of pomelos to little boys. She was particularly fond of me. She said she liked the way I spoke. "Gentle and sweet," she said. "Not like those rubbish sons of Damais and Kamis whose mouths were like litter boxes."
– Binod Bikram KC/July 6, 2014Settling Thoughts about Suicide
Gopi makes fun of the act of suicide so much in his “Suicide Note” that the readers are not as confused as Albert Camus when he said: "Should I kill myself or have a cup of coffee?" It was The Paradox of Choice. And, Camus chose to have a cup of coffee before thinking about doing anything.
Who will win the World Cup 2014?
Since the second round is the knock-out stage and losing a game means being eliminated from the tournament, this round is favourable to teams like the Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina which did not lose or draw any matches in the first round.
Chandra Sharma PoudyalIs ageing a curse?
Old age should be celebrated rather than taken as an issue of burden. Everyone must be conscious about our society’s moral value which teaches us to respect our elders and to love our juniors.
Deepa AdhikariA World Cup full of surprises
It is too early to come to any conclusion about the matches but these preliminary matches point to a certain direction to which the tournament will be going in the coming days. Instead of one or two teams dominating the tournament, there seems to be an open space for every team to come up with a surprise.
Chandra Sharma Poudyal