Top 3, UDMF agree to form mechanism to resolve demarcation dispute
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 12 - The top three parties and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have agreed to form a political mechanism to resolve the dispute seen in the demarcation of federal states.Department of Revenue Investigation raids five manpower companies
Prakash Dhungana, Kathmandu, Feb 12 - The Department raided capital-based SOS Manpower Service, International Manpower Recruitment Private Limited, Caravan Employment Private Limited, Akarshak International Private Limited and The River Overseas.Late Sushil Koirala cremated with state honors (PHOTOS)
Bharat Bandhu Thapa, Kathmandu, Feb 10 - The cremation process of the late President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was performed according to the Hindu tradition and with state honors at Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday.
Late Koirala cremated with state honours
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 10 - The cremation process of the late President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was performed according to the Hindu tradition with the state honours at Pashupati Aryaghat on Wednesday.Tribute to Koirala in Sanepa (PHOTOS)
Bharat Bandhu Thapa, Kathmandu, Feb 9 - The body of NC President and former PM Sushil Koirala was kept in NC party headquarter in Sanepa today morning for leaders and party cadres, politicians and dignitaries to pay their tribute to the deceased.Koirala's body taken to NC headquarter in Sanepa (PHOTOS)
Bharat Bandhu Thapa, Kathmandu, Feb 9 - The body of NC President and former PM Sushil Koirala has been taken to NC party headquarter in Sanepa.
Ex- PM, NC President Sushil Koirala passes away
Kathmandu, Feb 9 - Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has passed away at 12:50 this night at his residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Man Singh said. The former Prime Minister was 79.UDMF decides to take action against Rajendra Mahato
Asks Mahato to rectify mistake through public apology
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 8 - United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of the agitating Madhesh-based parties, has decided to take action against chairman of Sadvawana Party Rajendra Mahato for allegedly acting against the spirit of the Madhesh agitation and consequently causing its abortion.Navayug's hat-trick guide Nepal to 5-0 win over Bhutan
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 7 - Nepal's national football team is currently playing Bhutan on their first group stage match of the South Asian Games (SAG) being held in Guwahati in India.
Diplomats agree to Syria cease-fire in a week
AP , BEIRUT, Feb 12 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats meeting in Munich have agreed to work with Syrian parties to implement a "nationwide cessation of hostilities."Have to be at the Oscars for Leo: Kate Winslet
PTI , London, Feb 12 - Actress Kate Winslet says one of the reasons she will attend the upcoming Oscar awards because she wants to see her friend Leonardo DiCaprio win this year.Govt proposes to observe National Journalism Day
Kathmandu, Feb 12 - The Ministry of Information and Communications has asked concerned sector and experts to hold discussions on the matter, following the proposal by the Gorakhapatra Corporation to celebrate the Day on May 26 on the occasion of its anniversary.
Caterpillar menace in Solukhumbu
Solukhumbu, Feb 12 - Locally known as kauso, the caterpillars have been infesting vegetation including crops in the areas. The locals are equally concerned over the possibility of developing eye irritation and infection from the insects' hair floating in the air.Mexican prison riot leaves at least 49 people dead
AP , MONTERREY, Feb 12 - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.NOC to distribute petrol to private vehicles tomorrow
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 12 - Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is distributing petrol to the privately owned automobiles including two wheelers and four wheelers tomorrow.
Gold price hits 22-month high, crosses Rs 55,500 per tola
Setopati, Kathmandu, Feb 12 - Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers Association informed that the price of yellow metal is fixed at Rs 55, 500. It was traded at Rs 54, 500 on Thursday. Similarly the price of silver was fixed at Rs 745 with the increase of Rs 15 per tola.NOC to distribute fuel from 76 petrol pumps today (With list in Nepali)
Setopati , Kathmandu, Feb 12 - Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is distributing fuel from 76 stations in and around the Kathmandu valley today.Teenage girl dies, four injured after car hits them
Malekhu (Dhading), Feb 12 - A girl died and four others were injured after they were hit by a Chitwan-bound car from the capital city at Gajuri in Dhading district along the Prithvi Highway this morning.
The suffocation of federalism that we are experiencing now is the result of the attempts by the major political parties and their main leaders to implement federalism as per their own understanding, convenience and interests.
Dr. Pitambar SharmaIs Prachanda's revival possible?
Is UCPN (M)'s revival possible when its well-known ideologues Baburam Bhattarai and Mohan Baidya have abandoned it?
Nabin BibhasThe burden of reconstruction
Though meeting immediate needs of the earthquake victims can be justified from the humanitarian aspect, outright grants and low-interest loans would only make things worse in the present and the future.
Why our governments don’t deliver
The Madhesh politics and ongoing agitation also has a genesis in inactions of earlier governments.
Surendra RegmiRearranging the conflict lines
The bulk 'identity' of crosscutting issues in language, territory, culture and different historical experience has the variants within its modality. The identity quest of politically constructed ethnic concern is equally important to the territorial 'Madhes' where both demand 'right' in the new constitution. What guided the 'Madhes' to be a sole isolated group in the new constitution seems demarcation. In fact, federal demarcation is not the concerned issue of Madhes only, if it is analyzed on the identity line. This is the expression of new conflict line that could be anticipated where the near future may invite heinous activities related to federal design of other identity based groups.
Pitambar BhandariWinter of discontent
Delays in post-quake reconstruction have already incurred heavy costs to the disaster-affected, who, after surviving the monsoon season, are now exposed to severe health hazards from cold. About a dozen quake victims have already succumbed to cold for lack of warm clothes and shelter.
Dr Roshan Bhakta Bhandari
Lost in Transition
The donors saw firsthand the huge humanitarian crisis caused by disruption of essential supplies, especially fuel, across the India-Nepal border that greatly hampered health, education and other basic services for millions of people, and directly impacted many donor supported post-earthquake relief and reconstruction activities. But they did not dare to denounce India’s callous unilateral action or directly appeal to it to lift its blockade even on humanitarian grounds, not to speak of the violation of the letter and spirit of many international treaties and conventions by India against a hapless landlocked neighbour.
Kul Chandra GautamWhy CIAA should stop shooting the messenger right now
A body like CIAA should be mulling over this question right now: why is Nepal regressing further down the depth of poverty and corruption? If bodies like CIAA and state organs like judiciary were doing their job, we wouldn't be in this bottomless pit we are now in.
Jiwan KshetryLone Seeker Many Masters: Ramblings and Reflections
Nepal today is witnessing a clash of egos more than anything else. The clash is not only among the political leaders. Even countries like Nepal and India seem to have egos of their own. Arun Swami’s heart has often cried because of that. All he can do is write letters to mighty and powerful and beg unto them. And that makes him the most lovable of Swamis, at least in Nepal.
Pre-hospital care and the golden hour theory
The implementation of the emergency medical system (EMS) will help increase health equity and will prevent the existing health disparities from exacerbating. More importantly, this could function as the foundation stone in terms of establishing proper EMS in Nepal.
Dr. Sanjaya KarkiEnergy in limbo
According to energy expert Ratna Sansar Shrestha, Nepal today has deficit of 5000 MW of electricity. We have to increase its production by at least five folds to meet the demand in order to materialize the dream of prosperous Nepal envisioned by our policy makers.
Shailesh WastiMy relationship with dogs
The first dog we had was a female Border Collie that we named Lily. Lily was very quiet and liked to be alone. She loved loneliness I suppose. I think Lily died a virgin. We wanted her to get pregnant and once we brought a very active dog from the neighbourhood for breeding purpose.
Ketan Jung Dulal
Daughter's birthday wish to former Chief Secy Leela Mani Paudyal
Everyone wishes to have a loving, caring and responsible father. But I never had to cherish this wish: I already have as my father a person who thinks not only about his family but the whole nation, who works not to earn but to live, who not merely fulfills his duty but worships it, and who keeps sincerity and honesty above anything else. What else could I have asked?
Biva PaudelThe things people do
As kids, my brother and I used to return home from our not-so-tedious school day to sit in front of the family computer and play an online game. The game revolved around the Year 1066, when the Saxons of England had to deal with invaders from the North - the ‘Vikings’; and invaders from the south - the ‘Normans’.
Anukrit LamichhaneNo longer a forbidden land
Each of the monasteries and hidden cave shrines of Mustang holds a spellbinding allure. In one or two of the caves, even stranger and very dark secrets from the ancient past have been unearthed.
Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons
The culture of disrespecting time
In the last three months, we have witnessed how patient Nepalis are when it comes to buying petrol for as high as Rs 300 to 500. They don't even complain or protest against the government.
Arun BudhathokiHidden Village: an undiscovered gem?
When we arrived in Hidden Village in April this year we found a young woman had been in labour for three days. At 8 pm that night, a procession headed out, bearing her in a bamboo sling. Their challenge: an eight hour trek over a 3,250m pass to reach the nearest village, and more qualified medical help.
Duane Poppe and Joy StephensMy journey with mental illness
Based on my own experience, I can say that a mentally ill person can lead a productive and purposeful life if given right support and compassion.