Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an unscheduled meeting with PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in New Delhi Wednesday evening. MORE
Senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Poudel has taken exception to designation of Bimalendra Nidhi as acting president by Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba who left for India on a five-day state visit Wednesday. MORE
Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba has already reached New Delhi for a five-day visit but officials of the two countries are discussing the Pancheswhore Project, an important topic for discussion during the India visit, in Kathmandu. MORE
Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has been designated the party's acting president as Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba left for India on a five-day state visit Wednesday. MORE
Modi has unscheduled meeting with PM Deuba
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 23 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an unscheduled meeting with PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in New Delhi Wednesday evening.Contempt of court case against RPP leaders for slamming SC verdict
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 22 - A contempt of court case has been lodged at the Supreme Court (SC) against RPP leaders Rajendra Lingden and Kunti Kumari Shahi.Poudel takes exception to elevation of Nidhi as acting NC president
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 22 - Senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Poudel has taken exception to designation of Bimalendra Nidhi as acting president by Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba who left for India on a five-day state visit Wednesday.
Deuba in Delhi, Pancheswhore meeting in Kathmandu
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 23 - Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba has already reached New Delhi for a five-day visit but officials of the two countries are discussing the Pancheswhore Project, an important topic for discussion during the India visit, in Kathmandu.Indian external Affairs Minister Swaraj receives PM Deuba
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 23 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on five-day state visit to India starting from Wednesday, has reached New Delhi.Deuba makes Nidhi acting NC president
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 23 - Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has been designated the party's acting president as Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba left for India on a five-day state visit Wednesday.
PM Deuba off to India for 5-day state visit (In Photos)
Setopati , Kathmandu, Aug 23 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba left for India for his five-day state visit via Nepal Airlines flight at 10:30 am Wednesday.RPP to move SC to prevent registration of RPP-Prajatantrik
3 central members claim Rana faction forged signatures
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 22 - RPP will move the Supreme Court (SC) to prevent registration of RPP-Prajatantrik to be led by Pashupati Shumsher Rana.PM Deuba to lead 45-member team to India
Setopati, Kathmandu, Aug 22 - Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will lead a 45-member team in his state visit of India starting Wednesday.
Saudi police release teenager arrested for dancing in street
Agencies , Jeddah, Aug 23 - A 14-year-old boy, who was arrested by Saudi police for dancing to the song "Macarena" at a traffic intersection, has been released with a warning about road safety.DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist:Police
AP , Copenhagen, Aug 23 - A headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said Wednesday.EC asks govt to construct roads, bridges en route to polling centers
Kathmandu, Aug 23 - The Election Commission (EC) has urged the government to maintain the roads and bridges to ensure access to polling centers for the third phase of local level polls scheduled for September 18 in Province No. 2.
Skin, respiratory diseases afflict Jhapa flood survivors
Baniyani (Jhapa), Aug 23 - The flood survivors in Jhapa district have been suffering from skin and respiratory diseases. The health camps run in the flood-hit areas in the district found this problem. Most of the visitors at the health camps complained of the skin and respiratory diseases and fever, said program officer Kul Bahadur Poudel at District Public Health Office.Livestock farming sees loss of over 27 million
Chitwan, Aug 23 - The recent floods triggered by monsoon rains in Chitwan, an inner Rai district in the central Nepal gave a severe dent to the livestock sector incurring the loss of Rs over 27 million.Wife of ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif diagnosed with cancer
PTI , Lahore, Aug 23 - Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, a close aide of former premier said on Tuesday.
Kaski flood victims worried about shelter
Pokhara, Aug 23 - Flood survivors of Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality of Kaski district are worried more about shelter than food. At least 13 families were displaced after the flooded Humdi rivulet on August 8 inundated and damaged properties in the village. The survivors have been taking shelter at relative's homes.Bereaved Sunsari flood-hit families provided financial assistance
Inaruwa, Aug 23 - The District Administration Office (DAO), Sunsari has provided compensation of Rs 200,000 to each six household who lost their family members to the flood a week ago in Sunsari.Snakebite major health concern among floods survivors of Saptari
Rajbiraj, Aug 23 - Many people have fallen victims to snakebites in Saptari, a district in the eastern tarai, in the aftermath of floods which severely affected the life.
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.
The 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.
Hemant ArjyalProspects 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.
A 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.
Hemant ArjyalHumiliation 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.
Govt 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.
Pooja ChaudharyNonconforming habits
Pedestrians crossing road haphazardly was much in the news recently. What an irony, the related agency even boasted about having recovered substantial amount as fines in the few days it remained enforced. There is no denying that there exists overall ignorance on the part of all road users. But governmental agencies are even more at fault in placing most zebra crossings at bends.
Hemant ArjyalAn open letter to mayor of Kathmandu, Bidya Sundar Shakya
You hold so much strength to reconnect people with their heritage. You are an elected mayor - mayor for everyone. You no longer belong to the political party that supported you – you belong to us – the people. Don’t betray the younger generation that is looking up to you to learn what living heritage means?