The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has said the total foreign trade of Nepal has been up by 18.4 percent in the first eight months of the FY 2070-71 BS. It reached Rs. 520.48 billion in which export constitutes 11.7 percent and import 88.3 percent, the centre said..MORE
SAARC summit to be held in Kathmandu
The government has decided to hold the forthcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu. Earlier the government had planned to hold the conference in Lumbini or Pokhara. Government officials had also visited Pokhara to study the possibility of holding the conference in the city.House adjourned for the day
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The parliament has been adjourned for the day, following the protest by Maoist lawmakers over the government move to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.Nepal's foreign trade up by 18. 4 percent
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - The Trade and Export Promotion Centre has said the total foreign trade of Nepal has been up by 18.4 percent in the first eight months of the FY 2070-71 BS.
UML leadership to transfer to new generation: Gautam
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam who is also the vice chairman of the CPN (UML) has said that the party leadership would be handed over to the new generation from the party's forthcoming ninth general convention. "Now, there should be the transfer of leadership in the UML. An individual cannot remain in the leadership position for long. We should choose a unanimous leadership this time and the leadership will be handed down to a new individual as there is also a strong possibility of the same."Maoist disrupt parliamentary proceedings over Fugel case
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) has disrupted the parliamentary proceedings over the government to take action against 13 Maoist activists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krisha Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.UCPN (M) Chairman Dahal elected PP leader
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected the party's parliamentary leader.
Baidya threatens to run parallel govt
PYUTHAN, APRIL 15 - Taking strong exception to the arrests of the Maoists cadres allegedly involved in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikaru of Fujel, CPN-M Chairman Mohan Baidya has warned of forming a parallel government and launching a strident protest if the government doesn't backtrack.Gangster Abhisek Giri arrested
Police have arrested gangster Abhisek Giri on the charge of money laundering.We will move Int'l Criminal Court: Top Bahadur Rayamajhi
Maoist leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said on Tuesday that his party will move the International Criminal Court against Prime Minister Sushil Koirala for his involvement in the hijacking of Nepal Airlines plane in 1973 if the government doesn’t immediately release those arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel.
Raute protection relief fund set up
SURKHET, APRIL 16 - A Raute Protection Relief Fund has been set up here for the uplift of the Raute people, a nomadic tribe roaming in the mid and far-western parts of the country. The Rautes are considered the endangered tribe in Asia. The fund has been set u...Two killed in Jeep accident
At least two persons were killed when a jeep met with an accident at Khalanga of Jajarkot on Tuesday.Chand lambasts NC for reviving conflict-era cases
KALIKOT, APRIL 16 - CPN-Maoist secretary Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplab' has accused the Nepali Congress (NC) of intending to push the country towards a conflict by reviving the war-era crime cases.
Democracy fighter Mishra passes away
BARDIBAS, APRIL 16 - Democratic fighter Shiva Chandra Mishra has passed away. He was 65.Sit in at Chitwan Dist Admin Office over Fujel case
CHIWAN, APRIL 16 - The Unified CPN (Maoist) and the CPN-Maoist have staged a sit-in at the District Administration Office, Chitwan since 10 am today, demanding the release of the people arrested on the charge of murdering Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha.200 backward families of Khujurgachhi VDC get solar panels
Jhapa, April 16 - Khujurgachhi VDC of Jhapa district is illuminated after the Ministry of Energy provided solar panels to backward people of the VDC in subsidized rate, through the Community Health Environmental Improvement Centre. Around 200 backward famili...
Shikharpur Community School become a model for education development
KATHMANDU, APRIL 16 - Shikharapur Community School, Pharping, Kathmandu, has become a model for the educational development of community.Unidentified group murders elderly woman in Jhapa
BHADRAPUR, APRIL 16 - An unidentified group has murdered an elderly woman in Jhapa district Tuesday evening.Govt. to save expenses on snacks from cabinet meetings
KATHMANDU, APRIL 15 - The prime minister and members of the cabinet will from now onwards not spend amounts for snacks while attending cabinet and other meetings.
An open letter to the people of India on the Kashmir issue
Today, Kashmir stands as a potential nuclear flashpoint which could consume the lives of millions of people in an instant. Along with your votes, give your elected leadership the task of resolving the Kashmir Issue once and for all.Why Permanent Resident permits are not the problem
Scapegoating a small number of civil servants, essentially over a systemic failure of governance and political leadership, is draconian and echoes a dangerous, regressive ideology
Bidushi DhungelZero Hour: A visit next door
Modi as prime minister may want Nepal as his first official destination. The architects of what BJP leaders say a ‘failed policy’ know well that Dr Singh’s visit -- even at this late hour -- would at least delay Modi’s trip by a few years. Koirala possibly did not understand the effect and hidden agenda of the move that he initiated at the behest of people on both sides.
We need to widen our scopes of interest as individuals and organisations and react and act on a daily basis without waiting on injustice to fall within our desired parameters of concern
Bidushi DhungelHollow promises, poor delivery
Since the signing of the 12-point agreement with the blessing of Indian government in New Delhi,what could be seen or felt today is just an addition of a long list of agreements and understanding. These agreements depict a picture of Nepal which have reduced the country to its lowest level in terms of development, credibility and prestige.
Kirti Nidhi BistaInherent Attitude
It is surprising that a man having extra-marital affairs is not accused but his wife or the woman in affair is victimized and damned. We often consider all these aspects but still impose these discriminatory norms that our grandparents followed. We need to be clear about these societal norms that continue to victimize women.
Pratibha Rijal and SurmilaShakya
The big battle: India’s 16th Lok Sabha elections
Although one cannot expect a major policy shift even under a possible BJP-led government post-May 2014, the new establishment could have reservations on some of the pertaining issues in Nepal’s constitution writing process.
Akanshya ShahYoung and Jobless
One cannot disregard the fact that discrimination exists in Nepal even today- especially against women and marginalized and/or disadvantaged groups. Poverty incidence and illiteracy rates among these groups have been found to be higher as compared to other groups, according to several studies. However, has this recruitment policy embedding positive discrimination helped to address these issues?
Anukram AdhikaryInt'l Women's Day: Inspiring change in gender equality
It is well known that clubbing all women in one category ‘women’ is not fair. Such practice in research tends to use the ‘one size fits all’ approach in policies and programmes that seek to empower women, resulting in sometimes further exacerbating, let alone reducing inequality.
Mona Shrestha Adhikari
Hats off to every girl!
Nowadays, women do a job, and earn for themselves and even for the family. But when a woman gets promotion, she is accused of getting it by seducing the boss. Instead of praising her capabilities, people question her character. I feel it is pitiful; we are members of this society. We are not sure how to break these gender stereotypes.
Seema AdhikariNeed for rural development
We should prioritize rural tourism by developing certain places and preserving artifacts, temples and old structures. This may bring jobs to the rural youths and minimize the migration flows from villages to cities or foreign countries. It will also minimize the migration flows to Terai reducing pressure in the region that is considered the bread basket of the country.
Kamal KhanalWhere is your priority, home minister?
All seven posts of Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Nepal police have remained vacant for the last three months. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam is either not aware of it or has preferred to ignore it. He must be waiting for the competing police officials to visit him with a briefcase full of cash.
Three Harvard library books in human flesh
There's something undeniably creepy about big, expansive libraries. The hushed whispers, the almost artificial quiet, and the smell of dusty tomes combine to create a surreal experience. But when it comes to creepy libraries, Harvard University might take the cake... you see, at least two of its books are bound in human skin.
Greg NewkirkHimalayan glacier error was 'really serious'
Amidst the doomsday scenario presented by the United Nations panel on climate change, there is one silver lining. The glaciers in the Himalayas are not disappearing for at least a couple of centuries. The billion plus people who inhabit the fertile flood plains of the Ganga, Indus and Brahmaputra can breathe easy that the rivers which nurture them are not drying up anytime soon.
Pallava BaglaThink of our Time and Interest
School time is amazing. Besides attending regular classes, it is one of the places where we build foundation to accommodate, assimilate and concretize our aim, build strong relationship with the friends, teachers and others, and shape our passion with confidence. So, selection of an appropriate school at primary level plays a vital role in producing good result against investment of time and money. If not, the whole school time becomes terrible, and results worsen.
The choice is yours!
Who are leaders? People who make things happen. Our teenage years define individuality and interests but are spent almost entirely in school. That needs to change. Teenagers need to be encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and face reality. Once they do, they will see the need for change and try to make things happen. Failure is Inevitable. There will be hardships. But then, is it not better to fail early on than to remain a bhē̃ḍā all life long?
- Ish AanaMass execution of Egyptians to protect Saudi Royal palace?
IF you had any doubts the 'secularists' backing the uprising against Mohammad Morsi in Egypt had at least something right in the whole fiasco, these have been dispelled now.
Jiwan KshetryAwareness or agitation
And there is one upper crust of the society that increasingly appears to be crediting to the Maoist party that the heightened social, political and cultural awareness in the Nepali communities is the result of a decade-long internal conflict waged by the Maoists. What a credit theft!