House briefed about India-Nepal deals
Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey today briefed the Legislature-Parliament about the agreements reached during the meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission held on July 26.
Rinpoche's body kept for public viewing
Kathmandu, July 30 - The mortal remains of Buddhist guru Shamar Kunzig Rinpoche has been kept at the Syarvan Monastery at local Raniban for the members of the general public to pay their last respects to the 14th Rinpoche.Muslims of Kathmandu Valley
Prawash Gautam, Setopati, July 29 - "My ancestors came with the Queen," says Samim, his hands dangling over his knees. Born and raised in Bagbazar, he is one of the descendants of palace helpers, entertainers and well-wishers who accompanied Begum Mahal to Kathmandu.Number of tigers increase in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Kanchanpur, July 29 - Number of tigers in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is found to have increased, thanks to improvement in habitat and sufficient food in the reserve.
Shamarpa Rinpoche's body arrives in Kathmandu
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 29 - Shamarpa Rinpoche's body has arrived in Kathmandu by a special Druk Air flight from Bhutan at around 5 pm today.Rinpoche's body to arrive in Kathmandu at 4:15 today
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 29 - Shamarpa Rinpoche's body is to be brought to Kathmandu by a special Druk Air flight from Bhutan. The flight is scheduled to land at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 4:15 today.Oli returns, warns govt over 7-point deal
Talking to reporters at Trubhuvan International Airport (TIA), Oli said that the current government would fall into crisis if the 7-point deal between the Nepali Congress and UML is not implemented.
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 29 - Muslims across Nepal and all over the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festivals of Muslims today.Rinpoche to be cremated in Nepal, finally
Bowing to pressure from Buddhists as civil society, the government has finally given permission for holding final rites of late Shamarpa Rinpoche in the country. A cabinet meeting on Tuesday took a decision to this effect.Energy Minister Gyawali hopeful of political consensus for PTA
Kathmandu, July 29 - Energy Minister Radha Gyawali has hoped that Nepal and India would sign the bilateral Power Trade Agreement during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming Nepal visit.
About 30,000 HIV-infected in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 30 - The number of HIV-infected people has touched 22 thousand and 994 in Nepal, the government latest report states.Speaker issues directive on Adhikari couple's health condition
Kathmandu, July 30: - Speaker Subas Nembang has made a ruling to the government to immediately inform the Parliament about the health condition of Nanda Prasad Adhikari and his spouse Ganga Maya Adhikari of Fujel, Gokha, who are on a long hunger strike, demanding action against the culprits in the murder of their son.Former Chief Secretary no more
Kathmandu, July 30 - Former Chief Secretary Bhogendra Nath Rimal died at the age of 92 on July 28 due to respiratory problem. The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers stated that the nation has lost an honest and dedicated former civil servant with the demise of former Chief Secretary Rimal.
House briefed about India-Nepal deals
Kathmandu, July 30: - Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey today briefed the Legislature-Parliament about the agreements reached during the meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission held on July 26.Three seriously injured from jackal bites
Khotang, July 30 - Five people were injured after a rabid jackal bit them. The jackal entered the village and bit the locals. The victims are Tharaprasad Khanal, 78, Sushila Khanal, 27, Ranju Khanal,21, and Sunita Khanal, 27 of Dorpachiuridanda-5 and Sandesh Rai of Dorpachiuridanda-1.Toddler drowns, landslide damages houses
Nuwakot, July 30 - A child drowned in a pool of sludge of fermented grains poured after brewing homemade alcohol in Nuwakot this morning. The victim is two-year-old son of Sircha Tamang of Rautbesi village of Karejung-9. Although the child was rescued alive, he died on the way to hospital, locals said.
Missing Chepang found dead, one rescued alive
Ratnanagar (Chitwan), July 30 - Dil Bahadur Chepang of Piple-9 in Chitwan, who was swept away by a river, has been found dead. The 45-year-old was swept away by the Martal river in eastern Chitwan in course of crossing it.NTC's hunt for missing TB cases
Bhaktapur, July 30 - The National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC), Thimi has started tracking down 10,000 unreported tuberculosis cases.Man arrested on the charge of killing nephew's wife
Terhathum, July 30 - Police have arrested a person on the charge of murdering wife of his nephew at Solma in the district.
The 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.
Prem KhanalNepal’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 Bista
Labour 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 RijalOn Sexual Pleasure of Women
We wish to turn the tables and ask these men instead. Have you ever stopped to think at all that fault lay with you all along? It was your own incapability of not being to arouse your "wife".
Sakuntala & Sumnima
Nurturing daughters to be resistive
Our actions and intentions should focus on reforming our family practices so that women are encouraged to raise voice against any kind of disrespectful actions inflicted towards them. Every mother should teach her daughter to be resistive, not resilient toward domestic violence.
Sabina ThapaAn Urge to formulate National Radiation Protection Law
If not sealed or exposed under unsafe conditions, such radioactive materials can create different health problems ranging from skin reddening, erythema, and cataract to deadly cancer and genetic aberration in people. Effects like skin reddening can be observed within an hour or days after exposure; we call this early effects of radiation. The late effects of irradiation like cancer might manifest in years or decades after exposure.
Suresh PoudelNepalese migration: Necessary evil?
These examples suggest that lack of opportunities at home is not the only push factor for emigration/migration. Instead, we have developed a value system where we gain a higher prestige if we have our children in international schools, sons in foreign employment or family members in developed countries.
Binod Chapagain/ Chandra Poudyal
Time 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.
Prawash GautamPrice 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.
Football 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.
Krishna SharmaWho 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 Poudyal
Is 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 PoudyalShould cell phones be allowed in schools?
Not everyone is in favor of the idea that students should be able to bring cell phones to school. They think that cell phones can cause a huge distraction and they can be very annoying! If you're in the classrooms and you forget to turn your phone off and someone calls or texts you, that will be embarrassing.