The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed Nepali aviation sector from the significant safety concern list. MORE
ICAO removes Nepal from significant safety concern list
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 21 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed Nepali aviation sector from the significant safety concern list.Former king Gyanendra discharged after angioplasty
Setoapti, Kathmandu, July 21 - Former king Gyanendra has been discharged from the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Friday after undergoing angioplasty on Wednesday.Oli to visit Mansarovar
Scheduled to meet Chinese leaders in Lhasa
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 21 - CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli is leaving for Mansarovar Saturday along with his wife Radhika Shakya. He will reach Lhasa on Saturday and his secretariat confirmed that he is scheduled to meet the local leaders of the Chinese Communist Party there.
Resignation of Chief Secretary Subedi approved
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 20 - The Cabinet meeting on Thursday has approved the resignation of Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi.Ram Nath Kovind is the next President of India
PTI , New Delhi, July 20 - Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA candidate, was Thursday elected as India's 14th president receiving an overwhelming majority of votes from the country's lawmakers.Electoral Constituency Determination Commission formed
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 20 - The Cabinet meeting on Thursday has formed an Electoral Constituency Determination Commission.
SC annuls admission of post graduate medical students not in merit list
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 20 - The Supreme Court on Thursday has annulled admission of post graduate medical students who were not in the merit list.7 transport officials suspended for registering smuggled vehicles
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 20 - The government on Thursday has suspended chief of the Mahakali zonal transport office and six others for registration of vehicles smuggled by evading customs duty. The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has suspended the septet effective from Thursday through a secretary level decision on recommendation of the Department of Transport Management.Head constable who foiled bomb attack promoted to ASI
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 20 - Head Constable Durga Bahadur Rana, who had saved over a dozen persons by immediately throwing the bomb that was hurled toward the polling center in Dang during the second local level election, has been promoted to Assistant Sub-Inspector.
RPP to support the constitution amendment proposal
Kathmandu, July 21 - The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to support the constitution amendment proposal registered at the Legislature-Parliament. The party Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting that ran for three days from Wednesday took a decision to this effect.US to ban Americans from traveling to NKorea
AP , Washington, July 21 - U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.Elderly dies in Udayapur elephant attack
Gaighat (Udayapur), July 21 - An elderly man was killed when a pair of wild elephants attacked him at Belaka Municipality-3 in Udayapur Friday. . The tuskers that strayed from nearby forest entered the village and attacked the local resident Ram Bahadur Magar, 58, at 4 am while he was sleeping in a cot on the porch, said inspector Subas Rai.
Construction of transmission tower halted for 6 months
Saptari, July 21 - Construction of a transmission tower for 400 kV transmission line has been halted for the past six months due to the failure of concerned authorities to make the room for the same.Don't divide ethnic clusters while determining constituencies: DPM Gachchhadar
Biratnagar, July 21 - Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has expressed his belief that the Constituency Delimitation Commission will carry out its works in autonomous and impartial manner. Talking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport Friday, he said since the chairperson of the commission is from the Tarai-Madhes, he represented the entire Madhes.Scorching heat making presence felt in Nepalgunj
Nepalgunj, July 21 - Excessive heat has taken its toll in this city in Banke, affecting daily activities of the locals. A lack of rainfall since monsoon started this year has made the matter worse. With the mercury rising up by the day, government offices and other organisations have seen a thin presence of service seekers over the past few days while the sale of cold drinks has shot up.
Motorcyclist killed, pillion rider injured in Jhapa road accident
Baniyani (Jhapa), July 21 - A motorcyclist was killed while the pillion rider was critically injured in a road accident at Bhadrapur-Birtamod road section today. The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old motorcyclist Krishna Thapa while injured pillion rider is Govinda Chaudharay of Birtamod Municipality-8 Haraicha, said district traffic police office, Jhapa.New two vaccines to be introduced from this year
Kathmandu, July 21 - The government is preparing to add two vaccines from this year. Fractional-Dose Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (fIPV) and Rotavirus vaccine will be introduced by the next five months, said Basanta Shrestha, officer at the immunisation section at the Child Health Division under the Department of Health Services.Indian musician plays guitar as doctor perform brain surgery on him
Xinhua , New Delhi, July 21 - The successful brain operation -- the first in India -- was conducted recently by surgeons at the Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital on 37-year-old Abishek Prasad who was fully awake during the surgery and gave live feedback to the doctors by playing the guitar.
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.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab SharmaMaking sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Jiwan KshetryNot so golden
Many of the problems students face at school is created by the system. There is this decadent and outdated mentality among educationists, policy makers, teachers, parents and the society as a whole which treats every student like a finished factory product with a definite size, shape and color, whereas the fact is that every human being is different with a distinct personality, strength and weaknesses.
Chandra Mani Bimali
Dreams 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.
Hemant ArjyalGovt 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.
An 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?
Sumana ShresthaSex life after rape
I was harassed recently by someone whom I considered a guardian, called him brother and always felt safe being with him. I was drunk that day, and tense and unconscious. He first hugged me. I thought it was a friendly hug but slowly he started crossing his limits. I shouted and stopped him. He wasn’t drunk. He tried to use me. He abused me. He knew everything about me including my struggles with my health.
Banita KhanalThe Attack on Khalanga, Jumla: The Memoirs of Radha Paudel
Khalangama Hamala is a memoir by Radha Paudel about the attack on Khalanga, Jumla by the Maoist rebels on 14 November, 2002. The book was awarded the prestigious Madan Puraskar for the year 2070 BS.
Vishad Raj Onta
Why shy away?
People (specifically men) urinate in public, smoke openly, get drunk in public places, and they just get away with it. Isn't it a bizarre world where all of these things can actually happen openly and girls have to feel ashamed about the most natural phenomenon?
Bibhu Thapaliya ShresthaStaying true to our environmental roots
Although we had so important practise why did we miss to internalize it? AGIL paradigm is the best way which helps us understand why we failed. The AGIL paradigm is a sociological scheme created by American sociologist Talcott Parsons in the 1950s. It is a systematic depiction of certain societal functions, which every society must meet to be able to maintain stable social life.
Sanjay AdhikariJhamsikhel as I knew - II
Incidentally, Arun Thapa, though of much younger generation also lived here. He was blessed with a typical voice quality. He had a tragic love life, it is believed, the effect of which was quite apparent in his sad songs. At times he used to be seen playing with the bhajan mandali at the Hasapota Ganesh.