- Sudhir Bhandari
Nepal Yatayat is replacing 10 small and old buses with large ones within this month. It has informed that it is bringing 10 new large buses to replace its old and small buses. Secretary of Nepal Yatayat Minibus Service Committee Gopal Chandra Gurung informed that new buses, each having 35 seats, will come into operation to retain its popularity among its commuters. MORE
Nepal Yatayat to replace small buses with larger ones
Sudhir Bhandari, Kathmandu, April 27 - Nepal Yatayat is replacing 10 small and old buses with large ones within this month. It has informed that it is bringing 10 new large buses to replace its old and small buses. Secretary of Nepal Yatayat Minibus Service Committee Gopal Chandra Gurung informed that new buses, each having 35 seats, will come into operation to retain its popularity among its commuters.Meeting between govt and Madhesi Front ends
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 27 - The meeting between the government and the Madhesi Front held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar Thursday has ended.House adjourned till 5 pm
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The House meeting has again been adjourned till 5 pm after CPN-UML lawmakers continued to obstruct proceedings.
Mata Tirtha Aunsi being observed (PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, April 26 - Mata Tirtha Aunsi or the Mother's Day is being observed across the country and abroad by Nepalis by showing respect and reverence to their mothers, offering gifts and various delicacies. The day falls on the New Moon Day in the Nepali Month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar. Living mothers are offered gifts consisting of delicacies while ritual offerings are made in the name of the deceased.RPP promises to develop all municipalities as smart cities within 10 years (With full text of manifesto)
Setopati, Lalitpur, April 26 - Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has unveiled an ambitious manifesto for the upcoming local election promising to make all the municipalities across the country smart cities replete with modern amenities within 10 years.UML recommends mayoral candidates in Kathmandu district
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The main opposition party CPN-UML has recommended its candidates for local election scheduled for May 14. As per the recommendations of District Committee submitted to Provincial Committee, UML is to field Ramesh Maharjan and Nani Maiya Nakarmi for mayoral and deputy mayoral posts in Kritipur municipality respectively.
House meeting adjourned till 3 pm
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 26 - The House meeting slated for 11 am has been adjourned till 3 pm after CPN-UML lawmakers continued to obstruct proceedings. The meeting was obstructed by the UML lawmakers, demanding the withdrawal of government decision of increasing the number of local units even after Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa responded.Modi pledges support for local election
Setopati , Kathmandu, April 25 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Indian support in holding the local election. Modi phoned his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal at four Tuesday afternoon and also wished for successful election, according to a press statement issued by Dahal's personal websiteNC promises to create 500,000 jobs every year (With full text of manifesto)
Bishnu Budhathoki , Kathmandu, April 25 - Nepali Congress (NC) on Tuesday has made its election manifesto public. NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba made the election manifesto public amid a program organized at the party office in Sanepa.
PM invites all-party meeting this afternoon
Kathmandu, April 28 - Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an all-party meeting this afternoon to discuss the agendas of constitution amendment and other current political situation of the country.EU welcomes local election in two phases
Kathmandu, April 28 - The European Union (EU) has welcomed the local level election to be held in two phases, one in May 14 and the second one in June 14. Calling on Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun at his office on Thursday, EU Ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink also extended best wishes for the success of the election going to be held nearly in two decades.'Baahubali' team cancels premiere as mark of respect to Khanna
PTI , Mumbai, April 28 - The makers of "Baahubali" have decided to cancel the premiere of the much-awaited film as a mark of respect to Vinod Khanna who passed away on Thursday. The team of the film including director SS Rajamouli and filmmaker Karan Johar, who is the presenter of the Hindi version of the movie, made the announcement through an official statement.
Siddi canal operation elates Jhapa farmers
Bhadrapur, April 28 - Local farmers have been elated after the successful operation of a canal channelized from the Siddi rivulet in the eastern part of the country. A team headed by Chief of Irrigation Development Division Office, Bhadrapur Iswori Prasad Tiwari on Thursday inspected the canal operation.Half a dozen Lamjung journalists aspiring to file candidacy
Lamjung (Besisahar), April 28 - Half a dozen working journalists in Lamjung district are also aspiring to present themselves as candidates in different posts when the date for local level elections is coming near. The journalists have shown their interests to vie for different positions from chairperson of ward and rural municipality to municipality mayor.Entrepreneurs demand permission for gold import
Kathmandu, April 28 - Nepal Gems and Jewellery Association has demanded the government to arrange the import of gold within the limit set by the Nepal Rastra Bank. The Association insisted the government to allow them to import only 50 % of the quantity of the precious yellow metal from the limit determined by the central bank.
DPM Thapa, UML Chairman Oli discuss contemporary issues
Kathmandu, April 27 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Kamal Thapa and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli held a meeting Thursday to discuss the country's contemporary issues. During the meeting that took place at the CPN-UML's parliamentary party office, Singha Durbar, the two discussed the issues related to the local level election, discontents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and restructuring of local bodies.Vinod Khanna: The handsome star who never got his due
PTI, Mumbai, April 27 - Khanna and Bachchan, despite the competition, starred in blockbusters such as "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Parvarish", "Reshma Aur Shera", "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar", "Zameer", "Hera Pheri" and "Khoon Paseena". But Bachchan was the undisputed hero; Khanna, always the second man. His debut in Hindi cinema, too, was in the form of a supporting role. It was another would-be MP, also from Punjab, who gave Khanna his first break.Indian ambassador Puri calls on UML Chairman Oli
Kathmandu, April 27 - Indian ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri Thursday called on CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli at latter's party office, Dhumrabarahi in the capital.
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
High rate internet addiction, poor sleep, depression in Nepali undergraduates
A recent study published in the journal, BMC Psychiatry has found that a high percentage of undergraduate students suffer from internet addiction, depression and poor sleep quality. The study was based on 984 students from 27 undergraduate campuses in Chitwan and Kathmandu. The researchers relied on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Young’s Internet Addiction Test and Patient Health Questionnaire-9, to see how students were faring in these important areas.
Gemma HawkinsLDCs told to improve their efforts in renewable energy
The recent Regional Meeting on Sustainable Energy of the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs) took place recently in Kathmandu, with stakeholders encouraging LDCs to make the important switch from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
Gemma HawkinsUnique fixation
We take pride in Sagarmatha and also Bhagwan Buddha. We should introspect as to what has been “our” contribution in the making of both. The tallest mountain landmark is the outcome of tectonic push against the bigger landmass creating the upward drift that created the Himalaya. Prince Siddhartha, on the other hand, was born 2556 years ago or 23 centuries before Nepal got unified under Prithivi Narayan Shah. Siddhartha is believed to have attained enlightenment at the age of 35 or around six years after leaving Kapilvastu.
All this pointed that the election will be held with public support despite efforts by those against it. But all that changed after three people were killed in Rajbiraj after the police opened fire on Madhesi Front cadres who were ‘hurling petrol bombs’ toward the venue where UML Chairman KP Oli had just finished his short address.
Prem DhakalProud to be a woman
During my teenage, the media brainwashed me by asking me to grow taller, slimmer, and fairer because that’s how “beautiful women” are. Dress in such a way that it is not too traditional yet not too vulgar. Smile in such a way that makes you likeable but not too “easy.”
Samiksha KoiralaPsychological and social economic effects of alcohol abuse
Risk behaviors such as drinking and driving and inappropriate sexual behaviors are also common practices linked to alcohol use. Alcohol is also considered to be a causal factor in most vehicle accidents. Financial problems and job loss are also associated with high-risk alcohol use.
Dr Kedar Karki
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Sumana ShresthaIdentity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
Ketan DulalThe shankha blower from Bichour
Coincidentally, Ram Lal Joshi, the Radio Nepal singer had his house adjacent to ours and had been hearing him blow it every day. Hari worked as a bagainche in Singha-durbar during day. Ram Lal got him to blow the shankha as a part of musical instrument for Radio Nepal’s iconic signature tune.
A place for everything ...
Driving in Kathmandu is stressful and it is not for the faint-hearted. It is certainly not the place for novices to hone their driving skills. As there are hardly any calmer stretches in the urban jungle for one to learn driving quietly, scant vacant patches are often used for practicing few manoeuvres. Securing a license, however unprepared one may be, becomes the only aim.
Hemant ArjyalWhy will we never again fly with flydubai?
It is impossible that it was pure coincidence that the expensive hotel had exactly the correct room availability for 100 % of the foreign passengers. And it is impossible that there was only one other hotel in the large city of Kathmandu, which just so happened to not have sufficient space to enable the allocation of a single room per passenger or couple, for the remaining Nepali passengers.
Riccardo BolzanBaburam, Gagan and the media image
Don’t judge a leader from the media image that has been presented to you. The media is just a commodity. It will need interesting stories to sell. It does not matter to them whether it is Gagan or Baburam. The only thing they want is more viewers/readers.
Crumbs of bread
Nepal benefited from Colombo Plan scholarships especially in fields related to engineering and medicine. The selection primarily was based on grade along with an interview with the selection panel of five or so members.
Hemant ArjyalLet us be free
My sisters, you aren’t raised high by just studying in modern boarding schools, wearing modern outfits and speaking with accent. Can you enter your kitchen and temple during menstruation? Can you bring your boyfriends to your home? Can you speak to your boyfriends in your mobile phones in front of your parents?
Dr Sabita PoudelRPP’s election mandate and plausibility of its parliamentary position
A political party in the government, which has taken oath under the prevailing constitution, to abide by its terms, and upholds the responsibility to preserve and promote its ownership, cannot be ethically sound, when it starts to hit the road defying the same constitutional spirit. As a part of the government, it’s the responsibility of RPP to charge itself with constitutional mandates instead of supervening its legality.