Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development Minister Prakash Man Singh has said that the government is preparing to announce local elections soon. He said the present government is working as per the popular mandate to promulgate a federal democratic constitution within a year and to hold the local elections. "As it would take some time to restructure the state after promulgation of the new constitution, the government is preparing to hold local elections in order to fill the vacuum of political leadership at the local level", he said. MORE
Saptari district placed under bird flu high alert
SAPTARI, MARCH 7 - Saptari which is among the districts at high risk of bird flu has been placed under high alert against the disease, the District Livestock Service Office, Saptari stated.Govt preparing to announce local elections: Singh
BUTWAL, MARCH 7 - Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development Minister Prakash Man Singh has said that the government is preparing to announce local elections soon. He said the present government is working as per the popular mandate to promulgate a federal democratic constitution within a year and to hold the local elections. "As it would take some time to restructure the state after promulgation of the new constitution, the government is preparing to hold local elections in order to fill the vacuum of political leadership at the local level", he said.Rescued children's profile under preparation
Lalitpur, March 6: - The task of preparing personal profile of 37 children, who were rescued from Aamaghar (old-age home), is underway.
UML Leaders against factionalism
Kathmandu, March 6: - The top leaders of the CPN-UML have said they would not create any faction and seek votes in its favour in course of selecting the new leadership from the coming ninth general convention.Gap between what you advocate and what you do
KALIKA KHADKA, KATHMANDU, MARCH 6 - A wife of a rights activist says her husband advocates for equal rights for women in public but treats herself like a slave, and asks where is women's right?Govt moves to regulate crusher industries
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 6 - The government is not issuing new licenses for the operation of stone crusher industries till mid-June as the continued extraction of stones and sand wreaks havoc on the environment.
PM Koirala urges NRNs for technology, skill and investment
Bangkok, March 6: - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to put in technology, skill and investment for their motherland's development.Investigate if Chaudhari'd contested election in Bihar: NC
NC lawmaker Ramhari Khatiwada has demanded that the government form a panerl to investigate the media report that one of the legislators in the current parliament had lost city council elections in the Indian state of Bihar.Maoist lawmakers against Interpol notice
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, MARCH 6 - Maoist lawmakers have objected to the Interpol's 'diffusion notice' against Maoist cadre Rudra Acharya who is currently staying in Northern Ireland.
Woman killed after being wrapped in mill's rope
Sankhuwasabha, March 7 - A woman was killed after accidently falling into a running wheel-belt of a mill in the district headquarters Khandbari.Man accused of robbery nabbed after 27 years on the run
SETOPATI, GAUSALA, MARCH 7 - An accused in a case of dacoity and murder has been arrested 27 years on the run after committing the offense. He was arrested by the District Police Office Mahottari this morning. Kedar Mishra, a resident of Sundarpur-2 in the district was arre...Lumbini int'l media and peace meet from today
Butwal, March 7: - The Lumbini International Media and Peace Conference organized by the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) begins in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha today.
SC asks govt for equal facilities to all political office-bearers
Kathmandu, March 6: - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a directive order in the name of government asking to provide equal facilities to the political officials including prime ministers, former chief justices and former home ministers belonging before and after 2046 BS.More Investment needed on Infrastructure development: Dr Mahat
Kathmandu, March 6: - Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said it was essential to increase investment in the infrastructure development by keeping intact the achievements Nepal has made in the social sector.Debate on Disputed Issues Essential for Constitution: Nepal
Kathmandu, March 6: - Senior leader of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said as the commitment has been made to own the agreed issues of the constitution, it was time to debate on the disputed issues now.
NC to launch Mechi-kali awareness drive
Kathmandu, March 6: - Nepali Congress (NC) is launching 'Mechi-Mahakali Awareness Drive' through its Central Policy and Training Academy (CPTA) from March 21.Nepal loses to Netherlands in first practice match
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, March 6 - Nepal lost to the Netherlands by 44 runs in the first practice match held in Dubai. Netherlands scored 195/6 in its allotted 20 overs after being invited to bat first. In reply, Nepal could make only 151 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Gyanendra Malla and Binod Bhandari topscored for Nepal with 39 runs each. Captain Paras Khadka hit 31 runs off 21 balls with three fours and a six.Chitwan National Park bags international award
CHITWAN, March 6 - The Chitwan National Park has received an international award in recognition of its efforts for rhino conservation. The park had taken special measures to protect the one-horned rhino from poaching for the last few years. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has highly appreciated the measures adopted by the Park administration to control rhino poaching, the Park administration informed journalists here Thursday.
Why you should write
It was to escape from the humdrum of daily existence and mediocrity of the world around me that I started writing. I could well have chosen one of the many fields like music, theater, sports, politics and so on, but probably I was more unfit in any of those fields than in writing.
Jiwan KshetryZero Hour: Right to die
Where does the duty of the state or that of child rights NGOs begin in case of the dying children in the streets? Is inhaling or puffing dendrites their right? Can they take their own lives? For example, how many of these children been rescued by lead NGO like CWIN and given them better and more secured life in the past five years? Can Dil Shova or the likes of her be held guilty if they make an attempt to give these children a better life, even on an experimental basis?
Yubaraj GhimireHappy, Angry and Sad Over Dil Shova
At one moment I had a desire to secretly photograph dire situation that was in the NGO, at other times I would think of other street children who sleep in the cold Kathmandu street with their stomach rumbling. I was having a deluge of mixed emotions. At moments I would plan on informing news programs like “Khabar Bhitra ko Khabar”, and at other times I would not get enough of thinking the great work this lady had put up.
Open letter to Prime Minister Koirala
We might not see this story as a threat to our democracy but a mere consequence of our weak economy. We might stash all these 'economic issues' for now by putting up our usual ideology - 'We can strengthen our economy only if we strengthen our democracy'. But I am here to argue we can only strengthen our democracy if we strengthen our economy. To my judgment, strong democracy comes second to strong economy; strong economy, in fact, is the foundation for strong democracy. Democracy of any country shall perish if its citizens are hungry. Democracy and its values do not sustain in a society where poverty, unemployment and insecurity prevails.
Ganesh BhattaraiMaoists' course post-elections
Dahal wants to retain his image as the same 'ferocious' rebel politician who leads a militant communist party and is on the path to victory against all odds. He stoked the 'flame of revolution' in Nepal and remains as 'committed' as ever to the revolutionary passion and process, though 'revolution never develops in a straight line'.
Post BahadurBasnetKin of missing plane passengers not giving up hope
Regardless of the reports on the flight situations for Jumla today, numerous airlines had made reckless decisions on flying the aircraft. One Tara Airlines plane couldn’t reach Jumla Airport due to bad weather condition and landed at Surkhet Airport. Another plane from Sita Airlines had landed today but the passengers stated that their flight experience was completely horrifying.
Zero Hour: Crime-academia nexus
Dr KC and the medical community on strike at TU Teaching Hospital would be failing in their duty if they had not asked the dismissal of the TU officials, mainly the VC, Rector and Registrar. They may belong to different political parties, but are intertwined together by a thread of vested interests.
Yubaraj GhimireTrishuli will not reverse its course
The CA will be dissolved once it promulgates a new constitution. Who will hold an election to the president's post after that? We don’t need to turn the clock back. There is no need to doubt our commitment to republicanism and federalism. The Trishuli River will not reverse its course.
KP OLILiving Under the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism
Nuclear weapons or weapon grade nuclear materials can be stolen from countries without effective layers of its physical and legal security.Terrorist organizations may find safe haven in states - with or without nuclear weapons, and lacking national capabilities to prevent, detect, respond, and prosecute illicit nuclear trafficking.
Keshav P. Bhattarai
Moral Solidarity for Mental Health
The need for international moral solidarity is a first step in addressing mental health related suffering in developing countries. Here, I will elaborate why.
Jagannath LamichhaneRepublicanism and the democratization of political parties
Parties should be conceptualized as open systems, and the supporters should have an opportunity to stand for and select the parties’ flag bearers for national and local elections. It will have far-reaching consequences for Nepali politics and society.
BHUSHAN ARYALBato ko Cinema
Directed by Kesang Tseten, this 68-minute movie gives a glimpse of how Nepalis cater to the demands of cheap labor market in the Gulf. The film depicts the harsh and real migrant experiences in the Middle East. It is a heart-wrenching tale of the day to day emotional and social struggles of the migrants who are living under sub-human conditions in the alien land.
Indulgence, censorship and idiocy
As such, there is no basis for a grudge against the social media platform. It has brought a staggering billion plus people together in an unprecedented way. It stores people's data and makes it available very liberally. It lets you adjust privacy settings. It may tempt you to join but it never forces you to.
Jiwan KshetryHow we fans react under crisis is crucial!!
The year 2014 has already started in a turbulent fashion for us Nepali cricket lovers. From the ambitious hope of qualifying for the One Day Internationals (ODI) World Cup 2015 down to the dreadful feeling of potentially being relegated from Division II cricket, we all fans have gone through a roller coaster of a ride in the past couple of weeks.
Madhav NeupaneThailand to Bangladesh: Worrisome trend for democracy in Asia
If history is any guide the rival sides in the snowballing conflicts in Asia, both domestic and international, have much more to lose from the continuing friction and stalemate. While Sino-Japanese rivalry risks upsetting the relatively stable international order, the boiling conflicts in Bangladesh and Thailand risk undermining the democratic institutions in each with lasting implications.
Nepali God in peril
He does not like a ruckus but our corrupt system is threatening to make an attention-seeking political showman out of the saintly doctor who serves as a professor at the teetering Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). The unmarried doctor survives on subsistence, leading the life of a pauper. The only time the genial doctor shows aggression, like a tigress defending her cubs, is when protecting IOM and TUTH. Perhaps his latent parental instinct takes over there, even though TUTH--that he considers his temple worthy to sacrifice his life for--is far from being his baby.
Prem DhakalForeign Media and cultural hegemony
The social structure of Nepal is basically a vertical one where we’ve the mixed-model of caste and the ‘elite’. It would perhaps be more appropriate to say that we have an emerging class system. This makes Nepal more complex and difficult to understand. That’s why it’s no wonder that foreigners often misread what’s going on in Nepal and just understand things from what they see on the surface.
Arun BudhathokiPlight of the Afghan women: why pessimism is not the only way
What is the depth of human suffering? And how do people cope with such circumstances? Which ways of coping with trouble are good and which bad? How effective have been our attempts, if any, to liberate the fellow human beings from such suffering?