Nepali squad announced for ACC U-19 Asia Cup 2016
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 5 - Nepali squad has been announced for the Asian Cricket Council Under-19 Asia Cup 2016. A 19-member team headed by Sandeep Lamichhane is selected for the tournament to be played in Sri Lanka on December 13. Other players in the team are Abhisekh Karna, Asif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Sunar, Rabindra Jung Shahi, Aadil Khan, Bhim Karki, Anil Kumar Shah, Pawan Saraaf, Subernakar Urav, Kamal Singh Airee, Nandan Yadav, Prakash KC and Rohit Kumar Poudel.Youths march from Nijgadh to Kathmandu to press govt to construct Fast-Track, Nijgadh airport
Sajib Bagale, Kathmandu, Dec 5 - A team of 61 people associated with Fast-track and airport construction struggle committee reached Kathmandu from Nijgadh, chanting a slogan, "Fast-Track and Nijgadh International Airport should be constructed immediately." They have marched from Nijgadh to press the government to immediately construct Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-Track and Nijgadh International Airport.Bodybuilder Nanita secures maiden medal in int'l championship for Nepal
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 5 - Nepali woman bodybuilder Nanita Maharjan won the first medal for the country in the eighth WBPF World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships in Pattaya, Thailand on Sunday evening. Maharjan, 31, bagged a bronze in the model physique (165cm) category, defeating her rivals Sun Ting of Chinese Taipei and Alesandro Silve of Italy.
Dr KC ends hunger strike after 22 days
Signs 12-pt agreement with govt
Khila Nath Dhakal, Kathmandu, Dec 4 - Dr Govinda KC, a senior surgeon of Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) called off his hunger strike on Sunday, after an agreement was reached with the government. KC, whose hunger strike entered 22 days on Sunday, ended his fast after his talks team reached an 12-point agreement with the government talks team on Saturday at 11 pm.Dr KC to end hunger strike today
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 4 - Dr Govinda KC, who was staging fast-unto-death for the tenth time, demanding resignation of Tribhuwan University (TU) the vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khaniya and other medical education reforms, is ending fast today. The talks team of government and Dr KC's side reached a 12-point agreement on Saturday at 11 pm after holding several meetings to address demands raised by senior surgeon of Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).Dr Agrawal appointed dean of IoM
Kathmandu, December 3 - Prof Dr Jagadhish Prasad Agrawal is appointed Dean of Institute of Medicine (IOM) effective from today. The meeting of the TU executive council held at the Prime Minister’s office, Baluwatar took a decision to this effect, according to sources at Baluwatar. Dr Govinda KC began his fast-unto-death demanding appointment of the dean on the basis of seniority.
Thousands march in Butwal to protest province split (PHOTOS)
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 2 - Thousands of protesters including locals and leaders of major three political parties- Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (UML) have marched in various places of Butwal today, protesting the government move of registering the constitution amendment bill that proposes to split Province 5. The rally that started from Chauhara passed through Traffic police to converge into a corner meet.IoM Dean Singh resigns
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 2 - Dean of the Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine (IoM) Keshav Prasad Singh today announced resignation from his position. Dr Govinda KC has been staging hunger strike at Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) for the past 20 days, demanding Dr Singh's resignation, among other demands.Editors of media houses express solidarity with Dr KC
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 1 - Editors of different media houses today expressed their solidarity with Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging fast-unto-death at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).
PM's wife Sita Dahal taken ill
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 5 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's wife Sita Dahal underwent a health check-up at the Norvic Hospital in the Capital after suffering from high blood pressure, according to PM Dahal's press adviser Govinda Acharya. "She underwent a health check-up after facing problem in her health," Acharya said, and added, "She has been placed in observation."Apollo denies reports of Jayalalithaa’s death, says she is on life support
Agencies, Dec 5 - Apollo Hospital has denied reports about death of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa who suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. Issuing a press statement, the hospital said that her health condition is in a "grave situation". It said that the leader "continues to be on life support".ART proving boon for expectant mothers with HIV
Chitwan, Dec 5 - The anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has proven to be a boon for the HIV- infected mothers in the district, helping them give birth to HIV negative, healthy babies. The data made available by the ART Centre at the Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan since 2010 shows that children born of HIV-infected mothers taking ART were all healthy. It is therefore very likely that an infected mother can give birth to a healthy child if pre-birth precautions are taken, the Centre claimed.
Foreign intervention on Nepal's internal affairs unacceptable: UML
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 5 - CPN (UML) has said that it will not accept any foreign intervention in the country's political issues. A Standing Committee meeting of UML held today at UML Chairman KP Oli's residence in Balkot appealed to all to not intervene in the political issues of the country.Science labs will be set up in all seven provinces: PM Dahal
Lalitpur, Dec 5 - Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said science laboratories would be set up in all the seven provinces in line with the country's federal set-up. Addressing the 34th anniversary and award handover ceremony of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) here today, PM and NAST chancellor Dahal spoke on the important role science and technology plays in the development of the country, saying a prosperous country cannot be built without the development of science and technology.Narendra Modi beats Trump, Putin, tops TIME Person of the Year poll
PTI, New York, Dec 5 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader's poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed last night, getting significantly more votes than his closest contenders, including Obama, Trump and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the 'yes' vote.
Gold price slides to 9-month low
Setopati , Kathmandu, Dec 5 - Gold price has continued to dip on Monday. The precious yellow metal is being traded at Rs 53, 800 per tola with a decrease of Rs. 200. On Friday, gold was traded at Rs. 54000 per tola.Emergency landing airport to be constructed in Makwanpur
Hetauda, Dec 5 - Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Indra Bahadur Baniya has said that a technicians' team would be mobilised to carry out feasibility study for the construction of an emergency landing airport in Makwanpur.Apple reveals self-driving car plan
Xinhua , NEW YORK, Dec 5 - Another big name is joining the world's pursuit for self-driving cars, with Apple acknowledging for the first time that it is investing "heavily" in building such a car. According to a letter from the company to the U.S. transport regulators which is revealed by some media this week, Apple declared its interest in self-driving vehicle technology, adding that the company "is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation."
Challenges of being a woman
Coincidentally, the President, the Speaker of the House and the Chief Justice are all women currently. However, having women heading the top state posts does not mean the end of patriarchal values and structural discrimination against women. There still lies a long battle ahead to bring real change in the lives of the ordinary women in Nepal.
Mohna AnsariNepali Cricket: Challenges and Potential
The CAN’s membership has been suspended; the court case regarding the dispute between the CAN and National Sports Council (NSC) is still on hold; there is no proper domestic cricketing structure; and, the infrastructures and stadiums are in desperate shape. The ICC is keeping its close eye on how things will unfold, and could permanently cancel CAN’s membership anytime. Despite all these unfavorable circumstances, there are still enormous potential and possibilities.
Madhav NeupaneRecipe to reform education sector
Academic expert with high ethical standards and courage, not the PM, should be the chancellor of universities in Nepal.
Kosh P Neupane
Acting local, thinking global
Relying on energy infrastructures that are solely profit-driven or require huge investments or are extremely polluting has left one in four Nepalis starving for energy and has left Nepal ranking 74th (out of 80 countries) in the Energy Development Index.
The #IWalkFreely survey amassed over 1000 responses and an overwhelming 92% of the participants reported they had been harassed on the streets in one form or another. More bleak still, 98% of all women participants stated they had been harassed making this an indisputably gender based issue.
Asmita GauchanAct, now!
How, in today’s time, is it possible for a ‘Head' of a constitutional body to try tricks used by petty criminals like absconding, avoiding a summon by the court and not letting the notice be pasted at the home address to confuse the process in legal technicalities, and still be seen by our ‘Leaders’ as morally suited for the most powerful post in the country?
Beyond Plagiarism: How honest research could be promoted in Nepal
Sanctions for plagiarizing should be such that even if they are discovered years after the degree has been granted, the university in question should be able to retract the degree(s) it has granted to the student in question.
Pratyoush OntaQuestions raised by Col Lama’s Trial
How efficient can we consider the trial when all the evidences and witnesses are in Nepal and speak the local language? Was the case lost due to such complexities or due to its merit itself?
Barun GhimireWhere are the anti-corruption crusaders?
Please come to public and say at least something; you need not even take sides on the struggle. If you find this whole movement and the discourse irrelevant to the cause of good governance, please say that. Even if you think the movement is needless or counterproductive, say that; we are committed democrats and we won't pounce upon you like the other side. If you think our movement has a huge potential but has been unable to gain momentum because of some factor, point to it and we'll try our best to rectify it. If you think a stronger CIAA under Karki is the only route to corruption-free Nepal, then accumulate strength and say that; and join the cause to undo the damage done to the credibility of Karki by our movement.
Periods are pure
Personally, I was on my first day of period this Laxmi Puja. Without a tint of fear or shame, I enjoyed Tihar, from making rangoli to playing deusi bhailo and putting Bhai Tika. And I am confident that I have not committed any “sin”.
Prativa SubediTrump or Clinton?
Polls on the eve of the election show that the race is very tight but Clinton has slight edge over Trump. 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency out of 538 total votes. As polls open for a historic election, American could be very likely on the way to choose their very first woman president.
Lekh Nath AdhikariDo looks matter in real life?
It doesn’t matter what you are on the outside, it’s what you are on the inside that counts. So goes a much stated saying when applauding inner virtues above external looks. But pause for a moment and ask yourself “Is it true? Don’t looks matter at all?”
A patient's odyssey
“You should not expect much from doctors in Nepal because they choose to stay to serve the country unlike many who fly abroad to study and never come back,” a friend told me to mitigate my frustration. I understand what she meant; I acknowledge all those who choose to serve home but why is it aberrant to expect an ounce of professional ethics from them?
Geetanjali UpadhyayaWords of gratitude
Over my daily monotonous commutes, I have realized that Mahanagar Yatayat and Traffic police in the valley deserve our utmost respect.
Narbada GhimireBungee jumping in Pokhara: A lifetime memory
As I approached, Kai was taking a picture of himself with Fishtail mountain. The alluring scenery greatly contrasted with the horror of bungee jumping. "This is my last living photo," said Kai.
Perils of prejudice
Scores of people who flee the country everyday in search of greener pastures have the same logic – Nepal is a hopeless place to survive. Those from the educated and well-off class wear the lenses of pessimism and fly westward; those who grew up with less or no education opportunity and/or from low economic background fly to the Gulf.
Smita PoudelPerhaps Lord Vishnu has diabetes
In Hinduism, oat is used as a pious substance for worshipping different forms of Lord Vishnu. Hindus do not use akshyta (rice); rather, they use jau (oat) and til (sesame seed) to worship Lord Vishnu.
Dr Archana NepalThe First Twin Temblors and After-5
Then it happened again: A major jolt matching the twin temblors of April 25. I could immediately feel the tenacity and forcefulness of this big one. The entire 10-story building went boom-bam-boom, boom-bam-boom in vibrations. Our floor heaved. The windowpanes rattled. The trees outside swayed to and fro in swirling sighs. Birds cooed, chattered and flapped away in confused directions.
Peter J Karthak