Family performs final rites of ex-Home Minister Ghimire by making body of kush
Setopati , Kathmandu, September 30 - Family of former Home Minister Madhav Ghimire today performed the final rites of Ghimire making a body of kush (holy grass) after search team could not succeed to find his body.Banknotes to have images of new animals
Setopati , Kathmandu, September 30 - Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is changing the images of animals printed in the Nepali notes. It has already circulated new notes of denominations Rs 50 and Rs 100 bearing the signature of NRB Governor Dr Chiranjivi Nepal in the market. Similarly, the bank also has plans to change the images in Rs. 5, Rs 20 and Rs 1000 notes.Govt withdraws bill on Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 29 - The government has decided to withdraw the bill on Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences. The cabinet meeting today took the decision.
Sajha Yatayat to operate buses outside Kathmandu beginning this Dashain
Baglung, Gorkha to be first destinations
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 29 - Sajha Yatayat is operating its bus services in two new routes outside the Kathmandu Valley in view of increasing mobility of public for Dashain festival. This is the first time the company buses will ply routes outside the Kathmandu Valley.Vehicle found in Trishuli River, possibly belongs to ex-Home Minister Ghimire
Setopati , Kathmandu, September 29 - The Nepali rescue divers, who were deployed to search the former Home Minister Madhav Ghimire's jeep that fell into Trishuli River on Sunday, recovered a vehicle on Wednesday evening. "We've found a vehicle at the depth of 10 feet in the River but we are not sure if it's the same vehicle that was carrying Ghimire and others. The Nepali rescue divers found the vehicle about 20 meters south of Ghoptebhir," Chitwan Chief Police SP Basanta Kunwar told Setopati.Dhading bus accident: Death toll climbs to 19 (UPDATE)
Identity of 17 deceased revealed
Setopati/ Narayan Maharjan , Kathmandu, September 27 - The death toll in Dhading bus accident has climbed to 19. Thirteen men and six women including two children were killed when the passenger bus (Ba 3 Kha 3318) heading towards Kintangfedi from Dhadingbesi overturned as it tried to pass through landslide debris and fell onto the river bank some 200 meter below the road. At least 14 injured passengers were brought at Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu for treatment.
Dr Govinda KC begins 9th hunger strike
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 26 - Senior orthopedic at the TU Teaching Hospital Dr Govinda KC has started a fast-unto-death for the ninth time today afternoon. KC organized a press conference at the TU premises, deamnding reforms of the country medical education sector and impeachment of CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki. "As its clear that out demands will not be fulfilled without more pressure, I am staging hunger strike from 4 pm today," he said in the press conference.NAC aircraft makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cockpit
Setopati , Kathmandu, September 26 - An Airbus with flight number RA-205 of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) flying from New Delhi to Kathmandu made an emergency landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday afternoon. The airbus made an emergency landing at around 3:35 pm after detecting smoke in cockpit, a source informed Setopati.Search on for former Home Minister Ghimire, two brothers
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 26 - Search and rescue team is yet to locate former Home Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire and his two brothers who went missing after their jeep plunged into Trishuli on Sunday afternoon. Around 100 personnel from the Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police are involved in the rescue operation, Chitwan’s Chief District Officer Binod Prasad Singh told Setopati.
No alternative to coming together for constitution implementation: Minister Bhandari
Pokhara, Sept 30 - Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari today said there was no alternative for the ruling parties and the opposition to standing together for the implementation of the constitution. "The process has moved ahead to amend the constitution to address the demands of the dissenting Madhes-based political parties and I believe that the UML will help in the process," said Bhandari while inaugurating a workshop on 'forest for prosperity and higher education' organised by the Institute of Forestry (IoF), Pokhara.Work on basis of justice and facts: IGP Aryal
Bhimduttanagar, Sept 30 - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kant Aryal today said the police should not work under political pressure. Speaking at an interaction of 'Peace, Security and Crime Control' organized by District Police Office (DPO), Kanchanpur, IGP Aryal stressed that the police must work on basis of justice and facts.Regulating foreign employment sector in high priority: Minister Gurung
Taplejung, Sept 30 - Minister for Labour and Employment Surya Man Gurung has said that regulating foreign employment sectors was in his high priority. He shared that he was serious to control unfair and cheating activities seen in the sectors.
House passes three bills
Kathmandu, Sept 30 - The Legislature-Parliament meeting today endorsed three bills including the Finance Bill 2073 BS, National Credit Reimbursement Bill, 2073 BS and Loan and Guarantee Bill, 2073 BS(21st Amendment) related to the financial affairs. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, tabled the bills at the House session for passage.Train crashes into New Jersey station; more than 100 injured
AP , HOBOKEN, Sept 30 - A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station without stopping and crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 people, some of them critically, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit train crashed at the Hoboken station.Advance booking opens for Sajha bus tickets to Baglung, Gorkha
Setopati, Kathmandu, September 30 - Advance booking has opened for Sajha bus tickets for Baglung and Gorkha from the capital. The buses are plying the long-distance routes outside Kathmandu for the first time in 10 years from Sunday. Passengers can book tickets from Sajha bus counters in Pulchowk.
Taskforce refutes Dalit boy’s suicide case, claims he was murdered
Setopati , Kathmandu, Sept 30 - Dismissing the suicide report prepared by health officials and the police, the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has concluded that Ajit Mijar of Kavre was mysteriously murdered and his body was recovered from Dhading’s Gajuri Khola on July 14 under suspicious circumstances. The parliamentary committee has also instructed the government to investigate the case and punish the guilty.'Seek main opposition party's support in constitution amendment process'
Kathmandu, Sept 30 - Nepali Congress lawmaker, Narayan Prasad Saud today called for a parliamentary discussion on the subject of the constitution amendment and its specifications. Speaking at the Legislature-Parliament Special Session here, he appealed for seeking the support and backing of the main opposition party CPN (UML) in constitution amendment process and stressed for the need for all political parties' initiative in implementing the constitution.Indian film body bans Pakistan actors in the wake of Uri attack
PTI , Mumbai, September 30 - The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association today passed a resolution to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack. “IMPPA in their 87th annual general meeting passed (a resolution that) no Pakistani will be hired by their producer members forever,” producer TP Aggarwal, the president of IMPPA, told PTI.
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.
Producing meat healthy way
Ceremonial monitoring of slaughterhouses and meat shops by government authorities are not likely to produce tangible results except mere fanfare and cheap publicity. Clean and healthy meat production depends upon ensuring certain minimum infrastructural requirements in slaughterhouses and meat shops.
Dr.Kedar KarkiInfrastructural needs for Nepal’s radiotherapy services
The rise in the number of radiation facilities, particularly megavoltage radiotherapy facility, can provide most effective and smooth service to patients only if basic and additional infrastructures for quality radiotherapy services are put into place.
Suresh PoudelOccupy Baluwatar 2.0
The recent rape of a differently abled woman and the response of the healthcare services, judiciary system and police investigation simply reinforce the dismal status of Nepal’s state mechanisms where gender, social class, disability, caste and ethnicity and economic background determine an individual’s access to and delivery of services and justice.
Dr. Lhamo Sherpa and Mukesh Jha
Victory over the Netherlands: A one-off event?
Cricket pundits have dubbed the 19-run victory over the Dutch in the alien European conditions as the greatest win by the Nepali cricket team in the 50-over format.
Sujan AdhikariA strange paradox
Recent events across the world demonstrate a seemingly strange paradox: the rise of insecurity and fissures in the body politic of major powers around the world.
Saurabh KaushikMadhesi women speaking out
The fact that Madhesi women, with their dual-subalternity, have reached a point where they can see liberation as an immediate issue that is relevant to their lives and not a distant incomprehensible matter is an achievement and a cause of (cautious) optimism for where the Madhes movement is headed.
Words 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.
Alisha SharmaPerils 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.
Perhaps 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 KarthakGene, culture and schizophrenia
It has been shown by different studies that symptoms of schizophrenia vary across cultures. Patients from some countries may experience mainly auditory hallucinations while those from other countries experience more visual.
Ketan Jung Dulal
How to kill 'Nepali time'?
It is easy to say, “It's our culture to start late.” Nobody is naturally late; it is the repetition of such phrases that perpetuate a culture of tardiness. Let’s make active changes to initiate a campaign of on-time arrival and kill the NEPALI TIME.
Rajendra K KhatiwadaThe First Twin Temblors and After-4
Very soon I realized that Nepal by now had mammoth problems in its hands. Its many mostly hilly districts had been punctuated by destroyed houses and hovels. Roads were blocked by landslides. Imminent scarcities of all kinds were being seen and experienced. There was a rapid deterioration of self-esteem and confidence. With mental and psychological breakdowns already evident in human psyches and equilibriums, the adversely affected populace had become limpid, impotent and clueless.
Peter J KarthakRedefining Doctor-Patient Communication
Patients who sometimes wait almost 2-3 hours for their turn end up getting less than 5 minutes with doctors. What's worse is that most of this time is used to prescribe tests and medicines. Not receiving an adequate explanation of what is being prescribed as the next course of action often leaves patients with the impression that the doctor is unnecessarily prescribing a variety of tests and expensive medicines. This should change.