UCPN (Maoist) for demarcating provinces before promulgating constitution
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - UCPN (Maoist) has stood in favor of settling the demarcations of the federal provinces before promulgating the constitution. The meeting of the party officials held today reached the decision to hold discussions with other parties for the same.Opinion Committee to get 15 days to collect public views on the draft
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - As per the schedule prepared by the Constituent Assembly (CA) secretariat, the Committee on Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection will have 15 days to collect public opinion on the draft constitution.Deliberation continues on statute draft
Kathmandu, July 7 - CA deliberation on the draft of the new constitution continues today. Lawmakers who took part in the discussion today morning lauded the draft as a positive step towards promulgating the constitution through the CA. However, they also stressed that some contents in the draft should be amended.
Govt decision to charge minimum cost to migrant workers effective from today
Minister of State for Labour and Employment defies protests from manpower agencies and PM to implement the decision
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 6 - Amid strong protests from the manpower agencies, Ministry of Labour today brought into effect its decision to send workers in 6 Gulf countries and Malaysia at a minimum cost including free visa and ticket to the destination countries.Nepal's statistics in T20 Internationals
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 5 - Nepal will play two practice matches before ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers kicks off in Ireland and Scotland from July 10. Nepal is taking on Oman in its first practice match on Monday, before locking horns with United Arab of Emirates on Thursday.Statute draft: SC report recommends scrapping provision for constitutional court
Kathmandu, July 6 - A report prepared by a team of Supreme Court (SC) Justices after studying provisions related to the judiciary in the draft constitution has recommended against keeping provision of a Constitutional Court (CC) in the new constitution.
Mahato warns of imposing blockade on Kathmandu
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 5 - President of Sadvawana Party Rajendra Mahato on Sunday threatened to block the supplies of food and other materials to the Kathmandu Valley if the final draft of the constitution fails to accommodate the demands of Madheshi people.Nepal earns ICC T20I ranking
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 5 - Nepal achieved an International Cricket Council (ICC) ranking following its four-match T20 International against the Netherlands. It is placed at number 15th in ICC's latest T20I ranking, released recently. Nepal had made into the ranking as an unofficial member.Homestay at Gavar Valley
Bharat Bandhu Thapa - Every summer temperature soars to over 40 degree Celsius in Nepalgunj. This year has been no different. For the city dwellers looking for an escapade from the scorching heat, home stay in Gavar Valley has become a favourite choice.
Price of Surya cigarettes goes up
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - Price of the Surya Luxury Kings cigarettes, a famous brand manufactured by Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd., has gone up Rs 100 in a bundle. A bundle of Surya cigarette, which used to cost Rs 1,410 earlier, now will cost 1,510.Chief Justice Shah retires
Kathmandu, July 7 - Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah has retired from service from Tuesday.Nepal goes down by 20 runs against UAE by DL method
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - Nepal lost its second practice match of the ICC World Cup T20 Qualifiers against United Arab of Emirates (UAE) by 20 runs as per Duckworth Lewis (DL) method in the rain-hit match at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Ireland on Tuesday.
4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Bajura
Setopati , Kathmandu, July 7 - A 4.6 magnitude earthquake with epicenter in Bajura district was recorded by the National Seismological Center (NSC) at 3.46 pm today. According to NSC, The earthquake struck near Shreenagar of Bajura.16-point pact paved way for new constitution: Mahara
Kathmandu, July 7 - UCPN (Maoist) general secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Tuesday said that the recently signed 16-point pact by the four major political parties paved a way for drafting a new constitution.Akhil Terai Mukti Morcha hands over arms to Govt
Saptari, July 7 - The Akhil Tarai Mukti Morcha has handed over four pieces of arms to the government after holding second round of talks with the latter.
Turkish Airlines plane diverted to New Delhi over bomb scare
AP, ANKARA, July 7 - Turkish Airlines says an Istanbul-bound plane carrying 134 passengers made an emergency landing at New Delhi after note with the word “bomb” was found in a toilet, the latest in a series of such incidents.Puskar appointed as speaker of CIAA
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 7 - Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday appointed its secretary Krishnahari Puskar as its speaker. Likewise, CIAA also appointed Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai as its deputy speaker.TU publishes result of MA in Population and History
Kathmandu, July 7 - Tribhuvan University, Office of the Controller of Examinations, Balkhu, has today published the results of Master Degree first year of Population and History under the faculty of Humanities and Social Science. The examinations were conducted in December 2014.
CIAA jurisdiction should not be curtailed
It is not clear why the CIAA jurisdiction on "improper conduct" has been stripped off like this. This was never an issue in the legal constitutional sector.
Bipin AdhikariPost- Earthquake reconstruction challenges
Even in situations where required fund is no longer a problem, Nepal lacks state of the art expertise and the consolidated political commitment that contribute to and set stage for the reconstruction with due attention to future seismic hazards.
Dipendra Pant/Kathmandu, June 26India will stand by Nepal
Today I convey to you the deep and abiding commitment of the Government and 1.25 billion people of India and the personal commitment of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to stand shoulder to shoulder with you as you seek to "wipe the tears of every Nepali”
Aborting the Unethical
Illegal abortions performed by doctors have persisted unchecked for decades; this is a source of shame for all in the medical field.
Dr. Alok AtreyaReconstruction drive: Too much focus on resource, too little on implementation
As we talk to spend billions of rupees for reconstruction, there comes the obvious question: Is the existing institutional capacity of the government competent enough to pilot the huge reconstruction drive?
Prem KhanalBuilding better: Time to choose between ad-hoc and wise reconstruction
Most houses that collapsed in this earthquake were from the villages, built by local masons whose knowledge do not necessarily incorporate skills to build quake-resilient structures. It is vital to educate them and complement their traditional knowledge with skills to build such structures.
Earthquake, engineering and moral ethics
During ground shaking, maximum acceleration occurs for a very short duration, creating maximum force. It is called peak ground acceleration, PGA. Therefore PGA is the most important seismic parameter for engineers in designing buildings, required to estimate the maximum force, so that the capacities of the walls, beams and columns could be determined and appropriately chosen for the size to resist such destructive force.
Hari Prasad PokharelRoadmap for rebuilding Nepal
'Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Commission', chaired by the new Prime Minister, can be constituted to lead the country's rebuilding efforts. This Commission should be separate from the National Planning Commission, which deals mainly with the medium and long-term development plans. Under this Commission, the government should establish a 'Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Management Authority' (RRMA) with full implementing power. This Authority should be headed by an independent, experienced and competent personality, who could be chosen from inside or outside the country. In order to guide and advise RRMA, an Advisory Council shall be constituted which will comprise of leaders from major political parties.
Bhim UdasNo All-Party Government
It is absurd to assume that the all-party coalition will work as a team if the current coalition of two parties finds it hard to work together.
Failing SLC is not the end of the world
There is a need to put into place a social support system to provide emotional, psychological support to the students so they do not feel that life's success begins with passing SLC while life's purpose ends with failing it.
Dr Vikash PaudelWhat is Kawasaki Disease?
Pioneer researches have found that some heart disease in the young may be the long term effect of undiagnosed and untreated Kawasaki Disease in childhood. Many such cases have been reported In Nepal.
Dr Dharmagat BhattaraiKathmandu I love
Butterflies as big as hands flit through the Kathmandu I love. Power stagnates by changing hands, in the Kathmandu I love.
Rebecca Johnson Bista
Naya Nepali, Naya Nepal
Nepalis need to reflect upon why one generation after the other failed to capitalize on the hard-achieved political gains to inculcate democratic reforms into our administration, institutions and politics, and to bring tangible gains in the lives of the people.
Asmin GhimireDegree and work chemistry
A misconception in Nepali society that earning and learning can’t go together has profoundly affected Nepal's employment sector. Students only read and employees only work. No student works and no employee actually reads.
Roshan ThapaA transformative month
Every village we went to, every broken bone and every open wound - physical and emotion - made me realize what Nepal is and who Nepalis are - honest and resilient.
Dr. Mahima Adhikary
A volunteer's diary
My heart was filled with a little satisfaction, a little joy, huge pain for villagers, and a sense of victory over death.
Subuna BasnetNaked truth of mental health and social (ir)responsibility
I still don’t know who is responsible to protect vulnerable girls like her in the first place. Is it her family, the government, the police, some emotionally driven but unprepared people like us, the NGOs or each one of us who live in this society?
Rolina DhitalTower of Hope is Standing Tall
Quivering earth, Fallen abodes, towers and shrines Abyss sky Ubiquitous reign of dust Feeble and perplexed you were Searching for what was there before Gone in a flash With no place to hide,