The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion. MORE
- Shova Sharma
Nepali Congress (NC) will have it a little easier in Kalilali district of Province 7 in the upcoming federal elections after unification with Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhedar. MORE
Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) have informally agreed on apportionment of tickets in constituencies of Province 2 for the upcoming federal and provincial assembly elections. MORE
Xi Jinping elevated to status of Mao
AP, Beijing, Oct 24 - The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion.8 killed as bus carrying Nepali workers collides with another bus in Malaysia
Setopati , Malaysia, Oct 24 - At least eight people were killed and 33 others injured in a bus collision along the expressway in the Malaysian northern state of Penang on Tuesday morning, New Straits Times reported.Left alliance stronger in 2 constituencies in Kailali, close fight with NC in 3
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, Oct 24 - Nepali Congress (NC) will have it a little easier in Kalilali district of Province 7 in the upcoming federal elections after unification with Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhedar.
FSFN, RJP informally agree on apportionment of constituencies
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 24 - Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) have informally agreed on apportionment of tickets in constituencies of Province 2 for the upcoming federal and provincial assembly elections.FSFN-RJP strong in Mahottari, alliance with NC will make it difficult for left alliance
Sanjib Bagale, Kathmandu, Oct 23 - There were six constituencies in Mahottari in the first and second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Nepali Congress (NC) had won two constituencies, CPN-UML two, and CPN (Maoist Center) one while one independent candidate had emerged victorious in the second CA election in 2013. Madhes-based parties had won five constituencies and the Maoists one in the first CA election in 2008.Will EC print three ballots as SC hints?
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 23 - The confusion regarding the Supreme Court (SC) order on October 18 to not reprint separate ballots for the federal and provincial assembly elections still continues.
Just 9 women get party tickets for first phase of polls
Setopati, Kathmandu, Oct 23 - Political parties have fielded just nine female candidates for the first phase of federal and provincial assembly polls scheduled for November 26.Yubaraj Bhusal appointed NRA CEO
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 23 - Yubaraj Bhusal has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority on Monday. The Cabinet meeting of Monday has appointed Bhusal to the post of CEO of NRA.Lok Darshan Regmi appointed Chief Secretary
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 23 - The government on Monday has appointed the secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Darshan Regmi as the Chief Secretary. The Cabinet meeting Monday morning appointed Regmi as the Chief Secretary on the basis of seniority.
Harry Styles groped on stage
PTI , Los Angeles, Oct 24 - Harry Styles was inappropriately touched while he was performing at Hollywood Bowl's charity event. The 23-year-old singer got groped when he got close to the audience members rooting for him at the 'We Can Survive' show, an all-star benefit concert for breast cancer awareness.APF mobilized for polls security arrangement
Nuwakot, Oct 24 - The Armed Police Force (APF) has been mobilized in Nuwakot to consolidate security arrangements in view of elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.Dengue not behind Sah's death: Jhapa Public Health Office
Baniyani (Jhapa), Oct 24 - The Jhapa District Public Health Office has clarified that dengue so far has not caused any death in Jhapa. Umesh Sah, 40, of Birtamodh municipality-4, Birtabazaar, who supposedly died of dengue infection, breathed his last due to other reasons, said Resource Person of Jhapa District Public Health Office, Kul Bahadur Poudel.
Foreigners toiling kind labor for school building construction
Kanchanpur, Oct 24 - A team of foreigners has been physically engaged in the construction of a building of Mangal Primary School at Shuklaphanta municipality-9, Sisawa. A group of total 22 foreign youths, professionally associated to Care Nepal, is donating their kind labor for the construction of a three-room school building from Monday. Build on Nepal is providing financial and technical support for the construction of the school building.'Increase investment in technical education'
Kathmandu, Oct 24 - Minister for State for Education Sheshnath Adhikari expressed his commitment that the government would spur investment in the area of technical education. Speaking at a program organized by Sanchar Kendra Nepal on 'Technical education is today's need', Adhikari stressed the need for the state to augment investment in technical and vocational education so as to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.Xi's political ideology to be taught in Chinese schools
AP , Beijing, Oct 24 - Chinese President Xi Jinping's political ideology will soon be incorporated into the curriculum across China, a move analysts believe would solidify his image as a transformative leader and help in the rise of nationalism among the youth.
Tourists' attraction to rafting on rise
Damauli (Tanahun), Oct 24 - Tourists are increasingly attracted to take joys of rafting in the Madi and Seti rivers. With the onset of tourism session, the influx of tourists for rafting in the rivers is increasing.China’s Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution
AP , Beijing, Oct 24 - China’s ruling Communist Party amended its constitution to add President Xi Jinping’s name and ideology Tuesday in an extension of his formidable political sway.Community forests earn millions from resin sale
Rolpa, Oct 24 - The resins available at the community forests have become a boon for the community forestry users groups and local governments of the district.
Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
Not all, but many of the temporary teachers who have been wishing to become permanent, no doubt, appointed on the basis of their political ideologies. They couldn't succeed in the examinations despite repeated attempts. They carried the bags of those parties during their teaching career.
Manoj SapkotaThe Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher ThapaEffect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley
According to the World Air Quality Index website, Air quality index of Ratnapark, Kathmandu was 158 on April 22 which is unhealthy. This means children and people with respiratory diseases should avoid outdoor exertion at this pollution level. If this quantity increases to more than 300, air quality level is considered as hazardous which means everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.
Karna DahalWhy should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
While Nepal should address voices that question the constitution, it should not undermine the document’s dignity and longevity if the country wants to establish a constitutional culture. No constitution can fulfill all wishes. The drafters of the present constitution should not feel guilty in not securing the consent of all citizens. If the constitution is not fundamentally discriminatory, it has chances to grow further.
Bhushan AryalOne Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
RJP's suicidal move
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) has announced protest programs including general strike to disrupt the upcoming second round of local election. Formation of RJP with merger of six Madhes-based parties had sent a positive message both to the plains and the hills.
EditorialMaoist commitment torn in Bharatpur
There is no confusion about who tore the ballots in Bharatpur. Nepal Police under Prime Minister (PM) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has already revealed that Maoist cadres, who tore the ballots, have been arrested. The only remaining questions are why CPN (Maoist Center) tore the ballots and what happens next.
EditorialUsable 'full budget'
The budget statement of this year will be a full budget for the entire year but sans announcement of new policy initiatives and new projects and programs.
Dr. Hemant Dabadi
To dogs, with love
Many find talking about basic animal rights stupid when no basic rights of people are guaranteed. However, there are still few people who are aware how humane behavior has turned toward cruelty and indifference which can be vividly seen through the way street dogs and other animals are abused around us.
Sujita ShresthaUnanswered questions on recent leftist alliance
Although they seem to be very much communist while in opposition, whether about the 'Indian semi-colonial status' in Nepal or American hegemony, this has never been evident while they actually come into power and rule Nepal.
Dr Chandra Sharma PoudyalThe regional integration initiatives & Nepal
For the small landlocked economies, such as Nepal, regional integration is more of a necessity than a policy option. The ideal way forward for Nepal to gain most out of the economic integration would be to identify the key areas in which Nepal could contribute and facilitate the promotion of those sectors.
Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history
The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.
Sanjaya GajurelMy Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
Swarnima GurungBe an example, not teacher to your kids
I don’t intend to draw comparisons, but I can’t help notice a vast difference in the way kids these days are, and I only have the parents to blame. Because let's face it, just at the quote, I mentioned above goes, kids only become what they see.
Prekshya Lamichhane Kunwar
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Hemant ArjyalProspects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Sukriti SharmaCan Nepal ever develop?
The visionary leadership should come up with comprehensive plans for economic reforms. Conducive environment for conducting business or opening up factories/industries, to be precise for investment should be made. Foreigners are willing to invest but not without a minimum guarantee of return for their investment.