President hands over Dhurmus-Suntali's Giranchaur settlement to quake victims
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 28 - President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and parents of comedian duo Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire jointly handed over the integrated model settlement constructed at Giranchaur of Sindhupalchowk amid a program. The settlement constructed at the initiative of Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation consists 67 houses and a community building.Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today
Kathmandu, Oct 28 - Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. Tihar is also a festival where the bonding between a brother and sister is respected and recognized through Bhai Tika. On the occasion of Bhai Tika, that falls on November 1 this year, sisters put Tika wishing for longevity and prosperity of their brothers, while brothers in turn give gifts and pledge to take care of their sisters.Godawari Flower Exhibition kicks off at Jawalakhel ( IN PHOTOS)
Narayan Maharjan , Lalitpur, Oct 26 - The tenth Godawari (Chrysanthemum)) Flower Exhibition has kicked off at Jawalakhel in the capital from Wednesday. State-Minister for Agriculture Development Radhika Tamang inaugurated the event organized by the Floriculture Association Nepal.
Lonely Planet enlists Nepal the best value destination of 2017
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 26 - Nepal is crowned Lonely Planet’s Best Value destination of 2017. Among the top ten destinations covered by the Guidebook, Nepal has been placed in 5th position. According to the list published by Lonely Planet on Tuesday, Nepal is the only destination in South Asia that has been featured in Lonely Planet's Top Ten Destinations Guidebook.14th KIMFF to kick off from Dec 8
Seto Surya to be showcased in opening
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 26 - Kathmandu Festival Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), an annual function, is being held from December 8. Organizing a press conference on Tuesday, it informed about holding its 14th function being organized in the joint effort with Film Distribution Company, Popcorns Pictures. The function being run till December 12 will exhibit more than 80 films of 28 different countries.CIAA removes 12 experts appointed by suspended chief Karki
Closes Karki's secretariat
Shova Sharma, Kathmandu, October 25 - The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has removed 12 experts appointed by suspended chief of the anti-grant body, Lokman Singh Karki. Advocate Komal Ghimire, Bhanubhakta Pokhrel, Balchandra Acharya, Karunakaar Mallik, Ramhari Aryal were expelled after combined meeting of CIAA commissioners today.
President to hand over Dhurmus-Suntali's Giranchaur settlement to quake victims
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 25 - Comedian duo Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, best known as Dhurmus-Suntali have wrapped up the construction of integrated model settlement at Giranchaur of Sindhupalchowk, one of the 14 districts worst hit by the last year's disaster. According to Kattel, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will handover the settlement to the locals at 10 am this Friday (October 28), marking the celebration of Tihar festival.Impeachment motion against Karki tabled before House, discussion begins
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 25 - Deliberation has begun in the legislature-parliament on the impeachment motion against suspended CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki. Speaker Onsari Gharti gave time to the proposer of the impeachment motion, CPN (Maoist Center) MP Mahendra Bahadur Shahi to table the proposal registerd in the parliament.NC defers taking decision on Karki's impeachment
Setopati , Kathmandu, Oct 25 - Nepali Congress (NC) said that it has not taken any concrete decision on whether or not to endorse the impeachment motion against the suspended chief Commissioner at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki.
Police office vandalized by accident victim's kin in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Oct 28 - Relatives of a person who died in a road accident have vandalized Thimi-based police circle office today, demanding compensation. A 45-year-old Saraswati Khadka of Jiri-8 of Dolakha was killed whe the motorbike (Ba 80 Pa 5008) hit her at Madhyapur Thimi of Bhaktapur on Thursday evening. Police have stated that police personnel duo Krishna Bahadur Tamang and Jayanta Raj Karki were injured when the kin of the deceased attacked the police office. They are undergoing treatment at Thimi-based hospital.People aspire for Constitution amendment: NC general secretary Koirala
Janakpurdham, Oct 28 - Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala has said the constitution amendment is the need of the hour as the people aspire for the same. Speaking at a press meet organised by Nepal Press Union in Janakpur today, he said though Nepal's constitution falls into the category of one of the best constitutions in the world, it needs revisions to gain wider acceptability.No hurry to decide on impeachment motion: RPP-N
Kathmandu, Oct 28 - The Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) vice-chairman Niranjan Thapa has said that his party will take official decision regarding the impeachment motion forwarded against the CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki after holding the party's central committee meeting. Speaking at a program organized by the party here in the capital today, he added that the central committee meeting will take right decision in right time in this connection.
Minor killed, 52 fallen sick due to diarrhoea
Gaushala, Oct 28 - An outbreak of diarrhoea at a Dalit settlement at Dhabauli in Jaleshwar Municipality-13 has affected the lives of people. A person has died and 52 others are affected by diarrhoea at Dhabauli, said the District Public Health Office sources. The deceased is a two-year old daughter of Shrawan Sada at the settlement.Compensation for victims of wildlife attacks afoot: Minister Bhandari
Bhadrapur, Oct 28 - Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari has said the government was preparing to provide compensation of Rs 100,000 each to the families of those losing lives to wildlife attacks. During his inspection of the District Forest Office Jhapa today, the Minister unveiled the government preparations for coming up with a relief scheme for the families of people killed and mutilated by wild animals.Contaminated sweets destroyed during surprise inspection in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Oct 28 - A market inspection team from the District Administration Office (DAO) today destroyed 160 kgs of sweets and delicacies contaminated with inedible materials, and for being polluted with insects and posing health hazard. The team made surprise visits to various sweets stores and found polluted delicacies with ants and flies.
25 kg hashish confiscated from Saptari
Rajbiraj, Oct 28 - The Armed Police Force (APF) in Saptari has confiscated 25 kg of hashish from Manaraja of Saptari. An APF squad today seized the contraband from a person who managed to flee the scene by biting a finger of APF member Arun Kumar Yadav involved in the checking.SC to hear habeas corpus cases during Tihar
Kathmandu, Oct 28 - The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to carry out hearings on habeas corpus cases during the Tihar vacation as well. The Court will open on other days except Saturday and the day of Bhai Tika during this period. The SC has assigned Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla for the same.Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen sets world record for shortest song to chart on US Billboard Hot 100
Agencies , Tokyo, Oct 28 - Japanese singer Piko-Taro was awarded the Guinness World Record for the shortest song 'PPAP' (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. The 53-year-old received the Guinness award at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday.
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?
Dinkar NepalBeyond 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.
Questions 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.
Jiwan KshetryProducing 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.
Infrastructural 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 JhaVictory 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.
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
Gene, 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 DulalHow 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 Karthak