Kathmandu : The first woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sushila Karki, has assumed responsibility formally from today creating history in the country.
The aftermath of Nepal’s devastating April 2015 earthquake is easing, and there’s no better time to visit than now. Sure, some of the country’s most famed stupas and monuments will take years, or even decades, to be repaired, but the country’s picturesque natural beauty, infectious culture, and welcoming people will always remain. It has now been deemed safe to head back to the earthquake-ravaged country, and it’s likely that a visit to the Roof of the World will change your life.
When an earthquake hit Nepal in April, 9,000 people were killed and many more lost their homes. Thousands of men are now facing a difficult choice – should they stay to rebuild the country, or travel abroad where they can earn more money?
KATHMANDU : Lawmaker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former cricketer Kirti Azad said that Nepal should return 15 districts of the Tarai region to India.
KATHMANDU : Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet informed the meeting of the State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament held on Wednesday about the firing by the Seema Suraksha Bal, the Indian border security force, at Bhantabari in Sunsari today morning.
KATHMANDU : Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) Satana Post in-charge Ranbir Singh as accepted that their security personnel had opened fire at Bhantabari of Sunsari on Wednesday morning.
RAJBIRAJ : Local people and protesters defying the administration clamped curfew have staged demonstration against the death of Dilip Sah, who died during the clash with police on Sunday.
KATHMANDU : China has accepted proposal by Nepal government to transport cooking gas to Nepal in its own LPG bullets from Kerung up to Khanikhola, Dhading.
UDAYAPUR: A three-month-old infant, who suffered from pneumonia and was being rushed to Biratnagar of Morang from Triyuga Municipality of Udayapur, died for want of treatment as cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front parties obstructed the ambulance carrying him in Saptari district.
Kathmandu : Three tankers loaded with petrol will arrive at Kathmandu from Kyirong of China tomorrow, as only three tankers received refilling facility today. Chief District Officer of Rasuwa, Shiva Ram Gelal has informed that the three fuel tankers that arrived at Rasuwagadhi customs point will be dispatched for Kathmandu early tomorrow morning.
Kathmandu : Once the commander of an outlawed party fighting against state forces Nanda Kishor Pun was elected vice-president of the country today.
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Vice-Chair Bidya Devi Bhandari has been elected the first female and second President of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, defeating Nepali Congress veteran leader Kul Bahadur Gurung.
KATHMANDU: Voting process for the election of President has concluded. The voting process that started at 11 am ended at 2 pm on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU: Election for the post of President has begun at the Legislature-Parliament building in New Baneshwor on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU: Nepal’s suspended football team skipper Sagar Thapa said he and four other players arrested on match-fixing charges were innocent.
KATHMANDU: Three candidates — Bidya Devi Bhandari of CPN-UML, Kul Bahadur Gurung of Nepali Congress and Narayan Maharjan of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party — on Tuesday filed their nomination for the election of President at the Parliament.
KABUL/PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN: A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 17 people while 12 were killed in neighboring Pakistan, officials said.
A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors felt as widely as Pakistan and northern India.
The magnitude 7.5 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 75km (46 miles) south of Faizabad, the US Geological Survey reported.
Buildings were evacuated in the capitals of all three countries and communications disrupted in many areas.
KATHMANDU : Former English team captain David Beckham is playing a football match in Nepal to raise fund for UNICEF.
Renowned for his free kicks, Beckham is set to play seven matches in seven continents in seven days, London-based The Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
KATHMANDU : The legislature-parliament is set to enter a majority process to elect new President after major parties failed to file consensus candidate for the post. The deadline to pick a common candidate ended at 1:30 pm on Sunday.
Kathmandu : A meeting of the top leaders of the political parties supporting the formation of the incumbent government on Thursday has formed a 11-member high-level political coordination committee.
KATHMANDU : Newly elected Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli, has paid courtesy call on Vice-President Parmananda Jha on Wednesday.
LONDON : It may be cold out there but that’s no reason not to get into your birthday suit for bed.
KATHMANDU : Three names have propped up as President hopefuls from the ruling CPN-UML. Incumbent Speaker Subas Nembang, party Vice-chairperson Bidhya Bhandari and senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal are said to be vying for the country’s top post.
KATHMANDU : Khadga Prasad Oli, known as KP Oli in Nepali politics, was elected by 338 parliamentary votes, while his only competitor, outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, received 249 votes. About 14 parliamentarians refrained from voting.
Kathmandu, Nepal has clinched the first SAFF U-19 Football Championship after defeating India in a tie-breaker. In the final match played at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Complex at Saatdobato today, Nepal nudged India in the tie-breaker 5-4 to win the first title for Nepal in football after 22 years.
LONDON : There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India, scientists warn.
New data has revealed that the devastating quake that hit Nepal in April did not release all of the stress that had built up underground, and has pushed some of it westwards. The research is published in the journals Nature Geoscience and Science.
JAPAN : Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft.
A ceremony, attended by PM Shinzo Abe, was held at Hiroshima’s memorial park before thousands of lanterns are released on the city’s Motoyasu river.
Youth are that share of population in a city, district or country who fall under 15 to 29 year-age-group. Demographers divide total composition of a country in children (1-14 yrs), economically active population (15-64 yrs) and senior citizen (65 yr+).
NEW DELHI : Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday evening. He was 83.
Kalam, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) at around 6:30 pm and was rushed to the Bethany Hospital there.
Punjab.India tightened security on its border with Pakistan on Monday after terrorists dressed in army uniform stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, killing at least five people and injuring eight others. The dead included three civilians and two homeguards.
KATHMANDU : Top notch leaders of the four major parties on Sunday have reiterated to incorporate people’s feedbacks in the new constitution.
KATHMANDU : The manpower agencies which were closed down since the past three weeks resumed operation from Sunday after 31-point agreement was concluded between the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs’ Association chaired by Bimal Dhakal.
Scattered across Asia, from India to South Korea, thousands of Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas and pagodas serve as places of worship and reminders of the principles of Buddhism.
Parbat : An entire settlement of landless squatters at Maldhunga of Pang in Parbat has been at risk due to landslide.
Kathmandu : Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that the new constitution would be promulgated by bringing all parties, including those protesting its latest process and those outside the CA to a consensus.
Laurel, Maryland : NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind’s first flyby of Pluto.
Kathmandu : Every year in mid-July just as Nepal is in the midst of monsoon, the Finance Minister of the country is at the heart of everyone’s attention. All major stakeholders from young to the old, rich and poor, from farmers to businesspersons and to civil servants eagerly listen to the usually around two and half hour-long speech aired live through TV and radio stations across the country.
Nepal’s constitution drafting process stretches back to 2008, and most of the public is desperate to see the job finished. Especially after April’s devastating earthquake, the country urgently needs to move on, and one might think that any progress is a good thing.
Tragically, the country’s political elite – which has cynically misruled the country for decades – is now attempting to ram through an illiberal draft in a “super-fast-track” process, which will reverse many of the rights that Nepali people have gained in recent years.
Three weeks after the earthquake hit Nepal, I made my way to Kathmandu from Mumbai along with a team of doctors (who were mostly my cousins and a few friends).
वादी समुदायको कथामा लेखिएको उपन्यास हो ‘नथिया’ । कवितामा दरिलो छाप छोडन् सफल साहित्यकार सरस्वती प्रतिक्षाले यो उपन्यास लेखेकि हुन् । २०३५ साल देखी २०४७ साल सम्मको वादी समुदायको कथा उपन्यसमा समेटिएको प्रतिक्षाले बताईन । यो उपन्यासको लागि उनि दाङ, कैलाली लगाएतका जिल्लाहरुमा रहेका वादी समुदायमा पुगेर अनुसन्धान गरेकि थिईन । गत माघ महिनमा सार्वजनिक भएकोे ‘नथिया’ ले राम्रै बजार पाएको छ भने यो कृतिलाई लिएर चलचित्र निमार्ण गर्ने निर्देशक दिपेन्द्र के खनालले घोषण गरेका छन् । पाठक मञ्चले आयोजना गरेको ‘नथिया’ पुस्तक विमर्श कार्यक्रमको लागि सरस्वति प्रतिक्षा बुटवल आएको बेला गरिएको कुराकानी :
प्रदेशको राजधानी आफ्नो ठाउँमै हुनुपर्ने मागसहित कतिपय स्थानमा आन्दोलन चलेका छन् भने केही नेताहरू पनि त्यसमा सामेल देखिएका छन् । प्रस्तुत छ, यही मौकामा यी र यस्ता विषयलाई केन्द्रमा राखेर एमाले नेता तथा प्रदेश नम्बर पाँचका मुख्यमन्त्रीमा प्रस्तावित शंकर पोखरेलसँग दाङको घोराहीमा भेटेर सी. पी. खनालले गरेको कुराकानी ।