Discussion after motion is tabled tomorrow

    Post Report, Oct 24 2016
    Post Photo: Shaligram Tiwari
    Parliament has decided to table the impeachment motion registered against chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki in the Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday for theoretical discussion.
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    The power of photographs

    • Moving beyond immediate and trying to discover things that affect our understanding and lives from a broader perspective
    Kurchi Dasgupta, Oct 24 2016
    Moving beyond immediate and trying to discover things that affect our understanding and lives from a broader perspective
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    Maoist Centre whip to vote for Karki’s impeachment

      Post Report, Oct 24 2016

      The ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) has asked its lawmakers to vote in favour of the impeachment motion it registered in Parliament jointly with the CPN (UML) against chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki.

      The party also concluded that Karki should be impeached. The Maoist Parliamentary Party meeting decided on Sunday to press ahead with the impeachment process, said party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota.

      The party issued a whip to its lawmakers to vote in favour of the impeachment motion. Earlier, some of

      the Maoist MPs had said

      their signatures collected

      for a different purpose were used to register the impeachment motion.

      Party Chairman and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had briefed the meeting about the decisions of the party’s Central Committee taken on Saturday and urged lawmakers to stand for Karki’s impeachment. The CC meeting had authorised Dahal to take decisions necessary for the impeachment process.

      Dahal said he would hold discussions within and outside the party on the “important but critical” move that his government faces at the moment. He also directed the Maoist lawmakers to attend all the parliamentary meetings until the conclusion of the impeachment process.

      After his hour-long meeting with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday, Dahal decided to go ahead with the impeachment process, party leaders said. The PM, however, did not brief the party on his talks with the president of the largest party.

      As the NC has yet to take a decision on the matter, Dahal and Deuba are said to have agreed to the alternative of pressing suspended CIAA chief Karki to resign from the post.

      The PM also held talks with UML Chairman KP Oli, discussing ways to forge political consensus on the matter. Dahal said his talks with the NC leaders had been positive.


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      Central bank releases Rs8b in Ncell profit

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2016
      Permission for FY2011-12 dividend repatriation at suspended CIAA chief Karki’s behest, sources claim

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      NTA allows NT to launch 4G service

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2016
      Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has authorised state-run Nepal Telecom (NT) to launch 4G service in Kathmandu and Pokhara from January 1, 2017.

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      Main News

      Proposer Shahi ‘receiving’ threats

      Post Report, Oct 24 2016
      CPN (Maoist Centre) lawmaker Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, the proposer of the impeachment motion, has spoken of threats from Lokman Singh Karki’s aides.
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      Parliament’s call acceptable, CIAA states

      Post Report, Oct 24 2016
      Acting chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Deep Basnyat has said the decision of Parliament is “acceptable to all” in the impeachment motion against suspended CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki.
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      Climate-smart paddy seeds: Helping farmers survive weather shocks

      SANGAM PRASAIN, Oct 23 2016
      Mangre Yadav, a local farmer in Hirminya, Banke, has already harvested paddy this season and is preparing his land for winter crop -- either lentil or potato. His neighbours, on the other hand, have paddy plants still standing in their fields.
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      BG Brothers recorded their first win in the Red Bull National Futsal League with a 7-1 hammering of Kirtipur Futsal on Sunday.

      Played at the own home court, Akash Lama and Rajendra Deula both scored hat-tricks to help open their team’s account in the league. Prakash Tamang scored another goal for the hosts. Apex Maharjan pulled a consolation goal for the visitors. Lama was named man-of-the-match.

      Hosts Baneshwor Recreation Centre were held to a 5-5 draw by visiting Adarsha Futsal. Man-of-the-match Kurfew Rasaili struck a hat-trick and Manish Rana scored another goal for Baneshwor, who also got another goal courtesy an own goal.  Samir Karki and Raju Budathoki scored braces and Utsav Rana added another goal for Adarsha.

      Kickoff Futsal lead the Group ‘A’ standings with nine points, while Sankhamul Futsal are atop the Group ‘B’ standings with six points. Kumari and Tahachal also have six points each in the group.

      In all, 16 teams are taking part in the tournament organised by the AMA Events. The champions will earn Rs 1 million and runners-up will walk away with Rs 500,000. The best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament will receive Rs 50,000 each.




      The High Court on Friday cleared All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) to go ahead of with its scheduled election that will elect president and vice-president on October 24.

      The court had on September 30 issued a stay order to halt the election procedure responding to a writ petition filed by referee committee’s Binod KC and the football governing body’s former general secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi. The duo had filed the writ claiming that the impending election was illegitimate. The court had summoned five defendants, including Sports Minister Daljit Shripali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Bista and Anfa, on  Oct 21.

      Acting Anfa president Narendra Shrestha and vice-president Karma Tshiring Sherpa are fighting for the top post in the football governing body. The regional football governing body— the Asian Football Confederation—had directed Anfa to hold elections for new president after Fifa slapped a 10-year ban on disgraced former president Ganesh Thapa for bribery and corruption.

      The Anfa general assembly will also elect a new vice-president to fill the vacancy left after the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha, who had died over a year ago. Former national team goalkeeper/skipper Upendra Man Singh, ex-central committee member Dipak Khati and Mani Kunwar are running for vice-president post.

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      Some things you cannot fix

      PUNAM GHIMIRE, Oct 02 2016
      I never knew when she would appear. She’d open windows to the cold air and steal the covers from my bed. I felt sure she didn’t act alone. She had a bevy of her girls assisting her. I was really up against a force stronger than I could handle
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      House to set ball rolling to impeach Karki from Sunday

      Binod Ghimire, Oct 21 2016
      A Parliament meeting on Sunday is set to fix the date and time for theoretical discussion on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki. Karki’s status as Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority chief is currently suspended following the registration of the impeachment motion.
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