Students at a Janakpur basic school go to school—not to study but to teach

    SANTOSH SINGH, Jun 16 2019
    Post Photo: Santosh Singh
    Two months since the start of the academic session, students at Shree Basic School have yet to get textbooks and hence they teach their juniors.
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    Amid criticism for becoming intolerant, government limits people’s access to Singha Durbar

    TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu, Jun 16 2019
    The Home Ministry has come up with a plan to keep Sigha Durbar out of the general public’s reach.Post File Photo
    Home Ministry’s measures to keep the seat of government out of bounds to public and journalists draw flak

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    Once trafficked to Nepal, African footballers now come willingly to play the beautiful game

    PRAJWAL OLI, Kathmandu, Jun 15 2019
    Manang Marshyangdi’s Nigerian forward Olawale Afeez (2nd right) celebrates a goal with his teammates.Post File Photo
    Nepal offers better pay, decent competition and a stepping stone to greener pastures, say African players

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    ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, June 16

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 16 2019
    A farmer spreads chemical fertiliser at a farm in Morang. Post File Photo
    Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 16, 2019).

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    Main News

    Windstorm victims protest after their names went missing from the beneficiary list

    PAWAN YADAV, Jun 16 2019
    Protesters claim people’s representatives removed their names for political reasons as they supported a different political party.
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    Local units suffer as federal and provincial governments spar over staff hiring

    Municipality and rural municipality representatives say lack of employees has affected service delivery
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    Slim chance of Supreme Court reviewing its 2015 ruling on transitional justice, a top court official says

    BINOD GHIMIRE, Jun 16 2019
    The landmark verdict struck down a dozen provisions, directing government to provide no amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights violations
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    Arts and Entertainment


    New Road Team defeated Chyasal Youth Club 4-1 to make a winning start to the Lalit Memorial Youth U-18 football at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Wednesday.

    NRT scored early in the first minute through Rejan Majhi before Shyrab Lo Tamang restored parity in the 44th. Kritish Ratna Chhunju added the second for NRT in the 54th and Susan Sharma Dhital made it 3-1 in the 81st from the spot before Bibek Rai sealed victory scoring another in the 87th. The next fixture is on June 21.

    The tournament organised in the memory of late ANFA vice president Lalit Krishna Shrestha offers prize of Rs 300,000 to the winners and Rs 150,000 to the runners up. The youth teams of 14 ‘A’ Division clubs are vying in the tournament which is played under league cum knockout format. The participating teams are divided into three groups.

    Nepal have been drawn in Group ‘A’ of the ACC U-19 Eastern Region cricket tournament which is the gateway to the ACC U-19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka later this year.

    Malaysia are hosting the tournament from July 2-9. Only the winners will join seven other teams in the eight-nation Asia Cup to be participated in by five Test nations and three Associates. Asia Cup is slated for August 28 to September 8.
    Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan are the five Test teams, while the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have already made it through by wrapping up inside the top two of the Western Region tournament.
    Nepal—who recently lost to the UAE in the Asia Qualifiers to lose the only available spot for the 2019 U-19 World Cup in South Africa—will play China, Myanmar and Singapore in Group ‘A’. The Group ‘B’ consists of hosts Malaysia, Bhutan, Hong Kong and Thailand. The top two finishers from each group will make it to the semi-finals.
    Nepal will start their campaign with a match against tournament minnows Myanmar at the Selangor Turf Club on July 2 before taking on Singapore on July 5 at the Kinrara Oval. The third and final league match will be against China at the Bayuemas Oval a day later.
    Nepal are the defending champions of the Eastern Region tournament having previously beaten Hong Kong by five wickets in the final, which was held in Malaysia in 2017. Ever since participating in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup, the best showing for Nepal was in the 2017 edition in Malaysia where the team entered the semi-finals beating India for the first time in any form of cricket.

    Life & Style

    Saturday Features

    Internet cafés or ‘wangbas’ in China create a space for internet addicts

    Tripty Tamang Pakhrin
    Internet cafés in China have created a new space where people lose themselves within the virtual world of online gaming--a chance to explore an experimental world without any impediment.

    'Nepalis come across a huge wall that divides one part of the world from another'

    Avasna Pandey
    The presence of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the helm has only made things worse. These people are bent on hardening borders, rather than dissolving them.

    The beatmaker

    On a cold and rainy winter’s day, 19-year-old Sagun Khadka sits at a cafe in Jhamsikhel, listening to hip-hop on his headphones.

    Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

    Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest.

    Celebrating a century

    Prakash Chandra Timilsena
    Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun. 

    The paper trail

    Prakash Chandra Timilsena
    In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market.

    Life and art are inextricably blended into each other

    Timothy Aryal
    Mekh Limbu’s art needs little elaboration. It speaks the truth, laid out for all to see and reflect on. It’s real; it’s quiet, keening and sharp. Take his installation ‘How I Forgot My Mother Tongue’, for instance, which was part of the Opposite Dreams exhibition displayed during the Photo Kathmandu festival last year.

    Raamesh Koirala’s book about Charles Sobhraj is confused, leaving the reader unsure of whether this is a memoir or a novel

    Pranaya SJB Rana
    Raamesh Koirala’s new book about the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj is a strange animal. Although ostensibly presented as a non-fiction memoir written by the cardiac surgeon who operated on Sobhraj’s heart, the copyright page of the book asserts that “This is a work of fiction.” Perhaps this was an (glaring) oversight on the part of the publisher, but given the manner in which the book unfolds, it might be an accurate characterisation.

    In Nepal, a woman’s identity is still tied to their male kinfolk -- first father, then husband

    Bibhu Luitel
    In 2015, when I appeared for a job interview at a popular Kathmandu school, the very first question the principal asked me was, “Are you a Newar?”