SLMM to seek framework deal on federalism

    Post Report, Dec 02 2015
    Leaders of Madhes-based parties after meeting with UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Perisdanda in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Prakash Chandra Timilsena
    The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha is planning to seek a framework agreement on two provinces in the Tarai, with the details to be worked out by a parliamentary committee later
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    Private autos to get gasoline next week

      Rajesh Khanal, Dec 02 2015
      The government has planned to distribute gasoline to private vehicles next week, and it has also developed software to implement a queue system and prevent petrol stations from being overrun by frenzied motorists.
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      Digital signature set to be launched today

      SANJEEV GIRI, Kathmandu, Dec 02 2015
      The government is all set to launch digital signature on Wednesday.

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      Main News

      AI: Qatar fails to end labour exploitation

      Post Report, Dec 02 2015
      The Qatari authorities have done “almost nothing effective” to end chronic labour exploitation since the country was chosen to host the football World Cup in 2022, the Amnesty International said.
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      ‘Jumbo’ team in Paris sans homework

      PRAGATI SHAHI, Dec 02 2015
      Nepal has not submitted a crucial document outlining national actions and priorities that would form a key part of the climate discussions at the platform in France.
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      UCPN (M) for addressing Madhes problems politically

      Dec 02 2015
      The UCPN (Maoist) has insisted on the need of sorting out ongoing Madhes problems though a political process.
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      Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Sunday reached an agreement as per which the association will be a partner to the Olympic campaign running in Nepal.

      At a programme held at the NOC building, NOC Chairman Jivan Ram Shrestha and NRNA Chairman Shesh Ghale signed the agreement.

      The NOC will also organize various sporting events on October 11 – the day when NRNA was established, it was said.

      The NRNA will provide necessary materials for foreign training and competition for some capable athletes and players, scholarships for players participating in the Asian and Olympic games, and search for donors and multi-national companies for development of sport related infrastructures in Nepal.

      NRNA Chairman Ghale said the agreement would help consolidate the relations between the Nepali people and second generation NRNA while adding that the Nepali players failed to gain achievements not due to lack of capability but appropriate training and opportunity.

      NOC Chairman Shrestha expressed belief that the country could now bring good results in the international arena in the coming days with the support of NRNA in the campaign to keep the country's head high.

      During the programme, NRNA Chairman Ghale was provided Honorary Membership of the NOC.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park


      Nov 29 2015
      The man raised his head and looked at them. These are strange nightingales, he thought. I have seen this species of birds but never like them. Then what are they? Nightingales, I’m sure they are not. Perhaps they are the messengers from god, or maybe they are the lost fragments of my past. Or maybe they are just birds, a new species of them. “Whatever,” he whispered to himself and abandoned the thought
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      Saturday Features

      Powered by the sun

      Prahlad Rijal
      A band that is fast becoming a very relevant act wishes ‘to become irrelevant’ in the next few years

      Game over

      Preena Shrestha
      Instead of charging into an explosive finale, the final episode of the Hunger Games is rather a dull, drawn-out crawl towards the inevitable—this, despite having the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, and a raft of other big-name talents, in tow

      A bad year for schools

      Binod Ghimire
      The current academic session is turning out to be the worst in recent memory

      Lives in peril

      Manish Gautam
      As the blockade and protests continue, patients struggle to get adequate medical care

      Stories of the Old

      Kaustubh Thapa
      When I photograph, their eyes engage me, their wrinkle lines reflect their experiences if not narrate their stories, and the curve of their lips sets the mood for the picture.

      Hundreds of Flowers, One Nepali Garland

      David Caprara
      When members of the Nepal government decided to finally put forth a new constitution this year, it is highly unlikely that they had anticipated the ocean of Madhesi protests that have come to engulf Terai. One can imagine that the passing of the new constitution was supposed to be something exclusively symbolic—a ribbon of hope pinned to a year of devastation brought forth by the April and May earthquakes.

      New power

      It seems that we, the people, can’t do anything about the blockade except watch the ping pong match that is happening between our incompetent government and Madhesi-Tharu politicians. Our good-for-nothing clowns have been holding talks to resolve the crisis but it seems that they are only getting together for the free doodh chiya and biskoot. They are not really interested to find ways to compromise and end the ‘black market’ festival.

      The untimely coalition

      Only when every major force is compelled to become accountable towards the citizens will the government create a conducive environment to resolve the current crisis

      In search of a saviour

      The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.