NC leader Singh blames Deuba, alliance with Dahal for party’s election defeat

    Post Report, Mar 23 2018
    Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakash Man Singh has accused the leadership for the party’s defeat in all three levels of elections.
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    Recommendations offered in a spirit of partnership: EU

      Post Report, Mar 23 2018
      Two days after the government rejected the conclusions and recommendations of the report of European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM) on the recently concluded elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies, the EU has said that it was a standard practice for international election observation missions to offer recommendations which include the review of administrative practices, legislation and constitutions.
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      3 killed in Sindhupalchok bus accident

      Post Report, Sindhupalchok, Mar 23 2018
      Three persons died and 10 others in a passenger bus accident at Bansbari in Melamchi Municipality-12 of Sindhupalchok district on Friday.

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      Over dozen families displaced by Indian road project in Banke

      Remains of a building demolished by the Indian authorities along the Nepal-India border in Rupaidiha, Banke. POST PHOTO
      More than a dozen families have been displaced as a result of Indian road project along the Nepal-India border in Banke but Chief District Officer (CDO) Ramesh KC is unaware about this development.

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      ‘Centralised mindset of leadership, bureaucracy pegging provinces’

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 23 2018
      Province 1 Chief Minister Sher Dhan Rai (right) and Province 2 CM Lalbabu Raut (2nd right) talk to Kantipur journalists at the KMG office in Kathmandu on Thursday. Post Photo
      Chief ministers from two provinces have blamed the centralised mindset of the top leadership and bureaucrats as a major factor hindering them from performing well as executive heads of the provinces.

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      TRC to set up district offices

      Binod Ghimire, Kathmandu, Mar 23 2018
      Pressed by a sluggish investigation into the war-era cases of human rights violation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is preparing to set up offices in all the districts to expedite works of transitional justice.

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      8 injured in Siraha IED explosion

      Lahan, Mar 23 2018
      Eight persons were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off targeting a jewelry shop in Siraha on Friday.

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      Main News

      Prez Bhandari urges NBA to uphold its dignity

      THAKUR SINGH THARU, Mar 23 2018
      President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged Nepal Bar Association (NBA) to maintain its institutional dignity.
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      3 die in separate road accidents in Capital

      Post Report, Mar 23 2018
      Three people died in separate road accidents in the Capital on Wednesday and Thursday.
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      Muglin road project gets three-month extension

      Post Report, Mar 23 2018
      The Narayanghat-Muglin Road Project has given the contractors three more months to complete upgrading the 33.2-km route, which is one of the busiest highways in the country and the Kathmandu Valley’s key supply line.
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      China on Wednesday elected Wang Yang as the chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body. The voting took place at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

      CPPCC is the Chinese state organ that is regarded as an important institution for multiparty cooperation and political consultations under the leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC). It promotes socialist democracy in China politics.

      Born in 1955, the 63-year-old had joined the CPC at the age of 20.

      He was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October last year.

      CPPCC does not exert political influence but imposes constraints on political power. It suggests and put forth proposals for reforms, advances law-based governance, enhances people-centred approach to development, develop consultative democracy within CPPCC and strengthen democratic oversight in governance. 



      The central executive committee elections of All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) is set to be postponed for the fourth time in three months after Patan High Court on Thursday issued an interim order to postpone the general assembly.

      Acting on writ petition filed by representatives of Makawanpur and Bhaktapur District Football Associations (DFAs), a single bench of judge Rajkumar Ban issued the interim order directing Anfa to put on hold its election which was due to take place on March 28. Disputes over sending the ‘right representative’ for the central election had marred the DFA elections. The Court summoned both the parties for discussion within 15 days, meaning the election to be held six days later is likely to be postponed. The Anfa election was initially set to take place in January last year.

      Anfa president Narendra Shrestha said that he was aware of the decision but can comment only after receiving the court’s letter. “We will take due action after calling the executive committee meeting,” added Shrestha, who was elected the president for one year in October 2016 to fill the void left by the suspension of Ganesh Thapa. Fifa suspended Thapa in November 2015 for 10 years on bribery and corruption charges.

      Anfa senior vice president Mani Kunwar and former vice-president Karma Chhiring Sherpa are fighting for the top post. Altogether 35 candidates have filed

      nominations for 11-member executive election. The general secretary and treasurer will be nominated by the executive committee. Sherpa said it was too early to

      comment of the latest development and that everyone should respect the court verdict.

      The general assembly of Anfa have 77 votes including one each from 45 district associations and one each from 14 ‘A’ division clubs. The ‘B’ and ‘C’ division clubs will have nine and five votes while four committees – players, coaches, referee and women commission will have one vote each.

      Tanka Bahadur Karki carded two-under 70 to take the first round lead at the eighth Nepal Open Amateur Golf Championship at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Wednesday.

      Defending champion Tashi Tshiring was one stroke behind in second after shooting one-under 71. Wangchen Dhondup was in third at even-par 72. Sukra Bahadur Rai carded three-over 75 while Sunil KC and Subash Tamang were next at four-over 76. Ajit BK, Niraj Tamang and Surendra Phuyal were at five-over 77. Binod Tamang, Yubraj Bhujel and Bangladeshi Md Shahabuddin are at six-over 78. Karki carded two-under 34 on the front and even-par 36 on the back nine. He sank a birdie on the first hole, had a double-bogey on the second but recovered with a birdie on third, fifth, ninth, 12th 13th and 18th. Karki also had bogeys on 14th 16th and 17th holes.

      Tshiring shot even-par 36 on the first nine with birdie on the third against a bogey on the ninth holes. On the back nine, Tshiring sank birdies on the 12th, 14th and 17th holes against bogeys on 10th and 15th holes. Dhondup sank a birdie on the first hole but dropped shot on the fifth hole. He added another  birdie on the seventh but had a double-bogey on the very next hole for one-over 37 first nine card. On the second nine holes, Dhondup sank birdies on the 12th, 13th and 17th against bogeys on 14th and 16th for one-under 35 score.

      Rai played an even-par 36 on the front nine with a birdie on the seventh against a bogey on the eighth. On his way back, Rai shot three-over 39 with birdies on the 10th and 17th against bogey on the 15th and quadruple-bogey on the 14th.

      Nepal ‘A’ comprising of Tanka Bahadur Karki (70) and Sukra Bahadur Rai (75) lead the team event with a total score of 145. Yubraj Bhujel  (78) and Niraj Tamang (77)  of Nepal ‘C’ were next at 155. Bangladesh team of Md Shahabuddin (78) and Md Sumon (79) were at 157.

      In all five teams—three from Nepal and one each from Bhutan and Bangladesh—are taking part in the team event that will be played over 36 holes. Nepal Golf Association is the organisers of the 54-holes tournament.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      The Harion Bazaar

      Biken K Dawadi, Mar 18 2018
      On Saturdays, the otherwise quiet Harion bazaar springs into action. Packed into heavy trucks and congested buses, so many people from villages far and wide swarm in from all directions, typically in a frantic search for the right quality of ration for their families.
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      Saturday Features

      Unraveling untold stories

      Born and raised in western Chitwan, Amar Neupane is a celebrated novelist and writer in Nepali literature. His debut work Pani ko Gham bagged the 2010 Padmashree Prize, while Seto Dharti bagged the 2012 Madan Puraskar.

      In between day and night

      Shashank Shrestha
      When the winter morning first opens its laden eyes, when the first light of day appears at the horizon, most of us are at the peak of our dreams, or sleepily turning off our alarm clocks. But a small segment of the city is already awake, preparing for the onslaught of the day. At 5 am, there is a chance to experience the in-between world. It is neither day nor night. The city is moving, but not bustling with life. Nor is it quiet like in the dead of night.

      Oli’s first month!

      It’s been a month since Oli became our Prime Monster for the second time and so far, not much has happened in Baluwatar except meeting his fellow cadres and figuring out how to move forward.

      Father’s first spring

      I find few things in common between my five-year-old daughter and a younger me.

      The other world

      Sandesh Ghimire
      The ongoing staging of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters (directed by Rose Schwietz at Kunja Theatre) provides an opportunity to explore the relevance of 19th century Russian literature in present day Nepal.

      Down to the river

      Abijeet Pant
      Every Saturday morning, volunteers equipped with gloves, masks, and knee-high gum boots can be seen wading in the murky waters of the Bagmati, fishing out solid waste by the tonne.

      Under Tilaurakot

      At the turn of the fifth century, travelling through South Asia, Chinese monk Faxian had described a flourishing city along what is today the Nepal-India border. Almost two hundred years later, Xuanzang, another Chinese monk and scholar, described seeing a similar flourishing kingdom. Now, an archaeological survey that has been ongoing since 2013 has unearthed evidence suggesting that the sites described by the two ancient travellers match with what has for centuries remained buried underground.

      The lives of others

      Shradha Ghale
      The iconic Nepali writer from Darjeeling, Indra Bahadur Rai, passed away at the age of 91 a few days ago. He leaves behind an enormous literary legacy encompassing both fiction and non-fiction.

      Madame President

      Madame Bidhya Devi Bhandari will once again become our President. Yes, our comrades have decided to stick with Bhandari and Pun as candidates for our President and Vice President, and they are more than likely to win the election for their respective offices.