Malaysia positive about signing labour agreement with Nepal: Minister Bista

Post Report, Kathmandu, Aug 15 2018
Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista said that the government of Malaysia is moving ahead in a positive way to sign labour agreement with Nepal.

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Gyawali reappointed NRA Chief

Post Report, Kathmandu, Aug 15 2018
The government has reappointed Sushil Gyawali as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority.

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Hearing on Tikapur incident begins

Post Report, Dhangadhi, Aug 15 2018
The Kailali District Court on Wednesday began the hearing on Tikapur incident.

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Main News

40 hurt in Nuwakot bus accident

Aug 15 2018
At least 40 people have been injured in an accident involving a passenger bus in Nuwakot on Wednesday.
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Bus-truck collision leaves 16 injured

Aug 15 2018
At least 16 people were injured in a bus-truck collision that occurred at Byas Municipality along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.
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Flood wreaks havoc in Nalgad, Jajarkot

Post Report, Aug 15 2018
A flood at Jhupra River in Nalgad Municipality of Jajarkot district on Tuesday has swept away four houses and caused massive damage of properties.
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Money

Capital

Modi set to open pilgrims’ house

Post Report, Aug 15 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the dharmashala built at Pashupatinath during his upcoming visit to Nepal for the BIMSTEC Summit. Modi will be participating in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation to be held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.
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Entertainment

Sports

Expert Education and Visa Services on Sunday appointed national cricket captain Paras Khadka as its brand ambassador for three years.


Expert Education’s chief executive Sanjiv Sharma and Khadka exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday. The terms and condition of the contract however was not disclosed. Expert also organised an interaction session ‘Meet and Greet Paras’ with the cricket fans.  


Expert Education, who has been facilitating for higher education of Nepali students in Australia, also provided cash incentives of Rs 150,000 for Star Cricket Academy of Bhairahawa which is being operated by veteran cricketer Shakti Gauchan. “Nepal recently got the One Day International (ODI) status and even won a match in the first ever ODI series (against the Netherlands). It is essential that private sector step up along with government to preserve this historic achievement. So we decided to join hands with Paras to chip in for the development of the game,” said Sharma.

Sharma added that it was not just partnership with Khadka but a gesture to recognise the team’s recent achievement.
Khadka lauded the role of Expert Education for development of grassroot cricket as it has been organising country-wide school and college cricket league for the last three years. “We will try to create environment for promotion of the game under this partnership,” said Khadka. “Nepali cricket has come this long on its own and now it is time for investment. Only a few years back no one would believe that Nepal would play ODI. But now it is time for everyone to realise our next dream—play Test cricket in the next 9/10 years,” added Khadka.


During the interaction session with fans, the Nepal skipper expressed his desire to get into cricket administration the end of his playing career. “After finishing my playing career I may go to cricket administration. But it has its own process of getting to that point.” Khadka also said it was not just his interest to join the cricket administration but also a requirement given the current situation of Nepali cricket. Nepali cricket is under ICC suspension for the last two years.
Gauchan thanked Expert Education for its effort in promotion of Nepali cricket from grassroot level. “I am running the academy for the last nine years. I made approaches with numerous organisations and companies for financial support but Expert Education is the first to listen to us and I really appreciate the gesture,” said Gauchan.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

The Lost Generation

BIKASH GUPTA, Aug 12 2018
For this generation, to cave in was to once again succumb to a centuries old status quo—unjust and no longer conscionable
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Escalate

HR conference to focus on unleashing national potential

Post Report, Aug 13 2018
Human Resources Society Nepal (HRSN), an umbrella organisation for HR professionals in Nepal, is set to organise the seventh iteration of the National HR Conference on August 24 this year. Having explored various themes in the past—like ‘Managing People during Crisis’, ‘Employee Care for Higher Productivity’ and ‘HR for Tomorrow, Trends and Transformation’—this year’s conference is set to be themed ‘Unleash HR for National Development’.
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Saturday Features

Trekking towards modernity

Kul Chandra Gautam
In 1959, I returned home from Banaras to Amarpur. While I was there, one of my step-uncles, Baburam Aryal, came to visit. He was working in Kathmandu as a clerk in the secretariat office of Nepal’s first elected parliament and I had long conversations with him about my education and experiences in Banaras, what he was doing in Nepal’s civil service and what life was like in Kathmandu.

Bull’s eye

Timothy Aryal
It’s no news that Kathmandu’s theatregoers have a penchant for slapstick humour. Give them some and they will embrace it with hearty laughs even if the execution is sometimes half-baked. This has led to, as some critics have pointed out, directors often forcibly inserting humour where it is not warranted, breaking up a play’s rhythm and taking it off into tangents.

Bulaki

The far-western region of Nepal is as fascinating as it is remote. As the roads get narrower and concrete gives way to traditional mud houses, simpler way of life starts to unfold in front of your eyes. The days here move at such a relaxed pace that you are compelled to soak in the sights, sounds and smells. But this, I suppose, happens whenever you travel to new places and meet new faces.

The masque of anarchy

Mohan Guragain
Qatar and Malaysia are the two foremost destinations for migrant workers from my village, Myanglung in Tehrathum. The tropical, peninsular country of Malaysia and the desert nation of Qatar have starkly different environments and are not of commensurable sizes.

The death of justice

Guffadi
We live in a ‘New’ Nepal where we’re slowly turning our backs on the rule of law and heading to the rule of the jungle. Well, our rebels have left the jungle and are now major power players. A decade of tasting ‘power’ has turned our rebels into the same old corrupt politicians they vowed to take action against during their ‘jungle fever’ days. Now, who really wants to go back to the jungle?

PEN FIGHT

Smriti Ravindra
Parenting is a fine juggle. Take this as a point in case. There is a rage in our house and neighbourhood over a game my son and his pals have named Pen Fight. Essentially, Pen Fight is playing gucchas, or marbles, with pens-- one pen knocks another off the table, and the person with the strongest pen (read, heaviest pen) wins.

The Hermit Painter

RAHUl DHAKAl
Veteran painter and writer Manuj Babu Mishra died of a heart attack this week at the age of 83. Mishra was already iconic in his lifetime—his paintings enjoyed wide recognition at home and abroad while he was also a respected and prolific writer of fiction, history, and art. Manuj Babu Mishra was a celebrated polymath but also an extreme recluse who shunned the limelight. He had often referred to himself as a hermit of sorts and he breathed his last at the so-called Hermitage, his personal residence.

Fire and water

Astha Joshi
When a fire engulfed the top floor of the Share Market Building in Putalisadak in February this year, it took firefighters from the City Fire Brigade (Juddha Barun Yantra) a little under twenty minutes to bring the flames under control. The building, which straddles one of the Capital’s busiest streets, was spared from major damage in part because it is located just a kilometer away from the fire station that is capable of dispatching personnel within two minutes of receiving a distress call.

My Limited ‘Liberal Arts’ Education

PRATYOUSH ONTA

When I arrived at the campus of Brandeis University (located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, United States) in August 1984 to start my undergraduate education, I knew only one thing about liberal arts education.