Impeachment motion against CJ Karki

  • 249 MPs from Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) sign document
  • Legal eagles say move slap on separation of powers
Binod Ghimire, May 01 2017
In a surprising move, two major ruling parties on Sunday registered an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the Legislature-Parliament, accusing her of interfering in the executive’s decision-making and working against the principle of separation of powers.
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Uproar against decision

    Post Report, May 01 2017
    Political parties and leaders have protested against the impeachment motion that the NC and the Maoist Centre registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki on Sunday.
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    NA decides to adopt necessary security alertness

    Kathmandu, May 01 2017
    Nepal Army (NA) has decided to adopt necessary security alertness in wake of recent turn of events in the country.

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    Main News

    TIA to be expanded at cost of $500 million

    Post Report, May 01 2017
    The government has planned to implement the final expansion of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at a cost of $500 million starting in 2019 when the existing first phase upgradation project will be completed, said Sanjiv Gautam, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan). “It’s the ultimate expansion of TIA.”
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    Confusion looms over local polls

    Post Report, May 01 2017
    A series of political developments on Sunday, including the resignation of Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi may put the scheduled local level polls on a tailspin.
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    Jail, fine for 3 former police chiefs, others

    Post Report, May 01 2017
    The Supreme Court on Sunday issued its final verdict on the high-profile Sudan scam, ordering jail and fines for three former inspector generals of Nepal Police and other police officers of various ranks.
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    Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing six militants, the military said in a statement, as part of a widening campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

    The statement said the air strikes targeted the Zap region, the Turkish name for a river which flows across the Turkish-Iraqi border and is known as Zab in Iraq.

    On Tuesday, Turkish planes bombed Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar region and northeast Syria, killing around 70 militants inside the two neighbouring states, according to a Turkish military statement.

    Designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state for Kurdish autonomy. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, most of them Kurds.



    Ira Rawat and Mahika Rana advanced into the women’s singles final of the fifth Citizens Bank Open tennis tournament on Wednesday at the Dashrath Stadium tennis court on Wednesday.

    Rawat stunned defending champion Mayanka Rana in straight sets 7-5, 6-0. She will meet Mayanka’s sister Mahika in the final. Mahika  edged past Prerana Koirala 6-3, 7-6 in another semifinal. 

    Holder Samrakshyak Bhusan Bajracharya had a smooth ride in the men’s singles semi-final beating Santosh Khatri 6-4, 6-4. 

    Meanwhile, the second semi-final between former champion Jitendra Pariyar and Pranab Khanal was called off due to bad light when the match was tied 1-1 after the first two sets. The third and final set will be played on Thursday.   

    In the men’s doubles event, Khatri and Dawa Sherpa’s pair fixed the final clash against the duo of Kumar Adhikari and Pariyar. Khatri and Sherpa’s pair eased past Khadka duo Pradip and Bikash 6-1, 6-1, while Adhikari and Pariyar registered a double bagel win over Shyam Krishna GC and Anjan Thing.  

    The veteran’s men’s doubles above-45 year category saw Sanjay Amatya and Dharma Ratna Shahi’s pair fix the final clash against Raju Chhetri and Degendra Shrestha’s after winning their semi-final matches. 

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    New beginning

    Nirvana Shakya, Apr 30 2017
    The room was a complete mess; a pile of clothes here on the couch, makeup kits there on the table, and clutter all over. The room was full of this and that, she’d never ever use again. Possibly.
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    Saturday Features

    Framing Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a place that I can never get enough of. Nothing gets old, boring or cliché here. Every day has something new to offer and every place has a side to it that one might have failed to notice before.

    How Un-Green is My Valley

    During a recent visit to my doctor, he noted that I had put on weight. I had noticed that my waistline was increasing by ever tightening trousers, some of which I have in fact been wearing for over twenty years. Thanks to my near-constant body weight and waistline—72kg and 32’.

    The final countdown

    Prarambha Dahal
    Often admired as the best football league in the planet, English Premier League hasn’t failed to disappoint us this season either.

    Local elections or not?

    We are two weeks away from the first phase of our local elections but it seems that our incompetent government might even postpone it and make us all look like fools.

    The medieval mall

    Monalisa Maharjan
    It is ironic that the word ‘Maru’ in Nepal Bhasa literally translates to ‘does not have’, because this traditional neighbourhood, 300 metres southwest of the Kathmandu Durbar Square,

    The long way home

    Timothy Aryal
    As a young woman, the titular Jayamaya of the play Jayamaya Aafu Matrai Lekhapani Aaipugi (currently on at Mandala Theatre) writes the names of her family and relatives on paper chits and secretly drops them into her treasured little khutruke.

    Hail Monologue Mary

    The word is flimsy. Sunhil Sippy has turned out such a weightless, feeble Bollywood adaptation of Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!

    Women in reconstruction

    Utsav Shakya
    Beyond the sound of children playing and the occasional buses and motorbikes, there is a calming sound in most parts of Laharepauwa village in Rasuwa, north of Kathmandu.

    Time hangs heavy

    Tuesday marks two years since the Nepal Earthquake 2015, but the scars and wounds left behind by the disaster, particularly at various heritage sites in the Valley, still remain massively uncured,