Spirit of national reconciliation will be hallmark of new govt: Dahal

  • Will take up the proposed visit of Chinese prez with the urgency that it requires
AKHILESH UPADHYAY, TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 29 2016
CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says major differences with the ruling CPN-UML on key issues prompted his party to quit the government, a move that set the stage for the fall of KP Sharma Oli government.
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Dahal meets Chinese envoy, assures to implement Nepal-China pacts

    Post Report, Jul 29 2016
    Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai called on CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday.
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    Flood victims return as water recedes

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 29 2016
    The flood-displaced people from Holiya Village in Banke district.Post Photo
    Around 2,000 flood victims at Kachanapur, Bankatawa, Betahani, Holiya and Gangapur areas in Banke have started returning to their homes after the water level in Rapti River recedes, according to the local authorities.

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    World Bank reminds govt of original deal on housing aid

    PRAGATI SHAHI, Kathmandu, Jul 29 2016
    The Multi-Donor Trust Fund--set up to enable donors to coordinate their finance for housing reconstruction in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake last April and led by the World Bank (WB)--has reiterated its call to provide housing aid in three tranches as had been originally agreed upon.

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    Death toll in Dhankuta accident reaches 15

    RAMESH CHANDRA ADHIKARI, DHANKUTA, Jul 29 2016
    Post Photo: Chandra Karki
    The death toll in the bus accident that occurred at Sidhuwa in Parewadin-5, Dhankuta, on Thursday has reached 15. Twenty-seven others were injured. Condition of some of the injured is said to be critical.

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    Mugling-Narayangarh road resumes after 6hrs obstruction

    SHIVA PURI, CHITWAN, Jul 29 2016
    An excavator removes the debris from the road at Kalikhola of Narayangarh-Mugling highway on Friday. SHIVA PURI /POST PHOTO
    The Mugling-Narayangarh road that was obstructed following a landslide at Kalikhola resumed after six hours in Chitwan district.

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    Main News

    12 injured in clash over levee row

    Post Report, Jul 29 2016
    At least 12 Nepali people were injured in a clash between Nepali and Indian nationals at Tilathi in Saptari district on Thursday.
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    Landslides cause widespread destruction at Pyuthan’s Phopli

    GIRU PRASAD BHANDARI, Jul 29 2016
    Landslides triggered by torrential rain since Monday night have caused a widespread destruction in Phopli VDC of Pyuthan. At least 25 people in the VDC have been killed in landslides as of Wednesday.
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    Changes Nepal’s internal affairs: India

    KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI, Jul 29 2016
    India has said that recent political changes in Nepal are the country’s internal matters.
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    Money

    Entertainment

    A new art website, artsansar.com, was launched in the Capital amid a function held at the Mithila Yain Art Gallery in Thamel on Tuesday. The launch coincided with the opening of the art show, International Group Art Exhibition, at the gallery.

    The new website, developed by Optisoft in collaboration with the gallery, aims to provide a platform for artists to display their artworks, articulate their visions and also network with art enthusiasts and potential buyers in the local and the global market.

    “The exhibition was organised, in part, to bring light to the website, which plans on promoting Nepali arts in the global market. We plan on having artist’s create profiles on the website and connect with art lovers in Nepal as well as abroad,” said Rakesh Kumar Shah of Optisoft at the launch.

    Curator and artist Shyam Sundar Yadav added that the launch of the website is a milestone in the Nepali art sector. He further said that the MithilaYain Gallery would be collaborating with Optisoft to conduct art exhibitions, workshops, camps and residential workshops in the future.

    “The launch of the website is a landmark for the art industry in Nepal. Artists usually prefer to

    stay aloof and sometimes make very few connections and networks outside their art circles. So they need somebody else to promote them.

    This website will help artists who are not in the limelight to connect with like-minded artists and potential buyers,” said the artist Bijay Maharjan at the event.

    A beta version of the website is already online.

    The international exhibition features 30 artists from five different countries with the genres ranging from traditional art, Mithila art to modern fusions.

    It will continue at the gallery until July 29.

    Sports

    Eastern Region pipped Far-Western Region on net run-rate on Monday to set the NSC National Women’s Twenty20 Championship title clash against Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club.

    The rain played spoilsports in the ‘winners take all’ Group ‘B’ match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Far-Western were down at an embarrassing 7-6 in 7.2 overs when rain intervened to cancel the entire game. As it stood, both team finished on three points from two games in the three-team pool and Eastern sneaked into final courtesy their better net run-rate. APF advanced to the final from Group ‘A’ on Sunday with a nine-wicket win over Mid-Western Region on Sunday.

    In another inconsequential Group ‘A’ match, Mid-western Region defeated Central Region by five wickets. Central Region scored 57-4 in the rain-reduced 10-over match and Mid-Western achieved their target in the last ball of their innings, making 60-5. Player-of-the-match Laxmi Chaudhary scored an unbeaten 39 runs for the winners.

    The tournament featured six teams--five regional and APF Club--with the champions walking away with Rs 100,000. The runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. The teams were divided into two pools of three with top team from each group playing for the title. The tournament will serve as the basis for the team selection for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier-Asia, to be held in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on October 9-15. Apart from hosts Hong Kong and Nepal, China and Thailand are the two other teams vying for one berth available for Asia in the global qualifying tournament.

    A Cricket Coordination Committee formed under NSC member Sailesh Karmacharya is overseeing the tournament. The NSC is organising the tournament in the absence of cricket governing body of late. The International Cricket Council on April 25 suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), saying that it is in a state of leadership vacuum due to the dual existence of the governing committees.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    There and back again

    Anusha Neupane, Jul 24 2016
    As he ran through the alley, a warm blast of air hit his face. And just like that, he was back in 2014, in the front porch of his house
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    Saturday Features

    One dog at a time

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.

    Life on the edge

    MOHAN GURAGAIN
    In his debut venture, Mitra Prasad Uprety maintains a delicate balance between spiritual meditation and humanitarian thought

    Border connections

    Atul K Thakur
    The old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not yet totally irrelevant. It makes sense to you when you negotiate through the Nepal-India borders, which are open but not really friendly. Having lived and travelled across most the prominent borders entry points between these two countries, I have experienced over the years the sheer hollowness of oft-repeated claims of ‘friendly ties’.

    All hail the number game

    SARIN GHIMIRE
    At a time when the country is struggling with implementing the new constitution, the present political vacuum is highly unfortunate

    Let it go!

    Guffadi
    It seems that politicians in our Shark region want to hang on to power until they drop dead. Our netas never retire until the day they leave Earth for hell. Our national top comedian, Konfused Pampered Oli does not want to resign even when he knows that he does not have the numbers to continue to lead the government. After all, a week more and you can dole out millions of rupees from the state treasury to you near and dear ones with utter disregard for the law. And you can transfer your chamchas to lucrative postings before the other guys show up and do their thing.

    Guilty pleasures

    Mark Harris
    If you’ve seen this video before, the title of this article alone may leave you groaning. But if it triggers nothing, allow yourself to take a stroll down low brow meme memory lane. Sunday Morning Love You was released way back in 2013 (ancient by YouTube standards), but it has become a classic in its right.

    A frolic through Giant Country

    Preena Shrestha
    Along with pitch-perfect performances from the cast, Steven Spielberg and his team of digital magicians have served up an extravagant, whimsical and thoroughly satisfying rendition of Roald Dahl’s The BFG

    Last women first

    Pratichya Dulal
    Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat

    Antibioticonomics

    Manish Gautam
    The successful administration and commercialisation of antibiotics has proved to be a boon for mankind. But can we remain complacent about it?