Rally held to put pressure on lawmakers to impeach Lokman (in pictures)

    Post Report, Oct 22 2016
    A rally was held in Kathmandu on Saturday to put pressure on lawmakers to endorse impeachment motion against CIAA Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki.
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    UML won't back down from impeachment motion: Oli

      Post Report, Oct 22 2016
      CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has said that his party will not back down from impeachment motion registered against CIAA Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki.
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      Cameroon train derailment kills at least 53

      BBC, Oct 22 2016
      At least 53 people died when a packed passenger train derailed and overturned in Cameroon, the country's transport minister says.

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      Impeachment motion against Karki: Congress buys time to decide

      SARIN GHIMIRE, Kathmandu, Oct 22 2016
      Nepali Congress leaders at the party’s Central Working Committee meeting in Sanepa on Friday. post photo
      The Nepali Congress (NC) still remains divided over its further move on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki, with no clear position coming from it even three days after the proposal was registered.

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      Tabei, first woman to scale Mt Everest, dies

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 22 2016
      Junko Tabei, first woman to scale Mount Everest, has died at the age of 77.

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      Main News

      Maoist asks Chairman Dahal to decide impeachment motion against Karki

      Post Report, Oct 22 2016
      CPN (Maoist Center) has bestowed the responsibility to coordinate and decide on the impeachment motion against CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki to its Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
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      PM, Deuba discuss Lokman’s impeachment

      Post Report, Oct 22 2016
      Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba held a meeting on Saturday to discuss impeachment motion registered at Legislature Parliament against CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki.
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      Pakistan bans all Indian TV and radio as tensions mount

      BBC, Oct 22 2016
      Pakistan has banned all television and radio content from India and threatened to shut down any stations that flout the sanction.
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      The High Court on Friday cleared All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) to go ahead of with its scheduled election that will elect president and vice-president on October 24.

      The court had on September 30 issued a stay order to halt the election procedure responding to a writ petition filed by referee committee’s Binod KC and the football governing body’s former general secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi. The duo had filed the writ claiming that the impending election was illegitimate. The court had summoned five defendants, including Sports Minister Daljit Shripali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Bista and Anfa, on  Oct 21.

      Acting Anfa president Narendra Shrestha and vice-president Karma Tshiring Sherpa are fighting for the top post in the football governing body. The regional football governing body— the Asian Football Confederation—had directed Anfa to hold elections for new president after Fifa slapped a 10-year ban on disgraced former president Ganesh Thapa for bribery and corruption.

      The Anfa general assembly will also elect a new vice-president to fill the vacancy left after the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha, who had died over a year ago. Former national team goalkeeper/skipper Upendra Man Singh, ex-central committee member Dipak Khati and Mani Kunwar are running for vice-president post.

      SS Events, an event management company, has completed all the preparations for the third Century Bank Corporate Super Sixes tournament that kicks off on Wednesday.

      A total of 19 corporate houses are competing in the tournament to be played at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Kantipur Media Group, Century Bank, Civil Bank, NIC Asia Bank, Prabhu Bank, Nabil Bank, Nepal SBI Bank, Machhapuchhre Bank, Kumari Bank, Jyoti Bikash Bank, NCC Bank, NMB Finance, ICFC Finance, Ruslan, Subisu, Nepal Telecom, Sipradi Trading and Nimbus are the participating teams.

      The teams are divided into six groups with the top two teams after league stage making it to the pre-quarterfinals. Four best runners-up teams with highest net run-rate will also join the group winners and runners-up in the last 16. SS Chief Executive Officer Raman Shiwakoti said the organisers are expecting a good tournament.

      “We would like to thank everyone who have been supporting this event. We are trying to promote Nepali cricket and corporate cricket is a good start for us. We are expecting some tough competitions for the tournament,” said Shiwakoti. Century Bank Deputy CEO Jeevan Bhattarai lauded the effort from SS Events.

      “Every since our establishment, Century Bank has been trying to contribute in the development of cricket. The Super Sixes is a good concept that brings all corporate house together. The tournament has grown up well and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Bhattarai.

      The five-over-a-side tournament will see each team consisting of six players battling in the field with white ball and colour clothing. Player of the tournament and other individual winners are assured of prizes. Sipradi Trading are the defending champions.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      Some things you cannot fix

      PUNAM GHIMIRE, Oct 02 2016
      I never knew when she would appear. She’d open windows to the cold air and steal the covers from my bed. I felt sure she didn’t act alone. She had a bevy of her girls assisting her. I was really up against a force stronger than I could handle
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      Editor's Pick

      House to set ball rolling to impeach Karki from Sunday

      Binod Ghimire, Oct 21 2016
      A Parliament meeting on Sunday is set to fix the date and time for theoretical discussion on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki. Karki’s status as Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority chief is currently suspended following the registration of the impeachment motion.
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      Saturday Features

      Many origins of an ancient people

      Many scholars of Nepali society and culture argue that Gopal Singh Nepali’s The Newars is the first detailed work on any Nepali ethnic group. Written in the late ’50s, when the author was a scholar at Bombay University, it not only granted him a doctorate degree but also made him one of the most important names in Nepali sociology.

      Here, today

      Julia Schuster
      Here, today, sunshine and a feeling ofnew hope, wanting so much and needingyet to really sink in,to really take it all in,here. or has it all long begun?here, today unpacking the impressionslaying them out, opening them upresilience, strength, changes

      Lokman returns

      Lokman should have gone after the sharks after he took office. Then, we would have supported him, but he decided to just bully the small folks and leave the big chors alone

      A brave new world

      Avasna Pandey
      The inherent nature of power still seeks to influence the behaviour of other people. The point of departure here, however, is marked by this: if once the sword was used to influence behaviour, modern power relies on knowledge and information to do so

      Dance Sakhiya, Dance

      If you find yourself in the western region of Nepal around Dashain, there is one thing you don’t want to miss: the Sakhiya Naach.

      The Red Glass Dress

      Rachel McFadden
      There are 58 named shades of red but according to conceptual artist Ashmina Ranjit there are only two that matter.

      Preserving memories, sparking conversations

      The second iteration of Photo Kathmandu opened in Patan Museum, Patan Durbar Square on Friday, amid a crowd of artists, storytellers, the Valley’s denizens and photo enthusiasts from around the world. Now, the festival’s 12 print exhibition venues—all located around Patan’s core, and Bungamati—are open for public viewing. It will be impossible for one to go around and visit all the venues in one day, but it is certainly possible to choose a route and spend a few hours of your Saturday gazing at different images that tell different stories of different people and different spaces. We’ve come up with one that you can embark on today. It is a route that you can cover on foot, so put on your walking shoes, maybe grab a bottle of water, and start your weekend journey with Photo Kathmandu.

      Theatre of Dreams: A fortress once more

      Old Trafford has found an unlikely messiah in the once-hated Jose Mourinho as it looks to reestablish itself as an impossible venue all teams feared travelling to

      Post-Dashain syndrome!

      Offices will open but civil servants will not do any work till Tihar is over. They don’t do much during the rest of the year anyway