Monsoon wreaks havoc: Flood, landslide death toll rises

  • At least 77 people killed since Monday, nine still missing in Pyuthan district hit hardest with 36 deaths
POST DISTRICT BUREAU, Jul 28 2016
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Death toll from flooding and landslides across the country continued to rise on Wednesday, as government authorities scrambled to put in place a disaster management system.
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Resolve boundary row first: Madhesi, Janajati leaders

Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
Madhesi and Janajati leaders have said that the ongoing row over the federal boundaries should be resolved before holding the local elections and urged the Nepali Congress and the Maoist Centre to find a solution to the Tarai crisis before making preparation for the polls.

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Hearing of SC justices starts

Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Wednesday started hearing of Supreme Court justice nominees. The hearing, scheduled to start on July 17, had been “postponed until further notice” after PHSC Chairman Kul Bahadur Gurung called in sick.

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NC, Maoist Centre for holding local elections in Feb-March

SARIN GHIMIRE, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
The Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday agreed on a tentative plan to hold local body elections by February-March.

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Kailali Carnage: Nepal Police refutes Amnesty International’s report

Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 27 2016
Nepal Police has refuted Amnesty International (AI)'s report alleging arbitrary arrests of members of Tharu community, torture and coercion to sign confessions in connection with the killings of the eight security personnel and a child in Tikapur, Kailali district, on 24 August 2015.

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Monsoon Mayhem: Rs 750m sought for disaster mgmt

Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
The Central Disaster Relief Committee (CDRC) chaired by Home Minister Bhim Rawal has demanded Rs 750 million for disaster management in the wake of devastating floods and landslides across the country.

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Main News

Transitional justice: CIEDP says it has screened 60pc of total plaints

DEWAN RAI, Jul 28 2016
The Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has screened 1,800 of the 2,780 complaints that the commission has received till date.
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Sebon plans to introduce code of conduct to curb insider trading

Post Report, Jul 28 2016
Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) is working to introduce a code of conduct for stock market participants to curb insider trading.
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‘Restricted drugs being sold sans prescription’

Post Report, Jul 28 2016
The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has said that 30-40 percent of the drug stores in the country are selling restricted medicines without a prescription despite possible health hazards. despite possible health hazards.
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Money

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?