Govt, Morcha and NC talks tomorrow

    Post Report, Nov 29 2015

    Prime Minister KP Oli has summoned a meeting with major opposition Nepali Congress and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha in a bid to end the political deadlock. The meeting is scheduled to convene at his official residence in Baluwatar at 11 am Monday.

    Three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)—are preparing to formulate a common position to address the Morcha’s demand, it has been learnt.

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    NA men wait for order to defuse bomb

      Post Report, Nov 29 2015

      Nepal Army (NA) personnel have not been able to defuse the bomb nearly nine hours after it was found at Tularapur in Gulariya, Bardiya district on Sunday. 

      According to Chief District Officer Shree Nath Poudel, the disposal of bomb was delayed as the NA men have been waiting for order from above. Locals spotted a plastic grenade while a child was playing with it. Nepal Police personnel have cordoned off the area after since this morning. 

      Meanwhile, the NA personnel have been waiting for directive to dispose the explosives. 
      The bomb was found at Arhar Bari nearly 300 meters away from the district jail. The authority has been investigating to find the persons responsible for planting the bomb. 

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      I'm effortful to clear deadlock: Chairman Dahal

        RSS, Nov 29 2015
        UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal addresses the mass assembly at Tundikhel in Kathmandu on Monday. Shaligram Tiwari
        Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said he is effortful to seek solution to Madhes problems by forging consensus between the agitating political parties and the big three political parties.
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        13 Indian SSB personnel released seven hours after detention

        Post Report, KAKADVITTA, Nov 29 2015
        Parbat Portel
        Thirteen Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) personnel who entered Nepal with arms early this morning and were detained by Armed Police Force in Kechana, Jhapa has been released after seven hours.

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        Proportional election in lower house would make politics unstable: Sitaula

        Post Report, Kathmandu, Nov 29 2015
        General Secretary of Nepali Congress, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, has argued that the mixed electoral system the new constitution has adopted would make country's politics unstable.

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        Main News

        Police deserter held with two guns, bullets

        Post Report, Nov 29 2015
        A Nepal police constable, who deserted his service taking along with him two guns, was arrested in Sundhara, Kathmandu on Sunday.
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        CIAA raids survey office, arrests surveyor with Rs 50,000 bribe

        Post Report, Nov 29 2015
        The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) raided a survey office under the Ministry of Land Reform and Management at Manamaiju, Kathmandu on Sunday.
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        Turkey to hand over Russian pilot's body after Syria downing

        BBC, Nov 29 2015
        Turkey says it has received the body of a Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border.
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        Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Sunday reached an agreement as per which the association will be a partner to the Olympic campaign running in Nepal.

        At a programme held at the NOC building, NOC Chairman Jivan Ram Shrestha and NRNA Chairman Shesh Ghale signed the agreement.

        The NOC will also organize various sporting events on October 11 – the day when NRNA was established, it was said.

        The NRNA will provide necessary materials for foreign training and competition for some capable athletes and players, scholarships for players participating in the Asian and Olympic games, and search for donors and multi-national companies for development of sport related infrastructures in Nepal.

        NRNA Chairman Ghale said the agreement would help consolidate the relations between the Nepali people and second generation NRNA while adding that the Nepali players failed to gain achievements not due to lack of capability but appropriate training and opportunity.

        NOC Chairman Shrestha expressed belief that the country could now bring good results in the international arena in the coming days with the support of NRNA in the campaign to keep the country's head high.

        During the programme, NRNA Chairman Ghale was provided Honorary Membership of the NOC.

        Health & Style

        Fiction Park


        Nov 29 2015
        The man raised his head and looked at them. These are strange nightingales, he thought. I have seen this species of birds but never like them. Then what are they? Nightingales, I’m sure they are not. Perhaps they are the messengers from god, or maybe they are the lost fragments of my past. Or maybe they are just birds, a new species of them. “Whatever,” he whispered to himself and abandoned the thought
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        Saturday Features

        Powered by the sun

        Prahlad Rijal
        A band that is fast becoming a very relevant act wishes ‘to become irrelevant’ in the next few years

        Game over

        Preena Shrestha
        Instead of charging into an explosive finale, the final episode of the Hunger Games is rather a dull, drawn-out crawl towards the inevitable—this, despite having the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, and a raft of other big-name talents, in tow

        A bad year for schools

        Binod Ghimire
        The current academic session is turning out to be the worst in recent memory

        Lives in peril

        Manish Gautam
        As the blockade and protests continue, patients struggle to get adequate medical care

        Stories of the Old

        Kaustubh Thapa
        When I photograph, their eyes engage me, their wrinkle lines reflect their experiences if not narrate their stories, and the curve of their lips sets the mood for the picture.

        Hundreds of Flowers, One Nepali Garland

        David Caprara
        When members of the Nepal government decided to finally put forth a new constitution this year, it is highly unlikely that they had anticipated the ocean of Madhesi protests that have come to engulf Terai. One can imagine that the passing of the new constitution was supposed to be something exclusively symbolic—a ribbon of hope pinned to a year of devastation brought forth by the April and May earthquakes.

        New power

        It seems that we, the people, can’t do anything about the blockade except watch the ping pong match that is happening between our incompetent government and Madhesi-Tharu politicians. Our good-for-nothing clowns have been holding talks to resolve the crisis but it seems that they are only getting together for the free doodh chiya and biskoot. They are not really interested to find ways to compromise and end the ‘black market’ festival.

        The untimely coalition

        Only when every major force is compelled to become accountable towards the citizens will the government create a conducive environment to resolve the current crisis

        In search of a saviour

        The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.