Divergent views appear ahead of Oli’s Delhi trip

  • PM’s visit to India
  • Foreign Ministry makes a strong pitch for improving bilateral relations
  • Other line ministries present list of goodies that can be brought home
ANIL GIRI, Feb 12 2016
As the date for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s India visit draws near, there is a divergence of views over the overall framing of the visit, which is taking place after four-month-long strained bilateral ties.
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Suspected docs on the run

  • Quack hunt
Manish Gautam, Feb 12 2016
The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has said it has collected evidence against around a dozen more doctors who had produced fake school leaving and higher secondary level certificates to acquire their MBBS degrees.
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Nepal miss out on automatic U-19 WC berth

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
Nepal wasted an automatic berth to the next ICC U-19 World Cup after losing their seventh place playoff match to Namibia by 15 runs in the ongoing cricket showpiece in Bangladesh on Thursday.

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Poaching still a major threat to tigers

PRAGATI SHAHI, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
Arrests of poachers and seizures of tiger parts in the past one year have again put a spotlight on poaching in Nepal.

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Main News

Did not have time to take Koirala to hospital: Koirala's personal doctor

Feb 11 2016
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala’s personal doctor Dr Kabirnath Yogi on Thursday said he did not have time to take the ailing leader to hospital even though he wanted to.
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Petroleum products supply to normalise from Friday, quota system scrapped

Post Report, Feb 11 2016
Supply Ministry is normalising distribution of petroleum products from Friday. The ministry said it would also be scrapping the quota system that the government has been imposing on the fuel supply.
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PM summons taskforce meeting tomorrow

Post Report, Feb 11 2016
Prime Minister KP Oli has summoned a meeting of a taskforce constituting representatives of three major parties and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha for Friday. The taskforce has failed to sit for talks since January 17.
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Money

National

Parbat locals protest over frequent power cuts

Post Report, Feb 12 2016
A large crowed gathered outside the office of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Distribution Centre in Parbat on Thursday to protest frequent power cuts in the district. The protesting mass also obstructed the Pokhara-Baglung Highway.
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Sports

Namibia has set a target of 226 runs for Nepal  in a ‘winner takes it all’ seventh place playoff final of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Fatullah, Bangladesh on Thursday.

After losing the toss Nepal was called to field. Namibia lost the very first wicket of Niko Davin in the first ball of the game. Nepali bowlers kept the pressure on taking wickets in regular intervals dismissing Linde in 15.6 overs and Green in 25.5 overs who was followed by Louwrens 6 overs later and Brits was gone an over after.

The Namibian side bounced back with a 99 run partnership between Rautenbach and van Lingen. The duo scrapped the unstable Namibian side to take their side to 212 in the 43rd over.

Lohan Louwrens scored 59 runs from 107 deliveries and M van Lingen 58 off 45 deliveries. Followed by Rautenbach who put up 39 for Namibia.

However, Nepal U-19s bowling star Sandeep Lamichanne took the two wickets of Rautenbach and van Lingen in two deliveries giving Nepal a sense of relief.

Despite Lamichanne's last minute efforts to curb the Namibian batting attack secured to put of 225 runs on the score board. 

Nepal on Tuesday won one each silver and bronze medal in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG), taking its medal tally to 15.

Biswa Budha Magar won Silver in Wushu and Taradevi Pun won bronze in women’s 75 kg weight lifting. The tally soared to 15 with1 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Thirteen-year-old Gaurika Singh, who has already won 2 bronze in swimming made another national record today by completing 50-metre backstroke in 31.78 seconds, beating her own record. She has made three national records in the ongoing games.

Health & Style

Saturday Features

No party for young men

SARIN GHIMIRE
With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling

The tales we tell

Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.

In exile

Atul K Thakur
Well argued, well attempted—Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is among the most readable works of Salman Rushdie

Desis know best

Guffadi
Let us congratulate our Madhesi netas for running across the border to seek blessings from Bihari politicians regarding their protest programmes. It’s not only the clowns from Madhes but almost everyone except Bijukche who get both moral and financial support from the Desis to enhance their political career.

Nepali patience and heritage conservation

Dipesh Risal
What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged

Post-festival dispatch

Pranaya SJB Rana
The Nepal Literature Festival 2016 was an illuminating and ultimately humbling experience for this scribe

The chaos of Ra Mailo

Timothy Aryal
Ra Mailo, a Nepali contexualisation of French playwright Jean Anouilh’s 1967 play, evokes the absurdities of life

A stitch in time saves nine

Lucia de Vries
How is it possible for puppies to survive when they live in neighbourhoods that want to get rid of them?

Congratulations!

Guffadi
Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day