Cabinet decision: Koirala to be honoured with state funeral, public holiday on Wednesday

  • Govt condoles Koirala’s death
Post Report, Feb 09 2016
The government has expressed its shock over the demise of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala and offered its heartfelt condolence on his death. The government has decided to honour Koirala with state funeral.
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Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passes away at 77

    Post Report, Feb 09 2016
    Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala breathed his last in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, succumbing to Pneumonia, according to family sources. He was 77.
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    [FROM OUR ARCHIVE] The man at the helm

    John Narayan Parajuli, Kathmandu, Feb 09 2016
    Having lived under the shadow of GP Koirala, Koirala has not been tested as party’s top manager. His imagination and managerial skills would be put to test sooner than he may realize.

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    SLMM calls off banda, border sit-ins formally

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 09 2016
    The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) on Monday decided to call off its border protests but said its other agitation programmes, including Kathmandu-centric ones, will continue.

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    NC postpones district conventions

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 09 2016
    Nepali Congress has postponed district conventions until February 13 following the death of party President Sushil Koirala.

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    Main News

    Pakistan put strong 258 runs total

    Post Report, Feb 09 2016
    A 189-run partnership between Saif Badar and Hasan Mohsin put Pakistan in a strong position against Nepal in the fifth play playoff semi-finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
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    Koirala’s body taken to NC office in Sanepa (in pictures)

    Post Report, Feb 09 2016
    The mortal remains of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Koirala has been taken to NC headquarters in Sanepa from his residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu.
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    Koirala’s death plunges his home district Banke into mourning

    JANAK NEPAL, Feb 09 2016
    The demise of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has plunged his home district Banke into mourning.
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    Money

    Sports

    Nava Janajagriti Club set March 3 date for the kick off of the seventh Simara Gold Cup football tournament here.

    A total of 10 teams including five ‘A’ Division outfits, four district teams from outside Kathmandu Valley and one foreign invitee will participate in the tournament. National League champions Three Star Club, runners-up Tribhuvan Army Club along with Nepal Police, Nepal APF and Manang Marshyangdi Club are the top tier outfits competing in the tournament. 
    Sahara Club of Pokhara, Birgunj United Club, Hetauda and the hosts are the district teams, while the club is yet to decide on foreign invitee, informed club secretary Shambhu Singh Thakuri here on Saturday. All the matches will be held at the Simara Stadium.
    The organisers said they have started the preparations for the tournament and announced increase of cash prizes for the winners and runners-up. The winners will now get Rs 5,51,000 and runners-up will take home Rs 2,50,000. The previous amount for the respective cash prizes were Rs 400,000 and Rs 200,000.
    The best player of the tournament will ride home a motorbike, while the best individuals—goalkeeper, midfielder, forward, defender and coach—will pocket Rs 15,000 each. The estimated cost of the tournament is Rs 6 million.

     

    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