Rival Madhesi fronts—SLMM & SSMG—unite

    Post Report, Feb 12 2016
    The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) and Sanghiya Samabesi Madhesi Gathabandhan (SSMG)—two rival fronts leading separate protests in the Tarai for over the past five months have united on Friday to forge a ‘grand alliance’.
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    CIAA files corruption lawsuit against former APF officials

    Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a lawsuit of corruption against seven former officials of Armed Police Force (APF) including Inspector General Basudev Oli at the Special Court.

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    All-party meet begins at Baluwatar

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    An all-party meeting has begun at Prime Minister KP Oli's official residence in Baluwatar.

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    Joint task force agrees to form mechanism to settle state demarcation row

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    The major parties--Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist)--and Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) have agreed to form a mechanism to resolve the dispute over federal state border demarction.

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    PM Oli meets Raute Mukhiyas

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday met members of Raute community.

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    Main News

    Campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar kick-starts

    RSS, Feb 12 2016
    In a bid to keep Singh Durbar greenery and tidy, ‘the campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar, make it greenery and manage garden’ has started.
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    Govt preparing to hold local body elections: DPM Thapa

    LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Feb 12 2016
    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa has said that the government is making necessary preparations to hold local body elections and the major parties are inching closer to an agreement on the same.
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    Nepali Women Football team enter SAG finals

    Post Report, Feb 12 2016
    The Nepal women’s national football team has reached the final of 12th South Asian games after playing a draw against India on Friday.
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    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. 

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    No party for young men

    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

    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?


    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