Islamabad Saarc Summit: Nepal to ‘wait and see’ as 4 members opt out

    ANIL GIRI, Sep 29 2016
    In the wake of India’s decision not to attend the 19th Saarc Summit in Pakistan, which is backed by three other member countries citing an escalation in tension between the two regional nuclear powers, Nepal has adopted a “wait and see” approach.
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    Lawmakers set to get 58 percent pay hike

      Post Report, Sep 29 2016
      Even as lawmakers are regular in skipping crucial meetings of the Legislature-Parliament, preparations to increase their pay and perks are in the final stage.
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      MPs spar over withdrawing Tikapur carnage cases

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 29 2016
      A serious dispute erupted between lawmakers from the CPN-UML and the Madhesi parties on Wednesday over the government’s preparations to withdraw cases against those involved in the Tikapur bloodshed last year in which seven policemen and a two-year child were killed.

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      Beijing floats ‘Border Economic Zones’ idea

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 29 2016
      Potential trade points between Nepal and China.
      China has proposed to establish ‘Border Economic Zones’ on both sides of the border between Nepal and China during a bilateral meeting held in Lhasa last week, Nepali officials participating in the meeting said.

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      Main News

      World leaders to attend funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres

      BBC, Sep 28 2016
      A long list of world leaders will attend the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at 93.
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      Nepali Congress leaders call for CWC meet

      SARIN GHIMIRE, Sep 28 2016
      Some Nepali Congress leaders have voiced their dissatisfaction at, what they say as, being left out of the party’s decision making mechanism during the constitutional amendment proposal and the basic functioning of the government.
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      Three bills for consideration at parliament

      Sep 28 2016
      The Legislature-Parliament meeting on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal seeking consideration on a bill on Madhesi, Tharu and Muslim Commissions- 2073.
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      Money

      Sports

      Kumari Futsal, Baneshwor Recreational Centre and Sankhamul Futsal registered victories in the highest cash prize Red Bull National Futsal League on Wednesday.

      Kumari won at home, defeating Highway Futsal 3-1 with a brace from Abhishek Rijal. Rupesh Chhetri also added one for the winners. Amit Tamang of Highway replied for the visitors. Tamang was later adjudged the man-of-the-match.
      Baneshwor upset hosts White Horse Futsal 5-2 as Krishna Gyawali and Kalfu Rasaili netted two goals each. Manish Rana also scored one for the winners. Rupesh Lama and Rajeev Bhujel pulled back one goal each for the losing side. Rajat Sharma of Baneshwor was named the man-of-the-match.
      In Kirtipur, Sankhamul inflicted a 10-4 defeat on hosts Kirtipur Futsal after Sher Bahadur Thapa Magar and Abaya Rana completed a hat-trick each. Dinesh Rajbanshi also added a double, while Sanjog Chamling and Biplav Dhoj Shah completed the rout. Thapa Magar took away the man-of-the-match award.
      The tournament is a first of its kind in Nepal where the participating teams play on home and away format. The winners of the tournament will grab a cash purse of one million rupees, while runners-up get Rs 500,000.

      Panchakanya Tez bowler Dipendra Singh Aire starred in the match against Kantipur Gurkhas, claiming 4 wickets, to register the third victory for his team in the ongoing Wai Wai Everest Premier League at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

      Tez bowlers came up with furious attack in the second innings dismissing any chance for the Kantipur Gurkhas to achieve the 130-run target. The Gurkhas were wrapped up for 95 runs with the loss of nine wickets.

      Earlier, Panchakanya Tez recovered from  a shaky start losing four wickets with just six runs on the board to put up 129 runs.

      The Gurkhas had opted to field after winning the toss.

      Panchakanya Tez lost eight wickets in the designated 20 overs with batsmen Pushpa Thapa scoring not out 38 runs followed by Arif Sheikh putting up 32 runs on the board. Dipendra Singh Aire garnered 22 while Karan KC scored 17 runs for the Tez.

      Kantipur bowlers seemed to be on fire earlier in the game claiming three ducks with Avinash Bohora claiming four wickets and Krishna Karki, lalit Bhandari and Lalit Rajbanshi claiming one wicket each. However, the Gurkhas gifted 17 runs as extra to their rivals.

      Tez’s middle order batsmen anchored their innings with Thapa and Aire playing a precious 52-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      The wind in his hair

      Sajana Acharya, Sep 25 2016
      Science believes that the more similar the two worlds are the people get stuck with each other. Maybe we two are more than similar, which is why I am drawn to his world
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      Saturday Features

      Bodhisattvas and Bodhichittas of Timal (photo feature)

      Kathmandu’s urban sprawl and congestion is frustrating at its Saturday best and downright soul-crushing during a Monday ‘office-time’ traffic jam. You may love this chaotic city, you may hate it, or you may love-to-hate it, but one thing is for certain, any prolonged stay in the Capital gets

      Many cooks sweeten the broth

      ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
      House of Snow presents a well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal’s literary contribution

      Fragments

      Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
      Again tonightThere is thunder and lightningA busy world is sound asleep.Screaming children and their crying mothers,Rebel sons and their silent fathers,Stoic daughters and their tired loversRocked to sleep by a quivering earthPerched on an axe blade.

      Emperor strikes back!

      Guffadi
      Our politicians and civil servants are beggars. They beg for petty little things. Why not think big?

      The lost decades

      SHREYA PAUDEL
      Bhupi Sherchan is perhaps the most beloved and widely read poet in Nepali literature. His mastery over the free verse—that broke away from the archaic slokas that had once dominated Nepali poetry—and his eagerness to explore themes that were seldom written about, made his poetry both readable and relatable for the masses. Bhupi’s peerless genius is further underscored by the fact that his poems continue to remain widely popular and ever relevant to every new generation of readers; his magnum opus, Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manche, has seen 10 different editions since it was first published in 1968. Having recently sat through the anthology (in one frenzied sitting), I was left with two conclusions: the first that Bhupi was a visionary whose ideas were well and truly ahead of his time, and secondly that because his poems are still so hauntingly relevant in this day and age, it begs the question of what progress we have really made in these lost decades.

      Triple delight

      Timothy Aryal
      Jyanmaya, a dramatisation of Sarubhakta’s eponymous epic poem, presents a unique amalgamation of dance, poetry and music, all weaved into a tragic love affair

      Forever Famished

      RAJNEESH BHANDARI
      Every year, Humla’s chronic food shortfall makes the headlines. Could new projects linking the district to China break the cycle?

      The higher quest

      CP ARYAL
      Shortlisted for the Madan Puraskar, 2072, Ghanashyam Khadka’s Nirvana revisits the question of if spiritual healing could indeed be the ultimate therapy

      Emperor’s vacation!

      Guffadi
      Our Emperor is in India with his jumbo entourage. As usual, our corrupt government is good at wasting our taxpayers’ money on such visits.