Bardia protest: Constable injured in Mainapokhari clash dies

Post Report, NEPALGUNJ/GULARIYA, Sep 04 2015
Police Constable Dev Bahadur Pandey, who sustained serious injury to his knee during a clash between police and protesters at Mainapokhari, Bardiya died on his way to Nepalgunj for medical treatment on Friday.

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Talks ‘positive’ but much still left to agree

Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 04 2015
Talks between the representatives of senior orthopaedic surgeon Prof Dr Govinda KC and the government panel led by Govind Pokhrel, CEO of the National Reconstruction Authority, have ended on ‘positive note’, both sides claimed on Thursday.

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Parties weigh 3 ways out of crisis

KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI, Kathmandu, Sep 04 2015
People come out in hordes in Birgunj on Thursday as the local administration lifted the curfew for two hours in the evening. Bhushan Yadav
Four major parties are weighing three options to address the demands of the agitating Madhes-based parties and Tharu groups.

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Main News

11-state report sole federal basis: Yadav

Post Report, Sep 04 2015
Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has ruled out talks with the major parties unless they agree to federate the country as per the report of the State Restructuring Commission.
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NC, UML at odds over validating Reconstruction Authority

Post Report, Sep 04 2015
The ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML are at odds over tabling a new bill in Parliament to replace the ordinance that formed the National Reconstruction Authority.
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Four parties give two-day ultimatum to agitating parties for talks

Post Report, Sep 03 2015
A meeting of top leaders of four major political parties on Thursday called the agitating parties to join the talks table within two days without putting any preconditions.
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Money

INTERVIEW

Govt should acknowledge the grievances of the Tharus (Update)

Sep 02 2015
Jitendra Narayan Dev, Vice-Chairperson of the MJF-L, spoke to Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Roshan Sedhai about the grievances of the Tharus, possible ways to address the demands of the Madhesis and the Tharus and federalisation of the Tarai.
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Sports

The All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) on Thursday postponed the National League for September 14 owing to the recent political turmoil.

The National League, which is held for the first time in a ‘home and away’ format, was scheduled to resumed on Friday but a meeting between the Anfa and club officials agreed to defer it. “Anfa had to postpone the League due to the fragile political situation in the western and far-western parts of the country,” the football governing body said on its official website.
The Terai belt of Nepal have seen a widespread rioting and violence with Madhes-based parties calling an indefinite strike in protest against the seven-state federal set-up agreed by the three-major political parties.
The government has imposed curfew and mobilised army to aid civilian authorities in various places where violence has hit the worst. At least 23 people have been killed so far in the violence that began with the killing of seven Nepal Police officials in the Far-west district of Kailali.      
The participating clubs have also agreed to continue the League in a ‘home and away’ format as long as the political situation permits. The district clubs have agreed to play all the matches in Kathmandu if the environment in Terai is not conducive for the League.
Far-western FC, Morang FC, Jhapa XI and Lumbini FC are the four Terai based clubs in the League. Jhapa are currently leading the nine-team League with 16 points from eight matches. The League had to be halted due to the April 25 Great Quake in Nepal before it was rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Patan Appellate Court will give its verdict on the case of Anfa’s Annual General Meeting on September 9. The Court had ordered the Anfa to stop its AGM, scheduled for Wednesday, after its officials filed a petition claiming that the body has not followed due process.

Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) is holding its elections to choose a new leadership on Thursday one month after it was deferred.
NOC was preparing for its elections on August 5 but it had to be postponed for a month after the All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) said it had not met procedures. Thapa had said that he was not given timely written information about the elections.
NOC President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan had admitted the mistake and responded by postponing the elections and hold it completing the procedures by giving written information to its member associations. Current General Secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha and vice-president Umesh Lal Shrestha are in the race to be the new president.
Since the list of the candidates was already announced, Jeevan Ram and Umesh Lal will be battling for the two-man duel for the presidency. In a 17-member central committee, a three-way battle is expected with Lama Tendi Sherpa, Chhimi Urken Gurung and Dipraj Gurung filing candidacy. Chatura-nanda Vaidhya and Rajeev Shrestha are vying for the post of joint general secretary.

All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) on Tuesday indefinitely postponed its annual general assemby (AGM) which was scheduled for Wednesday.
The decision comes after Patan appellate court on Tuesday ordered the football governing body of Nepal to hold the AGM. The court was acting on the petition filed by Anfa vice presidents Karma Tshering and Bijay Narayan Manandhar and member Pankaj Nembang claiming that they have not been notified of the AGM so far.
Anfa president Ganesh Thapa had used same loophole to force the postponement of Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) General Assembly on August 6.
Among the other Anfa executive committee meeting include the announcement of Rs 200,000 each to the members of the Saff U-19 Championship winning Nepali team. The ExCo also formed a five-member Anfa Academy steering committee under Anfa Deputy General Secretary Mani Kunwar.
The Anfa meeting also decided to provide Rs one million each to 10 hilly districts as development assistance. Among those districts set to receive the assistance are Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Sindhupalchowk, Dolkha, Palpa, Syangja, Lamjung, Baglung and Jumla.

 

Health & Style

Saturday Features

Bam Dev must go!

Guffadi
Our dishonourable Home Minister Bam Dev seems to live in a bubble and has no clue about how to maintain law and order in this land of ours. Why do we have the most incompetent people heading our government ministries? Our politicians only know how to spew venom and blame others instead of talking less and doing more and taking responsibility for their failures.

This land is soaked in blood

Dipti Sherchan
Our land is soaked in the blood of the sons and daughters, fathers and mothers who came with hopes and continued to struggle

On violence

Pranaya SJB Rana
A life is a life, especially when it is extinguished. But sadly, some deaths mean more than others, some lives are just more precious

A homage to Nepal

Nhooja Tuladhar
British muralist Martin Travers was trekking along the Langtang route when the April 25 earthquake struck. The artist, who had just started his residency at KCAC’s Patan Museum studio, had set off to trek after the completion

Fantastic fail

Preena Shrestha
For a while in the newly-rebooted Fantastic Four, things are going pretty well. The clock has been turned back to 2007, and we’ve made the acquaintance of a pre-pubescent Reed Richards,

By their bootstraps

PRAZON PARAJULI
Sanjay Shrestha, better known by his gaming alias 3c.Y, is one of the most skilled DOTA (Defence of the Ancients) 2 players in Nepal. A member of the successful local DOTA 2 team 3c4sr, Shrestha started playing the game

On the ground

Kiran Panday
The Post’s Kiran Panday travelled to Tikapur, Kailali, to document life after the recent carnage in this far-western town. He was met with scenes of heartbreak, loss and despair.

Through the barricades

Pratichya Dulal
When Moti Sara Budha, of Bardiya, boarded a flight for Kuwait six years ago, she was determined to return home a successful woman. She wanted to return with enough money to build a small hut for her old father

Money, mundreys and martyrdom

Guffadi
We all know that our netas are only good at giving us false assurances. You would have to be a fool to believe that they will fulfill their promises