5-member CDC formed under former Justice

    Post Report, Jul 20 2017
    The government on Thursday formed a five-member Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission under former Justice Kamal Narayan Das.
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    EC makes public schedule for third phase election in province 2

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 20 2017
    The Election Commission (EC) released a schedule for the third phase of local level elections in province 2 slated for September 18.

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    Ram Nath Kovind elected India's 14th President

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 20 2017
    Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, has been elected India's 14th President on Thursday.

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    Missing man found dead after 11 days

    MADHAV ARYAL, Jul 20 2017
    Tilbir Gaha, 40, who went missing after being swept away by the Tinau River on July 9, was found dead on Thursday.
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    Trust fund to be established in memory of Binita Phuyal

    Post Report, Jul 20 2017
    Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Bhimsendas Pradhan has announced to establish a trust fund in memory of 11-year-old Binita Phuyal, who drowned in a pit at Nepaltar on July 14.
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    Indomitable Head Constable Rana promoted to ASI

    Post Report, Jul 20 2017
    Head Constable Durga Bahadur Rana, who had put his life on the line by hurling back a bomb thrown into a polling centre at Ambas in Tulsipur, was promoted to Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) on Thursday.
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    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey and US Pacific Tsumani Centre said.

    The quake struck at 11:34 am, some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering Island off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Reuters.

    The epicentre was west of Attu, the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

    The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned earlier that "hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicentre." But it later said that based on all available data the tsunami threat from this earthquake had passed.

    The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 7.7 before being revised down to 7.4 and finally upgraded to 7.8, a major quake normally capable of causing widespread and heavy damage when striking on or near land.

    The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks, including several above magnitude 5.0. 

    At least 20 people died and more than 50 others were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, according to Reuters.

    Those, who were killed and injured in the incident, are civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but insurgent groups, including the Taliban and Islamic State have in the past targeted banks where police, soldiers and other government employees collect their pay.

    Last month, at least three people were killed and many wounded in an attack on a bank in the eastern city of Gardez.

     

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    Nepal lost to Lebanon in the final match of AFC U-23 Championship Football selection round.

    Lebanon edged Nepal 3-0 in the match held at Mohammad Stadium of UAE at 1,00am Wednesday.

    Nepal faced defeat in all three matches of Group D and is returning home after no goal to its credit in the championship. RSS

    A Nepal team is set to compete in the 2018 Street Child World Cup football tournament to be held in Russia ahead of the Fifa World Cup. 

    The 7-a-side tournament scheduled from May 19-27, about a month before Fifa World Cup, will have participation of street and orphan children from 14 to below 17 years age group. Nepal’s boys team will take part in the event under the banner of Shelter Ashray Nepal (SAN), an NGO working for the welfare of orphan, under-privileged and street children. The tournament in Moscow will feature 24 teams from 22 countries—12 teams each in boys and girls’ categories, said SAN during a press conference on Monday.
    SAN President Khusbu Oli said they were planning select players within a month from various organisations working in the field of street and orphan children by organising a league tournament. The best 22 players will be picked up on the basis of their performance before keeping them in a closed camp training. Coach Rajan Neupane will conduct the training before finalising the nine players for the Russia event.
    Besides competing in the tournament, the selected players will also participate at interaction and cultural exchange programmes, informed SAN. The hosts will bear the expenses of the players during their stay in Russia.  SAN take care of preparations and transportations costs of the Nepali team. Former national team footballer Basnata Gauchan handed over football kits to SAN on behalf Funroots Football Academy based in Japan.

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    Fiction Park

    Sakata

    SUMEDH MALLA, Jul 09 2017
    It came back to me suddenly the other day—the harrowing oomph of that mournful drum climbing up the dark hillside.
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    Saturday Features

    The hills are alive

    This monsoon, I found myself embarking on yet another enchanting journey—a five-day trek along the Manaslu Circuit.

    Making sense of the media

    MOHAN GURAGAIN
    There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether.

    Free Money

    Guffadi
    The Office of the President wants an additional Rs 120 million to buy vehicles to escort our President around town. I think our government wallahs think that it is better to waste our taxpayers’ money rather than saving us a few Rupees.

    Pedalling for healthier cities

    Sagar Onta, Prashanta Khanal
    That Kathmandu’s traffic congestion and air quality is reaching a tipping point is no secret. Successive governments have come and gone; all failing to address the crucial issue of how to make urban transportation safe, convenient and environment-friendly.

    The mantra for self-reliance

    Rajesh Khanal
    After experiencing the acute scarcity of basic goods and services—like petroleum, medicine and food—in the wake of the unofficial border blockade in 2015, a self-reliant economy quickly became the ‘buzz word’ among government actors, economists and public intellectuals.

    Tyranny vs reason

    Timothy Aryal
    Watching the Mandala Theatre’s translation of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Antigone, one is reminded of how, even though the earth keeps rolling for two millennia, even after such technological advancements, so much of the human condition still remains the same.

    Welcome home, Spidey

    OBIE SHRESTHA
    It’s some time after the young Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) had been called on to be part of that all-star superhero brawl in Berlin we were shown in Captain America: Civil War.

    The murders at Ranibari

    Manish Gautam
    5:45am; July 15, 2002Two teenage boys knock at the front-door of a two-storey house in Ranibari, Kathmandu.

    A Tale of Two Paatis

    Astha Joshi
    The Sorakhutte Paati, according to historical records, was built by the children of Kazi Damodar Pande,” recounts Rahendra Pradhan, 58, a local resident of Thamel.