NC indecisive on govt formation as top three leaders eye premiership

    Post Report, Oct 09 2015
    The Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of ruling Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday failed make its position clear on the formation of new government.
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    PM election at 11 am on Sunday; registration of candidacy tomorrow

      Post Report, Oct 09 2015

      The Legislature-Parliament has decided to begin voting on the election for the post of new Prime Minister at 11 am on October 11.

      During the House session on Friday, Speaker Subas Nembang directed Parliament Secretariat to prepare a timetable for the election of the Prime Minister. The Secretariat has been preparing to make public the election time table.

      Meanwhile, it is learnt the registration of PM candidates will be carried out on Saturday.

      The President’s call to forge a unity government a week earlier ended on Thursday.

      Also read: President summons Parliament meet

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      Govt decides to grant Rs 3.5m to Khum Bd Khadka

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 09 2015
      Government has decided to grant Rs 3.5 million to former Home Minister Khum Bahadur Khadka.

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      NOC invites global tender for fuel supply

      Rajesh Khanal, Kathmandu, Oct 09 2015
      The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Friday invited bids from interested firms to supply petroleum products in a bid to ease fuel crisis ahead of the country’s biggest festivals—Dashain and Tihar.

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      US acknowledges Indian blockade, warns citizens against Nepal trip

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 09 2015
      The United States has advised its citizens to reconsider any travel plans to Nepal due to the ongoing fuel crisis acknowledging that the crisis was a result of “blockages at the border with India”.

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      Main News

      Sepp Blatter: Fifa president appeals against 90-day ban

      BBC, Oct 09 2015
      Fifa president Sepp Blatter is appealing against his 90-day ban from football's world governing body.
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      PAC directs Commerce Ministry and NOC to ease fuel supplies

      RSS, Oct 09 2015
      The Public Accounts Committee has directed the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies and Nepal Oil Corporation to initiate measures to ease the supplies of petroleum products.
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      Nobel Peace Prize for Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

      BBC, Oct 09 2015
      The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in helping the country's transition to democracy.
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      Nepal’s AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifiers campaign ended in a low note losing 3-0 to Jordan in their last Group ‘E’ match at the Samen All Aemeh Stadium in Iran on Tuesday.
      Having opened up the tournament with a humiliating 10-0 loss to title contenders Iran, Nepal—with one point— needed a huge-margin victory to stay in race for the 2016 Finals. However, the slim hopes also vanished after Jordan took control of the match scoring two early goals.
      Anas Ahmad Mahmoud Hammad opened the scoring for Jordan striking in the sixth minute before Hijazi Maher Hijazi doubled the lead in the 14th. Abdallah Ibrahim struck in the second minute of the four-minute added on time in the second half.
      The defeat saw Nepal finish at the bottom of four-team standings. After suffering crushing defeat from the hands of Iran, Nepal salvaged some pride holding Kuwait to a 1-1 draw. Kuwait had defeated Jordan 2-1 in their tournament opener on October 2.
      A total of ten group winners and five best second placed teams will qualify for the Finals with hosts Bahrain receiving an automatic qualification. If Bahrain finish top of their qualifying group or end up as one of the five second best placed teams, another best runner-up will get the chance.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      The Not So Great Storywriter

      Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
      He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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      Saturday Features

      The things left unsaid

      The things left unsaid
      take on strange powers,
      especially at night.

      Rage against the machine

      When the earthquake struck five months ago, it felt as though it had shaken the nation’s core for the better. The media, for the first time in ages, seemed to have been forced toinform people about things apart from what leaders said or did on a particular day.

      Bumbling Clowns

      We know that our incompetent government and our lazy civil servants really don’t know how to run this country. So let us not be surprised that our government has no clue how to resolve the crisis in Tarai and work with India to let the goods stranded in the border to enter our land.

      Let there be sight

      I’ve never seen anything like it. The transformations I’ve been witnessing, have stirred me for life, to say the least.A woman’s being able to see once again, after three years of blindness—imagine what that feels like.

      Chronicling a legend

      Timothy Aryal
      The first scene opens with motion pictures on the wall, accompanied by noises, narrating the Mahabharata as it appears in BP Koirala’s shortest novel, Modi Aayin. Excerpts from BP’s novels and short stories are staged inthe form of vignettes woven into the play.

      Clash of the worlds

      Preena Shrestha
      There are attempts at something resembling self-reflexivity in the newly released Highway to Dhampus. In what can be read as almost a personal disclaimer on the part of director Rick McFarland...

      No end in sight

      Rajesh Khanal
      Raj Kumar Kunwar, a taxi driver who hails from Sindhupalchok, has been waiting for a day and a half to fill up his cab’s tank. Kunwar, who is currently in queue at the Nepal Police-owned petrol pump in Naxal, just to receive about nine litres of petrol, says he has been operating his taxi only once in three days for the last week.

      Medical education in jeopardy

      Manish Gautam
      In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, which occurred earlier this year, the hospitals in the country struggled to cope with providing services.

      I will live on. Despite you

      Dipti Sherchan
      They say I have become a woman, a state-less woman, an invisible woman, a second class citizen, a third class existence, a blob of some sort gliding through public vehicles and busy streets. Thisparticular blob happens to also have two protruding blobs that constantly get grabbed and a gaping hole that is persistently abused. I do not know how I became this blob.