At least 39 dead in floods, landslides across country

    Post District Bureau, Jul 27 2016
    Post Photo: Kamal Panthi
    At least 39 people have been killed and 28 have gone missing in the past 24 hours in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall across the country.
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    CIAA chief snubs House panel citing ill health

    • Sends letter saying ‘advised by doctors not to speak’
    Post Report, Jul 27 2016
    Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Chief Commissioner Lok Man Singh Karki on Tuesday failed to show up at a meeting called by the Good Governance and Monitoring Committee (GGMC) of Parliament, citing “health reasons”.
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    Morcha puts caveat to join govt

    ROSHAN SEDHAI, Kathmandu, Jul 27 2016
    Will a change of guard mean a resolution to the long-drawn Madhes crisis?

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    PM's office bars leave to govt officials in view of floods, landslides

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 26 2016
    The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has directed all the ministries not to sanction leave and deputation to any district-level civil servants working in emergency response citing rain-induced disaster wreaking havoc across the country.

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    Main News

    Tourism Board launches “Garmi Se Behal, Chalo Nepal” campaign

    Post Report, Jul 26 2016
    Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has re-launched one of its successful promotional campaigns entitled “Garmi Se Behal, Chalo Nepal” in major Indian cities, in a bid to draw large number of visitors from there.
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    Month-long Rato Machindranath Jatra commences from today (Photo Feature)

    Prasun Sangroula, Jul 26 2016
    The month-long festival of chariot procession of the rain god, Rato Machhindranath, commenced at Lalitpur on Tuesday.
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    Hikers brave Hong Kong heat to help Nepal rebuild after 2015 quake

    Post Report, Jul 26 2016
    Around 300 people from Nepal and abroad took part in a charity hike in sweltering heat on Sunday to promote Nepal's tourism and raise funds for rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
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    Money

    General

    No flights: Over 200 stranded in Everest region

    RSS, Jul 27 2016
    Incessant rainfall and foggy conditions have obstructed flights to and from Phaplu, Lukla and Syangboche airports in the district for the last 11 days, leaving more than 200 foreign tourists stranded.
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    Sports

    Eastern Region pipped Far-Western Region on net run-rate on Monday to set the NSC National Women’s Twenty20 Championship title clash against Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club.

    The rain played spoilsports in the ‘winners take all’ Group ‘B’ match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Far-Western were down at an embarrassing 7-6 in 7.2 overs when rain intervened to cancel the entire game. As it stood, both team finished on three points from two games in the three-team pool and Eastern sneaked into final courtesy their better net run-rate. APF advanced to the final from Group ‘A’ on Sunday with a nine-wicket win over Mid-Western Region on Sunday.

    In another inconsequential Group ‘A’ match, Mid-western Region defeated Central Region by five wickets. Central Region scored 57-4 in the rain-reduced 10-over match and Mid-Western achieved their target in the last ball of their innings, making 60-5. Player-of-the-match Laxmi Chaudhary scored an unbeaten 39 runs for the winners.

    The tournament featured six teams--five regional and APF Club--with the champions walking away with Rs 100,000. The runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. The teams were divided into two pools of three with top team from each group playing for the title. The tournament will serve as the basis for the team selection for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier-Asia, to be held in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on October 9-15. Apart from hosts Hong Kong and Nepal, China and Thailand are the two other teams vying for one berth available for Asia in the global qualifying tournament.

    A Cricket Coordination Committee formed under NSC member Sailesh Karmacharya is overseeing the tournament. The NSC is organising the tournament in the absence of cricket governing body of late. The International Cricket Council on April 25 suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), saying that it is in a state of leadership vacuum due to the dual existence of the governing committees.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    There and back again

    Anusha Neupane, Jul 24 2016
    As he ran through the alley, a warm blast of air hit his face. And just like that, he was back in 2014, in the front porch of his house
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    Saturday Features

    One dog at a time

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.

    Life on the edge

    MOHAN GURAGAIN
    In his debut venture, Mitra Prasad Uprety maintains a delicate balance between spiritual meditation and humanitarian thought

    Border connections

    Atul K Thakur
    The old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not yet totally irrelevant. It makes sense to you when you negotiate through the Nepal-India borders, which are open but not really friendly. Having lived and travelled across most the prominent borders entry points between these two countries, I have experienced over the years the sheer hollowness of oft-repeated claims of ‘friendly ties’.

    All hail the number game

    SARIN GHIMIRE
    At a time when the country is struggling with implementing the new constitution, the present political vacuum is highly unfortunate

    Let it go!

    Guffadi
    It seems that politicians in our Shark region want to hang on to power until they drop dead. Our netas never retire until the day they leave Earth for hell. Our national top comedian, Konfused Pampered Oli does not want to resign even when he knows that he does not have the numbers to continue to lead the government. After all, a week more and you can dole out millions of rupees from the state treasury to you near and dear ones with utter disregard for the law. And you can transfer your chamchas to lucrative postings before the other guys show up and do their thing.

    Guilty pleasures

    Mark Harris
    If you’ve seen this video before, the title of this article alone may leave you groaning. But if it triggers nothing, allow yourself to take a stroll down low brow meme memory lane. Sunday Morning Love You was released way back in 2013 (ancient by YouTube standards), but it has become a classic in its right.

    A frolic through Giant Country

    Preena Shrestha
    Along with pitch-perfect performances from the cast, Steven Spielberg and his team of digital magicians have served up an extravagant, whimsical and thoroughly satisfying rendition of Roald Dahl’s The BFG

    Last women first

    Pratichya Dulal
    Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat

    Antibioticonomics

    Manish Gautam
    The successful administration and commercialisation of antibiotics has proved to be a boon for mankind. But can we remain complacent about it?