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Three persons killed and four injured in two different cylinder blasts in the Capital

    NAYAK PAUDEL, May 26 2019
    Post Photo: Keshav Thapa
    Police suspect Chand outfit’s involvement
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    Itahari mayor misbehaves with a journalist and deputy mayor issues apology

      BHRIKUTI RAI, May 26 2019
      The instance may look like simple bureaucracy, but female politicians say it shows how women are denied decision-making role and made to play second fiddle
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      ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, May 26

      Post Report, Kathmandu, May 26 2019
      Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (May 26, 2019).

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      Eight deaths on Everest, the most in four years, as climbing season draws to a close

      SANGAM PRASAIN, Kathmandu, May 25 2019
      A view of Everest as climbers make their way up the Gokyo village in Solukhumbu, Nepal. Photo: Shutterstock.com
      Around 25 climbers wait for the final ascent on Monday, government official says

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      Where has Nepal’s once active civil society gone?

      TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu, May 25 2019
      Observers believe that the omnipresence of political parties in various forms is one of the major reasons behind the absence of civil society.Post File Photo
      While professional groups have been raising voices against moves to curtail individual and press freedoms, citizens-led movement is conspicuous by its absence

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      Forest officials demolish illegal structures built on encroached forestland in Kapilvastu

      MANOJ PAUDEL, KAPILVASTU, May 26 2019
      A bulldozer tears down a hut built on encroached forestland at Gorusinghe in Buddhabhumi Municipality-2, Kapilvastu.Post Photo
      Encroachers had built 14 houses and huts in the forestland which were being used to operate eateries.

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      Sarlahi folk demand authorities re-evaluate compensation amount for their land

      OM PRAKASH THAKUR, May 26 2019
      The struggle committee has decided to organise a sit-in at the District Administration Office on May 30 and 31, and obstruct the construction of the railway line.
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      Traffic police books nearly 3,000 haphazardly parked four-wheelers in four months

      ANUP OJHA, May 26 2019
      Traffic police division says after the introduction of the ‘wheel clamp’ drive, the number of haphazardly parked vehicles have gone down in the Valley
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      Government awaits committee report to address agitated recruiting agencies’ demands

      CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, May 26 2019
      Recruiting agencies’ main demand is interest on the cash they deposit as part of the increased guarantee amount
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      Internet cafés or ‘wangbas’ in China create a space for internet addicts

      Tripty Tamang Pakhrin
      Internet cafés in China have created a new space where people lose themselves within the virtual world of online gaming--a chance to explore an experimental world without any impediment.

      'Nepalis come across a huge wall that divides one part of the world from another'

      Avasna Pandey
      The presence of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the helm has only made things worse. These people are bent on hardening borders, rather than dissolving them.

      The beatmaker

      ABANI MALLA
      On a cold and rainy winter’s day, 19-year-old Sagun Khadka sits at a cafe in Jhamsikhel, listening to hip-hop on his headphones.

      Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

      Guffadi
      Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest.

      Celebrating a century

      Prakash Chandra Timilsena
      Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun. 

      The paper trail

      Prakash Chandra Timilsena
      In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market.

      Life and art are inextricably blended into each other

      Timothy Aryal
      Mekh Limbu’s art needs little elaboration. It speaks the truth, laid out for all to see and reflect on. It’s real; it’s quiet, keening and sharp. Take his installation ‘How I Forgot My Mother Tongue’, for instance, which was part of the Opposite Dreams exhibition displayed during the Photo Kathmandu festival last year.

      Raamesh Koirala’s book about Charles Sobhraj is confused, leaving the reader unsure of whether this is a memoir or a novel

      Pranaya SJB Rana
      Raamesh Koirala’s new book about the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj is a strange animal. Although ostensibly presented as a non-fiction memoir written by the cardiac surgeon who operated on Sobhraj’s heart, the copyright page of the book asserts that “This is a work of fiction.” Perhaps this was an (glaring) oversight on the part of the publisher, but given the manner in which the book unfolds, it might be an accurate characterisation.

      In Nepal, a woman’s identity is still tied to their male kinfolk -- first father, then husband

      Bibhu Luitel
      In 2015, when I appeared for a job interview at a popular Kathmandu school, the very first question the principal asked me was, “Are you a Newar?”