Govt, Morcha and NC talks tomorrow

    Post Report, Nov 29 2015

    Prime Minister KP Oli has summoned a meeting with major opposition Nepali Congress and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha in a bid to end the political deadlock. The meeting is scheduled to convene at his official residence in Baluwatar at 11 am Monday.

    Three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)—are preparing to formulate a common position to address the Morcha’s demand, it has been learnt.

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    NA men wait for order to defuse bomb

      Post Report, Nov 29 2015

      Nepal Army (NA) personnel have not been able to defuse the bomb nearly nine hours after it was found at Tularapur in Gulariya, Bardiya district on Sunday. 

      According to Chief District Officer Shree Nath Poudel, the disposal of bomb was delayed as the NA men have been waiting for order from above. Locals spotted a plastic grenade while a child was playing with it. Nepal Police personnel have cordoned off the area after since this morning. 

      Meanwhile, the NA personnel have been waiting for directive to dispose the explosives. 
      The bomb was found at Arhar Bari nearly 300 meters away from the district jail. The authority has been investigating to find the persons responsible for planting the bomb. 

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      13 Indian SSB personnel released seven hours after detention

        Post Report, Nov 29 2015
        Parbat Portel
        Thirteen Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) personnel who entered Nepal with arms early this morning and were detained by Armed Police Force in Kechana, Jhapa has been released after seven hours.
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        CIAA raids survey office, arrests surveyor with Rs 50,000 bribe

          Post Report, Nov 29 2015
          The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) raided a survey office under the Ministry of Land Reform and Management at Manamaiju, Kathmandu on Sunday.
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          Make market monitoring effective, CIAA directs concerned bodies

          Post Report, Kathmandu, Nov 29 2015
          The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has asked the market monitoring authorities to make the monitoring task effective.

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          Morcha gears up for 'show of strength' in Biratnagar

          Post Report, MORANG, Nov 29 2015
          The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) is preparing for a show of strength at Biratnagar on Sunday.

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          CPN Maoist strike against blockade further affects common life

          Post Report, Kathmandu, Nov 29 2015
          Normal life across the country, already hardened by the unofficial blocked by India, has been further hit due to the countrywide general strike called by Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Sunday.

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          Turkey to hand over Russian pilot's body after Syria downing

          BBC, Nov 29 2015
          Lt Col Oleg Peshkov and his co-pilot came under ground fire after they parachuted from their burning planeEPA
          Turkey says it has received the body of a Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border.

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          Main News

          Undetonated cylinder bomb found in Saptari

          Post Report, Nov 29 2015
          A cylinder bomb which failed to explode has been discovered by police at a bridge in Portaha of Saptari district.
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          Nepal to request China to expand Araniko Highway

          Post Report, Nov 29 2015
          The government is preparing to formally request China to expand the Dhulekhel-Tatopani section of the Araniko Highway.
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          Dahal requests Oli to call trilateral meeting

          Post Report, Nov 29 2015
          UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has requested Prime Minister KP Oli to call a trilateral meeting to resolve the ongoing Tarai crisis.
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          Health & Style

          Fiction Park


          Nov 29 2015
          The man raised his head and looked at them. These are strange nightingales, he thought. I have seen this species of birds but never like them. Then what are they? Nightingales, I’m sure they are not. Perhaps they are the messengers from god, or maybe they are the lost fragments of my past. Or maybe they are just birds, a new species of them. “Whatever,” he whispered to himself and abandoned the thought
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          Saturday Features

          Powered by the sun

          Prahlad Rijal
          A band that is fast becoming a very relevant act wishes ‘to become irrelevant’ in the next few years

          Game over

          Preena Shrestha
          Instead of charging into an explosive finale, the final episode of the Hunger Games is rather a dull, drawn-out crawl towards the inevitable—this, despite having the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, and a raft of other big-name talents, in tow

          A bad year for schools

          Binod Ghimire
          The current academic session is turning out to be the worst in recent memory

          Lives in peril

          Manish Gautam
          As the blockade and protests continue, patients struggle to get adequate medical care

          Stories of the Old

          Kaustubh Thapa
          When I photograph, their eyes engage me, their wrinkle lines reflect their experiences if not narrate their stories, and the curve of their lips sets the mood for the picture.

          Hundreds of Flowers, One Nepali Garland

          David Caprara
          When members of the Nepal government decided to finally put forth a new constitution this year, it is highly unlikely that they had anticipated the ocean of Madhesi protests that have come to engulf Terai. One can imagine that the passing of the new constitution was supposed to be something exclusively symbolic—a ribbon of hope pinned to a year of devastation brought forth by the April and May earthquakes.

          New power

          It seems that we, the people, can’t do anything about the blockade except watch the ping pong match that is happening between our incompetent government and Madhesi-Tharu politicians. Our good-for-nothing clowns have been holding talks to resolve the crisis but it seems that they are only getting together for the free doodh chiya and biskoot. They are not really interested to find ways to compromise and end the ‘black market’ festival.

          The untimely coalition

          Only when every major force is compelled to become accountable towards the citizens will the government create a conducive environment to resolve the current crisis

          In search of a saviour

          The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.