13 Indian SSB personnel released seven hours after detention

    Post Report, Nov 29 2015

    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.

    Jhapa Assistant Chief District Officer Dammaru Niraula informed that the Indian SSB personnel were released after intense talks with his Indian counterpart.

    The released SSB personnel have been handed over to SSB Commander DB Nagi, said Niraula.

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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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    Undetonated cylinder bomb found in Saptari

    Post Report, Kathmandu, 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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    Main News

    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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    Dassanayake leaves behind a legacy

    Adarsha Dhakal, Nov 29 2015
    National cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake bade farewell to Nepal on Saturday after a successful four-year stint during which period he put the country on the global sporting map
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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.