Seeds of change

  • Community Seed Banks are not only helping farmers in times of dire need, they are also preserving local seed varieties endangered by the influx of hybrid seeds
PRAGATI SHAHI, Oct 01 2016
Community Seed Banks are not only helping farmers in times of dire need, they are also preserving local seed varieties endangered by the influx of hybrid seeds
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Two-tier court to deal with war-era cases

  • Transitional justice
DEWAN RAI, Oct 01 2016
A two-tier special court comprising a trial court and an appeal court with three judges in each level has been proposed in a draft bill to deal with conflict-era cases.
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All domestic flights from KTM sold out

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 01 2016
All domestic flights out of Kathmandu have been sold out as the Dashain travel rush, the largest annual migration in Nepal, begins.

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Social Science Baha refutes CIAA charges

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 01 2016
Taking exception to a statement issued by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on September 25, Social Science Baha (SSB) has said the anti-graft body had distorted facts and misrepresented the documents that were provided to it.

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Ghatasthapana today as Dashain begins

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 01 2016
The Dashain festival starts from Saturday as Ghatasthapana is being observed by sowing seeds of Jamara (sacred plants) at home and temples.

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Main News

UML, RPP-N to vote against Upadhyay

Binod Ghimire, Oct 01 2016
Two opposition parties, which were coalition partners in the earlier government, have decided to vote in the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee against the nomination of Deep Kumar Upadhyay as Nepal’s ambassador to India, protesting against reappointment of the envoy recalled by the KP Oli-led government.
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PM Dahal did meet Chaudhary: MP

Post Report, Oct 01 2016
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, during his state visit to India earlier this month, met a person accused of involvement in the Tikapur carnage, Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik Chief Whip Yogendra Chaudhary has confirmed.
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Infectious mites found in 70 pc of mice samples

Post Report, Oct 01 2016
Around 70 percent of the samples taken from mice caught from various parts of Chitwan have been found carrying the type of mite that are associated with scrub typhus disease.
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Money

Sports

Colors X-Factors entered into the final of the Everest Premier League after its match against Vishal Warriors was called off due to wet pitch conditions on Saturday.

Colors had one point lead over the Warriors before going into the match. The pitch was deemed unfit to play due to wet conditions and the match was called off.

Colors will play against Panchakanya Tej for the title on Monday.

Khumaltar Youth Club climbed to seventh position in the Martyrs Memorial ‘B’ Division League after their 4-2 success over Mahabir Youth Club at the Anfa Complex in Satdobato on Friday.

Khumatar, who was languishing at 11th, now have 15 points with 12 games with just one round remaining. Mahabir are doomed for relegation as they have only four points from 12 matches.  Khumaltar went ahead early in the seventh minute through Saroj Raut goal before adding the second in the 36th minute. Niresh Dulal made it 3-0 in the 43rd minute but Bikash Gurung pulled one back for Mahabir from the penalty spot. However, Khumaltar extended the margin to 4-1 when Sabir Chaudhary slammed home the fourth goal. When Umesh Thapa struck late in the injury time it was too late for Mahabir.

Madhyapur Youth Association (MYA) recorded a narrow 2-1 win over Nayabasti in another game at Anfa Complex. Vizon Gurung scored the winner in the 4oth minute after Mohan Gurung had cancelled out Nishan Basnet’s fourth minute lead for MYA.

MYA lie 11th in the points table with 13 points from 12 games, while Nayabasti are one place up at 10th with 13 points. Both teams have just one game in hand.

The Court issued stay order on Friday to halt Anfa election procedure responding to a writ petition filed by referee committee’s Binod KC and the football governing body’s former general secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi.

The duo had filed the writ claiming that the October 24 election was illegitimate. The court also summoned five defendants, including Sports Minister Daljit Shripali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Bista and Anfa, on  Oct 21. Anfa spokesperson and CEO Indra Man Tuladhar said they are yet to get official information on the court order.

Anfa, which is electing a new leader through the general assembly, is currently gripped by election fever with current acting president Narendra Shrestha and vice-president Karma Tshiring Sherpa fighting for the top post. Regional football governing body Asian Football Confederation had directed Anfa to hold elections for new president after Fifa slapped a 10-year ban on disgraced former president Ganesh Thapa for bribery and corruption.

Shrestha has been holding the post in the interim. The general assembly will also elect a new vice-president to fill the vacancy following the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha, who had died over a year ago. Former national team goalkeeper Upendra Man Singh, ex-central committee member Dipak Khati and Mani Kunwar have filed candidacy for the position of vice-president.

 

Colors X-Factor kept themselves in the hunt for a place in the final of the  Wai Wai Everest Premier League after a thrilling win over Jagdamba Rhinos  in the one-over eliminator on Friday.

The match was tied, forcing the one-over eliminator where Rhinos made 10-2  and X-Factor replied with 11-0 in five balls. Earlier, X-Factor had scored  112-8 and Jadgamba replied with 112-9 in 20 overs. The result meant  X-Factor and Vishal Warriors, who lost against Panchakanya Tez in the day’s  another game, will clash for the second and last spot for the final. Tez  had also assured their place for the final prior to Friday’s match.

X-Factor skipper Gyanendra Malla and Rajesh  Pulami Magar top scored with 29 runs each. Sompal Kami (3-25) and Nizamuddin Halwai (3-15) were the pick of the Rhinos  bowlers. Skipper Shakti Gauchan also picked up 2-19. Kami and Pawan Sharraf  scored 19 runs each for Rhinos. Sanjam Regmi took 4-14 for X-Factor.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

The wind in his hair

Sajana Acharya, Sep 25 2016
Science believes that the more similar the two worlds are the people get stuck with each other. Maybe we two are more than similar, which is why I am drawn to his world
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Saturday Features

Half-lion of politics, reformer of economics

Atul K Thakur
For too long, history has been unkind to PV Narasimha Rao, a man who did not shed his finer sense of economics while leading his country

In our own lives

Subhaaya Shakya
It’s strange to have seen this person nearly every day of my life and to have no idea what his voice sounds like

Billion Rupee goats!

Guffadi
Let us wish each other a Happy Dashain and may we all have the strength to confront evil-doers and not pay them chiya kharcha

One Nepali in Brussels

Pranaya SJB Rana
To most, a new home is not easy to make but for the rootless, home is nowhere. But it can be everywhere

The new colour of violence

Kurchi Dasgupta
Pink is a very clever film. On one hand it pins down the regressive voice of traditional patriarchy. On the other, it does not subvert it but strengthens it from within. No steps are taken to dismantle it

No business like snow business

Astha Joshi
With interest among the youth peaking, and students who dabbled in the sport abroad returning, it might not be too far-fetched to imagine skiing as a viable sport and business in Nepal

Bodhisattvas and Bodhichittas of Timal (photo feature)

Kathmandu’s urban sprawl and congestion is frustrating at its Saturday best and downright soul-crushing during a Monday ‘office-time’ traffic jam. You may love this chaotic city, you may hate it, or you may love-to-hate it, but one thing is for certain, any prolonged stay in the Capital gets

Many cooks sweeten the broth

ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
House of Snow presents a well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal’s literary contribution

Fragments

Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
Again tonightThere is thunder and lightningA busy world is sound asleep.Screaming children and their crying mothers,Rebel sons and their silent fathers,Stoic daughters and their tired loversRocked to sleep by a quivering earthPerched on an axe blade.