Sajha, Bibeksheel merge to form Bibeksheel Sajha Party

    Post Report, Jul 26 2017
    Photo Courtesy Kabin Adhikari
    Two recently formed political parties Ujjwal Thapa-led Bibeksheel Nepali and Rabindra Mishra-led Sajha Party have announced their unification on Wednesday.
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    New ministers to be sworn in at 4pm

      Post Report, Jul 26 2017
      The swearing in ceremony of the newly appointed ministers in the incumbent Nepali Congress-led government under Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is scheduled to take place at Sheetal Niwas at 4pm on Wednesday.
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      Maoist Center finalises ministerial candidtates

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 26 2017
      CPN (Maoist Center) has finalised nine names, most of them new ones, for six ministers and three state-ministers to be inducted in the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.

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      NC finalises names for ministers

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 26 2017
      After a long dispute, Nepal Congress finally finalised the names of its ministers on Wednesday.

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      Sikkim locals initiate letter campaign to Indian PM Modi for Gorkhaland state

      Post Report, Jul 26 2017
      Locals from the State of Sikkim in India have started a letter campaign in support of the Gorkhaland movement in a bid to pressurise the Indian central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the demand of separate Gorkhaland state.
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      Land Revenue staffer caught red handed with bribe in Bajura

      Post Report, Jul 26 2017
      A technician at the Land Revenue Office in Bajura has been arrested red handed while take bribe on Wednesday.
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      Unusual Indian security check hits Nepal’s trade

      Madhav Dhungana, Jul 26 2017
      The country’s imports and exports from Nepal-India border point at Bhairahawa in the west have been severely hit, as Indian border security personnel have started conducting thorough inspection of cargo vehicles.
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      World

      A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey and US Pacific Tsumani Centre said.

      The quake struck at 11:34 am, some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering Island off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Reuters.

      The epicentre was west of Attu, the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

      The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned earlier that "hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicentre." But it later said that based on all available data the tsunami threat from this earthquake had passed.

      The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 7.7 before being revised down to 7.4 and finally upgraded to 7.8, a major quake normally capable of causing widespread and heavy damage when striking on or near land.

      The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks, including several above magnitude 5.0. 

      At least 20 people died and more than 50 others were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, according to Reuters.

      Those, who were killed and injured in the incident, are civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said.

      There was no immediate claim of responsibility but insurgent groups, including the Taliban and Islamic State have in the past targeted banks where police, soldiers and other government employees collect their pay.

      Last month, at least three people were killed and many wounded in an attack on a bank in the eastern city of Gardez.

       

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      Sikkim locals initiate letter campaign to Indian PM Modi for Gorkhaland state

      Post Report, Jul 26 2017
      Locals from the State of Sikkim in India have started a letter campaign in support of the Gorkhaland movement in a bid to pressurise the Indian central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the demand of separate Gorkhaland state.
      full story »

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      Across the hills and far away

      Saurav Bikram Thapa, Jul 23 2017
      Kumal was merely fifteen when he was accosted one afternoon by his elder brother, who told him that a family in Kathmandu required his services.
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      Saturday Features

      The post-Adhunik minstrel

      Post Report
      Listening in to Rajan Shrestha’s debut EP, Cinema, you are bound to be transported to another time and place. In the four tracks that make up the EP, Shrestha—who performs under the moniker Phatcowlee—has taken samplings of the Adhunik Music that burst into the Nepali consciousness in the 60s and 70s, and used it as a springboard to invite listeners onto a sonic rollercoaster that traverses through the depths of melancholia, the heavy fog of nostalgia and the lightness of partaking in a novel experiment.

      Madcap misfire

      OBIE SHRESTHA
      If you enjoyed Barfi! as much as I did, you’ll no doubt have been looking forward to the new Jagga Jasoos, a project that reunites director Anurag Basu and actor Ranbir Kapoor for the first time since their 2012 outing.

      Eyes wide shut

      Prateebha Tuladhar
      She’s dead,” she said, as I stuffed my mouth with the panipuri she had thrust before me on a tiny steel plate.I asked, who, through my stuffed mouth. And she said, “Taatey—the dog with black and white patches.”

      Our lives don’t matter

      Guffadi
      A ten-year old girl dies when she falls in an open manhole while another school kid barely survives. We are all angry at our chors but they seem to have other priorities at hand.

      Kathmandu knows me too well

      Shuvechchhya Pradhan
      Kathmandu doesn’t flinchwhen I openly flirt with Patan and Pokhara.He doesn’t show any sign of envy or anger,he pretends not to notice.

      No go-around

      Mukesh Dangol
      A typical day at the Lukla Airport—high volume of air traffic and deteriorating weather. According to standard procedures, I along with my manager decide to close the airport. Having worked as Air Traffic Controllers for two years at what has been dubbed the “world’s most dangerous airport”, we both know that the weather here can turn in the blink of an eye.

      The hills are alive

      This monsoon, I found myself embarking on yet another enchanting journey—a five-day trek along the Manaslu Circuit.

      Making sense of the media

      MOHAN GURAGAIN
      There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether.

      Free Money

      Guffadi
      The Office of the President wants an additional Rs 120 million to buy vehicles to escort our President around town. I think our government wallahs think that it is better to waste our taxpayers’ money rather than saving us a few Rupees.