Nine people killed in Dhankuta bus accident

    RAMESH CHANDRA ADHIKARI, Jul 28 2016
    Nine people were killed and over a dozen injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Parewadin-5 in Dhankuta district on Thursday.
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    Monsoon wreaks havoc: Flood, landslide death toll rises

    • At least 77 people killed since Monday, nine still missing in Pyuthan district hit hardest with 36 deaths
    POST DISTRICT BUREAU, Jul 28 2016
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    Death toll from flooding and landslides across the country continued to rise on Wednesday, as government authorities scrambled to put in place a disaster management system.
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    Resolve boundary row first: Madhesi, Janajati leaders

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
    Madhesi and Janajati leaders have said that the ongoing row over the federal boundaries should be resolved before holding the local elections and urged the Nepali Congress and the Maoist Centre to find a solution to the Tarai crisis before making preparation for the polls.

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    NC, Maoist Centre for holding local elections in Feb-March

    SARIN GHIMIRE, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
    The Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday agreed on a tentative plan to hold local body elections by February-March.

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    Dahal to urge UML leadership to support consensus govt

    TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu, Jul 28 2016
    Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is poised to become the next Prime Minister, said on Thursday that he has been holding talks with the CPN-UML leadership.

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    Main News

    Saptari’s Tilathi tense as Indian side starts building dam unilaterally

    ABADESH KUMAR JHA, Jul 28 2016
    The Indian side has started the construction works of a dam near Tilathi, Saptari at the border between Nepal-India by transgressing the Dasgaja area.
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    Monsoon Mayhem: Rs 750m sought for disaster mgmt

    Post Report, Jul 28 2016
    The Central Disaster Relief Committee (CDRC) chaired by Home Minister Bhim Rawal has demanded Rs 750 million for disaster management in the wake of devastating floods and landslides across the country.
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    Transitional justice: CIEDP says it has screened 60pc of total plaints

    DEWAN RAI, Jul 28 2016
    The Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) has screened 1,800 of the 2,780 complaints that the commission has received till date.
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    Money

    National

    Floods damage crops of millions of rupees

    Jul 28 2016
    The floods have caused the loss of millions in agriculture sector in different parts of Rupandehi district. The floods have affected ostrich farm causing the loss of over 80 ostriches and has eroded the land plot as well, said CP Sharma, operator of the Ostrich Nepal Private Limited.
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    Entertainment

    A new art website, artsansar.com, was launched in the Capital amid a function held at the Mithila Yain Art Gallery in Thamel on Tuesday. The launch coincided with the opening of the art show, International Group Art Exhibition, at the gallery.

    The new website, developed by Optisoft in collaboration with the gallery, aims to provide a platform for artists to display their artworks, articulate their visions and also network with art enthusiasts and potential buyers in the local and the global market.

    “The exhibition was organised, in part, to bring light to the website, which plans on promoting Nepali arts in the global market. We plan on having artist’s create profiles on the website and connect with art lovers in Nepal as well as abroad,” said Rakesh Kumar Shah of Optisoft at the launch.

    Curator and artist Shyam Sundar Yadav added that the launch of the website is a milestone in the Nepali art sector. He further said that the MithilaYain Gallery would be collaborating with Optisoft to conduct art exhibitions, workshops, camps and residential workshops in the future.

    “The launch of the website is a landmark for the art industry in Nepal. Artists usually prefer to

    stay aloof and sometimes make very few connections and networks outside their art circles. So they need somebody else to promote them.

    This website will help artists who are not in the limelight to connect with like-minded artists and potential buyers,” said the artist Bijay Maharjan at the event.

    A beta version of the website is already online.

    The international exhibition features 30 artists from five different countries with the genres ranging from traditional art, Mithila art to modern fusions.

    It will continue at the gallery until July 29.

    Sports

    Eastern Region pipped Far-Western Region on net run-rate on Monday to set the NSC National Women’s Twenty20 Championship title clash against Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club.

    The rain played spoilsports in the ‘winners take all’ Group ‘B’ match at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Far-Western were down at an embarrassing 7-6 in 7.2 overs when rain intervened to cancel the entire game. As it stood, both team finished on three points from two games in the three-team pool and Eastern sneaked into final courtesy their better net run-rate. APF advanced to the final from Group ‘A’ on Sunday with a nine-wicket win over Mid-Western Region on Sunday.

    In another inconsequential Group ‘A’ match, Mid-western Region defeated Central Region by five wickets. Central Region scored 57-4 in the rain-reduced 10-over match and Mid-Western achieved their target in the last ball of their innings, making 60-5. Player-of-the-match Laxmi Chaudhary scored an unbeaten 39 runs for the winners.

    The tournament featured six teams--five regional and APF Club--with the champions walking away with Rs 100,000. The runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. The teams were divided into two pools of three with top team from each group playing for the title. The tournament will serve as the basis for the team selection for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier-Asia, to be held in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on October 9-15. Apart from hosts Hong Kong and Nepal, China and Thailand are the two other teams vying for one berth available for Asia in the global qualifying tournament.

    A Cricket Coordination Committee formed under NSC member Sailesh Karmacharya is overseeing the tournament. The NSC is organising the tournament in the absence of cricket governing body of late. The International Cricket Council on April 25 suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), saying that it is in a state of leadership vacuum due to the dual existence of the governing committees.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    There and back again

    Anusha Neupane, Jul 24 2016
    As he ran through the alley, a warm blast of air hit his face. And just like that, he was back in 2014, in the front porch of his house
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    Saturday Features

    One dog at a time

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.

    Life on the edge

    MOHAN GURAGAIN
    In his debut venture, Mitra Prasad Uprety maintains a delicate balance between spiritual meditation and humanitarian thought

    Border connections

    Atul K Thakur
    The old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not yet totally irrelevant. It makes sense to you when you negotiate through the Nepal-India borders, which are open but not really friendly. Having lived and travelled across most the prominent borders entry points between these two countries, I have experienced over the years the sheer hollowness of oft-repeated claims of ‘friendly ties’.

    All hail the number game

    SARIN GHIMIRE
    At a time when the country is struggling with implementing the new constitution, the present political vacuum is highly unfortunate

    Let it go!

    Guffadi
    It seems that politicians in our Shark region want to hang on to power until they drop dead. Our netas never retire until the day they leave Earth for hell. Our national top comedian, Konfused Pampered Oli does not want to resign even when he knows that he does not have the numbers to continue to lead the government. After all, a week more and you can dole out millions of rupees from the state treasury to you near and dear ones with utter disregard for the law. And you can transfer your chamchas to lucrative postings before the other guys show up and do their thing.

    Guilty pleasures

    Mark Harris
    If you’ve seen this video before, the title of this article alone may leave you groaning. But if it triggers nothing, allow yourself to take a stroll down low brow meme memory lane. Sunday Morning Love You was released way back in 2013 (ancient by YouTube standards), but it has become a classic in its right.

    A frolic through Giant Country

    Preena Shrestha
    Along with pitch-perfect performances from the cast, Steven Spielberg and his team of digital magicians have served up an extravagant, whimsical and thoroughly satisfying rendition of Roald Dahl’s The BFG

    Last women first

    Pratichya Dulal
    Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat

    Antibioticonomics

    Manish Gautam
    The successful administration and commercialisation of antibiotics has proved to be a boon for mankind. But can we remain complacent about it?