Prime Minister Oli calls it quits

    Post Report, Jul 24 2016
    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli officially stepped down on Sunday nine months after assuming the post.
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    Dahal dubs Oli as 'good statesman'; DPM Thapa says 'No regrets' to working with PM

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 24 2016
    CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left a good impression of a statesman.

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    Police lathicharge on Dr KC supporters

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 24 2016
    Police on Sunday lathi-charged at the protesters who were on their way to picket Bhatbhateni-based the Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) head office expressing dissent over the anti-graft body's interference during the Kathmandu University medical entrance exams and calling Dr Govinda KC ‘mad’.

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    166 lives lost on Capital roads last year

    Kathmandu, Jul 24 2016
    A total of 166 people lost their lives in road accidents that took place in the Kathmandu Valley during the last fiscal year.

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    Main News

    Pacts signed by Oli govt will be implemented: Deuba

    Post Report, Jul 24 2016
    Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the pacts signed by KP Sharma Oli government will be implemented.
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    Govt urges prez to remove constitutional hurdles for new govt formation

    Post Report, Jul 24 2016
    The government has recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to invoke Article 305 of the Constitution to remove the constitutional the hurdles for the formation of a new government.
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    Discussions on no-trust motion underway in parliament

    Jul 24 2016
    Parliamentary discussions are underway on the no-confidence motion registered by some political parties including the main opposition Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center ) against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
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    Money

    Sports

    Sandeep Lamichhane, the mainstay of the Nepali national cricket team of late, has been a wonderful find by the former coach Pubudu Dassanayake.

    Impressed by his potential while on his visit to Chitwan, Dassanayake brought the kid to Kathmandu and nurtured him. The leg spinner did not disappoint the coach as he immediately broke into the U-19 squad. In January-February last year, the 16-year old played a key role in leading Nepal to their first ever quarter-finals in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. Lamichhane ended up as tournament’s second highest wicket-taker with 14 scalps.

    He also took a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul against Ireland. It was also fifth hat-trick in U-19 World Cup history. Lamichhane was likened to Australian legendary leg spinner Shane Warne and his videos of sharp-turning deliveries during the World Cup went viral in social media. The U-19 World Cup was his first international tournament before he impressed agains in Nepal’s ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) matches against Namibia in Kathmandu in April. The match against Namibia was his debut for senior team.

    He also had an opportunity to play alongside former Australia skipper Michael Clarke in the Hong Kong Blitz Twenty20 for Kowloon Cantons, a three-day event held on May 27-29. Impressed with his bowling skills, Clarke has offered Lamichhane a chance to play for his academy team—Michael Clarke Cricket Academy—in Sydney. He also represented Nepal in their historical game at Lord’s against Marylebone Cricket Club on Tuesday. 

    To add to his meteoric rise, Lamichhane has been nominated as one of the five nominees for the prestigious Pulsar Sports Award slated for Thursday. Lamichhane will contest for the People’s Choice award with women national team spiker Prativa Mali, table tennis player Nabita Shrestha, weightlifter Tara Devi Pun and footballer Nawayug Shrestha. The award is decided through SMS voting and Facebook likes.

    NSJF annually recognizes the sports personalities with awards in eight categories, evaluating on their achievements over the past one year. It had also announced five nominees each in the male, female, youth and coach of the year awards. The winners of lifetime achievement, special and para-athlete of the year award will be declared directly during the award function on Thursday.

    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?