Govt registers constitution amendment proposal at parliament secretariat

    Post Report, Oct 07 2015

    The government has registered a proposal seeking to amend three articles of the new constitution at the Parliament Secretariat. 

    A Cabinet meeting on Wednesday took the decision to this effect in a bid address the demands of agitating Madhesi groups. 

    The proposal seeks to amend Article 42, Article 84, and Article 286 of the new constitution. 

    It has been learnt that the proposal seeks to amend the provision of inclusive in all government machineries mentioned in Article 42 with proportional inclusive system, and the provision of geography and population for electing people’s representatives mentioned in Article 84 with the new provision of prioritising population.

    Likewise, the provision of constituency delineation mentioned in Article 286 will take into account the new provision of Article 84 so as to ensure at least one constituency in a district. 


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    People gather outside Indian Embassy to 'donate petrol'

      Post Report, Oct 07 2015
      Nepali Twitteratis have gathered in front of the Indian Embassy at Lainchaur, Kathmandu to “donate” petrol after the Embassy asked Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) to provide gasoline for its motor vehicles as local stations have run dry due to the blockade by India.
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      Talks between govt team, Morcha fail to make headway

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 07 2015
      The second round of official talks between the government and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) held in Singhadurbar on Wednesday ended inconclusively.

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      Private vehicles barred from refuelling

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 07 2015
      File photo of a queue at a petrol pump in Capital.
      Government has decided not to provide fuel to private vehicles due to the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

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      140 goods-laden vehicles enter Nepal

      RSS, Biratnagar, Oct 07 2015
      A total of 140 trucks have entered Nepal from Rani Customs Office, Biratnagar on Wednesday.

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      Main News

      Eight policemen injured in Bhairahawa clash (Update)

      Post Report, Oct 07 2015
      Eight security personnel including Assistant-Sub Inspector Gyan Bahadur Kunwar were injured in a clash with protesters at Belhiya border checkpoint in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi on Wednesday.
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      NRB to distribute new currency notes from Sunday

      RSS, Oct 07 2015
      Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central bank of the country, is to circulate the new currency notes worth around Rs 57.86 billion to the general public from Sunday in view of the upcoming biggest festivals in Nepal, Dashain, Tihar and Chhat.
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      Grade 12 results out, 39.99 percent pass

      Post Report, Oct 07 2015
      The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has published the results of Grade 12 under humanities, management and education faculties.
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      Nepal’s AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifiers campaign ended in a low note losing 3-0 to Jordan in their last Group ‘E’ match at the Samen All Aemeh Stadium in Iran on Tuesday.
      Having opened up the tournament with a humiliating 10-0 loss to title contenders Iran, Nepal—with one point— needed a huge-margin victory to stay in race for the 2016 Finals. However, the slim hopes also vanished after Jordan took control of the match scoring two early goals.
      Anas Ahmad Mahmoud Hammad opened the scoring for Jordan striking in the sixth minute before Hijazi Maher Hijazi doubled the lead in the 14th. Abdallah Ibrahim struck in the second minute of the four-minute added on time in the second half.
      The defeat saw Nepal finish at the bottom of four-team standings. After suffering crushing defeat from the hands of Iran, Nepal salvaged some pride holding Kuwait to a 1-1 draw. Kuwait had defeated Jordan 2-1 in their tournament opener on October 2.
      A total of ten group winners and five best second placed teams will qualify for the Finals with hosts Bahrain receiving an automatic qualification. If Bahrain finish top of their qualifying group or end up as one of the five second best placed teams, another best runner-up will get the chance.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      The Not So Great Storywriter

      Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
      He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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      Saturday Features

      The things left unsaid

      The things left unsaid
      take on strange powers,
      especially at night.

      Rage against the machine

      When the earthquake struck five months ago, it felt as though it had shaken the nation’s core for the better. The media, for the first time in ages, seemed to have been forced toinform people about things apart from what leaders said or did on a particular day.

      Bumbling Clowns

      We know that our incompetent government and our lazy civil servants really don’t know how to run this country. So let us not be surprised that our government has no clue how to resolve the crisis in Tarai and work with India to let the goods stranded in the border to enter our land.

      Let there be sight

      I’ve never seen anything like it. The transformations I’ve been witnessing, have stirred me for life, to say the least.A woman’s being able to see once again, after three years of blindness—imagine what that feels like.

      Chronicling a legend

      Timothy Aryal
      The first scene opens with motion pictures on the wall, accompanied by noises, narrating the Mahabharata as it appears in BP Koirala’s shortest novel, Modi Aayin. Excerpts from BP’s novels and short stories are staged inthe form of vignettes woven into the play.

      Clash of the worlds

      Preena Shrestha
      There are attempts at something resembling self-reflexivity in the newly released Highway to Dhampus. In what can be read as almost a personal disclaimer on the part of director Rick McFarland...

      No end in sight

      Rajesh Khanal
      Raj Kumar Kunwar, a taxi driver who hails from Sindhupalchok, has been waiting for a day and a half to fill up his cab’s tank. Kunwar, who is currently in queue at the Nepal Police-owned petrol pump in Naxal, just to receive about nine litres of petrol, says he has been operating his taxi only once in three days for the last week.

      Medical education in jeopardy

      Manish Gautam
      In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, which occurred earlier this year, the hospitals in the country struggled to cope with providing services.

      I will live on. Despite you

      Dipti Sherchan
      They say I have become a woman, a state-less woman, an invisible woman, a second class citizen, a third class existence, a blob of some sort gliding through public vehicles and busy streets. Thisparticular blob happens to also have two protruding blobs that constantly get grabbed and a gaping hole that is persistently abused. I do not know how I became this blob.