33 kg gold smuggling case: Police arrest Gore’s accomplice

    Post Report, May 25 2018
    Police on Thursday arrested an accomplice of Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, the alleged mastermind of 33 kg gold smuggling case and subsequent murder of Sanam Shakya, an alleged carrier of smuggled gold who was electrocuted to death.
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    NSU protests against fuel price hike (In photos)

      Post Report, May 25 2018
      Nepal Students Union (NSU), the student wing of main opposition Nepal Congress (NC), organised a protest rally against the price hike of petroleum products on Friday.
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      $1.21b Nijgadh Int’l Airport project cleared for takeoff

      SANGAM PRASAIN, Kathmandu, May 25 2018
      The Environment Ministry has approved the environmental and social impact assessment of the planned $1.21 billion Nijgadh International Airport project in Bara paving the way for the construction of the much-delayed air hub. The Forest Ministry allowed the Tourism Ministry to conduct the study in February 2017.

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      Nepalis denied UT-Tyler grants receive scholarships from other US colleges

      Post Report, Kathmandu, May 25 2018
      Roman Shrestha
      Twenty-five of the 61 students, who were stranded after the US-based University of Texas (UT) at Tyler revoked full scholarships granted for their undergraduate programmes for the August intake, have got placement in several American universities.

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      Mission informs Malaysia about migrant issues

      Post Report, Kathmandu, May 25 2018
      The Nepali embassy in Malaysia has informed Malaysian authorities about Nepal’s call for scrapping all additional fees levied on Nepali workers.

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      Dahal’s NCP central member list upsets Maoist Centre aspirants

      Post Report, Kathmandu, May 25 2018
      Central Committee members of the newly formed Nepal Communist Party meet at the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Thursday.Shaligram Tiwari
      Former leaders of the CPN (Maoist Centre), which merged with the CPN-UML to form the Nepal Communist Party, have voiced dissatisfaction at the selection of 200 members from their side for the new party’s central committee, calling the process “undemocratic”.

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      14 gamblers detained in police raids

      Beni (Myagdi), May 25 2018
      Authorities crackdown on gamblers during raids at three different locations in Beni – the district headquarters of Myagdi – on Thursday busted 14 individuals.

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      Main News

      Head Constable's wife found hanging in police office canteen

      May 25 2018
      Wife of a serving police constable has been found hanging in a canteen located within the premises of the District Police Office, Bardiya.
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      Raped woman with mental disorders gives birth to child

      May 25 2018
      A mentally retarded woman who was raped has given birth to a child.
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      13 injured in lightning strikes

      May 25 2018
      At least 13 persons were injured in lightning strikes in the inner Madhes region of Dadeldhura.
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      Money

      World

      As many as 11 persons died and 19 others were injured when a speeding truck hit a group of Hindu pilgrims in Champawat district of Uttarkhand in India on Friday. The pilgrims were heading towards Purnagiri Temple to offer worship, according to The Times of India.

      The pilgrims from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh were on their way to the hilltop temple, well known in the region, when they were knocked down by a dumper truck coming from behind.

      The accident took place at 5am at Bichai, Tanakpur sub-divisional magistrate Anil Chanyal said.

      Nine pilgrims were killed on the spot and two others succumbed to their injuries while being taken to hospital, the district disaster management office in Champawat said.

      The group was following the `dolas' (palanquins) of Purnagiri Devi, placed on two tractors, when the accident happened, the Tanakpur SDM said.

      The devotees, still about 30 km from the temple, were travelling on foot as a mark of gratitude towards the deity for fulfilling their wishes, he said.

      The seriously injured pilgrims were admitted at a hospital in Khatima and the others taken to Tanakpur, he said.

      The dead included Vir Singh (18), Sonu (8), Vishal (17), Ram kumar (16), Deendayal (35), Babu (12), Kesher Singh (16), Ramswaroop (40), Sohan (40) and Kamal (19).

      They were all from Baheri in Bareilly district, the SDM said.

      Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives and asked Champawat district magistrate Ahmad Iqbal to ensure proper treatment to the injured.

       

      Entertainment

      Sports

      Engage, a non-profit organisation promoting social inclusion in Nepal, is organising the third Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships from June 2 to June 30.


      The 29-day tournament will be participated in by 15 teams—nine in men’s and five in women’s event—who will play each other in the round robin league before the top four meet in the playoffs. The matches will be played at the National Sports Council covered hall, Chhauni, St Xavier’s College and The British School, informed the organisers during a press conference on Wednesday.


      Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC), Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club (JWSC), Wheelchair Sports Association (WSA), Bodhistwas International Association (BIA), Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association (NSCISA), Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRA), Pokhara Wheelchair Basketball Team (PWBT), Nepalgunj Wheelchair Basketball Team (NWBT) and Chitwan Wheelchair Basketball Team (CWBT) will compete in the men’s event.


      WSA, BIA, NSCISA, JWSC and Women Wheelchair Basketball Association (WWBA) will compete in the women’s event. WWBA is the latest addition in the women’s event, while teams from Nepalgunj, Chitwan and Pokhara will be competing for the first time in the men’s event.
      National Youth Council Nepal is the co-convener of the tournament which has Turkish Airlines as the title sponsor and is supported by Governance Facility. Abdullah Tuncer Kececi, the general manager of the Turkish Airlines Nepal Country Office, said they are taking the tournament beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility. “This event has now become something very serious. We want to see it grow even further as time progresses,” said Kececi.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      She had a dream

      VINAYA GHIMIRE, May 20 2018
      Neither the girl nor the conjectures ever interested Sameer though. She was not to his liking—but the poems were beautiful
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      Escalate

      PRODUCTIVITY OVER NUMBER

      May 14 2018
      Vivek Jha, who has been the CEO of Nepal Life Insurance for six years, started his corporate journey as an auditor. Soon after acquiring his degree, he joined R Bajracharya & Co firm, working in the financial department, with the flexibility of working for various consultancy projects. He later joined NB Insurance Company, as DGM. After his experience in management, he joined Machhapuchchhre Bank as compliance and finance chief. In 2010, Jha had a breakthrough moment when he was offered the position with Nepal Life Insurance. In this interview with the Post’s Alisha Sijapati, Jha talks about team work and equity within an organisation and shares a few tips on leadership skills.
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      Saturday Features

      The yearning for a spiritual, peaceful space

      Nabaraj Lamsal is a familiar name in the field of Nepali literature, journalism, and cultural studies. The voice behind popular literary radio programmes Madhuban and Soor Sangam, 48-year-old Lamsal is also deputy director at the state-owned Radio Nepal.

      The ‘New’ Communists

      Guffadi
      Let us congratulate Oli and Prachanda for finally merging their two parties to create a big fat Communist party in the country. Yes, it took them seven months of chiya guff, whiskey talk and what not to finally get their thulo mancheys together to agree to create the biggest left party in the nation.

      We are headed north

      They say travelling is the best therapy and I couldn’t agree more. Whenever I need a break from the mundane, I long for the blues and the greens, for the hills and the mountains. There is a reason Nepal attracts so many seeking to draw from this boundless fountain of tranquility, why not drink to your fill?

      A gloomy classic comes alive

      SANDESH GHIMIRE
      In a span of two months, two separate adaptations of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters have been staged in Kathmandu’s theatres. The first one was the English adaptation, Three Sisters, staged at the Kunja Theatre in March, and there is an ongoing Nepali adaptation, titled Tin Bahini, at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali.

      Spy vs reality

      OBIE SHRESTHA
      With an intriguing premise about a Kashmiri girl who marries into an influential military family in Pakistan with the objective of gathering vital intelligence on happenings in that country for the benefit of the Indian government, and starring two of Hindi cinema’s most talented young actors in the form of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, the new Raazi appears plenty promising at first glance.

      The Pull of the Thrill

      Yukta Bajracharya
      A year ago, my best friend, who is also my almost neighbour, asked me if I wanted to go pull the Buñga Dyah, also known as the Rato Machhendranath. Two of my other friends were also going.

      ‘My love for literature outweighed my career aspirations’

      On the occasion of BP Koirala’s birth centenary in 2014, a nationwide-open Nepali essay competition was held. Over a hundred writers had submitted essays on BP Koirala’s place in Nepal’s cultural memory and in the end, Ram Prasad Panta’s work was declared the best. Born in Baletaksar, Gulmi in 1953, Panta studied Sanskrit from a young age and graduated in Shastri, a degree in Sanskrit, from Benaras. Since he returned to Nepal in 1976, he has been continuously involved in Nepali literature—be it writing for magazines or penning 28 books or establishing the literary magazine, Dayitwa.

      Transitioning to research in a subaltern university

      PRATYOUSH ONTA
      Although Nepal’s oldest university Tribhuvan University (TU) was founded in 1959 as a teaching-only university, within some years of its founding, research efforts had already begun there in many different central departments and research institutes. Some of this started happening during the second half of the 1960s when some students opted to do research for their MA and PhD theses. This “transitioning to research” process at TU is incomplete, much like our country’s march towards democracy.

      The good, bad and the ugly

      Guffadi
      The good thing about having India as our chimeki is that we don’t need a visa to cross the border. And of course, Indians don’t need one either. If the Desis think that they are like Amrikans then maybe we should consider ourselves Candians. We are much friendlier and laid back while the Desis do want to rule the world someday and do act like the Amrikans in the SAARC region.