Morcha protestors chased away in Birgunj, LPG bullets enter

    Post Report, Feb 06 2016
    Indian entrepreneurs have chased away Madhesi Morcha cadres who went to shut the Birgunj-Raxual border on Saturday. The situation of the border area is normal after the incident.
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    Unidentified assailants fire bullets at NC local leaders in Dhanusha, one killed

      Post Report, Feb 06 2016

      Nepali Congress local leader Nashim Raya has been shot by some unidentified assailants at Ganeshnath Charman Municipality-2 in Dhansuha district on Saturday. Thirty-five-year-old Raya was booth representative at Nepali Congress’s regional conclave in the district.

      Seriously injured Raya is admitted at Janakpur Hospital. Preparations are underway to bring him to Kathmandu for treatment.

      In the similar incident, NC leader Rajendra Prasad Yadav was shot dead by an unidentified gang at Balabakhar in the district at around 9:30 last night.  He was 50 years old.

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      Eight die, six injured in microbus accident

      Post Report, Nuwakot, Feb 06 2016
      Eight people died and six got injured in a microbus accident at Madanpur in Nuwakot on Saturday.

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      Over 60 cargo carriers roll into Birgunj after 135 days

      BHUSAN YADAV, BIRGUNJ, Feb 06 2016
      Cargo trucks enter Birgunj from Raxaul, India, after local residents forcefully opened the border on photo: bhusan yadav
      Frustrated by the prolonged protests, local residents and businessmen on Friday forcefully opened the Birgunj-Raxaul border, allowing cargo trucks and vehicles to cross freely into Nepal from neighbouring India.

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      Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan

      BBC, Feb 06 2016
      An earthquake has toppled several buildings in the south Taiwan city of Tainan, killing at least three people.

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      Swimmers Shah, Singh set national records

      RAJU GHISING, Guwahati, Feb 06 2016
      Nepali swimmers Sofia Shah and Gaurika Singh set national records during the 12th South Asian Games here on Saturday.

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      Main News

      Quake-hit school runs classes under open sky

      AASH GURUNG, Feb 06 2016
      After the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 destroyed the school building of Bindabasini Primary School of Pachok VDC-3 in Lamjung district, the school has been running its classes under the open sky.
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      Congress constituency conventions convened

      Post Report, Feb 06 2016
      The Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday held its electoral constituency conventions across the country to elect representatives for the party’s upcoming general convention scheduled to be held in Kathmandu on March 3-6.
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      Mahato talks to Oli, flies to Capital

      Post Report, Feb 06 2016
      Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato on Friday had separate telephone conversations with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the recent political developments.
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      Australia allrounder Shane Watson was the costliest buy at the Indian Premier League auctions Saturday as he was picked up for $1.4 million by Royal Challengers Bangalore.

      Watson went for five times his base price and will join the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle who have been retained by Bangalore.

      Watson, who struck an unbeaten 124 against India in a recent T20 game, was bid for aggressively in the opening session which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad buy allrounder Yuvraj Singh for just over one million dollars and Rising Pune Supergiants take England's Kevin Pietersen for $515,000.

      Watson earlier played for Rajasthan Royals, which is suspended for two years along with Chennai Super Kings after their officials were found to be in touch with illegal bookmakers during the 2013 season.

      South African allrounder Chris Morris went for a surprisingly high price of just over a million dollars to Delhi Daredevils which already has his compatriots Jean-Paul Duminy and Quinton de Kock.

      Hyderabad bought pace bowler Ashish Nehra for $810,000 to add to batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Australian David Warner and New Zealand's Kane Williamson, and now also Yuvraj.

      Dale Steyn of South Africa and West Indian Dwayne Smith were both bought by Gujarat Lions for identical sums of $339,000 while pace bowler Ishant Sharma was taken by Pune for $560,000.

      A total of 351 players featured in Saturday's auction and they will join players either retained by franchises or players from Chennai and Rajasthan picked by Pune and Gujarat in a draft in December.

      Health & Style

      Saturday Features

      The tales we tell

      Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
      The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.

      In exile

      Atul K Thakur
      Well argued, well attempted—Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is among the most readable works of Salman Rushdie

      Desis know best

      Let us congratulate our Madhesi netas for running across the border to seek blessings from Bihari politicians regarding their protest programmes. It’s not only the clowns from Madhes but almost everyone except Bijukche who get both moral and financial support from the Desis to enhance their political career.

      Nepali patience and heritage conservation

      Dipesh Risal
      What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged

      Post-festival dispatch

      Pranaya SJB Rana
      The Nepal Literature Festival 2016 was an illuminating and ultimately humbling experience for this scribe

      The chaos of Ra Mailo

      Timothy Aryal
      Ra Mailo, a Nepali contexualisation of French playwright Jean Anouilh’s 1967 play, evokes the absurdities of life

      A stitch in time saves nine

      Lucia de Vries
      How is it possible for puppies to survive when they live in neighbourhoods that want to get rid of them?

      No party for young men

      With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling


      Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day