Govt decides to issue ordinance

  • Medical education reforms
Manish Gautam, Oct 24 2017
The Cabinet on Monday decided to introduce an ordinance to enact a new law incorporating the provisions of the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill which could not get through Parliament earlier despite repeated calls by Dr Govinda KC who has been calling for major reforms in the medical education sector.
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Bank’s weakness helped criminals to hack into its system

  • NIC Asia cyber heist
RUPAK D SHARMA, Oct 24 2017
A cyber attack on NIC Asia Bank, which reportedly lost millions of rupees last week in the biggest-ever cyber heist in Nepal, was imminent, as the banking institution had allowed staff of the Information Technology (IT) Department to use computers deployed for SWIFT transaction to perform tasks like checking personal e-mails, the Post has learned.
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Ronaldo pips Messi to Fifa best player award

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2017
Portuguese and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the Fifa best male player for a second year amid a ceremony in London.

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Parties leave out women, Dalits in candidate selection

PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2017
Political parties have picked a very small number of candidates from women and Dalit communities for the first phase of federal and provincial elections under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category while candidates from indigenous communities number relatively higher.

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Yubaraj Bhusal appointed new chief executive officer of NRA

SANJEEV GIRI, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2017
Samjhana Tamang, 40, sits in front of her quake-damaged house at Dada Gaun of Mandan Deupur Municipality in Kavre. She says she is yet to receive any relief or housing aid from the government. Tamang, whose husband left her to marry another woman, has one son and one daughter. POST PHOTO: PRAKASH CHANDRA TIMILSENA
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), set-up to oversee the reconstruction works in the aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses, seems to have become a political playground for parties.

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3 govt officials caught red-handed with bribe

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 24 2017
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority caught three employees of Dharan-based District Administration Office (DAO) red-handed while receiving bribe from service seekers on Tuesday.

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Main News

Chhath festival begins from today

Post Report, Oct 24 2017
The Chhath festival observed as common cultural symbol of the Tarai is being celebrated as per religious tradition and much fanfare starting from Tuesday.
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Eight factory workers killed in Malaysia road accident

Oct 24 2017
At least eight factory workers were killed in an accident involving two buses and a van along the North South Expressway in Malaysia on Tuesday, The Star online reported.
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Myadi job lures migrant workers

TULARAM PANDEY, Oct 24 2017
Many Nepali migrant workers, who had come from India to celebrate the Dashain and Tihar festivals, have postponed their return to become temporary police personnel or Myadi Prahari for the upcoming elections.
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Money

Capital

Govt decides to issue ordinance

Manish Gautam, Oct 24 2017
The Cabinet on Monday decided to introduce an ordinance to enact a new law incorporating the provisions of the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill which could not get through Parliament earlier despite repeated calls by Dr Govinda KC who has been calling for major reforms in the medical education sector.
full story »

Entertainment

Sports

Nepal are all but out of AFC Futsal Championship finals contention after succumbing to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Kyrgyzstan in the Qualifiers in Tabriz, Iran, on Monday.

Nepal, who had slumped to a humiliating 14-1 defeat against Uzbekistan in their tournament opener on Sunday, are yet to open the account in Group ‘A’ that also consists of Turkmenistan. Only the top two teams from the group qualify for the finals to be played next year in Chinese Taipei.

Kyrgyzstan lead the standings with six points from two matches while Uzbekistan are second with three points but have played only one game. Nepal and Tajikistan, who will clash in their last match on Tuesday, are yet to open account in the points table.

Nepal conceded goal in the very first minute of the match and were 3-0 down by the interval. Alimov Maksat put Kyrgyz ahead and Tashtanov Aktai doubled the tally in the fifth minute before Baigazy Uulu Ulanbek made it 3-0 in the 13th. Skipper Kanetov Emil added another in the 21st and Aktai sealed the victory with his second goal three minutes from time in the 40-minute match. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are playing in the late fixture of the day.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

Gifts

Tushar Subedi, Oct 15 2017
White clouds had blanketed the mountain peaks spread across the horizon when they reached the top. I heard them complaining, “Where are the damn mountains? Did we just climb all the way up here for nothing?”
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Saturday Features

Teach your children well

Anbika Giri’s new children’s book, Hamro Kura Pani Sunnus, gives a peek into the psyche of the children and their vast emotional world.

Enchanted at Selfie Hill

Sandesh Ghimire
Manholes swallow school girls whole. Buses and micros paraglide off highways. Something slipped, we come to hear. In some cases it was the attention of the driver, and in others, it was the tyres that skidded because small boulders never got removed after a landslide.

Poll vault

MOHAN GURAGAIN
As three layers of elections are necessary to implement the federal structure outlined in the 2015 constitution, political parties are coming together to form electoral alliances or to announce party mergers.

No more constipation!

Guffadi
We are done with our local elections and as usual, it was the crooks and the corrupt who managed to win big with their muscles and money.

A jatra like no other

In Handigaun—an ancient quarter of Kathmandu—there is a popular myth that a woman in labour was calling out for her mother in pain.

Lost in translation

Timothy Aryal
Consider these lines excerpted from the epic poem The Conference of Birds, written by the twelfth century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar:

A pair of hauntings

OBIE SHRESTHA
Watching two new films back-to-back—both pertaining, broadly, to the realm of supernatural fiction, but utterly dissimilar in most other ways—has made for some interesting observations.

High-way

BHIM GHIMIRE, AASH GURUNG
When construction of a road linking Besisahar in Lamjung to Chame in the trans-Himalayan district of Manang began in 2010, the project invited plenty of scepticism.

Birds of a feather

Adarsha Dhakal
At 24, Tribhuvan Army Club’s (TAC) badminton prodigy Ratnajit Tamang has won almost everything he can domestically. His trophy cabinet is filled with 22 titles he has collected over the last five years,