Flowers signal the arrival of Tihar (photo feature)

    Post Report, Oct 23 2016
    With Tihar, also known as the festival of lights and flowers, around the corner, floricultarists are busy plucking flowers in their garden.
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    House deliberations on impeachment motion against Karki on Tuesday

      Post Report, Oct 23 2016

      The Legislature-Parliament will start deliberations on the impeachment motion against suspended chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authoirty (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki, on Tuesday.

      In a meeting of House on Sunday, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar said the discussion on the proposal will commence at 3 pm on Tuesday. The impeachment motion against Karki was registered by 157 lawmakers from the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday evening.

      With UML already supporting the motion and Maoist also deciding in favour of it, the largest party in the parliament, Nepali Congress, is yet to come up with its official position on the motion. 

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      PM forms a donor coordination committee for reconstruction

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 23 2016
      Prime Minister and Chairman of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Consultative Council Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday formed the development assistance coordination and facilitation committee.

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      Nepal stands third in south Asia in terms of child marriage

      Kathmandu, Oct 23 2016
      representative file photo of child marriage
      Different awareness related programmes were organised to mark the International Day of Girl Child since October 21 across the country. Programmes were organised to raise awareness on the child rights, advocate for the implementation of laws that prohibit and prevent child, early and forced marriages.

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      Main News

      AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

      BBC, Oct 23 2016
      US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn).
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      Maoist Center to support impeachment motion against Karki

      Post Report, Oct 23 2016
      The ruling CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to support the impeachment motion and oust CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki.
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      Country on path of peace, stability, says Prez Bhandari

      Post Report, Oct 23 2016
      President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said the country is now moving forward in the path of peace, prosperity and stability.
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      The High Court on Friday cleared All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) to go ahead of with its scheduled election that will elect president and vice-president on October 24.

      The court had on September 30 issued a stay order to halt the election procedure responding to a writ petition filed by referee committee’s Binod KC and the football governing body’s former general secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi. The duo had filed the writ claiming that the impending election was illegitimate. The court had summoned five defendants, including Sports Minister Daljit Shripali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Bista and Anfa, on  Oct 21.

      Acting Anfa president Narendra Shrestha and vice-president Karma Tshiring Sherpa are fighting for the top post in the football governing body. The regional football governing body— the Asian Football Confederation—had directed Anfa to hold elections for new president after Fifa slapped a 10-year ban on disgraced former president Ganesh Thapa for bribery and corruption.

      The Anfa general assembly will also elect a new vice-president to fill the vacancy left after the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha, who had died over a year ago. Former national team goalkeeper/skipper Upendra Man Singh, ex-central committee member Dipak Khati and Mani Kunwar are running for vice-president post.

      SS Events, an event management company, has completed all the preparations for the third Century Bank Corporate Super Sixes tournament that kicks off on Wednesday.

      A total of 19 corporate houses are competing in the tournament to be played at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Kantipur Media Group, Century Bank, Civil Bank, NIC Asia Bank, Prabhu Bank, Nabil Bank, Nepal SBI Bank, Machhapuchhre Bank, Kumari Bank, Jyoti Bikash Bank, NCC Bank, NMB Finance, ICFC Finance, Ruslan, Subisu, Nepal Telecom, Sipradi Trading and Nimbus are the participating teams.

      The teams are divided into six groups with the top two teams after league stage making it to the pre-quarterfinals. Four best runners-up teams with highest net run-rate will also join the group winners and runners-up in the last 16. SS Chief Executive Officer Raman Shiwakoti said the organisers are expecting a good tournament.

      “We would like to thank everyone who have been supporting this event. We are trying to promote Nepali cricket and corporate cricket is a good start for us. We are expecting some tough competitions for the tournament,” said Shiwakoti. Century Bank Deputy CEO Jeevan Bhattarai lauded the effort from SS Events.

      “Every since our establishment, Century Bank has been trying to contribute in the development of cricket. The Super Sixes is a good concept that brings all corporate house together. The tournament has grown up well and we are happy to be a part of it,” said Bhattarai.

      The five-over-a-side tournament will see each team consisting of six players battling in the field with white ball and colour clothing. Player of the tournament and other individual winners are assured of prizes. Sipradi Trading are the defending champions.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      Some things you cannot fix

      PUNAM GHIMIRE, Oct 02 2016
      I never knew when she would appear. She’d open windows to the cold air and steal the covers from my bed. I felt sure she didn’t act alone. She had a bevy of her girls assisting her. I was really up against a force stronger than I could handle
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      Editor's Pick

      House to set ball rolling to impeach Karki from Sunday

      Binod Ghimire, Oct 21 2016
      A Parliament meeting on Sunday is set to fix the date and time for theoretical discussion on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki. Karki’s status as Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority chief is currently suspended following the registration of the impeachment motion.
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      Saturday Features

      Many origins of an ancient people

      Many scholars of Nepali society and culture argue that Gopal Singh Nepali’s The Newars is the first detailed work on any Nepali ethnic group. Written in the late ’50s, when the author was a scholar at Bombay University, it not only granted him a doctorate degree but also made him one of the most important names in Nepali sociology.

      Here, today

      Julia Schuster
      Here, today, sunshine and a feeling ofnew hope, wanting so much and needingyet to really sink in,to really take it all in,here. or has it all long begun?here, today unpacking the impressionslaying them out, opening them upresilience, strength, changes

      Lokman returns

      Lokman should have gone after the sharks after he took office. Then, we would have supported him, but he decided to just bully the small folks and leave the big chors alone

      A brave new world

      Avasna Pandey
      The inherent nature of power still seeks to influence the behaviour of other people. The point of departure here, however, is marked by this: if once the sword was used to influence behaviour, modern power relies on knowledge and information to do so

      Dance Sakhiya, Dance

      If you find yourself in the western region of Nepal around Dashain, there is one thing you don’t want to miss: the Sakhiya Naach.

      The Red Glass Dress

      Rachel McFadden
      There are 58 named shades of red but according to conceptual artist Ashmina Ranjit there are only two that matter.

      Preserving memories, sparking conversations

      The second iteration of Photo Kathmandu opened in Patan Museum, Patan Durbar Square on Friday, amid a crowd of artists, storytellers, the Valley’s denizens and photo enthusiasts from around the world. Now, the festival’s 12 print exhibition venues—all located around Patan’s core, and Bungamati—are open for public viewing. It will be impossible for one to go around and visit all the venues in one day, but it is certainly possible to choose a route and spend a few hours of your Saturday gazing at different images that tell different stories of different people and different spaces. We’ve come up with one that you can embark on today. It is a route that you can cover on foot, so put on your walking shoes, maybe grab a bottle of water, and start your weekend journey with Photo Kathmandu.

      Theatre of Dreams: A fortress once more

      Old Trafford has found an unlikely messiah in the once-hated Jose Mourinho as it looks to reestablish itself as an impossible venue all teams feared travelling to

      Post-Dashain syndrome!

      Offices will open but civil servants will not do any work till Tihar is over. They don’t do much during the rest of the year anyway