Nepal capable enough to solve its internal problems: Chinese Vice-Premier

    Post Report, Mar 24 2017
    Vice-Premier of China Zhang Gaoli has said that Nepal is capable enough to solve its internal problems.
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    Chaite dhan farms in Nuwakot [in pics]

      Post Report, Mar 24 2017
      With the month of Chaitra in its full swing, farmers across the country are busy sowing Chaite dhan (pre-monsoon paddy) in their farms.
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      NRA data differs to Urban Ministry's by huge margin on rebuilt houses

      Kathmandu, Mar 24 2017
      The number of houses rebuilt after the earthquake uploaded in the official website of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) does not match the same data of the Ministry of Urban Development.

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      Chinese Defence Minister meets DPM Nidhi

      Kathmandu, Mar 24 2017
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      Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan, who is on a three-day formal visit to Nepal, held a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday.

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      Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life

      Associated Press, Mar 24 2017
      For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort.
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      Kadayat appointed NA’s spokesperson

      Post Report, Mar 24 2017
      Brigadier General Jhankar Bahadur Kadayat has been appointed as spokesperson and the Chief of Directorate of Pulbic Relations of Nepal Army effective from Friday.
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      Man in his late 20s held after major drug seizure in Dharan

      PRADEEP MONYANGBO , Mar 24 2017
      Police on Friday made public a youth arrested with a huge cache of controlled psychoactive drugs worth Rs 1 million from Dharan, Sunsari district. This was the largest seizure of drugs in the eastern town.
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      New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was still mulling over the make-up of his side ahead of Saturday's third test against South Africa with the Seddon Park wicket proving difficult to pin down.

      Pace bowling duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee have been ruled out of the match with the uncapped Scott Kuggeleijn brought into the 13 to provide cover, with Matt Henry and Neil Wagner expected to start.

      Williamson also suggested the hosts could consider picking two spinners in Mitchell Santner and Jeetan Patel, with just one all-rounder from Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme.

      "It's an interesting process, with so many injuries, to try and nut down the balance we want to go with," Williamson told reporters in Hamilton on Friday.

       

      "It (the wicket) never has a huge amount of pace but offers a little bit for the seamers, and I think that side of the block can be a little slower than the other side.

      "So there might be a little spin."

      Williamson was unsure as to whether uncapped all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn would make the side, but said he had been impressed by his performances in first-class cricket.

      Kuggeleijn has captured 166 first class wickets in 51 games and averages almost 31 with the bat.

      "He's an exciting prospect, been playing very well for a number of years at domestic level," Williamson added.

      "He's been one of the top performers with the ball in hand but has also scored a number of runs in that middle to lower order.

      "It's exciting for him to be involved."

      South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 after an eight-wicket victory in the second game at the Basin Reserve.

      Boult and Southee were not the only absentees for the last match in New Zealand's domestic programme, with senior batsman Ross Taylor also out injured.

      The hosts collapsed against South Africa in the second test, with Keshav Maharaj taking career-best figures of 6-40 on a pitch that was not offering much assistance to the left-arm spinner.

      Williamson said his team have to play better in Hamilton.

      "There's a number of young guys in the team and they're really looking forward to the challenge of playing one of the best teams in world cricket," he said.

      "We want to go out, show some fight, play a few shots, bowl in the right areas, be nice and aggressive and leave it all out on the field."

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      Dangling conversations

      Saurav Bikram Thapa, Mar 19 2017
      “….with certitude, Dai, I confide in you that I shall commit suicide at some point of time, plausibly at twenty seven, not because I would get all depressed or heartbroken but that, I would feel enough of love. Maybe too much love will kill me,” I said, rather dryly.
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      Saturday Features

      In between the lines

      As a photojournalist, I specialise in the culture and heritage beat, capturing regional and national jatras, festivals and rituals, and local people and places through my lenses.

      Heritage Reconstruction 2.0

      Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
      There is a nifty little galli that cuts through the heart of Thamel and connects Jyatha’s Chinatown to familiar haunts clustered around Chaksibari.

      Outside In, Inside Out

      Mira Mishra
      Women’s Studies and Gender Studies as academic programmes have been gradually gaining a foothold in Nepal.

      Which books deserve a sequel?

      THOMAS MALLON
      Some sequels seem fitting or inevitable (Rabbit reduxed and then rich and then resting in peace), while others, usually ones written by somebody besides the original and dead author, feel more like grave robberies. But the impulse toward exhumation can be hard to resist: After all, it’s Margaret Mitchell who’s dead, not Scarlett—right?

      Morning shows the day

      MOHAN GURAGAIN
      At Ratna Rajyalaxmi Campus in Kathmandu, MA English first year students can’t find seats on the bare iron-wood desk-benches if they do not make it to the single classroom fifteen minutes before the 6:15am class.

      Our first nations

      ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
      The debate on ethnic federalism makes for an interesting topic for several reasons. It talks about divesting some state power and granting them to smaller entities;

      Another new party!

      Guffadi
      We have hundreds of political parties in the country but only a dozen participate in the ‘Power Games’ and only a handful get to be part of a government at a time and help themselves with the loot. Yes, gather 10,000 signatures,

      Of the oppressed and the oppressors

      Timothy Aryal
      A boy meets a girl. They fall in love. They are of different castes. Their families do not accept their relationship. They run away. Conflict escalates. Finally, the lovebirds return home. The family continues to reject their union. Having exhausted all seemingly possible options, the pair commits suicide.

      Fear and loathing in suburbia

      OBIE SHRESTHA
      Photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is in a bit of a bind. He’s been seeing girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) for a good five months now, long enough that she wants him to meet her parents, spend a couple of days at their place.