Sixth Made in Pakistan trade expo kicks off

Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 07 2015
Visitors throng the stalls of Made in Pakistan expo, which began on Tuesday in Kathmandu.
The sixth edition of the Made in Pakistan expo kicked off at the United World Trade Centre on Tuesday.

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Main News

Strikes and fuel shortage hit dairy farmers hard

Dairy farmers in Makawanpur have been heavily affected by ongoing Tarai banda, with collection centres not purchasing milk citing lack of transport services to supply dairy products to major markets.
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3 state-backed banks reopen

Post Report, Oct 07 2015
Three large state-backed banks have reopened 127 out of the 284 branches that were closed during the 1996-2006 conflict in a bid to expand their services.
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Pvt sector urges PM to act to end stalemate

Post Report, Oct 07 2015
A delegation representing the private sector met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday and urged him to take the lead in resolving the unofficial blockade by India and the unrest in the Tarai.
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Nepal’s AFC Under-19 Championship Qualifiers campaign ended in a low note losing 3-0 to Jordan in their last Group ‘E’ match at the Samen All Aemeh Stadium in Iran on Tuesday.
Having opened up the tournament with a humiliating 10-0 loss to title contenders Iran, Nepal—with one point— needed a huge-margin victory to stay in race for the 2016 Finals. However, the slim hopes also vanished after Jordan took control of the match scoring two early goals.
Anas Ahmad Mahmoud Hammad opened the scoring for Jordan striking in the sixth minute before Hijazi Maher Hijazi doubled the lead in the 14th. Abdallah Ibrahim struck in the second minute of the four-minute added on time in the second half.
The defeat saw Nepal finish at the bottom of four-team standings. After suffering crushing defeat from the hands of Iran, Nepal salvaged some pride holding Kuwait to a 1-1 draw. Kuwait had defeated Jordan 2-1 in their tournament opener on October 2.
A total of ten group winners and five best second placed teams will qualify for the Finals with hosts Bahrain receiving an automatic qualification. If Bahrain finish top of their qualifying group or end up as one of the five second best placed teams, another best runner-up will get the chance.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

The Not So Great Storywriter

Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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Saturday Features

The things left unsaid

The things left unsaid
take on strange powers,
especially at night.

Rage against the machine

When the earthquake struck five months ago, it felt as though it had shaken the nation’s core for the better. The media, for the first time in ages, seemed to have been forced toinform people about things apart from what leaders said or did on a particular day.

Bumbling Clowns

We know that our incompetent government and our lazy civil servants really don’t know how to run this country. So let us not be surprised that our government has no clue how to resolve the crisis in Tarai and work with India to let the goods stranded in the border to enter our land.

Let there be sight

I’ve never seen anything like it. The transformations I’ve been witnessing, have stirred me for life, to say the least.A woman’s being able to see once again, after three years of blindness—imagine what that feels like.

Chronicling a legend

Timothy Aryal
The first scene opens with motion pictures on the wall, accompanied by noises, narrating the Mahabharata as it appears in BP Koirala’s shortest novel, Modi Aayin. Excerpts from BP’s novels and short stories are staged inthe form of vignettes woven into the play.

Clash of the worlds

Preena Shrestha
There are attempts at something resembling self-reflexivity in the newly released Highway to Dhampus. In what can be read as almost a personal disclaimer on the part of director Rick McFarland...

No end in sight

Rajesh Khanal
Raj Kumar Kunwar, a taxi driver who hails from Sindhupalchok, has been waiting for a day and a half to fill up his cab’s tank. Kunwar, who is currently in queue at the Nepal Police-owned petrol pump in Naxal, just to receive about nine litres of petrol, says he has been operating his taxi only once in three days for the last week.

Medical education in jeopardy

Manish Gautam
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, which occurred earlier this year, the hospitals in the country struggled to cope with providing services.

I will live on. Despite you

Dipti Sherchan
They say I have become a woman, a state-less woman, an invisible woman, a second class citizen, a third class existence, a blob of some sort gliding through public vehicles and busy streets. Thisparticular blob happens to also have two protruding blobs that constantly get grabbed and a gaping hole that is persistently abused. I do not know how I became this blob.