2 die as bus overturns after being hit by stones pelted by Morcha protesters

    Post Report, Nov 27 2015

    Two people have died leaving nine other injured as a passenger bus over turned after being hit by stones thrown by the Madhesi Morcha protesters at Bhardaha-Koshi barrage road section of Saptari district on Friday morning.
    The passenger bus. Na 5 Kha 1665, that was being escorted by police personnel along the East-West Highway, lost control and over turned after being hit by stones pelted by the Morcha protesters at 5 am this morning.
    The injured have been taken to Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences where they are receiving medical attention.
    Among the deceased, Nirjala basnet, 9, of Tulsipur-7, Dhanusha has been identified. Meanwhile, an ATM card belonging to Jiwan Kumar Adhikari has been recovered from another victim. He is yet to be identified, said police.

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    Firing did take place on Nepali soil: Govt

    • Calls on Indian side for early probe, strong action against those involved
    • Police secure three bullet shells from Haripur area
    Post Report, Nov 27 2015
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday that its serious attention has been drawn to the incident of firing by Indian security forces in the Nepali territory on Wednesday morning, in which four Nepali nationals were injured.
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    26,000 litres of smuggled fuel seized

    Police on Thursday intercepted 15 vehicles that were smuggling petroleum products and cooking gas cylinders into Kathmandu Valley.

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    Nine injured as passenger bus veers off the road

    Post Report, BAGLUNG, Nov 27 2015
    Nine people were injured after a passenger bus veered off the road at Kimbot, Bihu VDC-2 along the Madhya-Pahadi Lokmarga in Baglung district on Friday morning.

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    Main News

    Man ferrying fuel set on fire in Morang

    A group of people on Thursday confiscated petrol from a man, doused him with the confiscated petrol and set him on fire at around 10am.
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    Backchannel efforts to carry talks forward

    After several formal attempts to negotiate a deal on the Madhes crisis failed to yield results, an “informal” exercise to narrow down the differences has begun with a cross-party panel holding backchannel negotiations, according to political leaders.
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    Indian leader Jolly meets PM Oli

    Post Report, Nov 26 2015
    Indian leader Vijay Jolly called on Prime Minister KP Oli at PM Office in Singha Durbar on Thursday. Jolly is parliamentarian from India’s ruling party BJP.
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    Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Paris attacks.On 13 November, 130 people died in attacks across Paris, with three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France where France took on Germany.

    French league games went ahead the following weekend without away fans.
    The Interior Ministry has extended the ban due to a "lack of police forces available" during the ongoing state of emergency and upcoming Climate Summit.

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    In search of a saviour

    The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.

    A New world order

    Madhukar Sjb Rana
    Let’s start with the basics: By ‘world order’, Henry Kissinger, in his book, World Order: Character of Nations and the Course of History, means “the concept held by a region or civilisation about the nature of just arrangement and distribution of power thought to be applicable in the entire world.

    Creating Nepal’s own Quartet

    John Narayan Parajuli
    The current conflict between the state and Madhes, the polarisation of the society between Madhesi and Pahadi communities has put a spotlight on the absence of a national conflict resolution mechanism.

    Traders in the Land of Snows

    Kamal Ratna Tuladhar
    The old Tibet trade is a celebrated period in Nepal’s history when commercial and cultural exchanges across the high Himalaya reached exalted heights. For over a thousand years, generations of merchants of Kathmandu have journeyed across the frozen passes in great mule caravans to conduct business in Lhasa and other trade centres in the Land of Snows.

    Documentaries in vogue

    Gaurav Pote
    As the 10th edition of Film Southasia (FSA) chugs ahead in full swing, documentary makers and enthusiasts are eager to celebrate and share the art of storytelling that documentaries are. But they have the rest—those new to the genre or non-inclined towards non-fiction films—wondering just what is it about these films that draws people to them.

    Double-O disappointment

    Preena Shrestha
    Bond is back, but looking a little worse for wear. Having notched up twenty-something films so far, divided into around half a dozen reboots, the franchise based on the novels of the late Ian Fleming has been chugging along dependably for more than 50 years, proving the most enduring film series of its kind.

    Nepal’s road to rap

    You might not know it, but Nepal is in its golden age of hip-hop. More artists than ever before are heading to the studio, to Youtube, and to the battle arena to create and showcase their skills. Nepali hip-hop—called Nephop by fans—is receiving a lot of online attention from Nepali fans at home and abroad, promoting a new generation of artists, many who have gained exposure through the online series Raw Barz.

    Cobbling from dreams

    Pratibha Tuladhar
    Binod (Bhim) Shakya, a repousse artist, abandons his hammer and chisel and goes to sleep on the floor, propping his head against a wooden block when he can’t make sense of work. The 41-year-old artist says it’s his thing to do when he becomes muddled in his head and doesn’t know how to proceed.

    A coterie of unequals

    So far, we have had a Madhesi and a woman President. But these efforts amount to little when it comes to addressing issues surrounding poverty and rectifying the asymmetrical distribution of power in our country.You just have to look at the student statistics of elite American universities to see it. The US lags behind Nepal, a country with a historically lopsided wealth-distribution system, in the GINI index (the former scores .41 as opposed to the latter’s .328), which measures a country’s economic inequality, but some of the best institutions in the US, which are meant to nurture and support the best and brightest minds in the world, give an opposite impression.