Over 60 cargo carriers roll into Birgunj after 135 days

  • Border sees brisk vehicular movement after locals remove roadblocks
BHUSAN YADAV, Feb 06 2016
Frustrated by the prolonged protests, local residents and businessmen on Friday forcefully opened the Birgunj-Raxaul border, allowing cargo trucks and vehicles to cross freely into Nepal from neighbouring India.
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ICC U-19 world Cup: Nepal go down to B’desh but spirits are still high

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 06 2016
It was Bangladesh who were put under massive pressure before Zakir and Mehedi stole the show.
Nepal lost an opportunity to book semi-final berth on Friday as they lost to Bangladesh by six wickets in their ICC U-19 World Cup quarter-final match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur Bangladesh.

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PM to visit India from Feb 19

Post Report, NEW DELHI, Feb 06 2016
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to embark on India visit on February 19. Sources at the Nepali Embassy in India said PM Oli would reach New Delhi on the evening of February 19.

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Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan

BBC, Feb 06 2016
An earthquake has toppled several buildings in the south Taiwan city of Tainan, killing at least three people.

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Congress constituency conventions convened

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 06 2016
The Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday held its electoral constituency conventions across the country to elect representatives for the party’s upcoming general convention scheduled to be held in Kathmandu on March 3-6.

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Main News

Mahato talks to Oli, flies to Capital

Post Report, Feb 06 2016
Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato on Friday had separate telephone conversations with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the recent political developments.
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Evening Aarati in Pashupatinath (Photo feature)

Post Report, Feb 05 2016
Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as one of the holiest shrines of Hindus across the world. Priests and devotees perform ritual worships and offer prayers at the temple in the morning, day and the evening time daily.
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Public transport entrepreneurs halt services in Pokhara

Post Report, Feb 05 2016
Public vehicles have halted their services in Pokhara on Friday expressing dissent over the administration handing out route permits to new bus committees.
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Money

Sports

Nepali Women National Football team have begun their South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Bangladesh.

The Nepali team scored all the three goals in the first half of the game that was held at Shillong, India on Friday. With the win, the Nepali team have secured crucial three points.

Nepal will take on Maldives on Sunday.

India, Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka along with Nepal are participating in this edition of SAG.

The top and first runner-up from the Round Robin league will secure a spot in the finals.

Defending champions Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) entered the semi-finals of the second Mai Valley International Invitational Gold Cup football tournament with a struggling 2-1 victory over Share Football Club of Kalimpong India here on Tuesday.

National football team forward Bharat Khawas struck a 66th minute winner after Shailesh Shankar had cancelled out an eight minute lead provided by Dip Lama. In an all-departmental clash, TAC will take on Nepal APF Club for a place in the final. 
TAC were without their regulars Nawayug Shrestha and Bikesh Kuthu who are on international duty, while they also missed the services of Tek Bahadur Budhathoki, Amrit Basnet, Yudda Shahi and Bibek Pratap Panta. However, they managed to take lead inside the first 10 minutes. 
Santosh Tamang set Dip just outside the area before the forward drove past Share defenders and fired home. But the holders’ joy short-lived. Two minutes later Shankar came up with the answer heading home a corner from Basanta Rai as both teams headed into the second half with the match locked on 1-1.
Share, who recently claimed Sukunu Gold Cup and Independent Cup at home, kept piling on more pressure but it was TAC who scored against the run of play. Khawas, who is in a recovery trail, flicked a long throw-in from Deepak Gurung. 
Ishak Lepcha of Share was adjudged the man-of-the-match. TAC coach Meghraj KC was surprised by the strength of the opponent. “We were not 
expecting a team of this level. The ground was also new for most of our players and it was hard to score,” said KC.

Health & Style

Saturday Features

Congratulations!

Guffadi
Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day

From an atheist to a believer

Shreya Poudel
Do you believe in God?” This must be one of the most frequently asked existential questions in the world. For some, they either believe in God or they don’t. For many others, the answer is not so clear.

In defence of Nepal’s ‘Miracle Plant’

David Caprara
The increased production of cannabis, particularly as an industrial fiber, will help create thousands of jobs and inject life into rural economies

Of Hope and Resilience

Stories of Nepal in Barpak

Nepali verses, American dreams

Mark Harris
Rapper Yodda, in his single Malai Baal, succeeds where many have failed —elevating a genre

Duty and desire

Preena Shrestha
Todd Haynes’ Carol is a beautifully-crafted, beautifully-acted, very absorbing portrayal of a relationship, easily one of the most moving love stories we’ve seen on the big screen for a good, long while

Kathmandu’s big cats

PRAGATI SHAHI
With the Capital rapidly expanding outwards, conflict with the wild animals of its outlying forests is rising

It takes a village

Akriti Shilpakar
The two-and-a-half year long project will see 82 houses in Pilachhen rebuilt in identical, Newari design, each earthquake resilient and adept with modern day amenities

Under the smog

Kaushal Adhikari
Kathmandu, Nepal’s Capital, is also, arguably, its most polluted city. The 2014 Yale Environmental Performing Index ranked Nepal’s (read Kathmandu’s) air quality to be one of the worst in the world—second only to Bangladesh’s. The index found Nepal’s average concentration of particulate matter, the minute airborne solid particles that result in air pollution, to be over 500 micrograms per cubic metre—an alarming level, given that it is 20 times higher than World Health Organisation’s (WHO) safe upper limit.