Cabinet expansion stalled as NC fails to finalise names

    Post Report, Jul 25 2017
    The Cabinet expansion was stalled on Tuesday after the ruling Nepali Congress failed to finalise names of its ministers.
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    Paudel faction to pick directly elected lawmakers as ministers

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 25 2017
    Nepali Congress faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has decided to pick only the directly elected lawmakers as ministers.

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    Bibeksheel, Sajha to announce merger on Wednesday

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 25 2017
    Two recently formed political parties Ujjwal Thapa-led Bibeksheel Nepali and Rabindra Mishra-led Sajha Party have finalised the process of unification.

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    No need for Dr KC to stage hunger strike: Education Secy

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 25 2017
    The government, in response to the hunger strike being staged by Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, has said that there is no need to stage the protest as process is underway to address the demands put forth by the TUTH senior doctor.

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    SSP Khanal appointed MTPD Chief

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 25 2017
    Nepal Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Sarbendra Khanal has been appointed chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD).

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    Nepal's hope of playing ICC U-19 World Cup ends

    Post Report, Jul 25 2017
    After facing a 96-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan, Nepal’s desire to play the ICC U-19 World Cup has ended on Tuesday.
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    2.4m trees need to be cut down for Nijgadh airport

    SANGAM PRASAIN, Jul 25 2017
    More than 2.4 million small and large trees will have to be cut down to build the much ballyhooed modern international airport in Nijgadh, Bara, a draft Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report has revealed.
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    Army gears up to built Ktm-Tarai expressway

    Binod Ghimire, BIBEK SUBEDI, Jul 25 2017
    The Nepal Army, which has been authorised to build the Kathmandu-Tarai expressway, has indicated that it might use the Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by an Indian consortium, as it has already started making preparations to excavate earth and blast rocks at the construction site of the 76-km roadway.
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    World

    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey and US Pacific Tsumani Centre said.

    The quake struck at 11:34 am, some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering Island off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Reuters.

    The epicentre was west of Attu, the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

    The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned earlier that "hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicentre." But it later said that based on all available data the tsunami threat from this earthquake had passed.

    The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 7.7 before being revised down to 7.4 and finally upgraded to 7.8, a major quake normally capable of causing widespread and heavy damage when striking on or near land.

    The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks, including several above magnitude 5.0. 

    At least 20 people died and more than 50 others were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, according to Reuters.

    Those, who were killed and injured in the incident, are civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but insurgent groups, including the Taliban and Islamic State have in the past targeted banks where police, soldiers and other government employees collect their pay.

    Last month, at least three people were killed and many wounded in an attack on a bank in the eastern city of Gardez.

     

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    Across the hills and far away

    Saurav Bikram Thapa, Jul 23 2017
    Kumal was merely fifteen when he was accosted one afternoon by his elder brother, who told him that a family in Kathmandu required his services.
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    Saturday Features

    The post-Adhunik minstrel

    Post Report
    Listening in to Rajan Shrestha’s debut EP, Cinema, you are bound to be transported to another time and place. In the four tracks that make up the EP, Shrestha—who performs under the moniker Phatcowlee—has taken samplings of the Adhunik Music that burst into the Nepali consciousness in the 60s and 70s, and used it as a springboard to invite listeners onto a sonic rollercoaster that traverses through the depths of melancholia, the heavy fog of nostalgia and the lightness of partaking in a novel experiment.

    Madcap misfire

    OBIE SHRESTHA
    If you enjoyed Barfi! as much as I did, you’ll no doubt have been looking forward to the new Jagga Jasoos, a project that reunites director Anurag Basu and actor Ranbir Kapoor for the first time since their 2012 outing.

    Eyes wide shut

    Prateebha Tuladhar
    She’s dead,” she said, as I stuffed my mouth with the panipuri she had thrust before me on a tiny steel plate.I asked, who, through my stuffed mouth. And she said, “Taatey—the dog with black and white patches.”

    Our lives don’t matter

    Guffadi
    A ten-year old girl dies when she falls in an open manhole while another school kid barely survives. We are all angry at our chors but they seem to have other priorities at hand.

    Kathmandu knows me too well

    Shuvechchhya Pradhan
    Kathmandu doesn’t flinchwhen I openly flirt with Patan and Pokhara.He doesn’t show any sign of envy or anger,he pretends not to notice.

    No go-around

    Mukesh Dangol
    A typical day at the Lukla Airport—high volume of air traffic and deteriorating weather. According to standard procedures, I along with my manager decide to close the airport. Having worked as Air Traffic Controllers for two years at what has been dubbed the “world’s most dangerous airport”, we both know that the weather here can turn in the blink of an eye.

    The hills are alive

    This monsoon, I found myself embarking on yet another enchanting journey—a five-day trek along the Manaslu Circuit.

    Making sense of the media

    MOHAN GURAGAIN
    There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether.

    Free Money

    Guffadi
    The Office of the President wants an additional Rs 120 million to buy vehicles to escort our President around town. I think our government wallahs think that it is better to waste our taxpayers’ money rather than saving us a few Rupees.