Recovery in remittance income fails to lift BoP

    Post Report, Mar 19 2018
    The country’s remittance income has finally made a recovery, recording a growth of 1.7 percent in the seventh month of the current fiscal year.
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    Police hunt two men for trying to murder pregnant woman

    Post Report, DHARAN, Mar 19 2018
    Morang police are hunting for two men over the attempted murder of a pregnant woman who they had allegedly raped multiple times.

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    Justices should disclose property details: Law Minister Tamang

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 19 2018
    Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang has remarked that the property details of justices cannot be kept secret.

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    US-Bangla plane crash: Bodies of 23 Bangladeshis flown back home

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 19 2018
    The bodies of 23 Bangladeshis who died in the US-Bangla aircraft crash were flown back home in a special flight on Monday.

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    Vice President Pun takes oath of office

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 19 2018
    Vice President takes oath of office and secrecy from President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas, Kathmandu on Monday. POST PHOTO: SHALIGRAM TIWARI
    Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, who was re-elected unopposed for a second term, took the oath of office and secrecy on Monday.

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    Main News

    Province 5 Cabinet inducts 3 more ministers

    Post Report, Mar 19 2018
    Province 5 government on Monday expanded its Cabinet by inducing three ministers—two from CPN-UML and one from CPN (Maoist Center.
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    3 jailed for child abduction, murder

    Post Report, Mar 19 2018
    Mahottari district court has convicted three persons for the abduction and murder of an eight-year-old child and sentenced them to 31 years in prison.
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    Court defers ex-chief justice hearing

    Post Report, Mar 19 2018
    The single bench of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has postponed the hearing on a contempt of court case against ex-chief justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli because of time constraints.
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    China on Wednesday elected Wang Yang as the chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body. The voting took place at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    CPPCC is the Chinese state organ that is regarded as an important institution for multiparty cooperation and political consultations under the leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC). It promotes socialist democracy in China politics.

    Born in 1955, the 63-year-old had joined the CPC at the age of 20.

    He was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October last year.

    CPPCC does not exert political influence but imposes constraints on political power. It suggests and put forth proposals for reforms, advances law-based governance, enhances people-centred approach to development, develop consultative democracy within CPPCC and strengthen democratic oversight in governance. 

    A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 32 people on board, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying, an incident that sharply raises the death toll from the Kremlin’s Syria operation.

    President Vladimir Putin, who is running for re-election later this month, in December ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing, declaring their work largely done.

    But casualties continue to mount.

    The defense ministry was cited as saying that the plane, a Soviet-designed An-26, crashed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province and that initial information suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical fault.

    Twenty-six passengers and six crew members were on board, and all were killed in the crash, the news agencies quoted the ministry as saying.

    Russian state TV cited military officials as saying the aircraft had not been brought down by enemy fire. It said the crash happened as the plane came into land at Hmeymim, and that it came down around 500 meters (550 yards) short of the runway.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin had expressed his condolences to relatives of those killed, and to all Russian service personnel, the RIA news agency reported.


    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    The Harion Bazaar

    Biken K Dawadi, Mar 18 2018
    On Saturdays, the otherwise quiet Harion bazaar springs into action. Packed into heavy trucks and congested buses, so many people from villages far and wide swarm in from all directions, typically in a frantic search for the right quality of ration for their families.
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    Saturday Features

    Unraveling untold stories

    Born and raised in western Chitwan, Amar Neupane is a celebrated novelist and writer in Nepali literature. His debut work Pani ko Gham bagged the 2010 Padmashree Prize, while Seto Dharti bagged the 2012 Madan Puraskar.

    In between day and night

    Shashank Shrestha
    When the winter morning first opens its laden eyes, when the first light of day appears at the horizon, most of us are at the peak of our dreams, or sleepily turning off our alarm clocks. But a small segment of the city is already awake, preparing for the onslaught of the day. At 5 am, there is a chance to experience the in-between world. It is neither day nor night. The city is moving, but not bustling with life. Nor is it quiet like in the dead of night.

    Oli’s first month!

    It’s been a month since Oli became our Prime Monster for the second time and so far, not much has happened in Baluwatar except meeting his fellow cadres and figuring out how to move forward.

    Father’s first spring

    I find few things in common between my five-year-old daughter and a younger me.

    The other world

    Sandesh Ghimire
    The ongoing staging of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters (directed by Rose Schwietz at Kunja Theatre) provides an opportunity to explore the relevance of 19th century Russian literature in present day Nepal.

    Down to the river

    Abijeet Pant
    Every Saturday morning, volunteers equipped with gloves, masks, and knee-high gum boots can be seen wading in the murky waters of the Bagmati, fishing out solid waste by the tonne.

    Under Tilaurakot

    At the turn of the fifth century, travelling through South Asia, Chinese monk Faxian had described a flourishing city along what is today the Nepal-India border. Almost two hundred years later, Xuanzang, another Chinese monk and scholar, described seeing a similar flourishing kingdom. Now, an archaeological survey that has been ongoing since 2013 has unearthed evidence suggesting that the sites described by the two ancient travellers match with what has for centuries remained buried underground.

    The lives of others

    Shradha Ghale
    The iconic Nepali writer from Darjeeling, Indra Bahadur Rai, passed away at the age of 91 a few days ago. He leaves behind an enormous literary legacy encompassing both fiction and non-fiction.

    Madame President

    Madame Bidhya Devi Bhandari will once again become our President. Yes, our comrades have decided to stick with Bhandari and Pun as candidates for our President and Vice President, and they are more than likely to win the election for their respective offices.