yearender 2016

Nepal can earn Rs1 trillion a year by selling power

    Post Report, Jan 20 2017
    Nepal can generate revenue of up to Rs310 billion per year in 2030 and as high as Rs1,069 billion per year in 2045 if the country is able to sell electricity to India by harnessing its hydropower potential.
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    More than one Nepalis die in Malaysia every day

    ROSHAN SEDHAI, Kathmandu, Jan 20 2017
    At least 386 Nepalis died in Malaysia in 2016, according to official statistics, putting the toll twice as high as in Qatar even as the two countries employ a similar number of Nepali workers.

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    Nepali girl Teriya wins Indian reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jan 20 2017
    Fourteen-year-old Teriya Fauja Magar of Nepal has won the Indian dance reality television programme ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

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    Main News

    23rd Interpol Asian Conference concludes with five-point declaration

    Jan 20 2017
    The 23rd Asian Regional Conference of International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) has concluded issuing the five-point Kathmandu declaration. The regional conference had begun on Wednesday.
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    Late king Birendra's family has over Rs 400 million movable property

    Jan 20 2017
    The movable property in the name of late king Birendra's family members has been found to be Rs 408 million 876 thousand, according to the Nepal Trust, the government body responsible for searching and taking care of the property belonging to the late king Birendra and his family members.
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    China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016

    BBC, Jan 20 2017
    China's economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990.
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    Six people have been found alive in Italy's Rigapiano hotel, two days after it was buried in an avalanche.

    Rescuers said the six survivors had been discovered buried under snow, but had not yet been extracted.

    They have now requested rescue helicopters to help with the efforts, Italian media reported.

    At least four people have been confirmed dead, and about 20 are still missing, as the rescue effort continues in difficult conditions.


    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    The Final Torment of Laccho

    Dipesh Risal
    Laccho, relegated to history as a minor character in the high drama constantly being enacted at the Hanumandkoka Royal Palace, takes centre stage in this fictional reformulation of a real historic event which until now has languished as a single, small footnote in historic records.

    The Writer

    Abha Dhital
    4 am. The alarm went off. It did not bother her as much as it startled her. She had been up for some time now.

    An Elegy to Ghagha

    Ang Sanu Lama
    Ghagha died in a hospital bed at the age of 76. I was not there. There is something quite surreal about death in transnational living and dying.


    Malashree Suvedi
    I dream of being a mermaid regularly. Cold, golden scales. Turquoise, blue water.


    Prateebha Tuladhar
    Matina sucked her breath in as Nanimaiya drew closer to her back, encircling her with both her arms, drawing circular movements on her abdomen.

    The Ghosts of Giuseppe di Rovato

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
    The first time he broke their hearts was at Bhagero, the seat of the Bunga Dya:.The sequestered little town, an hour’s walk from the church, had seemed pregnant with expectation.


    Pranaya SJB Rana
    When the third man was murdered, the rains had just arrived. Like an ill-tempered guest that refuses to leave, the monsoon howled and lashed at the city, every raindrop a tiny dagger aimed for the gut.

    Underpinning regional security

    Atul K Thakur
    With India’s foreign policy currently undergoing a big shift from Nehruvian idealism that for decades underpinned its worldview, Harsh V Pant’s new book, Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview, is a very-well timed book.

    Showcasing Dolpo

    Anuj D Adhikary
    Imagine walking up lands wild and seemingly uncharted, stretching far into the oblivion. Imagine a dusk that rolls in glowing shades of pink and blue. Imagine rugged mountains, nothing giant but still sizeable, under stars a million strong.