Thapa demands govt form talks team to address Dr KC's demands

    Post Report, Jul 27 2017
    Nepali Congress leader and former Health Minister Gagan Thapa has demanded the government immediately form a talks team to address the demands of fasting Dr Govinda KC.
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    3 injured as landslide buries section of house

    Post Report, DARCHULA, Jul 27 2017
    At least three people have been reported injured after a landslide triggered by incessant rain fell into a house at Bangabagad in Mahakali Municipality-4 on early Thursday morning.

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    Truck plunges into Trishuli River, 2 missing

    Post Report, DHADING, Jul 27 2017
    Two persons have been reported missing after a truck fell into the Trishuli River at Gajuri Rural Municipality-2 along the East- West Highway on Thursday.

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    Meet the girl whose act captured our imagination

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 27 2017
    Sujata Gole Tamang
    The photograph of a schoolgirl trying to pull out a wheelchair-bound man out of the waterlogged street in Bouddha, published on the front page of the Monday’s edition of The Kathmandu Post, has captured the imagination of many social media users.

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    Main News

    Uninterrupted fuel supply: Environmental assessment being done for oil pipeline

    Post Report, Jul 27 2017
    An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is being done for a cross-border oil pipeline that Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) plans to build to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply and reduce dependency on often unpredictable tanker transport.
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    New Civil Aviation Bill aims to break up Caan

    Post Report, Jul 27 2017
    The Tourism Ministry has finalised a draft Civil Aviation Bill which proposes splitting the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) into two entities, regulator and service provider.
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    Fringe parties unite against threshold

    Post Report, Jul 27 2017
    While major parties have registered amendments seeking to increase threshold for the representation in the federal parliament and provincial assemblies, fringe parties have stood against it, saying increasing threshold is against the spirit of multi-party democracy.
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    Money

    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.

     

    Entertainment

    Sports

    Nepali shuttlers lost in the second round matches of the boys’ category of the Jaya Raya Badminton Asia Junior Championships as Rasila Maharjan was the only survivor of the day in girls’ singles in Bintara, Indonesia on Wednesday. 

    While Rasila beat Kherlen Darkhanbaatar of Mongolia 21-11, 21-14, Jessica Gurung lost to Ching Chi Wong of Hong Kong 21-13, 21-12 and Sunayan Mukhiya was beaten 21-13, 21-11 by isha Zhumbaek of Kazakhsthan in the girls’ singles first round. Rasila will play Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar in the second round on Thursday.

    Praful Maharjan lost to Fauzi Fathurrahman of Indonesia 21-11, 21-16, Rukesh Maharjan went down to Hendahewa Rasindu 21-13, 21-15 and Pabin Kumar Lingthen succumbed to another Sri Lankan player Sasindu Ranthuska 21-8, 21-15 in the second round after the Nepali trio had won its first round games, also on Wednesday. 

    In the first round, Praful had beaten Dyna Saom of Cambodia 21-11, 21-8, Rukesh saw off Mongolian Batsukh Mendbayar 21-8, 21-7 and Lingthen had overcome Zulqarnain Haidar of Pakistan 15-21, 21-17, 21-17. In the mixed doubles, Praful and Rasila lost to Indonesian duo of Renaldi Samosir and Hediana Julimarbela 21-11, 21-10 with Lingthen and Mukhiya losing to Quang Dinh Tran and Ngoc Bich Pham of Vietnam 21-13, 21-11. 

    In the boys’ doubles, Praful and Rukesh lost to Yau Wai Chan and Pak Ngai Mak of Hong Kong 21-12, 21-15. Gurung and Rasila lost the girls’ doubles to Sze Lok Leung and Hiu Ching Wong of Hong Kong 21-5, 21-10. The Championships runs until July 30.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    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.