House panel says immigration officials involved

  • Finds nexus between DoI employees and smugglers
Post Report, RSS, Mar 29 2017
Photo courtesy: Embassy of Nepal, uae
A parliamentary committee says it has found involvement of employees of the Department of Immigration (DoI), an agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs, in sending Nepali women to foreign countries as domestic help through the illegal channel.
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PM returns from China trip

Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 29 2017
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal returned from his weeklong visit to China on Wednesday.

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UML reports EC about threats, code violation

TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu, Mar 29 2017
The main opposition CPN-UML has drawn the attention of the Election Commission to “increased intimidation” of its leaders and cadres in the Tarai while also complaining about the violation of the election code of conduct by the government.

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IMF concerned over NRB lending limit relief

RUPAK D SHARMA, Kathmandu, Mar 29 2017
A central bank provision that provides leeway to banks and financial institutions to extend credit beyond the regulatory lending limit has posed a threat to the financial sector stability and should be withdrawn promptly, the International Monetary Fund has said.

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UML student wing ANNFSU emerges victorious in RR Campus

Kathmandu, Mar 29 2017
All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the student wing of main opposition CPN-UML has won the Free Students Union (FSU) election held at the Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus.

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Main News

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Associated Press, Mar 28 2017
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.
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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Nepal to lock horns with Philippines today

Post Report, Mar 28 2017
Nepal are locking their horns with hosts Philippines in the first away match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday.
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PM Dahal reaches Lhasa

Mar 28 2017
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a six-day visit to China, observed the ancient Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, on Tuesday.
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Interview Subash Nembang

Mar 27 2017
Positive vibes are fine but inter-party talks have nothing concrete to offer yet With the Madhesi Morcha and the CPN-UML at loggerheads over the issues of constitutional amendment and federal demarcation, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal recently held discussions with leaders of the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the Samyukta Loktrantrik Madhesi Morcha in a bid to come to a consensus.
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Sports

Nepal opened their AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers with a 4-1 loss against hosts Philippines at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday.

Philip Younghusband scored a brace while Iain Ramsey and Javier Patino added a goal apiece for the home team in the first Group ‘F’ game. Bishal Rai pulled back a consolation goal for Nepal , who played with 10 men after  Bikram Lama was sent off early in the 13th minute for needlessly handling ball inside the area.

The hosts had secured all but secured three points by the first 28 minutes after scoring three goals in succession including a missed penalty, which was awarded for Lama’s handball. Nepal goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong made a superb save to briefly pump up the team, captained by Army striker Bharat Khawas in the absence of long-serving Anil Gurung, who was axed out for the team.

Less than 10 minutes after conceding the first penalty, Philippines earn the second which they dully converted in the 21st minute. More goals were to follow as Younghusband added his second goal four minutes later and Ramsey made it 3-0 in the 28th minute. Rai pulled on back in the first half injury time but  Patino completed the rout with another goal in the 72nd minute.

Apart from Philippines, Nepal are drawn against Tajikistan and Yemen in the final round of qualifying tournament to be played over home and away basis. The 24-team qualifier, which has been divided into six pools, offers 12 berths for the finals scheduled for January 5, 2019 kickoff in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 12 teams will join defending champions Australia, China, Iraq, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan and hosts UAE in the finals.

Apart from Nepal, Jordan, Oman, Philippines, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, India, Palestine, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, Maldives, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Bhutan are the teams in the final qualifying round.

Nepal next host Yemen on June 13 and Tajikistan on September 5 in Kathmandu. Nepal then travel to Tajikistan on October 10 before hosting Philippines on November 14. Nepal round up their qualifying campaign with a game away to Yemen. Yemen are likely to host Nepal at a neutral venue due to political reasons.

Health & Style

Escalate

Attitude makes all the difference

Mar 27 2017
After over three decades in the hospitality industry, Shreejana Rana, the executive director at Hotel Annapurna, has set an example for the many women looking to break glass ceilings in the sector.
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Saturday Features

HUES OF NEPAL

I have always felt like colour is an integral element of our world, not just in the natural environment but also in man-made architecture.

Our age of anger

Atul K Thakur
The Economist, usually conservative while praising public intellectuals, made a marked departure when labeling Pankaj Mishra “The Heir to Edward Said”; a high praise that understandably found its way to the masthead of Mishra’s remarkable new book Age of Anger:

To catch a breath

Dr Bikalpa Paudel
The virtue of mastering one’s own mind has often been touted as being crucial to a satisfactory and productive life.

Our Emperor goes to China!

Guffadi
Our Emperor is now in China, hoping to enjoy some dumplings while he is on a week-long vacation.

The song of the very last meeting

Subhaaya Shakya
You say people seek immortality. That people are naturally immortal. And that is why nature ensures DNAs are carried forward by off-springs.

Ground zero: Pattharpuruwa

Timothy Aryal
The pleasures two different forms of art, say a book and a play, elicit are quite different. Reading is a solitary activity.

Empty chest-thumper

OBIE SHRESTHA
The world’s most notorious ape returns to the screen in Kong: Skull Island, the latest reboot of the 1933 classic that first introduced us to the jumbo-sized simian.

The Person in a Woman

Irina Giri
The Kathmandu Triennale is here and so is the excitement of having almost 50 artists from around the world gather in Kathmandu to exhibit their interpretations of the city.

In between the lines

As a photojournalist, I specialise in the culture and heritage beat, capturing regional and national jatras, festivals and rituals, and local people and places through my lenses.