In photos: Ghode Jatra celebration

    Post Report, Mar 17 2018
    Ghode Jatra, also known as the Horse Racing Day which falls on the Nepali month of Chaitra, was celebrated in the Kathmandu valley on Saturday.
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    Nepal lose against Netherlands, finish 8th in qualifiers

      Post Report, Mar 17 2018
      Nepal finish eighth in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers after losing to the Netherlands by 45 runs in the 7th place play off at Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, on Saturday.
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      VP Pun elected unopposed for second term

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 17 2018
      Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has been elected unopposed for a second term on Saturday as he was the only candidate to file nomination for the post.

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      Bandh affects normal life in Kailali

      Dhangadhi, Mar 17 2018
      Normal life in the district has been affected due to a bandh enforced by Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal on Saturday.

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      Main News

      Duo try to kill law officer of Bharat Cancer Hospital by pouring diesel

      Post Report, Mar 17 2018
      Two motorcycle-borne persons have tried to kill a law officer of the Bharatpur-based BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Chitwan by pouring diesel on Saturday.
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      13 key NCC bank officers held in Rs1.5 billion scam

      Post Report, Mar 17 2018
      The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police has arrested 13 persons including a board member of Nepal Credit and Commerce (NCC) Bank for their involvement in a Rs1.5 billion scam.
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      House endorses condolence motion, PM expresses sorrow

      Post Report, Mar 17 2018
      Four days after the US-Bangla aircraft crash that killed 49 people, the House of Representatives on Friday endorsed a condolence motion in remembrance of the deceased.
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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


      Sakar Lama, Mar 11 2018
      Master put a hand over his mouth and watched me. I let out a whimper. More than anything I wanted him to pat my head, murmur his love for me, give me a reason why I was brought to his home. Instead, he quietly shook his head, and left
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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.