Dr KC to stage 12th hunger strike from October 6

  • Accuses big parties, universities of colluding with medical mafias
Post Report, Sep 19 2017
Dr Govinda KC has warned of staging another round of hunger strike starting October 6. This will be the 12th hunger strike of the agitating doctor who has long been demanding end of anomalies in the country’s health education and medical sector.
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Vote count stalled in Brindaban Municipality of Rautahat

Post Report, Shiva Puri, Rautahat, Sep 19 2017
Voting counting at Brindaban Municipality in Rautahat district has been stalled following a scuffle on Tuesday.

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Special ceremony held to mark 3rd Constitution Day ( in photos)

Kathmandu, Sep 19 2017
A special ceremony was held at the local Nepalese Army Pavilion to mark the third anniversary of the promulgation of Nepal's new constitution through the historic Constituent Assembly (CA) on Tuesday.

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DPM Mahara attends UN high-level meeting

Kathmandu, Sep 19 2017
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, attended the High-level meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse hosted by the UN Secretary-General in New York on Tuesday on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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PM Deuba off to NY to attend UN General Assembly

Post Report, Sep 19 2017
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday left for New York, United States of America, to attend the 72nd United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This is the second foreign visit of Deuba after he assumed the post of Prime Minister on June 6.
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77 percent voter turnout in third phase local polls: EC

Sep 19 2017
Approximately 77 voter turnout was witnessed in the third phase of local elections in Province 2, according to the Election Commission (EC).
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EC urges govt to correct its decision to expand Cabinet

Sep 19 2017
The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government to make correction of its Monday decision of expanding the Council of Ministers.
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DPM Mahara attends UN high-level meeting

Sep 19 2017
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, attended the High-level meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse hosted by the UN Secretary-General in New York on Tuesday on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
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Sports

Nepal on Monday declared a final 23-member squad for Group ‘D’ matches of AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers making four changes from the team that finished runner-up in the recently concluded Saff U-15 Championship in Kathmandu.

The Qualifiers featuring hosts Nepal, India, Iraq and Palestine will be held from September 20 to 24 at the APF grounds in Halchowk. The 10 group winners and five best runners up will qualify for the finals to be held next year in Malaysia. Goalkeeper Siddhanta Thapa Magar, midfielders Pukar Khadka and Sanju Shrestha and forward Sherab Lo Tamang are the new inclusions in the team announced by head coach Sunil Shrestha.

They replaced goalie Roshan Thapa, midfielders Sisir Lekhi and Bipin Thapa and defender Niraj Chaudhary from the Saff U-15 squad. The Saff Championship was held on August 18-27 at Anfa Complex in Satdobato.

Roshan Rana Magar has been named the captain. Nepal will start their campaign with a match against Iraq on Wednesday before taking on India on Friday. They wrap up the Qualifiers with a match against Palestine on Sunday. 

Squad

Goalkeeper: Bishal Sunar, Siddhanta Thapa Magar, Rohit Karki

Defender: Roshan Dong, Randip Paudel, Deepak Bhandara, Ashim Gurung, Subash Karki, Sanjeev Aryal

Midfielder: Pukar Khadka, Roshan Rana Magar, Saugat Khawas, Sanju Shrestha, Karlosh Bakhariya, Ashok Kingring Magar, Anjal Maharjan, Darshan Gurung,   

Forward: Sherab Lo Tamang, Abhishek Shrestha, Brijesh Chaudhary, Aakash Budha Magar, Ranjan Pun, Nishan Rawal

Health & Style

Fiction Park

Love lost

Abha Dhital, Sep 17 2017
When they first met, Kali was unsure about the friendship. She was scared and, probably, also scarred. She jumped on her feet to sneak away with her tail between her legs, when a scooter parked right in front of her.
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Saturday Features

Kathmandu renewed

Sanjog Manandhar
Yenya Punhi might be popularly known as the Indra Jatra but in doing so the festival is boxed into one single dimension. The Jatra after all is not just about the “King of Heaven” being arrested in the Valley on charges of thievery.

The age of the anti-hero

What inspired the stories in your latest book, Pratinayak?Pratinayak is a collection of stories which covers various phases that the Nepali society has gone through. I did not write this book in a single sitting. I wrote the stories over a span of many years. This anthology has stories that range from the ones I wrote when I was just starting out as a writer to ones that I wrote only very recently. In a way, this book sums up my writing journey till date and compiles stories that best describe my style of writing. Hence, I cannot put a finger on a single thing that inspired all the stories. All stories are unique in their own way, and every story is inspired by a different scenario. However, the theme that binds all the stories together is the hardship and struggle of the Nepali people. Our society has gone through various changes over the last few decades. This book is an effort to put light on that evolution and how it has changed lives of the people across the country.

Flogging a dead horse

Sandesh Ghimire
What space do the historically deprived, culturally marginalised communities occupy in Nepali society, where individual life and cultural practices are being sacrificed at the altar of the privileged? This is the question that the latest string of plays in Kathmandu’s bourgeoning theatre scene is trying to explore, as they wrestle with the question themselves.

While you were sleeping

OBIE SHRESTHA
Owing to its roots in real life, the gentle way in which it tweaks formula, and some terrific performances, The Big Sick leaps over most rom-com pitfalls to offer a moving honest and funny portrait of a couple’s first wobbly steps together

What is a city?

Shuvechchhya Pradhan
Cities are fascinating. Kathmandu has been a home and much more to me all these years, and all my life, I have been exploring its streets, trying to understand what exactly makes this space a city? Recently, I found myself asking the same question in a city half way around the world.

Whose government is it anyway?

MOHAN GURAGAIN
While Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was in the suites of India’s presidential palace, flood-hit people in Nepal’s plains did not have clean water to wash down the chiura and chauchau delivered by relief groups. Hungry children had no dry spot to sleep on.

Welcome to Amrika!

Guffadi
Our Maharaja Sheroo Dai is leaving for New York after he is done celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ here at home. Yes, our Prime Monster and thulo mancheys need a vacation every other month to refresh themselves so that they can always come back home and come up with new ideas to loot the state and everyone else while making their near and dear ones happy.

Shining down south

CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL
When newly-wed Seema Sharma first travelled to the South-Indian city of Chennai, little did she know what the city had in store for her. Visiting the coastal city, where her husband, Heeralal Niure, had been living and working as a driver, sightseeing was the only thing on her mind at the time.

Sho(r)t in the dark

Adarsha Dhakal
When Prince Pal Singh, India’s 6’7” tall centre, slammed a towering dunk over his Nepali counterpart in the recently-concluded SABA U-16 Boys’ Basketball Tournament, it showcased more than just the power and prowess of an individual athlete.