NC President Koirala registers candidacy for PM post

    Post Report, Oct 10 2015

    Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has filed his candidacy for the post of next prime minister of the country on Saturday.

    Koirala registered his name as PM candidate at Legislature-Parliament soon after tendering his resignation from the post of Prime Minister. He had submitted a resignation letter to President Ram Baran Yadav today.

    NC leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is his proposer while NC Deputy President Ram Chandra Poudel is his seconder.

    Leader Koirala said that if his contender KP Oli, the chairman of CPN-UML, becomes the prime minister, he would extend his support and expected same from Oli.

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    Oli’s candidacy registered; Dahal proposer, Thapa seconder

    • 324 lawmakers support Oli
    Post Report, Oct 10 2015

    CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has registered his candidacy for the position of prime minister at Parliament Secretariat on Saturday.

    UCPN (Maoist) Chairman is the proposer and RPP-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa, among 13 other lawmakers, is the seconder in Oli’s bid to premiership.

    The PM candidate should register their candidacy from 11am to 4pm on Saturday with one proposer and a seconder.

    The seconders in Oli’s candidacy are Kamal Thapa, CP Mainali, Chitra Bahadur KC, Bishwendra Paswan, Shiva Lal Thapa, Prem Bahadur Singh, Kumar Khadka, Ram Kumar Rai, Hari Charan Shah, Laxman Rajbanshi, Yashoda Kumari Lama, Deepak Bohara and one independent lawmaker Atahar Kamal.

    A total of 14 parties, including UML itself, are supporting Oli. This comprises 321 lawmakers. Also one independent lawmaker too is supporting Oli. A candidate needs 299 votes out of 598 lawmakers to be elected as the PM.

    Also, Nepal Workers Peasants Party and CPN (Unified) have also expressed their support to Oli.

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    NOC: 10 companies interested to supply petroleum products

    Rajesh Khanal, Kathmandu, Oct 10 2015
    A day after Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) invited bids for supplying petroleum products to ease the ongoing fuel crisis, a total of 10 companies have expressed their initial interest.

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    Tharuhat lifts banda for Dashain-Tihar

    Post Report, DHANGADI, Oct 10 2015
    Tharuhat/Tharuwan protestors have lifted the transportation strike in Kailali for few days in view of the upcoming Dashain festival.

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    Main News

    President approves PM Koirala’s resignation

    Post Report, Oct 10 2015
    President Ram Baran Yadav has approved the resignation of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala from his position in accordance with Article 298 of the constitution.
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    Fire kills three of a family in Koteshwor

    RSS, Oct 10 2015
    Three members of a same family died in a fire at Koteshwor in the Capital city on Friday night.
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    NC chooses Koirala as PM candidate

    Post Report, Oct 10 2015
    Top Nepali Congress leaders on Saturday morning have agreed to make NC President and incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala as its candidate for the post of Prime Minister in the new government.
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    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    The Not So Great Storywriter

    Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
    He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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    Saturday Features

    So many selves

    Raj Kumar Baral
    Ghazal, an ancient form ofpoetry practiced in the Middle East since long before thebirth of Islam, mostly explores the theme of unrequited love. The Oxford Dictionary defines the ghazal as “a lyric poem with a fixed number of verses and a repeated rhyme, typically on the theme of love and normally set to music.” Today the form, having expanded its horizons, incorporates themes of notonly ‘love’ but also the larger issues around loss and pain. Made of rhyming couplets with structural, thematic and emotional unity, modern ghazals can be used by skilled poets to express almost anything.

    OLI: Oli Loves India

    While the whole country is moving in slow motion, only one person is seen running around town like a crazy wacko with a tail on fire. But of course, he has his reasons. He wants to be our Prime Monster real bad. After all, who doesn’t want to live in Baluwatar and spend their days doing nothing but enjoying the power and the state perks that come with the tag of being the biggest clown of them all?Oli should be our Prime Monster. Give the man a chance to lead us. We all know that he will be no different from the rest of the clowns.

    So much depends on him

    Anup Ojha
    For the last forty years, the Seto Ghoda of Bhaktapur has lived a life of seclusion, making public appearance once a year on the day of Bijaya Dashami. The rest of the year, the white horse spendsnearly all his time pacing a courtyard and his stable therein, across Bhaktapur’s Taleju Temple.

    Love, death and exasperating situations

    Smriti Jaiswal Ravindra
    When quite young Arya, my son, developed a frightening curiosity about death after watching a movie involving a dead dinosaur. During the movie it struck Arya that death was a place from where one could not return, and the absoluteness of the situation disturbed him. It frightened him, perhaps, because over and again, over weeks, he questioned my husband and me about the meaning of death. Why do people die? What happens to them after death? Where do they go? My husband and I tried our best to give him gentle answers. It is not something you need to consider yet, we said.

    A yearning

    Marissa Taylor
    If you believe in the psychology of lack—that we keep seeking to go back to a perfect source—then you’ll probably view every falling in love as a falling into that journey of going back to innocence. To an innocence not dirtied by the games we play to get what we want in this larger chaos that we, cast adrift, swirl in. Khani Ho Yahmu, by Trishna Gurung, hearkens to that primordial need in us: to the innocence inherent in our longing, where we follow our beloved—just as Rumi seeks his beloved, just as Wallace Stevens seeks that one interior paramour, just as a moth seeks an eternal flame.

    The climb

    Preena Shrestha
    If you’ve read journalist Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Into Thin Air, or watched the middling 1997 film adaptation of the same, or know anything at all of the broad strokes of the story, you won’treally find much that is surprising in the new Everest—at least not as far as the plot is concerned. The new film, helmed by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, tells the tale of the very same ill-fated 1996 Everest expedition that Krakauer had been part of and written about, the one in which a deadly storm had claimed the lives of eight of his fellow climbers on their descent from the peak. But while Into Thin Air boasted a distinct, albeit quite controversial, point-of-view, Everest—relying as it does on a mishmash of first-hand accounts, books, reports and other records of the incident—is far more reluctant to take anything resembling a stance.

    That elusive subsidy

    Weena Pun
    On October 2, the shelter cluster, which is responsible for coordinating the relief and recovery work related to post earthquake housing plans, published a document that answered some of the questions pertinent to reconstruction. Among other things, the document tried to answer questions related to the government subsidy of Rs 200,000—an amount the government aims to provide to every household whose house was completely damaged in the earthquake.

    The spectre of the social media

    Chahana Sigdel
    The thing about the Internet and the social media is that it can make us feel how we want to feel. You could become a cyberchondriac, wallowing in self-pity, seeking sympathy in the virtual world. Or you could tout yourself as a self-proclaimed expert, blinded by narcissism, who just can’t see logic in other people’s arguments. For extremists, it becomes a treasure trove for selectively culling points that back their claim, which can then be used to hurl insults at those who beg to differ.And it is the best weapon to fuel jingoism and dismiss claims counter to yours as traitorous ones.


    On September 20, when people in Kathmandu were out on the streets welcoming the new constitution, I was hundreds of kilometres away from the Capital, hiking towards