‘Air pollution major killer in Nepal’

PRAGATI SHAHI, Kathmandu, Sep 28 2016
Ambient (outdoor) air pollution causes over 9,000 deaths every year, with coronary artery disease and stroke each killing more than 3,000 people in Nepal in 2012, according to findings made public by the World Health Organization on Tuesday.

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MH17 missile 'came from Russia'

BBC, Kathmandu, Sep 28 2016
Missile which shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 was brought in from Russian territory - investigators said.

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Main News

Charikot Hospital staffers halt services protesting forceful apology video of doctor

Post Report, Sep 28 2016
Staffers at Charikot Hospital in Dolakha have resorted to protest from Wednesday against the inhuman treatment of the health workers after a video depicting doctors apologising went viral on Facebook.
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Lawmakers trade barbs at House committee over Tikapur incident

Post Report, Sep 28 2016
The State Affairs Committee of the Legislature-Parliament saw heated discussions between lawmakers of ruling coalition—Nepali Congress and Madhesi parties—and opposition CPN-UML on Wednesday.
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Saarc summit postponed

Post Report, Sep 28 2016
The 19th Saarc Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November has been postponed after India on Tuesday announced its inability to take part in it “in the prevailing circumstances”.
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Sports

Panchakanya Tez bowler Dipendra Singh Aire starred in the match against Kantipur Gurkhas, claiming 4 wickets, to register the third victory for his team in the ongoing Wai Wai Everest Premier League at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

Tez bowlers came up with furious attack in the second innings dismissing any chance for the Kantipur Gurkhas to achieve the 130-run target. The Gurkhas were wrapped up for 95 runs with the loss of nine wickets.

Earlier, Panchakanya Tez recovered from  a shaky start losing four wickets with just six runs on the board to put up 129 runs.

The Gurkhas had opted to field after winning the toss.

Panchakanya Tez lost eight wickets in the designated 20 overs with batsmen Pushpa Thapa scoring not out 38 runs followed by Arif Sheikh putting up 32 runs on the board. Dipendra Singh Aire garnered 22 while Karan KC scored 17 runs for the Tez.

Kantipur bowlers seemed to be on fire earlier in the game claiming three ducks with Avinash Bohora claiming four wickets and Krishna Karki, lalit Bhandari and Lalit Rajbanshi claiming one wicket each. However, the Gurkhas gifted 17 runs as extra to their rivals.

Tez’s middle order batsmen anchored their innings with Thapa and Aire playing a precious 52-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

Jagadamba Rhinos defeated Kantipur Gurkhas by 11 runs to register their first win in the ongoing Everest Premier League T20 on Tuesday.

Winning the toss and fielding first, Gurkhas completed on 113 for 8 chasing Rhinos 125 runs target.

Gurkhas batsmen Sandip Jhora (42) and Anil Sah (28) were the only notable performer during the run chase.

Rhinos Sompal Kami was the most successful batsman with 44 runs. Subendu Panday also contributed 21 for the total.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

The wind in his hair

Sajana Acharya, Sep 25 2016
Science believes that the more similar the two worlds are the people get stuck with each other. Maybe we two are more than similar, which is why I am drawn to his world
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Saturday Features

Bodhisattvas and Bodhichittas of Timal (photo feature)

Kathmandu’s urban sprawl and congestion is frustrating at its Saturday best and downright soul-crushing during a Monday ‘office-time’ traffic jam. You may love this chaotic city, you may hate it, or you may love-to-hate it, but one thing is for certain, any prolonged stay in the Capital gets

Many cooks sweeten the broth

ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
House of Snow presents a well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal’s literary contribution

Fragments

Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
Again tonightThere is thunder and lightningA busy world is sound asleep.Screaming children and their crying mothers,Rebel sons and their silent fathers,Stoic daughters and their tired loversRocked to sleep by a quivering earthPerched on an axe blade.

Emperor strikes back!

Guffadi
Our politicians and civil servants are beggars. They beg for petty little things. Why not think big?

The lost decades

SHREYA PAUDEL
Bhupi Sherchan is perhaps the most beloved and widely read poet in Nepali literature. His mastery over the free verse—that broke away from the archaic slokas that had once dominated Nepali poetry—and his eagerness to explore themes that were seldom written about, made his poetry both readable and relatable for the masses. Bhupi’s peerless genius is further underscored by the fact that his poems continue to remain widely popular and ever relevant to every new generation of readers; his magnum opus, Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manche, has seen 10 different editions since it was first published in 1968. Having recently sat through the anthology (in one frenzied sitting), I was left with two conclusions: the first that Bhupi was a visionary whose ideas were well and truly ahead of his time, and secondly that because his poems are still so hauntingly relevant in this day and age, it begs the question of what progress we have really made in these lost decades.

Triple delight

Timothy Aryal
Jyanmaya, a dramatisation of Sarubhakta’s eponymous epic poem, presents a unique amalgamation of dance, poetry and music, all weaved into a tragic love affair

Forever Famished

RAJNEESH BHANDARI
Every year, Humla’s chronic food shortfall makes the headlines. Could new projects linking the district to China break the cycle?

The higher quest

CP ARYAL
Shortlisted for the Madan Puraskar, 2072, Ghanashyam Khadka’s Nirvana revisits the question of if spiritual healing could indeed be the ultimate therapy

Emperor’s vacation!

Guffadi
Our Emperor is in India with his jumbo entourage. As usual, our corrupt government is good at wasting our taxpayers’ money on such visits.