Did not have time to take Koirala to hospital: Koirala's personal doctor

  • Refutes claims that late Koirala had bruises on his forehead
Feb 11 2016
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala’s personal doctor Dr Kabirnath Yogi on Thursday said he did not have time to take the ailing leader to hospital even though he wanted to.
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Petroleum products supply to normalise from Friday, quota system scrapped

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    Supply Ministry is normalising distribution of petroleum products from Friday. The ministry said it would also be scrapping the quota system that the government has been imposing on the fuel supply.
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    Will not forge agreement against national interest: PM Oli

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 11 2016
    Prime Minister KP Oli has remarked that he will not forge any agreement against national interest during his upcoming visit to India.

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    PM summons taskforce meeting tomorrow

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 11 2016
    Prime Minister KP Oli has summoned a meeting of a taskforce constituting representatives of three major parties and agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha for Friday. The taskforce has failed to sit for talks since January 17.

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    Main News

    Telecom to give voluntary retirement to 796 employees

    RSS, Feb 11 2016
    The Nepal Telecom is preparing to downsize the number of its employees. A meeting of the company Board of Directors held on Thursday under the chairmanship Secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, took a decision to this end.
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    Private boarding schools preparing to impart Sanskrit education

    RSS, Feb 11 2016
    Private boarding schools in the Capital and other regions are making preparations to teach Sanskrit. The Sanskrit is one of the oldest and richest languages in the world and is taken as the source of spiritual and disciplinary education.
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    Nepal lose by 15 runs against Namibia

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    Nepal went down by 15 runs against Namibia in the seventh place play-off of U19 Cricket World Cup in Fatullah, Bangladesh.
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    Namibia has set a target of 226 runs for Nepal  in a ‘winner takes it all’ seventh place playoff final of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Fatullah, Bangladesh on Thursday.

    After losing the toss Nepal was called to field. Namibia lost the very first wicket of Niko Davin in the first ball of the game. Nepali bowlers kept the pressure on taking wickets in regular intervals dismissing Linde in 15.6 overs and Green in 25.5 overs who was followed by Louwrens 6 overs later and Brits was gone an over after.

    The Namibian side bounced back with a 99 run partnership between Rautenbach and van Lingen. The duo scrapped the unstable Namibian side to take their side to 212 in the 43rd over.

    Lohan Louwrens scored 59 runs from 107 deliveries and M van Lingen 58 off 45 deliveries. Followed by Rautenbach who put up 39 for Namibia.

    However, Nepal U-19s bowling star Sandeep Lamichanne took the two wickets of Rautenbach and van Lingen in two deliveries giving Nepal a sense of relief.

    Despite Lamichanne's last minute efforts to curb the Namibian batting attack secured to put of 225 runs on the score board. 

    Nepal on Tuesday won one each silver and bronze medal in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG), taking its medal tally to 15.

    Biswa Budha Magar won Silver in Wushu and Taradevi Pun won bronze in women’s 75 kg weight lifting. The tally soared to 15 with1 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals.

    Thirteen-year-old Gaurika Singh, who has already won 2 bronze in swimming made another national record today by completing 50-metre backstroke in 31.78 seconds, beating her own record. She has made three national records in the ongoing games.

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    No party for young men

    With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling

    The tales we tell

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.

    In exile

    Atul K Thakur
    Well argued, well attempted—Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is among the most readable works of Salman Rushdie

    Desis know best

    Let us congratulate our Madhesi netas for running across the border to seek blessings from Bihari politicians regarding their protest programmes. It’s not only the clowns from Madhes but almost everyone except Bijukche who get both moral and financial support from the Desis to enhance their political career.

    Nepali patience and heritage conservation

    Dipesh Risal
    What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged

    Post-festival dispatch

    Pranaya SJB Rana
    The Nepal Literature Festival 2016 was an illuminating and ultimately humbling experience for this scribe

    The chaos of Ra Mailo

    Timothy Aryal
    Ra Mailo, a Nepali contexualisation of French playwright Jean Anouilh’s 1967 play, evokes the absurdities of life

    A stitch in time saves nine

    Lucia de Vries
    How is it possible for puppies to survive when they live in neighbourhoods that want to get rid of them?


    Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day