We want Indian model federalism in Tarai: Yadav

    LAXMI SAH, Dec 05 2016
    Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav has remarked that Tarai region should be federated into provinces based on Indian-model of federalism.
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    UML to intensify agitation against constitution amendment

    Bhaktapur, Dec 05 2016
    Major opposition CPN-UML has decided to intensify the ongoing agitation against the constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the Legislature-Parliament.

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    Constitution amendment proposal incomplete: Bhattarai

    Kapilvastu, Dec 05 2016
    Naya Shakti Party (NSP) Nepal Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai has claimed that the constitution amendment motion recently tabled by the government before the parliament is incomplete.

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    Main News

    PM urged to expedite Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track

    Dec 05 2016
    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been prodded that the government quickened the construction of Kathmandu-Nijgadh fast track and of the second international airport in Bara, which are the national pride projects.
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    NOC reduces aviation fuel prices

    Post Report, Dec 05 2016
    The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Monday slashed prices of aviation fuel sold to international and domestic carriers each by Rs 8 per litre, raising the spectre of reduction in air fare at least in the domestic sector.
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    Pyuthan dwellers demand undivided province 5

    Post Report, Dec 05 2016
    Residents of Pyuthan district staged demonstration on Monday demanding undivided province no. 5. The recent constitution amendment bill registered by government at the Legislature-Parliament proposes splitting Tarai and hill districts in province 5.
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    A 19-member cricket team is representing Nepal in the Under-19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka this month. 

    The team playing for the country in the tournament was announced by a selection committee comprising International Cricket Council's Development Officer for the Asia region Venkatapathy Raju, Nepal's U-19 main coach Jagat Tamata and coach Binod Das. 

    Sandip Lamichhane is the captain of the team that includes Abinash Karna, Asif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airi, Sandip Sunar, Rabindra Jung Shahi, Aadil Khan, Bhim Sarki, Anil Kumar Shaha, Pawan Sarraff, Suwarnakar Uraw, Kamal Singh Airi, Nandan Yadav, Prakash KC and Rohit Kumar Poudel. 

    Shahab Alam, Kishor Mahato, Bikram Bhusal and Sushant Thapa are the extra players. RSS 

    Nepali Women Cricket Team suffered a 99-run loss against India in the ACC Women’s Asia Cup being held at Thailand on Friday. With this win India entered the finals of the tournament.

    Nepal won the toss and chose to field first.

    Chasing the 121-run target put up by India in the first innings, Nepali batting order continued with their dismal performance and was able to garner just 21 runs before being all out in 16.3 overs. The 21-run fiasco put up by Nepali Women Cricket Team is the lowest score in International Women's Cricket history.

    Four Nepali batswomen went for a duck and none of the remaining batting order were able to score in double figures. Indian bowler Punam Yadav took 3 wickets while Anuja Patil and Sabineni meghna took two wickets each.

    Earlier, Indian players scored 120 runs losing 5 wickets with Sikha Pandey (39) and Indian skipper Harmanprit Kaur (14) showcasing a solid 6th wicket partnership of 51 runs without losing their wickets. Nepali Captain Rubina Chhetri took two wickets while Sita Rana Magar and Karuna Bhandari claimed one wicket each.

    Nepal had crashed to low totals of 47 (against Pakistan), 23 (against Sri Lanka) and 41 (against Bangladesh) in the first three matches.

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    Dammed

    Sanjeeb Phuyal
    For Phurwanima Sherpa, a 28-year-old resident of Pangboche—a small settlement in Solukhumbu—a recent successful operation to drain water from the Imja Lake comes as a sigh of relief.

    The People vs the Parasites!

    Guffadi
    It seems that we the people have different priorities; like how to manage our household budget, how to find better and affordable schools for our kids without having to take a loan from the bank, or if you live in the Valley,

    Brick-paved courtyard

    Subhaaya Shakya
    Against the garbage, strewn all over the courtyard, Maan Kumari’s combat strategy comprised of a broom and a pair of buffalo ribs.

    Still.

    Pranaya SJB Rana
    Quiet is the Belgian night. There are no orchestral dogs here, no lone car horn echoing distant. No cry of laughter, anger or pleasure punctuates the night. Where I live, temporary and fleeting, the night is alien.

    Food for thought

    For the children of the remote reaches of the Karnali region, quality education is seldom a viable option.

    Brewing a quiet storm

    Timothy Aryal
    Given its minimal ingredients—milk, tea leaves and sugar—it is amazing that milk teas have become so ubiquitous in our society.

    From the epicentre

    SANJEEV GIRI
    At 2:28 pm, on May 12, 2008, an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale hit the western Chinese province of Sichuan.

    Places that change us

    Some journeys give you more than what you asked and planned for. In August 2016, when I set out for the small village of Khandeshwori in Darchula,

    The harvest of sorrow

    ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
    The story of Marie Antoinette adding fuel to the fire of the French Revolution by telling hungry peasants to eat cake if they have no bread left might be an apocryphal one.