SSF-N to join govt only after charter amendment deal

    Post Report, Mar 19 2018
    A meeting of the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal working committee on Sunday decided to join the government only after a written agreement with the left alliance on constitution amendment.
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    US-Bangla plane crash: Bodies of 23 Bangladeshis to be flown back home today

      Post Report, Mar 19 2018
      The bodies of 23 Bangladeshis who were killed in the US-Bangla aircraft crash are being flown back home from Nepal in a special flight on Monday
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      85 houses destroyed in fire

        PRADEEP MENYANGBO, Mar 19 2018
        Post photo: Bedraj Poudel
        At least 85 homes were destroyed in a fire that broke out at the Batar settlement in Barahachhetra Municipality Ward No 11 in Sunsari on Saturday night.
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        Erring ministers won’t be spared, PM warns

        TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu, Mar 19 2018
        Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses a joint meeting of ministers and secretaries at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu on Sunday. RSS
        After a major Cabinet expansion on Friday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday instructed ministers, state ministers, his advisors and top government officials including security chiefs to work effectively.

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        Former Home Minister Khadka injured in road accident

        Post Report, SURKHET, Mar 18 2018
        Nepali Congress leader and former Home Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has been injured in a road accident that occurred at Satthari of Surkhet district on Sunday.

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        Court defers ex-chief justice hearing

        Post Report, Kathmandu, Mar 19 2018
        The single bench of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has postponed the hearing on a contempt of court case against ex-chief justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli because of time constraints.

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        Main News

        Minister Bista orders daily hearing of cases

        CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Mar 19 2018
        Newly appointed Minister for Labour and Employment Gokarna Bista has vowed to give highest priority to address the grievances of migrant workers being cheated while pursuing employment opportunities in foreign lands.
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        Pun re-elected Vice Prez

        Post Report, Mar 19 2018
        Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has been re-elected unopposed for a new five-year term.
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        Yeti Airlines aircraft suffers wheel lock up in Bhairahawa Airport

        Post Report, Mar 18 2018
        A Yeti Airlines Jetstream aircraft came to a halt at the middle of the runway at Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa on Sunday following a technical problem with its front wheel after landing.
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        China on Wednesday elected Wang Yang as the chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political advisory body. The voting took place at the fourth plenary meeting of the first session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

        CPPCC is the Chinese state organ that is regarded as an important institution for multiparty cooperation and political consultations under the leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC). It promotes socialist democracy in China politics.

        Born in 1955, the 63-year-old had joined the CPC at the age of 20.

        He was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October last year.

        CPPCC does not exert political influence but imposes constraints on political power. It suggests and put forth proposals for reforms, advances law-based governance, enhances people-centred approach to development, develop consultative democracy within CPPCC and strengthen democratic oversight in governance. 

        A Russian military transport plane crashed in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 32 people on board, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying, an incident that sharply raises the death toll from the Kremlin’s Syria operation.

        President Vladimir Putin, who is running for re-election later this month, in December ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing, declaring their work largely done.

        But casualties continue to mount.

        The defense ministry was cited as saying that the plane, a Soviet-designed An-26, crashed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province and that initial information suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical fault.

        Twenty-six passengers and six crew members were on board, and all were killed in the crash, the news agencies quoted the ministry as saying.

        Russian state TV cited military officials as saying the aircraft had not been brought down by enemy fire. It said the crash happened as the plane came into land at Hmeymim, and that it came down around 500 meters (550 yards) short of the runway.

        Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin had expressed his condolences to relatives of those killed, and to all Russian service personnel, the RIA news agency reported.


        Health & Style

        Fiction Park

        The Harion Bazaar

        Biken K Dawadi, Mar 18 2018
        On Saturdays, the otherwise quiet Harion bazaar springs into action. Packed into heavy trucks and congested buses, so many people from villages far and wide swarm in from all directions, typically in a frantic search for the right quality of ration for their families.
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        Saturday Features

        Unraveling untold stories

        Born and raised in western Chitwan, Amar Neupane is a celebrated novelist and writer in Nepali literature. His debut work Pani ko Gham bagged the 2010 Padmashree Prize, while Seto Dharti bagged the 2012 Madan Puraskar.

        In between day and night

        Shashank Shrestha
        When the winter morning first opens its laden eyes, when the first light of day appears at the horizon, most of us are at the peak of our dreams, or sleepily turning off our alarm clocks. But a small segment of the city is already awake, preparing for the onslaught of the day. At 5 am, there is a chance to experience the in-between world. It is neither day nor night. The city is moving, but not bustling with life. Nor is it quiet like in the dead of night.

        Oli’s first month!

        It’s been a month since Oli became our Prime Monster for the second time and so far, not much has happened in Baluwatar except meeting his fellow cadres and figuring out how to move forward.

        Father’s first spring

        I find few things in common between my five-year-old daughter and a younger me.

        The other world

        Sandesh Ghimire
        The ongoing staging of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters (directed by Rose Schwietz at Kunja Theatre) provides an opportunity to explore the relevance of 19th century Russian literature in present day Nepal.

        Down to the river

        Abijeet Pant
        Every Saturday morning, volunteers equipped with gloves, masks, and knee-high gum boots can be seen wading in the murky waters of the Bagmati, fishing out solid waste by the tonne.

        Under Tilaurakot

        At the turn of the fifth century, travelling through South Asia, Chinese monk Faxian had described a flourishing city along what is today the Nepal-India border. Almost two hundred years later, Xuanzang, another Chinese monk and scholar, described seeing a similar flourishing kingdom. Now, an archaeological survey that has been ongoing since 2013 has unearthed evidence suggesting that the sites described by the two ancient travellers match with what has for centuries remained buried underground.

        The lives of others

        Shradha Ghale
        The iconic Nepali writer from Darjeeling, Indra Bahadur Rai, passed away at the age of 91 a few days ago. He leaves behind an enormous literary legacy encompassing both fiction and non-fiction.

        Madame President

        Madame Bidhya Devi Bhandari will once again become our President. Yes, our comrades have decided to stick with Bhandari and Pun as candidates for our President and Vice President, and they are more than likely to win the election for their respective offices.