MJF-L Chief Whip confirms PM Dahal’s meet with Tikapur incident accused in Delhi

Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 30 2016
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, during his state visit of India in New Delhi, had met a person accused of being involved in the Tikapur incident, confirmed Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik Chief Whip Yogendra Chaudhary.

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Colors X Factor defeat Jagadamba Rhinos in super over

Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 30 2016
Colors X Factor registered a win against Jagadamba Rhinos in a thrilling match that saw the first super over of the Wai Wai Everest Premier League Twenty20 being played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.

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Durbarmarg store fire under control

Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 30 2016
A fire that broke out in a shop at Durbar Marg in the Capital on Friday has been brought under control.

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Main News

Goat traders expect to make a killing

Post Report, Sep 30 2016
Goat traders expect a sales bonanza this Dashain after business went flat last year as supplies were disrupted by an Indian embargo, and a country shell-shocked by a killer quake toned down celebrations.
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Leaders face tough balancing act

ROSHAN SEDHAI, Sep 30 2016
An uphill task of accommodating diverse interests stare at the governing CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nepali Congress as they look to redraw federal boundaries to bring the disgruntled parties on board without minimising the influence that the top leaders of major parties hold in the existing federal setup.
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PM calls for amending Saarc Charter

Post Report, Sep 30 2016
At a time when the fate of 19th Saarc Summit to be held in Islamabad hangs in the balance amid tensions between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday said that the Saarc Charter should be amended and called on the Saarc Secretariat, which is based in Kathmandu, for introducing reforms.
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Money

Sports

Tahachal Futsal and Kickoff Futsal recorded wins in the highest cash-prized first Red Bull National Futsal League on Thursday.

Playing at their home turf Tahachal defeated Busy Brothers 2-0 with goals from Sunil Basnet and Ram Kumar Kumal, who was later named man-of-the-match.
In another game, Kickoff hammered home team Adarsha Futsal 4-1. Man-of-the-match Bijay Shrestha, Krishna Lama, Prabesh Joshi and Usan KC struck for Kickoff, while Aviraj Rijal pulled one back for the hosts.
In all 16 teams are participating it the tournament that offers Rs 1 million and the runners-up will walk away with Rs 500,000. The best player of the tournament and the best goalkeeper will get a cash purse of Rs 50,000 apiece. The tournament will halt during Dashain and Tihar.

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.