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Media Society urges govt to remove anti-press freedom provisions

Post Report, Kathmandu, Aug 16 2018
Nepal Media Society (NMS) said that its serious attention has been drawn to the Criminal Code that will come into effect from Friday (August 17) and urged the government to immediately correct it.

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11-month twins found in septic tank in Taplejung, die

Post Report, Taplejung, Aug 16 2018
Two 11-month-old baby girls, who were found dumped in a septic tank at PathivaraYangwarak Rural Municipality in Taplejung district on Wednesday, have died.

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Celebrating Naag Panchami with live snakes (Photo features)

Post Report, KAPILVASTU, Aug 16 2018
Worshippers at Tauleshwornath Mahadev Temple in Taulihawa celebrated Naag Panchami on Thursday by offering prayers and offering to live snakes.

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APF head constable among 3 held with stolen jeep

Post Report, PARASI, Aug 16 2018
Three persons including a head constable of Armed Police Force (APF) were arrested on the charge of stealing a Scorpio Jeep from Sunwal in Parsa. The four-wheeler (Ba 15 Cha 2104) was stolen from Sunwal Bazaar a week ago.

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Don’t make misleading publicity regarding civil and criminal codes: PM Oli

Aug 16 2018
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged all not to make misleading publicity regarding the Country Civil Code and the Country Criminal Code which will come into effect from Friday.
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Gaushala revises controversial tax rates following public uproar

Post Report, Aug 16 2018
Gaushala Municipality has comprehensively revised its controversial tax rates after widespread protest from the people.
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Bagmati erosion raises flood alarm

SHIVA PURI, Aug 16 2018
Flooding threat looms at Rajdevi Municipality-6 in Rautahat district as the Bagmati River has been eroding its banks since Tuesday.
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Nepalese Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness is organising the second Mr Everest Nationwide Bodybuilding Championship on August 18.


More than 150 bodybuilders are expected to participate in the one-day event, informed the Federation Vice-President Dinesh Amatya during on Wednesday. The main event will be preceded by pre-judging round which will be held in Whitefield School. The main event will be held at the National Sports Council covered hall.


The tournament will include men’s bodybuilding and men’s physique along with women’s fitness events. The men’s bodybuilding will be competed in six categories—55kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg and above 75kg. The men’s physique will be played between builders with 170 centimetre height and above.


The overall winners will pocket a cheque of Rs 300,000. Most importantly, the tournament will also serve as bodybuilders’ selection for the upcoming World Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Spain later this year.


According to the organisers, the men’s physique and women’s fitness winners will also get cash prizes. The two events are going to be held in Nepal for the first time. The estimated budget for the event is Rs 3 million.

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The Lost Generation

BIKASH GUPTA, Aug 12 2018
For this generation, to cave in was to once again succumb to a centuries old status quo—unjust and no longer conscionable
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Escalate

HR conference to focus on unleashing national potential

Post Report, Aug 13 2018
Human Resources Society Nepal (HRSN), an umbrella organisation for HR professionals in Nepal, is set to organise the seventh iteration of the National HR Conference on August 24 this year. Having explored various themes in the past—like ‘Managing People during Crisis’, ‘Employee Care for Higher Productivity’ and ‘HR for Tomorrow, Trends and Transformation’—this year’s conference is set to be themed ‘Unleash HR for National Development’.
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Saturday Features

Trekking towards modernity

Kul Chandra Gautam
In 1959, I returned home from Banaras to Amarpur. While I was there, one of my step-uncles, Baburam Aryal, came to visit. He was working in Kathmandu as a clerk in the secretariat office of Nepal’s first elected parliament and I had long conversations with him about my education and experiences in Banaras, what he was doing in Nepal’s civil service and what life was like in Kathmandu.

Bull’s eye

Timothy Aryal
It’s no news that Kathmandu’s theatregoers have a penchant for slapstick humour. Give them some and they will embrace it with hearty laughs even if the execution is sometimes half-baked. This has led to, as some critics have pointed out, directors often forcibly inserting humour where it is not warranted, breaking up a play’s rhythm and taking it off into tangents.

Bulaki

The far-western region of Nepal is as fascinating as it is remote. As the roads get narrower and concrete gives way to traditional mud houses, simpler way of life starts to unfold in front of your eyes. The days here move at such a relaxed pace that you are compelled to soak in the sights, sounds and smells. But this, I suppose, happens whenever you travel to new places and meet new faces.

The masque of anarchy

Mohan Guragain
Qatar and Malaysia are the two foremost destinations for migrant workers from my village, Myanglung in Tehrathum. The tropical, peninsular country of Malaysia and the desert nation of Qatar have starkly different environments and are not of commensurable sizes.

The death of justice

Guffadi
We live in a ‘New’ Nepal where we’re slowly turning our backs on the rule of law and heading to the rule of the jungle. Well, our rebels have left the jungle and are now major power players. A decade of tasting ‘power’ has turned our rebels into the same old corrupt politicians they vowed to take action against during their ‘jungle fever’ days. Now, who really wants to go back to the jungle?

PEN FIGHT

Smriti Ravindra
Parenting is a fine juggle. Take this as a point in case. There is a rage in our house and neighbourhood over a game my son and his pals have named Pen Fight. Essentially, Pen Fight is playing gucchas, or marbles, with pens-- one pen knocks another off the table, and the person with the strongest pen (read, heaviest pen) wins.

The Hermit Painter

RAHUl DHAKAl
Veteran painter and writer Manuj Babu Mishra died of a heart attack this week at the age of 83. Mishra was already iconic in his lifetime—his paintings enjoyed wide recognition at home and abroad while he was also a respected and prolific writer of fiction, history, and art. Manuj Babu Mishra was a celebrated polymath but also an extreme recluse who shunned the limelight. He had often referred to himself as a hermit of sorts and he breathed his last at the so-called Hermitage, his personal residence.

Fire and water

Astha Joshi
When a fire engulfed the top floor of the Share Market Building in Putalisadak in February this year, it took firefighters from the City Fire Brigade (Juddha Barun Yantra) a little under twenty minutes to bring the flames under control. The building, which straddles one of the Capital’s busiest streets, was spared from major damage in part because it is located just a kilometer away from the fire station that is capable of dispatching personnel within two minutes of receiving a distress call.

My Limited ‘Liberal Arts’ Education

PRATYOUSH ONTA

When I arrived at the campus of Brandeis University (located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, United States) in August 1984 to start my undergraduate education, I knew only one thing about liberal arts education.