UCPN (M) is not after President or Prime Minister post: Dahal

    Post Report, Oct 04 2015

    UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his party will not claim for any posts in the new government.

    Speaking at an interaction in Kathmandu on Sunday, Chairman Dahal said, “UCPN (M) is not after president or prime minister posts. We only want that constitution be revised and amended to establish the rights of all.”

    Saying that the conspiracies are being hatched to divide the unity of three major parties, Chairman Dahal, also the former prime minister, stressed on the need to put together until the constitution was implemented. “The national unity is needed at least until the local and federal administrative structures were formed,” he said, hinting at the current polarisation seen among major parties on the formation of new government.

    Chairman Dahal also mentioned that MJF-Loktantrik Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, who played a vital role in constitution drafting, should be brought on board the unity government.  The leader further stressed on addressing the valid demands of agitating Madhesi parties.

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    Protests at Bhairahawa entry point, vehicular movement halted

      Post Report, Oct 04 2015

      The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha is staging a protest at Bhariahawa entry point. Due to the protest, vehicles that had resumed since this morning, has again been on halt.

      Until 1 pm, 54 vehicles carrying goods had entered Nepal. The vehicular movement has again been stranded due to tense situation at border.

      The Morcha’s cadres are currently chanting slogans and demonstrating at Nepali side of the border. Although, security personnel are abundantly present they have not yet intervened the protest.

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      Madhesi Morcha meet underway to review their form of protests

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 04 2015
      Leaders of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha are holding a meeting at Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal office at Sanepa, Kathmandu to decide the form and course of their protests.

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      Trucks, tanker to enter Nepal from Jogbani border

      Post Report, MORANG, Oct 04 2015
      Indian officials have agreed to send cargo truck and fuel tankers to Nepal on Sunday.

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      Main News

      UML proposes Oli as PM candidate

      Post Report, Oct 04 2015
      CPN-UML has forwarded the name of its party Chairman KP Sharma Oli as a candidate for the next PM.
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      CAN rebuffs skipper Khadka's sack rumour

      Post Report, Oct 04 2015
      Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) clarified that Paras Khadka has not been sacked as the skipper of the national cricket team.
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      10 petrol tankers, 70 containers enter Nepal

      Post Report, Oct 04 2015
      Goods carrying trucks and containers have started to enter the Nepali border following the Indian decision to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal.
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      Already hit by division and widespread criticism over poor governance, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) hit a new low after the National Sports Council (NSC) on Friday sought categorical clarification over 15 different issues.

      Indicating that the dissatisfaction shown by international cricket governing bodies and cricketers was not helping in the development of the game, the country’s supreme sports governing body has deemed the current committee of CAN ineligible to run cricket in the country.
      “The development of cricket is not possible without solving the long standing dispute within CAN. Instead of correcting its mistakes it has repeatedly committed more of them,” an NSC letter submitted to CAN read.
      Among the issues that NSC sought clarification include CAN’s inability to fetch the grant of over Rs 40 million from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), not recruiting coaching staffs for the national cricket team, losing the hosting rights of ICC U-19 Global Qualifier, poor handling of its Chief Executive Officer and coach Pubudu Dassanayake.
      The cricket governing body is asked to report to NSC with clarification in the next five days beginning from Friday or else prepare punishment according to the Sports Development Act and Regulation 1991-92 which includes the reformation of any sport’s governing body or to the extent of dissolution of the body.
      It was another blow for CAN whose 10 office bearers, including President Tanka Aangbuhang and General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel, from the 31-member central committee are fighting corruption charges
      with two members already resigning from the committee and two pulled out by
      the NSC.

      Issues raised by Sports council


      •     CAN’s inability to acquire over Rs 40 million grant from ACC
      •     Failure to recruit coaching staffs for a long-term contract despite ICC directives
      •     Reasons behind losing hosting rights of ICC U-19 Global Qualifiers; Improper handling of its CEO and Finance Manager
      •     Reasons for delaying contract extention for coach Pubudu Dassanayake
      •     Inability to clear arrears of more than Rs 17 million
      •     Accountability for Rs 60 million ICC grant that CAN is about to be deprived of
      •     Reasons for not paying the lease amount for using Tribhuvan University ground
      •     Inability to organise national tournaments—men’s and women’s—for which NSC had released Rs 6 million. Reasons for organising only women’s event
      •     Inability to implement its board decisions
      •     Unable to provide scholarships to the members of the ACC U-16 Premier title winning team
      •     Unwillingness to review Nepal’s dismal showing in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers
      •     Reluctance to come up with development plans despite repeated calls for proposal from sports ministry, government and NSC
      •     Reasons for not retrieving the Rs 8.4 million from the CAN office-bearers as directed by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority. The fine was imposed by the ICC
      •     Reasons for not informing NSC about an incident of team physiotherapist in Ireland during the World T20 Qualifiers.
      •     Clarification on media reports over sacking Paras Khadka as national team skipper


      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      The Not So Great Storywriter

      Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
      He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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      Saturday Features

      The things left unsaid

      The things left unsaid
      take on strange powers,
      especially at night.

      Rage against the machine

      When the earthquake struck five months ago, it felt as though it had shaken the nation’s core for the better. The media, for the first time in ages, seemed to have been forced toinform people about things apart from what leaders said or did on a particular day.

      Bumbling Clowns

      We know that our incompetent government and our lazy civil servants really don’t know how to run this country. So let us not be surprised that our government has no clue how to resolve the crisis in Tarai and work with India to let the goods stranded in the border to enter our land.

      Let there be sight

      I’ve never seen anything like it. The transformations I’ve been witnessing, have stirred me for life, to say the least.A woman’s being able to see once again, after three years of blindness—imagine what that feels like.

      Chronicling a legend

      Timothy Aryal
      The first scene opens with motion pictures on the wall, accompanied by noises, narrating the Mahabharata as it appears in BP Koirala’s shortest novel, Modi Aayin. Excerpts from BP’s novels and short stories are staged inthe form of vignettes woven into the play.

      Clash of the worlds

      Preena Shrestha
      There are attempts at something resembling self-reflexivity in the newly released Highway to Dhampus. In what can be read as almost a personal disclaimer on the part of director Rick McFarland...

      No end in sight

      Rajesh Khanal
      Raj Kumar Kunwar, a taxi driver who hails from Sindhupalchok, has been waiting for a day and a half to fill up his cab’s tank. Kunwar, who is currently in queue at the Nepal Police-owned petrol pump in Naxal, just to receive about nine litres of petrol, says he has been operating his taxi only once in three days for the last week.

      Medical education in jeopardy

      Manish Gautam
      In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, which occurred earlier this year, the hospitals in the country struggled to cope with providing services.

      I will live on. Despite you

      Dipti Sherchan
      They say I have become a woman, a state-less woman, an invisible woman, a second class citizen, a third class existence, a blob of some sort gliding through public vehicles and busy streets. Thisparticular blob happens to also have two protruding blobs that constantly get grabbed and a gaping hole that is persistently abused. I do not know how I became this blob.