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Two dead, dozens others injured during Holi celebrations in Kathmandu Valley

Arjun Poudel & Anup Ojha 21 Mar 07:00 AM

At least two people died and dozens others were injured in various accidents and assaults during Holi celebrations in the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday. Read Full Story »

Anil Giri, Suresh Raj Neupane 21 Mar 07:00 AM

India has agreed to incorporate Nepal’s proposal to extend inland waterway facilities up to its nearest navigation points in the bilateral trade and transit treaties for third country trade via India. Read Full Story »

Nayak Paudel 21 Mar 07:00 AM

With the government deciding to brand the Communist Party of Nepal, led by Netra Bikram Chand, a criminal outfit and crack down on its activities, police have swung into action. Read Full Story »

Revellers mark Holi, the festival of colours (in photos)

Post Report 20 Mar 05:47 PM

Phagu Purnima or Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with much fanfare in the Capital and other parts of the hilly region on Wednesday. Read Full Story »

Phagu Purnima being observed with fervour

Rss 20 Mar 03:52 PM

Phagu Purnima or the festival of colours is being celebrated with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, on Wednesday. Read Full Story »

Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine offices padlocked

Arjun Poudel 20 Mar 07:25 AM

All Nepal Free Student Union and All Nepal Free Student Union (Revolutionary), student wings of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, padlocked the offices of Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University and Dean Office of the Institute of Medicine today. Read Full Story »

Gurkha veterans serve July 1 deadline to address their demands

Anil Giri 20 Mar 07:00 AM

​​​​​​​Rejecting the pension hike announced by the UK government recently, the agitating Gurkha veterans on Tuesday set July 1 deadline for both Nepal and British governments to meet their demands of pay, pension and facilities at par with British nationals serving in the British Army. Read Full Story »

Judicial Council forms panel to probe dubious release of gold smuggling suspects

Nayak Paudel 20 Mar 07:00 AM

The Judicial Council has formed a committee to probe the dubious release of some of the major suspects in the 33 kg gold smuggling case by the Biratnagar High Court. Read Full Story »

Metropolis plans to keep record of domestic animals by installing chips on their body

Anup Ojha 20 Mar 07:00 AM

After numerous failed attempts to drive loitering animals away from the streets, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City has come up with a plan to keep a record of domestic animals in the metropolis by fitting chips on their bodies. Read Full Story »

Parties undecided on appointment of officials at transitional justice bodies

Binod Ghimire 19 Mar 07:00 AM

Delays in the formation of a recommendation committee by the government will see two transitional justice bodies vacant following last month’s amendment to the Enforced Disappearances Inquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act-2014, that will conclude the terms of existing officials beginning April 14. Read Full Story »

After quitting ‘Free Madhes’ campaign, CK Raut launches a new party

Tika R Pradhan 19 Mar 06:51 AM

Six years of struggle to generate momentum for creating a separate Madhes. In and out of jail for about a dozen times on various charges. Behind bars for five consecutive months since October last year. Read Full Story »

Rs35 billion and 2 years is what it takes to get detailed project report of Kathmandu-Kerung railway

Anil Giri 19 Mar 06:30 AM

The government has estimated that it will take around two years and Rs35 billion to complete the detailed project report of the Kathmandu-Kerung railway. Read Full Story »

Distressed and disheartened, Maoist fighters rejected during the integration process are still waiting for support

Binod Ghimire 17 Mar 06:30 AM

If there’s one argument that troubles Shova Parajuli the most, it is the claim that the army integration, one of the crucial tasks of the peace process following the Maoist insurgency, has been completed successfully. Read Full Story »

Take Chand outfit into confidence for talks: Congress

Sanjeev Phuyal 16 Mar 07:31 PM

The Nepali Congress has called on the government to take into confidence the Communist Party of Nepal, led by Netra Bikram Chand, and convince them to come to the negotiating table. Read Full Story »

Prithvi Man Shrestha 16 Mar 07:06 AM

The Department of Money Laundering Investigation has launched joint or parallel investigations with police on money laundering cases as part of effort to improve coordination among the law enforcement agencies ahead of mutual evaluation of Nepal’s compliance to standards on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing due for 2020. Read Full Story »

Fault line appears in the ruling party over the decision to ban Chand’s outfit

Anil Giri 14 Mar 07:00 AM

A day after the government branded the Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party a criminal group and banned its activities, key leaders within the ruling Nepal Communist Party were at loggerheads, with many expressing reservations over the decision. Read Full Story »

House issues ruling to make public probe report on Tarai protest

Binod Ghimire 14 Mar 07:00 AM

Under pressure from Madhesi parties, Parliament on Wednesday issued a ruling to the government to immediately make public the High-Level Probe Commission’s report, led by Girish Chandra Lal, former justice at the Supreme Court. Read Full Story »

Kidney failure avoidable with timely intervention

Arjun Poudel 14 Mar 07:00 AM

Lal Bahadur Gurung worked six years in Qatar as a menial labourer and returned to Nepal with both kidneys damaged. Read Full Story »

Private schools say they can’t chip in to government’s social security plan

Post Report 13 Mar 07:04 AM

Private schools have refused to follow the Contribution Based Social Security Scheme launched by the government in November last year, arguing that the programme is not feasible for small and middle level schools. Read Full Story »

Cabinet reshuffle likely, but only after the investment summit

Post Report 13 Mar 07:02 AM

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, co-chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, have started discussions on Cabinet reshuffle. Read Full Story »

Government labels Chand party a criminal group, bans its activities

Anil Giri, Tika R Pradhan 13 Mar 07:00 AM

The government on Tuesday branded the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal a criminal group and banned its activities, just days after a second blast in the Capital. Read Full Story »

SilkAir changes its aircraft to Kathmandu following Singapore’s decision to halt all 737 Max 8 planes

Sangam Prasain 12 Mar 10:05 AM

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More students file fraud case against Gandaki Medical College chair Khuma Aryal and ten others

Nayak Paudel 12 Mar 08:54 AM

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Suresh Raj Neupane 12 Mar 08:44 AM

The Nepal-bound containers stranded at the Kolkata Port for the past four days will be released on Tuesday, Consul General in India Eak Narayan Aryal confirmed on Monday. Read Full Story »

Public entities are recommending errant contractors for blacklisting more than ever

Prithvi Man Shrestha 12 Mar 08:17 AM

The Public Procurement Monitoring Office has blacklisted 13 errant firms—contractors and suppliers—for occupying a large number of projects without completing them on time since January 17. The number of blacklisted firms has been on the rise in the last three years. Read Full Story »

After CK Raut’s deal with government, the guessing game continues

Tika R Pradhan 12 Mar 08:07 AM

Friday’s deal between the government and CK Raut, coordinator of the Alliance for Independent Madhes, has left many guessing what plans the Madhesi activist--and even Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli--has up his sleeves. Read Full Story »

Pushpa Kamal Dahal will visit the United States for his wife’s treatment

Anil Giri 12 Mar 07:00 AM

Nearly a month after the controversy over his statement on the US position on Venezuela, Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to visit the United States of America on March 18 for the treatment of his ailing wife, Sita Dahal. Read Full Story »

Anil Giri 11 Mar 07:02 AM

Just ahead of the second Investment Summit, Nepal and France have signed two separate memorandums of understanding—one of which is aimed at setting up state-of-art security printing facilities in Nepal with the French assistance. Read Full Story »

Government scrambles to explain what ‘jana abhimat’ means—and what it does not—in deal with CK Raut

Tika R Pradhan 11 Mar 07:00 AM

Two days after an 11-point agreement was signed between the government and CK Raut, a long-time ‘Free Madhes’ campaigner, the government was scrambling to explain the meaning of “jana abhimat”, a phrase in the second point of the agreement.Read Full Story »

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