Pashupati Aryaghat, where Hindus cremate their dead bodies, is overcrowded, and has started cremating bodies on open grounds. Until last week, PM Oli was busy inaugurating projects, openly defying urgent pleas by his health ministry to avoid crowds and public events. He infamously urged people to ‘chew guava leaves and turmeric powder to get rid of the virus’ offering a hope so false that only this disaster could follow.
A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Just a few kilometers south from the Mediciti Hospital in Nakkhu, Lalitpur-27 is an asphalt plant being run by Shailung Group of Companies. Sharada Prasad Adhikari, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s current landlord, is the chairman of the group.
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nearly two million Nepalis working in the Middle East are alarmed by the prospect of war between the United States and Iran. People are huddling in tea shops and chautaris across the country to discuss the possibility of World War III and families of our migrant workers are rightly worried by the news coming out from the Middle East. Sadly, our government has done very little to assure the public of the measures it will take to provide the necessary support to Nepalis in the region in the unlikely event of an all-out war. We have yet to see a statement or public remarks from the government to assure the worried Nepalis, both at home and abroad.
Kathmandu, Oct 15: The state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu couldn't have come at a better time. After years of political uncertainty, Nepal is trying to project itself as a confident nation, ready to engage with the rest of the world.
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari heartily accepted to come to our weekly Frontline live show on January 30. He came to our office at around 6:30 pm for the 7 pm live show. The show focused on wide-body aircraft procurement scam, fake rescue claims and other aviation issues. Those who watched the program only wanted to hear the minister talk about the wide-body investigations. Minister Adhikari promised to bring out the truth of the wide-body purchase in two-three months.
Biratnagar was the hotbed of democratic movements in the early 1980s. Leaders like BP Koirala and GP Koirala were mounting pressure against the Panchayat regime to hold a referendum. This was also the place where young theater artists staged plays, sometimes critical of the regime, which irritated the local authorities.
KP Sharma Oli’s rise to prominence in Nepali politics has its roots in Jhapa. Under the tutelage of Ramnath Dahal, Jhapa’s well known communist leader in the early 1960s, Oli learned to take political risks at an early age of 12.
The John Bates Clark Medal is awarded annually by the American Economic Association (AEA) to “that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” Parag Pathak, 37, is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research proved that school choice can lead to improved student performance.
Chinese officials in Beijing and Kunming last week expressed skepticism over Nepal's intention to wholeheartedly endorse the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). While many Chinese officials said they understood Nepal's tricky balancing act between India and China, they insisted that Nepal fully embraced BRI for its long-term prosperity.
KATHMANDU, June 14: “I will solve all the outstanding Madhes issues once I am in power,” Deuba told us at his Budhanilkantha residence weeks before he became prime minister again. He sounded in a hurry to assume power.
“I was born on the same day as King Birendra!” He would announce proudly during the heyday of monarchy. After struggling with asthma and lung failure, Thulba, as we fondly called him, passed away peacefully at 75 last Tuesday. Tika Dutta Ghimire was an ordinary man, humble and unknown to the world, to our family; he was a patriarch, and the keeper of our family traditions.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Today is the 18th day of Dr. KC’s hunger strike, longer than any of the last nine. He has now sat for 120 days in hunger strike in the last four years in a relentless crusade to end corruption and injustices in Nepal’s medical education.