Fresh recruitment of Nepali youths into the Indian Army to resume only after reaching consensus among all political parties

KATHMANDU, July 13: The decision of the Indian government to introduce a scheme called ‘Agnipath’, which will apply to Gorkha recruitment as well beginning this year, has become controversial in Nepal as its impact on Nepali society becomes clear.

LONDON, Aug 1: A hurried cremation of UK national Dawn Sturgess poisoned in Amesbury earlier this month confirms that the UK authorities continue to destroy evidence related to the Skripal affair, a source in the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom told Sputnik.

MOSCOW, June18: China’s threat to slap tariffs on US crude, an upcoming OPEC meeting and Federal Reserve policy tightening have all weighed on international oil prices over the past few days

GORKHA, May 27: A recent report of rapes and sexual violence in Gorkha shows that most of the victims in the district are being sexually exploited and abused by their own kith and kin.

SHANGHAI, May 24: Asian shares moved lower on Thursday as investors fretted about new setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks, but negative sentiment was tempered by U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggesting it would not raise the tempo at which it increases interest rates.

Pressing concerns

May 1, 2018 00:41 am

If PM Modi can manage Kashmir, Doklam, Aksai Chin and Arunanchal Pradesh, and border dispute with Nepal, he will be successful in South Asia.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Despite several cases of irregularities reported while utilizing the Constituency Development Fund in the past, newly-elected lawmakers have begun piling pressure on the government to give continuity to the controversial fund with significant increment.

Heed these concerns

April 26, 2018 02:00 am

Role of Nepali Congress

RAJBIRAJ, April 1: Upendra Yadav, Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) accused lack of ethics as one of the main reasons why the current government was unwilling to amend the constitution and address Madeshi issues.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Trade and Export Promotion Center (TEPC) has said that Nepali traders are indulging in under-invoicing at customs points while exporting hand-knotted carpet to China, raising suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion by the carpet industry.

World No.1 Roger Federer has insisted that he is in full health after enduring a tough three set battle against Borna Coric at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.

ADCCN draws attention to its concerns

February 8, 2018 11:14 am

POKHARA, Feb 8: The Association of District Coordination Committees of Nepal (ADCCN), Province-4 committee has said its serious attention was drawn towards District Coordination Committee officials being barred from voting in the election to the member of National Assembly on Wednesday.

Climate concerns

January 3, 2018 01:00 am

Underdeveloped and highly vulnerable countries like Nepal will be the first to suffer if Paris Agreement fails to materialize.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections just around the corner, human rights activists and civil society leaders have expressed safety concerns during the elections.

Grave concerns over ‘bloc hearing’

November 13, 2017 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: A total of 71 cases were assigned to a division bench of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli and Justice Ishwar Khatiwada on October 25.

Curious concerns

October 27, 2017 07:36 am

“Are you planning a baby?” “When are you going to have a baby?” “You should have a baby.” “You have been married for four years, why don’t you have a baby?” “Listen to your elders and have a baby now.” “The next time we meet, I want to see you holding a baby.”

NAWALPARASI, Oct 16: Vultures known as nature's scavengers are on the brink of extinction due to the disturbance in their habitat in Tilakpur of Nawalparasi, which was famous for vulture restaurants.

CAIRO, August 24: Egypt reacted angrily Wednesday to the Trump administration’s decision to cut or delay nearly $300 million in military and economic aid over human rights concerns, a surprise move given the increasingly close ties that have bound the two allies since President Donald Trump took office in January.

KHOTANG, July 27: Landowners of Khalle have voiced concern over the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority's act of pulling their land without informing them in prior.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers, speaking during zero and special hour of the Legislature-Parliament on Monday, drew the government's attention towards contemporary issues.

KATHMNDU, July 15: Roads in Nepal are treacherous and have rightly been dubbed as 'silent killers' as they claim lives of hundreds of people every year. Just on Friday, unmanaged road in the capital city's Nepaltar claimed the life of a child, while another child faced a near-death experience in Samakhusi of the valley due to the appalling condition of road.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has missed the Election Commission (EC)'s deadline to formulate election laws related to provincial and central parliamentary elections, raising doubts over its commitment to conduct the remaining elections within January 21 2018, the constitutional deadline.

Local concerns

June 2, 2017 09:34 am

How do you gauge public enthusiasm for local election? In an electoral democracy, one of the best measures is voter turnout. And if that is the basis, the first phase of local election on May 14, with 71 percent voter turnout, was a resounding success. In the first phase, held in 34 districts spread across three federal provinces, nearly 50,000 local-level representatives were elected, nearly 50 percent of them women.

BEIJING, April 12: Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has shown its concern over the proper implementation of the newly restructured local level.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Nepal is taking on Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League on Saturday and Monday at the TU Cricket Ground. Republica looks into some crucial issues for Nepal regarding the Saturday's match.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: After months of obstruction by various opposition parties including the CPN-UML, parliament on Thursday was able to hold deliberations on the seven-point amendment bill that was tabled earlier.

European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system despite the US company announcing changes to the installation process.

BIRGUNJ, Feb 13: The Birgunj Jail, that has been housing inmates double the number of inmates than its authorized capacity, has been facing safety and security issues for sometimes now.

Human concerns

February 13, 2017 00:25 am

We have become so self-centric and uncaring we do not bother to stop by the person crying for help in the street

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Brushing aside criticisms that the current government was insensitive toward the concerns of the northern neighbor, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat clarified that the government is fully considerate toward the sensitivities of both India and China.

MANCHESTER, Dec 13: During Manchester City's offseason of heavy spending, Pep Guardiola prioritized improving his midfield and wide areas rather than upgrading the team's defensive unit.

Indian rescue workers picked their way through the last of the mangled carriages of a derailed train on Monday to pull out more bodies from a disaster that killed at least 133 people and injured more than 200.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16: One of the world’s most popular means of communication, Facebook's (FB.O) WhatsApp, is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app on Monday, a move that comes as privacy advocates worry about the potential for stepped-up government surveillance under a Trump administration.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a three-day state visit to Nepal, has said that addressing the concerns of all the political parties while amending a constitution is in itself a challenging task.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Norwegian ambassador to Nepal Kjell Tormod Pettersen has called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter's office Singh Durbar today.

KIEV, Sept 19: Russia and Ukraine's political rivalry will extend into the world of football next year as they try to outdo each other in hosting two of the sport's biggest events.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is addressing Parliament on Friday.