KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The concerned authorities have inaugurated two power distribution substations, each of 33/11 kV capacity, in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts. The substations were constructed under the Nepal-Germany Economic Support Programme.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported power worth over Rs 5.43 billion to India in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2023/24.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: The Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN) has voiced its concerns regarding the 'Electricity Bill 2080,' which aims to amend and consolidate Nepal's electricity laws.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 5: People's representatives from Madhesh Province have said federalism was being questioned because of the lack of devolution of power as per the constitution.

Kathmandu, Aug 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the incumbent government is on the path of creating a self-sufficient economy from power generation.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The seventh general convention of the Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) kicked off here today. The theme for the event is 'Labour power is the strength of the nation; respect labor'.

Power in the wrong hands

April 8, 2023 09:00 am

I am in my late sixties. I must say that I lost my age just as millions of other people in Nepal who have had maddening and awful lives in spite of Nepal becoming a beautiful and resourceful country due to political power in the wrong hands for decades, and the country mishandled and mismanaged terribly.

The next elections are scheduled for November 20. We all should take this as a golden opportunity and cast our ballots such that we don’t have to repent for the next five years. This is an opportunity which should not be missed. Let’s throw the snollygosters out of political offices and other positions of power. Let’s stop them this time.

Afghanistan and the United Nations

September 23, 2021 06:45 am

Was the US withdrawal from Afghanistan its defeat or a tactical move to refocus on a larger strategic contest it sees more seriously challenging its vital national interests and security?

LONDON, Feb 1: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other figures in the ruling party have been detained, a party spokesman said on Monday, after days of escalating tension with the powerful military had stirred fears of a coup.

Young people,who are under 18, were oriented to create art through different means such as poetry, storytelling, song, writing, and comics. The event aimed to provide a chance for marginalized girls and boys to express their voices and concerns to decision makers.

What we gained, what we lost

April 16, 2020 09:40 am

It was early in the afternoon of April 9 30 years ago, when the news reached Washington that King Birendra had agreed to replace Panchayat with multi-party democracy, the long-held demand of democracy activists in the country. Prior to the King’s surrender of absolute authority, tens of thousands of demonstrators had converged in Durbar Marg in front of the royal palace. Nearby, in front of the Annapurna Hotel, some demonstrators climbed on the statue of King Mahendra, to hang a shoe garland. The military personnel standing nearby had earlier warned that they would shoot anyone engaging in such mischief and, surely, they shot a number of demonstrators while climbing the statue. In the evolving mêlée, the military fired on the crowd randomly, killing some 150 demonstrators.

Media for change

January 30, 2020 08:06 am

Marshall McLuhan, the mid-20th century media visionary, whose statement “medium is the message” has been frequently quoted in the realm of media studies, predicted that people would be allured to using media as the major content than the content itself. In his book The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, McLuhan writes: “In fact, all man-made material things can be treated as extensions of what man once did with his body or some specialized part of his body.” His expression implies that human beings tend to envision and produce new technologies relevant and necessary for their times.

PALPA, Jan 28: A village in Palpa has started generating electricity from wind energy to supply power to more than 100 households of the area.

Power to youth

August 24, 2019 00:30 am

Grassroots level policy-making and activism can truly transform Nepali youth and Nepal

Train your brain

August 9, 2019 08:21 am

Just like the rest of your body, your brain too needs regular “exercise” in order to function at its best. And it’s important to start now to prevent your cognitive skills from declining as you age. We bring to you some scientifically proven ways in which you can enhance your brain power.

SYDNEY, August 7: NATO needs to understand the implications of China’s rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

Speaking truth to power

August 7, 2019 00:30 am

Presidents need an intelligence director they can trust, but can the rest of the government trust that director to speak truth to power?

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that power is temporary but truth is permanent and unbeatable.

KATHMANDU, July 28: A parliamentary committee has found that embankments in the flood-prone southern plains were constructed on the basis of access to the corridors of power rather than as per the need on the ground. This has led to flood risk in the settlements of economically deprived communities.

50 Cent said he thinks ‘Power’ being overlooked by the Emmys over the years was racial despite the success of popular Starz series that has a prominently black cast.

Power and interdependence

July 8, 2019 01:00 am

Even if other countries are unable to extricate themselves from US networks of interdependence in the short term, incentives to do so will strengthen in the longer run

Power of sports

July 6, 2019 00:30 am

Nepal’s teams and athletes are still the underdogs like the Raptors and Warriors many years ago. But change is possible

The power of conversations

May 24, 2019 08:59 am

The dilemma one faces at a young age is about what one should do in their lives. Too many interests or sometimes too few, the quandary is draining and tiring. To address this very state of confusion,

Don’t curtail powers of NHRC

April 22, 2019 02:00 am

We wonder why K P Sharma Oli’s government is committing one after another mistake on safeguarding freedom and strengthening constitutional institutions.

DARCHULA, April 8: Upper Naugarh Gad Small Hydroelectric Project (8 MW) of Darchula is starting power generation by mid-May.

Humanity and power

April 7, 2019 00:25 am

Humanity and power have an inverse relationship.  If that sounds like too strong an opinion, let us see two related examples. First, the Armed Police Force’s vehicle escorting Lokendra Bahadur Chand brushed a scooter riding female in the street. The police vehicle did not stop to check if the scooter rider was alright.

SEOUL, Feb 19: In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.

CDOs still powerful under federal setup

February 10, 2019 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Even after the advent of the new constitution in 2015 and elections at local, provincial and federal levels in 2017 to institutionalize federalism in the country, the representatives of the federal government at the districts in the form of Chief District Officers (CDOs) still enjoy huge powers ranging from judicial to executive.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As part of implementing the federal system, the Ministry of Health and Population has devolved its various structures and rights to the provincial governments.

Solar over hydro

January 22, 2019 01:30 am

Without a massive and concerted effort to develop solar power, unmet electricity demand will continue to plague the energy sector, the economy, and the nation at large

Misuse of power under PM’s nose

December 18, 2018 02:00 am

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli spares no opportunity to express commitment to root out all forms of corruption from the country. In public speeches, he reiterates that zero tolerance against corruption is one of the key agendas of his government.


November 27, 2018 09:14 am

Red is a color of blood and love, which is inseparable from any creature. Don’t make red stand as a color of difference, let it symbolize love and power!

More power to you

November 2, 2018 09:09 am

We all want and talk about change but how many of us are actually willing to do something to bring about the transformation we seek in the society? Today, it is heartwarming to see many individuals who have taken it upon themselves to do whatever they can to uplift those who are in need of it and thus change their communities and nation one idea at a time.

Politics for power

October 23, 2018 01:00 am

Nepal’s political parties, despite doing a lot for political change, have not been able to develop much-needed political culture

Priorities for power

October 9, 2018 01:30 am

Nepal can substitute almost 50 percent of imports of petroleum products and coal, if the government accords priority to development of hydropower and renewable energy

BRISTOL, Aug 3: He's spent more than half his life representing Nepal on a cricket field, starting with his first match captaining an Under-17 side against Bangladesh in February 2001. So it's understandable that 34-year-old Shakti Gauchan's legs might have felt a bit weary as he took the field as one of Nepal's first eleven ODI cricketers on Wednesday.

BEVERLY HILLS, July 29: It was Kendrick Lamar’s friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz’s “Power,” but Lamar came ready to work.

UDAYAPUR, July 18: After being compelled to stay without electricity for three weeks, locals of Triyuga Municipality, Khaijanpur encircled the office of the National Electricity Authority (NEA) here Tuesday accusing NEA of not repairing a damaged transformer.

CHITWAN, July 13:Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)'s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that national and international forces were making efforts to weaken the communist power in Nepal.

TRISHULI, July 13: A technical team comprising over 15 people from the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been working to repair damages caused by a fire to two hydropower stations based in Nuwakot district.

Path to power

July 11, 2018 01:00 am

We need to do adequate homework to reduce the cost of production of hydropower so that the goal of affordable energy can be achieved

NEPALGUNJ, July 8: Two people were killed and three others were injured in Fattepur of Banke district last Saturday after being electrocuted. The incident happened after power line transmitting high voltage snapped and touched another power line transmitting low voltage power to residences. Because of the high voltage, electricity meter and equipments in many households were burned along with claiming lives of three pigs, a cow and a buffalo in the same locality.

In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4: In a stunning fall from grace, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of extensive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has asserted that the government has given top priority to expanding the technical education and the work of establishing technical high schools in each province has been forwarded.

Youth power

June 26, 2018 08:44 am

Hey youth, You are the real developer of the nation It’s the time for vision and creation

MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Current power outage in Thamel and adjoining areas would end after 5 PM, according to Nepal Electricity Authority. The area’s power supply has been cut off for maintenance of 11 KV transmission line.

UDAYAPUR, JUNE 20: Government-run Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd (UCIL), producer of Gaida cement, is facing losses due to irregular supply of electricity, officials of the company have said.