KATHMANDU, Nov 12 : Senior Nepali Congress leaders have expressed dissatisfaction over the nomination of Bijay Kumar Gachhadar as the vice-president of the party.

Speak against sexual harassment

October 1, 2018 01:00 am

There is still a silence around talking about sexual harassment including eve teasing, violation of personal space, prolonged staring among others

Rage further against rape

August 6, 2018 02:00 am

Rape devastates girls and women, causing great physical and psychological harm on them. And yet this heinous crime against our sisters and daughters continues unabated.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: An independent group of youths from Dolpa district has vented their ire against the plan of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field senior leader Bam Dev Gautam in a re-poll after forcing the elected lawmaker from the district Dhan Bahadur Budha to resign.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As Nepal scored 85 runs losing just 1 wicket, chasing the target of 190 runs, it was in strong position at this stage of Nepal’s debut One Day International (ODI) match. It was another commanding performance by Nepali bowlers in alien conditions like the Netherlands to limit the opposition from free stroke-making in its home ground.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government is preparing to implement the subsidized loan scheme for youths interested to start business by pledging their academic certificates as collaterals within the next two months.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: While the parliamentary hearings on proposed chief justice Deepak Raj Joshee had earlier become a knotty issue, lawmakers from the ruling party have gathered more evidence, making it more difficult to get him endorsed by the parliamentary committee.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, is staging protests across the country against the government’s authoritarian and undemocratic decisions. In Kathmandu, senior leaders of the party will address a mass that will convene at 2:30 PM.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Three women lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress have tabled a motion of urgent public importance in parliament, demanding stringent action against the owner of the Jhapa-based B&C Medical College Durga Prasain for his controversial remarks about female Nepali students pursuing medical education in Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Animal rights activists have filed a writ petition at Supreme Court against the merciless transport of the livestock used for the meat products.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Parliamentarians have demanded the government step up its efforts to arrest the culprit(s) involved in the rape and murder of 13 year Nirmala Panta of Bhimdutta municipality-2 in the federal parliamentarian meeting today.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal Students' Union (NSU) today staged a sit-in protest at Baluwatar against the rise in commodity prices.

Complaint registered against Prasai

July 27, 2018 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, July 27: A complaint has been filed against Durga Prasai, the executive director of the Jhapa-based B&C Medical College, demanding that Prasai be booked as per the law for his irresponsible statement against Nepali female students studying medical science in Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Income tax collection saw a shortfall of 7.33 percent against the target of Rs 149 billion in the last Fiscal Year 2017/18. The revenue collection stood at only Rs 140 billion that had witnessed a whopping growth of 18 percent in the previous Fiscal Year 2016/17.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Supporters of Dr. Govinda KC staged protest against the government’s delay to save his life and fulfill his demands. Dr. KC has been on his 15th hunger strike for the past 25 days, the longest so far. The Today, Nepali Congress's district committees staged protests against the government at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, July 24:Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has spoken of the need of paying attention to the implementation of standards against money laundering.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against 57 taxis and private cars operating at Tribhuvan International Airport. The Division rounded up these many vehicles from July 20 to 23.

BARBADOS, July 24: Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended after a woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where the player was allegedly present. The 27-year-old opening batsman was suspended before the fourth day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQC) has not yet taken any action against dairy producers even though it has been almost a months since harmful chemicals were found in samples of packaged milk produced by them.

KATHMANDU, July 24:Claiming that news reports published in Nagarik daily about the court proceedings on a defamation suit filed by the then Managing Director of Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Khadka against Nagarik daily was defamatory, Khadka’s attorney-in-fact has filed a contempt of court case against Nagarik.

JANAKPURDHAM, July 24: Students studying in various community schools of Dhanusha have expressed their solidarity with the campaign to curb child marriage.

Leaders, celebrities and supporters march for Dr. Govinda KC and against the government's decisions.

KATHMANDU, JULY 20: Heritage conservation activists have staged a protest against the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to demolish Bag Durbar, a neoclassical architectural palace in the capital that also served as KMC's main office, instead of retrofitting it. About 40 conservation activists gathered in front of KMC office on Friday, demanding that the metropolis withdraw its decision to demolish the building.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) took to the streets on Thursday to protest against the government’s apathy toward addressing the demands of Dr Govinda KC.

JUMLA, July 19: The government has decided to forcefully airlift Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu against his will.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The main opposition Nepali Congress has announced fresh protest against the KP Sharma Oli-led government. Issuing a press statement by party general secretary Shashanka Koirala on Tuesday, the party has decided to organize a protest rally at all district headquarters on July 31 against the incumbent government accusing it for endorsing policies against public sentiments.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board and traders at Kalimati market have submitted their statements at Kathmandu District Court on Monday, regarding a case filed by the traders against the board. It is likely that the court will take one or two more days to give its verdict on the case.

Sacred Games row: Sartaj Singh aka Saif Ali Khan also ended his long kept silence over the controversy and claimed that the freedom of speech seems to have been killed as one might end up losing his life for expressing his opinions over a topic or an issue.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) on Sunday started a campaign to make jaywalkers aware about traffic rules. The campaign was started after the MTPD realized an increase in accidents at an alarming rate caused by jaywalkers.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Various alliances and associations have urged the government to address pressing demands that have caught attention of the country; the fast unto death of Dr. Govinda KC, Ganga Maya’s search for justice and removing prohibitory orders on selected protest areas.

PALPA, July 10: Bagnaskali rural municipality of Palpa has started to provide loans to promote self employment in agriculture and animal husbandry after youths present their education certificates as collateral.

Activism against Section 377 began in the early 90s when NGOs and health workers, primarily working against HIV/AIDS, alleged that the law was being used to persecute them and hamper the distribution of condoms

The people present in the Pashupatinath temple premises seemed curious seeing a priest, donned in a red colored top, performing rituals to initiate the Trishul Jatra at Bastsaleswori. He was offering flowers, vermilion powder, fruits and incenses to the ‘khat’, a wooden palanquin, and in the meantime preparing for a sheep sacrifice. It was also evident that the onlookers were hyped for the upcoming events.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The private schools have been charging admission fees for grade 11 against the rules. The schools are reportedly charging Rs 20,000 to 35,000 as admission fees in Grade 11. The Education Act 2017 has categorized Grade 0 to 12 as school education. Once the student is enrolled in a class of a school, the student doesn't have to pay admission fees till Grade 12 in the same school.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of running the state affairs in an arbitrary way.

KATHMANDU, July 5: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking annulment of the government’s decision to designate prohibited zones.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Judicial Council (JC) headed by Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has decided on Wednesday to probe against Kathmandu District Court Judge Amrit Bahadur Basnet over his controversial decision to grant bail to an accused who faces fraud charges for misappropriating billions of rupees.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Heritage conversation activists have warned to knock the door of the court if the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office does not withdraw its decision to demolish Bag Durbar, the neoclassical architectural palace which also served as KMC main office, instead of retrofitting it.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has decided to voice against KP Sharma Oli led government’s undemocratic practices on five fronts: parliament, streets, media, social media and peaceful protest.

KATHMANDU, July 4: CDS and Clearing Ltd (CDSCL) has cautioned investors against downloading or using a mobile application named ‘Mero Share’ developed by the little-known developer Little d Business.  Mero Share is a service provided by the CDSCL through which investors can see their transactions details in their demat account online.

MOSCOW, July 3: Gareth Southgate is set to make nine changes to his side for England's crunch World Cup last-16 clash with Colombia.

Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering microclimates produced by trees.

KABUL, June 30: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a formal end to his government’s ceasefire with the Taliban on Saturday but called on the insurgents to agree to full peace talks following a three-day truce during this month’s Eid holiday.

One fine Friday evening, as I was scrolling down my Facebook page, a video caught my attention. Someone had shared a post that showed a woman being beaten and dragged on to the floor in accusation for practicing witchcraft. This video was from the far west Nepal, and people were sharing it all over the social media.

The Euro 2016 winners finished second in their group, behind Spain, and meet the South American side in the next round.

EUROPE, June 28: Lafarge is a French industrial company specializing in three major products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete. The court is probing a case involving the Lafarge's Jalabiya plant, which operated in northern Syria between 2013 and 2014 when the territory was controlled by the Daesh* terrorist group.

RUSSIA, June 28: The name of Lionel Messi is on everyone’s lips in the French camp as Les Bleus gear up for a seismic clash with Argentina in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday.

ST PETERSBURG, June 26: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli denied reports of divisions between players and management in his squad and said they would finally get their World Cup campaign properly underway in their crucial Group D match against Nigeria on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The National Vigilance Centre (NVC) has recommended action against 1,668 employees not coming to the office on time and not wearing the formal dress.