Peace and injustice

November 21, 2019 08:49 am

Thirteen years ago on November 21, Nepal’s political parties made a breakthrough in peaceful resolution of the armed insurgency launched by Nepal Communist Party (Maoist). The parliamentary forces, in the face of repression by the direct rule of the King, stood together to extend hands with warring Maoists.

The fading topi culture

March 11, 2019 09:10 am

“Topi pasals that were once rare have now evolved in the market because of the  people following the topi fashion”, says Kamala Pradhan. Pradhan has been running a topi pasal at the heart of Bhaktapur for over five decades.

Bankers say the NBA decided to allow the member banks to fix their interest rates by removing the cap as many banks were already violating the cap by secretly offering higher rates.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal’s teenage sensation Sandeep Lamichhane was handed his first cap by Delhi Daredevils in their twelfth match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2018 in their home-ground Feroz Shah Kotla against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Lamichhane received the IPL debut cap by Daredevils coach and Australian legend Ricky Ponting.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) -- the umbrella organization of 28 commercial banks -- has decided to give continuity to the cap on fixed and saving deposit rates.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Anil Gurung is taking retirement from the national team duty after the clash against the Philippines on Tuesday.

Another feather on her cap

October 27, 2017 12:27 pm

The reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, has crossed the 20 million mark on Instagram. This Bajirao Mastani actress has exactly 20 million followers on the photo-sharing site currently and she was warm enough to thank her followers for the same.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Election Commission has prohibited the production, distribution and use of cap, sticker, t-shirt, bag and shawl bearing election symbol of any political parties in upcoming elections to House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

NAWALPARASI, Sept 11: The local authorities here are preparing to set up one traffic teacher for every school in view of the increasing road accidents at Kawasoti area of Nawalparasi.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) officials have hinted that the central bank may further reduce interest spread for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) from the monetary policy of the upcoming fiscal year 2017/18.

Thinking cap

February 21, 2017 00:45 am

The Election Commission has now made two vital proposals to the government, one  concerning the threshold to qualify as a national party and the other concerning the threshold for minimum number of votes for election into the parliament.

Cap of three

February 4, 2017 00:35 am

It is hard to understand why the three percent threshold provision that was incorporated in the 1990 constitution was removed, first in the Interim Constitution (2007) and then in the new constitution (2015).

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The fourth edition of the International Nepali Cap Day is being celebrated marking English New Year by wearing the traditional Nepali cap to evoke the Nepali way of life on Sunday.

Appeal for celebrating Nepali Cap Day

December 31, 2016 13:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The fourth edition of the International Nepali Cap Day has been announced to mark the New Year celebrations by wearing the traditional Nepali cap to evoke the Nepali way of life.

LONDON, Nov 5: Manchester City will have the chance to put daylight between themselves and their title rivals when the Premier League leaders try to cap a memorable week by beating Middlesbrough on Saturday.

New feather in NLIC’s cap

August 22, 2016 21:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nepal Life Insurance Company Ltd (NLIC) has received the ‘Best Managed Life Insurance Company’ award.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Deputy Governor Chintamani Shiwakoti has said that the central bank would review the provision of 7 percent spread cap on the cost of fund of microfinance institutions only if they feel any difficulty in implementation of the policy.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Bankers have revived calls for scrapping five percent interest spread that NRB imposed on bank and financial institutions (BFIs) in Fiscal Year 2013/14.